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PLEASE HELP!! Problems loading games using version 3.4 oe-a

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by adalbertw, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. adalbertw

    adalbertw Member

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    Hi i'm having some problems loading and actually playing through some of my iso files for example:
    GTA Liberty City: Will start but will not completely load it gets stuck about 75% of the way and shuts down
    Sims 2: I can play for a while but when i try to reload the game it crashes
    Harvest Moon: It loads but will crash after i type in my name
    Madden 08: i'll be able to play partially and then it will freeze out of no where

    Please help i've tried a lot of different techniques such as:
    playing it with and without a UMD, also disabling UMD in configuration
    Changing cpu speeds
    changing firmware 3.4 oe-a to 1.5 kernel

    I've had some games work fine such as
    tekken 5
    rachet and clank

    hopefully its a simple configuration change and not my psp itself. i've read other posts telling them to change settings but i dont think they've had the problem of playing through a game and freezing midway. if no one has any solutions do they recommend me changing my firmware to another custom one besides 3.4 oe-a
     
  2. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    I would recomend upgrading to 3.52 m33-4

    Follow the steps below to do this...

    First off make sure your PSP is plugged in to the AC Adapter. Keep your PSP plugged in the whole time you are doing these steps.

    The PSP also needs to have a battery charge level of 75% or higher. To check the Battery level go to your system settings then battery information. It will give you the % level there. If it is lower then 75% turn off the PSP and let it charge till it is over 75% (I would recomend charging it to 100$)

    Now it is time to downgrade to 1.50

    Format your memory Stick using PSP system settings.

    Download this RECOVERY file.

    Extract the file which will extract a RECOVERY folder. Now connect the PSP to PC via USB. Place the RECOVERY folder in the /PSP/GAME folder of the PSP Memory Stick.

    Now go to recovery menu.

    Do this by turning off the PSP. Hold the power button up till the power led turns off. Now hold the R shoulder button down and keep it down while turning the PSP on.

    The Recovery menu should come up. When it does select the option "RUN PROGRAM AT /PSP/GAME/RECOVERY/EBOOT.PBP follow the on screen instructions and it will downgrade your PSP back to 1.50 firmware (After it downgrades you might get a blue screen with a bunch of text. If you get this screen just hit O and the PSP will reboot and you will need to enter your settings).

    Go to the System Settings then system information and make sure it says 1.50 before continuing below.

    If it says 1.50 then you can start the steps below. If it doesn't then you did something incorrect so try the steps above again.

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    Time to update to 3.52 M33 then 3.52 M33-4

    Format the Memory Stick using system settings.

    Download the 3.52 M33 CFW linked below. (I have placed all needed files in this download)

    3.52 M33 HERE

    Extract the file which will extract a UPGRADE_FILES folder. Inside this folder is kxploitpatcher, kxploitpatcher% and M33CREATOR.

    Copy the M33CREATOR, kxploitpatcher and kxploitpatcher% folders to the PSP/GAME folder.

    Go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run the KXploit Permanent Patcher (There will be a corrupt data file also here but ignore it because It is normal). It should run and say patched successfully and reboot back to the XMB(PSP menu).

    Now go to game Menu Memory Stick and run the M33CREATOR.

    When you run the M33CREATOR it will show parsing 150 writing 150 then parsing 352 writing 352 something like that. When it is done it should reboot back to the XMB.

    Now go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run the 3.52 M33 UPDATE that the M33CREATOR created. It will flash the files to the PSP when it is finished it will say press X to shutdown. Go ahead and press X after the PSP turns off turn it back on and go to system settings then system information and check to see if your at 3.52 M33 firmware. If you are then do the below steps. If you are not then you did something wrong and need to redo the steps above.

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    If your at 3.52 M33 reformat the Memory Stick again.

    Download the below 3.52 M33-4 update.

    3.52 M33-4 HERE

    Now extract the 3.52 M33-4 update.

    Drag the PSP folder that is in the M33-4 update you just extracted, into the root of the Memory Stick (Don't confuse the MP_ROOT as the root of the Memory Stick. The root is the directory that has the ISO/MP_ROOT/PSP folder).

    If you do it correctly it should ask to overwrite files. Choose YES TO ALL when it does. If it doesn't ask to overwrite files then you did it wrong. Format the memory Stick again and drag the PSP folder over to the root till it ask to overwrite.

    If it asks to overwrite then you can proceed to the Game Menu Memory Stick and run the M33-4 update. This will only take a few seconds to do. When it is done it will say press X to shut down. When it shuts down turn the PSP back on and go to system settings then system information and check to see if it says 3.52 M33-4.

    If it doesn't say that then redo the steps above again. If it does say it then reformat the Memory Stick 1 more time.

    You are now updated to 3.52 M33-4.

    Now try the below steps to get your ISO/CSO files working properly.

    Make sure the title of the ISO/CSO is short.

    Example:

    Correct -- Fifa07.iso
    Not Correct -- FIFA-07-[PSP][EUR][www.torrent site.com].iso

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    Now right click on the ISO/CSO file and choose Properties. Make sure the Read Only and Hidden box is unchecked and the Archive Box is checked.

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    Go into recovery mode (Hold R shoulder button down while turning on PSP)

    Now go to configuration then to UMD MODE and keep pressing X till you see Sony NP9660 NO UMD.

    When it is set to the above setting go to BACK and press X.

    Now go to ADVANCED and press X.

    Go to ADVANCED CONFIGURATION and press X.

    Make sure all the settings here are disabled.

    Now EXIT out of recovery.

    Now try the ISO/CSO

    If you still have issues then try getting a diffrent copy of the games.
     
  3. chwoolgar

    chwoolgar Regular member

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    Also try changing the CPU speed and then try to run the games again.
     
  4. Rav3

    Rav3 Regular member

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    @ adalbertw

    I've had these problems before while running 3.40 oe-a (upgrade to 3.71m33-2 or 3.52m33-4 :D)

    But for the time being, the problem you are having is caused my incorrect settings in the recovery menu.

    Access the recovery menu and in configuration, make sure the 'UMD mode' setting is set to 'Normal - UMD required'

    In the Advanced, Advanced Configuration menu, disable everything.

    Best of luck, it should work, it worked for me, many, many times.
     
  5. octupus

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    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!!! that method worked for me too! ^^
     
  6. OProtos

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    helpppppp! Im on the first part. ive downloaded and extracted the RECOVERY folder and i put it in psp-game and i followed ur steps exact. i turned of my psp by holding the turn off button.Then i turned it back hold whist holding the r button and when the screen came back on, it just came on to the home screen. what do u suggest?
     
  7. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    @OProtos

    Do you have Custom Firmware Already installed?

    If so make sure you hold the power button up and keep it up till the PSP turns off. Then press R Trigger button keeping it down while turning the PSP back on.
     

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