RPCS3 Progress Report: November 2017
I have several niche games from ps1 and ps2 that I've never been able to get rid of for nostalgia's sake
I mean just a laser on the disc drive. It will all obviously be emulated.
As you know the ps4 doesn't read CDs.
I have several games I stopped playing because I either had to buy a new digital copy, repair the disc reader, or buy an all-new system...
A scratch should be irrelevant if the game is installed to the HDD. I had this problem with my copy of Advanced Warfare.
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Keeps ending the game due to a small scratch... even though the damn game is installed to the HDD.
RPCS3 kd-11 0.0.0.6-1380 4k IR - Skate 3 Gameplay
Someone stole my account and these pricks won't give it back so it's better than being a doorstop. I'll get to continue to play the games I purchased and they literally assisted in stopping me from retrieving, even after I said I was willing to prove my identity via picture IDs and the serial from the PS4.
Those games will be playable for me one way or another, if Sony doesn't like it, they shouldn't be making it easy for this type of digital fraud to be allowed to happen and give little recourse to the victims.
(New kd-11 build) RPCS3 0.0.3-3-186ebc5 | Metal Gear Solid 3 HD | i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz
Would have to be 'triple laser' for it to read all three formats as they each operate on a different wavelength.
There are models that have no emotion engine chip that play PS2 games.
Full software PS2 emulation is only used on PS3 for PS2 classics from PSN. The emulator is not good enough to run every game and games need individual tweaks to run.
You are correct that there was no emotion engine and it was handled by software, but not that there was no PS2 hardware inside.
CECH-A/B models use ps2_emu.self able to use built-in PS2 hardware (EE/GS/Rambus memory), and have best compatibility.
CECH-C/E use ps2_gxemu, this emulator use physical Graphic Synthesizer found in this ps3 model, but Emotion Engine is fully emulated here, also there is no Rambus memory.
All other models emulate PS2 thru fully software based ps2_netemu used for ps2 classics, and hacked now to use decrypted ISO files.
I have a ton of games I could play but not a lot of free time. New games I want to play come out frequently enough to suck up what time I do have.
I mean, all that drive space would be impossible to fill up!