How To Play PlayStation 1 Games On Your PC

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So you want to revisit some of your favourite classics or maybe you have been told about innovative titles that are a must-play. Well in this tutorial I will have you up and running in no time.

Specs:

  • Analog Joystick
  • Controller
  • Memory Card
  • Link Cable
  • Mouse with Pad
  • RFU Adaptor
  • Multitap Unit
  • R3000A
  • 32 bit RISC processor
  • Clock- 33.8688MHz
  • Operating performance – 30 MIPS
  • Instruction Cache – 4 KB
  • Data Cache – 1 KB
  • BUS – 132 MB/sec.
  • Data Transfer Rate (DMA TO RAM) 150 KB/sec. (Normal) 300 KB/sec. (Double speed)
  • Maximum Capacity – 660 Megabytes
  • Features Audio CD play XA Interactive Audio
  • Control Pad Two control pad connectors Expandable with multitap connector
  • Backup RAM Two removable cards 128 KB Flash Memory OS support for File Save, Retrieve and Remove
  • Serial Port I/O Link Cable Connectivity
  • Main RAM: 2 Megabytes Video RAM: 1 Megabyte Sound RAM: 512 Kilobytes CD ROM buffer: 32 Kilobytes OS ROM: 512 Kilobytes
  • 24 Channels
  • 44.1KHz sample rate
  • PCM audio source
  • Digital effects include: Envelope Looping Digital Reverb
  • Load up to 512K of sampled waveforms Supports MIDI Instruments

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The first thing you’ll need to acquire is the ePSXe emulator. For a trusted download source please use their official website ePSXe.

Take ePSXe and unzip it to a folder destination you feel is more recognizable such as “Sony PlayStation”. This next step I can’t help directly due to legal reasons. You need to get the PSX bios files with a quick google search or some friends in a gaming community you should be able to find these bios quite quickly if you are North American you will want NTSC games. The bios you will want are called.

Bios

  • SCPH – 1000 [NTSC-J]
  • SCPH – 1001 [NTSC-U/C]
  • SCPH – 1002 [PAL]

You can drop these in your ePSXe bios folder, If you don’t have one you can create one just called bios.

Now that we see the main ePSXe open make sure to navigate to “Config” and fun the “Wizard Guide”.

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Now that we have that Wizard out of the way you’ll want to go into your Video, Sound and Controller settings.

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First of all I’d like to state that if you boot ePSXe through steam, steam will do most of the config for you opting to have the Xinput already set up for you. If this is not an option for you. You’ll need to open the controller port settings and manually add the buttons you want selected. Keep in mind that if you play light gun games or games with special accessories this is where you’ll find to change to them.

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Sound options are pretty straight forward, I would suggest keeping Normal Latency unless for some reason you find these options need adjusting for your personal set up.

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This may seem overwhelming for most and you can copy my setup completely but please understand that some changes might affect your overall results. The two settings I suggest to NOT change is Threading Mode and Use FPS limit. Emulation needs to try and emulate the hardware to play the software this being said trying to offer more threading often will cause hiccups in some games such as audio and video hitching. Some games push higher than 30fps but most don’t. If you turn Use FPS limit off the emulator will attempt to play at your max frame rate which is often to fast and will result in an unplayable mess or a crash. Don’t forget if you don’t like Scanlines just uncheck the box.

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There are a few ways to play your games depending on if you have them on disc or on hard-drives. My preferred method is using the gamelist.

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You can even Get Covers to seek out and give your games their cover art within this list. Please note that your gamelist can only search one folder deep. All this means is if you have a “games” folder and inside you have “Metal Gear Solid” as a folder make sure the game is directly inside that folder or else it won’t detect the game. If you have Metal Gear Solid and then inside Metal Gear Solid VR Missions as a folder inside it won’t see this game. The counter to this is simply use the iso browser and find it manually and open your game.

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There we have it you are up and running and ready to play games! There are always advanced features and hotkeys while in game if you wish to discuss them feel free to do so on the Cim Boards.

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