1. Catalystg's Avatar
    **UPDATE: May 30th, 2013**

    New PlayStation emulator has been released for PlayBook as a part of RetroArch. It combines a TON of emulators into one app. Go take a look. I'm shifting my support to that in the future.


    **Update May 27th, 2012**
    I've released a new version with only some minor changes. Please see the change log and updated download link below.
    I'm happy to announce the release of a PlayStation emulator for the PlayBook, PCSX-ReARMed-PB.

    Current Version:
    Released: May 27th 2012
    Download Link: PCSX-ReARMed-PB

    Change Log
    1. The R/L buttons have been moved closer to the dpad and buttons for easier use.
    2. You can now completely modify the controls if you wish. To do this, you can add your own controls.xml to misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/cfg. I would recommend you grab my controls.xml from github and make your edits based off that. TCO control information and xml layout can be seen at the source links below.

    1. Removed in-game pause on minimize, and replaced it with fully pausing the emulator to reduce battery drain.
    2. Fixed some issues with iso picker.
    3. Added some more error checking to see if it resolves some issues being seen.
    4. Added logging to help debug further issues. They can be found at misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/log

    Known Issues
    Display isn't locked to landscape when opened while in portrait.
    Games that don't save before disc switches can't progress any further.

    Download the bar from above. Side load it using your favorite tool.

    Loading Games
    *Disclaimer: We will not help obtaining games or any other files. Search elsewhere.

    1. To create the necessary folder structure, first run PCSX-PB without adding anything.
    2. You should be shown an empty dialog box.
    3. Press "Cancel" and the application will exit.
    4. Next, connect your PlayBook to your computer or enable wireless sharing.
    5. Open "My Computer" and select the BlackBerry network drive.
    6. Navigate to misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/iso/ and copy your legally obtained games here.
    7. For highest compatibility, use .bin and .cue files for a game. ECM version of .bin/.cue will not work.
    8. The bin and cue must have the same base name (ie. file 1.bin, file 1.cue). Spaces should not be an issue.
    9. If you rename the bin or cue file, you MUST open the .cue for edit, and rename which .bin it points to.
    10. If you still have issues, open the cue in notepad, and ensure the capitalization of the .bin filename is the same as the actual bin.
    11. Optional but highly recommended for maximum compatibility:
    12. Copy a PlayStation BIOS to misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/bios then ensure the misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/cfg/pcsx.cfg "bios=" entry has the correct case sensitive file name.

    Launch PCSX-PB, pick your game and enjoy! To switch games, perform a swipe down gesture and pick another game. For Multidisk games, they will always prompt to save. Do so, perform the swipe down, pick disk 2 then load your save.

    1. Ensure you've read, abide by and completely understand the above section.
    2. Games can take up to 15-20 seconds to load, be patient.
    3. Try deleting the cue file and running the bin directly. If this work, the issue is with the contents of the cue. It is not pointing to your bin file correctly. Open the cue and edit it so the bin name exactly matches your bin.
    4. If one game has issues, try a more popular game or another image of the same game.
    5. If audio is having issues, set "xa=0" and "cdda=0" in misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/cfg/pcsx.cfg.
    6. If you continue to have issues, you can submit a bug report to me. I will outline what must be included. If something is missing I will not look into it. Simply saying it doesn't work will not help.

    Email to: catalystgdev at gmail.com
    Subject: PCSX-ReARMed-PB Bug Report
    Attach: misc/pcsx-rearmed-pb/log from PlayBook after reproducing the issue.

    1. Playbook OS version.
    2. Description of what happens, in enough detail I can try to reproduce.
    3. Games you've tried.
    4. bin and cue name which causes the problem, if applicable.
    5. Anything else that may be of use.

    PCSX-ReARMed source: notaz.gp2x.de Git - pcsx_rearmed.git/summary
    PCSX-ReARMed-PB Source: https://github.com/CatalystG/PCSX-reARMed-PB
    Touch Control Overlay: https://github.com/blackberry/TouchControlOverlay

    notaz (http://notaz.gp2x.de): Big thanks for providing the original emulator as well as helping resolve issues with the port.
    Jtokarchuk(https://jtdev.blogspot.ca): Adding features, testing and providing the icon and splash.

    If you enjoyed the emulator and wish to donate, you can do so here: Donate

    For more info, or to track my future projects you can do so here:
    CatalystG's Projects

    As usual, we are not responsible for any damage or bad things that may come of using this.
    Last edited by Catalystg; 05-30-13 at 08:22 AM.
    04-24-12 08:40 PM
  2. jtokarchuk's Avatar
    Great job Catalyst!
    04-24-12 08:41 PM
  3. CptArm3D's Avatar
    OMG! Thanks so Much!!!!!! Final Fantasy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 here I Come!
    04-24-12 08:48 PM
  4. Cpt.GargameL's Avatar
    Good sh!t! Thanks!
    04-24-12 08:54 PM
  5. dragonx6's Avatar
    wooaah been refreshing since you said you were releasing it tonight...so excited

    Thanks so much
    04-24-12 08:59 PM
  6. westcoaststyle's Avatar
    Holy cow. Time for some Final Fantasy VII!

    Thank you!
    04-24-12 09:03 PM
  7. ibrahim011's Avatar
    where do i download the bios file
    and do i just download one or put all of them in
    ex. SCPH1001.BIN
    Last edited by ibrahim011; 04-24-12 at 09:09 PM.
    04-24-12 09:06 PM
  8. jtokarchuk's Avatar
    04-24-12 09:08 PM
  9. ibrahim011's Avatar
    By the way any chance of the n64 emulator coming out soon?
    I heard that xsacha was working on it
    04-24-12 09:12 PM
  10. jtokarchuk's Avatar
    You just need SCPH1001.BIN in the BIOS folder.
    ibrahim011, netrate and abass like this.
    04-24-12 09:14 PM
  11. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    Wow Just Wow this is bigger news then AB Space.
    04-24-12 09:31 PM
  12. Ampedx's Avatar
    Runs beautifully, tried Chrono Cross and Crash Bandicoot 2. Would love to see support of bluetooth controllers in the future. Great work!
    rjkolo likes this.
    04-24-12 09:42 PM
  13. s3n1sh1's Avatar
    OMG, OMG~ Thanks a lot for this~ suikoden 2, here i come!
    kaymre likes this.
    04-24-12 09:46 PM
  14. dragonx6's Avatar
    trying to load ff7 and it keeps crashing. Any suggestions?
    04-24-12 09:52 PM
  15. jtokarchuk's Avatar
    What type of iso file are you using? (.bin/cue?)
    Do you have the BIOS in the folder? Named SCPH1001.BIN ? (caps)
    split.berry likes this.
    04-24-12 09:56 PM
  16. dragonx6's Avatar
    its a .bin/cue
    and i have the bios
    04-24-12 10:01 PM
  17. dosboxwasthestuff's Avatar
    tytyttyty so much i mentioned in the emulator thread to about bluetooth controlers and
    jtokarchuk and some other ppl told me they wernt compatibale anyone know why we cant use dualschocks or wiimotes or is this another one of rims "security issues" seeing as they are very concerned about these at all times
    04-24-12 10:04 PM
  18. Catalystg's Avatar
    The bin and cue are named the same, and if you open the cue, it has the same name as the bin? Otherwise, try a new bin/cue as I have tested it before and it should work.
    BB_Bmore likes this.
    04-24-12 10:06 PM
  19. dragonx6's Avatar
    I changed teh.bin to .BIN and i got the bios to work but the game wont load...might be the rom.
    04-24-12 10:06 PM
  20. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    Just finished playing the first Mission of Metal Gear Solid
    good job controls are great hehehe I forgot how weak
    PSX graphics are compared to PS3 still love these old games
    cant wait to load up Tenchu Stealth Assassin.
    Not sleeping tonight thanks
    04-24-12 10:09 PM
  21. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    I changed teh.bin to .BIN and i got the bios to work but the game wont load...might be the rom.
    Make sure scph1001.bin is on misc\pcsx-rearmed-pb\bios

    this is the file I downloaded which worked
    04-24-12 10:15 PM
  22. Catalystg's Avatar
    Please don't post links to that here or to games.
    04-24-12 10:18 PM
  23. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    Awww. Man I need to get some Tekken on the Playbookstation!!!
    04-24-12 10:19 PM
  24. jc's Avatar
    I have side loaded as instructed but the program does not open on my PB. Any help?
    04-24-12 10:26 PM
  25. Catalystg's Avatar
    I have side loaded as instructed but the program does not open on my PB. Any help?
    Any details of what happens? Restarting PB or sideloading again help?
    04-24-12 10:34 PM
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