The battle between the game console companies and the emulator pages has made many users lean towards certain platforms due to the shortage of game roms for it.
One of the emulators that we can find for any GNU / Linux distribution it is PPSSPP that will allow us to play PSP games on our computer. We have to say that the problem lies in the roms of the games, many of which are illegal, but both the emulators and their use (of the emulator) are totally legal. In this case we will see how to install the latest version of the PPSSPP emulator on any Gnu / Linux distribution.The development of PPSSPP is very active and this has led to a new version being available every so often. Unfortunately, we do not have these versions in the official distributions repositories, unless they are rolling releases. This can be solved in a simple way, thanks in large part to universal packaging.
In this case we have to choose flatpak parcel, a package that is not enabled in all distributions, to install or enable it we have to follow this guide. Once we have the possibility to install flatpak packages, then we have to execute the following code in a terminal:
flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.ppsspp.PPSSPP.flatpakref
If we already have an old version of PPSSPP, then we have to use the following command:
flatpak --user update org.ppsspp.PPSSPP
Once we have installed the emulator in this way, the application icon will appear in the application menu of the distribution, in case it does not appear in the menu, we can run the emulator with the following command:
flatpak run org.ppsspp.PPSSPP
We must emphasize that this will install the PSP emulator but it will not come with PSP games, in order to play we will need the roms or backup copies of the PSP games.