Emulate PSP Games with PPSSPP on your TV

Emulated PSP Game 'Monster Hunter Freedom Unit'
Emulated PSP Game ‘Monster Hunter Freedom Unit’

Game emulators are a big though niche part of software platforms. By allowing your platform to run other platform’s games, you dramatically increase the capabilities of your devices.

There are many emulators that already support Android TV, and a new one is PPSSPP. This project has existed for some time, supporting other platforms such as Windows, iOS, Blackberry, and a few others. With version 1.1, this now extends to Android TV devices. The entire changelog is below:

It’s been a while, but there are some major new features!

Support for ARM64 on Android, for improved performance on new devices. Has some new optimizations.
Support Android TV, like nVidia Shield TV
Screen rotation on PC, useful for vertical games like Star Soldier
Many minor performance improvements and compatibility bug fixes
GPU emulation fixes like correct depth rounding, fixing text in Phantasy Star
Other graphical fixes like UV rotation
Support savestates for homebrew apps
Simple integrated “Homebrew Store” to download PSP homebrew apps
Minor AdHoc multiplayer improvements. Still many issues left.
Disable a dangerous optimization on ARM, causing walk-through-walls in Tenchu
sceAtrac music compatibility fixes, fixing noise in a few games
Better texture scaling performance
Direct3D closer in features to OpenGL
Works better on BSD operating systems
Savedata management UI

The app can be downloaded and sideloaded from their website, or just get it through Google Play.

The app is open sourced on GitHub if you want to take a look at it and contribute.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker)Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop.Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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