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PCSX2 for Mac CrossOver Guide
#11
I run PCSX2 on my MacBook Pro using crossover with little or no problems. Not all games are entirely compatible with PCSX2, so you might try a different game or continue to alter the settings.
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#12
Hey Guys, 

I was thinking on buying this laptop

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewl...A_HPLaptop.

I want a laptop that I will be able to play the ps2 emulator.
So I was wondering if this one will be good for me. I am hoping to get a laptop, not that expensive.



Thanks
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#13
(08-29-2016, 03:54 PM)Sonatina Wrote: I run PCSX2 on my MacBook Pro using crossover with little or no problems. Not all games are entirely compatible with PCSX2, so you might try a different game or continue to alter the settings.

Can you also maybe screen shot  me your settings, and what games do you play?
Because supposedly my specs are not the greatest, however my mac is from 2014
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#14
(08-31-2016, 06:41 AM)alkapone88 Wrote: Hey Guys, 

I was thinking on buying this laptop

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewl...A_HPLaptop.

I want a laptop that I will be able to play the ps2 emulator.
So I was wondering if this one will be good for me. I am hoping to get a laptop, not that expensive.



Thanks

That Laptop's CPU does have an STR of 566. We recommend 1600. So, no it'll be too weak for pcsx2
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#15
Hey Guys, sry to bother you, but i saw another laptops on sale . One for 500 and one for 800.

I was thinking on getting this one for ps2 emulation?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hp-h...ndStore=hp

will this work?


THere's also this one for 800 but i prefer the 500 dollar one?


http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hp-h...ndStore=hp

Please let me know if guys, think the first one will be ok
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#16
(09-01-2016, 02:33 PM)alkapone88 Wrote: Hey Guys, sry to bother you, but i saw another laptops on sale . One for 500 and one for 800.

I was thinking on getting this one for ps2 emulation?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hp-h...ndStore=hp

will this work?
CPU STR = 916 =too weak
It'll work, but it'll be unplayably slow
Quote:THere's also this one for 800 but i prefer the 500 dollar one?


http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hp-h...ndStore=hp

Please let me know if guys, think the first one will be ok
CPU STR = 1643 = should be enough for the games you mentioned with a few slowdowns. But you'll get playable results.

If you need further advices about which PC you need to buy, please open your own thread in the offtopic/hardware subforum instead of pulluting the mac subforums. Thanks
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#17
Thanks for creating the guide! Really helped me out. I'm trying to hook up my Playstation 3 controller right now and the option is greyed out in the LilyPad plugin. It says I require the libusb driver, how would I install that using CrossOver?
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#18
(10-29-2016, 10:34 PM)KotaPersona Wrote: Thanks for creating the guide! Really helped me out. I'm trying to hook up my Playstation 3 controller right now and the option is greyed out in the LilyPad plugin. It says I require the libusb driver, how would I install that using CrossOver?

You don't.
You configure the controller like any other input device.
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#19
OP: got this working great, two comments to add:

1) Had to Get DX 11 from here instead ; the link you had goes to a SPAM/potential malware link download site that never actually gave me the file
http://www.freesoftwarefiles.com/multime...-download/

2) Go into SPU2/Audio settings - plug in settings, change #2 output settings / Module to DirectSound - default isn't good
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#20
(06-23-2016, 01:48 AM)Sonatina Wrote: 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.
I followed your instructions and the game (Xenosaga 2) plays audio but I get no video, or more specifically, just a black screen. Thoughts?
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