|Posted by xbmchelper on August 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM|
Using OUYAFREE-PSX Game ROM Buddy you can now play every PS1 game ever made absolutely free using PSX Game ROM Buddy and two emulators:
1. Retro Arch (all-in-one emulator)
2. FPse for OUYA (PS1 emulator)
3. OUYAFREE-PSX Game ROM Buddy
HOW TO SETUP AND USE PSX ROM BUDDY APP AS WELL AS THE EMULATORS THAT WILL EMULATE THE PSX GAMES
STEP 1. Turn on OUYA and head on over to the DISCOVER store for OUYA.
STEP 2. Locate the 'GENRES' folder inside DISCOVER and locate and open 'RETRO' sub-folder. Here you will find two apps you must download and install.
STEP 3. Locate, download and install two emulator apps for OUYA: locate 'FPse for OUYA' emulator and download and install it.
Then locate 'RETRO ARCH' and download it.
STEP 4. Go back to OUYA main menu and open MAKE tab. Go to your browser (we recommend Firefox browser for OUYA) and head on over to our website: http://ouyafree.webs.com/play and locate the app PSX Game ROM Buddy (GRB) app for OUYA and click download. Using Firefox browser makes it easy to download and install all your apps.
On OUYAFREE website you'll find both ROM Buddy apps. The first on is for all games from Atari to N64. Then PSX ROM Buddy is for PlayStation. Click and Download PSX ROM Buddy.
STEP 5. Once you’re done downloading PSX ROM Buddy app it should automatically pop up with install request. If you are using OUYA stock browser you will need to locate the downloaded fie inside the MANAGE settings section under STORAGE. Open storage and click on downloads. Find the PSX app and click on it to install.
STEP 6. VERY IMPORTANT STEP... Playstation (PSX) Bios...
Go back to our website and under the OUYAFREE website PLAY tab you must download the BIOS for your region. There are 3 choices: USA, JAPAN, and EUROPE. Choose the one for you. BIOS is the key for PSX ROMs to run with the emulators. Unlike the regular OUYAFREE Game ROM Buddy (which has all other gaming system ROMs) does not need a BIOS.bin file extension added, but for PSX ROMs to run on OUYA the BIOS extension must be added.
Playstation Emulators, such as FPse and PSX4Droid, require you to have a Playstation BIOS to operate. You can think of Playstation BIOS as a set of instructions to jump start the Playstation Emulator. Without it, you will not be able to play the games or ROMs in our case.
What you need to do is download the Playstation BIOS, unZIP it, and then place in the same folder as the ROMs. Afterwards, load it into the emulator just like you would open a ROM. When completed, you will be able to select a ROM and play.
*You only need 1 of the 3 Playstation BIOS Files listed, the one that works best with FPse Android Emulator is SCPH1001. Pick SCHPH1001 unless you know which one you need.
SCPH1001 - USA [download]
SCPH1000 - Japan [download]
SCPH7003 - Europe [download]
STEP 7. To install the BIOS (if using Firefox browser) once file is downloaded, (takes few seconds its only 400kb) it should ask to install or open. If you have any of the ROM Buddy apps installed it should present an option to choose it to unzip the BIOS file. Choose Rom Buddy to unzip. Once you click it and choose to unzip it will unzip inside ROM Buddy quickly. Close all and head to the PLAY tab on your OUYA.
ROM Buddy PSX will unZIP and add the BIOS to the PSX folder.
STEP 8. Start by opening the FPse emulator and choose BIOS option.
Locate the SCPH file you downloaded and click on the file to be added to the emulator.
Once you click on the SCPH file inside BIOS of FPse emulator you'll see a quick pop up screen but it will close right away. It might look like this...
Don't worry this is normal. FPse emulator doesn't seem to play the PSX ROMs but I found it useful for installing the BIOS.
STEP 9. Now open MAKE and click on the PSX Game ROM Buddy app and find the game you want to download and play. (REMEMBER, PSX games are bigger than the other GRB games found in the other GRM for all other games. Since OUYA doesn't have a notification bar to see the progress of the downloaded ROM, we suggest waiting about 3-5 minutes (depending on your Internet speed) before locating the file inside the Retro Arch emulator.
ATTENTION: DOWNLOAD ONE GAME AT A TIME AND DO NOT CLOSE PSX ROM BUDDY. SO A RULE OF THUMB IS TO CLICK ON GAME AND DOWNLOAD, THEN WAIT 5 MINUTES TILL YOU'RE SURE IT HAS FINISHED.
Start by typing the name of the game you want or...
Click 'A' button on OUYA controller and exit the keyboard. Now scroll and search the games A thru Z.
In this example I am searching for Mortal Kombat
Select the game you want and then click on download:
THEN GO TO PLAY AND USE FILEPWN FILE MANAGER TO LOCATE ROMs. YOU MUST OPEN THE ROMs BACK IN PSX ROM BUDDY TO EXTRACT FILE.BIN FROM THE GAME.ZIP. THIS CAN TAKE UPTO 5 MINUTES TO EXTRACT THE ENTIRE FILE TO BIN FORMAT.
IF YOU DONT HAVE FILEPWN INSTALLED ON OUYA, IT IS INSIDE DISCOVER STORE IN OUYA. LOOK FOR GENRES AND THERE YOU'LL FIND AN OUYA "APPS" FOLDER WITH OUYA COMPATIBLE APPS
STEP 10. All ROMs will always be found in the ROMs folder. Depending on the system there will be a folder for each system. For example if you download PSX ROMs they will appear in ROMs\\ PSX. If you've downloaded a game for let's say Nintendo (NES) when opening the emulator to find the ROM, scroll down until you see the ROMs folder and click open to choose system folder.
STEP 11. Go to PLAY tab and select Retro Arch emulator
Main Menu of Retro Arch Options: Select Load Game.
Inside Retro Arch emulator you'll find all the different emulators for every game console. Select PCSX-PlayStation1 emulator.
Scroll down to the bottom to find the ROMs folder
Inside ROMs folder you'll find the different game ROM folders that you've downloaded, we are looking for PSX.
Select the game (I downloaded Mortal Kombat)
The game will now load inside Retro Arch
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To start playing every PlayStation1 game ever made you must download 4 things to your OUYA.
1. Retro Arch all-in-one emulator (ouya discover store)
2. FPse emulator (ouya discover store)
3. PSX Game ROM Buddy
4. PSX BIOS SCPH####-(YOUR REGION)
Install ROM Buddy before BIOS. Use rom buddy to extract (unZIP) the BIOS file on the OUYA. Then open FPse and add BIOS under the bios tab in FPse. Then go to PSX ROM Buddy and find a game you want. Download the game. (Wait 2-5 minutes per game before locating the ps1 ROM) Locate the game ROM with Retro Arch emulator. Open the play station emulator (retro arch has emulator for all gaming systems so pick the right one) once you choose the game it may take up to a minute for it to load, so in that time your screen may go black while it loads. Need more help? Visit us on Facebook to like our page and get responses to all your questions in real time.