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PSP the system that just keeps giving.

Post by will2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:19 am

Thanks to the wonderful people at Sony - there is a gapping hole in 3.02 PSP firmware.

Released on Christmas day some enterprising young fellow (Dark Alex?) released a modified version of the PSP firmware that allows anyone, PS3 owner or not, to convert PS1 disc images (ISOs) and play them on a PSP. At full speed. Compatibility seems pretty high too.

That means Ridge Racer Type 4. Tekken 3. Gulp - Enihander...

Plus all the other PSP firmware 3.02 features seem to work too.

(Find it at your usual PSP emu haunts!)

Conspiracy or sloppy coding?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:21 pm

I was looking at this yesterday. My main worry was that I wouldn't be able to escape from it again, but there's a 'restore' path back down to firmware 1.5 with it as well. This release covers so many bases.

Any idea if it can be installed on later firmware systems, or does it only work with early ones? Just wondered if anyone comes to me with an existing 3.x if I can overwrite it with this one. Iso want that to be the case.
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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:50 pm

Nope. you need something without a TA-082 mb, which a new PSP would probably have.

That said, you can use anything 2.71 or below with the right mobo.

I'm loving this firmware. Ridge Racer 1 on PSX is a whole 5.7MB of my memstick.
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Post by pottyboy » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:14 pm

brilliant!

Sorry if this is stupid but can I upgrade to this modified 3.2 from 2.81, and is it really that safe?

Just being curious. I don't wanna brick my PSP! :(
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:51 pm

pottyboy wrote:brilliant!

Sorry if this is stupid but can I upgrade to this modified 3.2 from 2.81, and is it really that safe?

Just being curious. I don't wanna brick my PSP! :(

Same question from me.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:12 pm

Yes, you can. 2.81 has a clear upgrade/downgrade path, so you can do what you like.

Not sure if you'd need to downgrade first before applying the new upgrade or not. I think you can do it like a regular upgrade though. I've not gone into much detail with the install and there are custom installers around that pretty much take care of the donkey work from Windows for a lot of these things. I've heard a couple of reports of bricked PSPs, but those were from people already using custom firmware - this is why I think the downgrade path is useful. If there's another custom firmware comes out, I can then do it from a known stable firmware and not the old custom one.
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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:32 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Yes, you can. 2.81 has a clear upgrade/downgrade path, so you can do what you like.
Sure? I thought that was 2.71.

But yes, I do believe you'll have to go down to 1.5, simply to be able to run the installer in the first place.
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Post by will2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:07 pm

Yeah Dudley is right - I went from 2.71 to 1.5 to 3.02 (with a three month gap between 1.5 and 3.02!)

GT works fine for me so far, as does Tekken 3 and Tekken 2. I need to dig out my Vagrant story disk to have a look at the manual - (incase it needs the extra shoulder buttons!)

FFVII might while away those long boring train journeys too! The only thing wearing me down is the 1.1 USB in my 'emu laptop' that takes a while to transfer things back and forth to my PSP!

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Post by Frank Chickens » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:27 pm

I've downgraded without problems before and it's a painless process. The PSP is a great platform for emulation, shame it's not up to much when it comes to commercial games.
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Post by MikeHaggar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:13 pm

L2 and R2 is mapped to the thumbstick. Press the home button to see/change controls and resolution in the emulator.

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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:34 pm

For reference I've run Ridge Racer, Bubble Bobble and Castlevania.
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Post by MikeHaggar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:36 pm

I've run Broken Sword, Theme Hospital and Discworld Noir.

Hmm... Time to buy a bigger Mem Stick I guess...

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:14 pm

Dudley wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:Yes, you can. 2.81 has a clear upgrade/downgrade path, so you can do what you like.
Sure? I thought that was 2.71.

But yes, I do believe you'll have to go down to 1.5, simply to be able to run the installer in the first place.
Dudley,I would have assumed you'd have a GPX2 or similar
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Post by Dudley » Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:16 am

I've had a PSP since launch, I don't see what spening the money on the GP2x (which launched later) would give me over what I have already.

that and of course early GP2xs were a nightmare of broken firmware and shitty control pads.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:06 am

Much better stick though.
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