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PSP games opens only once



  • Hello, how are you doing?
    I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B, last stable recalbox (18.07.13) . Default interface.
    When I open a PSP game it starts perfect, but when I quit the game and select other PSP game or even the same game it does not start. it kicks me back to the ES. I have to reboot to open other game or the same game.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you.



  • @darth do you use a custom theme ? Psp emulation is a little too demanding on ram and some themes take too much place in ram



  • @voljega

    @voljega said in PSP games opens only once:

    @darth do you use a custom theme ? Psp emulation is a little too demanding on ram and some themes take too much place in ram

    No, it is the default theme



  • @darth sadly it likely is the same issue.... you may try to remove some systems or I think you can adjust ram in some menu in ES



  • @voljega said in PSP games opens only once:

    @darth sadly it likely is the same issue.... you may try to remove some systems or I think you can adjust ram in some menu in ES

    Hmm, I tried to reducing the VRAM, but it didn't work. Anyways that does not explain why it starts the game successfully every time after reboot. Thats weird, isn´t it?



  • @darth no I would say it's likely because the emulator itself and/or ES have a few memory leak so after first launch, the memory is not cleaned completely and thus there is less of it, making the emulator failing on launch the second time.



  • @voljega said in PSP games opens only once:

    @darth no I would say it's likely because the emulator itself and/or ES have a few memory leak so after first launch, the memory is not cleaned completely and thus there is less of it, making the emulator failing on launch the second time.

    Hmm, maybe running a python script to clear the memory before launching the game? Not sure how to to that anyways. So there is no solution at this time?


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    @darth please, wait for the next beta and try again. Hopefully your issue will be fixed then.



  • @darth @darth Hello!
    I also had problems with the PSP emulator on RPi3 (Recalbox version 18.07.13), and I've seen other reports about that, the "temporary solution" I found was:

    • If you're using a 1080p theme, you need to change to 720p
    • In addition, in the folder "\share\system.emulationstation", in the es_settings.cfg file, find the line "<int name =" MaxVRAM "value =" 200 "/>", and change the value from 200 to 80, getting: <int name = "MaxVRAM" value = "80" />
    • go to the folder \share\ system, in the file recalbox.conf, find the line "dreamcast.videomode =" and add just below it the line: "psp.videomode = default" (without quotation marks, obvious)
    • You can do overclocking, this will improve performance, but as there is a risk, not everyone likes to do, so this is your choice, I can not hold myself accountable.

    With this, the PSP emulator is able to work most of the time, and if the game does not enter immediately, just wait a bit, and try again, the game will start. I know some people do not like this solution, but that's what solved for me.

    This is not a definitive solution, you can expect the next version for a real solution, as @paradadf commented.



  • Try disable "Auto Save/Load" in game settings and try again. I know this is a problem for PSX games so might be same for PSP.


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