PCSX2 settings for Macbooks

26 septembre 2009

I discovered recently that my Macbook Pro Unibody (i.e. mid-2009 models, but anything with a 9600M graphic chip should do) is good enough to run PS2 games at decent speed, provided you use a recent version of PCSX2. I spent a few days tweaking the settings - so here are my advices if you want to give it a try.

These settings are tested on a Macbook Pro Unibody 13” - but most of them should be valid for other architectures. First, some general configuration settings:

And now some Shadow of the Colossus-specific tricks:

You should be able to play Shadow of the Colossus at somehow-full speed, that is without slowdowns. The framerate itself is often not very high, but I think the original game wasn’t much better : SotC is beautifull, but resource-intensive, even on a real PS2.

I also tried a CD of Final Fantasy XII, which runs even better : it is probably less resources-demanding. PCSX2 compatibility is very good these days, so give a try to every PS2 game you own…

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