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PCSX ReARMed is a Sony PlayStation1 video game system emulator that can be used as a libretro core.


PCSX ReARMed is a fork of PCSX Reloaded. It differs from the latter in that it has special optimizations for systems that have an ARM architecture-based CPU. It also has a dedicated graphics plugin, 'Exophase NEON GPU'. It is a surprisingly accurate graphics rasterizer that also has the ability of rendering internally in high resolution at playable framerates on ARM hardware.

Feature Support

These are libretro features, not frontend or standalone emulator features.

Saves Save states Rewind Netplay Cheats Controllers API Rumble Sensors Camera Location Subsystem API


PCSX ReARMed looks for the following BIOS image files inside the frontend's 'System Directory'.

  • scph5500.bin (MD5 sum: 8dd7d5296a650fac7319bce665a6a53c)
  • scph5501.bin (MD5 sum: 490f666e1afb15b7362b406ed1cea246)
  • scph5502.bin (MD5 sum: 32736f17079d0b2b7024407c39bd3050)

In case it can find no BIOS files named like this inside the 'System Directory', it will default to a High-Level Emulation BIOS. This decreases the level of compatibility of the emulator, so it is recommended that you always supply valid BIOS images inside the system directory.


This core has a few options that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is highlighted and in italics:



The PCSX ReARMed core supports four controllers:

  • PS1 Joypad: PlayStation Controller (SCPH-1080)
  • DualAnalog: PlayStation Dual Analog Controller (SCPH-1180)
RetroPad PS1 Joypad Dual Analog
Retro Dpad.png PS3 Dpad.png PS3 Dpad.png
Retro Y Round.png PS3 Sqaure.png PS3 Sqaure.png
Retro X Round.png PS3 Triangle.png PS3 Triangle.png
Retro B Round.png PS3 Cross.png PS3 Cross.png
Retro A Round.png PS3 Circle.png PS3 Circle.png
Retro L1.png PS3 L1.png PS3 L1.png
Retro R1.png PS3 R1.png PS3 R1.png
Retro R2.png PS3 L2.png PS3 L2.png
Retro R2.png PS3 R2.png PS3 R2.png
Retro Left Stick.png PS3 Left Stick.png
Retro Right Stick.png PS3 Right Stick.png
Retro L3.png
Retro R3.png
Retro Select.png PS3 Select.png PS3 Select.png
Retro Start.png PS3 Start.png PS3 Start.png

Compatibility List/General Issues

Main article: Compatibility/General Issues List

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