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PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavenly Sword now runs in RPCS3 emulator

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The people working on RPCS3 sure do some amazing work, this PlayStation 3 emulator is truly the stuff of dreams for game preservation and another big title is now playable.

Heavenly Sword was developed by Ninja Theory and released originally in 2007 exclusively for the PlayStation 3, this was due to Sony themselves publishing. Ninja Theory later went onto make more popular titles like DmC: Devil May Cry and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Writing in the YouTube video description, the team mentioned how multiple major bugs have been fixed over June and July including frequent out of video memory issues and broken shadows. Their new footage of Heavenly Sword is a nice 60FPS, take a look:

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They also mentioned that in order to actually run it at 60FPS, you will need to create a custom config for RPCS3. To do so they said to right click the game, and pick the "create custom configuration" option. Once there, "go to the advanced settings tab and change vblank to 120hz". Additionally, by default the game uses the PS3 controller SIXAXIS for projectile aiming but this can be turned off in the settings.

Once again, amazing work coming out of the emulation scene and RPCS3 is open source too. Download it from the official website.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Emulation, Open Source | Apps: RPCS3
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7 comments

Calinou 24 Aug
Fun fact: Heavenly Sword's source code is publicly available, which is pretty uncommon for a console exclusive.
Dunc 24 Aug
Hey, that looks pretty good. I'll have to see if I can pick up a copy... for my PS3, because there's no way my machine's emulating it at 60fps.
dorron 25 Aug
Awesome game. Shame it didn't get a sequel...
Patola 25 Aug
Quoting: CalinouFun fact: Heavenly Sword's source code is publicly available, which is pretty uncommon for a console exclusive.
Weird. If this game is a console exclusive, why does this repository have a code_pc directory? Do they plan to port it to PC?


Last edited by Patola on 25 August 2020 at 7:31 am UTC
Ehvis 25 Aug
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Quoting: Patola
Quoting: CalinouFun fact: Heavenly Sword's source code is publicly available, which is pretty uncommon for a console exclusive.
Weird. If this game is a console exclusive, why does this repository have a code_pc directory? Do they plan to port it to PC?

Might just be that the engine supports PC, but that it was never used for this game.
Gooda 26 Aug
Glad to see that RPCS3 is still making excellent progress.

It would be nice if The Last of Us becomes playable, still waiting on that one.
Palanca 30 Aug
Hi Liam, thanks for all your hard work.

Your site is the best, and I've been visiting it for a while now.

The other thing, thanks for treating your readers like adults.

In other more magazines (spanish with windows/consoles but no mention to GNU/Linux) to speak of this wonderful project (technically) they moderate to you by piracy ?wtf¿
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