Getting Sony Playstation ISOs to actually work on OpenEmu

November 22, 2017
macOS OpenEmu ISOs gaming

Introduction

OpenEmu is a very well-written emulator for macOS, but correctly installing cue files for multidisc games can be maddening. Although OpenEmu’s instructions for doing so are very clear there are a ton of steps and it’s easy to make a mistake. Below is basically a delete-everything-and-start-over quick start that will get you on the road to gamerzville.

Solution

If you’ve attempted the OpenEmu m3u instructions for a multidisc game and it isn’t working then find your base install for the important OpenEmu stuff which is going to be somewhere around:


~/Library/Application Support/OpenEmu/Games\ Library/roms

At the time of this writing I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6. Your install location may be in a slightly different place so Google as needed. Anyway there are two important directories here: Sony Playstation and unsorted.


jonas@jonas ~ $ ls -la Library/Application\ Support/OpenEmu/Game\ Library/roms/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  7 a6878zz  8618026  238 Oct 15 16:41 .
drwxr-xr-x  7 a6878zz  8618026  238 Oct 15 15:51 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 a6878zz  8618026   68 Oct 15 15:47 Automatically Import
drwxr-xr-x  3 a6878zz  8618026  102 Oct 15 15:51 Sega Genesis
drwxr-xr-x  7 a6878zz  8618026  238 Oct 15 18:14 Sony PlayStation
drwxr-xr-x  3 a6878zz  8618026  102 Oct 15 16:03 Super Nintendo (SNES)
drwxr-xr-x  2 a6878zz  8618026   68 Oct 15 18:14 unsorted

rm everything in these two directories and then follow OpenEmu’s instructions for handling a “Require m3u file missing” error. You’ll be gaming in no time!

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