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About Us

RPCS3 is a multi-platform open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows, Linux and BSD. It was founded by programmers DH and Hykem. Initially hosted on Google Code, the project was eventually migrated to GitHub later on in its development. RPCS3's first successful boots were primarily composed of small homebrew projects and hardware tests. The emulator was later publicly released in June of 2012 and gained substantial attention from both the open-source community and PlayStation enthusiasts alike. Today, RPCS3 is primarily developed by its two lead developers; Nekotekina, kd-11 and backed by flourishing team of GitHub contributors.

Nekotekina Lead Core Developer
Nekotekina joined RPCS3 in late 2013 as a contributor. He is currently the project lead and lead core developer. He is working full-time on RPCS3 thanks to the funding provided by our Patrons. Nekotekina is the single-most active developer.
Desktop
Intel i7-10920X (3.9GHz)
Radeon RX 550
64GB DDR4 (3000MHz)
Linux
kd-11 Lead Graphics Developer
kd-11 joined RPCS3 in early 2016 as a contributor. He is a veteran in graphics various shenanigans and is currently the lead graphics developer for RPCS3. kd-11 is constantly improving the emulator, mainly its graphical back-end parts and greatly enjoys doings so. Thanks to the funding provided by our Patrons, kd-11 was able to join RPCS3 as a full-time developer in mid-late 2017.
Desktop
AMD R7 1700X (3.8GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
Radeon RX 480
40GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Linux (Arch)
ssshadow Community Manager Former Contributor
ssshadow is a human RPCS3 Wiki and has been around since 2013, joining the staff in early 2017. Previously head of Blog and the writer for RPCS3's progress reports, he currently helps the project as a Community Manager.
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i7-7820HQ (2.9GHz)
NVIDIA Quadro M2200
16GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Windows
Ani Community Manager Web Backend Developer
Ani joined the staff in mid 2016 as a Forum Moderator and Helper for the old RPCS3 forums. Ani currently serves RPCS3 as a Web Developer, having developed RPCS3's Compatibility List, as well as Social Media Manager, responsible for managing and moderating the Forums, the Subreddit and running RPCS3's Twitter account. He also writes the full version changelogs, and used to contribute to writing the progress reports.
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AMD R7 2700X (3.8GHz)
Radeon RX 6800XT
16GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Linux (Manjaro)
Laptop
Intel i7-6700HQ (3.5GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 960M
16GB DDR4 (2666MHz)
Linux (Manjaro)
DAGINATSUKO Web Developer Graphic and Brand Designer
DAGINATSUKO joined RPCS3 in early 2017 as the web developer and graphic designer. They are in charge of the project's overall branding and presentation on the world wide web. Following the website's initial launch, they have further developed and maintained it with annual updates, up-to-the-minute fixes and additions out of pure passion and devotion to the project.
Desktop
AMD R9-5950X (4.6GHz)
NVIDIA RTX 3090
32GB DDR4 (3600MHz)
Windows
MacBook
Intel i7-9880H (4.8GHz)
Radeon Pro 5500M
16GB DDR4 (2666MHz)
Windows / macOS
Megamouse Project Developer UI Developer
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Intel i7-7700K (4.5GHz)
NVIDIA RTX 2070
32GB DDR4 (3000MHz)
Windows
elad Project Developer
Ever since elad started contributing in November of 2017, he's been constantly pushing improvements to every part of the emulator as well as improving his own skills exponentially. Thanks to his work, a large number of games have become compatible with the PPU and SPU LLVM recompilers, performance on non-TSX CPUs has drastically improved and his lv2 & MFC related contributions largely increased game stability. He is also responsible for fixing countless RSX mishaps and getting significant amount of games from loadable/menu to ingame/playable with the most notable cases being getting several Naughty Dog titles ingame and figuring out the very last issue that kept MGS4 from properly booting.
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Intel i7-6700K (4.2GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 980Ti
16GB DDR4 (2133MHz)
Windows
GalCiv Project Developer
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AMD R9 3950X (3.8GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
32GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Linux (Gentoo)
Whatcookie Project Developer
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Intel i7-7700K (4.5GHz)
Radeon RX 570
16GB DDR4 (3733MHz)
Windows
hcorion Project Developer
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AMD R7 5900X (3.8GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 1070
32GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Linux
HerrHulaHoop Wiki Maintainer Project Contributor
HerrHulaHoop joined RPCS3 in early 2018 and took up the task to design and set-up RPCS3's Wiki. He is currently the Wiki Maintainer, tasked with developing templates that suit RPCS3's specific needs and also moderating contributions made by the community. Following the Wiki's launch, Hula also began writing the monthly progress reports on the Blog and still maintains an active role in publishing them.
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Intel 8700K (5GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 970
16GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Windows
velocity Project Contributor
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Silent Project Contributor
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Intel i7-6700K (4.4GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 1070
32GB DDR4 (2400MHz)
Windows
rajkosto Project Contributor
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Intel i9-9900KS (5GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti
16GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Windows
JohnHolmesII Project Contributor
JohnHolmesII began contributing with edits to the README, and these efforts slowly evolved into various DevOps roles including maintaining build steps, cleaning build output, and helping to maintain CI/CD functions. In the Discord community, he is known as "hurb".
Desktop
AMD R7 3800X (3.9GHz)
Radeon RX 5700XT
32GB DDR4 (3600MHz)
Linux
BlackDaemon Project Contributor
BlackDaemon has been around since the beginning as a global forum moderator and avid tester. He was responsible for testing and debugging many games, sharing peculiar issues to other developers so they could be fixed.
Farseer Project Contributor
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Clienthax Project Contributor
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AMD R7 1800X (3.8GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti
32GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Windows
Shadow Project Contributor
Shadow, being one of the eldest team members for RPCS3, is the owner of both the RPCS3 and EmuNewz web servers. Shadow has also made small, yet meaningful contributions to the emulator over the years.
Yahfz Project Contributor
Yahfz joined RPCS3 in early 2017 with the drive to aid in recording several videos for the project's official YouTube channel as well as assisting Nekotekina in setting up the project's Patreon. He currently supports the project as a debugger focused on resolving bottlenecks with an endless goal of making the emulator better for everyone on every platform.
Desktop
Intel i9-9900KS (5.1GHz)
NVIDIA RTX 3090
16GB DDR4 (4000MHz)
Windows
TGE Project Contributor
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Juhn 0xCA7F00D Project Contributor
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NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti
32GB DDR4 (3733MHz)
Windows
scribam Project Contributor
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raven02 Project Contributor
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Former Developers
DH Project Founder Lead Core Developer
DH is RPCS3's father, founding the project on May 23rd, 2011. He is responsible for landing RPCS3's code base foundations and for many enhancements afterwards. He left the project in mid 2016 and started doing PlayStation 4 related research.
Hykem Project Founder Lead Core Developer
Co-founding the project with DH, Hykem is responsible for reverse-engineering many of PlayStation 3's features. He reversed the security features and built a cryptographic engine which emulated many of the PlayStation 3's security components. He is the developer of many well known tools in the scene such as make_npdata. He was forced to leave the emulation scene in mid 2016.
AlexAltea Former Developer Lead Graphics Developer
AlexAltea joined developers DH and Hykem in the late summer of 2013. He focused mainly on high-level LV2 emulation as well as CPU and GPU emulation in addition to debugging and automated testing via console samples. He also maintained the project up until early 2015. He then left the project to do R&D on other emulation-related projects.
Tambry Former Developer Project Developer
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Bigpet Former Developer Project Developer
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vlj Former Developer Project Developer
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gopalsr83 Former Developer Project Developer
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Jarves Former Developer Project Developer
Jarves has been around since 2014 doing some contributions from time-to-time. Between various contributions, he has deployed proper .mself and .sdat decryption on the fly which has allowed many games to be further emulated and implemented DualShock 4 native support.
Numan Former Developer Project Developer
Numan joined RPCS3 in early 2017 as a contributor. Due to his valiant efforts in investigating and fixing various bugs found in the emulator, he was the person responsible for the first efforts that made Demon's Souls boot, which drew a lot of attention to the project, as well as having implemented sys_overlay, a firmware API necessary for Metal Gear Solid 4 to run.
FlashOfSloth Former Developer UI Developer
FlashOfSloth joined RPCS3 in early 2017. He's known for leading the effort into Qt, major UI additions, including a save manager and a trophy notifications.
Dangles Former Contributor Project Developer
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pauls-gh Former Contributor Project Developer
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O1L Former Contributor Project Developer
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ruipin Former Contributor Project Developer
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