In order to play PS1 games on Windows 10 you will need to use an emulator. The best one so far that offers great compatibility is PCSX Reloaded. It is easy to configure and supports almost all of the games available for this console.
The first PlayStation gaming console, also known as PS1 or PSX, was first released by Sony in 1994. It is one of the best selling gaming consoles of all time having sold more than 102 million units. During its release back then it competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn.
Running PlayStation 1 games on your PC
If you miss playing some of your favorite games in the 90’s such as Crash Bandicoot or Silent Hill then don’t worry as you can still play them even if you don’t have a working PlayStation 1 console. All you need is your Windows 10 computer and an emulator. The emulator is a software that enables your Windows 10 computer to imitate the functions of the PlayStation.
Installing PCSX Reloaded to Windows 10 in order to play PS1 games
Getting this emulator to your computer is quite easy by following these steps.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Downloading PCSX Reloaded
- Go to the PCSX Reloaded download page.
You can do this by visiting https://pcsx-reloaded.en.uptodown.com/windows/download from your brower.
- Click the Download button.
This will download the emulator.
- Extract the downloaded file.
You can do this by opening the file then clicking Extract All.
- Open the PCSXR software.
You can do this by clicking on its executable file.
Running a PS1 game in Windows 10 using PCSX Reloaded
Now that you have the emulator installed you will need to configure it first. You will need a copy of the PlayStation BIOS which you can get from your console. You can set this up from the Configuration tab of the emulator. In order to play a game, just click on File then Run ISO. Look for the PS1 game stored in your computer then open it. You will usually need to tweak some settings such as the controls and graphics, this can easily be done from the Configuration tab.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully play PS1 games on Windows 10.
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