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DuckStation is an simulator/emulator of the Sony PlayStation™ console, focusing on playability, speed, and long-term maintainability. The goal is to be as accurate as possible while maintaining performance suitable for low-end devices. "Hack" options are discouraged, the default configuration should support all playable games with only some of the enhancements having compatibility issues.

A "BIOS" ROM image is required to start the emulator and to play games. You can use an image from any hardware version or region, although mismatching game regions and BIOS regions may have compatibility issues. A ROM image is not provided with the emulator for legal reasons, you should dump this from your own console using Caetla or other means.

Compatibility lists

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Sony PlayStation™

Updating compatibility ratings

Ratings are based on emulation compatibility for the latest development version of the master branch.

DuckStation Emulator Wiki

In the same way as DuckStation, this wiki is a community driven project. Anyone can edit most pages! A lot of time and work is needed to make this the best resource available. One single person is not capable of achieving this. With everyone's help we can achieve our goals. Therefore, every bit of information is welcome and appreciated.

Getting started

Not sure where to start?

VRAM Texture Replacements

  • Settings -> Advanced Settings:
Dump Replaceable VRAM Writes Tick to enable dumping of texture files. Default folder is \Documents\DuckStation\dump\textures\
Enable VRAM Write Texture Replacement Tick to enable loading of replacement texture files. Default folder is \Documents\DuckStation\textures\
Preload Texture Replacements Tick to enable preloading of texture files. This ensures you'll see the changes (see above)

Try a 4x upscale before going too crazy with it.

Filenames of dumped files must not be changed.

MediaWiki

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