Not everything in this life is learning, teaching and / or working, on something in particular, whether or not Free software o Open Source. It is also good, the healthy entertainment. And as we have already spoken many times, GNU / Linux every day is an excellent gaming platform (gaming) with more and more offers available.
GNU / Linux currently has good native games, and as many playable via wine, playonlinux, steam, otter and other similar apps. However, there is a good range of opportunities to play as many games via console emulators. Being one of them RPCS3, which this January has received its first update.
Before going fully into the subject, and continuing with our statement that "GNU / Linux is becoming an excellent platform for games (gaming) every day" We will leave some of our best and most recent entries related to the topic addressed, so that after reading this present publication you can explore them if necessary.
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RPCS3: PS3 Multiplatform Emulator
What is RPCS3?
According to his Official website, RPCS3 It is briefly described as follows:
"RPCS3 is an open source cross-platform emulator and debugger for the Sony PlayStation 3 Game Console, written in C ++ for Windows, Linux, and BSD."
Later on, its website explains a bit the RPCS3 development history as follows:
"It was developed by DH and Hykem programmers. RPCS3 was initially hosted on Google Code, but was eventually migrated to GitHub. The first «boots» RPCS3 successes consisted mainly of small home projects and hardware tests. The emulator was publicly released in June 2012 and garnered substantial attention from both the open source community and PlayStation enthusiasts. Today, RPCS3 is developed primarily by its two main developers; Nekotekina, kd-11 and supported by a thriving team of GitHub contributors."
First update of the year 2021
About its first update available for the year 2021, you can comment on the following details:
- Name / Description of the update: v0.0.14-11518 Alpha [2021-01-05]
- First Name from the source file for Linux: rpcs3-v0.0.14-11518-6ae1f1b0_linux64.AppImage
- Source file size for Linux: 56.3 MB
- Source file format for Linux:AppImage
For its download, and installation and execution instructions, Both Windows, Linux and BSD, you can easily access its section of Downloads (Download). While for information on its configuration and use you can easily access its section of Quick Start (QuickStart) y Wiki.
RPCS3 use the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GNU GPLv2) dated 06/1991. According to said license, anyone is welcome to use RPCS3 and its source code for whatever purpose, but the distribution of RPCS3 requires that the source code of the resulting product be released and given attribution.
Finally, you can also learn more about RPCS3 at their official website on GitHub.
Screenshots and video
1.- Main screen (Home)
2.- About Window
3.- Configuration Window (Setting): Configuration button (Config)
4.- Controls Configuration Window (Gamepad Setting): Control Settings Button (Pads)
And since an image or video is worth a thousand (1000) words, we advise those interested to watch online, a video about RPCS3, to visually weigh how far this has come Multiplatform Project with saying PS3 emulator, by viewing the following video, which is one of the most recent in Spanish that can be found, although on Windows, since the Official YouTube Channel It does not have videos in Spanish and less on Linux:
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