PPSSPP 1.8 released, adds bugfixes and mobile optimizations

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    Everyone's favorite Sony PSP emulator has received a new update, bringing it up to version 1.8.0. This build of PPSSPP focuses on bugfixes and optimization, especially for Linux and mobile devices, adding support for mobile PowerVR GPU in Vulkan, improving performance for certain titles like Sonic Rivals, Naruto Shippuden 3, Earth Defense Force 2, Final Fantasy IV, assorted rhythm games, and more. A full changelog that details every new addition has been included below, alongside a download link for the latest version.


    • Avoid crash when starting PPSSPP due to bad AMD Vulkan drivers (#11802)
    • PowerVR Vulkan display corruption fixed (#11744, #11747)
    • Naruto Shippuden 3 hang fixed (#11780)
    • Fixes to various lighting bugs (#11567, #11574, #11577)
    • Fix control issue in Sonic Rivals and Rock Band (#11878, #11798, #11879)
    • Significant performance improvement in Earth Defense Force 2 (#11172)
    • Fix "real clock sync" setting (helps with latency for music games - #11813)
    • More speed in FF4 effects and other generated curves (#11425)
    • Support for resizing Vulkan on Linux (#11451)
    • Improved support for GLES on Linux/IoT (#11507, #11537, #11541, #11632, #11746, #11806, #11845)
    • Percentage based frameskipping (#11523)
    • DXT accuracy improved, fixing thick white line in Gran Turismo sky (#11530)
    • Fix Motorstorm freeze on non-Windows (#11618)
    • Faster block transfer in some games like Digimon Adventures (#11531, #11553, #11776)
    • Blending optimizations and improvements (#11543, #11620)
    • Improve D3D11 rendering issues (#11584)
    • Change default graphics backend to D3D11 or OpenGL (#11621, #11658)
    • Remove some outdated settings (#11665, #11666, #11667)
    • Fix remote disc streaming with ipv6 (#11689, #11700)
    • Vulkan: Workarounds for some driver bugs for 5xx series Qualcomm GPUs (#11691, #11694)
    • Fix some Qt port issues with recent performance improvements (#11720, #11807, #11808)
    • UWP Xbox One: fix X/Back button confusion (#11740)
    • Fix Formula 1 2006 timing issue (#11767)
    • Fixes and workarounds for some vertex range culling bugs that broke a few games (#11785, #11859), and disable it on older GPUs (#11712, #11773, #11787)
    • Android: Allow putting PSP storage on custom paths like SD cards (#11812)
    • Corrected vocp instruction, fixing models in Artdink games (#11822, #11835)


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  1. the_randomizer

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    Always good to see this being worked on :P
     
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  2. console

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    That's really very fast update! I love that! :)
     
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  3. gamecaptor

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    Love this emulator!

    Now to see if it fixes the problems with Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles!
     
  4. kprovost7314

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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I can finally use a SD card with PPSSPP paths? Nice
     
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  5. ciaomao

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    how about performance boost with rpi?
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Really need to fix the bug in Hitman reborn :blink:
     
  7. Angelus3K

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    We need this on Switch!!
     
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  8. Satangel

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    Good stuff, thanks for the work developers
     
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    • Android: Allow putting PSP storage on custom paths like SD cards (#11812)
    PRAISE THE LORD! This is great news since my ancient emulation-station tablet only has 16 GB of internal storage.
     
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  10. azoreseuropa

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    Wait for it to be on Switch.
     
  11. CrossOut

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    Its great to see that this is still being worked on. I hope to see more improvements in future as well.
     
  12. raxadian

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    Mmm.... Sonic Rivals and Linux...
     
  13. Zumoly

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    Thanks for the info. I encountered this very bug today.
     
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    Yeah, why is Android so stupid about SD cards and allowing them to be used for extra storage in some cases?
     
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  15. GamerzHell9137

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    Ahh yes, best game, Naruto Shippuden 3.
     
  16. Onlyd

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    Was thinking this also
     
  17. THYPLEX

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    Aaah yes , best game , persona 3 portable
     
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