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~Beyond the Border~ => Akyu's Arcade => Topic started by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 01:25:36 am

Title: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 01:25:36 am
Okay, so I just bought a PSP bundle today...And I have some questions.

-Is it possible to put emulators onto the device without having to downgrade? I tried that with my Wii and I didn't like what I got.
-Can I transfer stuff to my memory stick, then put it into my PSP and play it from there? It feels irksome to have to use a cord because the bundle didn't come with it. =/
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Edible on July 06, 2009, 01:27:03 am
What model PSP?
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 01:34:35 am
I god the Rock Band Unplugged bundle, so it's a 3001 model.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Edible on July 06, 2009, 01:50:49 am
http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=223532

Try this.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 02:15:15 am
Thanks. Looks like I will have to get a cable after all...Groan. Sony's almost as bad as Nintendo with all their foisting of gear onto us.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Edible on July 06, 2009, 02:18:35 am
...

You're planning on playing pirated games on your PSP and you're complaining about purchasing additional hardware.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 02:47:06 am
...

You're planning on playing pirated games on your PSP and you're complaining about purchasing additional hardware.
I'm not made of money. =P

I probably shouldn't have updated anyways, the version update is 5.51 and the firmware I looked at is only for 5.03. Not like it matters. I don't play ROMs that much anyways.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 07:53:56 pm
Well, since I can't run emulators on my PSP, I figure I might as well try to get a PSP emulator so I can at least play FFT War of the Lions or Mega Man Powered Up. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Edible on July 06, 2009, 08:17:13 pm
PSP emulator

ahaha :V
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 08:45:50 pm
PSP emulator

ahaha :V
Yeah, I figured you'd say something like that. =P But I'm not too concerned about it. If in doubt, I can always get this. (http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/retro-gaming/bd6f/) Or flash my DS to play ROMs.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Edible on July 06, 2009, 08:56:57 pm
Seriously though, what's preventing you from buying a cable?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030302&p_id=3896&seq=1&format=2

It's like 80 cents.  I didn't check shipping, but it's probably like two bucks.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 06, 2009, 09:53:41 pm
Hindsight, probably. I didn't do the research and assumed the memory stick could be used in an SD card reader.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Herasy on July 06, 2009, 11:04:25 pm
Flashing your DS will always be worth it. Not to mention it's so much easier to do than a PSP.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 07, 2009, 04:30:30 am
There doesn't seem to be emulators for the GBA for the DS...And the Passthrough card i saw looks like a big massive tumor on the back. I might be wrong. Is there a a *good* page I can turn to for DS Flashing, one that gives details on which card is best and what I should use?
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Herasy on July 07, 2009, 07:06:58 am
There doesn't seem to be emulators for the GBA for the DS...And the Passthrough card i saw looks like a big massive tumor on the back. I might be wrong. Is there a a *good* page I can turn to for DS Flashing, one that gives details on which card is best and what I should use?

GBA emulation on the DS is impossible, best you can do is get a Slot-2 card and thats only possible if you don't have a DSi.

As for which card you should get...I am currently using an R4DS, very old junky card (no longer supported by its manufacturers either) but I have found it very reliable, you probably won't be able to find an R4 that isn't fake anywhere anymore though.

I can't really suggest the best card as I can't really decide between the brands that are out there. But what I can provide is a link to a forum with some info on cards.

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=40
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 08, 2009, 07:12:53 pm
It's funny how GBA emulation is impossible...ON A PLATFORM THAT CAN PLAY IT. WTF.

Well, thanks for the info, I probably won't get a flashcard right away but this is good to know.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: DarkslimeZ on July 08, 2009, 10:58:45 pm
It has to do with the fact that DS carts use Flash memory and GBA carts use a different kind that has faster read/write access or something. Running a GBA game off of a DS cart is nowhere near the same as running the GBA game off of the GBA cart, even though the DS itself is capable of running both. It's a weird technicality. :/
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 09, 2009, 02:49:04 am
They must use two separate processors in the DS, then. No matter, I'll just have to get two cart(d)s, one for the GBA and the other for the DS.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 11, 2009, 07:00:43 am
Well, since I won't be getting emulation on me DS for some time, can anyone recommend any good PSP games? I have Rock Band Unplugged and Gradius Collection, they're pretty good but I want to make sure I get the most out of my PSP before I consider getting a Go unit.

@Darkslime how did you get those progress pics in your signature?! They look cool. =3
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: DarkslimeZ on July 14, 2009, 03:00:40 pm
Umm, I made them myself. I whipped up a C# program to put them together for me based on strings of numbers.
Title: Re: Help a ⑨ with his PSP
Post by: Third Eye Lem on July 15, 2009, 01:29:33 am
Ah, okay. Pretty nice.