What is Play! ?
Play! is an attempt at creating a PlayStation 2 emulator for the Win32, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android platforms. For more information about this project please visit the "About" section of this site.

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Development Log

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!

Automated Builds
Posted on 2018-03-26 09:36:17
Hello everyone!

I've updated the downloads section to add an "automated builds" section to Play!. These builds are made off the latest commit on the GitHub repository. So, if you'd like to test the newest changes ASAP, go grab the builds over there!

More stuff coming soon!

Weekly Build - 2017-08-29
Posted on 2017-08-29 18:10:43
Hi guys! Here's a new official build! Here's the new stuff that's included in that build:

- Compatibility updates (ex.: Armored Core 2 and PaRappa The Rapper 2 now boot).
- Made some optimizations to the way CPU blocks are executed.
- [Windows] Windows XP support is back.

Grab the latest weekly build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Weekly Build - 2017-07-09
Posted on 2017-07-09 19:41:02
Sorry again for the delay with this build! Here what's new with this one:

- Compatibility fixes (ie.: 'Age of Empires 2' and 'Radiata Stories' now boot).
- Fixed more rendering issues occurring in 2D games (ie.: 'Ys 3').
- [Android] Many UI improvements.

Also, the x86-32 build for Windows is back!

Grab the latest weekly build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Weekly Build - 2017-05-09
Posted on 2017-05-09 19:37:19
Hey everyone! The new official build has come! Here's the change log:

- Compatibility fixes ('Metal Gear Solid 3', 'Puzzle Quest' and 'Super Bust a Move' now boot).
- Fixed crash that could occur in Katamari Damacy.
- Fixed rendering issues with flat shaded polygons (occurring in Phantasy Star Generations, Ys 3 and probably others).
- [Android] Fix build date display.
- [macOS] Add .bin extension to file image selection dialogs.
- [iOS] Fix screen size setting for iPads.

Grab the latest weekly build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Weekly Build - 2017-04-11
Posted on 2017-04-14 10:24:55
Sorry for the long wait for this build! This was due to all the work that was needed to make CMake the official build system for the project. This should make it easier for other people to contribute the project. The CMake build configuration was used to generate this build and hopefully, we'll be able to deliver builds at a much faster pace from now on. In any case, here's the list of new stuff in this build:

- Compatibility fixes (ie.: Beatmania IIDX, Shin Megami Tensei, Silent Hill 2, Crash Twinsanity now boot (not necessarily playable though)).
- Add screen shot feature on Windows, macOS and Linux.
- Minor performance improvements.

Grab the latest weekly build on the downloads page. Enjoy!

Weekly Build - 2017-01-23
Posted on 2017-01-23 21:00:25
Happy (Late!) New Year to everyone! Let this first build be the first one in a long string of builds that will lead us to amazing PS2 emulation on PC and mobile devices! Here's what's new:

- Improved VU flag handling fixing some rendering and collision detection issues in some games (ex.: Grand Theft Auto 3: San Andreas).
- Fixed greenish movie rendering occurring in some games (ex.: Kingdom Hearts).
- Minor compatibility fixes (ex.: Gran Turismo 3 is now playable).
- Minor stability improvements.

Grab the latest weekly build on the weekly build repository. Enjoy!

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