How to Play PS3 Games on PC for Free with RPCS3

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Do you have some Play Station 3 games and want to play them on your PC?

Or, you don’t have a console and you want to use your PC as one?

This tutorial is all you need!

RPCS3 is the best open-source free emulator for PS3 games, it allows you to run any PS3 game (playable) on PC (Windows & Linux).

It was programmed in C++ so it’s the best when it comes to speed and performance, the limits are only set by your PC’s configuration and specifications.

In this tutorial you will discover how to run any PS3 game on PC using RPCS3.

Let’s go!

The Result

I played more than 5 hours on the PS3 game Driver, I couldn’t resist sharing this experience with everyone, I will download and play more games in the future whenever possible.

You can choose any resolution, the limits are set by your computer’s power.

Download RPCS3 and Necessary Files to Play PS3 Games

Here are the easy steps to get your PS3 emulator working on a Windows 10 PC, all files are necessary so don’t skip any step for things to work.

Download RPCS3 for Windows 10

You can download RPCS3 for free from the official website: https://rpcs3.net/download

You will need 7-zip to extract the files.

After the extraction is complete double-click on “rpcs3.exe

Download PS3 Latest Firmware

You will also need the latest firmware available for you to play any game.

You can download the firmware from this official URL: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps3/system-software/

Go to “File” and choose “Install Firmware“.

Select the PUP file that you just downloaded from the firmware page and click “Open“.

Wait for a couple of seconds to install.

Download the Game’s package .pkg and .rap File

If you lost your PS3 disk don’t worry, you can use this website to find the package and its rap file: https://psndl.net/packages?txt_search=driver

But before you start downloading please check if the game is Playable  in this compatibility website: https://rpcs3.net/compatibility

Here I have downloaded the game Driver which is playable (compatible 100%), and I played on it for hours without experiencing any crash!

To install the game, go to “File” > “Install .pkg“.

Choose your package you just downloaded. Click “Open“.

Place your RAP file under this path:

/dev_hdd0/home/0000001/exdata

Configure the Gamepad Controller

In my case, I used a Logitech Gamepad F310. Windows recognized it as an Xbox 360 controller.

If you click on “Pads” in your RPCS3 you will find all your gamepad buttons equivalent in your keyboard.

In my case I had to select “XInput” in handlers.



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  • nico says:

    Hello,my name its nico im have ps3 can you help me please
    :( ^_^ :)
    Regards,

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