How to Play Sony PlayStation Portable Games on PC
It’s a common misconception that playing retro games is impossible without a vintage console. There is nothing impossible for fans of Sony PlayStation Portable. If you’re craving to reunite with Solid Snake, Nina Williams, Albert Wesker, Aku Aku, Uka Uka or any other character from PSP games, you’re just bound to read our article. You’ll learn how to get a stable PSP emulator and download your favorite games, which is necessary to start playing your favorite titles on a PC or any other device. So, let’s get it started!
PSPe as Your Key to Playing PSP Titles
There are lots of tools that can help you start playing popular PSP games on your computer. Still, we want you to get the best possible option; therefore, we suggest that you try exactly PSPe. This emulator enjoys wide popularity among the connoisseurs of PSP classic games. Developers provide regular updates to their creation, constantly improving the emulator’s technical characteristics. This makes PSPe one of the most stable emulation programs currently available on the market.
To download it, visit RomsMode.com and avail yourself of the latest version of the application on the website. Take note that the emulator comes without the installer file, which means that you’ll need to unpack the downloaded file into the folder of your choice. But it’s not such a big deal, after all. We put the emulator’s file in the Program Files (x86) folder, which was logical, given the fact that out emulator is a 32-bit program. If you use the 32-bit version of Windows, you can do the same in the Program Files directory.
When running the newly installed program for the first time, you may be prompted to extract some other files accompanying your emulator. Don’t hesitate to do that and try running the application again.
Setting Up the New Program
You next step will be setting your emulator to make it as convenient to use as possible. When attempting to enter the “Settings” section, you’ll receive a message asking for a BIOS file which will ensure smooth and bugless operation of your emulator. If you haven’t downloaded the necessary file yet, it’s time that you did that (keep in mind that getting the PSP BIOS is considered illegal in case you never purchased a physical console). You’ll need to search for the PSPe BIOS” online and download the necessary file into your computer. After that, you’ll be required to unpack the downloaded file into the special BIOS directory within your emulator’s folder.
We hope that you’ll manage to do everything right and no problem will emerge during installing the BIOS file. If so, this file will be saved in in C:\Program Files (x86)\PSPe\bios. Those using a 32-bit Windows will see it in the Program Files folder.
Getting PSP Games
Now that you have turned your PC into a real retro machine, you can download some PSP games to play on it! It’s not a secret to you anymore that downloading the copies of the games you don’t own is piracy. Still, you are free to search the web for the PSP game ROMs you want to play. Some online sources claim that their ROM files can be used quite legally. So, why not try this option?
When you download and extract the game file, you can put it wherever you want, but we recommend that you create a separate folder for all your games within the emulator folder. Doing so will help you quickly find the game you want to play.
To start the game, select the “File” option and then, choose “Run ISO.” After that you can choose the ROM you want to run now. The game will start opening, and you will start enjoying PSP classics on your computer!