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BIOS - SilverSzymonPL - 11-11-2016 11:19 AM

In the future, will there be an option to use actual PSP Firmware to be able to use the PSP user interface instead of the PPSSPP one? Because, for example, Killzone:Liberation needs the PSP browser to install DLC, even if they're already on the memstick, and PPSSPP doesn't have one. And also, the PSP firmware looks cool.


RE: BIOS - LunaMoo - 11-11-2016 02:04 PM

No, PPSSPP by design will never emulate psp OS(and it is full size firmware based on linux, not just some "BIOS").

For looks you can use RetroArch which does include(althrough currently outdated) PPSSPP core and for whatever reason has an ui based on Sony's XMB.

You can also forget about accessing any official servers from PPSSPP, things like that just brings up legal trouble to emulation projects and nobody will risk whole project just to unlock some stuff in few games. FYI through ~ things "requiring" psp web browser can also be downloaded using any other browser on any other platform, just google for link, downloading was never a problem which actually lies in encryption.

Updates are encrypted with keys that emulators does not have access to and most dlc's either require separate update or come as game update and while usually it's enough to decrypt all of the stuff using real psp and then just move the files to emulator, in particular case of KillZone something else is also causing problems and AFAIK will not work on PSV either ~ you can only play that dlc content on real psp.

That will continue until some fan of this game who cares enough figures out what's wrong and hacks it, but even then if it is encrypted with one of those unobtainable keys, it would still require real psp to decrypt it just like pretty much all updates and few other dlc's. PSP firmware being emulated or not would NOT change anything about it.


RE: BIOS - SilverSzymonPL - 11-11-2016 04:49 PM

(11-11-2016 02:04 PM)LunaMoo Wrote:  No, PPSSPP by design will never emulate psp OS(and it is full size firmware based on linux, not just some "BIOS").

For looks you can use RetroArch which does include(althrough currently outdated) PPSSPP core and for whatever reason has an ui based on Sony's XMB.

You can also forget about accessing any official servers from PPSSPP, things like that just brings up legal trouble to emulation projects and nobody will risk whole project just to unlock some stuff in few games. FYI through ~ things "requiring" psp web browser can also be downloaded using any other browser on any other platform, just google for link, downloading was never a problem which actually lies in encryption.

Updates are encrypted with keys that emulators does not have access to and most dlc's either require separate update or come as game update and while usually it's enough to decrypt all of the stuff using real psp and then just move the files to emulator, in particular case of KillZone something else is also causing problems and AFAIK will not work on PSV either ~ you can only play that dlc content on real psp.

That will continue until some fan of this game who cares enough figures out what's wrong and hacks it, but even then if it is encrypted with one of those unobtainable keys, it would still require real psp to decrypt it just like pretty much all updates and few other dlc's. PSP firmware being emulated or not would NOT change anything about it.
Well, i hope that changes. Also, how do i use Retroarch on a pc? I load EBOOT but it's a black screen


RE: BIOS - LunaMoo - 11-11-2016 07:24 PM

As mentioned RA uses outdated ppsspp core(v1.01 so compatibility might be lower from latest ppsspp version, black screen when loading a game could be result of that, through I guess compatibility didn't changed all that much in more popular games.

Better just google for some guides, as far as I know you have to download cores separately from RetroArch(can also do it from it's UI I guess), then have to select the ppsspp core before loading psp games, might also need something else, I never really used it, just saw it's ui;p.