RPCS3 PS3 Emulator, and today the official RPCS3 Blog announced that Demon's Souls is nearly playable on the latest Build v0.0.2 of their PlayStation 3 PC Emulator known as RPCS3!
Download: Latest Build / WIP Build / rpcs3-master.zip / GIT
Check out the latest RPCS3 video demonstration below, and to quote from their blog:
At the moment, there are still several known problems with Demon’s Souls:
- Performance. The game is very demanding of resources, and while Ryzen @ 4 ghz or 6 cores of Haswell-E can run some areas of the game at 30 fps, it can also drop down to as little as 10 fps in big open areas such as in front of The Boletarian Castle. One really wants a stable 30 fps (native frame rate, maybe someone will mod it to 60 fps), and preferably also on “normal” CPU’s. But there are both short and long term plans to improve performance, for example by making the LLVM recompiler not crash in this game.
- The player character shadow is missing, and there are other minor graphical bugs here and there.
- The sound is a bit unstable. It can work fine for a while, but after some 5-10 minutes it can suddenly stop. There are also problems where sound effects are repeated before they are finished or they sound very loud and strange.
- The game can randomly get stuck on loading screens. Not critical as it auto-saves continuously.
Cheers to @xxmcvapourxx for the heads up in the PSXHAX Shoutbox this morning!