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November 28, 2010 // 9:47 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.

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#20 - dogggg - November 30, 2010 // 9:18 am
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Quote Originally Posted by SinnerShanky View Post
i've heard that hermes payload crashes a lot... I hope he does some code cleanup and improves his payload...

i don't think so... i've been using hermes payload since i've jailbroken my ps3... and i've never seen any crashes at all... and thx for the hombrew

#19 - tarataqa - November 30, 2010 // 12:49 am
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I would kill for Heretic II !!!

#18 - B4rtj4h - November 29, 2010 // 6:23 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by SinnerShanky View Post
i've heard that hermes payload crashes a lot... I hope he does some code cleanup and improves his payload...

They crash. But games like GTA Liberty City Stories only runs on hermes. :|

#17 - FMAranda - November 29, 2010 // 4:36 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by zzk2001 View Post
Porting old games is cool and all BUT... what we really need is a good media player that supports Divx, Xvid, ogm, Mkv, AC3, Mp3, etc. And able to re-size the screen.. Something like XBMC.

I agree, XBMC would be more useful than old games.

#16 - BackHome - November 29, 2010 // 3:39 pm
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Wow! good work by Hermes!

#15 - jokolemene - November 29, 2010 // 11:10 am
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And where can I get the WAD files?

#14 - zzk2001 - November 29, 2010 // 11:04 am
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Porting old games is cool and all BUT... what we really need is a good media player that supports Divx, Xvid, ogm, Mkv, AC3, Mp3, etc. And able to re-size the screen.. Something like XBMC.

#13 - gizmol - November 29, 2010 // 11:00 am
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time to port Open TTD now ... you know I am right!

#12 - solrac1974 - November 29, 2010 // 9:36 am
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Great news, it's a matter of time to have Quake ported to PS3, I can't wait to see it! Thanks Hermes for his hard work!

SDLQuake is now ported by Mike_K and compiled by pete_uk (

Download: SDLQuake PS3 Port (3.55) / SDLQuake PS3 Port (3.41)

To quote: First of all, this is not my work. It was ported by Mike_K. I found the source inside SDCELL ( and after some trial and error managed to get it to compile.

This port is very unstable and often crashes when starting a new game. The control mappings are also all over the place but can be changed by holding R3 for a few seconds. I have tested with a USB mouse and it works fine. I had not got a keyboard to hand but I cannot see why it would not work.

Although there are some bugs as mentioned above, the speed is very good and seems to play better than Mike's Doom port. Saving and Loading also work fine.

I have included the Quake 1 Shareware files in the PKG.

(Here's the sourcecode if any ones interested:

#11 - oVERSoLDiER - November 29, 2010 // 9:16 am
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Hexen is cult ! Would like to see Half Life 1 in 1080p.