PPSSPP 1.5 Update is here! Now supports Vulkan!

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    PPSSPP received a new update this time and bring a ton of new things including Vulkan support. For anyone not up to date, PPSSPP is a Playstation Portable Emulator available for a variety of PC operating systems and handheld devices including windows, mac, linux, ios, and android. This emulator allows anyone to play psp games they can back up from their UMD disc using psp custom firmware tools or even purchased games from Playstation Network.

    The latest update adds full Vulkan support as well as a host of bugfixes and improvements. You can learn more about Vulkan graphics from the link below as well as download the latest version of the emulator.
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    :arrow:VULKAN API (wikipedia article)
     
  2. thealgorithm

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    Finally. I have a galaxy S8 (exynos) and the previous opengl versions were extremely slow (God of war would run at around 20fps) - This is due to a non implementation of a gpu feature that ppsspp uses.

    With the Vulkan API I can get full speed on God of War, But had to use the following settings. PSP Res x1. Native hardware res scaler (Ensured that 720p was selected in Galaxy S8 display settings)
     
  3. WiiUBricker

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    Might test this with Tekken 6 on the Shield TV.
     
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    I guess this is not significantly different from the betas?
     
  5. WiiUBricker

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    I didn’t touch any betas, so no idea.
     
  6. KiiWii

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    Ive been using betas daily, so I'm unclear of this is going to be anything new for me.

    Same with reicast and dolphin, i use the latest nightlies (reicast had one but not for android since June IIRC)
     
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    Tried this out earlier today. The major graphical glitches in Outrun 2006 seem to be (mostly) fixed.
     
  8. thealgorithm

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    It is significantly different from what I can see (I tried previous experimental and nightly builds for quite some time, but this seems like a full overhaul of vulkan implementation) and finally manages to get the galaxy s8 exynos version running as it should.
     
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    Sweet! I hope someone updates the Xbox One port with this version. x3
     
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    I doubt the xbox one port would utilize Vulkan...
     
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    Let's see if the sprite glitches in the Star Ocean games have been fixed.(Haven't updated in a while)
     
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    They've been fixed for a long time, since 1.4.2 I believe.
     
  13. KiiWii

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    Havent got time to test but do Tekken 6 characters feet still dance around under the geometry?
     
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    Seems they removed Multithreading in the Android version. Shame, wish it could have worked.
     
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    Sweet, I love this emulator.
     
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    I'm hoping these updates get pushed to the Retroarch cores, especially for the Raspberry Pi 3.
     
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    They should since PPSSPP is on RetroArch as a core.
     
  18. LightyKD

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    No vulkan for PC? :(
     
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    Did you even download it and run it? Maybe you should check out the backend in the rendering before assuming otherwise, no? I see it fine on my end.:rolleyes:
     
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    Performance seems the same as the betas. Tekken 6 still has wobbly feet.

    Running on Nvidia shield TV.

    Edit: also didnt find the option for 4k upscale? Anyone know?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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