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Linux up until the past few years has been left out of the emulators market as far as availability luckily this has change and now there are ports of almost every major system emulator including some emulators that are written strictly for the linux operating system, the following site has a nearly complete list of all emulators that are available through the Ubuntu package manager and what repository they are in, The site is also slowly adding source files that can be compiled on any other linux distribution.

The list: http://retro-gaming-world.com/emulators-for-ubuntu/

April 23rd, 2013

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Here is our tutorial on how to play your Playstation 1 (PSX/PSOne) games on your PSP. There are two steps to the process.

1. Making a PSX ISO which we will later convert to an eboot (Skip this is you already have a PSX.iso)
2. Converting the ISO to an eboot. And making it look nice

Firstly if you haven’t already made an ISO image of your PSOne Game lets do that. For this example I’m using Resident Evil 2.

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In order to convert this Playstation game to an ISO I’m going to use PSone ISO maker. You can also use Nero, Alcohol or an program that can make ISO images. Download Psone ISO maker below:

Download: psone_iso_maker

Note if your PSX disk is NTSC, select NTSC or PAL select PAL. NTSC PSX games will work best when converting to eboots.  (Alot of disk drives might have errors extracting the files or even reading the disk.) Hopefully this wont be an issue!

Wait for the PSOne ISO Maker to extract the image. It can take some time so please be patient. Now we have a Playstation image (.IMG and .CCD files) lets move on to converting this to an eboot which can be use on your PSP.

We are going to use PSX2PSP to make our Eboot.PBP. Download that below:

Download: PSX2PSP_v.1.4.2

1. Load the PSX_GAME_Title .IMG you just make or another PSX image you have.

2. Select the output for the Eboot

3. Insert the title of the game here

4. The game ID. This is found on the PsOne disk.  Or find it on our PSX Game ID list.

If you want a nice looking PSX2PSP eboot you can customize the images used. To do this click on the customize tab in PSX2PSP.

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Above: I have added some custom images to my Resident Evil eboot. This way it looks much more professional. If your looking for icons and backgrounds for almost every American NTSC game I recommend this PSP2PSX Icon pack ->

If you download and extract files to “.\pics\pic1\” most games from USA will show the game cover as shown below.
Megaupload link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XMJE8ZWN
The icon pack contains 1400 icons and is about 150MB.

Now you have the eboot looking good you can preview it by clicking the arrow tabs in PSX2PSP.

Preview your PSX Eboot in PSX2PSP

Preview your PSX Eboot in PSX2PSP

Once your happy with the Eboot preview, click the convert menu again and then convert. (Note if your making a Eboot from a PAL PSX game, please go to options and patches. Apply the PAL2NTSC patches) Once the PSX2PSP have finished making the eboot place the folder (example SLUSXXXXX) in your PSP memory stick \PSP\GAME. Start your PSP and launch the game from the XMB game menu.

Enjoy!

March 21st, 2013

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Every one has a favorites list of games from their childhood and I’m no different. Being a child of the 80s I played a lot of Nintendo, a whole lot. The following is my top 25 games some are compulsory and some are little gems that just kept me entertained for hours.

25. Bad Dudes.
Bad Dudes

“Are you a bad enough dude to save the president?” Yes, yes I am. This game is on list only because I find the writing humorous. The 80s and 90s were filled with jems just like this, we lived in a world where games didn’t need to be good they just needed to exist and they were made by the boat load.

 

 

 

 
24. Hogans Ally

Hogans Ally   Hogans Ally was one of the very few games which made use of the light gun, Nintendo was great about coming up with accessories and new play methods but not very good at the time about providing  the games to back them up. This game provided a lot of fun and was just as fun or more than duck hunt and didn’t feature a spiteful dog.

 

 

 

 

23. Pro Wrestling
prowrestling   To date this is the only wrestling game I have ever played and as far as I know is still the best wrestling game ever made. The only licensed fighting game was the re-released mike tysons punch out it would be over a decade before licensed wrestling games would come around this leaves you playing as generic wrestler dudes and guy with a star mask (which is what most people chose in my memory of playing. Just good simple smack down fun.

 

 

 

22. Metal gear
Metal Gear

Solid Snake is here and is ready to kick some ass. This game was perhaps one of the best series beginnings and has a solid place in a world of few good shoots and mostly gimick games

 

 

 

 

 

 
21. RC Pro-Am
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RC Pro-am perhaps is one of the best classic racing/kart games of the time and was a blast to play against another person the tracks were just tricky enough to trip you up and allow for a challenge and the additional road hazards made for fun competitive game play.a

 

 

 

 

 
20. Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

This game caused me no end of frustration and generated a twitch gaming anxiety that I did get from many games at the time. Always in a rush against the clock to save some jerky teens (that are likely engaging in sexual acts or the use of illicit substances) from being murdered by Jason.
Having to run or boat from one end of camp knowing that it’s ticking ever onward to what seems like an inevitable death for those teens got my heart pumping hard barely making it through the door to still have to face off against the beast him self.

 

 

 

19. river city ransom

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Simpy one of the best brawlers of its time, the story wasn’t that great but was better than the majority of brawler games that were out at the time. And the characters followed the same tried and true formula of nearly identical looking guys in white shirts which we all know means those fuckers mean business.

 

 

 

 

 
18. Yo Noid

Yo Noid!

Yo Noid! comes in at a time of commercial tie ins and product licensing. The game features the one time mascot of Domino’s pizza. With the slogan of “Avoid the noid”, I’m still not sure what this had to do with pizza or how or why eating their pizza preventing the noid from coming around not knowing what the noid really does. More beyond that it’s unknown how this becomes a game. What is known is all of that aside the game was actually really fun to play and would kill many hours just mindlessly platforming along to get to the end of each level. Gimick games YaY.

 

 

 

 
17. Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden The only competition that Shinobi had, ninja gaiden was a fun game with jumping and latching on to walls, being pitted against dogs, and throwing massive throwing stars, the game provided a slightly different play style and presented obstacles which kept game play challenging.

 

 

 

 

 
16. Battle Toads

Battle Toads  This is a game I have played on every system that it was released on, Battle toads is solid just fun brawler with mixed play mechanics such as repelling down a tunnel and racing along a subteranian brain layer (That;s what it looks like who knows what the hell was going on there.) This game would keep me and my brother locked in for hours just trying to get as far as we can with out dying, This game is definitely a great time waster.

 

 

 

 

 
15. Wizards and Warriors

Wizards_and_Warriors_NES_cover Perhaps the first game I was introduced to on the system and the first one I ever beat as a child. It was fun to hack and slash… and jump… man their was a lot of jumping.. through levels killing all the bugs and monsters that would get in your way wizards barely played any part of this game but it didn’t matter no one really complained you had plenty of things to strike down wizards or not.

 

 

 

 

 
14. Master Blaster

2-Blaster_Master  This is another game which really shinned through with mixed game mechanics splitting between scroller and top down shooter varying game play as you switch back and forth between the two characters of the game.

 

 

 

 

 
13. Contra

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Contra pretty much defined and dominated the shoot some shit up category of gaming every console had their king shooter and this was nintendos. While fun played single player it was definitely more fun co-op blazing through the levels it was frustrating when the other player sucked making you have to raise your game but that was another fun aspect of this type of twitch shooting game play.

 

 

 

 

 
12. Bubble bobble

Bubble bobble.  The game was simple, capture evil murderous toys in bubble and then pop them. The game play while not complicated was tricky and had it’s own “oh shit” moments when the speed would increase or one of those toys started coming down a path you might not be able to avoid getting hit by them. Definitely a blast to play co-op competing for fruit and “kills” trying to top each others score.

 

 

 

 
11. Double Dragon

tumblr_lzk7bdXCqD1r01n1m While this didn’t turn out to be a good movie, double dragon was one of the best side scrolling brawlers of this or any time. A well written story helped back what would be just another brawler as two brothers fight their way through the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. P.O.W – Prisoners of War

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This game made me wonder exactly how large POW camps where because no mater how far you got it always seemed like you were still stuck in the middle of the damn camp. Dispite that or my poor memory of it I locked many hours playing this game and appreciate it as a challenging top down shooter.

 

 

 

 

 

 
9. Kid Icarus

Kid icarus

Why this game didn’t end up further on my list I’m not sure. Kid icarus was a fun game and was a tricky platformer, my biggest fear or peeve was definitely the eggplants that would turn you into a walking… well eggplant leaving you defencless until you could make your way to a healing pit to break the cure and those things were not conveniently located either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Castlevania

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Whipping your way through monsters and bats, castlevania was a challenging game and always had me on the edge of my seat with the variety of special weapons keeping things interesting or hating when you lose a favored weapon by accidently picking up the next you can kill a lot of time while killing your way to dracula.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Super Mario Brothers 3

Super Mario Brothers 3

This game was a must have for any one. The introduction across the world level play and introduction of a host of new power ups this game was excellent with each different world offering even more challenge than had been in previous mario games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Guerrilla Wars

Guerrilla War This was perhaps one of the most fun top down shooters I have ever played with various weapon power ups and terrain this game never got boring and was just as fun alone as it is with a second player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Mega Man (Whole Series)

Mega Man

The whole series of megaman gave hours of blasting fun getting new powers as you beat each boss along with some tricky level designs you really hated dr wily for creating all those damned robots.

Side note I guess the artist didn’t know that mega man doesn’t use a gun as he is shown on this package. Shrugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda Just a great game all around, the dungeons in this game keep that “I almost had it, just one more try” sort of game play alive and made for an exiting experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Super Mario Brothers 2

2362269-nes_supermariobros2 Mario 2 is definitely the odd man out as it doesn’t follow the same game play as the other mario games but seeing how it was basically mario using some other japanesse games game mechanics and that it was still fun this can be over looked. Plus where else are you going to go up against a cross dressing dinosaur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles

220px-Tmnt-box  There was a point in my childhood where I wanted to be a ninja turtle and playing this game was about as close as that was going to get. This platformer was great fun with a lot of different environments and challenges (we all remember the bomb disarming in the sewer) kept the game play interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

Countless hours and days have been lost to this game. The starter of what is likely the longest running game franchise there has ever been. Building a team of adventures and fighting your way through the world. With endless ways to combine characters to do battle with made playing the game more interesting, the story lines in these games are also untouchable making a game more immersive  and making you part of the story.

March 21st, 2013

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Snes9x Euphoria is a very fast, portable Super Nintendo emulator. Thanks to Zack for releasing this and it is based off Laxer3a, YoyoFR, and Rukka’s SNES emulation effort.   This version is signed for OFW.  Copy the “Snes9x_Euphoria” directory to PSP/GAME, along with some roms under Snes9x_Euphoria/ROMS.

SNES9x Super Mario World

Download: snes9x euphoria

March 21st, 2013

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One of the operators of pspslimhacks.com has built an installer for the just released PSP MAME4ALL v4.9r2 Hires . This installer will easily install the files needed to get playing your favorite MAME arcade games. This is for the PSP Slim cfw 3.xx+ All that’s required your end is to point the installer to your PSP memory stick and then copy roms to the rom folder of this installation on your Playstation Portable. Easy as Pie!

A large number of machines including CPS1 CPS2 and Neogeo most notably.

*Credit to TTYMan for making this PSP emulator.

NOTE: This emulator will not function properly on 6.60 PRO 10 CFW, firmwares I know it has functioned on properly are
CFW 6.20 PRO-B9
CFW 6.39 PRO-B7
CFW 6.38ME
If you have run the emulator successfully with out crashes on other firmwares please leave a comment below including the CFW version.

mame DF5 snowbros

Download: psp-mame4all-v49r2-installer-for-psp-slim-3xx

March 21st, 2013

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The Atari Lynx was Atari’s entrance and exit from the hand held market. While this system was largely overlooked and underdeveloped it did have some fun games in it’s limited line up. You can give a few of these gems a go now through emulation using HandyPSP Lynx emulator.

You will need a lynxboot.img placed in the emulators directory for this emulator to work.

handypsp Batman Returns

Download: handyPSP-0.95.1-1.0

March 21st, 2013

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is a Neo Geo Pocket and Pocket Color Emulator for the PSP. The latest version is 2.16. Enjoy pocket versions of most all your favorite NEOGEO games in smooth and flawless emulation.

RACE PSP 2.16 What’s New:

Time Rewind feature: map ‘Special: Rewind’ to any PSP button in the Controls menu to enable. See documentation for more information
Save state format has changed: will still read the older save state format, but loading will be slightly slower

Not a new feature, but the documentation now includes a section on how to have load a BIOS ROM file (instead of using the customized hardcoded version)

Official page: RACE! PSP Official site

Save state rom loader game-16

Download: race-2.16-1.0

March 21st, 2013

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Davex has released his unofficial edited version of NJ’s Neo Geo MVS (SNK) arcade emulator. The emulator runs smoothly and with out issue allowing for full enjoyment of your favorite neogeo games with out lag or skipping.

 

Usage notes:

To successfully use this emulator you will need to extract the mvspsp directory to your psp’s game directory and extract romcnv to your desktop this contains a tool you will need to  generate cache files of your MVS roms. Once you have generated  a cache file from the zipped rom you will need to copy the generated cache game directory into the cache directory with in the emulators directory and then copy the rom into the rom directory. You must have a cache and rom file in almost all cases. The BIOS files have been included for this emulator as well, I would however recommend using MAME4ALL over this emulator if you can get it working properly on your CFW(Custom Firm Ware) as it does not require these steps.

Download: mvspsp-2.3.1

March 20th, 2013

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The need to download emulators dedicated to the NES is nearly compulsory; if you have lost the golden age of gaming you can rediscover a real milestone of console history on your PSP. I said emulators because there are many of them as such there is more than one for the psp as well. NesterJ and FCEU.

Nester J has a number of interesting features such as mirror mode and rewind mode which flips the play screen and allows you to “do over” on hard jumps or actions should you fail the first time around respectively, FCEU is very good and it was even recompiled to increase compatibility with games that use MMC Chip (such as FFVII hack, which doesn’t work on NESTERJ).

 

Nester J Rom Load

Download: NesterJ v113beta2

FCEU-PSP1

Download: FCEU v0.3

March 20th, 2013

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What is Daedalusx64? It’s an , and with it’s 790th revision, this release brings about much more speed and compatibility then ever before. The N64 was a powerful system in it’s day competing with the Playstation 1.  It was originally believed that the PSP wouldn’t be able to handle emulating the N64 but with a lot of hard work from a number of programmers the project grew legs and really surprised people with it’s functionality and support. While the list of working games is fairly large the project is not yet complete and there are a number of games which don’t work on it. This should not detour you from giving this emulator a go on your PSP when you would like to play your N64 games on the go.

Daedalusx64 is still actively developed at the time of this posting, you can find more information regarding this project including general support at their homepage.

Homepage: http://forums.daedalusx64.com/

Game Compatibility list: http://forums.daedalusx64.com/compat.php

DaedalusX64

Download: DaedalusX64 R790

March 20th, 2013

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