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Get started using the emulator on your PC

Recommended System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Quad-core and above (Haswell and above)
CPU: AMD Hexa-core and above (Ryzen)

CPU: Any x64 capable processor

GPU: Vulkan compatible AMD or NVIDIA card

GPU: OpenGL 4.3 compatible or greater

RAM: 8GB or greater

RAM: 2GB minimum

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit / Linux 64-bit / BSD 64-bit

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit / Linux 64-bit / BSD 64-bit

For Windows users, download the latest executable and drag-and-drop it into your RPCS3 root directory.

For Linux users, download the latest AppImage and make it executable with the command chmod a+x ./rpcs3-*_linux64.AppImage

For Windows users, save data files can be managed in \dev_hdd0\home\00000001\savedata\

For Linux users, save data files can be managed in ~/.config/rpcs3/

Typical layout of a Blu-ray disc title's directory: PS3_GAME folder, PS3_DISC.sfb, PS3_UPDATE folder (not required)

Typical layout of a PSN title's directory: TROPDIR folder, USRDIR folder, ICON0.png, PARAM.sfo, etc

Method A: We recommend that you dump your own PlayStation 3 titles from your own console . We believe that this is the cleanest and ethical way to migrate your disc-based titles and digital titles from your console to your PC without the hassle of repairing bad title dumps found on the internet or possible legal repercussions. To do this, you will need a PlayStation 3 system with a custom firmware and multiMAN. Due to legal reasons, we cannot provide a detailed guide on this method.

Method B: You can dump titles using your computer by using select compatible Blu-ray drives. Please note that you can only use this method if an .ird file is available online for the decryption of the disc. Not every Blu-ray drive will recognize PlayStation 3 titles due to how PlayStation 3 format discs are designed. Requirements for a Blu-Ray drive to be able to fully read PlayStation 3 discs are: Mediatek chipset and a +6 read offset.

LG BH26NS40

LG UH12NS30

LG BH16NS40

LG BH16NS48

LG BH14NS40

LG WH24NS40

LG WH12LS30

LG WH24LS30

LG WH26NS40

LG WH16NS40

LG WH14NS40

LG WH16NS48

ASUS BC-08B1LT

ASUS BC-16D1HT

ASUS BC-12B1ST

ASUS BC-12D2HT

ASUS BW-12B1ST

ASUS BW-16D1HT

LITE-ON DH-4O1S

LITE-ON IHBS112

Samsung SH-B083L

Samsung SH-B123L

Sony Optiarc 5300S

Sony PlayStation stock drive with proprietary adapter

BENQ BR1000

Download PS3 ISO Patcher by BlackDaemon here.

Download 3k3y ISO Tools by the 3k3y team here.

Download any form of .iso dumping software such as ImgBurn or similar here.

1

Insert a PlayStation 3 format disc title of your choice into your compatible BD Drive.

2

Dump the .iso image using an .iso dumping program of your choosing. e.g. ImgBurn.

3

Use jonnysp.bplaced.net to download the appropriate .ird file that matches your title ID. If there isn't an .ird file that matches your title ID, you cannot use this method to dump your selected PlayStation 3 disc at this time.

4

Be sure to check the title ID in case there is a different edition of that title. e.g. Uncharted 2 Game of the Year Edition. You must use the correct .ird with the same title ID, otherwise it won't work. (Example: .ird file for Demon's Souls US disc doesn't work with Demon's Souls EU disc).

5

Press Patch to apply the patch to the .iso file.

6

Your title is now decrypted.

7

In 3k3y ISO Tools, use the Tools drop-down menu to select ISO > Extract ISO and then select the decrypted .iso file to extract its files. The decrypted .iso file will have a .dec.iso file extension.

8

You are now able to use the extracted .iso files with RPCS3. File > Boot Game