(C) 2008-2009 Akop Karapetyan

© 2008 Flavor
© 2006 Judge_

RACE! PSP is a continuation of the PSP port of the RACE! emulator by Flavor. It emulates the same system as NeoPop PSP, but is significantly faster

Table of Contents

  1. New Features
  2. Installation
  3. Controls
  4. BIOS ROM Support
  5. Flash Memory
  6. Rewinding
  7. Compiling
  8. Version History
  9. Thanks
  10. Credits
  11. Support

New Features

Version 2.16 (April 04 2009)


Unzip into /PSP/GAME/ folder on the memory stick.

Game ROM’s may reside anywhere (the GAMES subdirectory is recommended, but not necessary). ROM files can also be loaded from ZIP files.


The emulator currently comes with the following default key mappings:

During emulation:

Analog stick Directional pad up/down/left/right
Directional pad Directional pad up/down/left/right
[ ] (square) Button A
O (circle) Button B
Select Option
[L] +® Return to the emulator menu

By default, button configuration changes are not retained after button mapping is modified. To save changes, press X (cross) after desired mapping is configured. To load the default (“factory”) mapping press ^ (triangle).

BIOS ROM Support

To have RACE! PSP use an actual BIOS ROM, place the ROM file in the same directory as EBOOT.PBP, under the name NPBIOS.BIN. Note that RACE! PSP has not been thoroughly tested with the real BIOS ROM, and may not work correctly – for example, the Test Mode button does not work correctly in Card Fighters’ Clash.

Flash Memory

Flash memory is saved to memory stick when the game is reset, a new game is launched, or at program exit.


Starting with version 2.16, RACE! PSP includes the Time Rewind feature: map ‘Special: Rewind’ to any PSP button in the Controls menu to enable it. Press the Rewind button to rewind emulation (approximately 18 seconds of recent gameplay are recorded).

Enabling this feature may result in slight performance degradation, so if you don’t plan to use it, don’t leave it enabled.


Emulator’s source code is only available via a Subversion (SVN) repository. To check out a particular version, run

svn co

where version is the release version (for example, 2.0). Note that for this to work, you need to have Subversion installed.

To compile the emulator, you will need zlib (svn://) and libpng (svn://).

Version History

2.15 (October 14 2008)

2.1 (September 21 2008)

2.0 (September 10 2008)


Special thanks to wraggster for helping me track down Flavor’s contact information


Flavor original PSP port, optimizations
Thor GP2X port, optimizations
Judge_ The emulator is based on MHE emulator by Judge_