The experimental PS3 emulator for the PC, the RPCS3 has been underdeveloped from a very long time and we have seen lots of improvements since it was launched like support for DirectX 12 etc., but February was a big month and brought lots of changes to it. The team behind the emulator posted a report on what was improved in recent weeks. Such changes include graphics enhancements, improvements in Gamepads support, and plenty of other fixes in games like Person 5, Atelier Rorona, Totori, Meruru, Ayesha, Ar Tonelico Qoga, Trinity Universe, Tekken 6, and Project Diva F 2nd.

Over 94 games are completely playable in RPCS3 PS3 Emulator for PC

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon: Before and After
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon: Before and After

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The talented graphics developer kd-11 made great changes this month fixing a lot of graphical issues in several games. With fixes to RTT shader access Catherine went from a half screen mess to looking perfect with Vulkan and DirectX 12. Several other games were also fixed with this commit such as Turbo Super Stunt Squad and Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Moreover Eternal Sonata’s main menu isn’t black anymore.

When checking the compatibility list you can see that 94 games are completely playable, while 362 can be played, but with some small bugs and problems.

The developers already have goals set for a future, which include enhancing game compatibility, the Linux client and making the PS3 Emulator for PC more user friendly by automating some tasks like selecting the appropriate “sprx” files. The ultimate goal, of course, is to fully emulate the PS3, support the direct loading of PS3 disks, peripheral support, and load automation of the PS3 firmware inside the emulator.

RPCS3 can be downloaded from the official website at this link.

Specifications of the PC used to record The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon gameplay via RPCS3 PS3 Emulator for PC:

  • Graphics card: GeForce GTX 780Ti
  • Processor: Intel Core-i7 4790K 4.4GHz
  • Ram: 2x4Gb DDR3 @2133mhz

Update: I accidentally uploaded ESX featured image, but I can vouch that RPCS3 is definitely legit. 

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