The Definitive UMD Games Firmware Requirements Thread
[Commentary by Mysticales - Ok thanks to NEvolution for making a UPDATED list after I asked. This new list will include ANY known method to make a game work. Including Game loader, patched etc. However the actual steps will not be provided. Just think of this as a referance thread to know it COULD work using "x" method. Tech support however for isos, game loader, patching will not be provided. Enjoy! The staff at qj.net will try to keep this updated as much as we get new info.]
I thought we needed a thread where people can come and see at a glance which UMD games require certain firmware versions, and whether any tricks work (UMD Swap, SXT Version Changer etc.) for it. Feel free to post what you know, but make sure you're certain about it. Also feel free to correct me on both requirements and grammar/spelling! This list will be updated whenever I have new information.
***Unless otherwise stated, the games listed are the North American versions or are unspecified.***
Fastloader/UMDEmulator/Version Changer Compatibility for 1.50 Firmware
* means default firmware requirement
Additional tricks included for certain games.
If there is no region is defined, assume it is USA version.
AI Go (JAP)
AI Mahjong (JAP)
AI Shogi (JAP)
Ape Escape: On The Loose
Archer Maclean's Mercury
Armored Core Formula Front
Astonishia Story (KOR)
ATV Offroad Fury
Baka No (JAP)
Bleach: Heat the Soul (JAP)
Darkstalker Chronicle: The Dark Tower
Dead To Rights: Reckoning
Eiyu Densetsu (JAP)
Hot Shots Golf:Open Tee
Intelligent License (JAP)
Metal Gear Acid
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Minna no Golf (JAP)
NBA Street Showdown
Need for Speed:Underground Rivals
NFL Street 2 Unleashed
Rengoku:Tower of Purgatory
Taiko No Tatsujin (JAP)
Tales of Eternia (JAP)
Tear of Vermilion (JAP)
Tenchu Shinobi Taizen (JAP)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix
Untold Legends: Brotherhood Of The Blade
Vampire Chronicle (JAP)
White Witch (JAP)
World Snooker Challenge 2005
World Tour Soccer
1.51 or 1.52 *:
Bleach 2: Heat the Soul (JAP) - SXT Version Changer
Burnout Legends - WAB Version changer
Fired Up No Update
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Gripshift - Swap Trick, Devhook V0.22
Guilty Gear XX #Reload
Medieval Resurrection - Swap Trick, Devhook V0.22, SXT Version Changer
Namco Museum Battle Collection
StarWars Battlefield 2 - WAB Version changer
Virtua Tennis World Tour
World Series Of Poker - Swap Trick, Devhook V0.22,
DJMax Portable - RunUMD [0.01.01a1<experimental>] (Can (auto)save, (auto)load )
Gretzky 06 - Swap Trick, Devhook V0.22
Harry Potter - Devhook V0.22
Kingdom Of Paradise
Legend of Heroes
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 - PSPset
SSX On tour - SXT Version Changer
Star Wars Battle Front II - Flashmod
The Con - Swap Trick
Ultimate Block Party
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2006 (EU) - contains 2.5 update on UMD but not req'd.
Prince of Persia Revelations No Update
PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient - PSPsetx on 2.00 firmware only. (Works on 1.50 with save using MPH GameLoader, see list below).
Super Robot Wars MX Portable PSPsetx on 2.00 firmware only
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2006 - PSPsetx on 2.00 firmware only
Street Fighter Alpha Max 3 PSPsetx on 2.00 firmware only. (No sound)
Lemmings (EU) - PSPsetx on 2.00 firmware only
Me & My Katamari (US)
MPH Game Loader 1.0/1.1 + UMDEmulator
The following requires 1.50 firmware.
Game Default Firmware Requirement Instructions and Notes (for backups)
ATV vs MX (US) 2.60 - Works with patch. (No sound at the moment).
Baito Hell 2000 (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
Blade Dancer (JAP) 2.60 - Works with patch.
Bomberman Bakufuu Sentai Bombermen (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
Crash Tag Team Racing 2.50 - Works with patch.
Daisenryaku Portable Uncertain - Works with patch.
Daxter (US) - 2.60 - Works with patch + custom firmware.
Densha de Go! Pocket: Yamate-Sen-Hen Uncertain - Works untouched. (Works but crashes sometimes. Does not save)
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2.60 - Works with patch + custom firmware.
EXIT (JAP) 2.50 - Works untouched. (MPH Game Loader 1.1 only)
Flowars (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
Geki Sengoku Mesou (JAP) [Samurai Warriors in the US] 2.60 - Works with patch.
Genso Suikoden I & II 2.60 - Works with patch.
Go Sudoku Uncertain - Works with patch. Save possible with tricks.
GTA: LCS 2.00 - Works with patch. Works with UMD.
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (PAL) 2.00 Works untouched.
IQ mania (JAP) 2.60 - Works with patch.
King Kong 2.50 - Only works with UMD, custom firmware and RunUMD works.
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X 2.50 - Works with patch + custom firmware.
Megaman Powered Up (US) 2.50 - Works with patch.
Metal Gear Acid 2 (JAP) 2.60 - Works with patch.
NBA 06 2.00 - Works with patch.
Pac Man World 3 2.00 - Works with patch.
Practical Intelligence Quotient 2.00 - Works with patch and/or + custom firmware.
Puyo Puyo Pop Fever Chu (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
Saikyou Toudai Shogi Portable (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
Samurai Warriors: State Of War 2.60 -Works with patch.
San Goku Shi VI (JAP) Works with patch.
Socom: Fireteam Bravo 2.00 - Works with patch. Must Continue Campaign and/or choose Instant Action using a saved game file. New campaign, saving and multiplayer do not work.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
Super Robot Taisen MX Portable 2.50 - Works with patch.
Tokobot 2.00 - Works with patch.
Valkyrie Profile (JAP) Uncertain - Works with patch.
World Championship Poker 2 Uncertain - Works with patch.
XI Coliseum (JAP) Uncertain - Works with custom firmware.
Yarudora Portable: Blood The Last Vampire Uncertain - Works with patch.
Y's Ark Of Naphishtim (JAP) 2.00 - Works with patch.
Note #1: Thanks to all those who posted requirements.
-Added DJMax Portable and edited King Kong.
-Mysticales updated with a HUGE list from NEvolution, Now includes all known methods if a game will work on "x" game. =)
-Mysticales added MLB 2006, according to a post, it works on 1.50
-NeilR added additions from the older, outdated thread (thanks gamesrus). As well as recent game reports.
-Added new games including Kingdom Of Paradise, Prince Of Persia: Revelations, and Legend Of Heroes
-Revised SSX: On Tour, Need For Speed:Most Wanted, The Hustle Detroit Streets, and, most importantly, King Kong listings to "Uncertain", due to new information- there are two definite stories to all of these games
-Added titles including Crash Tag Team Racing, which requires 2.00 predictably, and King Kong, which sadly requires 2.50
-Changed GTA:LCS to bold font, as people are still asking about it
-Added various games including The Sims 2 and Need For Speed Most Wanted
-Revised Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire listing
-Thread has been stickied
-Sadly, I was forced to add a new section- "Requries 2.50"- for Exit
-Changed LOTR: Tactics requirements and Star Wars: Battlefront II requirements to be more accurate
-Added X-Men 2: Rise Of Apocalypse and The Hustle Detroit Streets
-Many new listings added including new games such as Harry Potter and SOCOM
-Lists now sorted by firmware requirements
-Those three lists have each been alphabetised
-Colours and larger sizes for titles added
-Note on playing games that require 2.00 added