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Give special 3D textures to PS1 games Using ePSXe Shaders

ePSXe is an emulator to play PS1 games on PC and literally it is the most successful emulator of PS1. ePSXe supports almost all PS1 games and it can be run at low hardware configuration PC. But the default graphics emulated by ePSXe are not so fine. We can retouch PS1 graphics delivered by ePSXe using smart shaders.

How to use shaders in ePSXe

Though ePSXe requires no graphics card to play PS1 games on PC but it is must if we want to apply shaders for PS1 games. We require Pete’s OpenGL Driver 2.9 ePSXe video plugin to enable shaders effect in PS1 games.

  • First download Pete’s OpenGL Driver 2.9 plugin Download link
  • Move the downloaded  plugin to the plugin folder of ePSXe
  • Now download shaders from here Download link
  • Create a folder named shaders in Plugin folder and paste all shaders there
  • Now open ePSXe emulator and go to option config > Video > Pete’s OpenGL Driver 2.9 > Configure
  • On configuration screen you will see the option shaders as shown in figure

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  • Select this option and set the shaders directory and Select your favorite shader here
  • Now you will feel quite new and advanced look for your PS1 games

Note: To use shaders you must have a good graphics card in your PC

4 Best Emulators to Play PlayStation1 Games on PC

Gaming emulator is a software which can virtually work like console gaming machine such as PlayStation,Nintendo etc. Developers are working smartly on gaming PC emulators and these emulators are improving day by day. Literally PlayStation 1 emulators are most successful if we talk about all gaming platforms. We can play PS1(PSX) games without a graphics card on PC.

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Below are the best 4 PC emulators to play PSX games.

ePSXe

It is the best working PlayStation 1 emulator. It is a free emulator and can run most of PS1 games. Its configuration is easy and you can configure it by its separate configuration utility. It have fully customizable game controller and also supported by PC USB gamepads.

pSX Emulator

It is another very good working PSX emulator. It can emulate many games but not all games. Your monitor must be configured on 32bit to use this emulator otherwise it will not work. You can play game using PC gamepads.

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Adril-PSX

Adril-PSX is a cool working emulator after ePSXe and its user interface is very attractive with a lot of configuration options. It works without using any plugin. Use the latest version of DirectX to use properly this emulator. It supports PC USB joysticks.

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Connectix Virtual Game Station

It is a fantastic emulator to play PSX games on PC. Formerly it was developed to play games on Windows 98 but later its Windows XP patch released to make it compatible for XP. This emulator is not free and you can use its DEMO to give a try.

Try them out and if you are aware of more emulator then do share with us.