Progress Report: July 2019

Welcome to July’s Progress Report! Firstly we would like to apologise for the delay in publishing this report. RPCS3’s progress reports are solely written by volunteers and a few of our regular writers could not contribute to this report due to personal commitments. If you hate seeing RPCS3’s reports get delayed and would like to contribute to them, please apply here.

July was an absolute whirlwind of development that saw 60 pull requests merged from both our regular developers as well new contributors. That’s almost 2 pull requests merged everyday! This month, Nekotekina focused on improving TSX performance while kd-11 implemented a second round of bug-fixes that improved multiple AAA titles. On the other hand, eladash ironed out new features to help games go beyond their existing framerate caps and GalCiv implemented microphone support to finally allow RPCS3 to better emulate SingStar and other similar titles. Ohh and let’s not forget the surprise progress made with Metal Gear Solid 4 as well! There’s a lot to cover, so let’s jump straight into it.

In addition to the following report, further details of Nekotekina and kd-11’s work during July and upcoming contributions can be found in their weekly reports on Patreon. This month’s Patreon reports are:

Status update from kd-11 (2019-07-10)
Status update from kd-11 (2019-07-23)
Status update from Nekotekina (2019-07-31)

Table of Contents

Major Improvements
Other Improvements

For the compatibility list, it was another quiet month as testers were predominantly occupied with testing pull requests before they were merged. The Playable category remained the largest, while the Ingame category showed a small increase. A similar decrease can be seen in the Intro and Loadable categories, dropping the Loadable category to an all-time low of just 20 titles. Finally, the Nothing category doubled in size to 4 games, although it should be noted this was possibly due to an inaccurate report from a tester, which is to be corrected soon.

On Git statistics, there have been 7396 lines of code added and 3334 removed through 60 pull requests by 15 authors.
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