PSP Cheats/Codes This guide will show you how to set up a cheat plugin on your PSP. Q - How do I use cheats on the PSP? A - You need to install and use a cheat plugin. The below spoiler shows you how to set up plugins. WARNING! Spoilers inside! Q - What's a plugin and how do I use it? A - A plugin is a .PRX file that adds additional functionality to your PSP. They can cheat, take screenshots, save/load state, stream video, remap your controls, and lots more. A plugin's installation instructions usually require you to place it's PRX file into your /seplugins/ folder. Some plugins will demand to be placed in a specific structure or folder, so pay attention to any instructions included. After placing the file, you need modify one or more of the text files in that folder. There's three text files, one for VSH, one for GAME, and one for POPS. You edit whichever file for the section you want the plugins to work under, like this. ms0:/seplugins/joysens.prx 1 ms0:/seplugins/RemoteJoyLite.prx 0 The first line is for the joysens.prx plugin, and the 1 indicates it's enabled. The second line is for the RemoteJoyLite.prx plugin, and the 0 means it's disabled. Q - When will plugins be activated? A - A plugin will be activated the next time it's section (VSH/GAME/POPS) starts. Q - What are VSH, GAME, and POPS? A - VSH refers to the PSP's native OS/Menus. GAME refers to PSP games (and hombrew). POPS refers to PS1/PSX games. Q - A plugin isn't working for me on a 6.x firmware, what do I do? A - Things changed between 5.x and 6.x, so some plugins needed to be updated, make sure you're using the latest version. Q - Can I enable/disable plugins without having to hook up to a PC and edit that file each time? A - On the home screen press Select to get to the VSH menu, and enter the recovery menu from there. There's a section in the recovery menu to toggle the individual plugins. If, however, your PSP won't boot properly and you have a perm hack installed, you can shut the PSP fully down (hold the on/off switch until it cuts off), then turn it back on and immediately hold the R trigger to access the recovery menu. Q - Where can I get plugins? A - This thread is a great resource. Generally cheat plugins won't be a single .prx file, they'll be a couple files in their own folder. Q - Which cheat plugin should I use? A - You have a few choices. TempAR is my personal recommendation, it's a recent plugin that attempts to combine features from older ones while making cheat creation easier. The main tempar.prx file is the main cheat file, if you want to cheat on PSP games (POPS) use tempar_lite.prx for them. CWCheat is also recommended. It has additional features such as text reading, and it has a POPS (PSX) version as well. CMFusion isn't as stable as the above two, but has even more extra features such as image viewing, and save/load state (RTS). Q - How do I update the cheat database? A - For CMFusion and CWCheat you go and replace the database/files on the memory stick with the new one. TempAR can load multiple databases at once so you can name them cheat.db, cheat1.db, cheat2.db, and so on. Q - Can you link me to some database sites? A - Generally googling is the best bet now for pre-compiled databases. The main gbatemp database is no longer maintained and most of the sites hosting updated cheat files also host ROMs/ISOs, so we can't link to them. The below sites do have some good resources though. http://www.onehitgamer.com/wiki/index/ http://www.codemasters-project.net/vb/index.php Q - How do I use TempAR? A - Press L+R+HOME to bring up the TempAR screen. By default cheats are off globally, press the Note button on the PSP to turn them on. If cheats for the game you're running were automatically detected they'll be in the list, otherwise (or if you want to load a different database) use the L and R buttons to change tabs, go to the PRX tab and use the "load cheat file" function, using left and right to select the database. Usually PSP codes for one device will be in one database, another in another database, PSX games in a separate database, and so on. Q - How do I use CWCheat? A - After installing the plugin, press and hold Select for three seconds to bring up the menu. From there make sure that you choose to enable cheats. The database should already be loaded and you can toggle cheats on and off, but if you want to swap to a different database use the "Reload Cheat Database" option with the number of the database (cheat.db, cheat1.db, etc.) you want. Q - How do I use CMFusion? A - After installing it, press the Note button to bring it up. "Address Table" is the list of cheats, you can save and load various database types through the other options in the menu. "Memory manage" is the RTS/state functions. Dump is save state, upload is load state. Be careful with saving and uploading, if plugins and such have changed between saving and loading instances or your CFW has changed things could fuck up, as save/load state works on the PSP as a whole, not just the game.