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PCSX2(playstation 2 emulator) won't work under Ubuntu 11.10 x64. It worked when I was running Ubuntu 11.10 x86.

When I downloaded the pcsx2-0.9.8-r4594-linux.tar.gz I extracted it in the home directory and run the launch_pcsx2_linux.sh file, it closed immediately. When I open GNOME-terminal and typed in: ./launch_pcsx2_linux.sh I got the following error:

./pcsx2: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

When I type sudo apt-get install libwxbase2.8-0 it says that it is already installed.

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A big plus here is, there is a Linux version of PCSX2, so we don't need to use WINE!

Installation

There are 2 ways to install pcsx2 in Ubuntu.

Manually

One just download it from the pcsx2 site, extract it in your home folder, and run the launch_pcsx2_linux.sh(X86 only). here is the pcsx2.desktop file save it in /usr/share/applications/ or in your /home/your username/.local/share/applications/. Edit the file, where it says your username change it to your actual username, and the actual path to the binary.

PPA

If that is to much of a hassle for you, The Gregory Hainaut PPA, is the official PCSX2 PPA, which supports x86 and x64 bit versions of Ubuntu. Due note that the package maintainers have stated:

PPA doesn't allow to upload package on unsupported Ubuntu. In short it only remains LTS and latest version.

Copy past the following in your gnome-terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gregory-hainaut/pcsx2.official.ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pcsx2-unstable

If the PCSX2 doesn't work for you, try the pcsx2-unstable package. One thing you need to do, when configuring PCSX2, is add BIOS files. You will get a window that asks for these BIOS files. You will need to provide legal BIOS´es yourself!

Warning without BIOS'es you can't play the games.


This video shows PCSX2 in action, in VMware, showing off the x86 version. I didn't start the game cause it didn't work well with my screen-recorder.

PCSX2 in Ubuntu(x86/x64)

pcsx2

Source

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Ubuntu 17.04 official wiki instructions

The official wiki has installation instructions: https://github.com/PCSX2/pcsx2/wiki/Installing-on-Linux/d029dc1d29c94be3b991507069cf9ee1e82f589a#ubuntu-ppa

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gregory-hainaut/pcsx2.official.ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pcsx2
PCSX2 

Note that the executable is horribly named PCSX2 in all caps.

Notably, since the packages are 32-bit only, you first need the pesky:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

or else you get dependency problems with libjack-0.116.

Next, during the first run, you need to extract the BIOS to:

~/.config/PCSX2/bios

and select the one that matches your ISO's region.

Finally, you will also need:

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    Thanks! The official site instructions don't seem to mention using all caps to run it.
    – andDevW
    Apr 10, 2019 at 23:50
  • Thanks! The official site instructions don't seem to mention using all caps to run it.
    – andDevW
    Apr 10, 2019 at 23:50
  • @andDevW yes, that is ugly! You can also list a package's files with: askubuntu.com/questions/32507/… Now get ready to see your favorite PS2 game run at 2 FPS XD Apr 11, 2019 at 10:18

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