Bug 1798283 - Review Request: pcsx2 - Playstation 2 Emulator
Summary: Review Request: pcsx2 - Playstation 2 Emulator
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-02-05 03:47 UTC by Artem
Modified: 2020-02-05 22:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-02-05 16:41:31 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Artem 2020-02-05 03:47:41 UTC
Spec URL: https://atim.fedorapeople.org/for-review/pcsx2.spec
SRPM URL: https://atim.fedorapeople.org/for-review/pcsx2-1.5.0-2.20200205git5308be3.fc31.src.rpm

PCSX2 is a free and open-source PlayStation 2 (PS2) emulator. Its purpose is to
emulate the PS2's hardware, using a combination of MIPS CPU Interpreters,
Recompilers and a Virtual Machine which manages hardware states and PS2 system
memory. This allows you to play PS2 games on your PC, with many additional
features and benefits.

The PCSX2 project has been running for more than ten years. Past versions could
only run a few public domain game demos, but newer versions can run many games
at full speed, including popular titles such as Final Fantasy X and Devil May
Cry 3. Visit the PCSX2 homepage to check the latest compatibility status of
games (with more than 2000 titles tested), or ask for help in the official

Fedora Account System Username: atim

Some notes:

* This new version from master works really well and i hope there is no issue with license/patents but i need help from Fedora legal.

* BIOS not included here and PCSX2 clearly says at first start that user MUST use only their own BIOS. 

* PCSX2 available on official Debian repos.

Comment 1 Artem 2020-02-05 14:22:15 UTC
Note: because this is i686 only app you should run for fedora-review:

  fedora-review -m fedora-31-i386 -b 1798283

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2020-02-05 16:41:31 UTC
Fedora has a strict set of rules around emulators (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:LicensingGuidelines#Emulators). PCSX2 fails this one:

   Emulators which depend on firmware or ROM files to function may not be included in Fedora, unless the copyright holder(s) for the firmware/ROM files give clear permission for 
   the firmware/ROM files to be distributed (either under a Fedora permissible license or under the Fedora firmware exception criteria). Note: This only covers the situation where 
   an emulator will not run at all without firmware/ROM files. For example, emulators that compile and run, but ship with no game ROMs are not covered by this rule.

PCSX2 does not function without a copy of a PS2 BIOS. While this BIOS is not included in PCSX2 for legal reasons, the fact that PCSX2 depends on it is a problem. PCSX2 cannot do anything without this BIOS file.

Comment 3 Artem 2020-02-05 17:06:16 UTC
@Tom, thank you a lot for suck quick respond. I guess i can try luck to push this in RPM Fusion?

Comment 4 Artem 2020-02-05 22:13:57 UTC
Resurrecting this package in RPM Fusion for this whoever finds this RR and interesting:


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