Great news for Android users as the first official release of PPSSPP has been releases. PPSSPP for those not aware is the best PSP Emulator in active development right now. Available on a wide variety of platforms including Android, iOS, PC, Mac and more; PPSSPP is only getting better with time. PPSSPP with its official 1.0 release brings along a lot of new improvements, changes and bug fixes which you can check out below:
- Many, many bug fixes in JIT and elsewhere, improving compatibility
- Proper fix for Zenfone and related devices
- Direct3D 9 supported as a rendering backend on Windows, helps on old GPUs and can be faster than OpenGL in many cases
- 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
- No more need for MSVCRT DLLs on Windows
PPSSPP has been making crazy improvements over the last few years. The emulator can now run most games at full speed on PC. The Android version is no slouch but you may need a recently released smartphone to get the best compatibility.
You can download PPSSPP for your platform of choice by heading over to the official website. If you feel like supporting the project, feel free to purchase the Gold Version currently only available on Android for $5.99.