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RPCS3, the very impressive PlayStation 3 emulator continues advancing quickly with the team putting up a new report. This latest report covers April, with the delay being due to not having enough contributors. They're actually looking for help writing them, which you can apply for here.

Onto the good stuff now!

As always, they included some information on the total number of games that they class as Playable, can get in-game and so on. Going by the report, there's now 41.27% (1258) of titles that are actually playable which is an impressive milestone to reach. Going over the major changes, work continued on improving texture cache and the shader decompiler, which has helped towards fixing broken lighting, depth of field and fog in certain titles like Uncharted 2. On the Vulkan side, it has improved memory management, big improvements to rendering with NVIDIA GPUs, better save file/directory handling, DualShock 3 support on Linux thanks to Linux already having drivers for it they're now hooking into and so on.

Showing off some of the work being done, they made a new video showcasing the improvements with Sonic Unleashed and it's practically a night and day difference:

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Other noted titles include NCAA Football 09 and NCAA Football 10 that are now classed as playable, Madden NFL 11 is now playable, Madden NFL 13 and 09 can now get in-game, a lot of NBA games like NBA 2K7 and NBA 2K8 can now get in-game and so on.

See the full progress report here.

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Beamboom 17 June 2019 at 9:17 am UTC
Ok, so how does this work exactly? Do you need a bluray-drive in yor PC and then your PS3-games are firef up from the drive like a PS3, or is anything special needed to be done to transfer the game to the hard-drive?
Tiedemann 17 June 2019 at 9:39 am UTC
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BeamboomOk, so how does this work exactly? Do you need a bluray-drive in yor PC and then your PS3-games are firef up from the drive like a PS3, or is anything special needed to be done to transfer the game to the hard-drive?

From their page:

QuoteMethod A: We recommend that you dump your own PlayStation 3 titles from your own console. This is the most compatible way to migrate your disc-based titles and the only way to dump digital titles to your PC. To do this, you will need a PlayStation 3 system with custom firmware.

For dumping disc-based games, you need to use multiMAN homebrew software in order to dump your disc files. You can transfer those files over to a computer through an external drive or using a FTP connection between your PlayStation 3 and your computer.

Note: The PlayStation 3 has a maximum file size of 4GB. When dumping games which contain files bigger than 4GB, multiMAN will split those files. When you have your dump over on your computer, you must rejoin the split files back together with part merging software such as ps3merge, otherwise the dump won't work.

For dumping digital games, you must copy the game folder from dev_hdd0/game/GameID on your console over to the same path on your RPCS3 folder. You also need to get your console's IDPS, the game's RIF and ACT.DAT, in order to generate a .RAP license file to be used in the emulator.
It is also possible to dump digital content and licenses on any PS3 even without custom firmware, by the way of creating a system backup, and then extracting it with ps3xport software.

Method B: You can dump titles using your computer by using select compatible Blu-ray drives. Please note that you can only use this method if an .ird file is available online for the decryption of the disc. Not every Blu-ray drive will recognize PlayStation 3 titles due to how PlayStation 3 format discs are designed. Requirements for a Blu-Ray drive to be able to fully read PlayStation 3 discs are: Mediatek chipset and a +6 read offset.


https://rpcs3.net/quickstart


Last edited by Tiedemann on 17 June 2019 at 9:41 am UTC
Leopard 17 June 2019 at 10:37 am UTC
BeamboomOk, so how does this work exactly? Do you need a bluray-drive in yor PC and then your PS3-games are firef up from the drive like a PS3, or is anything special needed to be done to transfer the game to the hard-drive?

Either dumping game discs via one of the listed BD drivers at quickstart guide or dumping games from your own cfw'ed PS3.
Beamboom 17 June 2019 at 12:15 pm UTC
QuoteTo do this, you will need a PlayStation 3 system with custom firmware.
Oh, ok.

QuotePlease note that you can only use this method if an .ird file is available online for the decryption of the disc. Not every Blu-ray drive will recognize PlayStation 3 titles due to how PlayStation 3 format discs are designed.
Oh, ok.

/me turns away and continues with his life


Last edited by Beamboom on 17 June 2019 at 1:08 pm UTC
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