GPCS4 emulator

GPCS4 PS4 emulator for Windows – PC Desktop



GPCS4 is a virtualization-based Play Station 4 Emulator for Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS and Android that is under heavy development. It can only boot the firmware.

Do not expect to play commercial games with it yet. It is also open-source and is a low-level emulator.

To run or develop GPCS4, a CPU supporting AVX instruction set as well as a graphics card supporting Vulkan are required.

Currently Windows build is high supported.


The emulator frame rate is very low, because there are currently no optimizations.

GPCS4 will recompile all the shaders, untiling all the textures and upload all the buffers every frame, making it less efficient.
Besides, there are still some problems in the game pad emulation.

Currently, GPCS4 need a path of main elf/bin as input parameter, and will redirect all app0 access to the folder where GPCS4.exe locate.
ie. /app0/ to E:\Code\GPCS4\Debug\

Kernel ELFs generated from memory dumps will not work since writable segments might have been modified into a state where booting is not possible. Please generate proper binaries offline by decrypting ELF segments with SAMU on your actual console, not by dumping memory.

The experimental version is now aviable on the link button below.

System requirements

In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.

OS versionWindows 7 (or higher)
CPUx64 CPU with AVX/BMI1
RAM8 GB (12 GB recommended)
Disk space128 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running GPCS4 emulator Windows

It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.

We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.


•Parsing PM4 command buffers and some other formats to recover the original Gnm calls

•Translate Gnm calls into vulkan calls

•Translate GCN bytecode into Spir-V bytecode

•Audio Basic implementation

•Gamepad Basic implementation

•TLS support is not complete yet, and possibly neither are some other initialization functions


  1. Download the .zip archive
  2. Extract the .zip archive on a folder
  3. Select the folder containing the extracted file
  4. Open the file .exe as administrator
  5. Press install button
  6. Launch the software


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  • Play Station is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation

All the apps and games are property and trademark of their respective developer or publisher and for home or personal use only.

All resources are obtained via reverse engineering of legally owned devices, games, and information present on the internet.


  1. Does this emulator supports multiplayer functionality?
    • Yes, this console emulator offer multiplayer support, allowing you to play games with friends online.
  2. What system requirements are needed to run console emulator smoothly?
    • System requirements vary depending on the emulator and the console being emulated. Generally, a modern device with a decent CPU and GPU is recommended.
  3. Are ROMs and game files included with emulator, or do I need to find them separately?
    • Emulators typically do not come with ROMs or game files due to copyright restrictions. You’ll need to source these files separately.
  4. Can I use original game controllers with this console emulator?
    • Yes, the emulator supports original game controllers. You may need to configure the emulator settings to use the specific controller.
  5. Are there any legal considerations when using console emulators and ROMs?
    • Yes, the legality of using emulators and ROMs can vary by country and jurisdiction. It’s important to ensure you have the legal right to use the games you’re emulating.