Connectix Virtual Game Station

Back in the day, a company called Connectix produced a great Playstation emulator for Mac OSX called Virtual Game Station. Sony stepped in and bought the company out and shut them down. It is fairly easy to find the demo on the internet, but I’ve found something better. I found a couple different files. CVGS seems like the installer for the Full Version, otherwise there is also an original copy of the disc that was produced at the time. Download either or and see if it works out for you but remember, it only works for folks using OS9 with Power PC Apple computers. Some folks with Intel based OSX computers have gotten it to load up in SheepShaver, but they haven’t gotten it to run a game yet. Download the files in the Box File Widget or from the following links. Cheers!

Download the Original Disc Image (Archive of Playstation Emulators for Mac)


PCSXR – PCSX Reloaded for Mac 1.9.92






PCSX Reloaded for Mac OSX deserves some mentioning today as it’s been a quite some time since I’ve blogged about it. PCSX Reloaded has not been updated since Aug 5, 2005. It sits at version 1.9.92 and can be downloaded from the Box File Widget or from their homepage.

PCSX-Reloaded Updated

PCSX-Reloaded, the Playstation emulator, saw an updated a few days ago. It is now at version 1.9.92 and you can download it from the homepage or from the Box File Widget. This emulator is still in Beta phase so, expect a few bugs. Let’s check out some of the changes.

– Many fixes/changes to the core and Internal HLE BIOS.
– Root counters code has been rewritten.
– Use GTE code from PCSX-Revolution Project which improved accuracy.
– Added netplay plugin for *NIX (based on netSock).
– Native support for FreeBSD and Solaris.
– Replaced HIDInput and CDDeviceInterface plugins with dfinput/dfcdrom for Mac OS X.
– PPF patching support.
– Other minor bugfixes/tweaks.

PCSX Reloaded (Preliminary Mac Support)

After check the release notes for PCSX Reloaded I noticed that there has been “preliminary Mac OSX support added”. I have added the linux versions of this newly updated Playstation emulator to the Box File Widget. Please remember that there are 32bit and 64bit versions. If you have a Core 2 Duo you can go ahead and try the 64bit version. Make sure you have the X11 and needed support for running linux programs on your Mac. Let’s check out the release notes.

  • Fixed FF7 Chocobo Racing crash bug with Internal HLE BIOS.
  • Fixed freeze issue with Japanese version of I.Q. Final.
  • Better support for Alcohol 120% .mdf/.mds images.
  • Input plugin has been rewritten using SDL for GNU/Linux port.
  • Prelimiary Mac OS X (Intel) support (may contain bugs and dynarec is still not working yet).
  • Hide the GNOME panels in fullscreen mode when using the OpenGL plugin.
  • GTK UI: Added a toolbar in mainwindow, improved Memory Card dialog box.
  • Added Telnet-based debugger (based on PCSX CVS). Removed PCSX-df debugger.
  • Added Portuguese (Brazilian) translation (courtesy of Tibério Vítor).
  • Other minor bugfixes/tweaks.