RPCS3 Project Update: Dedicated Forums and more to come!
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08-20-2017, 06:39 PM -
Hello everyone. I'm Ani, one of the web developers for RPCS3 with a mid-month update.

As many know, in the beginning of this year, the project got a big boom as we started a Patreon page. That allowed us to have Nekotekina back on not only active development, but working on RPCS3 as a full-time job. Since then, we have revamped our website, started a compatibility list, opened a Discord server for community interaction, started a YouTube channel for video updates, committed to having a blog with monthly progress reports and even got ourselves a Twitter profile.

But a few more things are still needed so we can provide the community with better resources and information regarding RPCS3: a wiki and dedicated forums.

Dedicated Forums
As you know, the home for our forums has been EmuNewz since RPCS3 was born, back in 2011. EmuNewz has always been of a great help to RPCS3, and we're very thankful for that, but the need to open a dedicated forums for RPCS3 has ultimately come.

The main reasons why we need dedicated forums are:
  • Integration with main website's compatibility list, and in the future with a wiki.
    This will enable faster compatibility list updates by directly syncing with the forums, instead of having to go through a fully manual review and update process. Integration is not yet in place, but it's the next step;
  • Full access to modify the forums' functionality. This will allow us to provide not only a better end-user experience but make any edit we need as we wish;
  • Having more modern looking forums with expanded areas of discussion, as an appeal for more users to use them. Many users don't like using forums, so we hope that by providing a better experience new users join the forums.

Our new forums are still based in MyBB, and we are using a nice theme named Axis which I modified to not only have a purple color scheme, but also improved design and bug-fixes in certain parts. This also means we are looking for reports for any design or functionality flaws you find while visit the new forums! We ran a closed beta with a few users and ironed out most bugs and quirks, but some things may still need tweaking. Do also send suggestions if you have any!

Note: Although we kept all threads and posts, note that EmuNewz accounts are not present in the new forums. If you wish to have your previous threads/posts tied to your new account, contact Ani on our Discord server. EmuNewz RPCS3 subforum will still be up if you need to want to check anything there, but we recommend using our new dedicated forums as we're going to be focusing solemnly on them.

We heard your requests and we're planning to start a Wiki.
It will list detailed information about Playable titles and about the emulator in general, and should be of a big help for those who aren't very experienced with RPCS3. It will also be integrated with our compatibility list.
We don't have more to say about the wiki at this point, but we're taking suggestions for it!

Thanks for checking up on us. Join the hype train on our Discord server (and our brand new forums too!).
This post was last modified: 10-09-2017, 08:43 PM by Ani.
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08-20-2017, 08:07 PM -
Yay for new forums! \o/
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1 posts 0 threads Joined: Aug 2017
08-20-2017, 10:08 PM -
wow nice RPCS3 Team

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08-21-2017, 03:54 AM -
great emulator

294 posts 122 threads Joined: Aug 2017
08-21-2017, 07:49 PM -
Congrats to the new forum

5 posts 1 threads Joined: Aug 2017
08-22-2017, 01:41 PM -
Great Work

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09-05-2017, 01:45 AM -
The PC said to the console "I'll eat you for lunch" and RPCS3 was born.

1 posts 0 threads Joined: Sep 2017
09-14-2017, 03:40 PM -
Im so glad that there is a dedicated forums from RPCS3

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