Category PS4 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Dec 27, 2019 at 12:20 PM       20,289       95            
Following the RetroArch 2048 / QuickNES Cores PS2 on PS4 PKGs, RetroArch QuickNES / Picodrive PS2 on PS4 PKGs, RetroArch mGBA Gameboy / Gameboy Color PS2 on PS4 PKGs and confirmation of RetroArch official PS4 Support in Development today @Osirisx made available a PS4 RetroArch Native Emulator Port (Unofficial) PKG for PlayStation 4 retrogaming emulation fans! šŸ‘¾ :love:

Download: RetroArch_PS4_r3.pkg (26.3 MB) / Cores_Installer_r3.pkg (520.6 MB) / Binary Builds / GIT

Spoiler: Depreciated

This comes proceeding his demo video showcasing Running Steam on PS4 Linux alongside How to Install Steam (Not SteamOS) on PS4 Linux, and according to @zecoxao on Twitter thanks also go out to PS4 scene devs including PSXDev, Frangar, masterzorag and flat_z for helping to make this RetroArch Unofficial PS4 Port possible. šŸ„°

:idea: xforce505 reminds us to add the menu icons via FTP to the following location: /data/retroarch/assets/xmb/(place them in here) and he Tweeted that you can also use the Online Updater update options to do so.

Below are further details on the PS4 RetroArch Port (Unofficial) from OsirisX, to quote:

This is a native PS4 port of RetroArch. It is based off v1.8.1.
Only a handful of cores are ported for now but more will come at a later date!

You will need a jailbroken PS4 running 5.05 fw to install and use this port.

Ported cores list:
  • 2048_libretro.self - 2048 core
  • dosbox_libretro.self - DOSbox 0.74, MS-DOS Emulator
  • desmume2015_libretro.self - Nintendo DS [NDS]
  • fceumm_libretro.self - FCEUmm, Nintendo Entertainment System [NES]
  • gearboy_libretro.self - Gearboy, Game Boy [DMG + Color]
  • genesis_plus_gx_libretro.self - Genesis Plus GX, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive & Sega CD & Sega Master System
  • mame2000_libretro.self - MAME 0.37b5, Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
  • mame2003_libretro.self - MAME 0.72, Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
  • mame2003_plus_libretro.self - MAME 0.72+, Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
  • mednafen_gba_libretro.self - MednaFen GBA, Game Boy Advance [GBA]
  • mednafen_lynx_libretro.self - MednaFen Lynx, Atari Lynx
  • mednafen_ngp_libretro.self - MednaFen NeoPop, Neo-Geo Pocket [Color]
  • mednafen_snes_libretro.self - MednaFen SNES, Super Nintendo [SNES]
  • mednafen_vb_libretro.self - MednaFen VB, Virtual Boy
  • mednafen_wswan_libretro.self - MednaFen WonderSwan, Bandai WonderSwan [+ Color]
  • mgba_libretro.self - mGBA, Game Boy Advance [GBA]
  • parallel_n64_libretro.self - Nintendo 64 (Experimental) [N64]
  • pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self - PCSX ReARMed, PlayStation 1 [PS1]
  • picodrive_libretro.self - PicoDrive, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive & Sega CD & Sega 32X
  • quicknes_libretro.self - QuickNES, Nintendo Entertainment System [NES]
  • snes9x2002_libretro.self - Snes9X 2002, Super Nintendo [SNES]
  • snes9x2005_libretro.self - Snes9x 2005, Super Nintendo [SNES]
  • snes9x2005_plus_libretro.self - Snes9x 2005 Plus, Super Nintendo [SNES]
  • snes9x2010_libretro.self - Snes9x 2010, Super Nintendo [SNES]
  • snes9x_libretro.self - Snes9x, Super Nintendo [SNES]
Notes:

1. Games can either be loaded from hdd or usb.
2. The RetroArch system folder is located in /data/retroarch/system. Any necessary bios files need to be placed there.
3. There is a small bug where sometimes games won't load after closing it. If this happens, try re-loading the core and load the game again.
4. Parallel N64 emulator seems to run fastest with rice gfx plugin in. Use mupen64plus for best N64 emulation performance
5. Shaders should be working. Try loading them from usb if you're experiencing issues and don't forget to press apply after loading.
6. Launching games from playlists should now be working in r2.
7. Use Hen version 2.1.1 or later
8. For r3, install and run the Cores Installer app to get the cores. (The app can be deleted after installing the cores)

Source will be pushed to main branch eventually but will be slow to ensure nothing breaks!

Acknowledgments/Thanks
  • Flatz for figuring out OpenGL on PS4
  • Frangarcj for the initial RetroArch PS4 port
  • Big Boss for liborbis
:arrow: Update: RetroArch_PS4_r2.pkg Additional Cores:
  • desmume_libretro.self - Nintendo DS [NDS]
  • fbalpha2012_libretro.self - FB Alpha 2012 v0.2.97.29, Arcade Machine Emulator [Various]
  • fbalpha2012_cps1_libretro.self - FB Alpha 2012 CPS1 v0.2.97.28, Capcom Play System [CPS1]
  • fbalpha2012_cps2_libretro.self - FB Alpha 2012 CPS2 v0.2.97.28, Capcom Play System II [CPS2]
  • fbalpha2012_cps3_libretro.self - FB Alpha 2012 CPS3 v0.2.97.29, Capcom Play System II [CPS3]
  • fbalpha2012_neogeo_libretro.self - FB Alpha 2012 NeoGeo v0.2.97.29, SNK Neo-Geo AES/MVS
  • fmsx_libretro.self - fMSX, MSX 1/2 Emulator
  • mednafen_pcfx_libretro.self - Mednafen PC-FX, NEC PC-FX
  • mednafen_supergrafx_libretro.self - Mednafen SuperGrafx, NEC PC Engine SuperGrafx
  • mupen64plus_libretro.self - Nintendo 64 [N64]
  • mupen64plus_next_libretro.self - Nintendo 64 [N64]
  • yabause_libretro.self - Yabause, Sega Saturn
:arrow: Update #2: RetroArch_PS4_r3.pkg Changes via OsirisX: Sorry for the wait guys. There were some bug fixes on the frontend side that needed to be ironed out before I made a new release.

r3 release changes:
  • Re-based to RetroArch v1.8.4
  • Added online core updater support.
  • Added multi controller support. Up to 4 controllers can be used. (1 controller per user login)
  • Added mouse and keyboard controls for cores that support it.
New cores include:
  • Flycast (Sega Dreamcast)
  • Beetle PSX (This is non hw version as the PS4 currently doesn't meet the GLES requirements for hw version)
  • ScummVM
  • Virtual Jaguar (Atari Jaguar)
  • Stella 2014 (Atari 2600)
  • vecx (Vectrex)
  • SameBoy (Game Boy / Color)
Note there is a new way to to install the core files. Install and run the Cores Installer app to get the cores. (The app can be deleted after installing the cores) Alternatively you may download them using the Core Updater in RetroArch.

Core are now installed to /data/self/retroarch/cores. This is needed to get the core updater working.

Spoiler: Related Tweets & Videos
PS4 RetroArch Native Emulator Port (Unofficial) PKG via OsirisX!.jpg
 

Comments

BlericCleast

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Can't wait to dive into this, haven't been in the PS4 scene for a couple of years now and there is so much new and exciting developments that I have missed. Thanks!
 

shishir pant

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when will bluemsx core be available for ps4 retroarch? i have trouble loading msx2 roms like metal gear 2 solid snake with fmsx core metal gear 1 works fine. please let me know
 
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