Does Retroarch have PS2
For most systems, emulation can get pretty complicated. Stating from when you actually choose which emulator you are going to choose.
The PS2 is the exception because there was really only one emulator to choose – PCSX2. Recently however, there has been a retroarch PS2 emulator released called Play.
This is only the second ps2 emulator to be available.
PCSX2 is decent and plays most games well, but it has a lot of problems. It is complicated to set up and doesn’t have a 64 bit version amongst others. So a lot of people would love to see an alternative ps2 emulator out there and as such ther ehas been a lot of attention to the new retroarch ps2 emulator PLAY.
Can you play ps2 games on retroarch?
Unfortunatly, it doesn’t seem to be there yet and the cnsensus is that it wont be useable for some time.
ost games have issues or dont work and so using it will be a fruteless and frustrating exerience.
I will definitely be keeping my eye on it as I would love to be ableot play ps2 games in retroarch but for now I will be sticking to PCSX2 for playing ps2 games.
If you do want to give it a go, here is a video on how to set up the PLAY ps2 emulator in Retroarch as well as looking at how it runs:
Games seem to suffer a range of issues like no red in the picture, just not loading at all, slow downs and text issues.
If you are trying to give it a go, you will need ot set your video driver in retroarch to something other than gl (coregl, vulkan, opengl etc) or you will get a “no signal” error.
On the upside, this core is very new. It’s possible that it just wasn’t ready t be released, but this also means that its actually quite promising and one to keep an eye on. Over time this may actually become the ps2 emulator of choice- especially if it is actively developed and has better compatibility with newer hardware etc.
The Retroarch PS2 Core.
You can find out more about the Play retroarch core here: https://www.libretro.com/index.php/play-libretro-core-ready-for-download-on-the-buildbot/