RetroArch has been ported to the PlayStation2 by @fjtrujy, and starting as of version 1.7.6 you can already try it on your own homebrew-enabled PS2!
A couple of (libretro) cores have been included as part of this initial release:
- FCEUmm (NES / Disk System emulator)
- QuickNES (NES emulator)
- Picodrive (Mega Drive/Genesis/Master System/32x emulator)
Note: To run Picodrive and FCEUmm at fullspeed, you need to set Vsync to off. QuickNES will be fullspeed with vsync on.
How to use it on a PS2
You will need a PS2 capable of running homebrew programs. For the purpose of this quick step-by-step tutorial, we are going to assume you are using something like FreeMcBoot.
- Start up your PS2.
- Go to a file manager such as LaunchELF.
- Take a USB stick, and extract the contents of RetroArch_elf.7z for PS2 to your USB stick. Insert the USB stick into your PS2.
- Inside LaunchELF, navigate to mass:
- Start up any of the ELF files depending on the core you want to use.
Nightly (test) downloads can be found HERE