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.

18 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. kuroba takeuchi says:

    can this work properly on 2011 13″ macbook pro?
    it only got intelHD for vga.. =W=;””

  5. jake says:

    that almost looks like champions: return to arms but hard to tell, i haven’t played since i was little.

  6. Feman says:

    Does it run roms?

  7. 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.

  8. 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 …

  9. GamerEye says:

    I hope someday we can see a good working ps2 emulator on mac os that runs the majority of commercial games. Until then, I suppose we have bootcamp,

  10. I tested this emulator with this specs:
    AMD E2 APU 1,7 GHz Dual-Core, 2 GB RAM and 1GB GPU HD Radeon.
    with a few optimization, I got 60 fps on video and 46-56 fps for in-game. I tested Kingdom hearts Chain of Memories

  11. Jason Petterman says:

    Is the mac version still under development? I read at this site

    that it is still in the alpha stage and not even an offical release!
    what is another good emulator with better support?

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