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How to Update PCSX2 Plugins for Direct3D 11

PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator that allows you to play PS2 games on your PC. It uses plugins to emulate the PS2 hardware and provide various enhancements and features. One of the most important plugins is GSdx, which is responsible for rendering the graphics of the games. GSdx can use different APIs, such as Direct3D 10, Direct3D 11, and OpenGL, to render the graphics. Each API has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the game and your system.


In this article, we will show you how to update your PCSX2 plugins for Direct3D 11, which is one of the most popular and compatible APIs for GSdx. Direct3D 11 can offer better performance, accuracy, and compatibility than older versions of Direct3D. However, you will need a graphics card that supports Direct3D 11 and a Windows operating system to use it.

Step 1: Download the latest PCSX2 version

The first step is to download the latest version of PCSX2 from the official website. You can choose between two options: the standalone installer or the Windows binaries. The standalone installer will install PCSX2 and its plugins automatically, while the Windows binaries will require you to extract them manually. We recommend using the standalone installer for convenience and simplicity.

Once you have downloaded the installer, run it and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to choose a destination folder for PCSX2 and its plugins. You can also select which components you want to install, such as additional languages, cheats, or shaders. After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to run PCSX2 for the first time.

Step 2: Configure PCSX2 and its plugins

When you run PCSX2 for the first time, you will see a configuration window where you can set up various options for the emulator. The most important part is to select a BIOS file from your own PS2 console, which is required for PCSX2 to work. You can find more information on how to dump or download the BIOS from your PS2 console in [this guide].

After selecting a BIOS file, you can proceed to configure the plugins. Click on the "Plugins" tab and then on "Plugin Settings". You will see a list of plugins for different functions, such as graphics, sound, input, CD/DVD, network, USB, and firewire. The default plugins are usually fine for most games, but you can change them if you want.

The plugin we are interested in is GSdx, which is the graphics plugin. Click on "Configure" next to GSdx to open its settings window. Here you can change various options related to graphics rendering, such as resolution, filtering, anti-aliasing, hacks, and more. The most important option is the "Renderer", which determines which API GSdx will use.

To use Direct3D 11, select "Direct3D 11 (Hardware)" from the drop-down menu. This will enable GSdx to use your graphics card's Direct3D 11 features to render the games. You can also select "Direct3D 11 (Software)" if you want to use your CPU instead of your GPU, but this will be much slower and less accurate.

Step 3: Enjoy your games with Direct3D 11

After configuring GSdx to use Direct3D 11, you can close the settings window and return to the main PCSX2 window. Now you are ready to play your PS2 games with improved graphics quality and performance. To load a game, click on "CDVD" and then on "ISO Selector" if you have an ISO image of your game disc, or on "Plugin" if you have a physical disc in your drive. Then click on "System" and then on "Boot ISO" or "Boot CDVD" depending on your choice.

You should see your game running in a new window with Direct3D 11 rendering. You can adjust some settings on the fly by pressing F9 to switch between hardware and software rendering modes, or by pressing F5 to cycle through different deinterlacing modes. You can also access more options by pressing F1 to pause the emulation and then clicking on "Config" and then on "Video (GS)".

We hope this article helped you update your PCSX2 plugins for Direct3D 11 and enjoy your PS2 games on your PC. For more information and tips on PCSX2, you can visit the official [PCSX2 website], the [PCSX2 wiki], or the [PCSX2 forums]. Happy gaming!


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