Running old school games on your PSP? It's definitely possible
#417688 by Lucian Dragos
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:49 am
OK I am using a fat-1000 model psp running 6.61 me-2.3 CFW and any GB\C\A Emu I try all has the same kind of problem...
The Emus themselves load just fine but the ROM directory's are always empty. I have tried both zipped / unzipped and it does not matter what emu it is Masterboy, TempGBA4PSP, UO gpSP Kai v3.4, ETC it is all the same story. However Pico Drive runs fine and can see it's rom files without trouble..
I have seen problems like this posted before but never answered..
#417719 by Butcher
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Install latest GBA etc emulators and put in it folders roms and load emu and game - work for my on PSP 100x and 200x - latest emu version and use 6.60 PRO-C CFW
#417720 by Lucian Dragos
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:43 pm
That is what I have done.... the Emus all load ok but no matter where I place the rom files they never show in the load menus.. Like they are invisible to the Emu.. at 1st I though it was a problem with the file system but PicoDrive can see the SEGA roms just fine
#417738 by Butcher
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Maybe ME 2.3 or 6.61 problem - i have 6.60 Pro-C and work on latest emu version all ok - tested some time all Emus when back to psp and emu an load work - i have sort i copy roms files to ROM folder maked inside Emu folder on PSP and load it from that folder in Emulator on PSP.
#417752 by toBsucht
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:13 pm
I like SpiceBoy 6.xx.rar
It works without additional bios file. Follow readme how to place rom inside emulators floder.

Or psp-gba emulation without extra bios
from viewtopic.php?f=47&t=8386
#417762 by Lucian Dragos
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:27 pm
Well the problem has become stranger.... While Masterboy will not see any Gameboy .GB\C\A files It can find and play GameGear .gg ones just fine...
on top of that the SNES s9xTYLcm_mod and Gamegear smsplus also works perfectly.. It is almost like the PSP itself refuses to show Gameboy files...
#417764 by Lucian Dragos
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:42 pm
Well ****.... figured it out... after seeing some Jpn games where not showing in the other EMUs ether I tried renaming roms removing any special or accented characters like the é in Pokémon and it worked... >_>;..
A look in PSP File Manager/Extractor confirmed what was happening.. The PSP file system would read the file name upto the special or accented characters then cut off everything after it including the file extension (.GB .GBC etc)... So something like "Pokémon Crystal.gbc" became "Pok~" meaning the EMUs couldn't read the file...
#417771 by Butcher
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:45 pm

I download USA version of Roms and Pokemon Crystal.gbc exemple have normal name and work - all my NES ,SNES etc work perfect.

I download and have many most on NES ,SNES, all roms what was made and all work perfect no rename etc need.
#417857 by toBsucht
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Butcher wrote:That 2 are bad emus use - that what are best made for psp

Yeah :mrgreen: The only gba emu for psp that works without "stolen" bios is bad :!: April fools

Lucian Dragos thanks for telling how you fix your problem. Sometimes it´s just that simple and as i read you request i didn´t think about special characters are not working as file name.

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