I've been having the time of my life playing retro Nintendo64, NES, SNES, and Game Gear games since I discovered OpenEmu. I bought a few USB Nintendo 64 controllers and I'm like a kid again, even sharing that joy with my two young children. Using ROMs from cartridge-based games is easy but CD-based consoles, like the Sony Playstation, are a bit harder; OpenEmu provides a warning about extra dependencies needed to each system. I was curious as to how to difficult it would be to get a CD-based game going so I gave it a shot, and it was much easier than expected. Let's have a look at how I did it!
Step 1: Get a Game with CUE File
My first step was downloading a game. Any game ISO or BIN must come with a CUE or CCD file:
A cue sheet is a plain text file with a
.cue extension containing metadata used to describe the layout of a CD, normally accompanied by one or more data files dumped from the original disc.
Most game download sites will bundle a CUE file with the ISO or BIN as this is a standard dependency for most emulators. Drag both the BIN file and CUE file into OpenEmu and the game will be properly imported. You cannot yet play the game, however; you're missing the BIOS files.
Emulators: Recommended Emulators. The user can use MagicISO as BIN converter. MagicISO can convert ISO to BIN / CUE in order to burn BIN files with CD recording software. Choose Tools Menu and click ISO to BIN command. MagicISO shows ISO to BIN converter windows. Choose source ISO file that you want to convert. Choose output BIN file name. Click Convert Button. Convert BIN to ISO. Choose the source bin file you want to convert. You can also select the cue file. Set the output file format to iso file. Enter the output file path name. Click 'OK' button to start converting bin file to iso. PowerISO will show the progress information during conversion. Ps1 Bin And Cue Files To Iso ISOs » Sony Playstation » c » cues and sbis The file disk.hash contains the SHA-1 hash identification of bin, iso and mdf files. With the same name, but with the.cue extension you can find the corresponding cue file, just search it in this repo. You can just use something like Daemon Tools, and mount the.cue file to a virtual drive. Then, configure ePSXE to use the virtual drive. The other method would be to Daemon Tools, and use the.cue file to burn to a disk. Then use Daemon Tools program to create an ISO of the disk.
Bin And Cue To Iso Online
Step 2: Get the Playstation BIOS Files
Opening a game without the required extra dependencies will prompt OpenEmu to tell you what to go get. OpenEmu requires the BIOS files for Sony Playstation to be available. You can download the Playstation BIOS files from the OpenEmu website. Do not try placing the BIOS files anywhere in your system core -- instead simply drag the three BIOS files into OpenEmu and the app will do the rest.
Step 3: Play!
A CUE file, a BIN, and the BIOS files are all you need to get Playstation games working within OpenEmu! I presume the process is mostly the same for Sega CD and other CD-based consoles. Happy gaming!
The Redump set for PlayStation 1 USA is 385GB (just the games, no demo/samplers etc) in 7zip format; 7zip is not supported by the Beetle PSX core so when I originally added the PSX library to my Launchbox/RetroArch setup I just extracted every game. This took up a significant portion of the 1TB drive I was using to store all ROMs; additionally Redump uses separate BIN files for every track on the CD so a single game would have multiple BIN files plus the CUE. I found by accident an old Reddit post where I learned that you can compress BIN/CUE into Mame’s CHD format which is supported by the Beetle PSX core; the result is you will have a single compressed file for each PSX game that is comparable to the original 7zip in size and directly playable.
Vocaloid 5 activation key generator. To do this conversion you need chdman.exe which can be found inside the MAME Official Windows Binary packages located here – mame0201b_64bit.exe was the latest release when I did the conversion.
Extract chdman.exe from mame0201b_64bit.exe into the same folder as your PSX BIN/CUE files. Then you can just run one command to convert everything to CHD:
for%iin(*.cue)dochdmancreatecd -i'%i' -o'%~ni.chd'
Psx Bin To Iso
Ps1 Bin Cue To Iso Bootable
Expect this to run for a long time; on the Redump set, this conversion took about 1.5 days on an i7-4770K and a 2.5″ 1TB Seagate FireCuda hybrid drive. You should also have free space equal to at least 1.5x the size of the Redump set before running the command.