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Sunday, August 11, 2013

FPse: Playstation 1 emulator for Android

FPse: Playstation 1 emulator for Android

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Hi, today we are going to try another PlayStation 1 Emulator for android, FPse, i will try to make it as clear as possible Winking including a snapshot for every step so you wouldn't get confused Confused.

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  1. Requirements :

    First, lets list the necessary tools to play games on our phones :
    • FPse : First, we need to install the emulator on our android devices, here is the link of the app on android app store : FPse.
    • Any Emulator BIOS : This is the best app ever Tongue and it happens to be mine,  we will need it to generate a file called BIOS which is necessary to run the PlayStation games, here is the link for the app : Any Emulator BIOS, it’s free by the way Dont tell anyone.
    Time out “ A what?? a BIOS?? what the heck is a BIOS file?? ”
    Nerd “ BIOS - that is the shortcut for Basic Input/Output System : that's there the name comes from! You can think of a BIOS as a set of instructions to jump start the Emulator .Without it, you will not be able to play the games.”
    Chatterbox“ Enough with the BLAA BLAA BLAA!! ME WANNA PLAY!!Angry
    • Any Emulator Game : the last thing to do is getting the games, well the proper name is ROMS. How to get them?? we will need to install Any Emulator Game that will help us find them, here is the link for the app Any Emulator Game . Here is also a small quick tutorial that will show how to use it Getting Roms with Any Emulator Game.
      Time out “ Once you got the games (ROM File) make sure  it’s isn’t an archive file (archive file name ends with .7Z or .RAR or .ZIP), if that’s the case, you need to extract the ROM file first, here is a small tutorial about extracting ROM files How to extract ROM files
  2. Generating the BIOS file :

    After installing the app Any Emulator BIOS, launch the app from the home screen :

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    Select PlayStation 1 Bios from the list then press browse :

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    Now we choose where to generate the BIOS file, I chose the folder download (it’s the same place where i put the game file, so I don’t have to look in a different places later Winking) :

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    After specifying where to generate the BIOS file, click “Generate Bios Files” :

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    Once done, use a file browser to verify that the BIOS files where successfully generated, a folder called PlayStation 1 BIOS should be created

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    within it, we can find the BIOS file : SCPH1001.BIN

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    That wasn’t hard I guess Whew, now we can proceed to the next step.

  3. Configuring the emulator & running the games :

    At this point, we have the bios file and the ROM file (game), for my case it’s “Crash Bandicoot.bin” located under /storage/sdcard0/download (this path may vary with the phone type or the android version).

    Now we need to install the emulator and launch it :

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    When run for the first time the app needs to download some plugins, so you need an internet connection in order to proceed to the next step :


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    Then it will prompts you for language selection, choose one :


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    Next, some conditions to accept, of course all of you are owners of a PlayStation console and you are going to dump your own original games into ISO files, aren’t you?? Thinking

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    Confused “ Yeah, of course! this has to be done the legal way. but, what’s an ISO file? ”

    Nerd An ISO file, often called an ISO image is an "image" of an entire CD, DVD, or BD. The entire contents of a disc can be perfectly represented in a single ISO file. So your game or ROM should be an ISO file in order for the emulator. there are other file type that this emulator can play too which are similar to ISO file types like : .IMG, .BIN, .CUE, .NRG , .MDF and .Z. So before running the games make sure they have the right extension

     

    Back to work guys, this app asks us for the menu type we want to choose. Easy or Advanced?? Hmm… Thinking. Am lazy so i chose the easy one :

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    Hang tight, we are almost there, now this app has a great feature it will look for it self for the BIOS and the game files stored in your phone. Isn’t that cool, it can’t get any easier from here. Just select "OK" when prompted for Auto-scan :

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    Once the scanning process is over, you will see the games that have been found, just click one and it will start :

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    and select the game file to start it :

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    Worried “ But, but… what if things didn't work out as mentioned above and the emulator couldn’t find the games or the BIOS file ”

    Well, you still can specify the BIOS file and the game file manually, to do so back to the home screen of the emulator and click the menu button in your phone (it’s the button that shows the menu Doh), we are going to specify the BIOS file, so click “LOAD BIOS”:
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    Now, just browse to the folder where the BIOS file has been saved earlier, for my case it’s under the folder “/storage/sdcard0/download/Playstation 1 Bios”, it’s the file “SCPH1001.BIN”. Once found, select it :

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    PS : Another way to specify the BIOS file, select "SETTINGS" instead of "LOAD BIOS", then go to "MISC" then "Load bios".

    Done with the Bios, now let’s select the game manually, (First, ensure that the game has the right extension as mentioned above, if it’s an archive you need to extract it first, follow this tutorial for more details How to extract ROM files). Once again menu button, then select “LOAD GAME” :
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    Keep Clicking “Up”, i wanna show you something Raised Eyebrow :


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    Time out 
    “ WAIT!!! Am lost!! what’s Internal Storage and External Storage?? ”

     
    Nerd 
    ” Yup, that's the point, Here we have too main places to choose from, here it depends where you saved the game files and your phone configuration :
    External storage
    : this means the SDcard, so if you have one and you did save your games to it, you better choose External and then browse to the folder where the games are saved.

    Internal Storage : This means the phone internal memory (that’s my case with an outdated Galaxy S2 with 16 Go internal memory Sigh), so If you don’t have an SDcard, or even if you have one but you chose to save the game files to the phone internal memory, select Internal Storage then browse to the folder where you the games are saved.

    This applies also when selecting the BIOS file”


    Once you found your game just select it and it will start, for my example it’s "Crash Bandicoot.bin" , see, it’s a .BIN file extension (the file name ends with .BIN) which is supported by this emulator. If it was an archive file (.RAR or .ZIP or .7Z, etc...) it wouldn’t show and it needs to be extracted, I keep telling this because it’s the main reason why games don’t show up Worried :


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    And that’s it Whew, now you can enjoy playing your old PlayStation games on your phone. I hope it was clear, see you again in another tutorial and please don’t forget Dohto rate o
    ur app Any Emulator BIOS.