ePSXe is a PlayStation emulator for x86-based PC hardware with Microsoft Windows. As with many modern emulators, ePSXe makes use of plug-ins to emulate GPU, SPU, and CD-ROM drive functions. Games can be loaded from the computer's CD drive or from one of many types of CD images directly from the user's hard drive.
A patching feature allows the user to apply game patches. Games that do not necessarily run properly, or even start at all, can be fixed and played via the use of ePSXe patch files in .ppf format.
Unlike a few alternative PlayStation emulators that are able to use high level emulation to mimic the effect of the PlayStation's BIOS, ePSXe functions with an image of an official Sony PlayStation BIOS. Since the various PlayStation BIOS images are copyrighted by Sony, it is illegal to distribute them. For this reason, ePSXe does not come bundled with any of the PlayStation BIOS images, requiring the user to provide one for the emulator.
- Updated the core to the version 2.0.5.
- Local netplay support.