Edit: Updated by FreePlay with an easier way to use fonts.
I did this at like 12PM so if anything is wrong please tell me so i can correct
"NOOB" Faq Sheet by Birdman1
PSP- Playstation Portable
Homebrew- Homemade games or applications that run on the PSP
Fanjita- Man who created the eloader for 2.0 version and up, works with
Ditlew- Works with Fanjita to create eloaders
Eboot- file that can either be a game or a version update
Eboot Loader (Eloader) - Allows higher versions to play eboot games
FLash1- internal memory of the psp (have access to)
Flash0 -internal memory to the psp, it holds the FW (read only)
Firmware- The operating system on the psp, or what version your psp has
applications, and links to popular sites (does not require access
Font hack- a hack that allows a person to change their font on their psp
Downgrader- A way to make you version go back to 1.5
MPH- He made the first 2.0 to 1.5 downgrade
MP4- Video format excepted on he psp
Edison Carter- Made the cheatdevise on GTA
ROOT- The main folder on your psp, this contains: PSP, MP_ROOT, etc...
Emulator- Allows ROMs to be played on the psp
ROMs- a game (SNES, NES, GENESIS, GB, GBC, GBA, etc...)that are in the
format that can read thru an emulator
ISO- a image of the contents of a UMD that can be played without the
actual game. (only on 1.5 versions)
ISO LOADER- Used to load your ISO images.
ELOADER- To use homebrew games on 2.0+ versions.
UMD- Universal Media Disc. Comes in Movie, Game or Audio formats.
Lua- A simple scripting language ported on the psp; very popular for
AdHoc- Ways to play your UMDs wirelessly with people near you.
Infrastructure- Play your UMD or homebrew games over the internet.
RSS- Stream music to you psp thru a website.
*********************ABBR EVIATIONS**************** *****
GTA- Grand Theft Auto- GTA: LCS
2.01+ - Version 2.01, 2.5, and 2.6 (anything 2.01 and above)
MS - Memory Stick
Eloader - Eboot Loader
*****************WIKIPEDI A DEFINITION***************
"Running homebrew software on the Playstation Portable has become very
popular, but is hindered by the fact that the PSP firmware is a moving
target - Sony is patching exploits as soon as they are found. The first
version of the firmware allowed unsigned code to be executed without any
exploits. In the upgrade to this (version 1.5), two exploits were found
to run unsigned code-Swaploit (which involved 2 memory sticks) and
Kxploit (which only required 1). Versions 1.51 and 1.52 (which shipped
with new PSPs) combated these exploits. In the next version of the
firmware, an exploit was found in the PSP's image viewing software that
could use buffer overflow to run small pieces of code, including PONG.
This exploit was used to create a downgrader, so that version 2.0 PSPs
could return to 1.50 state and run homebrew software.
Recently there has been a way of running Homebrew on a 2.0 software of
the PSP using a TIFF image overflow. The "EBOOT" loader was made by
Fanjita who's website can be found at www.fanjita.org
On January 9, 2006, Fanjita exploited a flaw in GTA, by releasing a
homebrew Tetris application that would run under firmware revision 2.50.
Later that month, Fanjita released a GTA Exploit Eboot Loader for PSP
firmware revisions 2.01, 2.5 and 2.6." -WIKIPEDIA
****************MOVIES ON YOUR PSP FROM A DVD***************
First thing you want to do if rip one of YOUR PERSONALLY BOUGHT DVDS. To
find a DVD Ripper you can search google for "DVD RIPPER" or download my
personal favorites, DVD Decrypter. I do not know why, but this ripper
was taken down a while ago. Another good decrypter is Super DVD Ripper.
This can be downloaded at, http://mp3-tool.com/download/sdvd.exe Once
you have you VOB. Movie file you will need to convert this into MP4
format, also know as MPEG-4. Many free converses can be found but I
found that after a DVD is converted it is easiest if you use pspvideo9.
this can be found at www.pspvideo9.com. From after the download you
will want to convert, so open pspvideo9 go to settings and pick what you
want you quality you would like you videos to be. To see if a certain
video can fit on your psp go to "profile picker" tab and see which
setting fits your needs then click save at the top. Then you go to the
setting tab and pick where you want you to output your videos. To start
to convert your videos click the convert tab on the left. Then press
the "ONE-CLICK TRANSCODE" select your video and let it convert. When it
is done converting you will now want to put it on your psp. Go to the
selected output folder and copy those two MP4 videos. Open you psp thru
USB mode, then open MP_ROOT/100MNV01/ Paste your videos into that folder
and you are good to go. Now when you go to the video icon on your psp
there should be a Video there. Make sure that it is named M4VXXXXX.MP4,
you can have any numbers be X, example: M4V12345.MP4
--The sound is not aligned with the video
Either the conversion was off, or the ripping was off.
--The Video showed up as corrupt
The converting process was off.
--Video does not show up
You did not follow the steps, or it is not a MP4 video, so the psp does
not recognize the video.
***************PUTTING HOMEBREW ON THE PSP*****************
First thing you will need to do if see how to game is shown when you
It might be in one eboot or two (some cases three). No matter how many
will have to put ALL the files on PSP/GAME/. The either go to the menu,
the eloader and begin your game.
******************STARTIN G HOMEBREW***************** ***
TO 1.5 USERS- Go to the game menu, click on the icon of the game, the
TO 2.0, 2.01, 2.5, 2.6 USERS- You can only play games thru a loader, you
open games straight from the menu. A series of loaders were created for
by two men, Fanjita and Ditlew.
TO 2.0 USERS- use the eloader goes thru a TIFF exploit found in the
PHOTOS of the
TO 2.01, 2.5, 2.6 USERS- they must go thru a different exploit found in
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. This goes thru a flaw in the
Downloads the latest version at
For easy install for Windows user you can go to
This is one of the very cool things that the psp offers besides
homebrew, and what
is also great about this is it does not require you to have wireless
are many popular portals, but for this readme i will show my example as
psp3d.com . First download the portal (duh), then place it in
PSP/COMMON/ Then go
to the Internet browser and enter where your index.html lies. On X5 the
to lie in PSP/COMMON . So you would enter the following
Donít forget the .html at the end. If you have entered it correct then
see your portal.
NOTE: Some portals have there index named something different, read the
readme to see
what it is named.
HACK BY: FREEPLAY, SKYLARK, TEAM OVERLOAD
1. Download the Font here: http://psp3d.com/FHacker093.zip.
2. Download the RegHacks pack here: http://freeplay.unaligned.org/RegHacks.zip.
3. In the Reghacks ZIP file are two folders - 'fontmod' and 'psp'. Copy both of these to the root of your memory stick. If it asks to replace files, say Yes To All.
4. Extract the Font program to a folder on your PC. It doesn't matter where.
5. Look in C:\Windows\Fonts for some fonts you like. If C:\Windows\ isn't your Windows folder, find it, then go into the Fonts folder. Make sure they say that they're TrueType fonts. Copy those files into your Font folder.
6. Open up Font and load one of the font files you copied. Tweak the settings to your liking, then click Add Font.
7. Repeat #6 for as many fonts as you want to convert.
8. Pick the font you want to use from the list and click "Install font to PSP."
*******USING THE RSS ON 2.6 *********
ONLY WORKS ON 2.6!!!!!!!!
For this to work well and sound good you must have a very good WIFI
First go to a website that offers a good RSS channel. I personally like
this one site called google.com. well click on the RSS icon and download
the channel. When you go to the Network Settings on the menu and click
on the RSS icon your channel should appear. This is exactly like
listening to a MP3 thru your Music Menu.
*******GET MUSIC ON YOUR PSP********
For the PSP to play the music it must be in a MP3 format. You can NOT
just transfer music from itunes to your psp. Itunes music is not in MP3
format, it is in a MP4 format with added security. Mac did this so
people would not steal there music, but there is a way around this
security. You must first burn it on a CD. Then from the CD convert it to
a MP3. Also, it does not have to come from itunes, if you buy a CD from
a story it will be just like after a burn from itunes.
First thing you will want to do is download a good CD to MP3 converter,
such as "Free CD to MP3 Converter". This can be downloaded at
http://www.eusing.com/Download/cdtomp3freeware.exe Look at a pic here
Unlike your videos, these can be named whatever you want it to be. Once
they are converted just drag the MP3 to PSP/MUSIC folder.
NOTE: Very easy to download music from a P2P and just drag and drop the
| | | | | | |
| +GAME MUSIC PHOTO COMMON SAVEDATA SYSTEM
On different firmwares there are different folders.
*********HOW TO USE FontHacker 0.93***********
This is a little program that lets you edit and manage your fonts from
your PC to your PSP. Download from http://psp3d.com/FHacker093.zip .
This is pretty self explanitory, to get a font go to C:\Windows\Fonts.
Then in the program you can edit where you like the shadow, or how big
you like the font. From there you are ready to go.
*****GET A WEB BROWSER ON YOUR 1.5*********
I have personally tried t his and it worked good enough for my tastes.
Before i go into detail there is one requirement, you must own the game
Wipeout Pure. If you do not own it i advise u to buy it, the gameplay is
ok, and you can go on the internet.This was discovered after they learned
you could download tracks and cars from a web based page.
How this works is really ingenius, By chamgeing the primary DNS they could
make it not go to the download page, but a page of there own. This is
actually pretty simple to do though, which is always good. First thing to
do is go to the system settings, then follow by going to the bottom and
clicking on system settings. Scan the area for a high percentage SSID.
When it asked you for manuel or automatic press automatic everytime untill
it says DNS settings. Whenu are there you will want to change the numbers
and the pattern till you have 220.127.116.11 Go open Wipeout Pure as usual,
go to the downloads section and start it up. you should not go to the
downloads page, rather a portal by PSPforums.w3.to , from here you can go
to google, or just enter a url in the address box. This is not a cool or as
complicated at the 2.0+ browsers, but it does what it needs to do. Have fun.
****HOW TO EDIT A EBOOT*****
First thing you should know is that this is not how to edit the contents or
mess with the game or do cool things like that. This is just a way to take a
eboot apart so you have the icons,the pics, music, and the data files. This
is very usefull if you are making a grafix edit and want to change the icon
and the pic that appear when you look at the eboot in the game menu. Once
you extract you can also change the names of the games by opening the PARAM
with notepad. Then editing the name in the middle to whatever you want.
Dont edit anything else or you will mess up you game from working.
*****GET A FLASH FILE ON YOUR PSP******
NOTE: This will work for all versions version, but the method of doing it is a bit different.
First thing to do is go to the page of your favorite flash file and extract it. To do this go
to the View toolbar then the Source. That is the page, look through it till you see
www.(Whatever it is).swf THIS IS GOLD. Go to google and paste the lnk in the box. It will have
a icon below that says you can directly go to that page. Right click and Save Target As. There,
you should now have the flash (swf) file.
1.0/1.5/2.0/2.01/2.5 People: To view your flash you must do it through the File assistant, this
can be found at http://s15.invisionfree.com/PSP_Foru...?showtopic=408 Just simply press
X on the file of the swf. on your psp.
2.7 People: Go into your browser and type in the location on the file, such at file:/psp/flash/coolgame.swf
ATTENTION!! All these methods are really really laggy.