Playing PSP emulator games is the most fantastic thing to do when relaxing. However, at times, you might find yourself stuck on downloading and installing different ROMs on your device.
To successfully download and install PSP ROMs, you need to confirm your PSP status. For it to work smoothly, you need to be running the PSP on the latest firmware. Additionally, you will need to install custom firmware. More so, for a PC emulator, you will have to connect your PSP to your computer. This article will show you how to download and install PSP ROMs to use when gaming.
Downloading additional custom firmware can harm your PSP hardware. In this case, download custom firmware for your PSP at your own risk.
Preparing Your PSP ROMs
Download and install the custom firmware for the PSP
To prepare your PSP, you need first to download a custom firmware which goes hand in hand with PSP 6.60 firmware. To achieve this step, you need to follow the steps below:
- Click here to download the proupdate.zip firmware, or you can search the latest PSP custom firmware online. It’s free.
- Now connect your PSP to your PC via a USB cable.
- Open your PSP folder on the PC and create a new folder known as “GAMES.”
- In your PC, unzip the proupdate.zip firmware file and unzip it.
- Copy the unzipped content in the folder you named “GAMES” in the PSP.
- Disconnect your PSP from the PC.
- From the PSP, run the pro update setup/application in the game folder and install.
- After installing, restart your PSP.
Locating a download source
Now that your PSP is ready, you need to find the desired games. To do this, you need to find the PSP ROMs. PSP ROMs are games developed to run on PSPs. You can click here for more PSP ROMs games.
DO NOT download any PSP ROMs from an unknown site. We highly recommend following the link below for gaming PSP ROMs. Most ROMs from unknown sites may contain notorious malware which might severely harm your PC or PSP enumerator. So make sure before running the ROMs, you run a virus scan as soon as you download your ROMs.
Search for the perfect game to download
Before downloading any ROM, make sure to check the status of your space and available memory. Some games require considerable memory, while others may require small memory to run. Once all the above are checked, then proceed to choose which game suits you well. After selecting the game, click on the download source file. You can opt to choose between different mirrors or source files depending on your taste. Once you click download, wait for the ROM files to download.
How To Install Your ROM In The PSP
Now that you have the ROM source files and the latest custom firmware installed in your PSP, it’s time to install the ROMs in the PSP. To do this, once again, connect your PSP to your PC via a USB. In the PSP memory, create a new folder and name it “PSP ISO.” On your PC, extract the ISO file into a new folder, then transfer the unzipped folder into the PSP in the folder named “PSP ISO.” Once the transfer is complete, disconnect your PSP from the PC and open the “PSP ISO” folder in your PSP. In this folder, you will find the “.exe” file, run the application and wait for it to complete installing.
After the installation is done, go to your PSP games menu, and you will find your ROM shortcut there. You can now sit down, relax and enjoy your game.
Additionally, it is advisable to ensure all the PSP ROMs are stored in the PSP’s memory drive. Most ROMs are significant in size, and the only way to minimize memory usage in the PSP is to keep the files in the memory drive.
Before installing any ROMs in your PC or PSP emulator, take your time to check and see all systems are working perfectly. A small change in the memory allocation in the PSP RAM slot can lead to lagging when playing games. So ensure before installing the games, the designated storage for the files is the memory drive.