Hi all. I posted this to the Audyssey list before, as the forum was acting weird for me. So now, I get to post it all over again here, for your enjoyment, and hopefully people can gain even more pleasure from their PSP games. So, here we go.
For this, you'll need 3 basic things. No translate addon, clip to sapi, or any other obscure software required! All you'll need is PPSSPP, from ppsspp.org, a game which supports multiplayer, such as Soul Calibur, Broken Destiny, my favorite, Mortal Kombat, Unchained, Tekkon, Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi Tagteam or the Shen Budokai games, and I'm sure BlazBlue has multiplayer stuff too, both Calamity Trigger and the other one I can't remember now. And lastly, an Internet connection, which you might already have if you're reading this on the web. So, for veteran PPSSPP users, follow these steps, new users, launch PPSSPP for the first time, give it a good 20 seconds, and close the program.
Now, everyone, follow along as I guide you down through dangerous directories and all that. In the PPSSPP folder, you'll find a MemStick folder. Go there. Then you'll find a PSP folder. It should be the only folder there, so enter that too. Then, go to system. There, open the ppsspp.ini file.
Now, in this world where true and false, 0 and 1 can be changed with a single edit, tread carefully. This world doesn't take mistakes lightly. But, with my guidance, you shouldn't break things, too badly.
Now, in the ppsspp.ini notepad window, press control+F and search for "network," without the quotes of course. There, change wlan to true, if it isn't already, by replacing the False on that line with True. Then, change the adhock server to False, as it'll only get in your way, and one less process is one less thing to worry about and hog resources. Now, comes the fun part!
In the "system" section, not far down from network, is a line about a pro adhock server. This is the server you'll be playing on with other people, blind and sighted... Well, blind, if y'all come aboard the server. The line will have "localhost" in it now, because it knows no other server to connect to. So, change this line to read:
proAdhocServer = coldbird.net
coldbird.net is the server we'll be using, simply because it seems to be the most popular, and I know of no other. Besides that, it works.
There's one more thing I must mention, and it is that if you want to see what game are active on the server, go to pro.coldbird.net. Here, you'll see the list of games, a forum, a Discord server, which I don't know if the client is accessible, and other stuff about the server. The list of games will have numbers beside them, showing how many people are playing them and connected to the server.
I'm not sure how we'll arange stuff like tournaments, times for playing games and all, perhaps a Skype group or Facebook Messenger group or something, or posts to this forum, although I don't read the forums much, unless I get an email about a forum topic, so we'll have to settle on something for gathering to game online and all.
Okay, now I must stress, for those who haven't done the steps here yet, that setting this up takes less time to do than it does to read, and much less time than it does to write all this. I hope this is useful to someone, and I can't wait to try Soul Calibur's multiplayer mode with other people!