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PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - rwb62183 - 11-21-2018 02:09 AM

I could really use some help guys. I can't get PPSSPP to even start. I downloaded the latest version for Windows right off the homescreen (version 1.7.1). Installed the program directly to my desktop in a PPSSPP folder. When I try to open the programs with PPSSPPWindows64 or PPSSPPWindows nothing happens. I get the small loading circle on the mouse icon for maybe a second and then nothing. It's like the program crashes before anything can get started.

Not sure if this will be helpful but my setup is:

Windows 10 64bit
Nvidia GTX 1080
8GB DDR3 2133
Crucial 500gb SSD

Can anyone help me do some troubleshooting? My PSP 1000 finally died after all these years, and I was hoping to finish Tactics Ogre.

Thanks for any suggestions or help you can offer!

(P.S. I can take a short video or some screenshots of me trying to open the application if that would be helpful.)

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - Henrik - 11-21-2018 07:04 AM

Does it help to install the latest NVIDIA drivers?

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - His Dudeness - 11-24-2018 12:37 AM

I as well just tried to download it for a windows 10 system, and am getting the exact same problem. It seems to want to load after clicking it, you get the little load circle for a second, but the program itself never actually loads.

I installed it on a windows 7 machine a week ago and had zero problems.

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - freesilent - 11-25-2018 07:47 AM

i run win10 18282 x64,run ppsspp 1.7.1. Then win become green screen.

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - Theroux - 11-27-2018 02:52 AM

Seems like it must be a Windows 10 issue then. It all adds up.

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - DrakeLonescar - 01-31-2019 04:30 PM

I've had a similar issue with PPSSPP in the latest version.
For whatever reason it wasn't opening.

Solution for me was manually searching for the new driver for my radeon RX580.
It seems the autoupdate wasn't working. It was stuck at version 17.x.
Latest one was 19.1.2. After deleting the old driver with DisplayDriverUninstaller in Win10 safe mode and installing the latest gpu driver, PPSSPP is running again finally!

Hope that's helping some of you guys with the same issues!


RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - tgywal - 02-05-2019 03:42 PM

Same problem...Huh

Intel® Core™ i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Windows 10 (64 bit)

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - rancid_ - 02-08-2019 12:12 AM

I just signed up to search for this exact issue, having the same issue with the latest build. If I use the retroarch core of older version it loads fine.

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - RetroHolic - 02-15-2019 03:53 PM

Same thing happens for me; I bought the Gold version for Windows & unzipped it in a separate folder. It refuses to start Sad
However the RetroArch core DOES work (thankfully)!
My PC specs are these:

Motherboard: Asus Strix Z270H Gaming
CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K, 4200 MHz
Windows 10 64bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (6 GB)
All my games & emulators are on a 2TB HDD (windows on a separate SSD).

I have the latest Nvidia graphics drivers installed & all the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables installed. Still it won't start!

However I have a temporary solution which worked for me:
I downloaded a slightly older version of PPSSPP: v1.7.1-252 and that one works just fine, exept for the "more settings"-option that crashes the program. So I've been using this version to play my games so far.
Still a bit disappointing, thought the Gold version would solve the problem Undecided
Anyway, I hope the issue gets solved eventually. I love the emulator so if anyone else have the same issue they might just try an older version or use the RetroArch core.

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - Abbanon - 02-15-2019 10:32 PM

(Not guaranteed to work for everyone)

If you're running Win10 and PPSSPP won't even launch for you:
There's a high chance you either have or have had an AMD GPU.
And it's likely causing the problem.

Try running this tool, and after it's finished try relaunching PPSSPP again:

If it asks to go into safemode, just click No.

The issue isn't with PPSSPP itself, it's either AMD or Microsoft's fault.
It has already worked for several users in our Discord server.

RE: PPSSPP won't open (Win64) - RetroHolic - 02-16-2019 11:08 AM

I can confirm that Abbanon's solution above WORKS! I had an AMD GPU before I switched to Nvidia and I thought I had get rid of all old AMD drivers & files, but that handy tool did the trick just fine! So now I can enjoy the full throttle of the latest version! I'm so happy! Big Grin