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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. In most jurisdictions, 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 as it is a violation of copyright law.

Install epsxeAUR, along with any plugins. Also, you should have a legally obtained BIOS file handy and place them in ~/.epsxe/bios.

Add yourself to the games user group. If the group does not exist, create it first.


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.


Sound device not found

If the sound plugin does not work and you are using ALSA, see Advanced Linux Sound Architecture#OSS compatibility.;

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