Hacked PS3 or Emulated PS3 on PC?

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  1. Krazekami
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    I was wondering which would be more effecient for maintaining a library of my favorite playstation games, a hacked PS3 (PS1-3 games) or just emulating it all on PC?

    I don't currently have a PS3 but was thinking about getting a cheap one somewhere but was wondering if it was ultimately worth it.
     
  2. DavidRO99

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    I dont think you can emulate PS3
     
  3. Justin14p

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    Emulating PS3 on PC is possible with RPCS3, but the emulator is unstable and game are laggy as hell (on low-spec PC, duh)
     
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    PS3 Emulation is in its infancy. Look up RPCS3.

    Best bet is to just buy an actual system.
     
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    You actually can. But it's not intended to run commercial games. Buuuut... technically... yes, it's possible. >> RPCS3.

    On topic, it will actually be better to get a hacked PS3 if you want to play all the games available on it, because the emulator can just run one or two commercial games at a stable performance. For PSOne and PSTwo, you can just download the emulators of the respective console and you'll be fine.
     
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    Ps3 emulation isn't currently a viable option. Also certain ps3 models are not downgradable/ hackable.
     
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    Wow! Y'all replied so quickly! Thanks for the answers. I'm new to this whole scene so I appreciate the prompt replies and look forward to getting down to business.

    ps3 it is.
     
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    Ps3 with a good custom firmware its the way to go, the ones i sold comes with the last Rebug firmware's, some gifts and extras ;D
     
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    Why is hacked so much of a necessity?
    The PS3 is old as fuck, and you can get a good variety of games second hand for less than 10€ on gamestop.
    It would be just a couple of games that you pay above 10€ for.

    Now, if you want emulate in PC I suppose you weren't suggesting hacked for homebrew.
     
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    Give me a minute ;D
     
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    I more or less want a solid place to keep all my favorite PS1 and PS2 games and play them comfortably. My old PS1 and PS2 no longer work and I prefer to consolidate or get things digitally now a days and not repay for games I've already bought. I never owned a PS3 but I'm down for getting some exclusives I missed out on.
     
  14. ScarletDreamz

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    Pm Sent! ;D
     
  15. Alex658

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    Well, in my case...
    Country: >>>>>> Venezuela.
    So yeah, there's that.

    I've explained around the forum my stance on the matter...
     
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    Your case I understand perfectly.
    But in the USA, the same as here in Germany you can actually find games in the stores and they are cheap.
     
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    If i ever leave this hell I'll most likely go legit, or legit+HB just to get game modifiers, or VC/eboots injects that aren't offered officially.
    I have a couple of original 3DS cartridges and used to have about 2 UMD's, but even if i wanted the ones I actually like they cost a ridiculous amount of money, or you aren't able to find them at all.