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This simple tutorial shows how to install PPSSPP for playing PSP games on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 21.10, and their based systems, e.g, Linux Mint 20 and Zorin OS 16.

PPSSPP is a free open-source PSP emulator for Windows, macOS, Linux, and mobile devices including iPhone, Android, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Switch, BlackBerry 10, MeeGo, Pandora, Xbox and more.

The latest version so far is PPSSPP 1.12.1 a quick-fix for the 1.12 release that features:

  • Support for Android 12 Scoped Storage
  • Lots of updated UI, like a new joystick calibration system and many new touch control options, new backgrounds
  • Built-in CRC calculator, to be able to check with others that your ISO is valid
  • Many, many multiplayer fixes
  • Numerous game fixes
  • Savestate Undo for both load and save
  • Many graphical glitches fixed, and new texture filtering option Auto Max Quality for smooth texturing
  • New audio options, like choose whether to switch to newly plugged in devices, reverb volume, etc
  • And much more!

How to Install PPSSPP Emulator in Ubuntu:

The game emulator offers official binary packages at the links below:

For Ubuntu Linux, only third-party Flatpak and Ubuntu PPA packages are available at the moment. And here you may choose one method that you prefer.

Install PPSSPP via Flatpak:

Flatpak is an universal Linux package format runs in sandbox. It comes with most dependency libraries bundled, and takes a few hundred MB more disk space than native .deb package from Ubuntu PPA.

However, it has upside including auto-update and multi-arch support! The PPSSPP Flatpak supports both modern 64-bit PC and AArch64 processor, such as Raspberry Pi and Apple Silicon. And the package is maintained and updated timely by the community, consists of Linux developers.

1.) Install Flatpak daemon in Ubuntu:

If you’re first time installing a Flatpak package in Ubuntu, open “terminal” from start menu and run command to install the daemon:

sudo apt install flatpak

NOTE Ubuntu 18.04 users have to add this PPA before installing the daemon.

2.) Add the Flathub repository:

Flathub is the de facto standard for getting Flatpak packages. To add the repository, simply run command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3.) Install PPSSPP Flatpak

After installed the daemon and added the repository, run command to install PPSSPP:

flatpak install flathub org.ppsspp.PPSSPP

Like normal apps, you can finally open PPSSPP by searching from the overview screen.

4.) How to Remove PPSSPP Flatpak package (Optional)

For any reason, you can easily remove the package by running command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.ppsspp.PPSSPP

And remove unused runtime to free up space via flatpak uninstall --unused.

How to Install PPSSPP via Ubuntu PPA

There’s an unofficial PPA that so far contains the 1.11 deb packages for Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Linux Mint 19.x, 20. The PPA package supports for 64-bit PC (and 32-bit for Ubuntu 18.04).

1.) Open terminal either by searching from activities overview 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 PPA package:

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