Welcome to another Nerfwire Build Guide, where we’re giving PC gamers only the most professional tips on getting the best bang for their buck when it comes to hardware. Last time, we talked about overclocking and the best routes for optimizing and maintaining a liquid-cooled PC. This time, we’re going to celebrate the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 by showing you how to emulate a PS4—using only your home computer, a PS4, and a physical copy of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Start by booting up your PC and loading into the internet browser of your choice, Google Chrome. Now, you have a couple of options here. PS4s are sold by a variety of online vendors and retailers, but many stores and individuals are selling used models at a significant markdown. We here at Nerfwire recommend a lightly used console for buyers on a budget, as the decline in price is usually much steeper than the decline in quality. Either way, you could always just sell your graphics card for two new PS4s in a pinch.
Once you’ve acquired your authentic Sony PS4 and a full-price, $60 copy of RDR2, it’s time to start emulating. We hope you packed some electrical tape, because here’s where things get tricky! Place the console gently atop your PC tower. Next, using your entire roll of electrical tape, start binding that sucker down! Make sure you don’t cover any ports on the console as the PS4 will need to be fully functional in order to emulate itself.
Finally, if your PS4 isn’t compatible with your triple monitor setup, throw all that shit out and get a proper TV on that desk. After that, pop in the disc, boot up the console, and you’re done! You can still run your PC in the background if it makes you feel better, and if you use a wireless controller, you can even pretend it’s connected to your PC!
Thanks for reading this installment of Nerfwire Build Guides! Next week, we’ll go step by step on how to not do any of this and just watch playthroughs on YouTube, or just wait a few months for the PC release.