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    Arrow How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    First of all if you notice any mistakes please tell me. I wrote this so that no one has to go thought the massive pain of finding all the solutions for these emulators.

    How To Use


    This guide is set up in the format of explaining how to manually perform each step and then providing command line instructions to do them automatically. Some commands require you to have a specific file structure. Also, every blue word is a link to a website or download.



    PCSX Reloaded - Recommended


    There are multiple ways to get pcsxr. You can download from there site, or get it from playdeb. Playdeb does not contain the OpenGL plugin that the site does. So basically if you need fullscreen and more resolutions, download from the site here. If you want the PlayDeb version simply run these commands.

    Code:
    wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb
    sudo dpkg -i playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install pcsxr
    pscxr can simulate a bios file. However if you need to use a bios, just move the bios file into "~/.pcsx/bios/".

    Code:
    cp scph1001.bin ~/.pcsx/bios/
    If you are using the PlayDeb version and really want an opengl driver you can get one from Pete's Domain. Note however that this plugin config uses GTK+1.2. So you must install GTK+1.2 or edit the setting in the .cfg file. [See ePSXe on how to get GTK+1.2].

    Code:
    tar xzvf gpupeopsmesagl178.tar.gz
    mv peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/*PeopsMesaGL* ~/.pcsx/plugins/
    rm -r peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/
    Now, you should be all set.



    ePSXe via Wine - Best Compatibility


    First, you will need Wine. Which version of wine you install is up to you. Ubuntu by default comes with Wine 1.2.x. You can install it with your package manager. You can also add a more up to date PPA to get Wine 1.3.x. Wine places everything it needs in a ".wine" folder. Wine will not create its ".wine" folder unless a program that uses Wine has been ran. So after you install Wine, run "winecfg".

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wine1.2
    winecfg
    
    or
    
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.3
    winecfg
    Now, you have to download ePSXe from there site. You need to place it in your wine's drive_c folder. You can put it anywhere you like, but I place it in a folder called "Emulators".

    Code:
    wget http://www.epsxe.com/files/epsxe170.zip
    unzip epsxe107.zip -d ePSXe
    mkdir -p ~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators
    mv ePSXe ~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators
    rm epsxe107.zip
    This will make a Emulators folder in your wine's drive_c and place ePSXe in it. It is assumed this is how your file structure is for the rest of the guide.

    ePSXe uses plugins to handle things like graphics and sound. A very good site for plugins is http://www.pbernert.com/index.htm. Some plugins might work better for your system, but in general you only need this plugin - graphics. I found that a sound plugin was not nessisary for my system. However, if needed just go to http://www.pbernert.com/html/spu.htm and select a sound plugin. Now, we need to place the plugin in the correct spot so ePSXe can find and use them. Extract the *.dll files and place them in "~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators/ePSXe/plugins" folder.

    Code:
    wget http://www.pbernert.com/gpupeopsopengl178.zip
    unzip gpupeopsopengl178.zip -d PeteGPU
    mv PeteGPU/*.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators/ePSXe/plugins/
    rm -r PeteGPU/
    Now all you need is a bios file. Just move the bios file into "~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators/ePSXe/bios/".

    Code:
    cp scph1001.bin ~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators/ePSXe/bios/
    You can now run ePSXe.

    Code:
    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Emulators/ePSXe
    wine epsxe.exe
    Now you just have to configure ePSXe to your liking.


    ePSXe Native


    As far as I know, there is no package for ePSXe. So, you have to download it from there site.

    Code:
    wget http://www.epsxe.com/files/epsxe160lin.zip
    unzip epsxe160lin.zip -d ePSXe
    mkdir ~/Emulators
    mv ePSXe ~/Emulators
    This will make a Emulators folder in your home and place ePSXe in it. It is assumed this is how your file structure is for the rest of the guide.

    ePSXe uses plugins to handle things like graphics and sound. A very good site for plugins is http://www.pbernert.com/index.htm. Some plugins might work better for your system, but in general you want to get these plugins - graphics, sound.

    Code:
    wget http://www.pbernert.com/gpupeopsmesagl178.tar.gz
    wget http://www.pbernert.com/spupeopsoss109.tar.gz
    Unforcunitly, the plugins use GTK+1.2. This is a problem because it has been depreciated and is no long available. To get it, we need to add a PPA. The PPA we need to add is this one from Adam Koczur. You can open your package manager then edit sources. However, you also have to add the key. This is one situation where you should just use the command line.

    Code:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:adamkoczur/gtk1.2
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2
    This should install all the GTK+1.2 library files we need for the emulators.

    Now we need to place the plugins in the correct spot so ePSXe can find and use them. The executable cfg* and the *.cfg need to go into the cfg folder. An example would be "cfgPeopsOSS" and "spuPeopsOSS.cfg". They need to go in "~/Emulators/ePSXe/cfg/". The library file, *.so.* must go into the plugins folder, "~/Emulators/ePSXe/plugins/". An example would be "libspuPeopsOSS.so.1.0.9".

    Code:
    tar xzvf gpupeopsmesagl178.tar.gz
    mv peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/libgpuPeopsMesaGL.so.1.0.78 ~/Emulators/ePSXe/plugins/
    mv peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/gpuPeopsMesaGL.cfg ~/Emulators/ePSXe/cfg/
    mv peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/cfgPeopsMesaGL ~/Emulators/ePSXe/cfg/
    rm -r peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/
    tar zxvf spupeopsoss109.tar.gz
    mv libspuPeopsOSS.so.1.0.9 ~/Emulators/ePSXe/plugins/
    mv cfgPeopsOSS ~/Emulators/ePSXe/cfg/
    mv spuPeopsOSS.cfg ~/Emulators/ePSXe/cfg/
    rm version_1_9.txt readme_1_9.txt
    Now all you need is a bios file. Just move the bios file into "~/Emulators/ePSXe/bios/".

    Code:
    cp scph1001.bin ~/Emulators/ePSXe/bios/
    You can now run ePSXe. There might not be audio which can be fixed by using the pulseaudio OSS wrapper.

    Code:
    padsp ./epsxe
    Now you just have to configure ePSXe to your liking.



    pSX


    I have heard that there is a package for pSX, but I can't find it. Its probably for an older version of Ubuntu. Anyway, you can download pSX from there site.

    Code:
    wget http://psxemulator.gazaxian.com/pSX_linux_1_13.tar.bz2
    tar xzvf pSX_linux_1_13.tar.bz2
    mkdir ~/Emulators
    mv pSX ~/Emulators
    pSX requires no plugins! However, pSX does require an extra gtk library, specificaly "libgtkglext1".

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libgtkglext1
    pSX needs a bios. Place the bios in "pSX/bios/".

    Code:
    cp scph1001.bin ~/Emulators/pSX/bios/
    pSX has a huge problem. The sound plugin does not like pusleaudio. Basically, we have to shutdown pulse audio to change the sound device in pSX. pSX defaults to "Default". This causes it to crash. All we have to do it set it to an actual audio device. Then everything will work fine. These steps are quite involved so the command line is perfered. When pSX starts change the audio device and quit.

    MANUALLY
    First, we have to do is shut down pulseaudio. If your Ubuntu is set up like mine, it will auto start right after you close it. This can be fixed by making a "client.conf" in your ".pulse" folder located in your home folder. Inside of "client.conf", you need to enter "autospawn=no". Save and exit. Then, kill pulseaudio with "pulseaudio --kill" or "killall pulseaudio". You may have to run this twice because pulseaudio hasn't used your client.conf wasn't loaded the first time you killed pulseaudio. Then, run pSX with "./pSX". Make sure you are in the correct folder when you do "./pSX" or it will tell you it cannot find the file. Go to configuration -> sound. Select anything besides "Default". "Default" is the whole reason it crashes with pulseaudio. Exit pSX. Move or Delete the client.conf. Start pulseaudio with "pulseaudio --start". Then see if pSX works with pulse "./pSX".

    SEMI MANUALLY
    Code:
    cd ~/.pulse/
    echo "autospawn=no" >> client.conf
    service pulseaudio restart
    pulseaudio --kill
    cd ~/Emulators/pSX/
    echo "Set your audio device to anything BUT \"Default\""
    ./pSX
    
    mv ~/.pulse/client.conf ~/.pulse/client.conf.backup
    pulseaudio --start
    Now pSX should start and have sound.

    External Links

    Adam Koczur GTK+1.2 PPA - link
    Pete's Domain PCSX Plugins - link
    PCSX Reloaded - link
    ePSXe - link
    pSX - link
    Last edited by Buttink; December 30th, 2010 at 09:42 AM.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    You're covering ground which has been well-traveled already. However, I would like to point out that the version of pcsx-r hoted by playdeb is significantly out-of-date. It is a much better idea to simply download and install the version from the pcsx-r website, particularly since he was kind enough to provide a .deb for both i386 and amd64 users.

    All the rest of the instructions you give for pcsx-r are either 1) unnecessary or 2) wrong. If anyone wants that package, all the need to do is download and install the appropriate .deb, and they should be good to go.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguruguy View Post
    You're covering ground which has been well-traveled already. However, I would like to point out that the version of pcsx-r hoted by playdeb is significantly out-of-date. It is a much better idea to simply download and install the version from the pcsx-r website, particularly since he was kind enough to provide a .deb for both i386 and amd64 users.

    All the rest of the instructions you give for pcsx-r are either 1) unnecessary or 2) wrong. If anyone wants that package, all the need to do is download and install the appropriate .deb, and they should be good to go.
    Edited the entire PCSX Reloaded section.

    The version of the playdeb is 2:1.9.92-1~getdeb1 vs 2:1.9.92-1 on pcsxr site. I'm not arguing that the one from the site isn't newer. But, I personally don't like to have to redownload for each new version. I'v got a package manager I like to use it. However, The one from the site does include a OpenGL plugin (didn't know that). The new version also includes a SDL sound driver which would simplify a lot of these instructions.
    Last edited by Buttink; December 17th, 2010 at 05:24 AM.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Anyone know if there is any Community Documentation for these Emulators? If not, we should add it. I'v looked but the GamesEmulators sections is kinda small.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by Buttink View Post
    First of all if you notice any mistakes please tell me. I wrote this so that no one has to go thought the massive pain of finding all the solutions for these emulators.

    How To Use


    This guide is set up in the format of explaining how to manually perform each step and then providing command line instructions to do them automatically. Some commands require you to have a specific file structure. Also, every blue word is a link to a website or download. First perform the actions in General and then move on to the emulator of your choice.



    PCSX Reloaded


    There are multiple ways to get pcsxr. You can download from there site, or get it from playdeb. Playdeb does not contain the OpenGL plugin that the site does. So basically if you need fullscreen and more resolutions, download from the site here. If you want the PlayDeb version simply run these commands.

    Code:
    wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb
    sudo dpkg -i playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install pcsxr
    pscxr can simulate a bios file. However if you need to use a bios, just move the bios file into "~/.pcsx/bios/".

    Code:
    cp scph1001.bin ~/.pcsx/bios/
    If you are using the PlayDeb version and really want an opengl driver you can get one from Pete's Domain. Note however that this plugin config uses GTK+1.2. So you must install GTK+1.2 or edit the setting in the .cfg file. [See ePSXe on how to get GTK+1.2].

    Code:
    tar xzvf gpupeopsmesagl178.tar.gz
    mv peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/*PeopsMesaGL* ~/.pcsx/plugins/
    rm -r peops_psx_mesagl_gpu/
    Now, you should be all set.
    hi if i may just advise ppl that PCSX-Reloaded is probably the best one to install on ubuntu 10.10.
    - i tried ePSXe but my sound didn't work
    - i couldnt get pSX to work at all
    - PCSX Reloaded was simple and easy but i recommend trying to ePSXe via command line especially if you're new to Ubuntu just like me because you'll learn some commands that you might need for other stuff plus its fun getting your hands dirty. but once you have had enough just download PCSX Reloaded from code http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/releases/view/50048 and select this: pcsxr_1.9.92-1_i386.deb file it will install everything for you. all you need is bios.

    therefore PCSX Reloaded (pcsxr_1.9.92-1_i386.deb) from http://pcsxr.codeplex.com/releases/view/50048 is the one to get.


    By muzikayise

    good luck
    Last edited by muzikayise; December 18th, 2010 at 12:12 PM.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by Buttink View Post
    Edited the entire PCSX Reloaded section.

    The version of the playdeb is 2:1.9.92-1~getdeb1 vs 2:1.9.92-1 on pcsxr site. I'm not arguing that the one from the site isn't newer. But, I personally don't like to have to redownload for each new version. I'v got a package manager I like to use it. However, The one from the site does include a OpenGL plugin (didn't know that). The new version also includes a SDL sound driver which would simplify a lot of these instructions.
    I see that playdeb updated the .deb for Maverick as of December 13, 2010. They still have the out-of-date one for Lucid. Given the fact that they lag behind the pcsx-r site, and the fact that the guy who puts pcsx-r is kind enough to package .debs for Debian-based distros (like ubuntu), I still recommend getting the package from his site rather than playdeb. Playdeb is a great resource, generally, but they lag behind in the case of this particular package.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguruguy View Post
    I see that playdeb updated the .deb for Maverick as of December 13, 2010. They still have the out-of-date one for Lucid. Given the fact that they lag behind the pcsx-r site, and the fact that the guy who puts pcsx-r is kind enough to package .debs for Debian-based distros (like ubuntu), I still recommend getting the package from his site rather than playdeb. Playdeb is a great resource, generally, but they lag behind in the case of this particular package.
    It would be sweet if i could set up some sort of commands to auto install PCSX-R from command line from the web site. The only problem is I don't know if there is a newest link or where to find it. If you have an idea, that would be amazing.

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Added ePSXe via Wine because the native one sucks >.> and PCSX-R wouldn't play Megaman Legends 2

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Fixed how to run epsxe from wine (got all stupid when i typed and inserted the linux native method >.>)

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    Re: How to install pSX, ePSXe, PCSX Reloaded on Ubuntu 10.10 x86

    Sorry to ask but I can not find the answer anywhere. Is there any way to play compressed iso files on PCSX in order to save some disk space?

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