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I found this page here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/playstation4emulatorx8664pc/

 

It claims to be an open-source project that is trying to get people to create a Playstation 4 emulator before 2017. I thought it might spark some debate/interest here, or get some attention on the subject, since many claim a PS4 emulator may never be created, or is too difficult to do so(I personally disagree).

 

I want to contribute, but I don't have/use Git, and you need it. Any ideas on this? Is it legit, most importantly, in your view?

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Legit? Depends in what country do you live...

 

Anyway, if you have the abilities to contribute to such project, using GIT should be not a problem. Good luck to the PS4 (hardware and software) DRMs happy.png ...

Edited by Alessio1989

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Any ideas on this? Is it legit, most importantly, in your view?

 

If talking about legit in terms of law: Its about as legit as any other emulator, any other fan-fic game, etc... etc... I mean, in order to run an emulator you have to reverse-engeneer the PS4 hardware/software to an extent (which is probably prohibited), you'd have to use copied game ISOs (prohibited), and you'd have to flash some of the "BIOS"-like software of the console. Seeing however since there has nobody been sued for making an emulator AFAIK, you decide.

 

 

If talking about legit in terms of whether it can be concerned trustworthy: Well, given that fact that there isn't even a PS3/Xbox360-emulator up to this point, I highly doubt it. 2017 is like 4 years from now, how long has the 360 been out yet? Nintendo, due to less powerful processors, seems to be easier to emulate given that has been a wii-emulator out for some years now. I wouldn't say its absolutely impossible to make an emulator for eigther of those newer/more powerful consoles, granted no later than the arrival of quantum compers we hypothetically would have so much computation power the we probably could emulate 50 PS4s at a time if their emulator were written by a monkey... yet again I doubt there could be a PS4-emulator if not even a fully working PS3-equivalent is out yet. Will take some more time, probably 2017 for a PS3 one? Who knows..

Edited by Juliean

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Well, given that fact that there isn't even a PS3/Xbox360-emulator up to this point, I highly doubt it.

To be fair, the XBox One and PS4 have the distinct advantage of being based on your normal amd64 architecture.

 

Emulating PowerPC on intel is a considerable pain in the neck (Apple did it for a short while after their Intel transition, and dropped it as quickly as they could).

 

IIRC, the initial devkit seed for the XBox 360 was a souped-up PowerMac G5 running a custom OS, to get around the architecture issue.

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http://ps3emulatorx.com/



There has been a PS3 emulator - this isn't the only one.



XBOX 360 -> http://xbox360emulatorx.com/

 

Yeah, those are fake like all the rest, you'd probably download a virus and whatnot (whoever is brave enough to try it, be my quest). Just do a 5 minute google search "is there an xbox360 emulator", and see for yourself.

 

EDIT: Now to be fair, according to some very recent posts there are actually some working emulators at that time around, but they won't play any games, just some homebrew-stuff, and honestly I wouldn't try any download from a site that claims their emulator can do otherwise.

Edited by Juliean

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Rumour has it that MS themselves are working on a 360 emulator, to sell the back-catalogue of 360 games on Windows 8 (as a reinvention of the soon to be discontinued "Games for Windows Live" brand) and enable backwards compatibility on the Xbone.

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