Windows 10: how to install and use a PlayStation emulator?

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Do you dream of playing your old games like Final Fantasy 7, Tekken 3 or Metal Gear Solid Tactical Espionage Action again, but you no longer have a PlayStation? You can download an emulator on your PC. Here's how to install and use ePSXe, available for free download!

old games PlayStation do you miss? We show you how to play it on your PC with Windows 10 by downloading a emulator ! For our tutorial, we'll be using ePSXe, which is available for free download.



How to install ePSXe emulator on Windows 10?

To be able to play your old games, we will see how to download the ePSXe emulator and use it on your PC. To install the ePSXe emulator:

  • Download the application by clicking on this link

  • Unzip the archive to a folder where it can stay
  • Launch ePSXe by double-clicking the application icon.

Now that you have it installed, let's get to the setup. On first launch, you will see a warning asking you to install a Playstation Bios. ePSXe comes with a default Bios, but this is limited. Hence the interest of getting an original Bios.

Obviously you can extract it from a PlayStation if you have one, which could be the subject of a future tutorial. Otherwise, you have to get the Bios from a friend's console. Google is your friend. In short, once the file is in your possession:

    • Select the Bios and click on Next


  • If you have an Nvidia or AMD graphics card, select Pete鈥檚 OpenGL2 GPU core 2.0.0 then click OK


  • Choose the default driver then click on Next

  • Select ePSXe CDR WNT / W2K core 2.0.0 and Next

  • Click on Controller 1 and Controller 2 if you want to customize the keys and press OK then Next.

ePSXe is fully configured. You just have to press Completed to start playing!

How to use ePSXe emulator on Windows 10?

You have two options, either the original game CD or the game ISO. Of course, in the latter case, so that it doesn't look like piracy, you obviously have to own the original game. To start playing:

  • Click on File and Launch an ISO and select your ROM or insert an original CD into your drive and click File and Launch the CDROM.


A few tips

To exit the emulator, press Escape. You will be taken back to the main screen. From here you can adjust the options. To return to the game, click on Launch and Continue.

In the main menu, you can save and load games from the menu Launch. If you are playing with multiple CDs and need to move on to the next one, click File and Change disc.


Also note that ePSXe can be enhanced with graphics and sound plugins. You are now ready to play your old PlayStation games on PC. If you liked this tutorial, also find out how to use the Dualshock 4 via Bluetooth or USB with a PS4 controller on PC.

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