PSP Emulator: PPSSPP 1.1 released, brings ARM64 support, Android TV support, & more
PPSSPP, the popular PSP emulator for Android, Windows, and a bunch of other platforms, has been updated to version 1.1. This new release is packed with features, and in particular it brings support for ARM64 on Android, which will improve performance on the latest Android phones.
What is PPSSPP?
PPSSPP is by far the most popular PSP emulator out there. It brings a new life to your old PSP games: with powerful features such as anti aliasing and other nice enhancements, your PSP games look actually better on the emulator than on your original PSP! Check the screenshots I took below of the unofficial Final fantasy Type 0 English translation!
PPSSPP 1.1 Changelog
- Support for ARM64 on Android, for improved performance on new devices. Has some new optimizations.
- Support Android TV, like nVidia Shield TV
- Screen rotation on PC, useful for vertical games like Star Soldier
- Many minor performance improvements and compatibility bug fixes
- GPU emulation fixes like correct depth rounding, fixing text in Phantasy Star
- Other graphical fixes like UV rotation
- Support savestates for homebrew apps
- Simple integrated “Homebrew Store” to download PSP homebrew apps
- Minor AdHoc multiplayer improvements. Still many issues left.
- Disable a dangerous optimization on ARM, causing walk-through-walls in Tenchu
- sceAtrac music compatibility fixes, fixing noise in a few games
- Better texture scaling performance
- Direct3D closer in features to OpenGL
- Works better on BSD operating systems
- Savedata management UI
Where can I get games for PPSSPP?
(from the official FAQ)
You need to convert your PSP games into ISO files or CSO files. To legally turn your own PSP games into .ISO files, you need to install “Custom Firmware” on your PSP. Then follow these steps:
- Insert the UMD into your PSP.
- Connect your PSP to your PC with a USB cable.
- At the PSP menu, press Select. In the menu that pops up (only on Custom Firmware), choose to UMD as USB Device.
- Still in the PSP menu, choose USB Connection in the Settings menu (to the left).
- On your PC, a folder will pop up, containing a virtual ISO file. To copy the game to your PC, simply drag this to somewhere on your harddrive and the copy will start. Done!
Download PPSSPP 1.1
you can download PPSSPP For Android, Windows, iOS, Linux, and a bunch of other platforms on the official page here.
Enjoy, and check our Emulators page for more emulators on your devices