How To Install PPSSPP 1.2 (PSP Emulator) On Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

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 1.2, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • A major rework of sceAtrac audio decoding, fixing various music hangs and similar issues
  • Many fixes and workarounds to depth and stencil buffer usage, and also FBO management
  • Audio reverb support
  • Combo keys – custom touch buttons that press multiple PSP buttons
  • 5xBR upscaling on GPU (postprocessing effect)
  • Fix problems with playback of video with mono audio
  • Performance improvements like multithreaded audio mixing
  • ARM64 JIT crash bug fixes
  • GLSL shader cache to reduce stuttering ingame
  • Support render-to-CLUT functionality that some games use to change colors of various monsters
  • x86-64 support on Android
  • Auto-hide on-screen controls after a while of no usage
  • Fixes to prescale UV speedhack, now seems reliable
  • Faster ISO RAM cache
  • New UI for moving around the PSP display on larger screens
  • Minor UI fixes like better slider controls
  • Assorted stability fixes (ffmpeg crash, etc)
  • Volume setting is back
  • Preparations for supporting more graphics APIs
  • AdHoc port offset
  • Support another HD remaster (Sora no Kiseki Kai HD)

Installation instructions:

In order to install PPSSPP on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and derivative systems, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the ppsspp-qt package:

$ 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

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