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The PS3 emulator 'RPCS3' has a new development report out, progress is great

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RPCS3, the open source emulator for the Playstation 3 has a new progress report out and it's looking really good.

First, check out their little teaser video that shows some of it off:

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To be honest, I'm actually shocked by their progress. It really is incredible that they've now managed to get the number of games that don't even boot to under 100, as of the latest report it's down to 88 from 141 the month before—that's incredible progress for such a short amount of time. They've adjusted the way games are reporting now too, so they are merging different regions together.

For Vulkan, they managed to fix an issue with Z-culling, this fixes things like sun shining through objects and results in a performance increase. On top of that, if you're using Linux and NVIDIA GPUs, they also fixed an issue with broken graphics.

They also added a compatibility tab to the launcher UI, so you don't need to go directly to the website to see that status of games added:

There's loads more, do check out their blog post.

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ggm 4 January 2018 at 11:53 am UTC
Totally awesome!

I waiting for switch emulator now!

:p
tonyrh 4 January 2018 at 12:15 pm UTC
Do you know of any games that run perfect? They list as "playable" games with choppy audio and graphical glitches.
coolbober 4 January 2018 at 1:40 pm UTC
My laptop is too old for this emulator, however all games which I tried runs well.
Leopard 4 January 2018 at 7:25 pm UTC
QuoteThis cult classic and in the shadow of the popular title NieR Automata saw major improvements to graphics this month thanks to a combination of different fixes by kd-11. Previously it had broken lighting, wrong colors, and sometimes missing graphics. All of this is fixed now and, at least at a glance, the game looks just fine. In fact, performance is improved as well and it is certainly possible to basically perform like a real PS3 in the range of 20 – 30 FPS at this point, given a modern CPU with AVX 2 and TSX support. Except this is only partially true. See, the above screenshots were taken on Linux, and the game indeed performs as shown there. However for the same user with the same hardware, and really everyone else too, performance is only about a third of this on Windows. This was investigated by kd-11 but no conclusions could quickly be drawn as to why this is the case. In general RPCS3 performs roughly the same on Windows and Linux, though it is known that some games can run a few percent faster on Linux due to the nature of the operating system. That there is such a massive difference in Nier is unexplainable for now though.

A glorious moment.

Joking aside , i hope they can fix the Windows side.
GustyGhost 4 January 2018 at 7:30 pm UTC
's/emulator/liberator/'
Luke_Nukem 4 January 2018 at 10:24 pm UTC
Given how complex the PS3 hardware is, this is bloody amazing work!
christooss 4 January 2018 at 10:25 pm UTC
I'm truly hyped for Fat Princess.
Joeyboots80 6 January 2018 at 10:18 pm UTC
I've been waiting for something like this. I'm impressed by what they have accomplished thus far as everyone knows how exotic the PS3's hardware was. Very few development studios were able to utilize it's power fully. Exciting stuff.
DMJC 7 January 2018 at 7:29 pm UTC
Yay. I am so ridiculously happy about this. My house got broken into two years ago and they stole over 50 PS3 games. I didn't have insurance and was screwed. This will let me replay all my old games without having to re-buy everything. Very very happy to see this news.
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