Installing PC games on the PS3

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#1 Posted by Ultimate-Playa (701 posts) -
Imagine you could play Rome: Total War, Civilization IV, World of Warcraft, Supreme Commander...all on your Playstation! Now that would be an real treat! And would enlarge our game library massively, such unspeakable things! Yet, it would be a boost to our sales, userbase, and the most important of all...loyalty.

Since Sony is trying to make the PS3 a computer, why not let PS3 play PC games? Nothing offendable about that hmm? Although it will irrirate Microsoft albeit, because we would be able to play Halo, Halo 2 on our consoles! A greatest insult of all, is to one's demise of a rival.

What you say? Sound off!
#2 Posted by deepankar_arya (434 posts) -
But this is only(as of now) possible on Linux. I think we already have a Gr8 console!
#3 Posted by Ciocio313 (91 posts) -

 naaaahh

but ps3 is just as good or a bit better than a pc imo because its has multimedia functionality without all of the silly loading times for programs you wont eve use liek microsoft word, office etc etc

#4 Posted by Ultimate-Playa (701 posts) -

naaaahh

but ps3 is just as good or a bit better than a pc imo because its has multimedia functionality without all of the silly loading times for programs you wont eve use liek microsoft word, office etc etc

Ciocio313
Without ANY of "stupid" PC functionalities, but the only function is to play your PC games on the PS3 hmm? I know i want to, I have like ten AAA titles that i can't play anymore because I don't have my computer anymore, so I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed to play your computer games on the PS3 hmm?
#5 Posted by JumpingMirrior (11495 posts) -
While i can see taht being cool..PS3 is PS3, i want it to have its own games, not PC games.
#6 Posted by bobbyD213 (711 posts) -

How bout it plays PC, 360 and Wii games.  I know who'd win the console war then. 

Wow that'd be awesome

#7 Posted by Ultimate-Playa (701 posts) -

How bout it plays PC, 360 and Wii games. I know who'd win the console war then.

Wow that'd be awesome

bobbyD213
In your dreams, but really nobody have a monopoly over the PC game market, so why not us?
#8 Posted by KaptainKernal (1788 posts) -
Since Steam and Source have a Linux versian you could theoretically play CSS on your PS3, just need some patencience. havent seen anyone try yet suprisingly.
#9 Posted by MGSFan27285 (850 posts) -

How bout it plays PC, 360 and Wii games. I know who'd win the console war then.

Wow that'd be awesome

bobbyD213

lol that would be great. esspicially if it uped the graphics of the wii to 360-ps3 levels. awwww, living in a dream....
#10 Posted by KaptainKernal (1788 posts) -
A Monopoly as defined by the US Government is illegal. that's why Microsoft broke up a bit because the US Courts deemed Microsoft a total Monopoly over the PC Market. So a strong percentile or large share would be a better term.

"Come on let's play Monopoly, cash fun and richy property..."
#11 Posted by __King_Laharl__ (116 posts) -
Hehem, ROFLOLMAO sorry about that but it just kinda slipped out. Do you really expect them to allow you to do that? It Most likely will only be able to done with heavy modding of the console, they wouldn't let us take advantage of that mainly because we would be able to use torrent programs along with it. I personally have Windows Vista running on my Ps3 at the moment just mail me if you need info on how to do this. [ Note that you need to have a valid copy of vista; you just need the disk not the serial number ].
#12 Posted by kenshinhimura16 (7009 posts) -
I had emulators up to the N64 era installed on the PS 3. And they worked as good as in the PC. I also had the game Boy Advance emu too and it worked great even with new roms
#13 Posted by Ultimate-Playa (701 posts) -
I had emulators up to the N64 era installed on the PS 3. And they worked as good as in the PC. I also had the game Boy Advance emu too and it worked great even with new roms
kenshinhimura16
roms is illegal you know?
#14 Posted by killerelijah (20 posts) -
Hmmm..... it would be nice.. i think
#15 Posted by Roushrsh (3351 posts) -
Imagine you could play Rome: Total War, Civilization IV, World of Warcraft, Supreme Commander...all on your Playstation! Now that would be an real treat! And would enlarge our game library massively, such unspeakable things! Yet, it would be a boost to our sales, userbase, and the most important of all...loyalty.

Since Sony is trying to make the PS3 a computer, why not let PS3 play PC games? Nothing offendable about that hmm? Although it will irrirate Microsoft albeit, because we would be able to play Halo, Halo 2 on our consoles! A greatest insult of all, is to one's demise of a rival.

What you say? Sound off!
Ultimate-Playa
lol then we'd be able to play practicly all of the 360s games also :)
#16 Posted by dan_brouwer (1111 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ciocio313"]

naaaahh

but ps3 is just as good or a bit better than a pc imo because its has multimedia functionality without all of the silly loading times for programs you wont eve use liek microsoft word, office etc etc

Ultimate-Playa
Without ANY of "stupid" PC functionalities, but the only function is to play your PC games on the PS3 hmm? I know i want to, I have like ten AAA titles that i can't play anymore because I don't have my computer anymore, so I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed to play your computer games on the PS3 hmm?

Sony emulating a WIndows operating system on their ps3 to allow all ps3 owners to play pc will NOT happen. Sony would have to MS some big $$, and even in that scenario I don't think MS would go for it. If a Linux application for PPC was released that allowed YDL users to play PC games on their Linux OS, Sony would have nothing to do with it, and therefore wouldn't have any lawsuit trouble. Just pray that some Linux gurus will bring a program like Cedega to PPC Linux. I don't think it would be able to play very good games if it were possible, as the "other os" does not have access to the RSX and it's RAM. Anything you could run would have to be old or have low requirements.
#17 Posted by kenshinhimura16 (7009 posts) -
[QUOTE="kenshinhimura16"]I had emulators up to the N64 era installed on the PS 3. And they worked as good as in the PC. I also had the game Boy Advance emu too and it worked great even with new roms
Ultimate-Playa
roms is illegal you know?


Do I have to care? Im not distributing them nor encouraging to do it so I havent done anything wrong. I only use them. Also, there are so many illegal things that you and most of you dont respect, like minors alcohol, porn, smokes, R rated movies like Scarface and such, M and AO games. Do I have to go on?
#18 Posted by Ultimate-Playa (701 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ultimate-Playa"][QUOTE="kenshinhimura16"]I had emulators up to the N64 era installed on the PS 3. And they worked as good as in the PC. I also had the game Boy Advance emu too and it worked great even with new roms
kenshinhimura16
roms is illegal you know?


Do I have to care? Im not distributing them nor encouraging to do it so I havent done anything wrong. I only use them. Also, there are so many illegal things that you and most of you dont respect, like minors alcohol, porn, smokes, R rated movies like Scarface and such, M and AO games. Do I have to go on?

yes.
#19 Posted by pimperjones (3116 posts) -

Most PC games require DirectX to run, and Microsoft owns directx so this thread is pointless. It ain't gonna happen, unless games start supporting linux.

Plus Sony doesn't collect royalties from PC game manufacturers so from a business stand point Sony only stands to lose money if PS3 could play PC games because it will draw users away from buying PS3 games which is where Sony makes their profit.

There's a reason why PC games are called PC games they're mean't to be played on your PC, if you wanna to hook up your PC to you 50" HDTV all you need is a DVI cable. I think this thread is very stupid. Thank god you don't run Sony.

#20 Posted by ShadowXaz (799 posts) -
[QUOTE="kenshinhimura16"]I had emulators up to the N64 era installed on the PS 3. And they worked as good as in the PC. I also had the game Boy Advance emu too and it worked great even with new roms
Ultimate-Playa
roms is illegal you know?

only illegal if you dont own the original cartridge, and yes - i do have roms, and the originals in their physical format
#21 Posted by Pugovitz (765 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ultimate-Playa"][QUOTE="kenshinhimura16"]I had emulators up to the N64 era installed on the PS 3. And they worked as good as in the PC. I also had the game Boy Advance emu too and it worked great even with new roms
kenshinhimura16
roms is illegal you know?


Do I have to care? Im not distributing them nor encouraging to do it so I havent done anything wrong. I only use them. Also, there are so many illegal things that you and most of you dont respect, like minors alcohol, porn, smokes, R rated movies like Scarface and such, M and AO games. Do I have to go on?

R rated movies and M games aren't illegal, insuations of such are what's troubling the game industry as it is.

#22 Posted by Pugovitz (765 posts) -

My setup.

Sony 1080p KDS-50A2000
Playstation 3 60gb
Playstation 2 Slimline
Playstation 1 Original
Playstation Portable

Ultimate-Playa

Sony fanboy, much?

Haha, I guess it's kind of expected; at least you're here and not in System Wars or the 360 board.

I know how it is too, before the PS2 my setup would have read: NES, SNES, N64.