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The return of the Commandline!

After its absence for many moons, the Commandline functionality will finally be restored to PCSX2. Third-party frontend and config-manager authors rejoice! ... and hopefully stop hating my guts, too.

To paraphrase Darth Vader: "Witness the power of this fully armed and operational Command line-driven battlestation."

(we all know a command line-driven death star would have been way cooler than some click-and-drag crap.)

The new PCSX2 command line should be functional in our next beta release, which should be out pretty soon, and it will work as follows:

Syntax: pcsx2 [IsoFile] --toggle --option=value ... etc

  • IsoFile - optional ISO image to load and run on startup; uses the PCSX2 internal ISO loader.


General Options :

  • --cfg=[file] {specify a custom configuration file to use instead of PCSX2.ini (does not affect plugins)}
  • --cfgpath=[dir] {specifies the config folder; applies to pcsx2 + plugins}
  • --help {display this help text}
  • --forcewiz {forces running of the First-time Wizard (selection of docs folders and what-not)}


Auto-Run Options :

  • --elf=[file] {executes an ELF image}
  • --nogui {disables display of the gui on exit (program auto-exits)}
  • --nodisc {boots with an empty dvd tray; use this to boot into the PS2 system menu}
  • --usecd {uses the configured CDVD plugin instead of IsoFile}


Compatibility Options:

  • --nohacks {disables all speedhacks}
  • --gamefixes=[fix,fix] {Enable specific gamefixes for this session. Valid fixes in 0.9.7 are: VuAddSub, VuClipFlag, FpuCompare, FpuNegDiv, XGKick, IpuWait, EETiming, SkipMpeg }
  • --fullboot {disables the quick boot feature, forcing you to sit through the PS2 startup splash screens}


Plugin Overrides (specified dlls will be used in place of configured dlls):

  • --cdvd=[dllpath] {override for the CDVD plugin}
  • --gs=[dllpath] {override for the GS plugin}
  • --spu=[dllpath] {override for the SPU2 plugin}
  • --pad=[dllpath] {override for the PAD plugin only}
  • --dev9=[dllpath] {override for the DEV9 plugin}
  • --usb=[dllpath] {override for the USB plugin only}



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