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Sony - PlayStation 2 (Play!)

Background

A PS2 emulator for Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS and Linux, written in C++.

The Play! core supports OpenGL rendering.

The Play! core has been authored by

  • Jean-Philip Desjardins

The Play! core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores can be found here.

Requirements

  • OpenGL 3.0 or Open GL ES 3.2 or higher for the OpenGL renderer.

Extensions

Content that can be loaded by the Play! core have the following file extensions:

  • .chd
  • .cso
  • .cue
  • .elf
  • .iso
  • .isz

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the Play! core:

Features

Frontend-level settings or features that the Play! core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan
LEDs

Core options

The Play! core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.

  • Resolution Multiplier [play_res_multi] (1x|2x|4x|8x)

    Controls the internal resolution of the graphics, significant performance impact if your GPU is not powerful enough for certain resolutions.

  • Presentation Mode [play_presentation_mode] (Fit Screen|Fill Screen|Original Size)

    Change layout to Fit Screen, Fill Screen or Original Size.

  • Force Bilinear Filtering [play_bilinear_filtering] (enabled|disabled)

    Enable bilinear filtering.

Joypad

User 1 - 8 input descriptors RetroPad Inputs PlayStation Controller Inputs DualShock Inputs Analog Controller Inputs Analog Joystick Inputs neGcon Inputs
Cross Analog button I
Square Analog button II
Select
Start Start
D-Pad Up D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Circle A
Triangle B
L1 Left shoulder button (analog)
R1 Right shoulder button (digital)
L2 Analog button II
R2 Analog button I
L3
R3
Left Analog X X Left Joystick X Twist
Left Analog Y Y Left Joystick Y
Right Analog X X Right Joystick X
Right Analog Y Y Right Joystick Y

Compatibility

Play! core is still experimental but promising. Some games are already playable.

Libretro PS2 cores


Last update: 2021-08-22
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