If you are a fan of the popular racing manga and anime series Initial D, you might be interested in playing Initial D Extreme Stage, a racing game based on the fourth stage of the story. This game was released for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in 2008, but it was never localized for other regions. However, thanks to the power of emulation, you can now play this game on your PC with RPCS3, a PS3 emulator that can run many PS3 games with high compatibility and performance.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install RPCS3, how to get Initial D Extreme Stage ISO file, and how to configure the emulator settings to run the game smoothly. Follow these steps and you will be able to enjoy this thrilling racing game on your PC.
Step 1: Download and Install RPCS3
RPCS3 is an open-source PS3 emulator that can run many PS3 games on Windows, Linux, and Mac. You can download the latest version of RPCS3 from its official website: https://rpcs3.net/. Choose the download link that matches your operating system and extract the zip file to a folder of your choice.
To install RPCS3, you will need to have some prerequisites installed on your PC. These include Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable, DirectX End-User Runtime, and Vulkan Runtime. You can find the links to these prerequisites on the RPCS3 website or in the readme file that comes with the emulator.
Step 2: Get Initial D Extreme Stage ISO File
To play Initial D Extreme Stage on RPCS3, you will need to have an ISO file of the game. An ISO file is a digital copy of a disc that contains all the data of the game. You can get an ISO file of Initial D Extreme Stage from various sources online, such as https://dlpsgame.com/initial-d-extreme-stage-ps3-iso/ or https://archive.org/details/redump_disc_98986. Make sure you download the file from a reputable source and scan it for viruses before using it.
Once you have downloaded the ISO file of Initial D Extreme Stage, you will need to extract it if it is compressed in a zip or rar format. You can use any extraction software such as WinRAR or 7-Zip to do this. After extracting the ISO file, you will see a folder named BLJM60055, which is the game ID of Initial D Extreme Stage. Inside this folder, you will see another folder named PS3_GAME and a file named PS3_DISC.SFB. These are the files that RPCS3 needs to run the game.
Step 3: Configure RPCS3 Settings
Before you can play Initial D Extreme Stage on RPCS3, you will need to configure some settings in the emulator to optimize its performance and compatibility. To do this, go to Config > Settings in RPCS3's main window. You will see several tabs with different options that you can tweak according to your preference and system specifications. Here are some recommended settings that work well for Initial D Extreme Stage:
In CPU tab, enable SPU Loop Detection and SPU Cache.
In GPU tab, set Renderer to Vulkan, Resolution Scale to 300%, Anisotropic Filter to 16x, and Anti-Aliasing to Auto.
In Audio tab, set Audio Backend to XAudio2 and Downmix to Stereo.
In Input/Output tab, set Keyboard Handler to Basic and Pad Handler to XInput (if you are using an Xbox controller) or DualShock 4 (if you are using a 29c81ba772