What is Play! ?
Play! is a PlayStation2 emulator for Windows, macOS, UNIX, Android, iOS & web browser platforms. For more information about this project please visit the "About" section of this site.

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Development Log

Version 0.52 Released
Posted on 2022-05-10 08:56:59
Play! v0.52 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Many compatibility improvements: Operation WinBack 2, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent, 007: Agent Under Fire, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Powerdrome and many others improved their status. There are now over 500 playable games (approx. 25%) reported in the compatibility tracker!
- Fixed dual-layer DVD issues in Champions of Norrath.
- Fixed memory card issues in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.
- Fixed hang that could occur while playing FPS sections of Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers.
- Added CD-ROM CHD support.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.51 Released
Posted on 2022-04-12 07:06:02
Play! v0.51 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Many compatibility improvements: Devil May Cry 2, Onimusha: Blade Warriors, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Airblade, Ironman, Constantine and many others improved their status.
- Fixed issue that could cause saved states to corrupt IOP's memory upon loading.
- Play! is now available on Flathub!

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.50 Released
Posted on 2022-03-07 07:39:33
Play! v0.50 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Huge compatibility improvements: Dirge of Cerberus, Tekken 5, Ninja Assault, X-Men Legends, Ape Escape 2 & 3 and many more improved their status. There are now over 420 playable games reported in the compatibility tracker.
- Desktop: Compatibility status of games is now visible in the cover view screen. Games can also be sorted by compatibility status.
- Desktop: Added a toggle to enable GS RAM reads in video settings. Disabling RAM reads can help increase performance in some games (ex.: SSX3). Effective only when using Vulkan.
- Browser/JavaScript port is now available (still experimental). You can try it here.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.49 Released
Posted on 2022-02-07 13:52:02
Play! v0.49 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Compatibility improvements: Star Wars Clone Wars, Winter Sports 2008 and RPG Maker 3 improved their status.
- Fixed IOP crashes occurring randomly in Shadow Hearts 2.
- Improved idle detection functions. Helps performance in many games.
- Desktop: Cover view now appears at application launch.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.48 Released
Posted on 2022-01-13 07:41:38
Play! v0.48 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Compatibility improvements: Ape Escape: Million Monkeys, SLAI and others improved their status.
- Fixed regression in Bakugan.
- Reworked frame limiter code, should help with performance in some games.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.47 Released
Posted on 2021-12-08 08:14:05
Play! v0.47 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Compatibility improvements: Atelier Marie & Elie and Tairyou Jigoku now go ingame.
- Fixed regression in Mushihimesama. Goes back ingame.
- Fixed sound/music issues in Kingdom Hearts.
- Vulkan: Improved handling of min & mag filters (some games should look less blocky).
- iOS: Added support for AltServer JIT activation. This needs to be enabled in the settings.
- Android: Improved position of FPS label on notched screens.
- Android: Fixed crashes.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.46 Released
Posted on 2021-11-11 12:08:11
Play! v0.46 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Compatibility fixes: Okage: The Shadow King and Way of the Samurai now go in-game. Kya Dark Lineage now goes in menus.
- Fixed colors in Virtua Fighter 2 and Sega Rally Championship 95 in Vulkan GS handler.
- Linux: Fixed issues with controller support.
- Win32: Don't use SIMD optimized texture update routines if SSSE3 is not available (and prevent crashing).
- Desktop: Fixed Vulkan GS handler being available even though fragment shader interlock extension was not available.
- Android: Built using Android 11 (SDK 30) target. This means the 'Play Data Files' folder has been moved to the app's internal data folder. A migration system is available to move your files from the old folder to the new location. Please note that from now on, uninstalling the app will remove all of its data (memory card and save states).
- Android: "Add Folder" feature for Android 11 devices. You can select a folder that contains your PS2 games to be added to the emulator. Full device scanning is still available for Android 10 and below.
- iOS: Improved feedback of game scanning process to prevent users from facing a black screen when they launch the emulator.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.45 Released
Posted on 2021-10-08 07:46:44
Play! v0.45 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Fixed soft-lock issue with Onimusha: Warlords occurring on targets built with clang.
- Android: Added support for Vulkan. Still in experimental stages: there are known issues with Adreno GPUs, but should work ok on Mali and PowerVR GPUs.
- Android: Fixed a few crashes.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.44 Released
Posted on 2021-09-07 10:30:37
Play! v0.44 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Improve handling of unconventional CRT configurations, fixing games such as Metal Slug 4 & 5 and Silent Hill 2 & 3.
- Vulkan: Added Vulkan support in Frame Debugger.
- Vulkan: Converted part of the draw fragment shader to use integer operations for more accuracy (ex.: shadows in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness).
- Vulkan: Fixed an issue with HWREG handling. Fixes rendering in Tales of Legendia.
- Android: Added a new 'Add Folder' button, in preparation for the upgrade to Android 11. In the future, the emulator won't be able to automatically scan your Android device for games anymore: it will only be possible to add games through the 'Add Folder' button.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Version 0.43 Released
Posted on 2021-08-06 12:34:41
Play! v0.43 is now available. Here's what's new in this build:

- Compatibility fixes (PAL FF12, Sims 2: Castaway, Rainbow Six 3, Onimusha: Warlords)
- Add support for CHD disc images.
- Minor optimizations.
- iOS: It's now possible to select a save/load state slot.
- iOS: Fixed Vulkan/Metal device being lost when app goes in background.
- iOS: Made some QoL improvements to the virtual pad.

Grab the the build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

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