PS3 Emulator Boots First Commercial Game

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  1. WiiGetItDone
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    Earlier this week the developers of RPCS3 became the first to boot a commercial game on a PS3 emulator. This is a major milestone for the team, and for PS3 emulation.



    A lot has to be done before PS3 games will be playable on a PC, but this is the first step down that road.
    Check out the source for notes from one of the developers.

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  2. GamerzHell9137

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    Awesome ;o
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    Another big step towards actual game emulation. Pretty neat stuff. I imagine it will still be at least a couple of years until we a half decent emulator of any sort, and I'd certainly hate to see the specs required to pull off full speed PS3 emulation, but I'm still looking forward to seeing future progress.
     
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    Wow, that's awesome. I might actually be able to play Demon Souls in a few years.

    (Honestly, I didn't even know a PS3 emulator was in the works, so, just seeing this thread is awesome news to me.)
     
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    That's pretty sweet, especially considering how complex the CELL architecture is. Can't help but wonder what kind of a rig is capable of doing this sort of thing.
    There are PS3 emulators out there, but they were made for homebrew development purposes and they have no backup launching capabilities. This is a first, really.
     
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    High level emulation?
     
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    Hopefully with this we can finally play GTA V on PC :tpi:
     
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    That happened a lot sooner than I expected, but awesome none the less. Maybe I should have taken that bit about 360 emulation happening sooner rather than later more to heart
     
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    Nice, definately a step forward, cant wait to see more :)
     
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    If anyone thinks we will have an emulator for the PS3 that is mostly working and mostly full speed before about 2020 you need to dream on.
     
  12. trumpet-205

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    Yep. RPCS3 is 100% HLE at the moment.

    It'll be a long time before it starts using mix of LLE and HLE, like Dolphin and PCSX2.
     
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    That's pretty bloody impressive :blink:
     
  14. Celice

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    And it'll look amazing, too. Demon's Souls is a great game, but having tried it, coming from a PC perspective, everything was a blurry pixelated mess :(
     
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    lol I would happen to bet that the PC version of GTA V comes out before it becomes playable in this emulator. :P
     
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    ...That sounded a lot more inspiring in my head.
     
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    Guess you'll need a super computer to run PS3 games through emulation. PCSX2 already requires a fast processor, with four or more cores, to be able to run PS2 games accurately (even with speed hacks).

    Quantic computers here we go!
     
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    Is it me or do these games always get played first on a ps3 emu as the 'first official game'
     
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    Not true, PCSX2 doesn't use four cores, it can only use two, but there is an MTVU (muti-threaded vector unit) hack that can use three cores tops. Even then, you don't need a high end CPU to run it. I wish people would look at the specs before making it sound like you need a super fast PC. You need a decent mid-range PC, but not a high-end PC to get full speed in most games. :rolleyes: The Core i5 I have now runs most at full speed; games like MGS2 and MGS3 need an overclock though. Dual core CPUs are plenty. Quad core CPUs will be fine, as long as the clock speed per core is good enough, but PCSX2 won't use all four cores.
     
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    Thanks for the info. So this means higher clock speeds are the secret for a fast PS2 (and maybe Wii/Gamecube with Dolphin) emulation. Now I know why Hideo Kojima's PS2 games aren't running at full speed on my gaming PC.

    On my PC, I have an Asus 3 Formula motherboard, a Geforce 9600GT gpu and an Intel Core i7 processor with approximately 3.2 ~3.5ghz without any overclocking. Using latest PCSX2 version, some games run at full speed by default, but other ones need some tweaking. God of War 2 needs MTVU and frame skipping enabled. But I can't run MGS2 ~3 and ZoE2 at full speed, because they are very CPU intensive. I guess I'll need a faster CPU.