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November 28, 2010 // 10:47 pm - Today an anonymous source released on PSGroove (linked above) a PSX emulator for PS3 entitled PS3SX, which is a port of PCSX to the PS3.

Download: PS3SX PSX Emulator Pre-Release / PSX BIOS File (Required) / SVN

To quote: It runs at full speed, full screen, and supports CDDA and XA audio. This pre-release also features 2 player support, saving, and iso formats *.iso *.bin *.mds *.img.

Currently the source code has not been released, but it will be once the emu is completely ported using just the PSL1GHT SDK. PS3SX will run on all retail 3.41 units (fat and slim). Currently it is untested on older firmwares and does not work on debug units (PS3 Test units).

Instructions: Install PKG file on PS3. Either use the folders from the rar file, or make "bios" "MC" and "psxrom" folders in the root of a USB drive. Download PSX bios file below, and place it in "bios" folder. Place legally owned PSX backup ISO's in the "psxrom" folder. Run emulator and play!

Please note there is currently a bug with this pre-release. You can only quit the emulator when running a game. If you attempt to exit to XMB at the rom menu, the emulator will freeze.

PS3SX PCSX port on PS3 using PS3 SDK and psl1ght it's a hybrid for the pre-release. No source code will be available only when i completely port the emulator to psl1ght. Before xmas i will update it with a new GUI, save state, and cheat code.

This emulator can only work on 3.41 retail not tried yet on older version.

Support in this pre-release version :

  • 2 Players
  • All iso formats *.iso *.bin *.mds *.img
  • psx homebrew *.psx and *.exe
  • Save works for player 1 & 2
  • Sound support CDDA and XA
  • Full screen
  • Full Speed

I'm using PCSX-DF core with the ppc dynarec the dyanrec work already on this version of ps3sx with libkammy god bless AerialX for the libkammy and i'm using the cellframework for sound only.

My thanks go to AerialX, drk||Raziel, pcsx Team and pcsx-df team for the original source code, psxgroovy at for the dongle sample PEOPS for this good plugin and Mathieulh. all plugins come from PEOPS

With luv Anonymous

PCSX 1.2 (PC) Compatibility List by jang2k:

007 tomorrow never dies (us) - not work
007 world is not enough (us) - not work

ace combat 3 (jp) - playable but glitches
alone in the dark 4 - playable
alundra 2 (us) - playable

bealphareth (jp) - not work
biohazard 2 dual shock - playable
black matrix (jp) - not work
bloody roar 2 (jp) - playable
brave fencer musashiden (jp) - not playable
breath of fire 3 (us) - playable
breath of fire 4 (us) - playable
bust a groove (jp) - playable
bust a move 2 (jp) - playable

castlevania symphony of the night - playable
chrono cross (us) - playable
chocobo racing (jp) - playable
clock tower 2 (jp) - playable
clock tower ghost head (jp) - playable but graphic glitches
counterdown vampire (us) - playable
crisis beat (jp) - not playable

danger girl (us) - not playable
dead or alive (jp) - playable
die hard trilogy 2 (us) - playable
digimon world (us) - playable
digimon world 2 (jp) - playable
dino crisis 2 (us) - not work
dr. slump (jp) - not work
dragon quest 4 (jp) - playable but glitches
dragon quest 7 (jp) - playable but glitches
driver (us) - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)

echo night (us) - playable
everybody's golf 2 (jp) - not playable

fear effect (us) - not work
fifa 2000 (us) - playable
fifa 2001 (us) - playable
fighting force 2 (us) - playable
final fantasy 7 (us) - not playable
final fantasy 8 (us) - not playable
final fantasy 9 (us) - not work
front mission 3 (us) - playable

galerians (us) - playable
ghost in the shell (jp) - playable
grandia (jp) - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)
granturismo 2 - playble but glitches

harry pottrer (us) - not playable
havest moon back to the nature - playable

jackie chan stuntmaster (us) - not work

kagero (jp) - playable but glitches
khamrai (jp) - playable
knockout king 2000 (us) - not playable
kudelka (us) - playable but mdec is black screen

langrisser 4 (jp) - playable
langrisser 5 the end of legend (jp) - playable
legend of dragoon (us) - playable
legend of mana (us) - not work
legin of heroes (jp) - playable
liberogrande 2 (jp) - playable

madden nfl 2001 (us) - not playalbe, glitches
marvel vs. capcom (jp) - playable
metal gear solid (us) - playable
mlb 2001 (us) - playable, graphic problem
monster farm 2 (jp) - playable but glitches
mr. driller - playable but glitches

nba live 2001 (us) - playable but glitches
nfl gameday 2001 (us) - playable
nhl 2000 - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)
nhl 2001 - playable
nhl faceoff 2001 (us) - playable
night creatures 2 (us) - playable but mdec is black screen

parasite eve (us) - not playable
parasite eve 2 (jp) - not work
persona 2 eternal punishment (us) - playable
persona 2 innocent sin (jp) - playable

ready 2 rumble boxing (us) - not playable
ready 2 rumble boxing round 2 (us) - not playable
resident evil director's cut (us) - playble but mdec is not correct
resident evil 3 (us) - playable
ridge racer type 4 (jp) - playble but glitches, mdec is not correct
rockman x5 (jp) - playable

sd gundam ggeneration-f (jp) - playable
silent bomber (us) - playable
silent hill (us) - playable
soul edge (jp) - playable
spider man (us) - playable but background is not correct (pad type -> digitalpad)
spriggan (jp) - playable
spyro ripto's race (us) - playable but glitches (pad type -> digitalpad)
star ocean the second story (us) - not playable
suikoden (us) - playable but mdec is not correct
suikoden 2 (us) - playable
super robot wars alpha (jp) - playable
super robot wars alpha gaiden (jp) - playable
syphonefilter 2 (us) - not work

tales of destiny (us) - playable
tales of eternia (jp) - playable
tales of phantasia (jp) - playable
tenchu 2 (us) - playable
tekken 3 (jp) - playable
the adventure of puppet princess (jp) - playable
tobal 2 (jp) - playable
tomb raider chronicles (us) - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)
tony hawk's pro skater 2 (us) - playable
tryple play 2001 (us) - playable

vagrant story (us) - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)
valkyrie prfile (us) - not playalbe
vampire saver exe (jp) - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)

wild 9 (us) - not playable. big glitches
wild arms (us) - playable
wild arms 2 (us) - playable
winning eleven 4 (jp) - playable
winning eleven 2000 u-23 (jp) - playable
wwf smackdown (us)- playable
wwf smackdown 2 (us)- playable

xena warrior princess (us) - playable (pad type -> digitalpad)
xenogears (us) - playable
hanks to Talmagal for finding this out, but to avoid getting a black screen on load, the BIOS file must be named like this;

Finally, make sure the SCPH1001.bin is in the UPPERCASE.lowercase format.

PS3 Heretic and Hexen Homebrew Ports by Hermes Arrive!

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#1 - barbnjason - November 28, 2010 // 7:55 pm
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Today Hermes has relased a port of the classic PC games Heretic & Hexen for PS3 JailBreak homebrew users. The included .pkg file is the front end of both the games, but due to copyrights the game files are not included.

Download: PS3 Heretic and Hexen Homebrew Ports

The quote from Hermes post on Spanish Web site Elotrolado (linked above), roughly transleted by me with help from babelfish:


In order to celebrate that PSL1GHT already beginning to have a good foundation and with the addition of the PS3 Soundlib that allows it to reproduce up to 16 voices of sound, I have ported two classic games from the PC to PS3 that make use of multiple effects: The games Heretic and Hexen.

In order for them, to work they require wads HERETIC.WAD and HEXEN.WAD respectively (shareware or full retail will work, in capital letters and with that name) that must be copied in the directory of the EBOOT.BIN, within the folder " heretic" and " hexen" respectively, on a USB device. When starting the game, if it has been installed in hard disk (by means of PKG) the option to press CIRCLE to copy the content of the folders " heretic" or " hexen" from device USB to the installation folder of the game.

Also, I have added vibration to the controller: when you receive damage, vibration activates strong, but when it is an enemy who receives the damage you will notice, it in the form of smaller vibration. Perhaps this last one is not very realistic since it is well if we are what we are inflicting the damage short-distance, but long-distance not as much and that to say that the controler vibrates when is currando the tiny beasts among them. Nevertheless I have left, it in so that sometimes it serves to let you know that you have a few fierce ones around and so that it turns out useful to know that truly, your ammunition is doing damage. (everything is not pure and hard realism)

I have verified over HDMI which I test (that excludes 1080P) to deal with to look for the visible area of screen and use a routine that re scales a screen " virtual" to the final format. The problem is that the drawn area of the screen in PS3, is placed outside the visible area of your monitor/screen and that requires adjustments that I have done on the basis of my screen and not if in some other, can give problems or not, or if with some other resolution it requires new adjustments (a thing is that a slight edge is seen the right for example and another one is that directly, things are not seen that would have to appear). One distinguishes between 4:3 and 16:9

The install instructions translated from the included readme.txt


There are two ways for install:

1) By PKG. On this occasion, copy the folder content "pkg" on the root's directory of the USB device and "Install Package Files" on the PS3

2) By SELF. On this occasion, copy "homebrew" on the root's directory of the USB device and load the applications with the "Open Manager" or another homebrew loader.

Heretic requires the file HERETIC.WAD that can be copied to the same folder as the EBOOT.BIN (/dev_hdd0/game/HERETIC01/USRDIR or /dev_usbX/homebrew/Heretic) or on a USB device after making the folder called "heretic" and copying HERETIC.WAD (/dev_usb/heretic/HERETIC.WAD)

The filename MUST be ONLY uppercase letters.

For quick copying of the files, there is an utility when starting the game: on the license's screen you can press Circle button if you want to copy the content from dev_usb/heretic to the location of the game in the hard disk (/dev_hdd0/game/HERETIC01/USRDIR)

You can use a FTP program for copy HERETIC.WAD too.

For the HEXEN files its similar to the previous method, but this time, its required HEXEN.WAD that must be copied to /dev_usb/hexen (for all the installations) or /dev_usb/homebrew/Hexen (Open Manager) or to /dev_hdd0/game/HEXEN0001/USRDIR (HDD).

And you can copy on the license's screen the content of /dev_usb/hexen to /dev_hdd0/game/HEXEN0001/USRDIR pressing CIRCLE button


At any time you can press START button for open the help screen (the game is paused at this time). The help screen show the game controls and pause the game.

With SELECT button you can enter on the Main menu. The another buttons are these:


Left Stick: Moving back and forward on side-scrolling
Right Stick: Look up /down flip left/right
L2 button: Run
R2 button: Shoot
X button: Change weapon
CIRCLE button: Open/Close doors
SQUARE button: Use item selected
TRIANGLE button: ON / OFF map
L1/ R1 button: Choose Item
Left/Right (PAD) -> Decrease / Increase Map
Up / Down (PAD): Fly (it require an item)
Hold L2 and press CIRCLE: Stop flying
SELECT button: Game Main Menu
START button: Help Screen


Left Stick: Moving back and forward on side-scrolling
Right Stick: Look up /down flip left/right
L2 button: Run
R2 button: Shoot
X button: Jump
CIRCLE button: Open/Close doors
SQUARE button: Use item selected
TRIANGLE button: ON / OFF map
L1/ R1 button: Choose Item
Left/Up/Right/Down (PAD): Change between weapons (1, 2, 3, 4)
Hold L2 + Left/Right (PAD) -> Decrease / Increase Map
Hold L2 + Up/down (PAD): Fly (it require an item)
Hold L2 and press CIRCLE: Stop flying
SELECT button: Game Main Menu
START button: Help Screen


The two games allow you to also do the following cheats:

Press START button and on the help screen, press L1 five times until the screen changes color

Hold R1 and press Up (PAD): All Weapons
Hold R1 and press Right (PAD): God mode on/off
Hold R1 and press Down (PAD): Full Health
Hold R1 and press Left (PAD): All keys
Hold R1 and press Triangle: Brings you all items

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