PCSX2 - The Playstation 2 emulator - News https://pcsx2.net/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:21:49 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb admin@pcsx2.net (PCSX2 team) The PCSX2 team's statement regarding the "DamonPS2" emulator https://pcsx2.net/286-the-pcsx2-team-s-statement-regarding-the-damonps2-emulator.html https://pcsx2.net/286-the-pcsx2-team-s-statement-regarding-the-damonps2-emulator.html Hello all! We hope you had a Happy New Year. The PCSX2 team hopes to continue making further progress throughout 2018 and into 2019! However, today we are writing to both you and the emulation/open-source community on a more serious matter.

Introduction and Background Information
You may have heard from various sources that a second PS2 emulator for Android was seen on the Google Play Store called DamonPS2. Initially, we were very happy to learn that a new developer had taken the initiative to begin work on a new PS2 emulator for a mobile platform; a daunting task in itself that we applaud them for. After further investigation however, we learned that there were rather striking resemblances to PCSX2 contained in the new emulator.

The first piece of evidence that we learned was that the GameIndex.dbf file distributed with the emulator (screenshot) contained patches that were specific to PCSX2, and furthermore would not work elsewhere. We were also able to find matching CDVD strings using a text editor, such as the message returned by the PCSX2 console when an PSX/PSone disc is inserted. Further evidence included a matching file structure and graphical output that mirrors GSdx.

In response to this evidence, we contacted the developer to notify them about their violation of the GNU General Public License which PCSX2 is protected under, since by all evidence they are using PCSX2 code without releasing the source code and we gave them a time frame in which to correct this issue. We hoped the issue could be resolved amicably for both projects. However the developer would go on to claim that they did not steal the PCSX2 source code, yet they offered us an extortionate sum of money to stay silent, which as you can assert we did not accept. In addition, they said that they would become open-source once the emulator reached 80 million downloads (not very realistic...). In their final email to us (which we did not respond back to) the developers wanted to further "bargain" by setting up a licensing scheme; which we would not accept under any circumstances regardless.

Final Actions and Closing Comments
As a result of the circumstances and the time frame lapsing, the PCSX2 Team submitted a DMCA takedown for the "DamonPS2" app on the Google Play Store. The developer took down the emulator before the DMCA had a chance to go through as they would have been notified about the DMCA and probably wanted to avoid being banned from the Google Play Store, citing some reason to their users about the description being bad, something which we've never seen Google remove an app for. We will monitor the situation and see what happens when the developer returns the app to the store.

To further clarify any confusion you may have about this matter, our actions were not done for any sort of personal/reputable gain or out of spite. The PCSX2 team has always encouraged new developments to take place whether it be inside a pull request or outside of the repository as we've seen here. Ultimately, the developer's failure to comply with the GNU General Public License in a reasonable time-frame left the team with no choice but to take the appropriate actions. We would like to take this moment to send our sincerest thanks to the community for their wonderful support over the past 15 years!

-The PCSX2 team

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:21:41 +0200
Happy New Year - Q3 & Q4 2017 progress report https://pcsx2.net/285-q3-q4-2017-progress-report.html https://pcsx2.net/285-q3-q4-2017-progress-report.html progress rep q3 q4 2017

Written by CK1 and lightningterror

Happy New Year to everyone from the PCSX2 team, we wish you the best for the new year, with lots of PCSX2 gaming playing your favorite classics :) Onto the news!

A bit later than expected , here is the Q3 & Q4 2017 progress report.

Of course there are other changes not mentioned in the report as well so progress is still moving along :P  

Here are the highlighted changes that we hope will strike your fancy :D  

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Sat, 06 Jan 2018 14:02:00 +0200
Q2 2017 progress report https://pcsx2.net/284-q2-2017-progress-report.html https://pcsx2.net/284-q2-2017-progress-report.html Progress report q2 2017
Hello followers and welcome to the Q2 2017 progress report. You might notice it's not as exciting as the previous report, but that is because the PCSX2 team has always slacked during summer time so this was to be fully expected :P That said, here are the most notable changes since the last report

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:40:00 +0300
Q...1? 2017 progress report https://pcsx2.net/283-q1-2017-progress-report.html https://pcsx2.net/283-q1-2017-progress-report.html Progress report q1 2017


The wait is over! (if there were people still waiting on us :P) The Q1 2017 progress report is here, albeit we are late once more. Don't blame us, blame all these wonderful fixes you will find below:

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Wed, 17 May 2017 18:39:33 +0300
Q4 2016 progress report https://pcsx2.net/281-q4-2016-progress-report.html https://pcsx2.net/281-q4-2016-progress-report.html Progress report q4 2016


Finally the Q4 2016 progress report! Yes we know it's a bit late but you will find it was worth the wait! On to the changes:

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:54:21 +0200
Happy new year from the PCSX2 team https://pcsx2.net/280-happy-new-year-2017.html https://pcsx2.net/280-happy-new-year-2017.html The PCSX2 development and tester team wishes you a happy new emulation year, with new rigs and less PCSX2 bugs! We are a bit late to the party but we were *hic* busy...coding :P

P.S. Progress report won't be long ;)

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:19:09 +0200
Q3 2016 progress report https://pcsx2.net/278-q3-2016-progress-report.html https://pcsx2.net/278-q3-2016-progress-report.html Progress report q3 2016

Hello and welcome to the glorious, fabulous, amazing PCSX2 progress report for Q3 2016! Most of the changes for this quarter are more technical than usual so I apologize in advance for some of the explanations. With that out of the way lets jump right into it!

admin@pcsx2.net (bositman) News Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:52:59 +0300