PS3 Emulator RPCS3 - Full Setup 4K MAX Settings!
Good. Day guys Austin, E and in this one today we. Are playing, PlayStation, 3, games on our PC. Yep. There is an emulator is named our PC, s3. We've covered it quite a few times on this channel but, today I'm gonna take you from, start to. Finish, playing. Not, just the games but, we're gonna be enhancing, them we're gonna be pushing to the limit, we're, gonna be playing this, to the maximum, configuration. That these games have ever seen, 4k, maximum. Frame rate maximum. Enhancements. Maximum, everything. Maximus, Maximus, that's what we're doing today so. Without further ado, let's. Get, stuck, in. So. Before we start getting stuck into this then I do need to give out a Gypsys, warning otherwise, I know they'll be tantrums, and tears this. Is a pretty cutting-edge emulator. Is pretty, damn new in the grand scheme of things and the enhancements. And the progress that this is making means. That you do need a pretty, good computer, for this to run it doesn't have to be a rocket, ship of a PC it just needs to be up to a certain kind of standard, I'm talking. About I 5 and above I'm talking, about possibly, Rison if you've got it that works like a dream I'll, put all the specifications on, the screen so you can see minimum, and recommended and, I, would say that, even though it does demand a lot it's, pretty easy to put together a PC, that suits this kind of makeup and emulators. In general pretty soon on the channel I'll be making a build it should come up to about three hundred US dollars complete. PC, build that would be suited for these kind of emulators and also. For. PC, gaming oh so a certain kinda standard obviously, it's three hundred books in hooker again blistering. Technology. For that but, hopefully that should dry some eyes and should, put some of this to rest as progress, obviously develops, with the emulator those, requirements, will come down and down as performance, increases. Compatibility. Increases. That's, the journey of an emulator there is no good. Emulator, straight, out the box it takes a long time to progress through that stage so, enjoy, the journey enjoy, this video and at least by the end of it you will know exactly what your PC can do what, this emulator, can do and the, hope for the future so. Let's do, this. Okay. So the first thing that we're gonna do is actually get the emulator, itself, set up and ready to rumble so links, in description down below it will guide you to this, website, here which is the, official, RPC. S3. Emulator. Website. Now to be honest it's. Not nothing related, but it is probably one of the best websites I've seen for an emulator it is, looking, good and there is so much information on it the Peru, at your own leisure now. There is links to the progress, site. Which is basically what they've been doing and what they want to do for future plans as a link to their discord, it's got a healthy community around, it people helping out all that kind of stuff and also, there's a link to their github where, you, can have a look at a code you, can get involved if you're that way inclined and well. It's open source anybody, can get a bug into anything so. What. We're going to do is actually get this downloaded, know at the top of the page there is some various, tabs guides different, sections we're gonna focus on download, however on the splash page there is normally a big download link which is the most recent version so I'm gonna click on that which will guide me to this, now.
At The top normally, you've got the most up-to-date version, this emulator is pretty, much developed on a daily basis sometimes more sometimes it is a day it all depends on who's been working on what and what kind of breakthroughs they've been making now. It is best, choice, to use the most up-to-date version that's normal the one that's got the most breakthroughs, the most compatible and, more. Times I would. Say the best performance, so click. On the link here it will download the, most recent version as we can see it doesn't take long it's a 7-zip, format, file which, means that you should be using 7-zip to extract it so, because I've already got 7-zip. Installed, on my PC if I always click on this it, will open up the window as you can see here so this is that your emulator within, the compressed file, so. What I want to do is extract this to wherever it is that I want to put this emulator so, for this example today, I'm gonna put on my desktop, beaker as well it's a demo so I get to show, it to you guys RP. Cs3. So I'm going to label it and, also going to put it as demo so I know which version of the simulator it is that I'm working on and, then. I'm going. To highlight all these files and I'm simply going to drag it into that fold that I just created on my desktop or wherever it is that you put it on your PC once, that's done then exit. Out of there we. Can now see all these files in all their glory within, the actual folder, next, what we need to do is get, it so, well. If the emulator works now this emulator. Uses. What used to be called like the BIOS files so in the word systems, are consoles, they, would have an operating system on the console itself this enables, it to work well. Obviously, so the system actually works and also. Gives, it access to, actually boot games and get them working properly taking. Assets from the actual, software that's on the system itself so. Our PC. S3 is no different, but luckily instead, of having to dump them from the consoles, or to get them from buggy websites, online you, can actually get it from the official Sony. Website so, again the, links in description down, below it will guide you to this website here, which is the official, Sony. PlayStation. 3 system software, this is the firmware which. Basically. Is on your PlayStation 3 or where go do is put this on to the emulator so, it acts the same way to get our game to work in simple, case download. Update however this is quite large my internet is shocking, so, I'm not gonna make you sit through here while I download, I'm just a bit cancel. Exit. Out of there and as. We can see if already got downloaded to, my desktop now. To get this installed first, off what we're gonna need to do is launch the emulator now, as you see we've got various different files and folders already, here once I launch this it's got to make more files and folders, as it embeds itself on our system it's gonna make configuration files, it's gonna make folders for things to go in and it's, going to set up a profile, that we are going to be putting in for it well have a configuration, so.
Double-click. It, first. For you go see is a little pop-up saying blahdy blahdy blah and to, get started you must install the PlayStation, 3 firmware we've just downloaded that i'ma go do it now please refer, to the QuickStart guide I'll show you that in just a second, founded, in the official website for further information if you have any further questions please, refer to the frequent ask questions again, look over that in just a second and they've also got support on their forums and discord, once, that's all that done click on I've, read it don't, show me again because it's a pain in the ass popping up every time and then click continue now be the last you see of that now. What, we need to do is get our firmware actually. On the emulator so it's a simple case of clicking on file, install. Firmware. And now, what we can do is go to our desktop or. Wherever is you downloaded, it to find, the ps3, update, pup that's the file that we just downloaded and, it. Will now install, itself, onto the emulator now. This, emulator, needs, to change the way that games and software, is rendered. Through the emulator to put this into layman's terms it's kind of changes. In the language so the emulator knows helps to interpret, games and software so, what it'll do is it will do it automatically, or be aware that this will happen so once I click OK, as, we can see is now compiling. Ppyou, modules don't worry about this it may go slower, or faster depending, on what kind of system you run in the more cause you've got it well, really. Starts. To speed this all look but be aware that this will happen when you install new software such. As games and all that kind of stuff and you launch them for the first time this. Will all be done automatically, but, it can be a pain in the ass if you've got big games, because the first time we launched them you gotta get that once. It's done then that is it that's the last you'll see of it so you can delete your pup file whatever it is you downloaded, it the emulator, is now already and if you wish to minimize this as we can see it's, now made all those files and folders that I was talking about and embedded itself on our, system. Next. Thing we're going to do is get, our controllers. Working, so in the. Configuration. Tab here you, should have one called, pads click on that and as we can see opens, up and we've got gamepad, settings for up to seven players depending, on what kind of controllers. You've got all that kind of stuff you can do, different configurations, tests. And play around at your own leisure but for us we're just getting a controller setup so you know how this works now, controller, wise you. Can pretty, much play any controller, with this emulator I haven't. Tested all the ones in the world but pretty much every, controller I've thrown at this where it just be a generic bluetooth Xbox, 1s PlayStation. 3 PlayStation 4 they, all work as long as they're already compatible, with your Windows, PCs, or in other words you've got whatever firmware. Is needed to get the actual, joystick. To show up in Windows once, all that's done then I'm using an Xbox one s Pub they're just good to go out of the box so I just need to configure it so first thing we need to do is certain, the agile paddle, so. That's me bow ended up next. Thing what I want to do is to tell it what kind of want to use so for me using an Xbox one s pad I'm going to use X input. It. Will automatically, assign a Pat number it, goes, in basically whatever sequence, you plugged in your putts so for me the first one that I plugged in would leave it zero so no leave, that as it is leave. It as default profile, next what I do is get the configuration now, at this point depending on what pads you put in there it may differ from the kind of configuration.
What. Is on the screen so sick, time go for all these beep add up left. Right, down, and then, just go through them all. And then, once you've done all that you should get down to this section here which is analog dead zones for those of you who are unaware what this kind of thing is as you, move your, actual. Analog. Stick you, can see a little blue thing that is mimicking. The movement of your stick on the screen this, little red zone, here is your dead zone so any kind of interaction, that, is moved within that dead zone will, not be registered, through the emulator itself only when you go past that red zone now. That's great because it means that if your sticks are not dead Central when the idling means that your player doesn't slowly start walking around and all that kind of good stuff but, you don't want it too big because then you would have to move your stick all the way to the left or right to get actual. Movement. From your place so, a good idea is to simply. Do. The radius of this red circle so it's close but not touching it so you've. Still got a bit of leeway a buffer zone in case your stick doesn't naturally. Go, back to its center position all the time and the, same thing with the other once. I stun then click save and that's your controller set up obviously. Did this for your various different players depending, on what control you've got going on and once that's done click OK and that will now embed, itself controller, wise onto your system and you're now pretty much ready, to rumble, with the games. Now. When you're getting your games working, this. Is going to be the most complicated side, of all this I think because. There is so many different ways of putting them into your emulator there's, so many different formats of games to actually get them working and they. Can come in all different shapes sizes formats. Orca and the stuff so it can get a little bit confusing, so bear with me here first. Off I'm going to show you is the most simplest, and the most common, version, of games, and how they come to you these, are the more disk based systems, so, these are blu-rays, obviously, that you would put into your Playstation 3 and then, you would just play the game however.
Certain, Games need installing onto hard drives, certain games need all kinds of settings going on and we'll cover that in just a second but Gypsys. Warning to you all this. Is the RP cs3. Emulator, as we talked about these, guys do not condone any kind of piracy. Don't any kind of game share in anything like that that could be the legitimize. The. Actual, process, of making this emulator now I do know it's 2018. It's a big wide world out there there is games, that you can download off the internet all that kind of stuff I'm not gonna cover all that stuff in this video it's up to you to go around them houses, I will, not judge anybody doing it however you want I travel this world I've seen many places and, I know that, in some areas in this world you cannot simply just go down to the shop and actually just buy a game now, for, the games myself, and how I get them is from my official. PlayStation. 3 my actual console I picked this up secondhand, I've put, a custom firmware onto, it I'll put links to a channel in the description down below he's great at this kind of stuff putting custom firmware on this kind of thing and it, pretty much transforms. Your playstation, 3 it, means that whenever you put a PlayStation. 3 game into your console, you've got the option to actually play the game or you. Can just copy it to an external hard drive that's plugged into your PlayStation, 3 so, you can have your entire catalog dumped, onto your hard drive so you never need to open cases you've got all games ready to rumble they're already pre-installed onto the hard drive there's, no messing around it's just click and play the, great thing is if you've done that then you can basically, take. Out your hard drive from your PlayStation 3 bring it to your PC, plug, it in and it's completely compatible, with your emulator also. So. You get the best of both worlds but again, you can obviously go onto the internet and do whatever it is that people do now. Most, games, will come in that this format, so. Here. Is my, drive, that I've dumped and. These. Are all my games now, there, is different, codes. As you can see in front of the games these, codes basically, tell you what kind of format. You will likely find from. Dumping, them or however it is that you get your games when you go in there as you can see even normally got a ps3 game ps3, update and some, other files and stuff to go along their lines now, this looks pretty intimidating. Because there's a lot of stuff going on but you.
Can Actually, import, them into the emulator files, themself pain in the ass, don't bother with that kind of stuff simplest. Way to do it is every, is former you've got highlight. Whatever games you want to actually bring into your emulator, drag. Them over and it. Should now populate, your emulator, give. It a few seconds there's quite a lot games there and there we go so as you can see now, in the emulator itself, I've got all my games that I had from my hard drive now accessible, from, the same hard drive it's not moved anywhere, any of the games into the installation. Folder of the emulator they're still on that drive which is the way that I want to keep it and I would encourage you guys to do the same some, of these games are absolutely, massive ranging, from anywhere between a few Meg's all the way up to about 50 gigs they, come on blu-rays, which means that there's quite a lot of storage in there and some, of these games really do take advantage of that times, that by the amount of games that you've actually got in your collection and then, you've got quite a lot of hard drive space being, utilized, just from the games alone then. The emulator, itself, the reason why I don't like to put these together is because the emulator, does in fact become, quite large also. Some, of the games that we'll cover in just a second actually install, themselves onto the hard drive of the PlayStation, 3 so, the easiest way to do that would be to install them into the actual emulator, itself, again we'll cover this in just a second but, just bird that all this in mind when you're actually locating. Your emulator and your games on your PC, you may come into storage, issues later down the line so. Now we've got the game set up now we've got the emulator embedded, we're now ready to rock let's first off make, sure our games are ready to rumble, but the settings at, the top here you've got a little tab click on it is configuration, this will open within the settings and here. Is everything, that will basically. Put. All settings, for all games, this is your default setup. Now now. Keep, everything, at default at this stage there's no need to change anything on this, tab especially, because the developers, have made everything, that is more compatible with the majority of the games as default. So, keep all this bear. In mind if you scroll over each one it will give you a translation, as to what, each one of these settings do in the description, down below but. We want to concentrate on the GPU tab this will open up this, and here. Is where things do start making an impact quite heavily, so. First off renderer, you've basically got two options you've got OpenGL and you got Vulcan, OpenGL.
Is The most compatible and, is. The most. Sensible. Option if, you want to basically, play the games as they were on the system however. OpenGL. Is slow, at texture. Caching, so, as, you, play through the game for the first time you, will end up with quite a lot of stutters, and halting, and it's not a pleasant experience. However if you overcome, that you battle on through you, will notice that it will happen less frequently until. It, comes to the stage where you get none of that happening at all however that, is per game, so you do have to play through each game at least a little bit to get it over to a stable. Kind of standard, OpenGL. Albeit. Very good at rendering, all the graphics and making the magic it's, very slow at doing that, on, the other side we've got Vulcan, this is very quick at doing that shade of caching it will still happen but it is much faster than the OpenGL, version the. Issue that we've got here is that Vulcan. Isn't as accurate. As OpenGL, when rendering the graphics for some, game shall we say an Aki down to OpenGL but for now has changed to Vulcan all. The rest of the stuff should be kept kind of at normal at this rate you don't anyone messing around because, we want to make sure the actual emulator is working them because that ramping it up so. Rest. Of the settings standard. Standard. Standard. Make sure that your console, languages it's English now that makes them just different sort of things that ever done anything to me. Network. Emulator. Yep. No need to messing around there, will be differences. Here depending, on what kind of system you're running I've got 12, well 6 cores 12 threads, on my CPU, so, I've got 12 here but, you guys may, differ as pending. On what system you're running from, so. Once all that's done then click, Save and that will, now set up all the games as that as default so if I don't change make any changes to any game that's how they will run as standard so, at this stage what I want to do is actually test again so, let's, load up some, that's playable, so we'll go for castlevania, lords of shadow to. Double-click. It it, will load up this as we talked about before with the firmware, installation it's, just basically the emulator, translating. The game into, a language which the emulator can understand, it will only open the first time you load each game and then, from that day forth if you loved, it up again it will go straight into the game without any of this. Ok, so now we're in let's make, the screen bigger and, here. We go we're booting in at, this stage you. Won't have this overlay on the screen this is me to aid me for making sure my, well. Systems working to, the utmost and, the games are working it's just specs. Of my system running whilst it's being emulated so. Let's, skip, through all this and get into the actual game. Okay. So now we're in game and as, you can see it's, running pretty damn well, bottom, left-hand corner you, can see compiling, shaders, coming up and down all the time this will happen the first time you launch each game some, games will be affected more than others depending on how many shaders, it needs to load and store, and if.
You've Played it before and all that kind of stuff but, once, you've played through for the first few minutes it will stable, itself out and become. Pretty. Damn. Stable. Page exit. Out of here now, let's ramp this up a little bit so, going, to right-click, on the game that you want to do go into configure now. What we can do is by. Doing it this way it will change only the settings, for, this game so, if you've got problematic, games you can do the old. Compatibility. Check see, what settings, people are working for those and mimic. Those settings, in your settings here obviously. Depending on what game is running will dictate, what kind of settings you want to be changing, but again leave most things to standard the only things that some, games do like is some. The. SPU, threads they, like this to be brought down maybe it's a two or three again, it, depends on the game many of them won't be affected, by this kind of thing it's up to you guys also. Some people with lesser. Computers. Are lesser cause you, can do this lower SPU, thread priority, what, this will do is kind of, tailor. The, way the game runs so, utilizing lesser, calls but more grunted on each core so, again, it will, work with some games may not work with others it's just kind, of ideas. And. Experience. That I picked up from playing with this emulator, next. Stage then is the GPU, so, as we're running through these games what you want to be doing is obviously, playing at the best experience, possible a good, thing about this emulator is that you can pump up the resolution and as long you've got a half-decent. Graphics. Card all you need to do is get this dial and pump, it up to whatever resolution. You want I'm gonna put this up to about twenty. One sixty just a bit over as polls and that, will give me four cave, Ellucian this will actually override. Whatever, default. Resolution you've got set over here obviously. If you're playing this on a 1080p, and you push it to 4k, it's not going to show you 4k, images. But, what, it'll do is it'll give you that a kind of DSR. Super, sampling so. It's rendering, the actual, game images, or the artifacts. In that. Resolution, which. Means that even if you are playing at a native resolution, of 1080p it, will still be a lot crisper on the edges with less, jaggies. Along those lines but don't let it hamper your performance, again the good thing about this emulator is that, it hardly impacts, whatsoever. So you can pump this pretty high I wouldn't, mess around with this too much unless you've actually got. Issues. With games, what, this can do can, do what I've noticed is if I pump this up further then, it will take less a load off my system but, I. Again. I've noticed, big glitches, in games doing, that writing, not showing up and all that kind of stuff so I wouldn't mess around with it unless it goes down on lines obviously. On the side we've got things like vsync. And all that kind of stuff I don't really mess around with anything down dear I keep everything as default, unless. Settings. Dictate, that I have to change this and then, you've got frame limiters, you can put it to 30 60, all that kind of stuff and. I static filter in post-processing. Again. These can kind of break some games including. The actual frame limit so keep everything as standard unless you really want to experiment, rest. Of the stuff then makes no difference whatsoever with, the actual, game unless, something. Does need to be done click, Save and now as you can see once we've saved that we've got a pair gain, this configuration, there, and they take it by a little cog next, to the icon, this means that if I was to load it now it would load using its own settings, so, let's do that. And this. Is the emulator, now running on these new settings we, have run in internal, resolution of 4k, albeit, being rendered on my screen in.
1080p, We, talked about why just a second ago but I, trust, you YouTube, won't do this justice but, this looks so much better being rendered like this I will. Give you now this. Is what I did like and. This. Is what it now looks like. It's. To. Me night, and day playing this in real time but, it made different from you again using, YouTube's, little, compression, methods, so. That, to be honest is pretty. Much displaced. Systems, and getting each game to run the only bit of a thing that I think we need to cover is getting, some of these. PlayStation. Network games and hard drive based, games, working, these are normally, come in a PKG, format, so, let's exile, here and. Here. Is some, PKG, files that i've already got set up and ready to rumble. So. As. You can see you've got wipe out HD, fury and, I've also got Yakuza 5 and. Castlevania. Soon for the night so. Some. Of these come in many parts, so the, first one would likely be the initial. Install of a game then. You can have the next, update the next update the next update all the way until you've got the most recent, version that's why I often you'll find that the first, file. Pertaining. To said, game will, be the. Biggest one and then they will go smaller and smaller because these are just smaller. Updates, as you go along now, the easiest, way to actually. Install these is same, as normal to be honest drag it over. Install. The package yes. Now. The difference why we couldn't do it all at once like we did before is, because, the, way that these are done if these are updates, so. If, I, just throw them all there at the same time the. Emulator, may get confused as to which one is a real file and try to actually install an update before the actual game is there so, to mess around and save any confusion, to make sure everything, is installed properly what. I want to do is obviously just, drag it over and do one at a time so, as we can see we've got Castlevania. Symphony Knight now installed, on here now, what I can do is. Drag. This over and this, will now update it, I would think so, let's minimize. This. So I've got unknown at the moment and. Now. This should give us a version, hopefully. No. It's not. But. You see we're good coming from, so. Now if I was to load this up as. You. Can see we, have now got PlayStation. Games working now, this is a PlayStation, Network game so it's not exactly it. Is as opposed to being emulated but, it's not doing, it through the same way as you can emulate. Through, this emulator, as sounds like inception, does it emulates, in an emulator through an emulator. So. Now what, we can do is play Castlevania, Symphony the night through, a PlayStation, 3 emulator, still, kind, of inception but not as good as doing it for a proper emulator. There. You go I'm not gonna go through it coz there's a huge intro to this one so. There. You go guys that is, PKG. Files which are normally the playstation, network ones you, will see sometimes, that you will get a. How. Would you say a. Install. File such as this a PKG, and then you may get an either slush. Rap, so, some. Files are called rap files and some kind of files a call a dance now, what, those are is say, for example you was to download a demo of a game now, some of these demos, are actually full games but, you, can't access the whole game unless obviously, you've paid for it but, if you had paid for them you will get what's called a either or a rap, file those, little, tiny files are basically a key, to unlock, the entire game so you go through the entire process of installing each one of the games. Until it's completely up to date then, you throw in your rap file or either and that, will then burst, open, the, game to be fully playable for, all time.
You. Get what we're coming from so. I think that. Is about that to be honest we have again, gone very in-depth, we've covered a lot of stuff on this emulator some, other stuff you may think is simple, but, for and every, user as, in somebody, who's never done emulators, before doesn't, know what they're getting into at least now, they can take it from start to finish and know everything, about this emulator, inside. Out I encourage. You to go over to the RPC s3 website, on there, they've got a wiki for many, of the questions which, may still burn in your hearts also, they've got an active forum like I talked about they have got an active discord. And also. I've got my comment section down there I do keep, contacts, on all my videos and try to answer as many as I can, especially. As soon as a video goes up but, if you aren't have any more luck have, a look at my disco channel there is a huge, community, there that don't just cover this emulator they, covered them all and people. Have. They've. Gone far and beyond what is expected of, people. Just helping out there's, nothing in it for them it's just for the good of the scene and that's, the kind of thing that I love so, if you're a positive kind of person head on over join, in with the gang and well. Make. It sound like a big fight it's, just this code for God's sake. Very. Way I'm waffling, on it has been an absolute, pleasure bringing. These to you guys please. As always like, please, subscribe please. Share. This to everybody, in the entire world, but most of all, most. Of all, you. Guys have a very good day, laters.