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The new major PPSSPP 1.10 was released yesterday. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA.

PPSSPP 1.10 is the tenth major release since v1.0. Release highlights include:

  • Graphics and compatibility fixes
  • Screen inset (notch) support on Android
  • Analog stick support for menu navigation
  • Support more languages in in-game dialogs
  • Simple multiplayer chat
  • Add PPSSPP-specific CWCheat
  • Reintroduce Cardboard VR, allow more resolutions.
  • Ghost in the Shell graphics fixed.
  • VSync now supported on all backends.
  • Camera supported on Windows, Linux and Mac.
  • Darkstalkers fixed and working through software rendering. SW rendering fixed on GLES 2.0
  • Allow rebinding of right touch screen analog
  • Mappable auto rotating analog stick to pass some game checks
  • Touch control position can now be snapped to a grid
  • HiDPI retina display support
  • Rapid-fire on touch control
  • Toggle mute button.
  • Add option to resize game icons and more
  • Add toggle mode to combo button
  • SDL mouse support, Qt menu upgrades.
  • Some minor kernel module support.
  • Fixed fullscreen toggling with Vulkan in SDL builds
  • Assorted minor performance improvements, game load speedup, crash fixes.

How to Install PPSSPP 1.10 in Ubuntu:

The PPSSPP stable PPA seems to be abandoned. There’s an unofficial PPA that contains the 1.10 packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Linux Mint 19.x, 20.

1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xuzhen666/ppsspp

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then refresh system package cache and install PPSSPP via command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ppsspp

You may also install the SDL version via sudo apt install ppsspp-sdl.

Uninstall PPSSPP:

To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates > Other Software, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xuzhen666/ppsspp

To remove the Sony PSP emulator, run command:

sudo apt remove ppsspp ppsspp-sdl

PPSSPP Sony PSP emulator 1.7 was released a few days ago with a large number of compatibility and bugfixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

PPSSPP 1.7 release highlights:

  • Fix for insta-crash on Galaxy Note 9, some Xiaomi devices, and the new nVidia Shield
  • Vertex range culling on most platforms, fixes DTM: Race Driver and similar
  • Major speed boost in some Gundam and Earth Defense Force games
  • Fix for issues with post processing shaders in GL 3+
  • Fixes to sound output switching on Windows (WASAPI)
  • Detects DirectInput devices when running
  • Simple Discord integration
  • New debugging APIs
  • Task switching made a lot more robust (fixes GPD XD problems)
  • Texture decoding optimizations
  • Tons and tons of miscellaneous bugfixes and compatibility fixes

How to Install PPSSPP 1.7 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps one by one to install PPSSPP in all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Copy and paste the command and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then refresh system package cache and install the latest PPSSPP via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ppsspp

Replace ppsspp with ppsspp-sdl in the code for the SDL version.

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ppsspp/stable

To remove PPSSPP, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove ppsspp ppsspp-sdl ppsspp-common

Finally PPSSPP stable PPA built the latest 1.6.3 packages of the Sony PSP emulator for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

PPSSPP reached the new major 1.6 series more than 4 months ago with following changes:

  • OpenGL backend now properly multithreaded, giving a good speed boost.
  • Various Vulkan performance improvements and memory allocation fixes.
  • GPU command interpreter performance improvements
  • Various fixes for app switching and widgets on Android
  • Bugfixes and some performance improvements in the ARM64 JIT compiler and IR interpreter
  • Shader cache enabled for Vulkan
  • Multiple iOS fixes, including JIT and file browser.
  • Improved compatibility on Mac
  • Texture replacement ID bugfix (note: some textures from 1.5.4 may become incompatible)
  • Adhoc multiplayer fixes
  • Vulkan support on Linux/SDL
  • Retroarch support

How to Install PPSSPP 1.6.3 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps to install PPSSPP in all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Copy and paste the command and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then refresh your system cache and install the latest PPSSPP via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ppsspp

Replace ppsspp with ppsspp-sdl in the code for the SDL version.

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ppsspp/stable

To remove PPSSPP, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove ppsspp ppsspp-sdl ppsspp-common

Sony PSP emulator PPSSPP 1.6 stable was released a few months ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 while the PPSSPP stable PPA still has v1.5.4 packages.

PPSSPP 1.6 release highlights:

  • OpenGL backend now properly multithreaded, giving a good speed boost.
  • Various Vulkan performance improvements and memory allocation fixes.
  • GPU command interpreter performance improvements
  • Various fixes for app switching and widgets on Android
  • Bugfixes and some performance improvements in the ARM64 JIT compiler and IR interpreter
  • Shader cache enabled for Vulkan
  • Multiple iOS fixes, including JIT and file browser.
  • Improved compatibility on Mac
  • Texture replacement ID bugfix (note: some textures from 1.5.4 may become incompatible)
  • Adhoc multiplayer fixes
  • Vulkan support on Linux/SDL
  • Retroarch support

The RetroGames PPA contains the latest release of PPSSPP (1.6.3 so far) for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.

NOTE that the OFFICIAL PPSSPP PPA has updated the latest packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then you can install PPSSPP via command in Ubuntu 18.04:

sudo apt-get install ppsspp

For sdl version, replace ppsspp with ppsspp-sdl in the last command.

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove PPSSPP, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove ppsspp ppsspp-*

In addition, for those who care about the versioning issue, I’ve re-uploaded PPSSPP 1.6.3 (based on RetroGames PPA package) into my personal PPA for Ubuntu 18.04 with the issue fixed.

You need to remove previous PPA and PPSSPP packages before installing the new one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get install ppsspp

PPSSPP, a free and open-source Sony PSP emulator, has reached the 1.4 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Ubuntu 17.04.

PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution. It can even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.

All trademarks are property of their respective owners. The emulator is for educational and development purposes only and it may not be used to play games you do not legally own.

The latest PPSSPP 1.4 was released on March 31 that features:

  • Support Direct3D 11 (performs better than OpenGL or D3D9 on most hardware)
  • Audio quality improvement (linear interpolation)
  • Hardware spline/bezier tesselation in OpenGL, D3D11 and Vulkan (…)
  • Post-processing shaders in D3D11
  • Prescale UV setting removed, now the default (improves perf)
  • High DPI display fixes
  • Various fixes for UMD switching for multi-UMD games
  • New audio setting to improve compatibility with Bluetooth headsets
  • Various desktop gamepad compatibility fixes
  • Workaround for mipmap issue, fixing fonts in Tactics Ogre Japanese
  • Assorted minor compatibility fixes, code cleanup and performance improvements

How to Install PPSSPP 1.4 in Ubuntu via PPA:

The software has an official PPA for current Ubuntu releases and derivatives. Follow the steps below one by one to add it and install PPSSPP:

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. After adding the PPA, you can either search for install ppsspp via Synaptic Package Manager, or run following commands to update package index and install ppsspp:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ppsspp

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab. The PPSSPP package can be removed either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get remove ppsspp && sudo apt-get autoremove