Vita3K is an experimental PlayStation Vita emulator for Windows, Linux and macOS.
- Website (information for users)
- Wiki (information for developers)
- Discord (recommended)
#vita3kon freenode (Web-based IRC client)
The emulator currently runs a few homebrew programs in .vpk format. No commercial games are playable.
vitaQuake by Rinnegatamante
VitaTester by SMOKE5
Vita3K is licensed under the GPLv2 license. This is largely dictated by external dependencies, most notably Unicorn.
Vita3K binaries for Windows can be downloaded on AppVeyor.
CMake is used to generate Visual Studio and Xcode project files. It is assumed that you have CMake installed and on your path. Other dependencies are provided as Git submodules or as prebuilt binaries.
After cloning, open a command prompt in Vita3K's directory and run:
git submodule update --init --recursive
to get all submodules.
Windows (Visual Studio)
gen-windows.batto create a
build-windowsdirectory and generate a Visual Studio solution in there.
- Open the
- Set the startup project to
gen-macos.shto create a
build-macosdirectory and generate an Xcode project in there.
- Open the
- When prompted to create schemes, create one for the
emulatortarget only. The project builds many targets, so it will make your life easier if you create schemes as needed.
- Get SDL (2.0.7+)
git submodule init && git submodule update
make -jNwhere "N" is the amount of cores in your system.
Specify the path to a .vpk file as the first command line argument, or run
Vita3K --help from the command-line for a full list of options.
For more detailed instructions on running/installing games on all platforms, please read the #info-faq channel on our Discord server.
Bugs and issues
The project is at an early stage, so please be sensitive to that when opening new issues. Expect crashes, glitches, low compatibility and poor performance.
Thanks go out to people who offered advice or otherwise made this project possible, such as Davee, korruptor, Rinnegatamante, ScHlAuChi, Simon Kilroy, TheFlow, xerpi, xyz, Yifan Lu and many others.
If you would like to show your appreciation or even help fund development, the project has a Patreon page.
The purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.
PlayStation and PS Vita are trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. The emulator is not related to or endorsed by Sony, or derived from confidential materials belonging to Sony.