Release: Spine PS4 Emulator v.20210901 (PS4 Emulator for Linux)
Scene veteran Zecoxao has shared (with permission from spinedev) a fresh update to the PS4 Emulator for Linux, Spine. This is a new build dated September 1st, which increases the number of playable games.
What is Spine PS4 Emulator?
Spine is a PS4 emulator running on Linux, that is generally considered to be in private development, but a demo has been available for some time. According to its developer, it is the first publicly available PS4 emulator to be able to launch commercial games, compared to other work in progress such as Orbital.
As a reminder, Spinedev has chosen to keep the emulator closed source for now, to avoid seeing a spread of forks which could dilute the effort in such an early stage. That being said, parts of the source can actually be found on the demo github.
What’s new in Spine 2021/09/01?
This new release generally improves compatibility, since the last time we discussed Spine, more than two years ago. The package ships with a compatibility list, and the developer has shared a video on the progress, last year (video below).
From the readme:
spine version 2021/09/01
made by spinedev
compatibility list (rudimentar, please improve it) in compatibility.xlsx
please include firmware dependencies in firmware folder
for linux only. for ubuntu it’s required to install libsdl2-dev, rest of libs are available in lib folder
chmod a+x both lib folder contents and spine executable, then you can place these contents in your game folder and type
fself eboots are supported
arrow keys to move (dpad)
zxcvb etc keys should be for triangle, square, circle, cross, options, etc
undertale works really well as well as we are doomed, others ingame may experience some graphical glitches and artifacts
PS4 Spine Emulator compatible games
The compatibility list (included in the download) shows that about 35% of the approx. 1000 tested games actually run. 40% of games are able to launch the intro of the game, and the remaining 25% don’t run at all. Now, don’t be excited and keep in mind that this remains work in progress, but according to Zecoxao, 2D games in particular work well.
Download Spine PS4 Emulator v20210901
You can Download this latest version of the Spine PS4 Emulator here.