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Game Boy handheld
Game Boy handheld

gpSP (game play SP) is a Game Boy Advance emulator, made by Exophase, for use with the Sony PlayStation Portable and GP2X video game systems. There have been ports to iPod the iOS, Maemo, Symbian and many others.

The PSP version runs most commercial games at full speed, however some still have problems from minor or severe glitches, while others are very slow. The GP2X version is similar to the PSP one, but typically slower. Unlike VisualBoyAdvance, which high-level emulates the GBA BIOS, gpSP requires a GBA BIOS file in order to operate. Due to copyright reasons, this BIOS cannot be included with the emulator by Exophase, and users must dump it on their own using a Game Boy Advance flash cartridge. Some games do not need the BIOS file to play, however most do.

To date, gpSP has proven to be the most efficient, compatible and widely used of all GBA emulators for the PSP, GP2X.

Exophase has stopped working on the PSP version of GpSP, in favor of the GP2X and Pandora versions of gpSP. Future versions of gpSP will be closed source due to the constant third-party re-release of gpSP against Exophase's wishes.

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You must first go to the thread on and

download latest version pack ( links at the end ). With extras-devel enabled, type.:

apt-get update
apt-get install libsdl-haa1.2-dev

Assuming you got the package from the thread, and has already the MaemogpSP folder in MyDocs, for a simple and painless installation, a sh file was made for now, until the deb is released. Go grab it ( in the links at the end ), put it in MyDocs folder and type.:

chmod 777 /home/user/MyDocs/

Close xterminal, and open it again, then type.:

sh /home/user/MyDocs/./
And that should install gpSP on your device

How to run

There are several ways to run the gpSP.

  • The first one is running it from terminal, non-root.:
cd /home/user/gpSP/

Make a widget on your N900 desktop, edit it, and in the " edit cmd " tab on your right, input the following code .:


Put the title you wish. Also, you can put an icon for it, see the Queen BeeCon Widget page for more info.

Key configuration

To configure the keys, one should edit the conf.gpsp, localised on the gpSP game folder. The keys examples are on the file conf_ps.gpsp. Ascii codes table for you to know which numbers the keys are refered to.

For example, if you wish to make the "a" button on your keyboard avaible for the game, you will see in the list, that "a" lowercase is 97. Then, write 97 on place of the key you wish. It is important to note that it must be the lowercase code. You might use any text editor you wish, such as leafpad.


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