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Introduction to POPStarter rev13 – Official documentation

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Disclaimer :

POPStarter is a launcher which lets you play your PS1 games in combination with $ony’s PS1 emulator for PS2 (known as “POPS” or “SLBB-00001”). Unlike the previous POPStarter versions and the proofs of concept, POPStarter r13 does NOT contain the emulator itself or libraries that belong to $ony. It is safe to publish in forums/sites that don’t tolerate warez stuff, as long as it’s not repacked with the decrypted emulator files or things like a PS BIOS.

POPStarter is available for free download. If you spent an outrageous amount of money in ordering a HDD that contains preinstalled games and POPStarter, YOU HAVE BEEN ROBBED. Never purchase a physical copy of POPStarter when the “seller” wants more $$$ than the media price and the shipping fees.

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Download :

- Code cleanup
- USBD and USBHDFSD drivers reverted to builds from WIP 02
Since the drivers from prototype 2 reduced performances in BOTH POPStarter and POPS.
- Bugfixed : POPStarter wasn't loading MODULE_#.IRX.
Massive thanks to ShaolinAssassin for helping me to find what was broken.
- POPStarter now accepts PS2CD and PS2CDDA disc types.
In other words, you can now perform the disc swap trick with a pressed PS2 CDROM, in uLE or Swap Magic for example.
Your original disc (PS1/PS2) track 1 (data track) must have an equal or bigger TOC than the track 1 of your backup.
- Automated $COMPATIBILITY_0x05 for Resident Evil SLES-00200/SLES-00227/SLES-00228 as requested.

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Official Thread :

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Official Compatibility Lists :

Device Compatibility list The form for submitting reports
Internal HDD here here
USB Device here here
SMB here here

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Features :

  • PSX DVR support
  • CD, HDD, USB & SMB support
  • CDDA tracks support
  • VMC support
  • In-Game-Reset support
  • In-Game Hotkeys
  • Embedded cheat engine
  • Automatic PAL patcher for PAL games
  • 480p support (NOT reliable ATM)
  • GTE widescreen hack
  • Multi-disc support
  • Analog and vibration support

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Quickstart guides (updated ~ 2017/10/27) :

Since this documentation is growing – a lot – as POPStarter is developped, I felt that new users could be over either too bored to read the whole documentation or overwhelmed by too much informations at the same time. So I wrote 3 quickstart guides, whose explain how to set-up POPStarter quickly.

These packs include now Rev 13 RIP 06 as POPStarter version.

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Announcement :

POPStarter project is officially abandonned by krHACKen. Last build – Rev 13 RIP 06 – was released on 2017/10/20. POPStarter src code is unreleased. Some stuff you need to know about it here.
Thanks anyone who contributed, supported and helped this project.

~shaolinassassin, 2017/10/27

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