psp emulation vs psp homebrew

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Restlesscisco, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Restlesscisco
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    Restlesscisco Member

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    Apr 28, 2016
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    Hi i am either thinking of getting a psp emulator or buying a psp to homebrew.. Are the psp emulators good enough to play most games? And if i do choose to buy a psp which model is best?
     
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo außer Tiernahrung

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    No experience with playing PSP on a computer, but the official emulator/compatibility layer on PS3 does a passable job, and Vita/PSTV have perfect virtualization



    There are no truly bad models, but the key features of different models are:

    1000 and early 2000 series - unbrickable
    1000 - infrared port
    Anything except 1000 = 64MB ram (used by a few plugins and homebrews, mainly emulators)
    2000, 3000, N1000 = Go - video out
    Anything except Go - affordable storage via microSD converters, standard miniUSB data port and commonly available charger
    Go - folding and compact, Bluetooth (with video out and a PS3 controller it makes a fine portable PS1)
    1000, 2000, 3000 - easily replaceable battery (not like there still are any excellent ones on the market), brightness and mute physical buttons (convenient for homebrew plugins)
    3000 and E1000 = Street - brightest screen
    anything except Street - stereo sound, autobooting CFW
    very strongly debated - best screen
    none - good range or WPA2-compatible wifi

    My choice is an early 2000, but any model will do its job -- playing media and games
     
  3. windhazard

    windhazard GBAtemp Fan

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    PPSSPP is the best emulator on PC and also for android phones. Nearly 100% compatibility. I've never have any problem with it.

    PSP is really cheap nowadays, but I would rather suggest a vita for both psp and vita homebrews.
     
  4. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"

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    I HIGHLY suggest you get a PSP since PPSSPP (PSP emulator for PC) is VERY buggy and will even crash on some amazing games (eg: can't even get 10 seconds in any of the Project DIVA games). I advise you to get the 3004 as it has the best compatibility with homebrews and better screen at the mere cost that you need to manually launch CFW (only takes 3 seconds so it's no biggie).
     
  5. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Maniac

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    Today PSP screen is kinda shitty to look, and in terms of software, its outmatched by... I dunno, anything. So buy anything else and emulate psp on it.
     
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