PCSX Reloaded is a cross-platform PlayStation 1 emulator with which we can enjoy our on our computer. Unlike other emulators that you can find on the net, PCSX has a simple and intuitive interface.
Being in this way a good option to enjoy our games from the comfort of our computer. This emulator has its own version of the PS1 BIOSTherefore, some of the features will not be functional for you. An example is being able to use memory cards.
This is the only drawback, so if you want to enjoy all the benefits of this emulator you will have to get the BIOS of the PS1 on the network, for legal reasons I cannot tell you how, but doing a little search you can find it in the network and at your own discretion.
How to install PCSX-Reloaded on Ubuntu
If you are a user of the most current version of Ubuntu or previous versions up to 16.04, you can do the installation directly from the official Ubuntu repositories. This process also applies to Ubuntu-based distributions.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pcsxr
Download and compile PCSX-Reloaded from source code
If for some reason you didn't find the PCSX package in the repositories, I'll you can download the emulator from this link.
We just have to make sure have the necessary dependencies so as not to have any problems during the execution of the program.
We install the dependencies with:
sudo apt-get install gawk mawk gcc gcc-multilib gcc-4.5 gcc-4.5-base gcc-4.5-locales gcc-4.5-multilib gcc-4.5-plugin-dev intltool intltool-debian gettext gettext-base liblocale-gettext-perl libgettext-ruby1.8 perl perl-base perl-modules libperl5.10 pkg-config libxml2 libxml2-dev libxml2-utils python-libxml2 libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-data libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-bin libgtk2.0-common python-gtk2 libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-0 libglade2-dev python-glade2 libsdl-sge-dev libsdl-perl libsdl-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl-console-dev libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-sound1.2-dev gstreamer0.10-sdl libsdl-ocaml-dev libsdl-pango-dev libguichan-sdl-0.8.1-1 zlib-bin zlib1g zlib1g-dev libxvmc1 libxv-dev libxv1 libxcb-xv0 libxcb-xtest0 subversion libtool nasm libbz2-dev automake autoconf libxxf86vm-dev x11proto-record-dev libxtst-dev libgmp3-dev libcdio-dev libsndfile1-dev
Now we only proceed to unzip the file and from the terminal we place ourselves on the folder that is left. To install the program on our system.
reset && cd $HOME cd Descargas cd pcsrx-1.9.93 autoreconf -f -i && ./configure --enable-opengl && make && sudo make install && sudo ldconfig && reset
How to configure PCSX-Reloaded
Once the installation of the emulator on the system is finished, we look for and execute the emulator from the menu of our system. The first thing will be to configure the emulator according to our system. We can do it from the graphical interface of the emulator in the options menu Configuration -> Plugins & BIOS.
Here we can make the adjustments that we may require, from changing the version of the video driver, the sound plugins, adjusting the joysticks, gamepads and / or the keymaps.
At Lóleo Eventos, Gamepad option, we do the adjusting the keymaps Depending on our choice, you can leave the default settings for the PS1 controllers or reorder them at your convenience.
In the BIOS option this is where you can change the BIOS with which the emulator will work, as I mentioned earlier, the emulator brings its own BIOS by default, but in this option we can try some that are on the net.
Finished the settings alone We click on Close so that they are saved.
Finally, to run a game in the options menu under "File", we load the file to start enjoying our favorite title.
PCSX offers us the possibility of running our titles in different formats such as:
- From the game's Executables.
- From the original CD
- From an ISO file, bin, img, mdf.
Finally, if during the game we have to save it, we have two options:
- The first is the classic one that the game offers us directly, to save it in a memory card slot.
- The second is offered by the emulator that allows us to save the game, where it is, it is as if the game was frozen and with the possibility of resuming it, as if we had only paused it.
We do this by pressing the ESC key and then go to the menu Emulator-> Save State. And to resume the game in Emulator-> Load State.
PCSX-Reloaded is undoubtedly a good option in terms of entertainment with games from the 90s to the 2000s.