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Created by Alexandro Sánchez Bach.

High-performance retargetable emulator for Windows / Linux / OS X / Android / iOS under GPLv2 license.


  • PlayStation 3


You need to provide the PlayStation 3 firmware keys by placing a file named keys.xml next to the Nucleus executable. This file has to meet the requirements stated here. Instructions about how to extract the keys and generate the file will be provided as well.


Official IRC channel available here: #nucleus-emu at

This channel is dedicated exclusively to development-related topics. Once this project reaches a state where general discussion and end-user support is convenient, corresponding parallel channels will be created. Anyone asking about or sharing information related to illegal activities will be banned from the channel.


  • Building: Information about compiling this project.


The goal of this project is to experiment, research, and educate on the topic of emulation of modern devices and operating systems. It is not for enabling illegal activity. All information is obtained via reverse engineering of legally purchased devices and games and information made public on the Internet.

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