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Thursday, 26 April 2012

PlayStation emulator for PlayBook [PCSX-PB]


Video:PlayStation games running on my PlayBook

Finally an emulator worth installing, tons of games available so this should keep you busy. I'll try and take you through some simple steps and help you get this emulator working.

STEP 1:
Sideload PlayStation [PCSX-PB] emulator, download bar file http://goo.gl/N5W07

For those who don't know sideloading check out this video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iKwuOCx5E4

STEP 2:
Launch the emulator app you should get a option saying "Enter Bios" click cancel.
Then launch Airbrowser app in you're playbook, navigate to misc folder. Create a new folder called "pcsx-rearmed-pb".

STEP 3:
Now click on the newly created folder, you will get some sub folders automatically.
The BIOS and iso folder are important to us so remember them.
Download and extract the zip file SCPH1001.BIN (http://goo.gl/pOFzt) and then place it in the BIOS folder.

STEP 4:
Time to get some games!!!
Goto this website http://goo.gl/7Qffd, select PlayStation option from the left pane. You would be able to select games in alphabetical order.

For Demo purpose download Grand Tour Racing http://goo.gl/SA1a4
Download and extract the zip file, you should get 4 folder, you would find 2 file with file extensions .img and .cue (you might have to use a PC to extract and copy these files)
Copy both the file and paste it into the Iso folder which comes under Misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/iso

Some games would have a .Bin file instead of .img, in such cases copy the bin file and paste it into iso folder.

STEP 5:
Launch the emulator and select SCUS_944.55.img, the game will take some minutes to load.
Enjoy!!!

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33 comments:

  1. works like a charm thanks limetrip...

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  2. 1 question, wht do u mean by AirBrowser? i have no any app like tht in my PB.. =/

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    1. Search for "air browser" in app world, you will find it easily.

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    1. Only ps1 games work right now, ill let you know when ps2 emulator is available.

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  4. thanks lime trip. really appreciate tht from u =)

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  5. Hey, what do you do if the file you download is in a disc image file format?

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    1. Try copying the image file into iso folder. I think it should work.

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  6. sir plz create an app from which we can surf internet with usb doggle

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  7. Step 3 doesn't work anmore
    404 ERROR
    Sorry Player 1, the realm you are looking for has vanished. Please use the digitized navigation above to locate your destination.
    can you please reupload the file?

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  8. Please a little bit of help im with my boy saiboy the 3th step doesn't work anymore please reelocate it

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  9. Hi Mr Green,
    I have installed some converted .bar apps which I got it converted from online apk to .bar converter websites,
    It worked for a while and then it stopped working,when I launch any android app I just get a blank screen,I was using .bat file way to push my .bar files.
    Have deleted ICS launcher but it still asking me to select one,I mean is it completely deleted or not or if its not then is there any way to access and manually delete those files and folders of that particular app.Which is the best way to push bar files.
    Kindly reply back asap,
    Thanks in advance bro

    Regards
    Shaikh Sarfraz Salim aka D.J XactiX
    Email: ssarfraz146440@gmail.com
    Phone:+919619530571 / +919867865043 / +919820652625

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  10. You can actually do it all on the Playbook, by using the app 'ArchiDroid'
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ais.archidroid&hl=en

    It is an Android app, so it will need converting:
    http://apk2bar.unker.net/
    Tested and currently unRARing Tony Hawks!

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  11. Thanks buddy, please keep us informed about how the games play with android player, any lags. And also the virtual joystick how is it performing with android launcher.

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  12. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.forexonthego.android.forex.exness&hl=en

    Pls I need the Android file link above converted please, I trade forex not I want it on my playbook. Can u email it to me after converting, my email is alphizo@yahoo.com... Thank you

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  13. Pretty Cool! Works the emulators with the PB Beta OS?


    Thx

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    1. I haven't tested it with beta OS so far.

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  14. i tried side load PCSX but it fails to install ,,,,, can i install it using DDPB installer ?

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    1. Yes you can use DDPB to install it

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  15. hey guys please tell me is there any way of playing fifa (any) on my playbook using this technique????

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    1. Using this trick you can play all PS 1 games.

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  16. i need help the games wont come out as .zip it comes out as .rar

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    1. Hi Ibrahim,
      If it is in rar format then you will have to use ur pc and a software like winrar to extract it. It can't be done on our playbook as of now.

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  17. Hey mr.green can you tell me how to put the scph1001 file in the bios folder in airbrowser because it seems that we can't drag and drop things in the folders

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    1. You need to copy paste that file, to the top right hand side of the airbrowser screen you will find that option to copy n paste.

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  18. Ok now it works, BUT im not sure i have done it all correctly because i have downloaded 4 games and only one works. 2 of them make the app closed and go back to the main menu of the playbook and the 4th start ( the game is crash team racing ) and stops like 10 seconds after.( It always stop at the same place) Do you think it's the bios that doesn't work perfectly or it is the games that don't work for this emulator ? Can you help me plz?

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  19. What i've found is that when you download files like "-.bin and -.cue", you need to rename "-.bin" to "-.img", and it will work. That's how i resolved my problem. (:

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  20. how to download these game.......

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    1. You can find the games in Google, torrents etc

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