How to Download and Install DirectX 11 Plugin for PCSX2 1.6
PCSX2 is a popular PlayStation 2 emulator that allows you to play PS2 games on your PC. However, to enjoy the best graphics and performance, you need to use a compatible graphics plugin that supports DirectX 11.
DirectX 11 is a set of APIs that improve the rendering of 3D graphics, audio, and video on Windows systems. It can enhance the visual quality and speed of PCSX2 games, especially those that use advanced effects like shadows, lighting, and reflections.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install DirectX 11 plugin for PCSX2 1.6, the latest stable release of the emulator. We will also guide you through the configuration steps to optimize your gaming experience.
Step 1: Download DirectX 11 Plugin for PCSX2 1.6
The official PCSX2 website does not provide a DirectX 11 plugin for download. However, you can find an unofficial version of the plugin on Docker Hub, a platform that hosts software packages in containers.
To download the DirectX 11 plugin for PCSX2 1.6, follow these steps:
Go to https://hub.docker.com/r/azncidunak/gsdx11-plugin-for-pcsx2-16 [^3^]
Click on the "Download" button and choose a location to save the file.
Extract the contents of the file using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip.
Copy the file named "GSdx32-AVX.dll" to the "plugins" folder of your PCSX2 installation directory.
Step 2: Install DirectX 11 on Your PC
If you don't have DirectX 11 installed on your PC, you need to do so before using the plugin. DirectX 11 is included in Windows 10 by default, but you may need to update it manually if you have an older version.
To install or update DirectX 11 on your PC, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35
Click on the "Download" button and run the file named "dxwebsetup.exe".
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation or update process.
Restart your PC if prompted.
Step 3: Configure PCSX2 to Use DirectX 11 Plugin
Now that you have downloaded and installed DirectX 11 plugin for PCSX2 1.6, you need to configure the emulator to use it. You also need to adjust some settings to optimize your gaming experience.
To configure PCSX2 to use DirectX 11 plugin, follow these steps:
Launch PCSX2 and go to "Config" > "Plugin/BIOS Selector".
Select "GSdx32-AVX.dll" as your GS plugin and click on "Configure".
Select "Direct3D11 (Hardware)" as your renderer and choose your preferred resolution and aspect ratio.
Enable or disable any additional options according to your preference and system capabilities. For example, you can enable FXAA or MSAA for anti-aliasing, enable HW hacks for fixing graphical glitches, or enable mipmapping for improving texture quality.
Click on "OK" to save your changes and close the window.
Go to "Config" > "Emulation Settings" and click on the "Speedhacks" tab.
Enable or disable any speedhacks according to your preference and system capabilities. For example, you can enable MTVU for multi-threading, enable EE Cyclerate or VU Cycle Stealing for overclocking or underclocking the emulated CPU, or enable 061ffe29dd