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Post by thatvinylgeek »

Hi All,

Had some spare time on my hands today so thought I would run through my PSP catalogue and report back on findings. Few things to point out.

1) I have not tested many 2d games or PSP minis, as the majority of these work
2) There are a lot of other games I have tried that are not on the list below, so if you want to know about something specific, please ask and I willk do my best to answer.
3) Some of these may have slowdown in the menus etc, but are fine when you get into game
4) If I have listed one of series below, chances are I have tried the others. For example, Lego Batman, Tekken 6 and Pro Evo 2014 do not play well, either though other games in their series do.
5) If anyone has any tips or other games to add to the list, post them below and will update

With that being said, time for the good news :-) The following all play at 80-100% speed on Emuelec with default PSP Emulator settings:

4x4 Jam
Ape Escape On The Loose
Bliss Island
Daxter
Dead to Rights Reckoning
Death Jr
Death Jr 2
Def Jam Fight for New York
Everybody's Tennis
FIFA Street 2
Ghostbusters The Video Game
Gitaroo Man Lives
Grand Theft Auto China Town Wars
Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
Gun Showdown
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
Lego Star Wars 2 The Original Trilogy
Little Big Planet
LocoRoco
LocoRoco 2
Lord of The RIngs Aragons Quest
Lumines
Lumines 2
Me and My Katamari
Micro Machines v4
Monster Hunter Freedom
NBA Street Showdown
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Power Stone Collection
Pro Evo 2008
Pro Evo 2012
Ridge Racer
Rocky Balboa
Soul Calbur Broken Destiny
SSX On Tour
Teken Dark Resurrection
The Warriors
Virtua Tennis 3
Virtua Tennis World Tour
World Tour Soccer 2
WWE All Starts

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hi. Just to be sure these are tested without frameskip you mean?.(i dont know the default setting of the emulator, i will only get my device on Tuesday)

1)I see you tested Pes 2008 and Pes 2012 and they run at the "at 80-100% speed on Emuelec with default PSP Emulator settings" , but can you be more specific :) . Are those 2 games in the category closer to ~100% speed, or they fluctuate between the 80-100% you specified. And is it noticeable without looking at the FPS?

2)can you try Pes 6 also? Maybe that one works always on 100%(with no frameskip of course), being an older game.

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I could not get any PSP 3D game to work without frame skipping and even than I have sound issues in most of the cases. As for FPS counter, many games show ~15fps but they are perfectly playable (with sound stuttering).

I compared PPSSPP on android on on OGA and android version has much, much more optimization options than OGA one. Example is guide here https://techshali.com/best-setting-ppsspp. Are those options hidden in some ini files or they are simply not implemented/not needed/not possible on a Linux version of PPSSPP?

On the other hand, 2D games are running great - you can add Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins and Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles to the list of working games.

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    Even the XU4 needs frame skipping (2x auto) and of course the Go2 too and with 2x it's still smooth but anything higher it gets choppy and PPSSPP needs also CPU, GPU and memory governor set to performance, without it even Ghostn Goblins plays choppy but with you can set 3xPSP frame size and it's still playable.

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    AreaScout wrote:
    Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:54 pm
      .... PPSSPP needs also CPU, GPU and memory governor set to performance....
      Can we set this on our own in PPSSPP in OGA or it is something that developer/creator of image must do?

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      Ok so i tested Pes 5 and Pes 6 and they run at 30 FPS with no frame skip and feels good and stable but i have 2 questions:

      1. What was the framerate on the native PSP? Was this a 30FPS caped game?
      2.How can i see the CPU utilization in PPSSPP?. The debug option in the menu of the emulator( activated if i press VI) is on full screen and un-resized, impossible to read

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      1. depends on games. I think over 70% games run at native 30FPS and others are 60FPS.
      2. I had to see 'htop' output from remote SSH to monitor the CPU utilization.
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      Ok i found a way to test the full speed of PES 5 and PES6. I tested them on the PC (which is tons faster machine:p). They run at 30fps during gameplay(60fps in menus)
      So its confirmed , they work at full speed on the Odroid GO Advanced. THX Odroid :D!

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      I can confirm that mega man maverick hunter X and mega man powered up runs full speed 90% of the time.
      Final fantasy crisis core runs well, though when there is a lot of effects with spells it can slow down.

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      Post by esprit »

      I think this thread would be better placed in viewforum.php?f=195 section.

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      Post by Moud_Sanchez »

      Hey guys,

      Posted these a while back:

      GOW
      viewtopic.php?p=281832#p281832

      Tekken 6
      viewtopic.php?p=282191#p282191

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      thatvinylgeek wrote:
      Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:38 am

      With that being said, time for the good news :-) The following all play at 80-100% speed on Emuelec with default PSP Emulator settings:

      Ape Escape On The Loose
      Hey thatvinylgeek,

      I am also using Emuelec and I am very interested in playing Ape Escape On The Loose. That being said, the game runs really well but my issue is with diagonal movement with the analog stick. It is not registering run values on any diagonal movement and so what ends up happening is the character runs forward and when you try to change direction, the character walks and then runs again when it is no longer diagonal. It makes it very difficult to play as you have to chase the monkeys around.

      Can you test if you have the same issue? I will keep hunting to see if I can increase the analog sensitivity.

      Thanks,
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      Image
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      and PSminis category with 44 working games

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      Hi !

      Anyone know how to install vulkan instead of opengl on ppsspp?

      Vulkan offers often better performance...

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      There are no vulkan drivers available at the moment (and maybe never will be)
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      Hi everybody !

      Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai and Shin Budokai Another Road work perfectly on OGA :) :) !!!

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      This emulator is really awesome!

      Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins runs so perfectly fluent, but in between, when something new is loaded?, it is choppy for a second.

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      Hi Pelle7,

      What is your config to run Ultimate Ghost 'n Goblins ? Emuelec, Batocera, other...

      I try with Emuelec and i have only a black screen :(

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      Franck313 wrote:
      Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:38 am
      Hi Pelle7,

      What is your config to run Ultimate Ghost 'n Goblins ? Emuelec, Batocera, other...

      I try with Emuelec and i have only a black screen :(
      I am using Emuelec, but also tried with Retro Arena. I immediately get a loading screen and the game starts.

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      meveric wrote:
      Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:23 am
      There are no vulkan drivers available at the moment (and maybe never will be)
      Hi meveric !

      I don't know if you see my last post about PSP and Vulkan :)

      OGA it is equipped with a chip Mali-G31 GPU. This chip can support Vulkan 1.0 : https://developer.arm.com/ip-products/g ... li-g31-gpu

      May be, one day ....

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      Franck313 wrote:
      Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:27 am
      I don't know if you see my last post about PSP and Vulkan :)
      Yes I've seen it.

      But, there's a difference between "has the capability" and "has existing drivers".
      You asked how to install drivers, there are none. Doesn't matter if the GPU "could" do it, if there are no drivers, you can't install drivers.
      The ODORID N1 (Mali T860) has Vulkan Support -> no drivers
      The ODROID N2 (Mali G52) has Vulkan Support -> no drivers
      The ODROID Go Advance (Mali G31) has Vulkan Support -> no drivers

      Maybe you see a pattern here... ARM announces "compatibility" but lacks to supply any drivers, except for "maybe" Android.
      Franck313 wrote:
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      May be, one day ....
      or as I said before "maybe never".
      Some of these arm boards are out for several YEARS already and don't have drivers.
      The G31 is not a new GPU it came out Q1 2018.
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      Hi Meveric !

      Simple and extremely understandable explanation !!!

      Thank you very much for explaining to a noob like me :)

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      Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords works great. I played halfway so far with no issues.

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      This might sound silly but how do I get to the pspemu menu once I run the game? I tried all button combos and can't get the menu to pop up

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      mark248am wrote:
      Fri May 01, 2020 11:18 pm
      This might sound silly but how do I get to the pspemu menu once I run the game? I tried all button combos and can't get the menu to pop up
      If using the Reference Image, pressing "F6" brings up the menu. Other images may differ.

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      Found it, it was Select and B

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      I've been playing Guilty Gear Judgment so I know that works.
      XX Accent core plus runs okay but it stutters enough that most fighting game fans will deem it unplayable.

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      Echorion wrote:I've been playing Guilty Gear Judgment so I know that works.
      XX Accent core plus runs okay but it stutters enough that most fighting game fans will deem it unplayable.
      Even with frameskip enabled?

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      is it possible to stretch psp games to "full screen" to get rid of those black bars on top and bottom?

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      Post by zztfoxdev »

      Yep. Not near my OGA, but there is a setting for it.

      I am using EmuELEC, BTW. PPSSPPA.

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      rooted wrote:
      Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:22 am
      Echorion wrote:I've been playing Guilty Gear Judgment so I know that works.
      XX Accent core plus runs okay but it stutters enough that most fighting game fans will deem it unplayable.
      Even with frameskip enabled?
      IT will run fine with frameskip at like 1.

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      Hello, has someone tried to run "Tales of eternia"?

      I use Retro Arena OS base and surprisingly this game is very laggy even with frameskip set at 2...

      (btw do not mind my english or feel free to correct me :))

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      Wipeout Pure is running perfectly on the latest official firmware with default settings.

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      Metal Slug XX working great 90% to 100% speed. I run my screen resolution at 1x considering the PSP's native resolution is 480x272, while the odroid go's screen resolution is 480x320. I saw a great improvement in playability for 3d games when using 1x instead of the default 2x. All other games I have tested have been mentioned here.

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      Post by Ganjadorno »

      I don't know how you guys made these games work. But i tried all 3 GTA psp games, none of it was playable on any settings (EmuELEC). Maybe there is some special trick?

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      Post by Sebazyl »

      What about God of War Chains of Olympus? This is one of the best games on the psp, so I'm surprised it's not here.

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      Sebazyl wrote:What about God of War Chains of Olympus? This is one of the best games on the psp, so I'm surprised it's not here.
      It's notoriously difficult to emulate at full speed.

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      Does someone knows which image is the best (at the moment) for psp games?

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      Post by shevablue »

      Hi everyone. I'm using retro arena rc 2.4 and I have an issue with SSX on tour for PSP:

      Image

      On the left is what I have, on the right how it should look like. All the graphical information (time, position, bars,...) are missing!

      I tried to play with the settings but I was not able to find a solution to display them. Also updating to rc 2.5 did not work.

      Did someone else have the same issue? Or do you have an idea how to solve it?

      Is it possible to install direct3d 11 instead of opengl?

      thanks!

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