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    Question [Answered] Will it be possible to play pc games on ps3?

    Hi,

    I would like to know if there is possibility of playing pc games on ps3.

    Thanks.
    Best Answer - Posted by imec:

    No, absolutely not. The PS3 will never be capable of playing modern PC games because the cell is not an x86-compatible processor.

    Edit: Although you may be able to play a few games under Linux, but that's about it. DOSBox will allow you to play older PC games if that is what you had in mind.

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    No, absolutely not. The PS3 will never be capable of playing modern PC games because the cell is not an x86-compatible processor.

    Edit: Although you may be able to play a few games under Linux, but that's about it. DOSBox will allow you to play older PC games if that is what you had in mind.
    Last edited by imec; 09-23-2009 at 05:25 PM

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    I thought this was possible, not directly but using ur ps3 as a client to your PC to stream the games to the console. I dont remember the article, but do some googling on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkArchon View Post
    I thought this was possible, not directly but using ur ps3 as a client to your PC to stream the games to the console. I dont remember the article, but do some googling on the subject.
    You probably mean these articles...

    http://www.ps4news.com/playstation-3...-games-on-PS3/

    http://www.ps4news.com/playstation-3...s-on-your-PS3/

    http://www.ps4news.com/playstation-3...-StreamMyGame/

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    I would hazard a guess that the PS3 just wasn't powerful enough to.

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    Hi , theoretically its possible through cpu virtualization/emulation , anyway can't expect same speed or same graphics quality of native x86 platform , actually so far there's no emulators for ps3.

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    A little different but along the same lines. Is it possible to play PS2 games on a PS3? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo25 View Post
    Is it possible to play PS2 games on a PS3? Thanks
    It is if you have a PS3 with (4) USB ports on the front, if yours only has (2) then unfortunately not yet.

    More details are here, with the original guides, videos, etc linked in the third post of the thread:

    http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hd...ed-105296.html

 
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