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Other Portable Consoles => GPD Android Devices => Topic started by: TIMING58 on August 27, 2014, 01:50:06 pm

Title: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 27, 2014, 01:50:06 pm
Has anyone else had issues loading Isos. I place afile in the down load folder then when I look for it through PPSSPP it dosent even show up.....any ideas?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 27, 2014, 01:57:43 pm
PPSSPP has file browser, just put the game to the folder you want, and look for the folder in ppsspp and load the game.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 27, 2014, 02:04:38 pm
Yeah I tried that but the file didnt show up...very strange
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 27, 2014, 02:06:34 pm
Have you tried with other games? Perhaps are bad isos. I have never had a problem with PSP games to be honest.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 27, 2014, 02:24:12 pm
I will try anouther game this evening and see how I get on.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 27, 2014, 02:25:43 pm
I think I will give up trying to run your firmware as I think Ihave an issue running it from Windows 8...a shame
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 27, 2014, 03:09:42 pm
Try with a Windows 7, Rockchip drivers don't work very well under win8.

Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Grebbin77 on August 27, 2014, 11:06:26 pm
Skelton firmware is enough better than stock that I would say it is worth it to go to a friend's house that has a windows 7 machine.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 08:21:35 am
Well I managed to download and extract firmware but Batch tools would not recognise the GPD so I gave up in the end.
Also I still have had no luck with any roms on PPSSPP or EXPSXE. They just cant seem to find the files. Even doing a full scan.
Do I need an SD card for transfers?
Do you need to extract the file on the GPD?
Which file do I need to transfer?
Does anyone know of a good (idiot proof) begginers guide

Questions questions.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 09:35:02 am
One last question can you download direct on too GPD or do you need the PC to extract first?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 28, 2014, 09:40:05 am
You can do it both way, but I personally just copy my games and isos from my PC to microSD and that's it.

I don't know why you are having problems not seeing the games. If you are using happy chick my suggestion is that do not use them, just get the games in your pc, copy them to GPD (internal or external memory) and that's it.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 10:22:45 am
After you have extracted the files do you copy all of the files to the GPD or just the largest one?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 10:24:47 am
Currently I download, extract files then copy the CUE file, place it in the PS Games folder. Enter emu and search all. Then nothing
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 28, 2014, 10:28:36 am
What is the PS Games folder?

PSX games may come in different formats, depending how you backup them. Sometimes is bin+ cue, or iso, it depends on how you rip it.

Just an advice. Copy your games yo a folder in your microSD and they should be detected without problems.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: holmes on August 28, 2014, 10:40:07 am
As for the firmware issue, there is a solution with Linux.

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/issue-with-upgrading-g5a-firmware-solved-with-linux/msg98107/#msg98107

It works well for me.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 10:55:30 am
The PS folder is under games. There are numerous folders for GB GBA, ETC ETC. Once a file is extracted do you copy all of the files across or just the biggest one? So if you have a bin file and a cue file do you copy all?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: BaldMonk on August 28, 2014, 11:06:46 am
What format is the PSP ISO in? If you've left it in a .zip or .rar archive, then I don't think PPSSPP will see it. It will need to be extracted.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 11:13:48 am
Yeah I have extracted the files they are in lz form. After extracting I am left with three files.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 11:26:42 am
Are the stock emus all set up and configured? I dont have any issues with GBA or Nes just the more powerful roms
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 28, 2014, 11:30:53 am
I don't use stock emus, I just use Retroarch, ePSXe and Broglia's emus and everything is fine.

If your PSX games are bin + cue you need both files in the same directory.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 11:34:29 am
Ok so the whole extracted folder needs to be moved to the GPD. Maybe the extraction method is no good. Can you reccomend any free extraction tools?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 28, 2014, 12:17:27 pm

I don't know. You can try Winrar or 7-zip if your files are compressed.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 12:53:12 pm
Ok so this should work

Download
Extract
move entire file (including bin + cue) too GPD folder - downloads
Open PPSSPP
SELECT GAME TAB
SEARCH ALL
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 01:27:29 pm
Just found this

http://howikis.com/Play_PSP_Games_on_PC_using_PPSSPP_Emulator

looks like I havent extracted the file twice as I have never seen the CD symbol
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: BaldMonk on August 28, 2014, 03:07:46 pm
.lz is also an archive file. Odd that wherever you downloaded from had an archive within an archive.

I personally use Winrar. Unpacks anything.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 28, 2014, 03:15:58 pm
I am using 7-zip but might go back to winrar
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: BaldMonk on August 28, 2014, 10:00:52 pm
All of my PSP games end in the extension .iso
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 29, 2014, 08:22:52 am
So I finnaly managed to load a game (round of applause) on epsxe. The new problem I have found is the controls not doing what they are supposed to do.
Is this is a common problem on some games or do I need to cofigure something? Seems to be mainly the shoulder buttons.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 29, 2014, 08:25:54 am

No problem here with epsxe, try to follow the video and see how it works for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvQz9LAiif0&list=UUv_7T6irZ7hWWZsuRbfWz-Q
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 29, 2014, 08:47:53 am
I would say 60 percent of the buttons work just not the shoulder buttons. Can you actually map the keys with the stock mapper?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: adventureFAN on August 29, 2014, 08:59:23 am
Huh? On PPSSPP and ePSXe all the buttons work...
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 29, 2014, 09:14:38 am
This is on epsxe
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 29, 2014, 09:20:44 am
I would say 60 percent of the buttons work just not the shoulder buttons. Can you actually map the keys with the stock mapper?

You don't need any mapper in ePSXe, just map buttons inside the emu like in the video and should work fine.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 29, 2014, 11:05:09 am
How about mapping androind games. I tried with one last night but could not get it to recognise anything?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 29, 2014, 11:16:48 am
How about mapping androind games. I tried with one last night but could not get it to recognise anything?

Unless you are more specific with the problem... Mapper is very easy, just place yoor buttons wherever you want in screen, press save/hide and ready to go.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 29, 2014, 11:22:24 am
So android games are only touch screen? I tried mapping spiderman to the physical buttong but it didnt seem to work. Maybe Spiderman is buggy
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on August 29, 2014, 11:32:42 am

Depends on the game, some games can be used natively with controls, others are touch screen only, so you need a mapper. No idea about that spiderman game.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on August 29, 2014, 05:51:56 pm
Does anyone now the correct gamepad option and then gamepad profile option to select when configuring epsxe key mapper from stock firmware?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on September 01, 2014, 11:38:21 am
Anyone aware of a list of PSP titles working on the G5A? Tried a couple with no luck
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on September 01, 2014, 12:01:04 pm
http://forums.ppsspp.org/showthread.php?tid=1473
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on September 01, 2014, 03:32:30 pm
Hmmm the two I tried are on the list as playable. Must be doing something wrong as all I get is a black screen
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on September 02, 2014, 08:09:53 am
Anouther night trying to get PPSSPP working. So the question is do I have to change any settings to get these roms working. The most I have had is the loading screen and then it goes black?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on September 02, 2014, 08:37:27 am
Most games should just run with default settings. Be sure your games are iso and not cso, because sometimes cso give some problems.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on September 02, 2014, 09:07:11 am
Yes it was a ISO. The image showed in the sd folder so thats further that I have got so far with PPSSPP. I upgraded the reicast last night which made things even worse as then nothing worked. I must be still doing something wrong.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on September 02, 2014, 09:10:34 am
I updated reicast and then lost the BIOS file and all the key mapping had gone aswell
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Archie on September 25, 2014, 06:39:05 pm
I also have a "problem" with the PPSPP emu.
It wouldn't detect games on the external SD-card (and now that card doesn't work anymore, sigh),
so I put a game on the system (GTA vice city stories), which is a pretty big file (1,2 gig), it runs the game but it has massive slowdown.
Is this due to the fact that it takes up a lot of memory, or do I have to fiddle with the settings?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: BaldMonk on September 27, 2014, 04:55:24 am
Did you have it set up to auto-detect games? The best option is to manually search the folder. To find the folder on an external card, you must go through the folder named "mnt".
For example, the games on my SD card are in /Emulators/PSP/ so the location looks like this mnt/external_SD/Emulators/PSP. Finds them all straight away.
Though, your card isn't working now, so maybe it was just corrupt.

The size of the file shouldn't matter, but the slowdown may be caused due to it being an large open world type game. I haven't tried the game, so couldn't really tell you.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: AncientGamer on September 27, 2014, 03:16:48 pm
I also have a "problem" with the PPSPP emu.
It wouldn't detect games on the external SD-card (and now that card doesn't work anymore, sigh),
so I put a game on the system (GTA vice city stories), which is a pretty big file (1,2 gig), it runs the game but it has massive slowdown.
Is this due to the fact that it takes up a lot of memory, or do I have to fiddle with the settings?

I haven't tried that game personally, but with PPSSPP performance varies widely from game to game.  Some run at full speed with some enhancements enabled and others run slow on this hardware no matter what settings you lower or options you change - the wipeout games and Tomb Raider for example are pretty much unplayable on the G5A but other games like Darius Burst, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Ys I and II Chronicles and even Family Guy run full speed with double resolution rendering.  Some games will crash if you select multi-threaded mode, some will perform better.

You'll likely find more information about the performance of various specific games on the PPSSPP site's forums.  They don't always mention how they perform on Android, but you'll find information there on general settings you can try to change to get things working as optimally as possible.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on October 05, 2014, 07:24:51 pm
Has anyone managed to get Everybody golf 2 working? Seems to crash when you use the power bar...annoying
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on October 06, 2014, 11:07:14 am
No one then?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: TIMING58 on October 07, 2014, 02:06:52 pm
Anyone managed to get any golf games working on the PPSSPP?
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: BaldMonk on October 08, 2014, 02:44:30 pm
Claims it works here...
http://forums.ppsspp.org/showthread.php?tid=1473
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: Skelton-retired on October 08, 2014, 02:51:09 pm
That compatbility list is not 100 percent accurate, because sometimes games are tested on PC, and not on Android.

Anyhow, if that game is not working, try with the nightlies that are put everyday in PPSSPP main page.

http://www.ppsspp.org/downloads.html

Maybe it's solved in latest builds or maybe not, but doesn't harm to try.
Title: Re: PPSSPP
Post by: BaldMonk on October 10, 2014, 01:59:09 pm
As per usual Skelton, you're correct :p

I just assumed it would be compatible across the board.