Setting up multiplayer

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Instructions can be found below on how to connect online to other players through PPSSPP. Instructions on how to connect online on PSP and PS Vita will not be provided due to issues with cross play, and most of the community plays on PPSSPP.

Internet-Multi Mode is now defunct, as the online servers for the game were taken offline by SEGA on 2015-09-29. However, it is still possible to play online through peer-to-peer connectivity, through adhoc servers or gaming VPNs. This means that multiplayer games must be arranged in advance, for example through the PSP2i Community Discord.

Before playing multiplayer, it is highly recommended to clear both episodes of Story Mode, as without clearing the story, you will not have access to missions or adequate shop items.

If having any issues, it is recommended to try using PPSSPP version 1.10.3 first. Download links to this version may be found on the installation page. If more assistance is required, please ask at the PSP2i Community Discord for help.

ZeroTier One (Recommended)[edit | edit source]

  • Pros: Easy installation, very quick to setup.
  • Cons: Doesn't work for everybody.
Windows PC

What you need:

  • Zero Tier One - Zero Tier One is a virtual network management program, similar to Hamachi. It allows people to join a network and connect to each other seamlessly without requiring router setups, port forwarding, or other such configurations. We recommend this program currently as it is free and has crossplay with mobile devices running PPSSPP.
  1. Install Zero Tier One on your system.
  2. The program will be in the system tray in the bottom right; right click it and click Open Control Panel.
  3. In the window that comes up, enter the string b6079f73c6cd58c5 in the bottom box and click Join Network.
  4. You should now see the PSP2i network come up -- click it and you will see a lot of extra information, including Managed IPs.

Now that you are connected to the PSP2i network, you will need to do some setup in PPSSPP:

  1. In PPSSPP, click Game settingsMore settingsNetworking.
  2. Change your settings on the page to the following:
Enable networking/WLAN: On
Change MAC Address: Make sure to click this at least once to get a random MAC Address. This only has to be done if it has never been done before.
Enable built-in PRO ad hoc server: On

You are now fully setup to play multiplayer with other players! When going to play with other players, follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that you are connected to ZeroTier One.
  2. Decide who will host the game.
  3. In PPSSPP networking settings, all players must set Change PRO ad hoc server IP address to the Zero Tier Managed IP of the host (without the /16).
  4. Make sure that all players are using the same port offset as well; 1100 is recommended for compatibility with mobile devices.
  5. Restart PPSSPP to make sure the settings change.
  6. In-game, go to Multi Mode and form/join party as necessary, and you should all be good to go!
Android

What you need:

  • Zero Tier One - Zero Tier One is a virtual network management program, similar to Hamachi. It allows people to join a network and connect to each other seamlessly without requiring router setups, port forwarding, or other such configurations. We recommend this program currently as it is free and has crossplay with mobile devices running PPSSPP.
  1. Install the ZeroTierOne.apk on your system.
  2. Open the app and tap the + icon in the top right.
  3. In the screen that comes up, enter the string b6079f73c6cd58c5 under Network ID and tap Add Network.
  4. You should now see the PSP2i network come up -- tap it and you will see a lot of extra information, including Managed IPs.

Now that you are connected to the PSP2i network, you will need to do some setup in PPSSPP:

  1. In PPSSPP, tap Settings on the home screen → Networking.
  2. Change your settings on the page to the following:
Enable networking/WLAN: On
Change MAC Address: Make sure to tap this at least once to get a random MAC Address. This only has to be done if it has never been done before.
Enable built-in PRO ad hoc server: On

You are now fully setup to play multiplayer with other players! When going to play with other players, follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that you are connected to ZeroTier One - this is signified by the network being turned on in the app and a key icon at the top of your phone's screen.
  2. Decide who will host the game.
  3. In PPSSPP networking settings, all players must set Change PRO ad hoc server IP address to the Zero Tier Managed IP of the host (without the /16).
  4. Make sure that all players are using the same port offset as well; 1100 is recommended for compatibility with mobile devices.
  5. Restart PPSSPP to make sure the settings change.
  6. In-game, go to Multi Mode and form/join party as necessary, and you should all be good to go!

HunsterVerse[edit | edit source]

  • Pros: Uses a static IP for the server, no need to change every game. Tends to have the most success.
  • Cons: Lengthy setup, requires signing up with e-mail address, must join a Discord server and can have significant latency issues.
Windows PC

If you are already signed up for HunsterVerse for Monster Hunter Portable, your current setup can be used for PSP2i.

What you need:

  1. Sign up for HunsterVerse here. You should receive an e-mail with a 12 character code.
  2. Join the HunsterVerse Discord here.
  3. Go to the #welcome channel and follow the instructions shown to be able to see the rest of the Discord channels.
  4. Go to the #bot-command channel and type !activate CODE, where CODE is the 12 character code you received to your e-mail address. If successful, you should now receive an OpenVPN certificate file to your e-mail address.
  5. Install OpenVPN, and make sure to also install the network adapter when it asks.
  6. After installation, open the program OpenVPNGUI.
  7. In the system tray in the bottom right, there will be a monitor icon with a lock. Right-click this and click import file, then choose the certificate file you received earlier.
  8. A new icon should have appeared in the bottom right. Right click this and click connect to connect to HunsterVerse. The icon should turn green to signify a successful connection.

It may be necessary to allow PPSSPP and OpenVPN through your firewall if you run into any issues here.

Now that you are connected to HunsterVerse, you will need to do some setup in PPSSPP:

  1. In PPSSPP, click Game settingsMore settingsSystemChange nickname and change your nickname to your HunsterVerse username. This is required to connect.
  2. Click Game settingsMore settingsNetworking.
  3. Change your settings on the page to the following:
Enable networking/WLAN: On
Change MAC Address: Make sure to click this at least once to get a random MAC Address. This only has to be done if it has never been done before.
Enable built-in PRO ad hoc server: Off
Change PRO ad hoc server IP address: 10.42.0.1 (if this ever stops working, go to #bot-command on the HunsterVerse Discord and type !ip to get the new address)

You are now fully setup to play multiplayer with other players! When going to play with other players, follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that all players are using the same port offset in networking settings; 1100 is recommended for compatibility with mobile devices.
  2. In-game, go to Multi Mode and form/join party as necessary, and you should all be good to go!
Android

If you are already signed up for HunsterVerse for Monster Hunter Portable, your current setup can be used for PSP2i.

What you need:

  1. Sign up for HunsterVerse here. You should receive an e-mail with a 12 character code.
  2. Join the HunsterVerse Discord here.
  3. Go to the #welcome channel and follow the instructions shown to be able to see the rest of the Discord channels.
  4. Go to the #bot-command channel and type !activate CODE, where CODE is the 12 character code you received to your e-mail address. If successful, you should now receive an OpenVPN certificate file to your e-mail address.
  5. Install OpenVPN.
  6. After installation, open the app OpenVPNGUI.
  7. Tap on the three dots, choose Import and choose Import profile from SD Card, browse for your certificate you received earlier, and tap Accept.
  8. Choose Connect.

Now that you are connected to HunsterVerse, you will need to do some setup in PPSSPP:

  1. In PPSSPP, tap Settings on the home screen → SystemChange nickname and change your nickname to your HunsterVerse username. This is required to connect.
  2. Tap Settings on the home screen → Networking.
  3. Change your settings on the page to the following:
Enable networking/WLAN: On
Change MAC Address: Make sure to tap this at least once to get a random MAC Address. This only has to be done if it has never been done before.
Enable built-in PRO ad hoc server: Off
Change PRO ad hoc server IP address: 10.42.0.1 (if this ever stops working, go to #bot-command on the HunsterVerse Discord and type !ip to get the new address)

You are now fully setup to play multiplayer with other players! When going to play with other players, follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that all players are using the same port offset in networking settings; 1100 is recommended for compatibility with mobile devices.
  2. In-game, go to Multi Mode and form/join party as necessary, and you should all be good to go!

socom.cc[edit | edit source]

  • Pros: Requires no installations, extremely quick setup.
  • Cons: Requires WiFi/Ethernet connection, does not work over mobile connections, and router must have UPnP enabled or DMZ.
Windows PC
  1. In PPSSPP, click Game settingsMore settingsNetworking.
  2. Set Change PRO ad hoc server IP address to socom.cc.
  3. Tick Enable UPnP (need a few seconds to detect).
  4. Untick Forced first connect (faster connect).

You are now fully setup to play multiplayer with other players! When going to play with other players, follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that all players are using the same port offset in networking settings; 1100 is recommended for compatibility with mobile devices.
  2. In-game, go to Multi Mode and form/join party as necessary, and you should all be good to go!
Android
  1. In PPSSPP, tap Settings on the home screen → Networking.
  2. Set Change PRO ad hoc server IP address to socom.cc.
  3. Tick Enable UPnP (need a few seconds to detect).
  4. Untick Forced first connect (faster connect).

You are now fully setup to play multiplayer with other players! When going to play with other players, follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that all players are using the same port offset in networking settings; 1100 is recommended for compatibility with mobile devices.
  2. In-game, go to Multi Mode and form/join party as necessary, and you should all be good to go!