This is a quick guide and place for people to ask questions regarding emulating the PSP AC games on PC and enabling multiplayer. I gave general advice to FromCheng to get him set up a while ago and from that I'm making this full guide.
A few details:
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it require a powerful computer?
It does not require a gaming computer. You can play the game on android phones or any laptop/computer with >equivalent power. Higher powered processors will let you run better graphics than the games shipped with, but >default graphics are very low-requirement. I do not know how better GPUs affect performance yet.
Will it work on Mac/Linux?
These instructions only work for windows, but you're welcome to try it on other platforms and let me know if it works.
Can I use a controller?
You can use a 360 controller plug-and-play, or a PS3 controller using the SCP Server driver package. A guide for >this is here:http://emulation-gen..._Driver_Package
What VPN should I use?
Different VPN programs can be used, this guide is for Hamachi. If you have recommendations on more secure VPN >services, please post them below. Hamachi does not have a great reputation for security.
The Guide: Starting the Game
Step 1: Download the game ISO.
It's not legal to post links to emulators, but google should help you find what you need if you want to find it >yourself. You will be looking for "Armored Core Last Raven Portable ISO"
Step 2: Download PPSSPP v 1.0.0 or higher from here: http://www.ppsspp.org/ .
Extract it onto your PC, remember the folder you extract it to.
Step 3: Open PPSSPP and change the settings.
You want the following: Graphics: Backend: OpenGL (tested on an Intel i5-4xxx with integrated graphics, may need directx for different devices) Mode: Buffered Rendering *System: * Enable Cheats: Checked
Step 4: Navigate to cheats folder
Navigate to the directory you extrated/installed PPSSPP. You should be able to find the folder ".../memstick/PSP/cheats". If the folder is not there, you need to re-do step >3 and make sure cheats are enabled. Navigate to that folder and create a new text file.
Step 5: Add the hang workaround cheat
In that file, paste the following:
_G Armored Core: Last Raven Portable
_C1 Hang Workaround
_L 0xE0010003 0x002BB274
_L 0x202BB274 0x34070001
_C0 Hang Workaround [Disable]
_L 0x202BB274 0x28A70003
Save the file under the name " NPUH10024.ini ". It is VERY important you do not save it as NPUH10024.ini.txt. This name is the game identifier Last Raven Portable. For Silent Line and AC3, create a new text file and change > the title and first line appropriately.
Step 6: Activate the cheat
Open PPSSPP and browse for where you saved the Last Raven ISO. Open the game. On default PPSSPP controls, hit "ESC" to open the save file and cheats menu. Go to cheats, and > enable "Hang Workaround". Do not enable "Hang Workaround [Disable]".
Step 7: Start the game and enjoy!
This guide will show you how to connect a PS3 controller and play using that. You will need the following:
- A DualShock 3 controller
- A Mini USB to USB 2.0/3.0 Cable.
Step 1: Download SCP Toolkit.
The download version was changed recently, new version is located here: >https://github.com/n.../v22.214.171.12465
Step 2: Install ScpServer.
At the bottom of the page above, download "SCPTookit_Setup.exe". Run the program. You should only need to ?>install the "Legacy Components" section, the rest of the programs on the installer are not required.
Step 3: Update X360 controller drivers
Also, uninstall any MotionInJoy drivers, if you already have them.
Step 4: Connect the PS3 controller via USB to the computer.
Make sure that any nearby PS3s are turned off. Let the PS3 recognize the controller (may take a while) and install its drivers. The controller will appear in your devices menu if this is done successfully.
Step 5: Run ScpDriver.exe
Navigate to the directory you installed the SCP installer files. (default is "C:/.../program files/nefarious software solutions/ScpToolkit"). Find the file "ScpDriver.EXE". Run that file. You will only need to run it once.
Step 6: Run ScpServer.exe
In the same folder, Find the file "ScpServer.exe". Run that file. Select the Dualshock controller (the only selection available) This is the only file you should need, after this point. From here on, If your PS3 controller does not automatically detect and work when plugged in, run ScpServer.exe >and have it running while you play your game.
Step 7: Map the controls.
Open PPSSPP and go to Settings, then Controls, then select Control Mapping. Here you will be able to select each PSP control, and map it to a specific PS3 controller control. It will show up as a 360 controller control button, but you will be using the PS3 controller to make inputs. You can also set your keybaord controls here.
Step 8: Determine your in-game control system.
Start the game and navigate in-game to the control customization screen.
Step 9: Repeat Steps 7 and 8 until you find a control mapping that works for you.
The game maps In-game PSP buttons > PPSSPP Re-mapped PS3 controls. So you can, for example, map your analog stick to X, Circle, Square, and Triangle, to enable dual analog control >when there is none. When you use the analog stick, in-game will read it as X, Circle, Square, and Triangle.
Step 10: Remap Keyboard
If your remapping makes it difficult to navigate the menus, map your keyboard and use that to navigate the >menu outside of battle.
This will let you get online once you've started the game and played it locally. This guide assumes you enabled WLAN as mentioned above in the game settings.
A general guide for this can be found here: http://forums.ppsspp...ad.php?tid=8148
Step 1: Download a VPN client.
This guide is for LogMeIn Hamachi. Download from here: https://secure.logme...oducts/hamachi/ It is free if you only want up to 5 players in >the same room.
Step 2: Run Hamachi, and create a room.
An IP Address will be displayed for the room you've created, copy this and save it. You will be the host of this >room.
Step 3: Configure other players' PPSSPP Settings
To add other players to the room, they much each go to the settings in PPSSPP, under network settings, and >select "Ad-hoc server" and enter the IP address of that room into their settings.
Step 4: Set Mac Address
Each player, including the host, will need a unique mac address that isn't shared by anyone else in the room. The address doesn't need to be accurate, just different from eachother. This is entered in PPSSPP network settings next to Ad-Hoc Server.
Step 5: Add players
All other players should start their versions of Hamachi In hamachi, they should add a new room and enter the Host's IP Address from step 2. They should all be added ?>to the room now.
Step 6: Play Online
Once the players have entered the host's Hamachi room, they can play online with eachother now when going to >the multiplayer section of the game. It will act as if the two games are connected via WiFi, similar to AC4/5 Free >Battle.