RPCS4 emulator for Mac OS
- System requirements
- How to install
- How to update
- Last features
- How to download
- Frequently Asked Questions
RPCS4 is an open-source virtualization based PS4 emulator project written in C++ for PC compatible with Mac OS.
This is the first and the only PS4 emulator which allows you to play Play Station 4 games on computer desktop devices.
RPCS4 emulator can runs most of the PS4 exclusive titles on high-end systems with some bugs/glitches as it is still in beta.
This project is a private project being worked on by one of the original developers of RPCS3, DH.
Little is known about the project at this time, but what we do know is that it’s expected to run on Unix-likes, and can boot PS4 games without graphics.
This is a parallel project to RPCS3, and nobody from the current RPCS3 team is directly involved (in other words, this project does not impact RPCS3 development).
It is still being worked on although it is in early stages.
You can now play PS4 games on Mac at variable frame rates with a smooth experience as most of the titles can now run at 60 FPS and beyond.
All components & plugins of RPCS4 emulator is open source except the core executable.
The advanced settings menu lets users tune in-game resolution, add post-processing effects, and extend visual enhancement features.
RPCS4 emulator uses SPIR-V for hardware-accelerated virtualization – it is a low-level shader language used in the Vulkan graphics API.
The following table lists the minimum system requirements for running this application on desktop pc devices.
|OS||OS X – 10.14 (or above)|
|CPU||2.0 GHz (or higher)|
|RAM||6 GB (8 GB recommended)|
|Storage||256 MB minimum|
|Display||1080p (or higher)|
The app performance may vary depending on device hardware configuration.
For the best experience, users should be running within the recommended device.
- Download .dmg file
- Click on the file to start installation
- Click on setup icon
- Click Open to proceed with the installation
- Select the destination folder
- Run the application
The emulator downloaded will be placed within the games specific mod directory.
To add a save, simply tap your game in the Games List, Select Open Save Data Location, then Select your User from the Profile Selector.
Once your Save Data Location is open, place your game saves in this virtual directory.
This app is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.
You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version.
You can download any version of this application directly from our website.
You can contact our technical staff and receive the app archives of most versions and you can download them according to your needs.
Features that are implemented in the last version:
- Statically linked binary with no dependencies except GL and SDL2
- Additional rightstick keys for laptop keyboards
- Support simple compute shader, compute ring, cube maps
- Use Direct Input to emulate pad
- Improved CPU multi core magamement system (for OS X only)
Development versions have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.
The latest version of this app is available on the link button below.
This guide/tutorial can answer the following questions:
- How to install RPCS4 emulator on Mac
- Is there an emulator for PS4 for Mac?
- How to play PS4 games on Mac
- Can RPCS4 emulator run on Mac?
- Does RPCS4 emulator work on Mac?