Gba_bios bin for gpsp
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Description: GBA Emulation on the PSP: gpSP-J Setup In my eyes the PSP is perhaps the best modern emulation tool available, it plays PS1, N64, GBA, SNES, NES, and a host of other great old titles on a wide bright...
In my eyes the PSP is perhaps the best modern emulation tool available, it plays PS1, N64, GBA, SNES, NES, and a host of other great old titles on a wide bright screen. The best part is that PSPs can be picked up pre-owned relatively cheaply post-Vita. This guide on emulating the GBA will be the first of many tutorials on PSP emulation, all of which will assume you’re running a PSP update to 6.60 and running the custom PRO-B10 firmware. If you’re not check out this great guide over on Reddit.
gpSP-J is a Japanese offshoot of gpSP, an old Gameboy Advance emulator for the PSP. The new Japanese version is maintained by a anonymous hacker who releases new versions unannounced and without an English changelog. As such it’s quite difficult to ascertain when a genuine new version has been released, so unless you’re having issues with a particular game it’s best to hold back updating. gpSP-J supports save states, in-game screencapture, RTC functionality for Pokemon fans, configurable buttons, and all save types.
- Download gpSP-J version 120512
- Extract the contents of the downloaded .zip file. I recommend using 7-Zip for this purpose.
- One of the folders extracted should be named ‘PSP’, copy this folder to the root of your PSP’s memory card and overwrite any files when prompted.
- Using Google located and download a “gba_bios.bin ” file, extract it if it’s zipped, and copy this to the gpSP-J folder which is located at X:\PSP\GAME\gpSP-J where X is your PSP’s drive letter.
- Copy across any GBA ROMs to your ROM folder which can be found at X:\PSP\GAME\GPSP-J\roms
- Boot up your PSP and navigate, using the XMB, to the 'Game’ category and run the gpSP-J 'game’. It should appear as a Gameboy Adcance logo with a Japanese flag in the bottom right. It’ll be named 'gameplaySP -’ followed by Japanese characters.
- You may see the following screen. Dismiss it by pressing any button
- You should then see the following screen. If you don’t you either do not have any .gba ROM in your roms folder or do not have/have an incorrect copy of the gba_bios.bin in your gpSP-J directory.
- Press X to bring you to the emulator options menu. It’ll appear rather intimidating but don’t panic, there is an english language version!