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PCSX2 partners with AVG

As you all know, PCSX2 is a free open source project that has been in development since early 2001.
For all these years the team has tried to give you the best emulator possible, with everyone working on it voluntarily.

Now, after 12 years, development has slowed down considerably. This is due to both, the increased difficulty in ironing out the persistent bugs and also lack of motivation from the few remaining developers to dedicate the time that is needed.

A few months ago a representative of AVG, the maker of a well-known anti-virus solution, contacted us about a partnership offer.
After carefully considering the proposal, the team decided to accept the partnership with AVG which will generate some much-needed income by bundling the AVG SafeGuard product with PCSX2.

The money generated from this partnership will be divided among the team members to provide incentive and motivation to further improve PCSX2.
Using it we can invest in special hardware, recruit new coders or pay some bills, freeing up time for the project.

What this means for the end-user:
- Our full installer for the official windows release (and ONLY that) will now come bundled with the AVG SafeGuard toolbar. When installing users will be free to opt-out and NOT install it.
- If you decide to accept the AVG toolbar, you will directly help the team keep PCSX2 going.
- Users will have increased protection against visiting potentially dangerous websites, reducing the chance of getting viruses.
- The SafeGuard toolbar can be uninstalled like any other windows program. If you require further asssistance in the removal process we will be happy to help.

We care for our users and we have accepted this offer after being ensured the toolbar is harmless and can be easily uninstalled if and when a user decides to.
Still, if any of you have any problem you can ask for help in our forum and we will do our best to help you.

In the end, we believe this move will be for the benefit of the project and will play a significant role in improving PCSX2.

That said, we are already gearing up for a 1.2.0 release, so we will keep you posted when that happens! Smile

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Merry Christmas 2013

The team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!


We hope you have a nice time off, play some games, visit family and enjoy a great New Years, too!
Since we get some time off as well, we will be busy preparing a new release. Promised! Smile

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Frontends,cheating,editors and more!

After my earlier news post about some incredible tools our community members have developed for PCSX2, it's time people learn more about them Smile

All the tool authors graciously gave us their permission to add their various programs to our download system, so you can easily review them and have them more accessible. You will find all kinds of tools, from some great frontends for PCSX2 which so many people ask for, to very powerful save editors and cheat generators to Scarlet Crush's renowned Xinput wrapper for DS3 controllers!


Thanks to all the authors of these programs, which are all provided for free just like PCSX2! We'll try to keep everything updated to their latest versions for your convenience.

P.S. If any tool author has any issues with the description or finds any incorrect information, please contact me to fix it.

Head over to the brand new tools section!

Frontends - Programs which provide an alternate GUI to PCSX2's or added functionality

Cheating - Programs which generate cheat files from encrypted cheat codes for use with PCSX2

Game Editors - Programs which edit specific games (usually their saves) to alter values (usually for cheating)

Misc - Stuff that don't fit in the above categories (like the Xinput DS3 wrapper)

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Update on server issues

As most of you know by now we recently upgraded our server to a faster one, with more space, a much faster processor and more RAM.

After upgrading we've been having several issues with incomplete downloads and 500 server errors due to either a bug in FastCGI or some very weird configuration issue (we still haven't figured it out). We will attempt to fix it by using some alternative to FastCGI today, so you should expect some downtime on both our website and our forum.

Thanks for your patience Smile

Edit: Everything is back online, should feel quite faster too Smile

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Official PCSX2 1.0.0 configuration guide video

After popular demand, I decided to create a video for everyone who prefers following a configuration step by step instead of reading one.
Also, since there are tons of 'best' configuration videos for PCSX2 floating around the web, it should be better to have an official one which we will support Smile

If there is enough demand, I might create additional videos for speed configurations or high end/quality configurations. Set quality to 1080p and enjoy! Smile

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