game machine based on FreeBSD?

lokadamus at lokadamus at
Sat Aug 27 13:21:36 UTC 2016

On 08/23/16 21:45, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> Steve O'Hara-Smith writes:
>> On Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:05:41 +0200
>> 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...
>> 	Getting at the FreeBSD inside the PS4 isn't easy either, I'm not
>> even sure it's possible.
> It's irrelevant. FreeBSD doesn't run the games. It runs the proprietary
> encoding and DRM software and speaks to the custom-made hardware that in
> turn run the games. Ask yourself how building a custom PC with FreeBSD
> on it would run Sony the millions of dollars it spent developing the
> thing.
Looking for an emulator and found this:

There are some other projects, most for Windows.

I don't know how good this emulator is, sorry.


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