Compactor VS pcsx2

Compare Compactor vs pcsx2 and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)


PCSX2 - The Playstation 2 Emulator (by PCSX2)
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Compactor pcsx2
21 88
549 5,502
- 3.9%
2.7 9.8
4 months ago about 17 hours ago
Rust C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Compactor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-24.
  • File compression using ‘CompactGUI’? | 2021-10-16
    That's simply not true. I use compact.exe to compress all my games, its NTFS' built-in seamless compression. If you're going to give advice to someone at least make sure you know WTF you are talking about. u/Yes_This_Is_A_User use this one it's a nicer UI.
  • Help me I need Storage!!!! | 2021-10-01
    Hey, i’ve used a program called Freaky/Compacter,, it worked really well for me, got 10gbps off cs go, but it doesn’t work with all games, on gta i got around 800mbps, you should give it a try, it’s a life saver!
  • how bad is it to play games of internal SSD with linux OS runnig of USB
    You can free up a considerable amount of space in Windows by deleting junk files and old windows updates. Run cleanmgr as administrator first (tick all the boxes), reboot and then download and run ccleaner. Further to that, you can seriously free up a ton of space by compressing your games library and program files folders - you can use Compactor for this.
  • Legit my only complaint is storage space | 2021-09-25
  • From 330gb+ down to 100gb~ (steam/epic) | 2021-09-21
    With Freaky Compactor ;
  • If you're on Windows, consider using NTFS filesystem compression to save a LOT of space used by your flight simulators. | 2021-07-26
    The tool in the image is Compactor, a GUI front end to the Windows compact.exe built-in tool to utilise NTFS filesystem compression.
  • Pawsey accidentally leaks specs of AMD MI-Next GPU | 2021-07-06
    Compactor (GUI for built-in win 10 transparent compression) works really well for games, often getting 0.30x-0.65x compression ratios, game updates only decompress and patch what they need and then you just have to rerun the tool to recompress them. depending on your CPU, some games even load faster.
  • Why does my game still stutter after a GPU upgrade?
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI
  • Is there an alternative to compile Rust in Windows without having to have a 6GB SDK along just for the linker? | 2021-05-27
    It compresses quite well, at least.


Posts with mentions or reviews of pcsx2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-04.
  • Framerate issues. Unsure if my computer isn't strong/fast enough or if I've made a mistake somewhere | 2021-10-16
    I tried installing the newest build but the issues seem to be the same, even with all your recommended settings. The game is rated as playable on , and other games are running fine, so I'm assuming Ratchet and Clank 2 is just a bit too hardware intensive for my laptop. Thanks for the advice though, I do appreciate it
  • Do cashies/pawn shops still have PlayStation 2 games? | 2021-10-11
    Which model Mac do you have? If you've got OpenEmu up and running, I'm surprised you can't get something like PCSX2 up and running. There is even an M1 port here if you have a new Mac with the fancy CPU...
  • Isn't it weird that Kaga Sagas aren't being throughly played and analyzed by the big name Fire Emblem Youtubers?
    Idk how good your computer is, but I've heard it through the grapevine that ePSXe works very well even on mediocre computers, as does PCSX2; I've... heard of other people using those emulators for TRS and Berwick respectively. ePSXe does not require any BIOS. As for PCSX2, BIOS can be found very easily via a simple DuckDuckGo search
  • Idk what I’m doing | 2021-10-02
  • Why do I almost hate that I'd buy these games for the 4th time without a second thought if we got a 4k remaster like this? | 2021-10-02
    I use pcxs2 for emulation which is more or less the ps2 emulator. They host their website at which also includes all guides you should need related to starting to emulate ps2 games.
  • Who remembers this Gem? | 2021-10-02
  • Trouble with TOCA 3 on PCSX2, any suggestions? Not sure how to solve this...thanks! | 2021-09-30
    I don't have any problems with the PAL version: Because of somes change(not supporting .BZ format anymore) i mainly use a 1.7.0 version from 18 sep 2020:
  • Finally have a computer that can run emulators. Wish me luck gamers. | 2021-09-15
    emulator Bios you will need to install the emulator persona 3 FES ROM
  • I tried replicating the Spider Tank fight in Cyberpunk 2077. Swipe to see full shots.
  • Ex Windows users what do you miss?
    pcsx2 has an very convenient appimage build now, no need to subscribe to (already outdated) repository! See latest build here: in artifacts section.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and pcsx2 you can also consider the following projects:

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

duckstation - Fast PlayStation 1 emulator for x86-64/AArch32/AArch64

dolphin - Dolphin is a GameCube / Wii emulator, allowing you to play games for these two platforms on PC with improvements.

ppsspp - A PSP emulator for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, written in C++. Want to contribute? Join us on Discord at or just send pull requests / issues. For discussion use the forums on

yuzu - Nintendo Switch Emulator

Play- - Play! - PlayStation 2 Emulator

xenia - Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project

binmerge - Tool to merge multiple bin/cue tracks into one. Great for redump.

Ryujinx - Experimental Nintendo Switch Emulator written in C#

melonDS - DS emulator, sorta

FreeDVDBoot - PlayStation 2 DVD Player Exploit

qBittorrent-Enhanced-Edition - [Unofficial] qBittorrent Enhanced, based on qBittorrent