Yoshihiro (yes, that Yoshihiro) has release the first Beta of his Playstation One emulator. Though it’s far from playable in most games, it’s rendering the graphics pretty well and some 2D games have been reported to be at an almost playable rate.
You can grab the emulator from PSP Spot, however, you’ll have to search for the Playstation One’s firmware SCH1001 somewhere else since it’s illegal to host it. (But if you Google a little I’m sure that you’ll find something in some obscure site/ftp)
You can use the ROMs in BIN or ISO format and here’s where you need to place them, and the bios:
BIOS – ms0:/PSP/GAME/__SCE__psxp/bios
ROMS – ms0:/PSP/GAME/__SCE__psxp/rom
Well, actually folks… it seems that Yoshihiro has yet again created another PSP scene soap opera… and people have started to comment that this is nothing more than a recompilation of PacManFan’s original PS1 emulator which was on the works a few months ago. Here’s a quote from him:
“I did pass the torch, However, Yoshi[hi]ro said he would at least mention me, and he didn’t. I hate to be an a$$ about it, but Yoshi[hi]ro has been claiming that he coded this thing himself. The only change he’s made so far has been to the game selection screen.”
If Yoshihiro had never done any bad deeds in the past, I’d say this is probably a misunderstanding. However, knowing what I do know, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was just a publicity stunt in order to get more donations from various fans. I guess we’ll just have to wait to see what the future will bring.