Playstation 2 Emulator for Mac

While checking out SpeedofMac I stumbled on this Playstation 2 Emulator for Mac OSX. This is a port of  the Windows Playstation 2 emulator PCSX2. Grab the download from the Box File Widget or head over to the PCSX2 Mac homepage. You will need to set it up before you can start gaming.

Here is the How To Guide from the website. If you still have trouble check out this Forum.

This is the comprehensive guide to installing and running pcsx2/mac on your mac.

The process is straightforward, let’s first install all necessary packages

  • NVidia CG framework
    Download the package for Mac OS X here. Mount the disk image and double-click on the installer. Follow the instruction to install the Framework.
  • xQuartz – This is not needed for Snow Leopard release
    To run Pcsx2, you need X11 but not the one that comes with Leopard/Tiger. You can download the latest release of X11 from the XQuartz Project page. Double-click on the package to install it.
  • PCSX2/mac + plugins
    The latest package is for Snow Leopard here. This will install all the necessary runtime libs and put the application bundle into your /Applications folder. The rest is as simple as double clicking it.
    You can also find the Leopard package here

All troubleshooting/running questions – please ask at forums –

About Mac Emulators
I am an Old School gamer with roots in emulation and gaming. I love video games, but mostly I love the old ones from our past. Emulation is a way to experience all these old games on your personal computer.

13 Responses to Playstation 2 Emulator for Mac

  1. Pingback: Playstation 2 Emulator for Mac « Mac Emulators Blog |

  2. G.N.R.S.U says:

    could you tell me the game name in your screenshot?

  3. Chris says:

    Definitely one of the first playable parts of Final Fantasy XII. Graphics look slightly degraded, but that’s definitely the game.

  4. Feman says:

    Does it run roms?

  5. FRANTIK says:

    Can someone please email me the cg framework osx file. as the site linked isnt on it anymore i think. and i have looked for ulternative places to download but have been unsuccessful. if anyone has it please send to cheers.

  6. Reg says:

    Where is the bios for the leopard package?

    • Mac Emulators says:

      Try their webpage or copy/dump the bios from your own personal PS2 machine. Google how to do it or chose free will and …

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