Hello, I have seen some recent requests for a FAQ on which games require a version update so I have decided to make one I will be updating as often as possible and will add new games as they are released. If there is one mising from the list or is inccorect dont hesitate to PM me. Thanks.
(Latest update 11/24/05)
*note:will play fine on a 1.5 and 1.5x PSP, wont need an upgrade
Ape Escape:On the Loose(US) NONE*
Archer Maclean's Mercury(US) NONE*
BattleFront 2(US) 2.0*
Burnout Legends(US) 1.52*
Coded Arms(US) NONE*
Darkstalkers Chronicle:The Chaos Tower(US) NONE*
Death Jr.(US) NONE*
Dead to Rights:Reckoning(US) 1.5*
Dynasty Warriors(US) NONE*
FIFA Soccer(US) NONE*
grand theft Auto(US) 2.0 NOTE:YOU MUST HAVE A 2.0 PSP TO PLAY!!!
Gretzky NHL(US) NONE*
Hot Shots Golf:Open Tee(US) NONE*
Metal Gear Acid(US) NONE*
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition(US) NONE*
Namco Museum Battle Collection(US) 1.52
NBA Street Showdown(US) NONE*
Need for Speed: Most Wanted(US) *
Need for Speed:Underground Rivals(US) NONE*
NFL Street 2 Unleashed(US) NONE*
Rengoku:Tower of Purgatory(US) NONE*
Ridge Racer(US) NONE*
Star Soldier(US) NONE*
Starwars battlefront 2(US) 2.0*
The Hustle Detroit Streets(US) 2.0*
Tiger Woods PGA Tour(US) NONE*
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix(US) NONE*
Twisted Metal:Head-On(US) NONE*
Untold Legends:Brother Hood of the Blade(US) NONE*
Wipeout Pure(US) NONE*
Wipeout Pure:Stealth Edition(US) 2.00* Nov.15
World Tour Soccer(US) NONE*
Midnight Club 3(UK) 1.52
Untold Legends(UK) 1.5*
AI go(JP) NONE*
Bleach 2(JP) 1.52*
Eiyu Densetsu(JP) NONE*
Intelligent License(JP) 1.5*
Minna no Golf(JP) NONE*
Ridge Racer(JP) NONE*
Taiko No Tatsujin(JP) 1.5*
Tales of Eternia(JP) NONE*
Tear of Vermilion(JP) NONE*
Tenchu Shinobi Taizen(JP) 1.5*
Vampire Chronicle(JP) NONE*
White Witch(JP) NONE*
Do all games have the updates?
NO, not all games have the update.
Do i have to update my firmware?
NO, you dont have to if you dont want to.
In the future, will Sony force us to update?
NO, Sony cannot force anyone to update their firmware. If they did, they would have to deal with all of the brick psp's from people who arent sure what they are doing.
Where can i find the update once i have a game that has it?
Usually it'll be right after you bootup the game and it'll ask oyu before playing the game. Also, there are some where you go to an option to go and get the update.
Is there a way to bypass the firmware checks?
Yes, but in a way of tricking your firmware. Locate the latest version of WAB Version changer (You can find it at the downloads section) and download it. Once downloaded run it on your PSP and select the firmware version that the game needs and it will trick your firmware into thinking it is that version.
Once updated, can i go back to my original firmware?
Yes!!! A new downgrader has been released. It will downgrade any 2.00 PSP back to a 1.5