PCSX2 has the first run configuration wizard to help you with configuration. The emulator will automatically store all settings, memcards and any new configuration related files in your My Documents folder if you used the installer, or in the same folder where pcsx2.exe is located if you downloaded the binary version.
PCSX2 1.6.0 is a plugin-oriented program. Your pcsx2.exe is the main processor that can emulate the real PS2 on the PC, but it does not work alone. It needs a graphics plugin to display the game graphics and a sound plugin to play the game sounds and music, and it also needs a pad plugin to allow you to play using your keyboard, mouse or gamepad. All plugins are stored (by default) in the plugins folder of your main PCSX2 folder.
Open downloaded zip file and extract PCSX2Fx_Settings.txt and shader.fx files in the same directory pcsx2.exe is located. You can change some shaders' settings by editing the PCSX2Fx_Settings.txt (the file contains all the needed instructions). External shaders should be used with caution because some of them may potentially have an enormous impact on speed. Note that you can use external shaders even with GSdx software renderer, which is the best way to get higher visual quality in this rendering mode.
Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) with the latest DirectXCPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz or better OR i3 / i5 / i7 @ 2.8 GHz or better OR AMD Phenom II @ 3.2 GHz or betterGPU: 8800gt or better (for Direct3D10 support)RAM: 1GB on Linux / Windows XP, 2GB or more on Vista / Windows 7
PCSX2 is free to use open-source code program, developed to replicate your Play Station 2 gaming console on your desktop computer. And like any other software, its developers have been continuously updating it to make it possible to run 2600+ Play Station 2 games. Aside from this, PCSX2 is the only Play Station 2 emulator capable of running at windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.
The legacy memory cards folder is only used if Mcd001.ps2 and/or Mcd002.ps2 is detected in retroarch/system/pcsx2/memcards/ and the "Memory Card: Slot N" core option is set to "Legacy".This can be useful if you were using an older version of the core that didn't use the saves folder yet, or if you transferred the memcards folder directly from standalone. 2b1af7f3a8