poor you. i legally own a ps2. but i also have ps2 emulators on my computer.

if i want to play a japanese game i toss in the .bin file for the japanese bios.
if i want to play a american game i toss in the .bin for the US bios.

ps2 emulation takes alot of cpu power(roughly 3.7 GHz and 1024mb ram and i suggest at least a 128mb video card and windows xp pro for 3d rendering capabilities)