How well can PSP emulate consoles?

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Nov 9, 2008
  1. Awesom3
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    I was looking at getting a Pandora but the PSP doesn't seem to be far off for emulation How well can the PSP emulate consoles up to the N64/PSOne generation? Here are some of the main ones that I'm looking at

    NES
    Sega Master System
    SNES
    Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
    Neo Geo
    Sega Saturn
    PSOne
    N64

    Gameboy
    Gameboy Color
    Gameboy Advance
    Sega Gamegear
    Neo Geo Pocket (Color)
    Wonderswan (Color)

    Basically any console/handheld that was decent.
     
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    On my GoW PSP Slim, 4.01 M33-2...
    Gameboy > Color > Advance = All perfect
    PS1 = Perfect
    NES crashes
    SNES is good for some games but lags on others (Kirby Superstar lags.)
    N64 is decent I suppose but I don't bother with it.
    Genesis is great.

    That's all I've tried.
    I dunno why NES crashes on mine, maybe I got the wrong emu last time I tried.
     
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    Thanks. From my understanding the newer PSP-3000 doesn't support homebrew... Would the PSP-2000 or 1000 be slightly different compatibility wise?
     
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    The PSP-3000 does not support homebrew because no one has yet found a way of modding and it no drivers are yet extracted to support it's res.
     
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    NES works fine for me. Try NesterJ.

    Other ones no one has said:
    Sega CD works great
    Neo-Geo works great
    CPS1 and CPS2 work great
    CPS3 supposedly is ok, haven't tried it myself
     
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    The PSP emulates pretty much everything possible for it to emulate, with th exception of N64, DC, and some SNES games.
     
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    I did use NesterJ, but every time I opened Mega Man 3 it crashed back to xmb.
    I downloaded a special version said to work great on 4.01 M33-2, I just haven't felt like moving the NES roms to it yet.
     
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    whats the progress with the N64 emulation atm? many games running at 100% speed?
    if lots of games were running at 100% speed id pick one up.
     
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    As far as I know, no game is running at full speed, and I doubt any game will for a while.
     
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    For GBA emulation, I've found it to be perfect. It has played every single ROM perfectly at full speed, and it even has functioning frame skipping (speeding up) and save states. This is one of the biggest reasons why I play my PSP at all nowadays.
     
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    GBA upgrade?......

    On topic, AFAIK everything up to N64 (With the exception of PS1) emulates 90-100% perfect for me.
     
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    would psp run a game like Pokemon snap at full speed?
    it not really a big game...
     
  14. Awesom3
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    Is there any other device that can beat the PSP in terms of the range of emulation and the compatibility other than the Pandora? I'm really thinking about getting a PSP so I can use an actual device to play games for my video game blog and not the keyboard.

    My blog by the way... can be found here... [​IMG]

    http://nsgosg.wordpress.com
     
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    GP2X, but I still recommend PSP because it is cheaper and easier to find. GP2X's are kinda rare, at least in Scandinavia.
     
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    isn't the GP2X worse in emulation than the PSP?...
     
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    N64 games won't work at 100% speed, however I've managed to get a few games working fairly well (Mario Party for instance). Unfortunately, these games are also prone to graphical glitches. Sometimes it's not much, like in Mario 64, Mario's model is constantly wobbly, but easy to ignore. Sometimes it's much more noticeable, like the heavy artifacting in Zelda: OoT. Naturally, some games just refuse to work at all (I couldn't get to the main screen in Paper Mario).

    PS1 has 99% compatibility. For the remaining 1%, there's always POPSloader.
    SNES seems to work good for most games, although some games (e.g Kirby's Dreamland 3) do run very slowly.
    Never tried any GB related games, SEGA games, or NES.

    The thing I regret most in emulated games is the inability to play multiplayer. It would be great if ad-hoc could be utilized to connect PSPs as extra controllers, but that's just not possible it seems.
     
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    Absolutely not. GP2X was god in handheld emulation before Pandora came out.
     
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    err...PSP can do PSP near to perfect, Snes, all those Sega ones, NES (surprise [​IMG]), GBA, GB (yeah surprise again [​IMG]) and even a little bit of N64 and ok...not much, but a bit of Dreamcast....[​IMG]

    the GP2X just featured a 200mhz Arm Proc...ok you could overclock it a bit....but isn't it weaker as the PSP at all? o_o
     
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    And there's one thing the PSP can do that no other console can, including GP2X and Pandora.

    PLAY PSP GAMES.
     

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