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PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 has a new report out, over 40% of listed games now "Playable"
17 June 2019 at 9:39 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?

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.

Rocket League's Radical Summer event and limited-time Ghost Hunt mode is live, here's a look at it
11 June 2019 at 5:37 pm UTC

I like the new content but the game mode is just frustrating. The ball movement is too erratic when following a player and it stops when not touched for a while so I ended up giving up on it.

God-game city-builder 'The Universim' continues to evolve with the latest update out now
6 June 2019 at 11:58 pm UTC

Looking forward to more stuff from these guys. They really take their game seriously and have been great at communicating and explaining things all the way from the Kickstarter campaign.
I do agree though that it feels more like a city builder than a god game so far but it looks good and have a lovely charm.

DRM has been blown out the airlock, as X4: Foundations for Linux is now on GOG
6 June 2019 at 11:50 pm UTC Likes: 2

I love this game. I played it exclusively for 3-4 weeks when I first bought it and will pick it up again. I played it with the beta 4 of this patch so I'm looking forward to getting back into it.

There isn't as much hand holding as some may want and I'm totally fine with that as I expected it from having played X3 a lot. It's actually one of the things I like about it. The UI etc. needs to be improved but if you have the patience you will be rewarded by trial/error and sometimes just a couple of brain cells will get you there. It does have bugs but saving often is a must anyway as you will have other surprises. That does not mean that I have encountered anything that have been game breaking yet (progress) and I have only had a couple of CTDs in 350+ hours.

I went into this knowing that the guys making it will support it for a long time, have great forums for bug reports and devs that care and interacts with the community. Small company so things takes time. There's already a lot of mods and there'll be a lot more as the time goes. It's kind of like the truck simulator games from SCS.
Lots of guides, YT videos, wiki stuff (also from egosoft themselves) to help you when you need it. I've had to look things up even though the tutorial showed me something 40 hours ago cause.... yeah you forget

It is as relaxing/stressful as you make it but you need to give it time. It's kind of like an MMO where no single part will win an award for best in class but where the overall feel is the big winner if you get hooked.

Slime Rancher is getting another big free expansion soon, plus a sweet looking cosmetic DLC
2 June 2019 at 4:55 pm UTC

I'll be more than happy to give these guys some more $. Used a lot of time in this game and it has been the best EA experience I've ever had.

Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 13, your weekly round-up podcast is here
21 May 2019 at 1:46 pm UTC

dpanterAlways good content in a nice small package. What is going on with the audio though? Very low volume this time and strange compression artifacts. Like you are pushing too strong mic pop filtering + compression or something.
On the video and the ogg/mp3 or just one of them?

Could you give me any timestamps? I've gone over with both speakers and headphones and to me, they all sound really clear so I'm a little confused

If you play ep 12, then 13 at the same audio level you should really hear the difference.

It's not the biggest issue in the world but it was just so noticeable compared to other YT videos I watch.
The MP3 files are the same btw.

Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 13, your weekly round-up podcast is here
20 May 2019 at 10:32 pm UTC

liamdaweOh don't worry, it's not too much trouble. Just wanting to know how much interest there is, as it usually has very little in the way of comments

You must be doing something right then ;)

But yeah, I agree with dpanter, the volume was a bit low this time.

Farm Life, the Match 3 game about restoring a farm has been released for Linux and it's lovely
9 May 2019 at 12:01 am UTC

gurvI wanted to buy it unfortunately it's not on steam (or GOG) and you need a Paypal account to buy it!
Like WTF!
It seems these days it's impossible to make a guest payment with Paypal.
I really hate Paypal

Isn't there an option to select "pay with credit card or something" without actually having a PP account?
There is on some other sites I've used and that worked fine even though PP is processing it.

Not a fan op PP either but they're too big, like google and all the others

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