AetherSX2 PS2 emulator enters early access, is now available on the Play Store

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Quietly arriving on Android's Google Play Store today is the new AetherSX2 emulator. Promising solid performance emulating PlayStation 2 games on mobile, you can now test it out for yourself and see how well AetherSX2 runs on your phone. As with other PS2 emulators, you will need a copy of your PS2's BIOS in order to play games, and if you're looking to get decent results, you'll want to use a device with at least a Snapdragon 845. The app is currently in early access, meaning it may be buggy or unreliable during this testing phase.

FAQ: https://aethersx2.xyz/

AetherSX2 is a emulator of the PS Two console for the Android platform. You can play games which you have dumped from disc on your portable device.

A BIOS image **is required** to play games and is not optional. This image should be dumped from your own console, using a homebrew application.

You need a high end device to achieve good performance. We recommend at least a Snapdragon 845-equivalent device. This means 4 large cores (Cortex-A75 level, 500 or more single core Geekbench 5). If you only have two big cores (e.g. Snapdragon 700 series SoCs), you should not enable multi-threaded VU, and performance will suffer as a result.

Devices with Mali or PowerVR GPUs will run the app, but performance will be much lower than Adreno GPUs, and the Vulkan renderer will not be available. This is because they are missing a critical feature (dual-source blending).

Features:
- System simulation
- OpenGL, Vulkan and Software rendering
- Upscaling of games to 1080p and beyond
- Widescreen patches for games without native support
- Save states
- Touchscreen and bluetooth controller support
- Games can be loaded from iso/chd/cso disc images
- Per game settings

Disclaimers:
AetherSX2 should only be used to play games you own and have dumped from disc yourself. To dump your games, you can use a tool such as ImgBurn to create a .iso for the disc, and then copy across it to your device over USB.

This app is not affiliated in any way with Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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I'll test it later xP.

Edit: yeah basically full speed on all the games i tested, even on sw mode, 888+.

Good job, now be known enough (don't need much) to throw damonps2 to the grave it deserves, because even in this first alpha this emulator can do this, so let the normies know.
 
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idk man sounds like it is complete

I get it but it doesn't make sense to release it early they should wait a bit... to my best knowledge the only PS2 emulator that works flawlessly is the one for the PC

If we are not getting that performance idk why download maybe that's just me
 

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I get it but it doesn't make sense to release it early they should wait a bit... to my best knowledge the only PS2 emulator that works flawlessly is the one for the PC

If we are not getting that performance idk why download maybe that's just me
It's likely in order to cast a wide net to test bugs and see what issues people have so the dev can fix them. Dolphin and other emulators have working builds they release that are fairly stable, but are meant to be tested as well.
 

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It's likely in order to cast a wide net to test bugs and see what issues people have so the dev can fix them. Dolphin and other emulators have working builds they release that are fairly stable, but are meant to be tested as well.

Understood because long ago I paid $10 for the other PS2 emulator and it was a train wreck ... now Drastic and the PS1 emulator works flawlessly and I paid for those I think I paid for an NEO Geo emulator also

I don't mind paying but if it's buggy I can wait... I think the Citra Emulator works well but I haven't tested that as much
 

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So much better than Play! and I am glad I didnt pay DamonPS2 PRO. AetherSX2 is right choice plays both Maximo games smooth on Galaxy Tab S7 6gb ram plus Note 10plus phone 12GB ram I better go grab kishi controller before it gone off shelves for while
 

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