DuckStation

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DuckStation
DuckStation.png
Developer(s) stenzek et al.
Last version git [+]
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows
Linux
macOS
Android
Xbox One
Architecture(s) x86_64, aarch64, ARMv7
Emulates Sony PlayStation
Compatibility Compatibility list
License GNU GPLv3
Source code GitHub
Issue tracker GitHub (unofficial)
BIOS/Keys Required

DuckStation is a free and open-source PlayStation emulator developed primarily by stenzek. It features PGXP, upscaling, texture filtering, overclocking, advanced "cheat" code support, CHD support, and a graphical interface.

Downloads[edit]

Windows Linux macOS Xbox One Latest Development/Preview Builds

Android Play Store
Free

Overview[edit]

DuckStation is designed for playability and speed, with the goal of being as accurate as possible while maintaining performance on a broad range of devices. The default configuration is intended to support all playable games with only some of the enhancements having compatibility issues. 64-bit CPUs are required for maximum performance using the recompiler.

DuckStation was used as a testing ground for code that would be added to Dolphin.[1] stenzek has even said the UI was pulled directly from Dolphin, since it was "designed in conjunction with actual UI/UX people".[2]

The Qt frontend includes an automatic update checker. Builds downloaded after 2020/08/07 will automatically check for updates each time the emulator starts, this can be disabled in Settings. Alternatively, you can force an update check by clicking Help->Check for Updates.

Screenshots[edit]

The Qt frontend on Windows 10.
The "fullscreen" Ui on Windows 10

References[edit]

  1. JMC47, Maylmilae. Dolphin Progress Report. § 5.0-11524 - Improve Frame Pacing by Manually Inserting Duplicate Frames by Stenzek. "As a proof of concept, Stenzek used his Playstation 1 emulator, Duckstation to test a frame pacing solution that involved padding 30 FPS games."
  2. stenzek on Reddit. "Yep it is heavily influenced by Dolphin. I'm terrible at UI/UX design so I borrowed Dolphin's, since it's been designed in conjunction with actual UI/UX people."

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