How to Play PS2 Games on a Laptop or PC Smoothly

You don't have a PS2, but miss the games there? Stay cool. On this occasion, Dunia Games will give you tips on how to play PS2 on a laptop. You also don't have to worry if you're still using a potato laptop, because the author tries to give you the optimal settings so that the game runs smoothly.

Download PCSX2 on your Laptop or PC


How to play PS2 on a laptop, the first thing you have to do is to download PCSX2. It's very easy to download it too! You just need to visit https://pcsx2.net/ then look for the “Download Get PCSX2 here” button and select the OS you are using. If you have selected the OS, the next step is to download PCSX2.

This download process does not take much time, guys, because the file size is only 6.9 MB. And, if it has been downloaded, then you can directly install the software.

PCSX2 Install and Setup Process on Laptop

Enter how to play PS2 on the second stage of the laptop, which is to install PCSX2. When you open the results of the downloaded program, there will be a "normal installation" and "portable installation" option, the author recommends that you choose the normal installation and continue until you find the configuration as shown in the image below.

In this configuration section, you can click PAD and select the controller you want to use to play, whether it's a keyboard or a joystick. If so, you can click "next" and go to the BIOS configuration page.

Well, you can't directly play PS2 on a laptop because PCSX2 requires a BIOS to start it. So, your next step is to download the PCSX2 BIOS first.

If you have, you move the BIOS files into the C:\Documents\PCSX2\bios folder as shown in the image above.

Then, you can return to the BIOS configuration page and click "refresh list". Later, PCSX2 will automatically detect the BIOS that you have put in that folder. If it is loaded, you can directly select the BIOS USA only and click "OK".

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How to Play PS2 on a Laptop Using PCSX2

If you have successfully passed the BIOS configuration hold, later you will be faced with a PCSX2 display like the one above. Here, you can directly select the games you want to play.

But before you can play PS2 on a laptop, you must first download the ISO file of the game you want to play. This game ISO file has also been widely distributed on the internet and you can look for it. The sizes also vary, ranging from 1 GB to 4 GB, so be a bit patient if you want to play the game.

After downloading, you can go directly to CDVC -> Browse and select the ISO that you downloaded earlier.

After that, go to "System" and select "Boot/Reboot CDVD (full)". Later, PCSX2 will load your game and you can play now.

Optimize Playing PS2 on Laptop Using PCSX2

In order for the game to be smoother and you feel comfortable, an optimization method is needed in PCSX2. Please also note, this optimization also depends on the specifications of your laptop. You can click on the “Config” tab and select “Emulation Settings”.

On the GS Window page, you can choose the screen ratio you want to use. If you don't want to be disturbed by the appearance of other software, you can directly select a 16:9 screen ratio with just a window size according to the capabilities of your laptop, for example the author uses 1366x786. If it has been determined, you just select "apply".

The next step, you can press the "Config" tab again then point the cursor to Video (GS) and click "Plugin Settings". Here, you can set the maximum capacity of the laptop you have, or follow the author's settings below.

If you don't have Direct3D11, you can use Direct3D9 (Hardware) or DirectD10 (Hardware) to maximize the performance of the games you play.

Advantages of Playing PS2 on a Laptop

Although the method is a bit complicated (for beginners), but there are many advantages that you can get when playing PS2 games on a laptop, such as being able to play anywhere, you don't need a TV to play, to games that can be obtained easily via Internet.

In addition, the graphical display when using an emulator such as PCSX2 will be maximized -- especially if you have high-end specifications. But a little advice, make sure you have a joystick to make playing more fun.

Well, that's how to play PS2 on a laptop for those of you who might miss games when you were little. Don't forget to check out hundreds of interesting PS2 game recommendations if you're interested in trying. For those of you who don't want to miss information and tips and tricks about games every day, you can follow Dunia Games' social media accounts right now.

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