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Sony PlayStation2 (PCSX2)

Requirements

  • CMake
  • xxd (optional)

How to compile (for Windows x64 - Visual Studio 2017)

In addition to the requirement(s) listed above, you will also need Visual Studio 2017 installed in order for the following to work.

Enter the following commands (from the PCSX2 source directory):

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mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DLIBRETRO=ON -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -G"Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64"
cmake --build . --target pcsx2_libretro --config Release

Warning

If it says 'Could not find named generator' or something to that effect, it means you might be using
the wrong cmake version on Msys2/Mingw. Remove the regular 'cmake' package and try to install 'mingw-w64-x86_64-cmake' instead.

Warning

If you get this error 'Visual Studio 15 2017 could not find any instance of Visual Studio', your installation of Visual Studio 2017
is most likely missing 'Visual C++ tools for CMake'. This can be found under 'Desktop development with C++'. Go back to Visual Studio
2017 and install this, then try again.

How to compile (for Windows x64 - Visual Studio 2019)

In addition to the requirement(s) listed above, you will also need Visual Studio 2019 installed in order for the following to work.

Enter the following commands (from the PCSX2 source directory):

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mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DLIBRETRO=ON -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -G"Visual Studio 17 2019 Win64"
cmake --build . --target pcsx2_libretro --config Release

Warning

If it says 'Could not find named generator' or something to that effect, it means you might be using
the wrong cmake version on Msys2/Mingw. Remove the regular 'cmake' package and try to install 'mingw-w64-x86_64-cmake' instead.


Last update: 2022-10-01