PS1 Emulator

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by harveypooka, May 29, 2007.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    Anyone know of a decent PS1 Emulator for (preferably) Mac or XP?
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    pcsx, not sure if it is universal yet or not, used to be ok on ppc
  3. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    The only one I know of for OS X is PCSX. The website seems to be down right now, and honestly the emulator wasn't perfect.

    On OS 9 there was Virtual Game Station, which was very good in its time. But won't run in Classic.

    I'm sure there are more options on the XP side of things.

    Actually looks like it was just updated in April
  4. penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006
    PCSX!!! it has improved since it's first releases even though it is still not perfect.
    if you look you can find the universal version (i did ;) )
    it took me a bit of smart use to get proficient with terms such as ROM/disk image/BIOS/.BIN/.CUE/etc. but once you get the hang of it you'll love it.
    if you need help with anything PSX-emulator related just ask :)
  5. Macolyte75 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2007
    I've only switched to OSX in the past year and have recently felt the urge to play Final Fantasy 8 again. I think it was PCSX i used to use in windows and it worked flawlessly back then, so i wanted to try the mac port of this. It installs ok but i didn't see any option to load a bin file, only for a cd. I seem to lack the "smart use" penter spoke of, any suggestions?
  6. Maclarny macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2003
    I've not used PCSX, but I have Connectix Virtual Game Station, which was phenominal. Course, I can't get it to work, now, as all my Macs don't have classic, anymore, but it's still a nigh timeless software.
  7. millar876 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Kilmarnock, Scotland UK
    i agree CVGS (virtual Game Station) is superb, if you can get a hold of it. It wont run on OSX (even under classic) or Win XP, its something to do with the way VGS handles the Disc drive, needs to be Win 98, 95, or Mac OS 8.5-9.2.2, however if you have parallels ect. and an old Win 98 CD lying arround, you can get around it that way, or at least it worked on my CD imac 20". I also have a 400MHz iMac DV G3 in my office at work full of abandonware and VGS runs great on that
  8. unknown87 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2007
    Anyone got any ideas on a Leopard compatible emulator? I've got my pristine FFVII discs waiting to be played over one more time...
  9. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Not to rain on anyone's parade. I'm a long time videogame collector.

    We can talk about "emulators" for abandoned hardware like the Colecovision, but stuff that is still owned by someone like Intellivision, or stuff that the original company still owns (Sega Dreamcast), emulates (Sony emulates PS1 in their PS2 and PS3), sells emulated classic games (classic games for Wii) - dangerous to talk about...

    It's more fun to use the original hardware anyways. Buy one used and save it from the landfill...
  10. human life form macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008

    could someone please say if it is possible to play downloaded ps1 games on your mac with psx?
    I've downloaded theme hospital for
    playstation 1 but with psx i can only play from Disk...
    i have a mac mini with leopard.
  11. balang47 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    Does anyone know whether i can play a downloaded PS1 image (.bin .cue .img .ccd) on my mac?
    i have a MacBook black with Leopard, and i dont have the Gran Turismo 1 disk anymore, but i can download it...

    ive tried FlareStorm2 and PCSX and they cant...
  12. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    rip them to .iso and send them to me! :D for anyone who is going to yell at me yes I do own it I just have lost it :( and I loved that game *tear
  13. penter, Jan 11, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

    penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006
    You're not suposed to bu using .bin files (unless acquired froma CD-ROM that you OWN), but here you go (Just in case you really did rip it from a CD-ROM that you own):
    You have to use Toast to mount the .bin file, if I recall correctly.
    If that doesn't work, then change the extension to .iso and mount it with Toast.
    Once mounted, under PCSX click File > Run

    PCSX Download it here
  14. leishan macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2005
  15. jcs14 macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    everytime i try and run my FFIX discs in my ibook using PSCX weird boxes of colors just continuously flash until it freezes or quits automatically. Can anyone help me out with this? I've tried downloading every different type of PSCX that i could find including the 2 that were already linked on this thread, any suggestions or tips?
  16. bobbyroller macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Best Site to download most ps1 games is and the best site for Windows emulators, and some craooy osx emulators is and in my opinion there are no good ps1 emulators for mac so I suggest is to download crossover so you can open windows applications in mac and use pSX 1.13
  17. zombieaters macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009

    so all the emulators can only play the game from the disk? that stinks! i wanna play tactics for the ps1 but im a college student and i dont have 30 bucks to get it :( *le sigh* stupid gaming addiction and mac's ability (or lack of) to do anything gaming related.
  18. diddy macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    I feel you. Let's hope OnLive delivers. ;)
  19. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    A gaming edition w/o proper hardware? Get a console! =D
  20. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    You mean you want to pirate a game and play it?
  21. Liffey macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2010
    Thanks for all the helpful posts, but when I try to play the game (yes, it is a disc), I get a "Capcom" intro screen and then there's just a blank screen. Anyone know what the problem is or could it just be this particular game?
  22. mixel macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    No idea.. But as others mentioned the ps2 and ps3 have full backwards compatibility with ps1 games.. Seems crazy not to just get one of the consoles (unless you want to pirate the games) a ps2 or ps1 isn't going to cost much either.

    Ps1 emulation in windows was perfect last time I tried it though.. Never tried in osX.
  23. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    I think the main reason in my case that I used VGS for was that I had spare time riding the bus to and from college and after that, work. It was a way to play the games on the bus before the PSP came along. And you could swap between it and work as needed. It was fairly convenient with a laptop.
  24. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    PS2 is about 92%, but PS3 is only the first models and it's about 60%.
  25. KadMac macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    In my experience, the best PS1 emulator has always been EPSXE. It has many available plugins and its compatible with almost all PS1 games.

    Many options of loading a game are included, for example – ISO, CD, IMG, ect. The only downside is that this emulator is completely Windows based. A Mac version is not available.

    Don’t let that stop you though. You can run the program completely through Wine. I was able to get it up and running on my OSX side and it runs flawless – just like Windows. I am thinking about creating a youtube video that explains this process. Let me know if you are interested.

    Bottom line though is that it’s definitely possible to use a great emulator through OSX.

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