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Lost-Fender
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:01 AM

Since the old topic was locked, I've made a new one for you to post. Sorry if I did anything wrong by making a new thread. And sorry it doesn't look as awesome as the original one. blush.gif

You may post now. wink.gif

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 10:58 AM

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This is the official PSP discussion topic. A little late, I know, but with the introduction of the 2.0 PSP firmware and the impending release of EuroPSP, I figured I'd write a resource topic addressing all of the most commonly asked questions as well as answer questions and provide downloads for the PSP.

Playstation Portable Specs:

Provided by about.com:

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Product Specifications

Product Name: PlayStation Portable (PSP)
Color: Black
Dimensions: Approx. 170 mm (L) x 74 mm (W) x 23 mm (D)
Weight: Approx. 260 g (including battery)
CPU: PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1~333MHz)
Main Memory: 32MB
Embedded DRAM: 4MB
-Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD, 480 x 272 pixel (16.77 million colors), Max. 200 cd/m2 (with brightness control)
Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers
Main Input/Output: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), USB 2.0 (Target), Memory Stickô PRO Duo, IrDA, IR Remote (SIRCS)
Disc Drive: UMD Drive (Playback only)
Profile: PSP Game, UMD Audio, UMD Video
Main Connectors: DC OUT 5V, Terminals for charging built-in battery, Headphone/Microphone/Control connector
Keys/Switches: Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)Analog pad, Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), Left, Right keys START, SELECT, HOME, POWER On/Hold/Off switch, Brightness control, Sound Mode, Volume +/-, Wireless LAN On/Off switch, UMD Eject
Power: Built-in lithium-ion battery, AC adaptor
Access Control: Region Code, Parental Control
Accessories: Stand, Headphone with remote commander, Headphone with remote commander and microphone, External battery pack, Case, Strap


Current games*:
*either available instore or in production

http://www.gamespot.com/psp/allgames.html

The list would f*ck up the topic, so only a link.

Sextacular Sites:

http://www.us.playstation.com/psp.aspx - SCEA PSP site
http://www.pspcrazy.com - Lots of video encoders, amazing tutorials
http://www.psp411.com - Nice PSP site with graphic inlays for the Logitech covers.
http://www.pspupdates.com - PSP resources
http://www.ps2dev.org - Don't let the name fool you.

MEDIA MAP:

Now, here is the soul of the PSP. It doesn't just play games, it plays music, videos, and displays photos.

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This hierarchy map should show you what you should see when you sync up.

Also note: You can create extra folders INSIDE the music folder to organize music, if you so wish.

Wallpapers/Themes
- The screen resolution is 480x272. Any image this size works perfectly as a wallpaper.
- This only works with PSP 2.0 firmware.
- Put all wallpapers in your PHOTOS folder.

Setting a Wallpaper:

1. Place picture of choice into Photos folder.
2. Go to System->Theme Settings.
3. Select Wallpaper>Use.
4. Go to the photo in the browser.
5. Push X to display the image fullscreen.
6. Push TRIANGLE to bring up commands. Top Row, Second Button is "Set as Wallpaper".
7. voila.

If you liked a certain month's theme on the PSP, you can select it from the System>Themes menu. You can also choose to have it rotate every month, like it used to.

SYNCING UP:

This may not be the proper term, but here is how to link your PSP and PC.

1. Acquire a mini-B type USB cable. These are standard for ALL Sony digital cameras and videocams, so if you own any Sony cams, you should have one.
2. Plug the USB cable into the top of the PSP, and connect the other end (the larger end) to your computer's USB port.
3. Navigate to System>USB Connection. Push X.
4. If done correctly, you should hear a noise (if on XP pro) indicating success. Either choose the autoplay feature to open the folder, or go to My Computer>Removable Disk (Windoze should assign a letter).

Enjoi.


CONVERSION:

http://www.pspvideo9.com/

I've used Rapiz, and several other converters, and this is hands-down the best I've used. Not only does it have a plethora of options for audio/videophiles, but it is easy to use and offers a copy utility to automatically move converted files to your PSP. Follow the provided instructions and you're good to go.

-------------Originally posted by Anuj--------------

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:33 AM

Yay, brand new thread!

Anyone here have Fire Team Bravo 2? And the PSP Media Pack? My friend has it and he says it's really good.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:29 AM

Thanks GTA3Freak-2001 for the layout! icon14.gif

Anyone know about the GPS peripheal's release date (and price)? I've been looking forward for it. I'm really wondering how it'll work with MPO.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:06 PM

http://www.engadget....y-goes-on-sale/

Is that what your looking for?

http://www.us.playst...om/mediamanager

My friend bought this recently and he said that I can play/download flash games using it and play them on my PSP and watch videos on YouTube, is this true or is he lying?

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:48 PM Edited by Deuce Deuce, 27 February 2007 - 11:51 PM.

Cool, new topic.
A few weeks ago I downgraded from v3.03 to v1.5 so I could use emulators on my PSP. I'm so glad I did that since I get to play all those old-skool games on my PSP, for free! Even if it means I can't play VCS.

Three questions-
1/ If you patch your v3.03 to HEN (Homebrew Enabled) will it just allow homebrew apps/games or the use of emulators as well? (emulatorname / emulatorname%)
2/ Is there any way I can play VCS on this version without upgrading again? I know there's some UMD disc loaders, but I can't find one for 2.81.
3/ Can I go on internet browsing while using a v1.5 PSP?

Mr.Mister: When I was on v3.03, I enabled flash and everything, and tried to watch a Flash video on YouTube but it wouldn't work, I clicked a link on the page saying to download Flash Player, but it then stated it couldn't find one for the platform I'm using. So, I dunno.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:11 AM

Huh.

Well two days ago I found this video on how to put flash games onto your PSP. I tried it and it dident work but I think I know what I'm doing wrong.



lol, fav-rights

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:01 PM

*waves psp around viciously*

TEKKEN 3, TEKKEN 3 TEKKEN 3, TEKKEN 3!! TE-E-EKKEN 3, ON THE PSP!!


Lol I love my ps1 games on my psp..

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:04 PM

I cant get the music from Jumping Flash out of my head.

I need it in MP3 format, now!!!!!

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:41 PM

Cool, this is just the place for me to show my image

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:43 AM

Is there such a application to have MSN Messanger on your psp or no!?

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:48 AM

QUOTE (GTA3Rockstar @ Mar 4 2007, 13:43)
Is there such a application to have MSN Messanger on your psp or no!?

I don't think so wow.gif

maybe one of those web-based messengers like meebo(sp?) might work, but I no sure really tounge2.gif

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:42 PM

Actually there is. I dont know what version out now since I dont use it no more, but there was one called AFKIM (Away from Keyboard Instant Messager) It supports all of these AIM, ICQ, MSN, GTalk, Yahoo! and maybe more.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE (In Your Nightmares @ Mar 4 2007, 13:42)
Actually there is. I dont know what version out now since I dont use it no more, but there was one called AFKIM (Away from Keyboard Instant Messager) It supports all of these AIM, ICQ, MSN, GTalk, Yahoo! and maybe more.

Snap!

So, we can play flash games and videos now or something!? What version do you need to have to do so!?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:15 AM

AFIKM is a homebrew app. I think since 2.70 or 2.71 when have been able to view flash. Then I think in the newer updates we have been able to watch Internet Videos, Im not to sure about the videos thing though.

I downgraded my 3.03 to 3.03 OE-C.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:26 AM

QUOTE (In Your Nightmares @ Mar 4 2007, 18:15)
AFIKM is a homebrew app. I think since 2.70 or 2.71 when have been able to view flash. Then I think in the newer updates we have been able to watch Internet Videos, Im not to sure about the videos thing though.

I downgraded my 3.03 to 3.03 OE-C.

OE-C? Please do inform me on this, I haven't been around the PSP scene in a long ass time! Whats new with 3.03?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:45 AM

I use 2.81. Why does the PSP need updates? PS2 doesn't. It's all very odd and is for technical people like you all, not me. Plz give a reasonable explanation so I can be a nerd, too. tounge.gif

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 05:31 AM

QUOTE (GTA3Rockstar @ Mar 5 2007, 11:26)
OE-C? Please do inform me on this, I haven't been around the PSP scene in a long ass time! Whats new with 3.03?

Well, heres a video of me downgrading from 3.03 to 3.03 OE-C
then at the end i do some things that it can do blah blah etc

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (manofpeace @ Mar 5 2007, 12:45)
I use 2.81. Why does the PSP need updates? PS2 doesn't. It's all very odd and is for technical people like you all, not me. Plz give a reasonable explanation so I can be a nerd, too. tounge.gif

The PS3 is the same as the PSP, it has Firmware update too, THe reason is that as the PSP and PS3 play music, Video, and go on the net, They need to have updated Codecs (The Things musics programmed in, Like MP3) and security updates, so a Virus won't kill the console.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:12 AM

OE-C is the custom firmwares out. All the way up to 3.03 can be downgraded with the old GTA Hack that we thought was patched but really wasnt biggrin.gif . Basically, you can use all the Wonderful Features of 3.03 and the PS1 Emulator sony provided us without buying them from the PS3 Store, and you get the wonderful world of Homebrew.

Now Sony has 3.10 and 3.11 out.


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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:24 AM

Just been playing the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Collection, now I guess you could ask me why get this game when I could shove an emulator and a bunch of roms onto my PSP to get the same thing. It is alot less fidlely and the game does give you some interesting info about each game as well as boxart and a few tips. Its also a great collection of the most memorable games, most of which I remember fondly.

Classics like Sonic 1&2, Super Thunder Blade, Echo The Dolphin, Altered Beast, Alex Kid, Columns. These are just the ones I loved back in the day as there are many more.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:30 AM

My iPod busted the other day, so I figured I'd use my PSP as my on-the-go player. I remember why I fell in love with this thing in the first place. I didn't even know that a Visualizer had been put into the MP3 player. It was all sorts of awesome when I realized that was there.

All I need now is a 4gb Pro Duo. The 1gig ain't cutting it no more.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:12 AM Edited by GTA3Rockstar, 06 March 2007 - 05:13 AM.

QUOTE (anuj @ Mar 5 2007, 19:30)
My iPod busted the other day, so I figured I'd use my PSP as my on-the-go player. I remember why I fell in love with this thing in the first place. I didn't even know that a Visualizer had been put into the MP3 player. It was all sorts of awesome when I realized that was there.

All I need now is a 4gb Pro Duo. The 1gig ain't cutting it no more.

They're coming out with the 8gb!

Anyone know how to install the AFKIM since the readme doesn't clearify too well!? thanks


Well, how long does it take to register a bitlbee account!? its taking forever!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:21 AM

It sucks that you need a PS3 to put PS1 games onto your PSP. And you can only do it with a few games. I wish you could do it with all PS1 games. I have abunch of PS1 games I want to put onto my PSP but there is no way I can do it.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

wait untill there are more PS1 titles released for download..

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE (Mr.Mister @ Mar 6 2007, 15:51)
It sucks that you need a PS3 to put PS1 games onto your PSP. And you can only do it with a few games. I wish you could do it with all PS1 games. I have abunch of PS1 games I want to put onto my PSP but there is no way I can do it.

Actually you don't need a PS3 if you use one of the custom firmwares such as 3.03 OE-C. You can actually convert any or most of your PS1 collection using Popstation or one of the many variants of it.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:20 AM

QUOTE (GTA3Freak-2001 @ Mar 6 2007, 18:15)
QUOTE (Mr.Mister @ Mar 6 2007, 15:51)
It sucks that you need a PS3 to put PS1 games onto your PSP. And you can only do it with a few games. I wish you could do it with all PS1 games. I have abunch of PS1 games I want to put onto my PSP but there is no way I can do it.

Actually you don't need a PS3 if you use one of the custom firmwares such as 3.03 OE-C. You can actually convert any or most of your PS1 collection using Popstation or one of the many variants of it.

Whats this Popstation your speaking of? Some kind of download?

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:50 AM

QUOTE (Mr.Mister @ Mar 7 2007, 11:50)
QUOTE (GTA3Freak-2001 @ Mar 6 2007, 18:15)
QUOTE (Mr.Mister @ Mar 6 2007, 15:51)
It sucks that you need a PS3 to put PS1 games onto your PSP. And you can only do it with a few games. I wish you could do it with all PS1 games. I have abunch of PS1 games I want to put onto my PSP but there is no way I can do it.

Actually you don't need a PS3 if you use one of the custom firmwares such as 3.03 OE-C. You can actually convert any or most of your PS1 collection using Popstation or one of the many variants of it.

Whats this Popstation your speaking of? Some kind of download?

It actually comes with whatever custom firmware you use whether its 3.03 OE-C or 3.10 OE-C which is what I recommend you use since it has the best compatibility when it comes to playing converted PSX games and yes its a program. However Popstation by itself is a tricky program to use since it uses command lines, this is no problem as many people have taken this and turned it into a proper windows program that is easy to use known as a GUI. With one of these you'll be able to turn PSX games you've ripped to your PC as an ISO into a format the PSP can read. So if you haven't got a custom firmware then you'll need that first, I hope you are on nothing higher then 3.03 Official firmare as that is the limit to downgrading/upgrading at the moment.

Anyway I've been dabbling in customizing my XMB now that you can easily do it, from new icons, battery icons, volume, to total theme sets with new sounds and new backgrounds that replace the orginal wave thing.

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Got a Vista like background complete with animated wave with a new black icon set, new font, sounds, battery indicator and volume thingo.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:05 PM

Nice background GTA3Freak, I'm practically drooling over it.

Btw, my firmware is 2.81.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:08 PM

Do you have to flash the PSP with custom XMB's? or is it a feature built into 3.03OE-C?




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