Finally! A reason to buy the PSP

Rejoice! Rejoice, for at last, there is a reason to buy the PlayStation Portable. And no, it doesn’t involve UMD, PlayStation 3, XMB, Wi-fi or any of that other crap. Ironically enough, it doesn’t even involve Sony.

PSP News at DCEmu brings us the following news of a PSOne emulator for the PSP. One which doesn’t require you to spend $599 on that “accessory”, the PS3:

After the disapointing PS1 Emulator release by Sony which requires you to have a PS3 heres some better news.

Tonight Finally is the release time of PS1P the PlayStation Emulator for the PSP – AN Exclusive for the PSP News site at DCEmu. Its been a long wait but our friend Anonymous Coder has now agreed to release the first Alpha of his Playstation Emulator for the PSP.

This release was to be a Single Game release but AC contacted me today and changed his mind so thats great for you all, heres what he emailed me:

The wait is worth it. I’m releasing a version that will run anything. ISO, BIN, Z and ZNX.

The rest you know. scph1001.bin and images in the __SCE__ps1p directory.

This version has some compatibility problems which I plan to fix soon, for example the FF7 intro movie doesn’t run. You can play the game though, just get past the intro using a standard PC emulator (PCSX, ePSXe, …) and copy over the memory card file ( mcd001.mcr or mcd002.mcr).

Use L+R+ up/down to tweak the CPU timing.

I think L2 and R2 aren’t working at the moment too.

–A.C.

Disclaimer: I am not in any way endorsing or encouraging the use of emulators. This is a gaming news blog, and it is our job to bring you news from around the–

Argh, f**k it. You know what? Go download the damned thing and send the nice man who made it a lengthy e-mail telling him how much you love it. 

Ishaan