RPCS3 PS3 Disassembler / Emulator for PC Boots Commercial Games
Following up on the previous revision and update news, Poetic.Injustice reports that the RPCS3 PS3 Disassembler / Emulator for PC now boots some commercial PlayStation 3 games including Disgaea 3 and Arkedo Series 02: Swap with details below.
To quote: RPCS3 is a New PS3 Emulator, Still In Early Stage, Boots Commercial Game #1
We know that a lot of you want to get your hands on a PS3 emulator. Well, that day may come sooner than expected, as a team of developers is currently working on a PS3 emulator that is able to boot a commercial game.
In the realm of emulation land, this is huge. Yes, this is laggy and buggy but the fact that an emulator can boot a commercial PS3 game is HUGE. The name of the emulator is RPCS3 and you can view a video from it running a commercial game below. Enjoy!
Wow, this is huge news! It'll be years before we get something playable, but it's a start.
New video showing the game running much better.
Disgaea 3 also showing some results. This is a test on the last revision of RPCS3. It requires to manually unpack a edat file and extract some firmware files into the /dev_flash/ folder. If you feel the desperate need to claim this is fake, please go away.
Video: RPCS3 PS3 Emulator - Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign Ingame
Following up on the previous updates, PlayStation 3 developer B1ackDaemon shared an RPCS3 (PS3 Emulator) WIP video via YouTube which shows footage of commercial PS3 game Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign running with details below.
To quote: "YouTube’s ‘B1ackDaemon’ has released a new video from RPCS3 – the most promising PS3 emulator that is currently under development – that shows in-game footage from Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign.
And while there is no doubt that there is still a lot of work to be done, it’s really cool witnessing the baby steps of this emulator."
Finally, from the video's caption: Notes: tested on latest rpcs3 commit b98b3241e7 ([Register or Login to view links]). Have some graphics issues, like missing texts in dialogs. To run game on Rpcs3 you need to replace key.edat file with decrypted one.
PC configuration: Core i5-760 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz, 6Gb DDR3-1333, GeForce GTX 470, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64.
Update: The PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 can now play over 20 commercial PS3 games, with an updated video and details below (via reddit.com/r/Games/comments/2msdbu/in_the_time_since_ps3_emulator_rpcs3_came_into/) as follows:
Supported PS3 Games:
Arkedo Series – 02 Swap!
Arkedo Series – 03 Pixel!
Crash Commando (1) (2)
Cross Channel: For All People
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (US and EU) (Intro)
Harem Tengoku da to Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Raiden IV: Overkill
Retro City Rampage
Sacred Citadel (1) (2)
Sonic CD (US and EU)
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (1) (2)
The Awakened Fate: Ultimatum
The Guided Fate Paradox (Intro)
Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign
Note: To run games on RPCS3 you need to replace key.edat file with a decrypted one.
Update #2: Finally, from PlayStation 3 developer AlexAltea (via zecoxao) comes Nucleus - A W.I.P. PS3 emulator with details below, as follows: