How to Put Snes Emulator Games on My PSP
By Nick Grimes
Updated September 22, 2017
Items you will need
Computer with Internet access
Sony PSP running firmware version 1.50
USB cable for PSP
The Sony PSP is the portable member of Sony's PlayStation family of video game consoles. The system allows players to play 3D video games as well as browse and play video, music and picture files. But the PSP can also be used as a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. Downloaded emulation software and game ROM files can be added to the PSN's memory, turning the machine into a portable SNES.
Download "SNES9xTYL" from the site in the "Resources" section of this article and save to your desktop. Double-click to unzip.
Open the unzipped folder and right-click the directory "s9xTYLmecm." Select "Copy."
Connect your PSP to the USB port of your computer and turn the system on. Navigate to the "System" tab of the menu and choose "USB Connection."
Open your PSP's root directory in "Finder" or "My Computer." It will be called "PSP," "Memory Stick" or "External Drive."
Open the "PSP" folder, then double-click the directory "Game."
Right-click and select "Paste" to add your SNES emulator to the PSP's memory. Double-click on the directory "s9xTYLmecm" to enter it.
Add ROM files for the SNES to the "s9xTYLmecm" directory. If you do not have any ROM files on your computer, these can be downloaded from the site in the "Resources" section.
Eject and remove your PSP and disconnect the USB cable. Reset the console and select "SNES9xTYL" from the system's "Game" menu to launch the emulator.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) imposes legal protections on some SNES games, making it illegal to download or run the ROM file if you do not own the original game cartridge. Only download game ROMs from sites that you know to be compliant with ESA protection. To find out whether a site is ESA-compliant, visit the site's "Policy" or "Contact" pages.
- "Help File: SNES9xTYL;" SNES9xTYL Team; Not dated
- "User Manual: Sony PSP;" Sony; Not dated
Nick Grimes was first published in 1998. Since then his work has appeared in the New Zealand Listener, Evening Post, City Voice, Turbine, Flicks.co.nz, and Gamesradar. He has a master's degree in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, New Zealand.