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RPCS3 Open-source Sony PlayStation 3 Emulator

RPCS3 was founded by programmers DH and Hykem. The developers initially hosted the project on Google Code and eventually moved it to GitHub later in its development. The emulator was first able to successfully boot and run simple homebrew projects and was then later publicly released in June of 2012. Today RPCS3 is dubbed one of the most complex video game console emulators of all time with an endless goal to effectively emulate the Sony PlayStation 3 and all of its aspects.

The goal of this project is to experiment, research, and educate on the topic of PlayStation 3 emulation that can be performed on compatible devices and operating systems. All information was obtained legally by purchasing PlayStation 3 hardware and software. Additional information was obtained from various sources on the internet that include but is not limited to system hardware and software documentation. Most of this information can be found on the PlayStation 3 Developer Wiki.

Developers

Nekotekina Project Lead 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.

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.

ssshadow Community Manager Contributor

ssshadow is a human RPCS3 Wiki and has been around since 2013, joining the staff in early 2017. Current Head of Blog and manager for RPCS3's social media accounts, he serves RPCS3 as a Community Manager as well as the writer for RPCS3's month-to-month progress reports.

Ani Community Manager Web Backend Developer

Ani has been around since early 2016, joining the staff in mid 2016 as a Global Forum Moderator and Helper. Current Head of Forums and Compatibility List, he serves RPCS3 as a Webmaster, Web Backend Developer and Community Manager, also managing RPCS3's social media accounts.

DAGINATSUKO Web Developer Graphic Designer

DAGINATSUKO joined RPCS3 in early 2017 as a web developer and graphic designer. In addition, they are also in charge of the emulator's branding, logos and iconography. They continuously maintain the website with no compensation out pure passion for the project.

Jarves Developer

Jarves has been around since 2014 doing some contributions from time-to-time. Recently, 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 Developer

Numan joined RPCS3 in early 2017 as a contributor. He has since then moved up, becoming a core contributor due to his valiant efforts in investigating and then 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.

hcorion Developer

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flash-fire Developer

flash-fire has been around since early 2017. He's known for leading the effort into Qt, major UI additions, including a save manager and a WIP trophy notification. Fixing useless games no one cares about.

Megamouse Developer

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GalCiv Developer

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BlackDaemon Debugger

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.

O1L Debugger Contributor

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Clienthax Debugger

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Shadow Contributor Webserver Owner

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 and still continues to do so every now and then.

Contributors

Farseer Contributor

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velocity Contributor

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Dangles Contributor

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TGE Contributor

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eladash Contributor

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scribam Contributor

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raven02 Contributor

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Former Developers

DH Project Founder

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

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 Past 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 Past Developer

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Bigpet Past Developer

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vlj Past Developer

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gopalsr83 Past Developer

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