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Another great progress report is up for the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3

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Another report to show of the incredible progress on the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 is up. This time covering July, as they continue to catch up on all the work done.

Compatibility continues slowly improving with 1,347 games now being classed as actually playable. Sounds like quite a busy cycle, with a lot of pull requests being merged from both regular and new contributors.

There's been some major improvements to the Gran Turismo series like headlights and taillights being correctly rendered, rainbow texture corruption caused by poor handling of non-linear textures was solved and further improvements to their MSAA implementation. Coverage Sample Anti-aliasing (CSAA) is also now implemented, which fixes foliage in titles like Gran Turismo 6, Gran Turismo Academy and also GTA V.

Boosting their support for peripherals, Microphones are now supported! It will even let you emulate the SingStar-branded microphones required by SingStar. They also said you can now play "all" instruments in games like Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all Rock Band track packs making them fully playable.

Metal Gear Solid 4 can now actually get in-game which is fantastic:

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Other noted games include both NieR Replicant and Gestalt being able to break the 30FPS cap, Megazone 23 – Aoi Garland now has good enough performance to be playable, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 can be played from start to finish and Mist of Chaos is now playable.

Additionally SSX can now get in-game but has low performance, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 can now get in-game and Miyazato Sankyoudai Naizou Sega Golf Club can now go in-game but needs further testing.

There's plenty more, see the report here if interested in all the details.

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linuxcity 10 September 2019 at 10:52 am UTC
i wish there was a way to install llvm 8.0.1 becuase this needs it for amd cards to even work.that is an annoying workaround.manjaro has it installed but why not pop os or any other distro unless im missing something.if anyone knows how to get this installed to the latest llvm let me know.
BOYSSSSS 10 September 2019 at 1:06 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 10 September 2019 at 2:21 pm UTC
BOYSSSSSShould have linked this video RPCS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4 graphics fixed in one week! (4k Gameplay)
I'm simply going by the blog post, that seems to be a newer video they will talk about in the next update ;)
Purple Library Guy 10 September 2019 at 4:07 pm UTC
One definite difference between PCs and consoles is that a PC can emulate old consoles, but a console cannot emulate old PCs (or other old consoles for that matter). General purpose computing for the win!
GustyGhost 10 September 2019 at 10:58 pm UTC
QuoteOne definite difference between PCs and consoles is that a PC can emulate old consoles, but a console cannot emulate old PCs (or other old consoles for that matter). General purpose computing for the win!

Or, more accurately, console's true masters do not allow PC emulation to be run.
Purple Library Guy 11 September 2019 at 3:11 am UTC
GustyGhost
QuoteOne definite difference between PCs and consoles is that a PC can emulate old consoles, but a console cannot emulate old PCs (or other old consoles for that matter). General purpose computing for the win!

Or, more accurately, console's true masters do not allow PC emulation to be run.
Well, yes. A console is basically a locked down/crippled computer, artificially constrained in what it's allowed to do. But that's why it's not a general purpose computer; the result is that it isn't one.
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