game machine based on FreeBSD?

krad kraduk at
Tue Aug 23 09:28:43 UTC 2016

bear in mind is a heavily customised version of freebsd. To the point where
is really isnt freebsd anymore. Most of the games will depend on various
additional propriety apis and libraries etc as well. I would expect OSX is
a closer pairing to freebsd than the PS4 os, but you wouldnt expect an
apple app to work on freebsd so I think getting ps4 games to run is a non
starter. Many os's have borrowed code from freebsd in the past. A lot of
the reason for this is the less restrictive license compared to linux. eg

NT4 had freebsd's ip stack,
junos was forked from freebsd ages ago,
netscalers are based on freebsd 8.4
ironports are freebsd based

there are many others as well

On 23 August 2016 at 09:05, Luca Ferrari <fluca1978 at> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 3:03 PM, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>
> wrote:
> > On Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:24:30 +0200
> > CeDeROM <cederom at> wrote:
> >
> >> Playstation4 runs on FreeBSD :-)
> >
> >         I'll bet you can't get a FreeBSD PC to play any PS4 games though.
> >
> Uhm..that's interesting.
> I've got a few months to decide which game machine to get for my son,
> and I was wondering to build one by myself. Knowing that PS4 is based
> on FreeBSD is a good news, even if I suspect it's true that porting
> some games to FreeBSD pure machine will not be so easy...
> Luca
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