What is iR Shell?
- It's a PSP shell.
- It's a multi-tasking switcher.
- It's an infra-red universal remote (iR Commander).
- It's a screen snapshot tool.
iR Shell allows you to launch application (UMD games or homebrew) via it's basic shell interface. The current version only multi-task between the launched application and the Shell/iR Commander. You switch task by pressing the the hotkey (Left Trigger+Select). For example, you launched a UMD game from iR Shell, playing through half of it, switch to iR Commander and change a TV channel, switch back to the UMD game and the game will resume at the point where you left.
You can also choose to take screen snapshots on any UMD games or homebrew applications. Unlike other currently available snapshot tools, this one is highly compatible to most UMD games and homebrews. A Bitmap graphics picture viewer is incorporated into the shell. Currently, it only supports 8bit or 24bit color with 480 x 272 resolutions only, ideal for viewing snapshots.
The built-in iR Commander is an Infra-Red Universal Remote Control software. It allows you to control various home appliances and other infra-red based equipments. It has built-in IR codes (Pronto Hex Codes) for over 2000 devices. If you can't find the one you need from the supplied IR codes, you can download additional codes from www.remotecentral.com. It has IR codes for over 6000 equipments. The iR Commander allow user defined remotes via RDF text files. It supports bitmap graphics and key macros.
Future version of iR Shell will incorporate more built-in functions into the shell and allow you to task switch between them. For example, task switch between UMD game / Music Player / Video Player / iR Commander, etc.
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The APP View (Application view for /PSP/GAME) only supports standard v1.5 fw naming convention. That is, an application neeeds to have naming like "neogeocd" & "neogeocd%". The corruption icon hidden tricks naming will not work with iR Shell. If you don't want to change the naming convention, you can use the "DIR View" (Directory view) and navigate to your application directory and launch the app manually.