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Play PSP Games on PC using PPSSPP Emulator

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How to convert 7z file to an ISO file for PPSSPP?

I renamed the 7z file to ISO but it still doesn't work on PPSSPP. Why is that?


The 7z file format refers to 7-Zip, a file zipping application that compresses files to make them smaller for easier downloading. Changing the file name to an ISO will not work with the PPSSPP emulator since all of the files that are compatible with the emulator are inside the 7z file. To fix this issue, follow these simple steps:

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    Rename the file back to the original 7z file name.
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    Open the downloaded game file with 7-Zip.
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    Take the files inside the folder and follow the instructions in the great VisiHow article below Play PSP Games on PC using PPSSPP Emulator.
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You will now be able to successfully use the PPSSPP emulator to play the game that you downloaded. If the game does not run, you may want to look to other ROM websites to find a better ROM. Here are some of the most popular ROM sites from which you can download PSP ROMs:

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See more questions like this: I have one .7z file (nascar thunder) I try to play this game I can't change this.7z to ISO How can I?

How to rename the file back to 7zip name?

My file name is God eater burst, that's all and I don't know it's original file name.


When you save the type like ISO then within the File Name text box, rename the output file to whatever you choose. Do not forget to put .ISO or the type you changed after it. If you do not know the original name, then contact the source you got the file from.

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Use 3rd party game controller to Android for PPSSPP?

Hi! is it possible for me to connect and use a 3rd party game controller (not the PS3 & 4, Xbox, Logitech, etc) on PPSSPP emulator?


Completely possible but you will need a controller that supports Windows. Many PS3 do but always check first before you purchase. You will then assign the emulator controls to the buttons on the controller you are using such as X for Jump.

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How to compress exe file to ISO file to play PPSSPP games in my Android tablet?

I have Android tablet and I want to play PPSSPP games. and I have a lot of exe games on my PC. So please help on how to convert exe to ISO

This YouTube Tutorial shows you how to convert the files to Android.

More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: How to rotate analog stick when using keyboard

The above questions are from the following wiki...
Play PSP Games on PC using PPSSPP Emulator
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How can I play chili con carnage on PPSSPP?

I want to play chili con carnage on PPSSPP with arrow keys

This game is playable on PPSSPP but does have issues of freezing in game and crashing regularly. Your emulator should be configured already to use the arrow keys. Otherwise, you can set this up in the Settings on the PPSSPP under Controls.

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I need help with the 7-Zip archiver (compression) utility?

I need help for the 7-Zip program. "Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.7z" 2.34gb for PPSSPP. I have a problem with extracting the ISO (4 GB). At 95% the tool shows that the operation has failed.

Most likely, you will need to recreate the image of your Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game from the medium that you own. Somehow, either one of the ".7z.*" files is missing from a split archive or after compressing the file; the file got corrupt. It can happen, for example, when you compress your ISO and delete it by mistake. When you restore the deleted file from the file system, it may become corrupt. Also, a virus attack can cause corruption. Therefore, the easiest method is just to create the ISO or CSO image again from your copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You can also attempt either to find the missing ".7z.*" files from your archive or to extract the archive by downloading the latest 7-Zip version at http://www.7-zip.org/download.html. Open the archive and click "Test" to see if you can unpack it.

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7z-to-ISO issue. Why am I getting an error message?

I'm having an issue with 7Z files. I'm downloading .7Z files for a game emulator, and I need to convert them to ISOs. When I try to extract the files with 7-Zip, I'm getting an error message, something along the lines of "unexpected end of data". I have tried: Using 7-Zip to extract 7Z files. I think it was caused by: No idea. Corrupted files, maybe?

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That means that the files are either corrupt and you need to redownload them or that you need to download a couple more files for the full archive. 7-Zip splits files into smaller parts when compressing the files by naming them *.7z.001, *.7z.002, etc. You might not have downloaded one of those.

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How to I get PPSSPP to work with 7zipper?

I have a Galaxy S6 edge and I can't get the files converted to ISO. I did it once by accident out of frustration, but can't figure out what I did! Hence more frustration. I have tried: Don't know. I think it was caused by: ?

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You can see in this YouTube Tutorial how to set up the PPSSPP for the Samsung Galaxy S6 as well as how to convert ISO files for an Android device.

My game jolt file will not open

I downloaded a file from a site called game jolt. This file is supposed to be a game. However, it has been incredibly difficult to open. I already have 7 zip and I was able to view the file information, but when I click 'extract' nothing happens.

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You have a corrupted version or it is not supported for your version of PPSSPP. Always install from a trusted source when using PPSSPP. Many people convert their files incorrectly and then post them on the internet but they are missing key components.

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