EPSXe playstation emulator

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ePSXe (enhanced PSX emulator) is a PlayStation emulator for x86-based PC hardware with Microsoft Windows or Linux, as well as devices running Android. It was written by three authors, using the aliases Calb, _Demo_ and Galtor. ePSXe is closed source with the exception of the application programming interface (API) for its plug-ins.


Warning: The installation and use of this emulator requires a Sony PlayStation BIOS file. You may not use such a file to play games in a PSX emulator if you do not own a Sony PlayStation, Sony PSOne or Sony PlayStation 2 console. Owning the BIOS image without owning the actual console is a violation of copyright law. You have been warned.

Install epsxeAUR from AUR, along with any plugins. Also, you should have a legally obtained BIOS file handy.

Add yourself to the games group:

# usermod -G games -a USERNAME

If the group does not exist, create it first:

# groupadd games

Run epsxe from the menu shortcut or by typing 'epsxe' into a terminal.


Configure video and sound by going to Config > Video and Config > Sound respectively, and configuring the plugins you want. Verify that they are working by clicking the Test buttons in each of the windows.

The CD-ROM path should be set by default. You can check it by going to Config > Cdrom.

Set up the controls for player one by going to Config > Game Pad > Port 1 > Pad 1.


Run a game from your CD-ROM by clicking File > Run CDROM.

Load up a game from an ISO by clicking File > Run ISO.

You can manipulate game states by going to Run > Save State (F1) and Run > Load State (F3), or using the hotkeys F1 and F3.


xgl2 plugin does not work

You will have to install nvidia-utils, if running from a 32-bit chroot.

Sound device not found

If the sound plugin does not work and you are using alsa, run:

# modprobe snd-pcm-oss

See also