GPCS4 PS4 emulator for PC Windows (Download ZIP) Play Station 4

GPCS4 emulator for PC

GPCS4 emulator for PC


GPCS4 is an virtualization-based PS4 emulator and debugger project written in C++ for PC compatible with Windows OS.

It uses OpenGL, Vulkan and DirectX as its back-end API renderers and runs most of the PS4 exclusives on high-end machines.

GPCS4 emulator for PC


First correct image rendered, although this is a 2D image demo, it’s actually rendered in a 3D pipeline.

There is still some hard-coded test code, but with more design, and most importantly, using our shader translator. There won’t be any hand-written shaders anymore.

Next I’ll focus on Nier and improve the graphics implementation.

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.

GPCS4 emulator for PC


You should not run pirated games, this software is made in such a way that game cache-image (GCI) is encrypted with a 256-bit header with .pdix hash which is linked to your PS4 account so dumped images are useless.

To avoid illegal activities and misuse of source code, this project is made semi open-source.

All components & plugins of this emulator is open source except the core executable.


This emulator can now run a few games for Play Station 4 on Windows devices, with the system requirements below:

  • CPU: x86-64 CPU with AVX/BMI1 and virtualization extensions
  • RAM: 8 GB minimim (12 GB recommended)
  • OS: Windows 7 (or above)
  • Graphics: GPU with software support for Vulkan 1.0+

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

Currently, only Windows build is supported.

GPCS4 emulator for PC


  • 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.



This software is also available on the following devices: