PPSSPP Switch Beta Release

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PPSSPP/Libretro Switch Public Beta by m4xw
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After a lot of work, I am very happy to share this with all of you.
Audio & Video support works, many core options cause Issues tho.

It is mandatory to "Close Content" after changing any Core option and restarting RetroArch, else it will potentially crash, don't close the RetroArch menu!

Special thanks to hrydgard for everything he has done for the PPSSPP Project.
If you want to support his work, consider buying PPSSPP Gold https://central.ppsspp.org/buygold even if you don't use it!

I will PR it once the libretro port is finished, also implemented half of what's needed for a Standalone port ;)
Source is on my Github, but it's highly WIP and needs a custom RA and a custom ffmpeg, so you should just wait if you want to build it yourself ;)

Libretro Docs (important informations for this core):
https://docs.libretro.com/library/ppsspp/
Official Game Compatibility Tracker (your mileage might vary): https://report.ppsspp.org/games

GitHub (WIP Switch): https://github.com/m4xw/ppsspp/
GitHub (Official): https://github.com/hrydgard/ppsspp

Installation Instructions
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Drag & Drop the "retroarch" folder to the root of your SD, overwriting any file (it will not touch any options).
Assets are bundled, so you don't have to bother with that.

Notes
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If you are using ANY method of loading RetroArch OTHER than Atmosphere's title redirection feature, DO NOT report issues that you encounter.
These issues can skew testing and could very well be caused by loading through an unsupported method.

Video slowdowns are related to missing hardware accelerated decoding (nvdec), it's not a libretro/PPSSPP Issue.
FMV cut-scenes will be fine.

Updates
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Added JIT and JIT Vertex Decoder Support
- When loading Savestates with JIT, make sure to instantly open the RetroArch Menu again and wait for it to complete loading
- This is a libretro specific bug (not switch port related) and will be fixed later on


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-Added Vertex JIT Core option (turning it off fixes some games currently)
-Added Disable slow Framebuffer effects Core option (Speedhack)
-Increased Savestate Chunk size to 4MB (speeds up savestate load, ~2sec)
-Band-Aid for Savestate load + Save (no more opening menu for them to work)
-Renamed "IR JIT" to "IR Interpreter"
-Removed Threaded IO Core option (non-functional)
-Removed Non-Buffered Rendering Core option (non-functional)
-General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

Download Link: <Please use the RetroArch Core updater>
 
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I'm having some issues running Patapon. Pretty sure it was working just fine some time ago.
Before updating PPSSPP, audio didn't work. After updating PPSSPP, the software crashes right after the Pyramid screen.
I've tried debugging this issue as much as I could, so I've updated Atmosphere and the Switch firmware to the latest available. The only sysmodules I'm running are Fizeau and sys-clk (made sure this isn't the problem by disabling it before running PPSSPP)
I'm really at a loss here… gonna try to clean-install PPSSPP once more, and also try version 1.9 since ppsspp.org lets you download that one as well.

No dice. Version 1.9 doesn't even run
Well, 1.9 doesn't work cause you are probably on 12.+ fw. You can try RA core or lakka and see if it works better for you there.
 

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let's say the most demanding game God of War whats the highest any idea?
You can only go further than 2x with less demanding games. For most demanding games x2 def is the max res, god of war struggles to run on HOS ppsspp, its only fullspeed with 30fps cheat, but its fully playable on lakka ppsspp tho cause of vulkan support and other stuff.
 
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You can only go further than 2x with less demanding games. For most demanding games x2 def is the max res, god of war struggles to run on HOS ppsspp, its only fullspeed with 30fps cheat, but its fully playable on lakka ppsspp tho cause of vulkan support and other stuff.
maybe HOS PPSSPP on Switch will get Vulkain support one day.
 

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Patapon still not working on Atmosphere 1.2.6 and Firmware 13.2.0
Using PPSSPP Standalone, as most suggest (the standalone 1.9.3+ from homepage seems to be last updated 2-3 years ago, same for the git page)
Latest sig patches installed. Starting the correct way (holding R first).
The game starts, but crashes right after the pyramid logo. Can anyone confirm that this combination is actually working? Alternatively I tried to use the RetroArch Core that was posted here, no luck either. What is currently the best way to run PSP emulation on Athmosphere? Thanks!
 
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Patapon still not working on Atmosphere 1.2.6 and Firmware 13.2.0
Using PPSSPP Standalone, as most suggest (the standalone 1.9.3+ from homepage seems to be last updated 2-3 years ago, same for the git page)
Latest sig patches installed. Starting the correct way (holding R first).
The game starts, but crashes right after the pyramid logo. Can anyone confirm that this combination is actually working? Alternatively I tried to use the RetroArch Core that was posted here, no luck either. What is currently the best way to run PSP emulation on Athmosphere? Thanks!
PPSSPP 1.10.3 GL, Atmosphere 1.2.4 and FW 13.1.0. I never had a problem with Patapon.
There's probably something wrong on your side.

Edit: Link to this PPSSPP version seems to be here, third post: https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-switch-ppsspp-1-10-3.576101/
 

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PPSSPP 1.10.3 GL, Atmosphere 1.2.4 and FW 13.1.0. I never had a problem with Patapon.
There's probably something wrong on your side.

Edit: Link to this PPSSPP version seems to be here, third post: hxxps://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-switch-ppsspp-1-10-3.576101/
It should be back on the bot soon..

Thank you for the link to the newer PPSSPP version 1.10.3. Patapon is now working on Atmosphere 1.2.6 and Firmware 13.2.0

Ah, the bot will fix the links to the latest versions, I guess. Thank you, m4xw, for all your hard work on the Switch Version of PPSSPP!

Now, I'm looking forward to show off a friend that Patapon on the Switch is a reality :)
 

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hi, does this play tactics ogre full speed or am i better off using vita version?
how do we install this? any video guide?
 
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