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PSP emulator PPSSPP adds RetroAchievements support

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PPSSPP is a free and open source emulator for the Sony PSP, with release 1.16 out now adding in support for the popular RetroAchievements project.

RetroAchievements, as the name suggests, adds in support for an achievements system much like you might see on Steam or games consoles. Currently 202 games are supported with it but they said that in some cases only one or two regions of a game are supported.

Pictured - Soulcalibur PSP

Some of what else is new:

  • A lot of people on Android 13 devices ended up in a situation where the choose-a-folder dialog during set up didn't work correctly. This has been fixed.
  • Multiple input event handling fixes, should help with external joysticks
  • Perf improvements on lower end devices by disabling ubershaders
  • Multiple fixes for glitches like flicker in WWE vs Smackdown 2006, shadows in Motorstorm, etc.
  • Lots of additional performance improvements and fixes
  • Multiple bugfixes around texture replacement, fixing Tactics Ogre fonts among other things

They also added new IR-based JIT compiler backends, which should have long-term performance benefits in addition to compatibility with more CPU architectures. Plus more work towards reverse engineering "some of the more obscure math instructions of the PSP's VFPU, a custom little SIMD coprocessor".

See the release announcement here. The Linux version can be grabbed from Flathub but it's not yet at time of article publishing updated to the 1.16 release.

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legluondunet Sep 11, 2023
Very nice new feature! All emulators should support this, I hope Dolphin (Gamecube, Wii emulator) will support it soon.
mrdeathjr Sep 11, 2023
In my case (compiled) with intel work ok on both modes opengl and vulkan but only use vulkan

Last edited by mrdeathjr on 11 September 2023 at 11:34 am UTC
StoneColdSpider Sep 11, 2023
"PPSSPP" sounds like a method of summoning a demon cat.....
artixbtw Sep 11, 2023
Cool! Maybe it'll give me an additional reason to actually finish the quest to 100% I abandoned in a particular game.
dvd Sep 11, 2023
My first gaming experience was going into a mall in the capitol and playing a fighting game on an arcade. I think it was soulcalibur. Never knew its name, i think i'll try to get it and play it some 20 years later. Crazy...
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