How To Play PC Games On Playstation 4 Using Steam


We might not be in the era of taking your PlayStation 4 to a shop down the street and getting a mod chip. But ever since Sony announced you could run Linux on the original PlayStation 3 – and subsequently removed it in future iterations – people have been keen on the idea of Linux running on the PS4.

But as a talk at the annual Chaos Communication Congress showed, the PS4 is definitely not a PC. And while that makes things harder, it doesn’t mean you can’t get Linux going on the PS4 nonetheless.

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Hackers first showed off the PS4 running Linux last year, but it wasn’t until this year’s conference that they went more in-depth into their methods. Most of the jargon and explanation will be fairly unintelligible for most people – it’s a layered, technical breakdown of the PS4’s hardware, how it was engineered and the framework underneath it all.

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But for those with the requisite knowledge, or careful listeners, there’s plenty of interesting information. It’s fun to know, for instance, that the PS4 relies on a separate ARM chip to run a whole other operating system for the downloading of updates. And it’s not just an academic exercise either: presenter Marcan at the end of the presentation booted up Steam and started running around the first level of Portal 2

The presenters also confirmed that they were able to get Linux working on the PS4 Pro

Source – Gizmodo

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