This tutorial is devoted to the pSX emulator for Windows, which works to its maximum capacity right out of the box. It is the best tool for those gamers who do not want to bother themselves with the plug-in system of ePSXe. You will learn how to play your favorite games via the CD-ROM or via playstation roms. It is a pretty efficient and straightforward PlayStation 1 emulator. If you have a slow or old computer, this is the emulator you need.
If you want to boot PlayStation games, you will require the PlayStation BIOS. You have to download the pSX emulator and the BIOS. Do not forget to name the downloaded BIOS as the “_ip” file extension to “zip”.
Let’s take a look at what you should do after downloading the BIOS:
- You have to extract the BIOS from the ZIP file. You must create a folder “BIOS” and drag the data there, as shown below:
- Open the pSX emulator. Go to the “File” and press the “Configuration.”
- Press the “BIOS” tab. Then you must press the “…” button. Select the BIOS file and press “Open.”
- Finally, press “OK” and close pSX. Note that next time when you open the emulator, it will be appropriately set to load the desired PlayStation game.
How To Install The pSX Emulator?
A pSX emulator is standalone software. That is why it does not require an install wizard. The process of installation is straightforward. You will have to extract pSX from the zip file. It is essential to mention that pSX should be placed in the shared folder on your PC, for example, “Documents,” “Downloads,” or you can create a folder on the desktop. Otherwise, it can be restricted to read-only access only, and you will not be able to save anything.
- To open pSX, double-click on
- You have to get all the contents of the zip file extracted.
- Double-click on “DXSETUP.EXE” to launch the installation process.
- Press “I accept” > “Next” > “Next” > “Finish.”
How To Set Up The Keyboard/Gamepad?
- Start with going to “File” and “Configuration.”
- Press the “Controllers” tab.
- You have to press the button which you want to reconfigure; then, you must press the keyboard key/gamepad button in case you would like to change it as well.
- Once you have reconfigured all the desired buttons, press “OK.”
How To Load pSX ISOs?
- Make sure that you have already set up the BIOS.
- Now, you have to download PS1 ISOs. Usually, they come in the following formats: ZIP, RAR, 7Z, or ECM. You have to extract it.
- Once your downloaded ISO has been successfully extracted, Note that the pSX emulator supports BIN/CUE, ISO, CCD, IMG, SUB, MDF, MDS, and CDZ. If your downloaded ISO is not in the following formats, we recommend you to download the game from another website in the right format.
- Now, you have to set up the memory card for saving the games. You have to do it only one time. You should go to “File” “configuration” and press the “Memory Cards” tab.
- Just type any name of your memory card and press “OK.”
- Click OK when you are done.
- At this point, you are ready to load ISOs. You must go to “File” > “Insert CD image.”
- Click on your ISO file, press “Open,” and wait for about a minute to start the loading of your game.
How to Activate The Full Screen?
If you want to bring pSX to the full-screen mode, you have to press “Alt+Enter.” Then you must press “Alt+Enter” once more time in order to come back to the window mode. Do not press “ESC” button when you are in the fullscreen mode because you will close pSX.
You have just learnt all the technical side of the eSX emulator. Now it is time to find PSX ISOs. Make sure you have a sound library of games to boost your gaming experience. If all the information could not help you run your favorite PS1 games on your computer, it means that the pSX emulator is not fully compatible with your PC. In such a case, you should try ePSXe instead.