PPSSPP Core (PSP Emulator)

PPSSPP Core (PSP Emulator)

What Console does this run on? PlayStation Classic

What does it emulate? Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)

This is the PPSSPP emulator for the PlayStation Classic. It’s been tweaked and optimised to run as best as it can on the console however mileage might vary depending on what game you are running with the core. Speeds should generally be good with some graphical glitches expected. If you experience any graphical glitches but your game runs well you might want to try setting Block GPU on. It will reduce performance but it will also reduce the graphical glitches. There are also a number of various core config settings under the RA quick menu which you might want to try adjusting to get the settings tweaked right for each of your individual games.

Installing the core just requires dropping on top of your preexisting RetroArch setup how how-to videos are available below.


PlayStation Classic PPSSPP core

Any BIOS files required:

  • N/A – Already bundled (OSS)

Core Info file:

display_name = "Sony - PlayStation Portable (PPSSPP)"
authors = "Henrik Hrydgard"
supported_extensions = "elf|iso|cso|prx|pbp"
corename = "PPSSPP"
manufacturer = "Sony"
categories = "Emulator"
systemname = "PSP"
systemid = "playstation_portable"
database = "Sony - PlayStation Portable"
license = "GPLv2"
permissions = ""
display_version = "Git"
supports_no_game = "false"
firmware_count = 1
firmware0_desc = "ppge_atlas.zim (PPSSPP Data ROM)"
firmware0_path = "PPSSPP/ppge_atlas.zim"
firmware0_opt = "false"
notes = "(!) ppge_atlas.zim (md5): a93fc411c1ce7d001a2a812643c70085|(!) PPSSPP requires the asset files, lang folder, and flash0 folder inside the 'system\PPSSPP' directory.|(!) Check https://docs.libretro.com/library/ppsspp/#bios to find out how to get the assets files."

ModMyClassic Youtube Videos:

Mod My Classic


PSP games now playable on the PlayStation Classic – Hackinformer Posted on1:56 pm - 18th January 2019

[…] Source: […]

This Mod Lets You Play PSP Games on the PlayStation Classic – ShaneNorris Posted on8:24 pm - 18th January 2019

[…] is called the PSC PPSSPP Core and comes from Compcom and the ModMyClassic team, which has been shared here. YouTuber Patton Plays provided a tutorial and showcase which you can view above. It’s simple to […]

Recent PlayStation Classic News: PPSSPP (PSP emulator) port released, tool to directly boot into RetroArch released and BleemSync to get exFAT and NTFS support! – Wololo.net Posted on11:47 pm - 20th January 2019

[…] grab the PPSSPP emulator, which is provided as a RetroArch core, simply head over to this link and download the ZIP file provided. You might need to enable “Block Transfer GPU” to […]

Matt Gillies Posted on10:55 am - 21st January 2019

Where can I find the source code for this? It is GPL after all.

Emulator PSP dostępny na… PlayStation Classic | arhn.eu Posted on6:29 pm - 21st January 2019

[…] dla RetroArcha. Aby dowiedzieć się więcej, między innymi jak go zainstalować, przejdźcie tutaj. Póki co użytkownicy Reddita oraz ten arkusz kalkulacyjny potwierdzają, że między innymi […]

Nick Posted on2:40 am - 22nd May 2019

Ive added the core and everything to the correct folders but the core doesnt show up on retroarch? What do i do?

Oboewan Posted on4:05 pm - 25th May 2019

It’s no longer found on the server.

Not Found

The requested URL /classic_libretro/PlayStation_Classic_Beta/SPECIAL/CORE_PSC_PPSSPP.zip was not found on this server.

    Advokaten Posted on1:55 pm - 26th May 2019

    Link fixed. Thank you!

Alexey Posted on8:54 pm - 25th May 2019

404 Not Found when I try to download the core!

    Advokaten Posted on1:55 pm - 26th May 2019

    Link fixed. Thank you!

Arab Posted on7:23 pm - 29th May 2019

Linked not found ,

not working ,
what to do than..

Sander Posted on8:58 pm - 15th June 2019

hey.. cant get it work on v.1.1.0 maby some new instructsion?


quentin Posted on7:59 pm - 4th August 2019

the video doesn’t match to current version and I can’t load the core or even see it in retroarch please give an update as to how to install. Working from a Mac.

Adam G Posted on12:16 pm - 17th September 2019

First. People don’t say thank you enough, so THANK YOU all for saving the PS Classic and making it amazing.

I have one PPSSPP issue I need help with. I can’t seem to save in game, and many games require this to even be able to play (Metal Gear/Syphon Filter). I have success with many cores, but there doesn’t seem to be answer for my issue anywhere online. Thanks

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