How to Play PS3 Games on PC! RPCS3 Setup Tutorial! Working PS3 Emulator! PS3 Games on PC! [OLD]

July 31, 2019 posted by

Hey guys, my name is Scoby Today I’m going to be showing you the PS3 games on your PC, for this we’re going to be using the emulator RPCS3 on screen right now you can see me playing some dragons crown, let’s jump right into this The first thing you’re going to want to do is download the emulator itself links are always in the description down below just download whatever the latest version is in this case It’s version zero point zero point two alpha just click the latest builds available click here You’ll be brought over to the apveyr page Click the link here and your download will begin for whatever the latest version of your emulator is you might have a slightly different version? you might have a slightly different version But download whatever the latest version is it should be the most stable version available at the time? Where also going to be downloading the actual Playstation firmware which we’re gonna need to come to this playstation link, links are always down below And we’re going to be downloading the latest version right here. This is the Russian page, but it does not make a difference It’s all the same and it will work just as well Get both these files downloaded and move into a location where you can find them easily While I’m in the browser. I’m also going to bring you to the compatibility page And this is gonna be a list of all Playstation 3 games that are compatible And it’s going to break them down into categories of how compatible they are with this emulator currently, of course they’re updating this as they can With every latest build they’re going to try fix and add more games. This is the official RCPS3 website you can support their patreon if you want to help them out or if you want just some more information about the Emulator about the blog you can read it all over on here. I’d recommend checking this out also You can check out the full list of games here to see what’s playable to see what’s not and I recommend checking this out So once your files are downloaded and you’ve checked out the compatibility list We’re going to start installing and setting up our games So what you want to do is make a new folder named our RCPS3 And we are going to be extracting our emulator files into this we’re going to be opening up the emulator that is zipped and we’re going to be extracting all the files across to our blank folder with Winrar or 7zip once all our files are across we’re going to be installing the firmware I also have downloaded here so we’re going to want to do is open up the RCPS3 actual application click run and your emulator will open up for the first time we’re going to click ok, I have read this and click ok. If you want this message to never pop up again just click to not show again I’m going to click ok and we’re going to start doing some stuff to get this emulator up and running so first I’m going to be doing is clicking the boot on the top left and we’re going to be installing the firmware and then we’re Going to be locating to the file that we just downloaded from the Playstation website in this case It’s the PS3UPDAT.pup, We’re going to click ok and the firmware is going to start installing We’re gonna need this to actually get our games to run. and we’re gonna be doing one more thing with this file once were ready now that the file is installed It will give you the success message Click ok and then we’re going to decrypt the files that we have just installed in this firmware We’re going to be doing this by going to utilities. We’re going to be looking for SPRX Decryption Now depending on the version of the emulator you’re using these messages might be in slightly different locations But look for some variants of the functions. I’m showing and you should get on just fine. We’re going to go back to utilities We’re going to go to SPRX decryption We’re going to be locating to our actual RPCS3 folder the installation path. We’re going to be going to the dev_flash folder We’re going to be going to that sys folder We’re going to be going to external and then we’re going to be selecting all of the files in this folder So you can either click CTRL+A or you can drag and highlight all the files click open And it’s going to start decrypting all of the firmware files which is going to let our games actually play and install So now we have our emulator ready. We’re ready to start installing getting our games up and ready I’m not going to be showing you today’s video where to download games, but I should also mention. There’s two different types of games There’s games that can be downloaded from the PSN store that require .rap files for verification in this emulator And there’s just games that run directly off a disk or .iso files that do not require any .rap files for verification There’s some software out there that will let you download PSN games directly along with the .rap files really easily I can’t show you what that software is But it’s really easy to find some google searching will help you out and games are pretty easy to find if you know where to Quick google searches will help you out with all of these But like I said, I’m going to be showing you how to set up and install the games as well So what we’re going to do is come up to boot on the top left We’re going to be going to install PKG, and this is going to be to install PSN downloaded games, you want to locate where your games are downloaded, so mine are on my d drive during PSN stuff, they are in downloads I’m going to be installing the Dragon’s crown .pkg Simply click open and your game will actually install as if it was an actual PS3 so it is going to bring it over to the actual installation path I’ll be showing you where that is in one second if you want to just drag and drop your games over but I should note that they need to be in a specific file format and version and I’ll show you how that looks also if You get a .pkg file All you need to do is install it and the emulator will take care of the rest once it’s installed It’ll have this little popup message. We can click ok So now we have our game installed if we try to open it up We can tell that we’re missing the rap file for this actual game And we can really easily fix it like I’ll show you in one second, now while I’m here I’m also going to show you that this is our log Or this is like a console and this is going to give information about the game so if there’s any loading issues or any difficulties You can bring these issues over to google or post them in the forum and people can give you specific Help according to your problem. So use the log effectively if you’re having issues post down the comments I’ll try to help or look on google and see if anyone else has your issue and has helped to fix it now We’re ready to get our .rap file sent over I’m going to be showing you some of the settings and we’re going to be getting game up and running So I have my .rap file over here in this case is going to be looking at the Dragon’s crown rap file We’re going to be bringing it over to our actual RPCS3 emulator We’re going to bring it over on to the DEV_HDD0 We’re going to be going to home We’re going to be going to 0001 we’re going to be going to x data We’re going to bring our rap files into this folder From here, we’re going to be going back over to our emulator. We’re going to be closing it down We’re going to be reopening it back up and our game should be able to run if you open back up RPCS3 Click Run our little pop-up message will come up one more time and Dragons crown should start running from the beginning, simply double click or you can right click and click launch and your game will start to Run and as you can tell it’s as simple as that to get PS3 games up and running I’m going to showing you some of the settings now. I’m going to close this down We’ll come back to it in a second so real quick I just wanted to show you how the games actually look when they’re installed so if we open up our actual RCPS3 folder if we head into Dev_HDD0 and if we head to game instead of home We can see all the games we have currently installed, so the test 12345 is a default one That’s just on the actual emulator We don’t need to worry about that, but here’s the Dragon’s crown actual folder if we open it up This is what the games will actually look like and if your game is in this kind of format You can drag the file directly over and this is what the actual Installation process does puts it onto the Playstation emulator as if it was an actual game And then we link back to the .rap file which then works as if it was an actual game on actual Playstation So if we come up to our config we can go to settings and here We have some of our core settings that we need to set up so you basically want to copy all the settings I have here you want to set your PPU decoder to interpreter you want to set the SPU decoder to recompiler And you want to make sure your load libraries is automatically load required libraries, so you’re in we’ll run as smooth as possible So if you having some difficulty with your game, or you feel like it’s running bad Or it’s lagging a little bit you can set your renderer from opengl to Vulcan and you can select your dedicated graphics card right here If you’re having some difficulties with Vulcan go back to opengl and I recommend jumping back and forth for some games if you’re having Difficulties this can be where most your difficulties will lie But it can also help you give you some more FPS if your game is running bad you also have some other graphical settings Right here, I’d recommend leaving these alone for the most part most people’s PCs. You need a pretty powerful PC to run anything above 720p for now I’m going to leave in opengl because I seem to have a little difficulties with Dragon’s crown in this case Audio I recommend leaving it on xAudio2 This is the best version for this actual emulator although It can give some difficulties if you are run it over to open Al and you can change that up here We have our input and output here. You can set up a keyboard or controller Whatever else you want to change you can come in here and change all the settings Last thing I recommend to be changing your system language of your language is here for this I’m going to be setting it English us everything else. I recommend leaving alone you can come in here and have a mess around with the settings if you wish the main – you need to look at if You’re having difficulties running a game are setting your renderer from opengl to Vulcan or vice versa and setting your audio from x audio to open Al And vice-versa other than that your emulators should run perfectly smooth if we click ok we can reopen our game Our game will start to run It’s as simple as that to install games if your game is running from a disc or dot I assume is like I said you won’t need a .rap file in your game should work Check out the compatibility list down below and you can see what works I’m just going to play a little bit more dragons ground here So you can see that everything works, and I can move around I am using my keyboard as an input right now because I don’t have my controller connected in but everything should work just perfectly fine If you are having any difficulty just let me know in the comments down below like I said all the information is down below Imma leave my Paypal link down below if you want to support me and you found this emulator tutorial helpful I have a bunch of other emulator tutorials over here my channel if you want to check those out I really appreciate if you would like I said if you any difficulties, let me know in the comments down below I’m Gonna leave 2 videos on screen The one on the left is going to be a most recent upload and the one on the right is going to be one that YouTube must suggest that you will watch you should probably check it out because it’s apparently for you anyway guys Thank you so much for watching until next time as always keep it saucy peace


100 Replies to “How to Play PS3 Games on PC! RPCS3 Setup Tutorial! Working PS3 Emulator! PS3 Games on PC! [OLD]”

  1. The Meme Keep says:

    Does online play work with this?

  2. RIOYT GAMING says:

    Can you please tell me will it harm my pc by any chance?

  3. iansky GT says:

    I have.
    Core i5 idk Gen
    8 GB RAM
    1 GB Graphics Card
    Dell PC

  4. gabriel jimenez says:

    there is no utility what should i so to encrypt the sprx files

  5. Clipzz says:

    do you need the recommended specs to play some games from ps3?

  6. DragonKAssassin says:


  7. DragonKAssassin says:


  8. Maciek Król says:

    I need ps3 disks to play?

  9. Utsav Chauhan says:

    i have
    i5 6th gen
    8gb DDR4
    nvidia gt740 2gb
    will games be working?

  10. The Uncommon n00b says:

    I want to play a game from my ps3 on my pc but I don't really want a virus

  11. TheSwagsta Olive says:

    The program is starting with visual studios… how can i make it lounch like a .exe? or what shoud i do i cant choose .exe there is only programs like notepad etc.

  12. saban nonda says:

    fuckings lags

  13. Alysa Fajard says:

    Hi Guys, I'm getting error on The Last of Us. It Doesn't get past the Loading Screen with The Last of Us logo at the lower right corner. After that it's just black. and the last line on RPCS3 log screen is MEM: Access violation reading location 0x0. Can you please help me fix it? Thanks

  14. Mr. gamer66 says:

    i am use rpcs3 0.0.4

  15. Cypriot Geeza says:

    I know a few people have already asked but i have no utilities? Anybody know what to go into instead?

  16. John Tomas says:

    S {PKG Installer} LDR: Package successfully installed to C:/Users/win_10/Desktop/New Folder/dev_hdd0/game/NPUA80456_GOW3UTLVOLUME1SP/
    S Successfully installed God Of War – Desenterrando La Leyenda Parte 1 .pkg.
    F LDR: Failed to load RAP file: /dev_hdd0/home/00000001/exdata/UP9000-NPUA80456_00-GOW3UTLVOLUME1SP.rap
    E LDR: SELF: Can't find RAP file for NPDRM decryption!
    E LDR: SELF: Failed to load SELF file metadata!
    F LDR: class std::logic_error thrown: fs::file is null
    S LDR: Boot from gamelist per doubleclick: done

  17. aqib aqib says:

    Hi brother can i run it on my laptop
    I5 Ist generation560m
    Graphics card radeon hd 5650 1gb
    And 8gb ram
    Plz reply

  18. VKDH says:

    I cant find SPRX Decryption

  19. Md Naimul Islam says:

    where i can find rap file

  20. wishwa ag says:

    Call of Duty : Black Ops III (PS3)

    can i play this one

  21. CloudStatic says:

    HELP!!!!! It tells me "MSVCP140.dll was not found" What do I do?????????

  22. Daniel_ 400 says:


  23. Shahzaib Aq says:

    can we run ps3 CD on PC with rpcs3

  24. Dê Xtrrr says:

    Will it work in 2gb ram and i3 proccesor

  25. DrFruityLoops says:

    Why cant u just show how we get the fucking games u ass hat

  26. RJSiGAMING TV says:

    last of us not on list? so does this mean i should not try this at all??

  27. RJSiGAMING TV says:

    dude 0.05 has no utilities option 🙁

  28. WICKED LIMB says:

    Hey bro I'm a subscriber and a fan too, I was thinking about , why can't you just upload highly compressed rpcs3 iso that'll be cool and I recommend WWE smackdown vs raw 2008

  29. Eclipse Policer says:

    Can i Take a Ps3 Game Disc?

  30. GamingFox260 says:

    i have gta 4 on ps3 but in emulator i can't find the application "rpcs3". what should i do?

  31. BlackBird7411 says:

    dude can not find a GPU for my pc , i don't use OpenGL and direct 12 is slow

  32. Knuckles says:


  33. Aniket Kumar says:

    How to PS3 game smoothly through it I have Nvidia GTX MX 150 2Gb graphics but it still lagging plzz help me

  34. Penguin says:

    Will the last of us work?

  35. Totally not the flash :3 says:

    Will it work for Fallout 3 and Fallout New vegas ? ;-;

  36. EIGHT_Y says:

    will lego star wars 3 work with this?

  37. DoomedUnion says:

    When I try to run Ratchet and Clank: Into The Nexus, all it says is "Compiling shaders …" in the bottom left hand corner. Is there a fix for this?

  38. Dark River says:

    link to download game ps3 plz

  39. Jakub Glapiński says:

    how Kingdom hearts chain of memories works on it?

  40. Anime UNIVERSE says:

    i'm playing house of the dead 4 no missing .rap files

  41. JM Ruby says:

    My heart stopped when i saw Miku Diva F2nd

  42. robert yoouo says:

    Will it work on a gtx 970 14gb ddr3 and i7 2600k

  43. Limbron J says:

    Guys can I play smootly games like god of war 3 at this specs
    Gtx 1060 3gb
    Ram 8 gb
    Cpu i5 4460

  44. Siya s says:

    Is there a 32 bit

  45. K & D's Vlog is life says:

    Can't install on 32bit os ROFL

  46. THOR५ Karan人 says:

    Do you know how fix this problem api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll pls reply me

  47. Cody Muller says:

    I downloaded to play a few ps3 games I own, but then i realized..ps3 games are blu Rays, and I dont have a blue ray drive in my PC

  48. Jatin Jes says:

    Can you please make it more confusing for beginners?

  49. Laith Rashed says:

    what about pes give us about it if it can work in 1080p?

  50. R1ch4rd N1x0n says:

    But how do I play the disc?

  51. Kris 07 says:

    Scoby, are these specs enough to play Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and Little big Planet 3?
    CPU: AMD A8-7410 APU 2,20 GHz
    GPU: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
    RAM: 12 GB (11 GB usable)

    If they're not enough, let me know what are the recommended specs

  52. Ephraim Cadag says:

    Can you try if Metal Gear Solid 4 can run in this emulator?

  53. Radu says:

    I downloaded the version 0.0.5 and i couldn't find the rpcs3.exe so i downloaded the version 0.0.2 and there was no rpcs3.exe
    than i stopped my anti-virus and downloaded the version 0.0.5 again but there was no rpcs3.exe
    Can someone help me?

  54. evilboi says:

    mine keeps on doing shit

  55. OW-Doublelift says:

    can I play PS games on my PC or im wasting my time seting it up?
    8 GB DDR3 Ram

  56. Khayone Modding says:

    One hell of a complicated process 🙁

  57. J Gar says:

    trying to play demons souls been messing with it and searching forums off and on for about a month. Anyone have any ideas on this error? I believe I moved the correct rap file to the correct directory?

    E LDR: Disc game BLUS30443 found at invalid location /dev_hdd0/game/
    E LDR: Failed to move disc game BLUS30443 to /dev_hdd0/disc/ (Already exists)
    S LDR: Boot from gamelist per doubleclick: done

  58. ALL IN ONE says:

    can i play bluray disc games???

  59. Delettrez Steve says:

    Hello please can you help me? my game (dragon crown) doesn't launch in full screen only in the top quarter left with Open GL and Bottom left with Vilkan RCP3 0.0.5 i have just install the game by his folder and done the firmware updates

  60. Moses Dintwe says:


  61. ChinaHKTW UNITY says:

    Great Vid Scoby, although there is no Utilities on my version, I also saw some things failed to install while booting up the firmware, please do an updated version so I & others can play those great PS3 games again.

  62. Longbeach Griffy says:

    Are we allowed to connect with other users that use PS3?

  63. Scoby says:

    Hey everyone! So I finally got some time and decided to re-make this tutorial with the latest version of RCPS3 so there will be less hassle as a lot of users seemed to be having issues with getting this version up and running you can find a link to that video here:


    I also wanted to thank you all for just over 100k views on this video, really means a lot knowing my videos are helpful and I'm glad that my channel is finally getting some traction! So for those of you who want to support me to help me keep making content I'm also going to be linking my paypal here if you're feeling generous!


    Anyway hopefully the new version is what you're looking for!


  64. ツTaihen says:

    Can I plat The Last of Us on this emulator?

  65. The Boustfull GamerTM #TBG says:


  66. Rock Lee says:

    where I can download the games iso or pkg with rap file free

  67. Otireme Sama says:

    i have i5 6gen 960gtx 8gb ram.. do. it fit in ur ps3 emulator?

  68. rohitpathak rp says:

    How to play WWE 2k14

  69. yahyaoui chahine says:

    How i run CD's ?

  70. TechyGamerKid says:

    If you cant extract the notepad thing get WinRAR and it to archive then extract it.

  71. Bellal Jebran says:

    Help me i get the black screen when i boot the blur file

  72. Marawan . says:

    can i play PS3 games on this emulatormy PC specs: CPU: intel core 2 duo E4600RAM: 4.00 GB (2.99 GB usable)System type: 64 bitand i have windows 7

  73. Cpt. Oringie says:

    where can you get the roms

  74. Supreme KING says:

    Can you pls help me? Why don't I have Vulkan as option only GL?

  75. Dat's Twin Brother says:

    Ps Tree games

  76. Dat's Twin Brother says:

    Does GTA work?

  77. erti says:

    Hi i have the iso file of the game try dropping it in the emulator it says invalid format

  78. erti says:

    mine freezes at compiling shaders

  79. leon jabs says:

    How do I run a game from disc?

  80. Chhanda Kar says:

    Can gta 5 be played on this???

  81. Paramjit Singh says:

    how can i play with usb controller on this rpcs3 emulator using x360ce ..please answer me..

  82. roman lictor says:

    i downloaded v0.0.5 rather than v0.0.2 and i cant find the executable file…..why the hell this is happening ..please help

  83. roman lictor says:

    i mean i did not find the rpcs3 Application…….please can anybody give an explanation on why this is happening

  84. Moon Mumu says:

    is it offline?

  85. Jason Mark says:

    Scooby gtav can be played and if its posible online is?

  86. gaming World says:

    Bro is it works in 4gb i5??

  87. VinnTech says:

    Too lazy to show us how to rip our own games🤦‍♂️

  88. JON BON JOVI says:

    Did someone tried this method?

  89. Black six says:

    WordPad should be a powerful as atomic to pull this emulator fps will 20

  90. King Shouvik says:

    abuiiilllahhh ,,,,, said that game already oi sob koraay ase jaah ami watch korllam

  91. hailtothethrone says:

    Can i use this application for my ps3 hdd to see the files

  92. ashok gmy says:

    serial number

  93. Live love vibe says:

    can I transfer save data from my ps3 onto my pc with use and use it on here if so how

  94. PCH Tommy says:

    Fake it says this app cant run on your pc

  95. Anthony Shepherd says:

    Help me on teamviewer plz

  96. chimidonut /show says:

    ps THREE not tree

  97. dennis playz9 says:

    what if I want to use a PS3 hard drive

  98. Charles lee Ray says:

    Finally I can now play last of us and God of war 3

  99. ThomasG10mtn says:


  100. Joe Hirst says:

    I don't think there is a way they could have made it more complicated ffs.

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