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#1 Mateui

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:26 PM

Recently major steps have been taken regarding homebrew on the PSP.

In the past, PSP users cursed with a TA-082 motherboard (such as myself) were unable to downgrade their PSPs (to version 1.5) in order to enjoy homebrew and emulation. If they tried, their PSP would have been bricked. Sony was trying to prevent the emulation scene from flourishing, and for the most part it was working in this regard. There was a limited way to get homebrew working, but it involved using software to emulate the 1.5 firmware. That worked, but generally things ran slowly. Well, that is the past now.

Every TA-082 PSP that is 2.71 or lower can now effectively downgrade to 1.5 without bricking. Once at 1.5, homebrew can be run flawlessly.

But that's not all. From 1.5, PSP users can upgrade to version 3.02 OE-A, and then to 3.02 OE-B. What's the point of all this? Using this new custom firmware, EVERY PSX game can be played right on the PSP. (With few exceptions. At the moment, games with multiple discs that do not allow saving right before a disc change cannot be played in their entirety.) Sony is offering the download of PSX games to be played on the PSP, but one requires a PS3 in order to do so. With this new firmware, people can rip their own PSX games, and do not need to even own a PS3. Once again, Sony has been foiled.

Here's a youtube video of a PSP with FFVII. As you can notice, it runs at the right speed with no slowdown.
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So, with these recent breakthroughs, how do you think Sony will react? They've been resisting homebrew and emulation at every turn, but someone always manages to breakthrough the roadblocks they put up to stop it. Should they just give up or keep fighting? How does this affect them financially? Will they lose more profits, or gain with an increase of purchases of PSP units? Does the ability to play your favourite Playstation games on the go make you want to buy a PSP if you don't already have one?

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#2 Jester

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:32 PM

Links? Unless the sites hold roms or other actual illegal shit, links would be allowed and very welcomed in this topic :D.

#3 Mateui

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:37 PM

Links? Unless the sites hold roms or other actual illegal shit, links would be allowed and very welcomed in this topic :D.


Right away! As far as I know, the following website doesn't hold roms, but simply reports on the latest PSP news.

Here's the information and procedure for downgrading TA-082 PSPs version 2.71 down to 1.5: http://pspupdates.qj...pg/49/aid/77460

Here's the info and procedure for upgrading to 3.02 OE-A:
http://pspupdates.qj...pg/49/aid/76935

And finally, to go to 3.02 OE-B. (You need to have 3.02 OE-A BEFORE updating to OE-B)
http://pspupdates.qj...pg/49/aid/77278

Enjoy.

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#4 The Riddler

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:42 PM

This has definitely sparked my interest in a PSP, but at the same time I have about 7 games for the PSX i'd play. So, although this is pretty cool, I still won't get one.

#5 Dyne

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:45 PM

holy shit. YES YES YES. I'm going to do this right now I think. :D
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#6 helter skelter

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:50 PM

Hmmm.

If I had money to waste, I would be all over the PSP emulation scene :(

#7 Mateui

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:51 PM

Here's another helpful walkthrough once you're at 1.5 going to 3.02 OE-A. It's a little more user friendly than the one I posted above.

http://boardsus.play...scending&page=1

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:01 PM

And a big hardy FUCK YOU goes to shadowtext.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:23 PM

Holy shit...so there's no slowdown or anything?  My PSP's already downgraded (hooray SNES), so I guess I'd just have to upgrade to this new one and find the instructions for PSX games.

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#10 dark_crystalis

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:28 PM

I think I'll be buying a frickin' memory disk just because of this. How much does 2 gigs cost now?

#11 Niitaka

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:31 PM

Yes, the hack takes a game that Sony released via the PS3-PSP service and replaces the data with any PS1 iso you like. (Pretty much a fuck you to Sony for practically developing a ps1 emulator.)

It's amazing.

#12 Mateui

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:37 PM

I just upgraded my TA-082 downgraded 1.5 firmware PSP to 3.02 OE-B. It's amazing. Emulation still works flawlessly on my SNES and Genesis games. I'm going to see if I can find any PSX games that can fit on a 512mb memory stick. If not, then I'll just have to invest in a larger one.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:44 PM

Does FF7-8 Work on it? I've never had a chance to play those 2.
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#14 Melee Master

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:48 PM

Wow, I actually am considering buying a PSP now.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:50 PM

Does FF7-8 Work on it? I've never had a chance to play those 2.


You could READ the topic because the first post has a video of FF7 playing and also says EVERY PSX GAME.
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#16 Damug

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:22 PM

It's suprising how much effort Sony ACTUALLY goes through to resist this, and I find it futile. People still get through and they will still lose profits in the long run. Releasing a said patch to prevent this would prove ineffective because it requires you to either get it yourself, or you could effortlessly cancel it. Sony better step up its game or otherwise just let it go.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:31 PM

well, I just got it to work. so far, it's excellent. everything is smooth, sound is good, etc. I love the people who put the time and effort in to figure out these things. Thanks for the news, Mateui!
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#18 Damug

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:35 PM

What games did you get for it? And how long in estimate did it take to setup?

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:39 PM

Right now I've got MegaMan Legends 2 in it. : ) I'd say it took like 45 minutes to an hour or so to set up. But it wasn't very hard. :P
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 06:12 PM

I just upgraded my TA-082 downgraded 1.5 firmware PSP to 3.02 OE-B. It's amazing. Emulation still works flawlessly on my SNES and Genesis games. I'm going to see if I can find any PSX games that can fit on a 512mb memory stick. If not, then I'll just have to invest in a larger one.

You can get a few ISOs that have huge resources like FMVs and CDA tracks removed, which drastically reduces their size. I had a Ridge Racer ISO that was like 1.8mb iirc.

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