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February 7, 2008 4:51:42 AM

hey does any1 any1 know of a setup tat can run a ps3 game on a pc????like a bios emulator....well this might sound a stupid question but....i ve been droolin over the various games they release for the console....especially single player rpg.....but there r very few of them for the pc....if not a ps3 then atleast a ps2????im desperate!!!

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February 7, 2008 7:01:02 AM

There are no emulators for the PS3, or any of the current gen consoles. It'll be a long time before there is one.

There is an emulator called PCSX2 for PS2 games, but unfortunately, it hasn't yet come to work properly. It does manage to activate many games, few of them can actually be played, but most cannot.
Check their site if you're interested:
http://www.pcsx2.net
These guys seem to be putting a lot of time and effort into this, and are continuously working on the project.
February 7, 2008 10:38:43 AM

so wat abt tat emulator???tge one for ps2....is it runnable on a avg system???/mines an athlon x2 4400 with 2 gb ram??i really do wanna play the ff series....so bad they dont release it for pc....
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February 7, 2008 11:00:23 AM

@rahul:

Get a PS2 for £25 or so.
And learn to type.
February 7, 2008 12:00:27 PM

well i dont wanna spend tat much.....im a pc guy through n through........so mr "mi1ez"...if u have any real suggestions???
February 7, 2008 12:07:52 PM

FF7 and 8, I think, have been released on the PC.
You can easily play FF9 with a PSX emulator.
FF10 might work on PCSX2. Why not just download it and try it for yourself?
February 7, 2008 1:56:27 PM

I just thought if you were interested in playing more than one ps2 game it would be worth the minor investment.

The way the initial post was worded...


rahulbond2002 said:
like a bios emulator....



...I got the impression you already had the discs and just wondered if there was a way to play them on your PC.

Sorry for my mistake!

February 7, 2008 5:08:27 PM

rahulbond2002 said:
hey does any1 any1 know of a setup tat can run a ps3 game on a pc????like a bios emulator....well this might sound a stupid question but....i ve been droolin over the various games they release for the console....especially single player rpg.....but there r very few of them for the pc....if not a ps3 then atleast a ps2????im desperate!!!
The amount of processing power that would be required to emulate PS3 would be beyond ridiculous, and even such emulator exists. You're better off buying a PS3 if you really want to play those games. :pt1cable: 
February 7, 2008 5:54:01 PM

there's games on the ps3? I thought there was only blu-ray movies..
February 8, 2008 5:08:20 AM

so is a dual cor athlon enough for ff10???im also plannin for a 8800 gt....
February 8, 2008 11:12:24 AM

Probably, but you've got to worry about software compatibility mainly. I don't know the exact specs of the PS2, but I'm certain that the dual-core Athlon and a 8800GT is way more powerful hardware than what's inside the PS2. The PS2 just has the hardware + software that is optimized and dedicated purely to playing PS2 games.

What I'm trying to say is, if the software support sucks and handling the PS2 game code... it's still going to play like crap. So don't be upset if you upgrade those components and can't play a PS2 games. Although, you would be able to play some decent PC titles with that hardware.
February 8, 2008 11:17:22 AM

rgeist554 said:
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there's games on the ps3? I thought there was only blu-ray movies..


lawl. Top 10 PS3 exclusives by Gametrailers.com: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/27842.html :lol: 


I watched that a while back lol, I don't think the list has changed since then..
February 8, 2008 1:26:31 PM

well "rgeist".....i will play pc games for sure!im upgradin for crysis....and bash007 has given me a link to a ps2 emulator site..i checked out their games compatibilty list...well it doesnt look bad...they claim tat over 600 games r playable with their software......wats ur opinion???
February 9, 2008 9:34:50 AM

no rgeist... i was talkin abt that particular ps2 emulator
January 21, 2009 3:28:45 PM

rgeist554 said:
Probably, but you've got to worry about software compatibility mainly. I don't know the exact specs of the PS2, but I'm certain that the dual-core Athlon and a 8800GT is way more powerful hardware than what's inside the PS2. The PS2 just has the hardware + software that is optimized and dedicated purely to playing PS2 games.

What I'm trying to say is, if the software support sucks and handling the PS2 game code... it's still going to play like crap. So don't be upset if you upgrade those components and can't play a PS2 games. Although, you would be able to play some decent PC titles with that hardware.


Good point! As to the future of PS3 emulation and compatibility, consider titles like Fallout 3, which was released with lowsy optomization and riddled with glitches and errors. They've since released a patch for some of said problems, but if they intend to fix them all we are a long way off. If a PS3 emulator existed today, one encounter with a PS3 halting error would be enough to crash your emulator if not your entire box.
January 26, 2009 7:11:47 AM

I have tried running a ps2 emulator on my computer, but it is really tricky and confusing. Especially when you have to pull licensing rights from your ps2 or something like that?
January 26, 2009 11:51:48 AM

PCSX2 has come a long way over the past year, but still needs a year or two to mature. Some games run perfectly, some run, just REALLY slowly, and some run with distorted graphics.

The issue is you need the PS2 BIOS files in order to run games. So you need to get them of your PS2 (I don't even know if the act of copiying the BIOS of a system you own is legal...though who would ever know?).
March 9, 2009 6:56:09 PM

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I think he meant that he needs your Social Security #, your mother's maiden name, the keys to your house and car, bank PIN and account #.


My thoughts exactly.

Also, PCSX2 0.9.6 came out yesterday, and works far better than 0.9.4 did. Even RE4 is showing playability now...
March 10, 2009 3:12:49 PM

So in other words ladies and gentlemen...Buy a PS3 or PS2 and get the games the old fashion economical friendly way...Buy Them.
March 11, 2009 11:44:04 AM

As above, PCSX2 is a good PS2 emulator, but probably needs another year or two. Some things work perfectly though, and most are playable with bugs.

Note, I'm assumung you actually own the disk. Thats fine. Not owning the disk, however, is not fine. And not getting the BIOS legally from a real PS2 is also not fine.
May 17, 2009 7:31:06 PM

if you want to play ps3 games on pc, simply buy the pc version... or wait for onlive to come out.
May 17, 2009 9:21:50 PM

I need to correct my post 2 above: PCSX2 0.9.6 now runs much, much better, and I now qualify it as an emulator where you can expect X game to work properly (albiet with a few glitches/speed issues). PCSX2 pretty much requires a quad though; even an OC'd QX9650 has issues keeping speeds >50fps at times, and the emulator has full multicore support...
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May 27, 2009 6:37:59 PM

rahulbond2002 said:
well "rgeist".....i will play pc games for sure!im upgradin for crysis....and bash007 has given me a link to a ps2 emulator site..i checked out their games compatibilty list...well it doesnt look bad...they claim tat over 600 games r playable with their software......wats ur opinion???



wats the softwate to play those games
May 27, 2009 7:50:26 PM

PCSX2. Of course, I WILL report any attempts to post/link to any BIOS files here, so don't even try. Emulation is legal, downloading ISO's and the BIOS is not, k?

I've been planning to write an emulation guide for dummies, and will probably get around to it this week. I'll start with NES/Arcade, and go from there. I'll cover basics, terms, and (my) preferred emulators for each system, some notable games that test emulation, history, etc, from NES to PS2.

Again, Emulation is legal, but I will not point anyone to where to get copyrighted stuff. (The courts have held that time and again). If any of the mods has any questions on the issue, send a PM in a day or two before i start the topic...(some forums get a bit jumpy when the emulation topic starts :D )
Anonymous
September 28, 2009 12:05:54 AM

please please find out if i could play my ps3 games on my pc because im desprate to play :cry: 
Anonymous
September 28, 2009 12:10:54 AM

please please find out if i could play my ps3 games on my pc because im desperate to play:cry: 
September 28, 2009 7:28:52 AM

This won't happen for a very long time. It took almost 10 years for the PS2 emulator to be half-assed decent on computers. The pS3 is a far more complex piece of kit.

The computer in my sig runs Pcsx2 and the FF games flawlessly. Playing FF with save states is dirty, lol.
September 28, 2009 12:47:15 PM

^^ I hear ya. Its needed for XII though...

PCSX2 is getting there, but PS3 emulation will simply be far harder then PS2 emulation was (remember, it takes a quad to emulate the PS2's <400MHz CPU...)

How about just buying the PC versions of the PS3 games if you want to emulate so badly?
September 28, 2009 2:58:03 PM

I am going to go out on a limb here, and guess that this is a piracy based request.
September 28, 2009 5:06:47 PM

^^ Well, yeah. But I didn't want to say it :D 

I love how people suddenly expect emulation. Seriously, SNES emulation only became doable 8 years or so ago, and now they expect PS3 emulation? Heck, we have enough issues with the N64...
September 28, 2009 5:11:14 PM

PS: once you can get a couple gladius from the named wolf in the western desert the game pretty much becomes a cakewalk, in case you weren't aware, heh.
September 28, 2009 7:39:34 PM

^^ Unless you try to beat that (^$*^*#$^*$@^%) last hunt, get 3 hours through it, and get you're first corrupted savestate JUST before you beat that stupid (insert word of you're choosing here)...I was not a happy camper...

Still, another FF game where black magic is totally useless and non-sensical plots; I always liked Dragon Quest games better anyway.
September 28, 2009 7:46:28 PM

Yeah, the game could have benefited dynamically from decresing melee power by a goo 30-50%.

After experiencing a corrupted save state way back in using epsxe, I use 3 at a time (save it 3 times at each spot). Of course, i haven't had a single corrupted SS since I started doing that, heh.
September 29, 2009 12:15:19 PM

^^ Funny thing, it only happened once...after a 4 hour boss fight...(irony stinks :D ).

Really, there isn't a single FF where any black magic is useful for any length of time, simply because endgame equipment is so overpowered. Heck, thanks to the abundence of high potions, even white magic is optional. Nevermind the fact that ethers essentially make it impossible to die due to weak non-boss enemies.

Really, the abundence of healing items kills all final fantasy games. Only bosses have an legitamate chance to kill party members. Thats why I love Dragon Quest, healing items are rare, enemies are fully capable of killing you're party if you approach them the wrong way, and dungons leave you half dead before the upcoming boss fight. Much better then simply pressing "attack" all day, then doing "Cure2->ALL" outside the boss room...
Anonymous
November 19, 2009 8:25:37 PM

This could be a daft question. If you download Windows on to your PS3 would you be able to play PC games on the PS3? If not, is there any way to play PC games on PS3, without simply streaming them from PC to PS3 (coz my lap top wouldn't be great for playing games on)
November 19, 2009 11:12:37 PM

A version of Windows has been installed on a PS3 via Linux virtual tools (i am not familiar with linux enough to know the terminology, and it was quite some time ago) and sure the result booted... but in 25mins or something rediculous like that. It was capable of opening basic tools, like notepad and paint, but those were only after extended loading times in the realm of 10+ minutes.

So yeah, it's possible. But the result is nothing even approaching practical.
November 20, 2009 11:13:04 AM

Different arches; Windows isn't designed to take advantage of a 256 bit interface, much less deal with 512MB RAM...
December 24, 2009 3:37:37 AM

^^ Calling total BS on the above; its called PCSX2, as we've already discussed.

Speaking of which, the recent SVN revisions are looking REALLY good...
December 27, 2009 9:24:32 AM

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remember, it takes a quad to emulate the PS2's <400MHz CPU...)


This is just rubbish as PcSx2 only uses 2 cores. YOU DO NOT NEED A QUAD. If you have a Quad the emulator will not run any faster. At the monment the quad cores are not as good for emulating as they do not overclock as well as dual cores. I have a Core2Duo overclocked to 3.6Ghz and can play most PCSX2 games. If you read the blog from the developers they say adding Quad core will give no real advantage and just make emulation harder due to dealing with the timing problems.

YOU DO NOT NEED A QUAD CORE FOR PCSX2
February 19, 2010 10:58:30 AM

It's impossible to run any new PC games on the PS3 but you can use an emulator to run some of the golden oldies. You would have to install Linux on you PS3 for it to work though.

Source: Run PC Games on PS3
February 20, 2010 8:08:29 AM

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