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Guide - Run Homebrew on v1.50 PSP

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by triplebud, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. triplebud

    triplebud Regular member

    Nov 13, 2004
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    There seems to be nothing but weird and confusing posts about everything PSP in here. Usually AD is the place to go for info and MATURE people. I'll be creating a few guides and FAQ's in the next couple days.

    Rules: 1. Do NOT ask me where to get ROMs or ISOs
    2. Do not ask for hacked EBOOT loaders. It's legal to post/host ones that have NOT been modified.
    3. If a loader is not on the list it does not exist. Don't ask
    4. Don't take this guide ANYWHERE else without my permission.

    How to load/run NES emulator:
    The first thing you need to know is what version of “firmware” you have on your PSP. Firmware is the operating system of your PSP. Right now emulation is only possible with firmware versions 1.0 and 1.5. If you have upgraded your PSP’s firmware to version 1.51 or 1.52, you will not be able to run emulators on your PSP. You can check this by scrolling left on the main screen of your PSP till you hit “Settings”. Scroll down to “System Settings” and select it. Scroll down to “System Information” and select it. Under “System Software” it will have your Version #.

    Instructions For a Version 1.50 PSP:
    Download NesterJ at http://psp-news.dcemu.co.uk/nesterjpsp.shtml. In my opinion it’s the best NES emulator for PSP out there. It’s also updated on a regular basis. BIG THANKS to PSP Wiki / Ruka, the creator!!

    Extract the NesterJ files onto your desktop.

    Next download Kxploit.
    Thank you Killer-X and the PSP-Dev team for this great application!!

    Extract and run Kxploit:

    In “Nombre” (Name), type in NES or NesterJ .

    In “Fichero PBP” (PBP File). Click the '...' and find the folder you extracted the NES Emulator in (you did this earlier for NesterJ) and Click “OPEN” once you’ve located the “Eboot.PBP” file.

    Connect your PSP into the computer using the USB-A to USB-Mini cord. On your PSP, scroll left to “Settings”, then “USB Connection”. It'll say “USB Mode” on the screen. It's connected.

    In “Unidad PSP” (PSP Unit), use the drive letter that the PSP had been assigned and select it. (Mine is K:\).

    Click “Generar Ficheros” (Generate Files.)

    The message “En La.. etc” should show.

    The emulator is now on your PSP.

    Disconnect the USB safely from your PC and exit out of USB Mode on the PSP.

    On the PSP: Scroll to “Games”, then “Memory Card”. There should be a Corrupted and non-corrupted file, DO NOT use corrupted. Run the one that says NesterJ or NES emulator.

    Now all you need are Roms…

    *NOTE* ROMs are a very sensitive subject. Lets just say if you don’t have the original game then don’t download the rom… It’s illegal (meaning against the law). Don’t ask where to get them or link sites where they’re located. There are plenty of places you can download LEGAL home-developed games that are just as good (if not better) then Nintendo games. Google it. That being said, let’s move on…

    With NesterJ, ROMs can pretty much be placed in any folder on the PSP. I like to place them in the folder ending in “%” because then when you load up the emulator it goes directly to your list of ROMs. Example: K:\ (PSP drive when connected to PC), then folder \PSP, then \GAME, then \NESTERJ% NOT \NESTERJ

    So the folder you’re looking for (when PSP is connected to the PC) would be: K:\PSP\GAMES\NESTERJ%
    Replace “K:\” with the drive letter on your PC and “NesterJ%” with whatever you names the NES emulator folder when running Kxploit.

    Some people like to create a new folder titled “ROMS” on the PSP and place them there. It’s up to you…

    Once you have the ROMs loaded in the folder you selected, go back to the “GAMES” section on you PSP, run the emulator, select a rom and start playing.

    There are a few options you can change on the NesterJ emulator such as screen size (full screen rules) and processing speed. Most of the games run fine at the default settings, so besides changing the screen to full, I would leave them alone.

    To get to the settings, simply press the L1 button. You will see the options and they are VERY easy to use.

    This is MY personal list of tested games. It may vary depending on what rom you've downloaded. If you see it on a different forum it’s either stolen or me. :p

    10 Pin Bowling - Loads but has graphics problems. If you keep pressing "A" it will lead you to the main game that usually has very little graphic errors and is playable
    3 Stooges
    Boy and his blob
    Addams Family
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
    Adventures of Bayou Billy
    Adventures Dino Riki
    Adventures Captain Comic
    Adventure Island 1,2 and 3
    All Pro Basketball
    B + W (jap)
    Baby Boomer
    Back to the Future
    Bad Dudes - may need to speed up a bit in options
    Balloon Fight
    Barbie - some graphic glitches
    Bases Loaded
    Battle Chess
    Battle of Olympus
    Battle Toads - Hard to find a full working rom but there is one although it's a little buggy. such a good game though. If you get this pause the game!!
    Best of the Best
    Big Bird's hide and speak
    Bill -N- Ted's adventure
    Bionic Commando
    Bucky O'Hare
    Blues Brothers
    Blue Shadow
    Buggy Popper
    Bo Jackson Baseball
    Bomber Man - buggy
    Battle City
    Bubble Bath Babes - very funny but adult theme
    Burger Time - very very hard to find a working (no bugs version) got it to finally run with no graphic glitch but it dumps when you die.
    California Games
    Castlevania series (all) - might be difficult to find a good version of each but they are out there
    Cobra Triangle - great game!!
    Crash Test Dummies
    Dragonball Z - bugged but works
    Double Dragon 1,2 and 3
    Dragon Warrior 1, 2 and 3
    Deadly Towers
    Destiny Empire
    Dig Dug
    Donkey Kong and Jr.
    Duck Tales 1 and 2
    Family Feud
    Final Fantasy 1 and 2
    Fire Emblem
    Gauntlet 1 and 2
    Ghostbusters 1 and 2
    Ghosts n' goblins
    Ghoul School
    Golgo 13
    Gremlins 2 (1 didn’t work for me)
    Hello Kitty World (don’t knock it till you try it. This is actually a good game)
    Ice Climbers
    Indy Cruiser
    James Bond
    Jimmy Connor Tennis
    Jeopardy and 25th ani.
    Joe and Mac
    Jurassic Park
    Kabuki Fighters
    Karate Kid
    Kick Masters (buggy)
    Little Nebo...nemo whatever
    Mad Max
    Maniac Mansion
    Marble Madness
    Megaman (every one. I think there's 6 of em)
    Little Mermaid (hot :p )
    Metal Gear 1 and 2 (forgot how much I love this game)
    Metroid ( I think I remember the password for the last boss is Justin Bailey)
    Micro Machine
    Mike Tyson Punch out and punch out with Mr. Dream
    Mario is Missing
    NES Open
    Operation Wolf
    Punchout 2
    Rad Racer
    Rainbow (bubble bobble type)
    River City Ransom
    Rescue The Embassy Mission
    Robin Hood
    Roger Rabbit
    Section Z
    Sesame Street
    Silk Worm
    Super Mario 1, 2 and 3 (can't tell you how many hours of my life wasted)
    Smash TV
    Snow Brothers
    Solar Wars
    Star Wars
    Space Invaders
    Super Sprint
    Super Contra
    Stunt Man
    Swamp Thing (worst game ever)
    Sword Masters
    T&C Surf
    Tag team pro wrestling
    Tiger Helli
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 and 2 (I finally beat 1 after 10 years. BAD ending and shredder is SO easy)

    Attack of Killer tomato
    Total Recall
    Ultima 1 and 2
    Wacky Racers
    Wario Woods
    Whomp Em
    Wizardry (great great game. very hard)
    World Cup
    YO! Noid
    Yoshi's Cookie
    Zelda 1 and 2
    Zombie Nation
    Blank Screen

    10 yard fight
    4 card ???
    Bad News Bears
    Blood Warrior
    Blaster Master
    Bomber Man 2
    Booby Kids
    Bubble Bobble (there is prob a working version somewhere)
    Contra Force
    Loaded but don't work
    Adventures of Lolo - graphics problems
    Anticipation - Looks great on start screen, anything after has graphic flaws
    Battle Tank - Loads fine, no graphic problems but locks everything during game
    Boulderdash - graphics problems
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2005
  2. Liez4Love

    Liez4Love Regular member

    Dec 16, 2004
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    couldnt have said it better my self. Great job, except i dont think you have bought all those roms :b
  3. triplebud

    triplebud Regular member

    Nov 13, 2004
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    I was going to put pictures like the guide you have, but im at work and cant upload for hosting. I still need to fix a few things. Actually i do have most of those games. I collect everything video game related... seriously.
  4. liquid06

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  5. triplebud

    triplebud Regular member

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    wrong. some loaders ARE illegal. I hate when people try to argue on something they know nothing about. Read the piracy act and sony policy before you say untrue things you may have heard from sites that hack the psp. if you modify a loader to bypass security it against the law. there are plenty of loaders that do this. just because YOU are not the one who does it...whatever. im not gonna waste my time. believe what you want, just dont include me or argue on my thread. ty.

    [bold]Homebrew pack that is already set up for you [/bold]...

    1.0 Firmware Users: Get the 1.0 pack in PSP updates Download section http://files.pspupdates.com/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi?0,0,0,0,38,635

    1.5 Firmware Users: Get the 1.5 pack in PSP Updates Download section http://files.pspupdates.com/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi?0,0,0,0,38,636

    Many thanks to Cr4igp4lmer and Giga_Phil for this release, and especially the authors of these fine programs we use everyday. You can reach Cr4igp4lmer in his development thread http://www.pspupdates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2925 for any questions/comments.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2005
  6. triplebud

    triplebud Regular member

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    [bold] ISO load [/bold]

    It's very very easy to do. Download your iso (usually multi-file rar format)

    Extract the files in the rar file at once (hold control and highlight every .rar file in the pack)

    It should extract another .rar file that contains the full ISO file.

    Extract the iso file.

    Your final folder should have a folder named PSP_GAME in it.

    Download the loader for the game here: http://hroo772.hopto.org:8181/psp-launchers/
    (If the loader is not listed on that site it prob does not exist yet or is too new and has yet to be tested)

    Extract the loader

    You should have 2 folders and a readme file. Open the readme file. In it should tell you what to name your iso file that you extracted earlier.

    Rename the PSP_GAME folder you extracted earlier to whatever the loader readme says. Move it to the main drive on your PSP.

    Take the two folders within the loader and copy them to the GAME folder of your PSP.

    Example: My Lumines iso was originally named PSP_GAME.
    The Lumines readme (extracted from the loader) says to rename that PSP_GAME to LUMI_GAME. I renamed and moved the new named file to the PSP drive. In my case it would be K:\. Then I move the 2 folders that came with the loader into GAME on my PSP. In my case it would be K:\PSP\GAME.

    Exit out of USB mode and try it the same way you would an emulator.
    There is a 32mb Lumines loader for those of you with only the MS that came with the PSP...
  7. george113

    george113 Guest

    are isos legal i need to know b4 i put on my psp
  8. george113

    george113 Guest

    and are the sites triplebud posted legal thnx
  9. triplebud

    triplebud Regular member

    Nov 13, 2004
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    the loader page IS legal. There are no loaders on there that bypass security. The iso's are not legal if you do NOT own the actual game. If you're afraid it might be trouble, you should just not do it. read up on the law first then make your choice.
  10. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Phyco_Can

    Phyco_Can Guest

    is there any way to get mario paint to work??? it loads up and every thing but i cant seem to get it to start...
  12. Apokalyps

    Apokalyps Member

    Jul 23, 2005
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    Very good but why do you need to download nester and do all that extra stuff you can just download Kxploit and place all the files in games heres a link to the download http://files.pspupdates.com/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi?0,1,2,0,38,474 much more simpler all you do is if you running version 1.50 just stick in the usb place all the files from the rar in games and than place your nes roms in Jester or it has lots of other emulators too such as GBa Gb Sega gen and much more
  13. kalapalo

    kalapalo Member

    Jul 25, 2005
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    I got two questions.
    1. I have a usb 1.1 port will it still work with the cable??
    2. whats a ROM?
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2005
  14. porkroll

    porkroll Guest

    Just curious, has anyone defeated Castlevania 1? I did back in the golden days of NES. Just once though. Tried it recently, and I am getting angry. GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
  15. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Let's not go off topic porkroll ;)
  16. Phyco_Can

    Phyco_Can Guest

    back to my question mariopaint, work,anybody......?
  17. triplebud

    triplebud Regular member

    Nov 13, 2004
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    Phyco_Can I've been trying for the past 2 days. I'm not sure but we'll find out for sure once my developer comes back from vacation.
  18. psperson

    psperson Member

    Jul 27, 2005
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    I am suprised no one has said this site yet.


    It is the simplest way... as it does everything for you, and its updated.

    1) choose which homebrew applications you want (games/emus/apps)
    2) click generate
    3) extract file DIRECTLY to your PSP.
    4) your done!

    This also optionally hides corrupt files. Or if you dont choose that it will automatically put all the corrupt files at the bottom of your list so they are not in the way.

    To Update Homebrew: Do the same thing. Just overwrite the old files.

    This is the only way I could get everything working for me... so i hope it helps all you.

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2005
  19. Revedark

    Revedark Member

    Jul 31, 2005
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    A few small questions;
    Is the ISO load method Firmware free or not ?
    Am I able to create a japanase ISO and play it on my europe PSP ?(From memeory stick that is)
    And Is it possible to create your own game ISO(Home brew)But play it without installing any homebrew program...?

    thank you.
  20. randomafk

    randomafk Member

    Jul 31, 2005
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    just wondering, where do u dl isos, i want one for ridge racer(its the only game i own), and when i try to use nesterj, it always ends up with a blank screen and shutting down

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