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PS3 emulator RPCS3 now supports high resolution rendering

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As promised, the developers of PS3 emulator RPCS3 have put out a blog post detailing the work they've been doing recently and it's pretty amazing.

RPCS3 now supports high resolution rendering, as shown off in their video:

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The difference is incredible, but we are talking about a games console that came out in 2006, PC hardware has moved along so far from what was possible with the PS3.

On top of that, Anisotropic Filtering (AF) up to 16x is now in as well, which can help games even further with providing a clear image.

In future, they plan to add in custom anti-aliasing, texture scaling algorithms and hopefully more!

If you wish to try it, you can download an AppImage from this page. It doesn't require any installation, no root rights are needed. Just make it executable and run it. That's not the end of getting it to work though, as it still needs PlayStation 3 firmware files which can be downloaded from Sony, see more on the quickstart guide.

Of course, you then need some games to actually play. I'm unsure how legal it is in my own country to backup games from a PS3 to play in an emulator, so I won't be touching it myself. Doesn't stop me marvelling in the progress of RPCS3!

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Pompesdesky 10 October 2017 at 10:14 am UTC
Does simply putting an original game disc in one's PC drive work with the emulator ? That should be pretty legal I guess.
Code Artisan 10 October 2017 at 10:20 am UTC
Emulating the ps3? Are these guys sadomasochists?
Kiba 10 October 2017 at 10:23 am UTC
Well, if you bought the game through the PSN or you have the discs i think is pretty legitimate to download them by torrent.
I mean, i've bought Demon Souls on the Store long time ago and i don't care about law, i paid for a digital game and nothing is stopping me to play it on my PC, i can't sell it to anyone since it's a digital purchase so if the "law" comes saying that i'm doing illegal stuff i don't care at all.
hardpenguin 10 October 2017 at 11:00 am UTC
I really appreciate these short updates on RPCS3 progress PS3 emulation on a level already achieved with PSX and PS2 would be a great thing to have
DrMcCoy 10 October 2017 at 11:25 am UTC
PompesdeskyDoes simply putting an original game disc in one's PC drive work with the emulator

No. They're Blu-Ray disc, and many PC Blu-Ray drives won't read them. And even if they do, getting the data correctly is still a lot of busy work.
Lakorta 10 October 2017 at 12:32 pm UTC
KibaWell, if you bought the game through the PSN or you have the discs i think is pretty legitimate to download them by torrent.
It isn't in most countries. For one, the torrented version may differ from the version you bought/own, also torrenting not only downloads but uploads too.
Gonza565 10 October 2017 at 1:21 pm UTC
Very nice. I hope an Xbox 360 emulator comes along one day.
BOYSSSSS 10 October 2017 at 2:51 pm UTC
Gonza565Very nice. I hope an Xbox 360 emulator comes along one day.
Like Xenia, it's still too early for any game to run on it though.
Kiba 10 October 2017 at 4:01 pm UTC
Lakorta
KibaWell, if you bought the game through the PSN or you have the discs i think is pretty legitimate to download them by torrent.
It isn't in most countries. For one, the torrented version may differ from the version you bought/own, also torrenting not only downloads but uploads too.
Sony isn't giving me the option to download the raw data from their PSN servers to my PC, i'll do whatever i need to do for playing MY games, i have more than 800 games on Steam and i'm against piracy, but i'm not a Sony/Valve/Whatever bootlicker.
And yes, torrenting means uploading too, but i'm not responsible of people downloading isos thet they didn't paid for. That's Sony's problem, just like Atlus, they don't want to release their games on PC because they have some shitty contract with Sony or something and now cry about P5 on emulators, well, i didn't invent capitalism so that is none of my business.
In the other hand, i've paid 2 times for Disgaea, just because devs released their two first games for PC (Linux included on Disgaea2), paid 2 times for a lot of games to be honest, if they realease Demon Souls and Dragon's Crown on Steam i'll buy both, and i can still play them on PS3, but i hate consoles in general, hate their resolution and crappy framerate.
cRaZy-bisCuiT 10 October 2017 at 7:30 pm UTC
It's not that you should care about people downloading ISOs they did not pay for. It's more about that some countries, e.g. Germany, prohibit especially uploading copyrighted material. It's for the sake of that fact that people should pay attention.
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