How to Install PPSSPP 1.7 in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 16.04, 14.04 - PPSSPP 1.7 released on October 27, 2018 with large number of compatibility, bug fixes, and improvement. If you've previously had problems with crashes or instability, I recommend you to upgrade the app.

PPSSPP is an excellent emulator of the Sony PlayStation Portable console that runs on major operating system including Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Meego, and Pandora.

It's open source (originally released under the GPL 2.0 (and later) in November 2012).


PPSSPP can run PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution and even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.

PPSSPP 1.7 Release Notes

The latest version of PPSSPP 1.7.1 includes some minor crash fixes and a savedata fix :
  • Fix for insta-crash on Galaxy Note 9, some Xiaomi devices, and the new nVidia Shield
  • Vertex range culling on most platforms, fixes DTM: Race Driver and similar
  • Major speed boost in some Gundam and Earth Defense Force games
  • Fix for issues with post processing shaders in GL 3+
  • Fixes to sound output switching on Windows (WASAPI)
  • Detects DirectInput devices when running
  • Simple Discord integration
  • New debugging APIs
  • Task switching made a lot more robust (fixes GPD XD problems)
  • Texture decoding optimizations
  • Tons and tons of miscellaneous bugfixes and compatibility fixes

Install PPSSPP PSP Emulator 1.7 in Ubuntu via PPA

Thanks to the team for providing the PPA repository. It makes the installation much easier than building from source code. Here are all you have to do :

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Step 1 - Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open Ubuntu terminal, then run the following command :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ppsspp/stable

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts, press Enter to continue

Step 2 - Resynchronize the package index files :

sudo apt-get update

Ubuntu 18.04 and higher is not required run apt update since it automatically refresh repository caches after adding PPA

Step 3 - Now run this to install or upgrade PPSSPP in Ubuntu Linux :

sudo apt-get install ppsspp

Replace ppsspp with ppsspp-sdl for the SDL version.

You can now run PPSSPP Sony PSP emulator in Ubuntu desktop via app launcher. Ah ya, to get the latest source code, head to its GitHub page. Thank you!.