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For those who like a bit of emulation in their lives, PPSSPP has release a major update to their open source emulator recently.

They also tweeted out recently that they will be supporting Vulkan:

The new 3D API Vulkan is here! https://t.co/HyiK25GCEv PPSSPP will support it in future versions, for better performance where available.

— PPSSPP (@PPSSPP_emu) February 16, 2016



Changes
- A major rework of sceAtrac audio decoding, fixing various music hangs and similar issues
- Many fixes and workarounds to depth and stencil buffer usage, and also FBO management
-Audio reverb support
- Combo keys - custom touch buttons that press multiple PSP buttons
- 5xBR upscaling on GPU (postprocessing effect)
- Fix problems with playback of video with mono audio
- Performance improvements like multithreaded audio mixing
- ARM64 JIT crash bug fixes
- GLSL shader cache to reduce stuttering ingame
- Support render-to-CLUT functionality that some games use to change colors of various monsters
- x86-64 support on Android
- Auto-hide on-screen controls after a while of no usage
- Fixes to prescale UV speedhack, now seems reliable
- Faster ISO RAM cache
- New UI for moving around the PSP display on larger screens
- Minor UI fixes like better slider controls
- Assorted stability fixes (ffmpeg crash, etc)
- Volume setting is back
- Preparations for supporting more graphics APIs
- AdHoc port offset
- Support another HD remaster (Sora no Kiseki Kai HD)

Does anyone here use PPSSPP, how is it? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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5 comments

mindplague 22 February 2016 at 2:48 pm UTC
I've tried it. Works good on some games. Doesn't on many. Still, nice to see the emulator jumping onto vulkan.
mrdeathjr 22 February 2016 at 3:45 pm UTC
In my case tests various games* on PPSSPP and runs very good

* assassins creed blood lines, crash tag team racing, indiana jones and staff of kings, dirt 2, sega rally, silent hill origins, dinasty warriors, PQ 1-2, soul calibur broken destiny, power stone collection, tekken 6 until now

PPSSPP 1.20 + Nvidia 355.00.26

View video on youtube.com


PPSSPP 1.21 + Nvidia 355.00.26

View video on youtube.com





Last edited by mrdeathjr on 22 February 2016 at 3:55 pm UTC
nifker 22 February 2016 at 6:45 pm UTC
I firstly thought that this game on "thumbnail" would be free/open source.
Beamboom 22 February 2016 at 9:08 pm UTC
... But how are the psp disks read? Or is this just to run pirated stuff?
tuubi 23 February 2016 at 8:04 am UTC
Beamboom... But how are the psp disks read? Or is this just to run pirated stuff?
Like all emulators, it's for running the roms you dump from your legally bought discs. Although as long as you've bought the game, in most sane legal systems it's fine to use a rom dumped by someone else.

EDIT: Substitute relevant media and data format for discs and roms where applicable.


Last edited by tuubi on 23 February 2016 at 8:25 am UTC
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