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Revision as of 23:51, 14 September 2013

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console made by Sony. The system was released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in the PAL region on September 1, 2005.

The Playstation Portable console


Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
PPSSPP Multi-platform 0.9.1
JPCSP Windows, Linux, OS X 0.6

Comparison

PPSSPP is a fairly new emulator, but it has been making tremendous progress. Compatibility is lower than JPCSP, but it is significantly faster. It is only recommended to use JPCSP if the game does not work in PPSSPP.

JCPSP requires the Jave Runtime Environment to be installed, which has a history of security issues. Because it uses Java, it is also much slower than PPSSPP. It is recommended to use PPSSPP instead, and only to use JPCSP if a game does not work. Development of PPSSPP is rapid, and it will soon overtake JPCSP in terms of game compatibility.

Java is better for debugging, which is the whole point of JPCSP. They never meant for it to be a standard emulator. They made it so they could understand the PSP's inner workings better. And thanks to the JPCSP team, PPSSPP is developing at breakneck speeds. Both teams communicate a lot and contribute with each other. Just look at PPSSPP's code for pgf and tell me what you see.

Emulation issues

Both require a plugin for sound to work. See: PPSSPP#Common_problems_and_fixes: