- Using Yellow Dog Linux on the PlayStation 3, efaustus9
used Qemu to emulate Windows 95 on the platform, allowing him to run StarCraft. To quote:
Want to run windows apps on your PS3? Windows runs on about 90% of home computers, consequently most software and games are designed for that OS. Wine is a good option for running windows apps in linux.
However it requires a x86 CPU and thus will not run on the PPC processor found in the ps3. So how do you run windows apps on the ps3? Qemu is how. Qemu runs windows in virtualization. Not the most efficient way to run win apps but it works.
In this video I use Qemu to emulate the relatively resource light Windows 95 in yellow dog linux on the ps3. I also use the fscaler tool to utilize the cells spe's and enlarge the image with out taking a performance hit.
As you can see the classic starcraft is quite playable all from the comfort of my living room. Want to try the same on your PS3? Check out my Playstation 3 Yellow Dog Linux 6.x Guide
I will presume you already have YDL installed with a working internet connection. If you do not have either or both see my guide above....