hi everyone i got for christmas the psp star wars edition (the slim one with darth vader on teh battery lid and a game included) so i am totally new to this console. I own a mac, a pc and the console that were sold in the last 14 years the only modded is the ps2, since i love to play with jap games. now; while surfing online i found some demo games, and was surprised to see that i can download them and use them on my memory stick instead of having a bunch of umd with demos (i remember when i was used to manage a lot of cd demo from magazines and from sony itself, since they were sending them to me every couple of months, and was a mess...makes more sense the download ); anyway, to make it short, i was wondering if there is a way to have games on the memory stick....and then i found this site. i would like to have some advices from the experts here, since i went trough all the guides and sticky posts without being able to find some answers....and i hope that you can help me 1) my psp is slim, with the latest update available (had no idea that the homebrew scene requires to not update, otherwise i would not do it), what can i do to run homebrew software? downgrade to 1.5? or use the custom firmware like the one made by dark alex? 2) how hard is to screw everything up? i installed a mod inside my psp; i work as programmer and in general i work with computers since 20 years ago, so i wonder how complicate is the procedure to have a console that can read homebrew software and that can play the umd games (original games that i have) or iso images (my backups) for somebody that is totally new to the psp world....i read the guides and i saw that thre are various ways to mod the console, so i don't really know what to do to achieve my goal (and i have nobody with a fat psp, so i can't make the batery and memory stick with the pandora method) 3) to play a game from the memory card (not an iso), is required some special mod? i saw the demos and they run smoothly from the memory stick, and would be nice to do the same with my games, doing something like a dump of the umd on a pc, take out the stuff that is not needed (like dummy files) and then put it on the memory stick...i don't really know if is possible or not, since i have no idea about the architecture of the protection system of the psp...i ahve it since the last week hope that you are not bored by my questions....i spent the last 2 days surfing on this site and other sites dedicated to the psp and homebrew/modding/hacking and was not able to find all the info that i need, to avoid any mess I was able to unlock the iphone without any problem, but i am really scared to manage these stuff on a psp; so i prefer to be sure of what i am doing before doing it. Thanks!!!!