PlayStation 1 emulator?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by RoboCop001, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Does anyone know of a good working PS1 emulator? Yes, I have the actual console. Yes I suppose I could set it up. But still!

    I've tried FlareStorm 2 and PCSX, but FS2 had glitchy graphics and no sound and PCSX crashed right when I asked it to run the CD.

    I think they're a few years old, especially PCSX. So maybe it's a Leopard thing.

    I have one for Windows and it works great, but I just don't want to have to keep restarting into Windows to use it. :)

    But anyway... anyone?
  2. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I had no luck with PCSX too. I couldn't even get the Xbox PS1 emulator running properly. There's probably some trick or file with both that I'm getting wrong.
  3. RoboCop001 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    There's got to be a working one out there...

    Or how about.... someone could fix PCSX? Please? Someone code? I will reward you with gratitude? The source code is on the website.

    Annnnnd............ go coders go!
  4. ablizno macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2008
    I feel the exact same way. I tried using crossover and vmware fusion to run my games and still no luck. I don't want an emulator that has to run .iso images. I love pcsx because it can accept my actual psx discs. Someone please get this running on leopard. I want to play fear effect at school between classes.
  5. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    it'd be awesome if one worked. I wanna play pac-man world again!
  6. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
    there was a UB of pcsx somewhere, but it seems long gone unfortunately
  7. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I miss Virtual GameStation. Stupid Classic-only apps (BOOTED in OS 9 only, even, that app wouldn't work in Classic under OS X either). It wasn't fancy, but it got the job done pretty damn well.
  8. christheeskimo macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2006
    I run PCSX on leopard with really no problem except on a few games. First you have to install the psx bios which can be found online somewhere... But be sure to disable "Dynarec CPU Core" in the preferences...this is how i got mine to work. Hope that helps!
  9. ablizno macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2008
    i am using the bios and disabled that core thing but i closes as soon is i try to run my game. I have tried both scph1001 and scph7502 and neither work. if it helps i am trying to play Fear Effect from my actual game disc. Lets hope we get this resolved.
  10. macdoobie macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    I agree, we need a working high quality PSX1 emulator for Leopard that will play actual disks and .ISO :) I have tried every known PSX1 emulator out there for OSX and none of them were truly remarkable, at least for Final Fantasy VII/VIII and Metal Gear Solid, the only 3 games I care to emulate.
  11. Teslacoil macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2008
    Yeah, we definitely need an updated emulator for Leopard, I really really really wanna play FFVIII again :D
  12. Ant1-Hero macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    i look every month or so, i want to play FF7!
  13. macfaninpdx macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2007
    Anyone take a look at MESS? I think there is a mac GUI here.

    I have never tried it, nor can I speak of the emulator performance. I have only heard about it.
  14. Maclarny macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2003
    I still have Connectix Virtual Game Station at home; phenomenal software, shame that it is OS 9 only :-(
  15. virgillevinger macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
    I have been using FlareStorm 2 to play Final Fantasy Tactics, and it crashes pretty often. So I just make save states often, I never lose more than 5 min of play time. Also, the program makes a crash freeze state every time it crashes, and they usually load right up at where it crashed. Occasionally the program stops responding or unexpectedly quits, but it is all worth it for the FFT. If anyone knows about the setting on Flarestorm, and how I could get it to crash less often that would be awesome. There are some slider knobs in the preferences under processor when you configure it, I have no idea what they do.

    iBook G4 1.42 Ghz PPC 1.5 gigs RAM
  16. KimCheeWarrior macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    I run PCSX on 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and about the only "out of the ordinary" problem I have is that it crashes everytime I try to save a save state. Crashes everytime like clockwork. I'm pretty sure there's no solution to this since this emulator's pretty old but if there's any suggestions out there I'd love to hear 'em.
  17. jpenguin macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
  18. mratomix macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2009
    awwww shucks

    So i need the actual CD to play the games on the mac? I can't download the BIOS and the game data, like the game data for PSP, and run it that way? That's a major bummer....

    Is there any work-around to this? I mean I know I can download other video games but if it's an emulation I can't? That doesn't seem to make any sense at all...
  19. martychang macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    There's a CD plugin for PCSX that replaces the play CD option with a browse for an ISO/BIN. This isn't hard to find with google.
  20. savvos macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    I wish someone would port ePSXe to OSX. It's one of the only reasons I boot into Windows every now and again. I'm sure a good port would run even better under OSX than Vista, as Vista has a tendency to hog the processor and make the frame rates choppy on my computer if I've had applications running before I run ePSXe (even if I close the other applications).
  21. jpenguin macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008

    PPC build, UB build & cdr-mooby plugin are all here

    *Even though you can play with an iso, you should own the game too
  22. deeznutts macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
    how do I....?

    Hiya, I have everything installed and I think I followed everyone's advice correctly but I don't know how to add a real playstation BIOS to PCSX on my MacBook. Can someone point me in the right direction?

  23. adailey14 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010

    Hey I came across this thread and struggled with PCSX for a while on my mac before discovering PCSX-reloaded, a new project that works much much better for mac, and probably for everything. So google for it, it works 'out of the box'.
  24. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Hi Ya

    Just downloaded this placed it in its own folder etc.

    Run PCSX-Reloaded

    Place Playstaion game in drive, click on Run CD, then get error message :

    Could Not Check CD-ROM!

    What am I missing here ?

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