Cheezeball99's PSP Emulation Guide

Discussion in 'PSP FAQs and Guides' started by Cheezeball99, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Cheezeball99

    Cheezeball99 But I was committed after that birthday party...

    Well, Acer's guide is getting a little dated, he asked me to update it for him but I just figured I'd make my own ^_^ Sorry, I'm not going to include the cheat info like Acer's does, because, well, quite honestly I don't dig cheating in games, therefore I'm not educated in information pertaining to such. As of the writing of this guide, which is taking place the early AM of April 25th, 2008, all the emulators should be at their most recent versions, unless otherwise noted.

    This is a guide to (nearly, no guarantees) all emulators for the PSP. If there's more than one major emulator for a system, I'll name the one I find to be best. If you can't find what you're looking for here then you're probably not GOING to find it.:wink: Anyways, enough of this, onto the emulators!

    General installation instructions: You should probably refer to the readme in each individual emulator, but the basic gist of it is this- Put the folder (or two, if exampleemu and exampleemu% exists) with the EBOOT into your GAME150 folder on phat PSPs or into the GAME folder on slim PSPs. Actual required folder may vary from emulator to emulator.



    Consoles
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    nes.jpeg
    Emulator: NesterJ
    Version: v1.20 beta2
    Works: Perfect
    Links: 1.5 Kernel | 2.0+ Kernel / Custom Firmware
    Notes: There ARE a few unsupported mappers, but I think pretty much every NES emulator in existence has that problem... So there might be an obscure game or two that doesn't work.

    Sega Master System
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    Emulator: WonderBoy
    Version: v2.02
    Works: Runs absolutely flawlessly, with an awesome GUI to boot!
    Links: Both
    Notes: It also emulates GG and GB/C.

    Emulator: SMS Plus PSP
    Version: v1.2.5
    Works: Very well.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Runs fine, but nothing too impressive. Thank RJC for the PSP slim confirmation!

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    snes.jpg
    Emulator: Snes9xTYL
    Version: v0.4.2me
    Works: Nearly flawlessly (Starfox, Super Mario RPG, and a select few others don't run full speed)
    Links: 1.5 Kernel | 2.0+ Kernel / Custom Firmware
    Notes: As stated before, some games don't run at full speed. Some take a frameskip or so to run perfect.

    Sega Genesis/Megadrive and SegaCD/MegaCD
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    Emulator: Picodrive
    Version: v1.51
    Works: Perfect (only "Virtua" games run extremely slow/choppy)
    Links: Both
    Notes: None really. Solid emulator. Hint: You can .CSO your SegaCD games:wink:

    Sega Saturn
    saturn.jpg
    Emulator: Yabause
    Version: v0.9.1test
    Works: Accurately, but SLOW AS DIRT.
    Links: Phat only
    Notes: Not really worth trying to play, but it bears mention anyway. x3 tested on PSP slim, thanks go out to him!

    Playstation
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    Emulator: Popstation
    Version: Whatever version your firmware is.
    Works: Pretty much perfectly.
    Links: PSX2PSP v1.3
    Notes: It's built into your PSP's firmware natively, nothing to install, the link is to the conversion software. Instructions should be in the included readme... And if that's not good enough, there's always Krelian's guide HERE.

    Nintendo 64
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    Emulator: Daedalus
    Version: X64 Beta 1
    Works: Fairly terribly. A couple games run full speed with sound disabled, but other then that the emulator is fairly unstable. Impressive nonetheless, but still.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Almost not worth trying, if not to admire the work of the author. Again, thank RJC for the info on the slim!

    Neo Geo
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    Emulator: MVSPSP
    Version: 2.3.1
    Works: Absolutely amazingly.
    Links: Phat | Slim
    Notes: Don't forget to read the readme for special notes on this emulator, such as the crom decryption 'n' such, although I don't think you have to do this for PSP slim units.

    Neo Geo CD
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    Emulator: NCDZPSP
    Version: 2.3.1
    Works: Haven't tested.
    Links: Both
    Notes: None.

    TurboGrafx/PC Engine
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    Emulator: e[mulator]
    Version: v0.82f
    Works: Fairly perfect with Turbo Grafix games.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Also emulates SMS, GG, WS and NGPC, although NGPC and WS not well. Thanks go out to x3 for the PSP slim info!



    Handhelds
    Game Boy/Color
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    Emulator: WonderBoy
    Version: v2.02
    Works: Runs absolutely flawlessly, with an awesome GUI to boot!
    Links: Both
    Notes: It also emulates SMS and GG, and has the ability to completely color monochrome GB games! Read the readme for more info!

    Emulator: Homer's RIN
    Version: v3.3
    Works: Pretty much perfect, except entering the menu during emulation cuts out sound... Terrible glitch.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Not really anything super-noteworthy. Great emulator aside from the glitch. Thanks to x3 for the PSP slim support information!

    Game Gear
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    Emulator: WonderBoy
    Version: v2.02
    Works: Runs absolutely flawlessly, with an awesome GUI to boot!
    Links: Both
    Notes: It also emulates SMS and GB/C.

    Emulator: SMS Plus PSP
    Version: v1.2.4
    Works: Runs good.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Good emulator, nothing wrong with it, but I prefer WonderBoy. Thank RJC for the PSP slim confirmation!

    Game Boy Advance
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    Emulator: gpSP
    Version: 0.9
    Works: Fairly beautifully, some speed hiccups on certain games, but altogether it runs spectacularly.
    Links: 1.5 Kernel | 2.0+ Kernel / Custom Firmware
    Notes: Works good. Don't forget it requires the gba_bios.bin file to run.

    Neo Geo Pocket/Color
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    Emulator: RacePSP
    Version: Initial release
    Works: Beautifully save for the occasional, yet rare, glitch.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Works awesome. Definitely worth checking out, very impressive little system.

    Atari Lynx
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    Emulator: Handy
    Version: 0.95.1
    Works: Haven't tested.
    Links: Phat only
    Notes: It could be perfect, it could be terrible. I have no idea. x3 tested- PSP slim unapproved!

    Wonderswan
    WonderSwan.jpg
    Emulator: e[mulator]
    Version: v0.82f
    Works: Not too well, slow, occasionally glitchy.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Also emulates SMS, GG, TG, and NGPC, NGPC about as well as WS. Thank x3 for the PSP slim confirmation!



    Arcade
    CPS1
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    Emulator: CPS1PSP
    Version: 2.2.5
    Works: Flawlessly.
    Links: Phat | Slim
    Notes: I think on some of the bigger games you have to decrypt the vrom, but I'm not entirely sure.

    CPS2
    cps2.jpg
    Emulator: CPS2PSP
    Version: 2.2.5
    Works: Perfectly.
    Links: Phat | Slim
    Notes: Don't forget to read the readme for special notes on this emulator, such as the crom decryption 'n' such, although I think on PSP slim units this is unnecessary.

    Neo Geo
    neogeo.jpg
    Emulator: MVSPSP
    Version: 2.2.5
    Works: Absolutely amazingly.
    Links: Phat | Slim
    Notes: Don't forget to read the readme for special notes on this emulator, such as the crom decryption 'n' such, although I don't think you have to do this for PSP slim units.

    MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator)
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    Emulator: MAME4ALL
    Version: v4.9r2 Hires
    Works: Haven't personally tested this one, I get all my arcade needs dealt with by the three previous emulators.
    Links: Both
    Notes: Use the normal for phat PSPs, use the usermode version for slim PSPs. Thanks to x3sphere for the information!:thumbup1:



    Others
    Amiga
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    Emulator: PSPUAE
    Version: v0.7.1
    Works: Fairly well, although I could never figure out how to fix the fact that part of the right side of the screen was cut off...
    Links: Both
    Notes: Don't forget the kickROMs.

    Java
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    Emulator: PSPKVM
    Version: v0.3.2
    Works: Pretty good. Tested Might and Magic 2, ran fairly smooth.
    Links: Phat | Slim
    Notes: Pretty nifty emulator. I can see a lot of possibilities with it.



    ZX-81's Emulators
    PSPCAP32 (Amstrad CPC)
    PSP2600 (Atari 2600)
    PSPAtari (Atari 800/130/5200)
    PSP7800 (Atari 7800)
    PSPBEEB (BBC Micro)
    PSPColem (ColecoVision)
    PSPYape (Commodore Plus/4)
    PSPX48 (HP48 Calculator)
    PSPInt (Intellivision)
    PSPMSX (MSX/MSX2/MSX2+)
    PSPSIM (SamCoup
     
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  2. Acerthief

    Acerthief Staff Member

    Wow mate, nice job.

    I could deleted mine XD.
     
  3. Darkchild

    Darkchild The Doctor

    Last played:
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    Should add this to my "noob faqs" post o.o

    VERY nice Cheezeball99! Very nice!
     
  4. Richlando

    Richlando Member

    Last played:
    Yoru no Naikuni on PS Vita, PS3, PS4
    To be fair you should add Takka's build of gpsp,albeit unofficial,it is an improvement over Exophase's version.Until 1.0 that is...and Daedalus works fine for the slim, and SMS Plus is supported on the slim,works great.Good job CheddarSphere.
     
  5. Cheezeball99

    Cheezeball99 But I was committed after that birthday party...

    Yes, but the reason Exophase stopped work on gpSP to begin with was due to unofficial versions-
    So it's only right not to support what he discourages.

    Thanks, updated!:thumbup1: I don't have a slim to test it on, hence is why I didn't know.
     
  6. Richlando

    Richlando Member

    Last played:
    Yoru no Naikuni on PS Vita, PS3, PS4
    Anything you need tested let me know and I'll check it out for you and you can add it here.
     
  7. Cheezeball99

    Cheezeball99 But I was committed after that birthday party...

    Pics added! Now to test the performance of the rest of the emulators I haven't yet.:smile:
     
  8. yasagani

    yasagani New Member

    Thanks for all the hard work, Cheezeball. Really makes my life easier now. :smile:
     
  9. Cheezeball99

    Cheezeball99 But I was committed after that birthday party...

    No problem, el d00derino!

    I have tested all emulators now, with the exception of Handy- I don't own a Lynx, so I cannot legally obtain the boot ROM file, therefore I have no way of testing it, and MAME4ALL- the results would be different from ROM to ROM.
     
  10. FOL

    FOL PSPUAE Support / Dev

    Nice guide.

    Also to solve your "I could never figure out how to fix the fact that part of the right side of the screen was cut off" problem. Hold L + R Trigger and Select, or make sure screen lock is "off" and use L + R Trigger and Analogue stick to move screen around.

    The reason for this is, because some configs caused a crash on reset when set to Auto Screen Zoom. I told it to check for autozoom on reset, if it was in autozoom, it would simply turn it off.

    Another tip for the moment, is to use PSPUAE 0.70 as due to a mistake on my part, we lost some speed in 0.71. This will be corrected in next release.
     
  11. Seye

    Seye New Member

     
  12. papayaninja

    papayaninja New Member

    I'm having trouble running Snes9xTYL. I have a PSP phat running 4.01 m33-2, which isn't talked about at all in the readme (which is really, really old...) I've tried both the ME and Standard editions, and I'm taking the contents of the folder 1.50 and putting them in my GAME150 folder. The PSP can see the eboot, and it comes up in the XMB, but when I run it I get "The game could not be started. (80020148)". I've tried using both the 1.50 and the 4.xx kernel thinking that might be the problem, but no luck. Any help?

    edit: I solved the problem by myself, so for anyone else, here's the answer. I used the slim version of the emulator, and it worked fine. It only has one folder which you move to the /PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick. Piece of cake, once you figure out that you need the slim version despite owning a phat.
     
  13. paulagent

    paulagent New Member

    I need help with the MAME emulator. I downloaded it, but I don't know what to do after that. Im running 3.90 m33-3 (phat psp) Is there a step by step post on here. Thanks!
    I also downloaded a rom but when I unzip the rom there are like 10 diff. files with the rom, is that normal?
     
  14. B2K24

    B2K24 Member

    The MAME emulator is made to run zipped archives you don't need to unzip them.
    You also need a specific MAME rom set 0.96 I believe as the emulator can't run updated versions of the MAME library unfortunately. Consult the readme for more help.
     
  15. paulagent

    paulagent New Member

    I think I wanna try the CPS1 emulator, but I get confused when you have to decrypt the roms or whatever. Is there a step by step process on here that may help? Thanks!
     
  16. x3sphere

    x3sphere Administrator Staff Member Enforcer Team

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    You must mean the CPS2 emulator? You need to convert each one of your ROMs with the included romcnv_cps2.exe and it will create a cache folder that needs to be moved over to the emulator folder.

    As for the CPS1 emulator, it does not require creating a cache folder... just drop your ROM files in the emulator folder. They should be in ZIP format.
     
  17. GlassJoe

    GlassJoe New Member

    I have been trying to get these emulators working and I've been having a problem. The first one I tried was PicoDrive and it worked without a hitch. Every other one that I tried(SNES9x,Wonderboy,NesterJ,etc) gives me corrupted data. By the way I have a PSP Phat with CFW 3.90 M33-3 on it. By the way, great thread. Keep up the great work.
     
  18. x3sphere

    x3sphere Administrator Staff Member Enforcer Team

    Last played:
    Enter the Gungeon on Steam
    Make sure you are copying the folder that has an EBOOT.PBP inside.

    The PSP looks for applications in this fashion: X:/PSP/GAME/FOLDER/EBOOT.PBP

    If you have X:/PSP/GAME/FOLDER/FOLDER/EBOOT.PBP it will show corrupt data.
     
  19. GlassJoe

    GlassJoe New Member

    Using the MasterBoy emulator as an example: PSP/GAME/MASTERBOY/EBOOT.PBP is what I have and it gives me corrupt data. The masterboy folder has other things in it too like ROMS SMS, ROMS GBC, etc.
     
  20. paulagent

    paulagent New Member

    Ok I downloaded the CPS1 emulator from this site (cheeseballs) When I downloaded it I got 2 readme files and 1 "cps1psp" file. Inside the cps1psp file I have these files: eboot.pbp, rominfo.cps1, zipname.cps1, zipnamej.cps1. I tried putting the cps1psp file into Game, game 150, and game 380 files, but I got a error message 80020148. I tried going into recovery mode and changing the Kernel from 3.90 to 1.50 and tried putting the file into all 3 game folders ,but same result. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     

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