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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Using an LG G7 Snapdragon 845 with a Razer Kishi gamepad and holy crap dudes, this runs amazing!
Played through and completed the first level of Rez with like, one minor lag-skip in the middle of the stage for a second or so then it was fine.
Played Family Guy this morning and there's some minor lag spikes but overall fantastic performance.

This is a Damon-killer. No wonder he was freaking out.
 

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Oh I don't disagree. I'm just saying it works even if it is in the most duct tapey way imaginable

Yeah, I refuse to pay for hacky emulators

Sounds like Zsnes. It needs to comeback.

Yeah good luck with that. Zsnes was fine for the time, but it's been fourteen years.
 
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Sad for my Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet is not compatible with this AetherSX2.

Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet system info:

CPU: Octa-core ARM Cortex-A55 CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz
GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8322
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 32 GB Nand flash chip and support microSDXC up to 128 GB
OS: Android 10


I want to try play PS2 games on my Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet.
:( :(
 

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Sad for my Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet is not compatible with this AetherSX2.

Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet system info:

CPU: Octa-core ARM Cortex-A55 CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz
GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8322
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 32 GB Nand flash chip and support microSDXC up to 128 GB
OS: Android 10


I want to try play PS2 games on my Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet.
:( :(
But hey, PS1 games run very well on that lmao
 
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Tested on my Galaxy Note 9, the emulator works with SoulCalibur II but it jerks is not as smooth as on the console,is there a configuration to do?
 

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Sad for my Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet is not compatible with this AetherSX2.

Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet system info:

CPU: Octa-core ARM Cortex-A55 CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz
GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8322
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 32 GB Nand flash chip and support microSDXC up to 128 GB
OS: Android 10


I want to try play PS2 games on my Dragon Touch MAX10 Plus Tablet.
:( :(
dude what IS this thing, I can't even find the CPU specs on google lol
 

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Anyone have the apk? I know there "isn't one" anywhere else other than the play store, but maybe someone has it offlined. My tablet will not connect to the internet and I can't download it.
 
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Whoa! This thing in ALPHA runs FANTASTIC! God of War 1 and 2, Shaolin Monks, Outrun play amazingly well. And.... PNACH cheat patches perform perfectly. Can't wait for the next revision. On Note 20 Ultra
 
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