How to Play Tekken 3 on iPhone 4 Using Psx4all Emulator?

No doubt, the PlayStation version of Tekken 3 is regarded as one of the greatest games of its genre. After THPS2, Tekken 3 is still ranked on number 2 in top 10 PlayStation games of all time. Since then ZodTTD has released Psx4all (Playstation 1) emulator for iPhone, I was planning to test Tekken 3 on my iPhone 4. Here is a step-by-step guide which will allow you to play Tekken 3 on your iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and iPad using Psx4all emulator.

Tekken 3 on iPhone
Note: Before you may try to follow the steps below, let me tell you the end result. Overall Tekken 3 on iPhone 4 is very laggy. I am not sure its the faulty ROM or may be its Psx4all issue but i personally believe that processor of iPhone 4 is not powerful enough to render the graphics of Tekken 3. Still if you are adventurous enough to give it a try, follow the steps below at your own risk.

Tekken 3 ROM for Psx4all:

The first step is to get Tekken 3 ROM for Psx4all emulator. For those who don’t know, Psx4all support ROMs in .ISO, .IMG, .BIN, .Z, .ZNX format. If you already have Tekken 3 ROM in any of the said formats, jump to the step below or download Tekken 3.iso from here or from here (~43 MB).

Install Psx4all Emulator on iPhone 4:

To install Psx4all emulator on your iPhone 4, all you need is a jailbroken iPhone with working internet connection. Psx4all emulator is available via ZodTTD & MacCiti repo in Cydia for free. If for some reason ZodTTD & MacCiti repo is down or not working, follow the steps below to download Psx4all from BiteYourApple repo.

  1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iDevice.
  2. Go to Manage tab at the bottom.
  3. Tap on Edit button on the top-right followed by a tap on Add button on top-left.
  4. Enter as Cydia/APT URL and tap on Add Source button.
  5. Once BiteYourApple repo has been added, tap on the Search tab at the bottom right.
  6. Type Psx4all in the search field and hit the Search button.
  7. Tap on Psx4all package and install it.
  8. Thats it. Reboot your iDevice once installation is complete.

Psx4all Emulator Cydia

Download BIOS Image (scph1001.bin) for PS1:

To run PS1 games on Psx4all emulator, it is highly recommended to use PlayStation BIOS image instead of relying on integrated high-level BIOS emulation. Download PS1 BIOS image scph1001.bin from here and upload it to /Applications/ directory on your iPhone. To do that, you must SSH into your iPhone. First install OpenSSH and then install afc2add package from Cydia. If you are Mac user, follow this guide to SSH into your iPhone 4 and if you are on Windows, follow this guide. If you do not have SSH access, you can always use iPhone Explorer to copy BIOS image without SSH.

Location: /Root Directory/Applications/

Psx4all BIOS Image

Copy Tekken 3.iso to ROMs Folder:

Last step is to copy Tekken 3.iso image to ROMs directory. To do so, SSH into your iPhone or use iPhone Explorer to navigate to the following location:

Location: /Root Directory/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/PSX

PSX ROMs Location

Respring or Reboot iPhone 4:

Before launching the Psx4all emulator app, you need to respring or reboot your iPhone. Once done, launch Pxs4all app and select Tekken 3.iso. You can either play Tekken 3 in landscape or portrait mode. Here are some screenshots:
Tekken 3 Psx4all Portrait
Tekken 3 Psx4all Landscape

Update: As reported by some users, the above method did not worked for them until they placed scph1001.bin file in ROMs directory. So it is recommended to put BIOS image in the following location:

Location: /Root Directory/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/PSX

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  • Shad

     Psx4all emulator is not working

  • sam

    Psx4all  is not supported in iOS8

  • Saqib

    It even runs slow on the iphone 4S

  • jongwon

    Search and download by torrent

  • jongwon

    =( I got everything in the right place(????SCPH1001.bin and my tekken 3 iso in my roms/psx folder) and can see and choose tekken 3 on the psx2all on my iphone, but whn the screen changes into the game screen, it seems to be frozen only showing the controls :(

    Any ideas?

  • langg

    very bad..i cant download tekken3.iso…all link damage..where can i get download..i really love this game..i use iphone 4..someone can help?

  • NinjArne

    Hi. My iphone 4 plays the game in slow-motion (literally). Shouldn’t it be able to play it relatively smooth? How do your iphones play it?

  • chris mailme

    hey i think but am not sure but all ip’s have the same specifiycations like the same prossesors on all modles just bigger ram on the ip4 it is the fps (frames per second ) its needs to be at about 40 im not sure if u can adust on iphone but i use my xperia x10 all the time with fpse for droid and it works amazingly smoth and speedy, it could be were ur getting ur roms from try email me if u have any jailbreak /emulator questions for iphone or android happy to help =P

    • Pramod

      That’s incorrect. RAM isn’t the only factor that changes. Processor power & speeds including GPUs are enhanced with each version (3G & 3GS are exceptions) of the iPhone. You definitely can’t think of running something like Tekken on an discontinued iP2G.

  • yasir

    Hi, is it for iphone 3G too?

    • Pramod

      You can try it on the iP3G as well. But since its laggy even on the iP4 itself, it could be even worse on the iP3G.

  • Garrisonx

    Excuseme i download the xenogears img and is psx4all suport .img extension or do i need to burn an iso file?

  • harjeet

    Its not working when i click on game rom to play instantly it comes back to menu.

  • Arafat Safi

    Thanks, the file you mentioned is there and i have waited alot also but it didn’t load.

    Thanks anyway.

  • Arafat Safi

    And one thing else in the screen shots above there are two more files in the directory with the iso file and i don’t have them, is there any problem with that ?

    • Wolverine

      They are psx4all memory card files. They are generated automatically when you run any game.

  • Arafat Safi

    Hey Buddy,

    I have added the tekken 3.iso, it runs but i can only see the Sony Computer Entertainment logo. The game doesn’t start.

    Any idea ?

    • Wolverine

      Em not sure but it worked for me. It usually takes some time to load. Also see the update in the last of the post. You need to put scph1001.bin file in /Root Directory/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/PSX directory.

  • Arafat Safi

    Thanks buddy let me download and check it, and i may disturb you again if i feel any problem with playing it.

    • Wolverine

      No problem. Ask any question at anytime. Cheers!

  • Arafat Safi

    Thank you guys for the cool post, can anyone tell me where to get the Tekken 3.iso from? I mean get it downloaded.


  • Gunkaar

    And one more thing, I pasted the BIOS File but tekken didnt worked, then i installed psx BIOS from insanelyi repo and it worked on my iPhone 4 but it is buggy!

  • Gunkaar

    Cool!!!!Thanx 4 d rom and BIOS file, i tried tekken 3 on my samsung galaxy s and it worked but a little slow, but i just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gLitch

    Cool! has PS controllers-like appear in iphone?

    • Wolverine

      Yep, they are on-screen touch-sensitive controllers. Lol