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News of the Nintendo Wii U emulator running Mario Kart 8 broke last week, with fans excited to see the future of Wii U emulation on the PC. But now there's a tease of a PlayStation 3 emulator, running under DirectX 12

YouTuber 'John GodGames' has teased the DX12 version of RPVS3 - his PS3 emulator - running After Burner: Climax, Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit and Silent Hill 3. Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit has some broken visuals and noticeable artifacts, but it runs. Now all we need to see running on this is Metal Gear Solid or Uncharted, and the real fun begins - which will most likely result in big lawsuits from companies if this ever goes mainstream.

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Cool stuff! Living the progress of this! Can't wait to retire my PS3 and run everything from my very own Steam box HTPC
 

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Awesome to see such fantastic progress. I'm definitely excited to see where this will be in a couple years time.
 

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Maybe this is an stupid question but couldn't Sony just tell not to publish an emulator? Or does that part just go for the games?
 

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Maybe this is an stupid question but couldn't Sony just tell not to publish an emulator? Or does that part just go for the games?
I'm just guessing here, but I think the hardware and technology are patented and that runs out after so many years. Which is why emulators are legal. Also why you see copycat Nintendos and Segas now.

Games on the other hand are copyrighted and that does not run out. Which is why roms are illegal, or legal gray area if you own a physical copy of the game.

That's my best guess as the reason, but anyone is welcome to correct me if I got it wrong.
 

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emulators are only legal if they have been reverse engineered and don't use any copyrighted software in its making
 

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One might think that Silent Hill Collection in that video does run bad, but that is pretty damn close to how well the PS3 runs SH2 + SH3 (I played through them last month and they stutter terribly)
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On topic : Great to see progress, though I don't know which PS3 exclusive games are left over that I want to play. Maybe Red Dead Redemption or Demon's Souls. If they manage to fix the framerate for Emulator
 

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The performance don't look bad for the 1st game, but they are using i7 6700K @4.6GHz

I wonder how many cores the emulator use ? PCSX2 & Dolphin only use around 2 cores
 

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My PS3 Died this is just what I need lol.
 

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Anyone experienced with the technical aspects of this: does PS3 emulation depends too much on single thread performance? I know it uses a PPC architecture, and a has a GeForce GPU and run a modified version of FreeBSD. Does it make it easier to develop an emulator compared to the PS2 for example? What about the strong protection mechanisms?
 

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It's amazing to see that the RPSC3 developers got their emulator running on DX12! It's going to be really awesome to see what they do next with it! This emulator is really coming along well!
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YouTuber 'John GodGames' has teased the DX12 version of RPVS3 - his PS3 emulator - running After Burner: Climax, Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit and Silent Hill 3. Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit
Interesting wording there, this YouTuber has alot of gameplay footage from different emulators and games, is the writer implying that they made the emulator?
I could be wrong, but I don't think they are apart of the development team.
 
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