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PCSX2 for Mac CrossOver Guide
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From what I have found across the internet while trying to get PCSX2-CE running using Wineskin, many people have had a lot of difficulty getting it working. I myself could not make Wineskin work and honestly, you are unlikely to get any help using wineskin here due to the infrequency of replies and lack of anyone that actually knows what they're doing.

My solution: CrossOver

CrossOver is a PAID wine-based program by a group of people called CodeWeavers. It is much, much easier to use than Wineskin, and still cheaper and easier on your computer than programs such as Bootcamp. Besides they have an educational discount so if you're a student or teacher at any educational level, they'll take 30% off. I suggest that you start off with the 14-day trial version, however, to make sure you get everything up and running on your machine before paying anything.

How to get PCSX2 working on your Mac using CrossOver:


Step 1: Install CrossOver

Download and install CrossOver onto your Mac. I recommend that you start out with the free trial version so that you can be sure this method will get PCSX2 working on your machine. This worked for me, but PCSX2 is a finicky beasty. 

Get the free trial version here:
https://www.codeweavers.com/products/cro...c/download

Get CrossOver full version here:
https://www.codeweavers.com/store2?utm_e...2Fdownload

*Note:* If you are eligible for the educational pricing, all you have to do is ask them, but you can't get the discount after you purchase the software. Ask for educational pricing by following the link below and sending a message to their sales team. Be sure to include the name of your educational institution and the nature of your affiliation (student, teacher, administrator, etc.)

https://www.codeweavers.com/about/contact-us#sales



Step 2: Download PCSX2 1.0.0 for Windows

Version 1.0.0 is the latest PCSX2 version that works using CrossOver. Get the Standalone Installer here:

http://pcsx2.net/download/category/39-pcsx2-v1-0-0.html



Step 3: Download DirectX 11

DirectX is a software designed by Microsoft that is required by PCSX2 in order to correctly display game video. DirectX is free, and while it comes standard on Windows, you can get it here:

http://getintopc.com/softwares/developme...-download/



Step 4: Install PCSX2 Using CrossOver

-Open CrossOver and select the Install a Windows Application button.

-Under "Select an Appication to Install" type in "PCSX2 1.0.0" and double click where it lists "PCSX2 1.0.0 Unlisted Application" and hit Continue.

-Under "Select Installer" click "Choose Installer File" and choose the PCSX2 1.0.0 setup .exe that you downloaded in step 2. Click Continue.

-Under "Select Bottle" Choose Windows Vista and name the bottle "PCSX2 1.0.0." Click Continue. Click Continue.

-Under "Install and Finish," click Install. 

-A window will pop up prompting you to install PCSX2. Follow its instructions. Change the location for PCSX2 to somewhere that you will be able to find easily. Install C++ when it prompts you. Near the end of the installation process, a window will pop up claiming that dxwebinstall.exe (or dxwesetup.exe) has encountered an error and needs to close. This is okay. Just close the error window, and allow PCSX2 to finish the installation.

-After PCSX2 is installed, close the installer window and allow CrossOver to finish. Click "Done."

-Go to the location where you chose to install PCSX2 1.0.0. Open the PCSX2 1.0.0 folder and within it create a new folder called "bios." Place your legally obtained bios within this folder. For more info on bios and how to get them from your PS2, look elsewhere in this forum.



Step 5: Install DirectX 11 Using Crossover

-Open CrossOver and select the Install a Windows Application button.

-Under "Select an Application to Install" type in "DirectX 11" and double click where it lists "DirectX 11 Unlisted Application" and hit Continue. Do not install DirectX 9 or any of the other Direct X applications that come up when you start to type the name.

-Under "Select Installer" click "Choose Installer File" and choose the Getintopc DirectX 11 .exe file that you downloaded in Step 3. Click Continue.

-Under "Select Bottle" Choose the bottle you made in Step 4, "PCSX2 1.0.0." If you don't install DirectX and PCSX2 within the same bottle, your PCSX2 will not have video and only audio will play when you run an ISO. Click Continue.

-Under "Install and Finish," click Install. 

-A window will pop up prompting you to install DirectX. Follow its instructions.

-After DirectX is installed, close the installer window and allow CrossOver to finish. Click "Done."



Step 6: Open PCSX2 through CrossOver

-Open Crossover and open the PCSX2 app located within your PCSX2 bottle.

-Configure PCSX2 1.0.0 using the Official Guide Video that you can find here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plo8rMytBNg




You are now ready to play your legally obtained ISO's. Happy Gaming!  Laugh


*Note:* I will be recieving email notifications of any comments posted to this thread, so I should be able to respond to any questions you may have reguarding PCSX2 via CrossOver.
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#2
Thank you!! This actually works!! Laugh
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#3
I'm glad to have helped!
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#4
Any of guys, might know how to solve my problem?

I read your solution using Crossover
my mac is on el capatain.

My macbook specs are MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5
memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB.

I was able to install the stuff you mentioned.
After that, I followed the youtube video for the video setting, it only allows me to select
Direct3d9, unable to chose Direct3d11.

And i installed DirectX11 on what you mentioned.
And my problem when I load the games. It goes so slow.
The rates drop, and the game becomes choppy and unplayable
I google and tried changing the settings any other Ideas.

And as you can see my mac is not old, its less than 2 yrs.
Already spent so many hours trying to fix this

Thanks
any help would be appreciated
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(08-26-2016, 10:17 PM)alkapone88 Wrote: Any of guys, might know how to solve my problem?

 I read your solution using Crossover
my mac is on el capatain.

My macbook specs are MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
processor  2.6 GHz Intel Core i5
memory  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB.

I was able to install the stuff you mentioned.
After that, I followed the youtube video for the video setting, it only allows me to select
Direct3d9, unable to chose Direct3d11.

And i installed DirectX11 on what you mentioned.
And my problem when I load the games. It goes so slow.
The rates drop, and the game becomes choppy and unplayable
I google and tried changing the settings any other Ideas.

And as you can see my mac is not old, its less than 2 yrs.
Already spent so many hours trying to fix this

Thanks
any help would be appreciated
which game(s) ?
remember Macs are often less powerful than their PC counterparts in terms of raw power. That could explain
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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(08-26-2016, 10:36 PM)jesalvein Wrote: which game(s) ?
remember Macs are often less powerful than their PC counterparts in terms of raw power. That could explain

I was trying to run wwe smackdown vs raw 2011 and smackdown vs raw here comes the pain. Also god of war
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#7
you're going to need a decent GPU to do so.
Unfortunately, you don't have one.

Better keep playing them on your PS2 console for now
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#8
ok thank you, it works on my windows 10 computer.
But my mac book pro is much newer, than my pc.

Any suggestions, on what I need to do to my mac to make it better for this?
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(08-27-2016, 02:13 AM)alkapone88 Wrote: But my mac book pro is much newer, than my pc.
Trabslation :
"My mac book is much more expensive and less powerful than my PC"
Quote:Any suggestions, on what I need to do to my mac to make it better for this?
Nope. Your Mac isn't powerful enough
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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(08-27-2016, 02:13 AM)alkapone88 Wrote: ok thank you, it works on my windows 10 computer.
But my mac book pro is much newer, than my pc.

Any suggestions, on what I need to do to my mac to make it better for this?

try using linux; it has better graphics drivers then osx (when using latest mesa)
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