RPCS4 emulator for PC Windows
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RPCS4 is an open-source virtualization-based PS4 emulator project written in C++ for PC compatible with Windows.
This is the first and the only PS4 emulator which allows you to play Play Station 4 games on computer desktop devices.
RPCS4 emulator can runs most of the PS4 exclusive titles on high-end systems with some bugs/glitches as it is still in beta.
This project is a private project being worked on by one of the original developers of RPCS3, DH.
Little is known about the project at this time, but what we do know is that it’s expected to run on Unix-likes, and can boot PS4 games without graphics.
This is a parallel project to RPCS3, and nobody from the current RPCS3 team is directly involved (in other words, this project does not impact RPCS3 development).
The GitHub repo hasn’t been updated since 2016, and it appears to only exist as a placeholder until the project is released.
It is still being worked on although it is in early stages.
You can now play PS4 games on PC at variable frame rates with a smooth experience as most of the titles can now run at 60 FPS and beyond.
All components & plugins of RPCS4 is open source except the core executable.
The advanced settings menu lets users tune in-game resolution, add post-processing effects, and extend visual enhancement features.
RPCS4 emulator uses SPIR-V for hardware-accelerated virtualization – it is a low-level shader language used in the Vulkan graphics API.
The current state of RPCS4 emulator at booting decrypted kernels can be followed in the issue tracker: both PS4 4.55 and PS4 5.00 have been tested.
There will be frequent releases which you can get from the downloads section on the link button below.
The following table lists the minimum system requirements for running this application:
|OS||Windows 7 (or newer)|
|CPU||Octa core 2.0 GHz (or higher)|
|RAM||8 GB (12 GB recommended)|
|GPU||GTX 1080 (or higher)|
|Storage||128 MB (or more)|
The performance may vary depending on hardware configuration, so you must comply with the recommended requirements to run the app with the best experience on your device.
This app is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.
You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version.
This version implements the following features:
- Statically linked binary with no dependencies except GL and SDL2
- Additional rightstick keys for laptop keyboards
- Support simple compute shader, compute ring, cube maps
- Use Direct Input to emulate pad
- Improved CPU multi core magamement system (for Windows 10 only)
All the updates have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.
The latest version of this app is available on the link button below.
- Download the .zip archive
- Extract the .zip archive on a folder
- Select the folder containing the extracted file
- Open the file .exe as administrator
- Press install button
- Launch the software
- Read the other instructions on the .txt file
This guide/tutorial answers the following questions:
- How to install RPCS4 emulator on Windows?
- How to play PS4 games on Windows?
- Can I run PS4 emulator on Windows?
- How to download RPCS4 emulator PC?
- Is RPCS4 emulator safe?
- Is there a PS4 emulator for PC?
- Is RPCS4 emulator legal?
This application may be compatible with the following operating system:
|Mac OS||Not aviable|