dogbert Posted June 23, 2005 Report Share Posted June 23, 2005 NOTE - LCVG does not allow or tolerate discussions on how or where to get ROM files for emulators. Some enterprising people have found a way of running unsigned executables on a PSP that doesn't require any nasty hardware mods, 'hot swapping' of memory cards or the like. The only requirement is that your PSP must be v1.50 (the base firmware for the US PSPs). The hack relies on two things - the PSP is capable of running exes from the memory cards and the PSP can't handle a exe file with a bad filename. When it sees the bad filename, it breaks the security. Doh! So, this hack allows you to run homebrew games, applications & most cool of all, emulators. So far, people have released emulators for the NES, SNES, Genesis, PC Engine, SMS, Gameboy Colour, GameBoy Advance and MAME. The older machines run very well, the newer machines (like the SNES, Genesis & GBA) are /much/ slower. Some of the emulators are fairly primitive option wise, some aren't. A lot of emulators allow switching of the PSP's clockspeed upto the full 333MHz, which is nice. MAME is very slow at this point & hasn't been tweaked for the PSP at all. Someone's ported Doom over already. Someone's got a fun Bejewelled clone up & running. To install these, it's as simple as hooking up your PSP to your PC via the USB cable & dragging the emulators over to the GAME folder on the PSP. No hacks, no mods, no nothing. The emulators are fairly small - I've got all of them plus a couple of roms for each on my 32MB card. I wonder when we'll get the first networked game/utility. XBMC for the PSP? Link to PSPHacker's emulator pack - note, this site has a TON of popups etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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