PS4 Milestone Update for Orbital - An PS4 Emulator by @AlexAltea - now with (very first) Video Output!

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By Roxanne on Mar 19, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    Nearly a year ago, Developer @AlexAltea showcased us an early-stage Version from his own PS4 Emulator called Orbital. The very first Version was on a minimal stage by running several code examples on a Terminal within Linux only but this was already impressive since as you probably know, both the PS4 and standard Computers shares the same x86 CPU Architecture. But the CPU isn't the only thing the PS4 shares with a standard PC. Since you need also a lot of GPU Power to run your Games on a Console for General, it is getting quite usual that those big players like NVIDIA or AMD are collaborating with the Console Manufacturers to deliver them with special-designed Graphics Processing Units for the Consoles you own. Even when we talk about "Special" GPU's, you already recognized by yourself that if you go further in newer Console Generations, you realized that the internal GPU used inside each Console is having more and more similarities compared to a standard GPU. With that result in mind, Developer @AlexAltea showcased yesterday that his Emulator Orbital is capable of running the Safe Mode of the PS4 together with getting a Video Output from that mentioned Safe Mode as well, which leads to the point that his Emulator showcased the very first Video Output from a PS4 emulated by a PC! Do I have to say more? :)

    Screenshot of the PS4's "Safe Mode" running on Orbital. The specific "Error Message" is intended.

    • Quote from Twitter @AlexAltea on 18th March 2019 - 9:46 pm -->

      Quote from Twitter @AlexAltea on 18th March 2019 - 10:08 pm -->


    Developer @AlexAltea was also so kind to release a Video from his Talk back in December at #35C3 which gives you even more Details in Emulating the PS4 System Software. You can get more Information here if you missed his Talk.

    Source: @AlexAltea
    YouTube @alexaltea123
    Patreon: @AlexAltea
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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