Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, PPSSPP is an open-source PSP emulator written in C++ and optimized for x86, x86_64 and ARM CPUs. Among others, PPSSPP upscales the textures in order not to display them blurry, the apps being designed for small screens, it looks for ISO images on both the local storage and the PSP’s disk, if it is connected, it has support for saving and resuming games and export games to PSP.
The latest version available is PPSSPP 1.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:
- Many, many bug fixes in JIT and elsewhere, improving compatibility
- Proper fix for Zenfone and related devices
- You can now create specific configs per game
- FPU rounding modes much better supported, fixes the Peace Walker boss that was undefeatable. NOTE: This breaks saves in Gods Eater – you must turn off the better rounding, load your save game, turn it on and save.
- The JIT now uses SSE on x86, improving speed considerably. This does not affect ARM devices, that’s for the next version or two.
- Improved audio output code on both Windows and Android, reducing audio latency on Windows and on some Android systems
- FFMPEG upgraded, fixed some music hangs (“GHA phase shifts”)
- Some Ad Hoc improvements, coldbird.net is now default adhoc server. Ad Hoc still unfinished and hard to use.
- Graphics fixes: Bezier/spline drawing fixes, vertex position fixes, DanganRonpa on Adreno fixed, flat shading fixed, vertex cache improved, some PowerVR blockiness issues fixed, screen scaling filter added, Google Cardboard support
- Simulate UMD speed better, fixing hangs in several games
- More Atrac3 fixes, fixing hangs
- Somewhat better disk full handling
- Fixes to dynamic unloading of code, fixing problems in GEB and TRM 2/3
- Updated to SDL2 where applicable (Linux, Mac)
- Some new features, like analog/dpad-swap hotkey, graphics hack for Phantasy Star, show last bit of debug log in dev tools, etc
In this article I will show you how to install PPSSPP 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives.
Because it is available via PPA, installing PPSSPP 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the ppsspp package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ppsspp-qt
Optional, to remove ppsspp, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove ppsspp-qt