Need some info before i get a PSP

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  1. KMC
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    I've been thinking about getting a PSP ever since 30mins ago, and i was wondering if i really should get one. I like the games, and features, and stuff but i am turned off by all the stuff involved to get and play games. From what i hear doing the FW hack is easy but it can get bricked easily in so many ways. I also haven't seen a free, up to date PSP game site at all, nor am i asking but i want to know if either my googling skills are crippled or there just aren't any game archives like with the DS where i can join up and download all i want for free. Sorry if i compare it with the DS too much but it's all i have to compare it with, and i don't want to get it if i can't get my game fix. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sinkhead

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    I don't know much about the PSP scene but I do know that the ISOs are much less organized than the NDS ROMs. The PSP ISOs have no numbers and no site I have found has the full collection. Often the ISOs are pre-trimmed but trimming on a PSP ISO usually means the sound and movies have been taken out of the game to make it smaller...

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  3. KMC
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    I see, so i guess i shouldn't get it. All the games seem good but i can't always find one in stores and i don't want to spend $1000+. Guess i should stick with my DS. [​IMG]
     
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    Erm...what is that site supposed to be? I don't get it? [​IMG]
     
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    OMG IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SITE LIKE THIS FOR DAYS !

    thank you soo much !
     
  7. KMC
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    What? What am i missing? Free cheese?
     
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    just do NOT get it.
    PSP sucks.
     
  9. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    i have played my cousin's PSP and i love it ! what sucks is the loading times but if you have a hacked psp and play iso's of memory cards then your fine !

    also can you say Metal gear solid portable ops ?
     
  10. KMC
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    Won't my supposed PSP get bricked if i use CFW? I need to use it to play Iso's but...
     
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    You will need to figure out how to downgrade your PSP. If you updated it to the newest official 3.40 firmware then you're out of luck. If your PSP is not a TA-082 motherboard, for 2.71 or below it okay to downgrade directly. For 2.71 for TA-082 (you can find this by opening the UMD door and look in, it'll be labeled there) motherboard you'll need a patch I think. For 3.03, you need GTA:LCS unpatched original version to downgrade.

    It only bricks if you don't know what you're doing. Say if you don't patch say the TA-082 motherboard before downgrading, it'll brick.
     
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    if you follow the instructions carefully, and keep ur psp on the charger, you have as much bricking chance as updateing normally with somy FW.

    PS search psp-iso (google)

    they have a record of all psp isos for you to downlaod

    or torrent them...

    once you CFW your psp, its eaier thana DS caus all you have to do is pay for a Memeory Stick, not a flash card and a memory stick, and a passme (optional)
     
  13. MC DUI

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    The only way you will brick a PSP is by not following the correct instructions when downgrading or upgrading firmwares, it really isn't difficult at all.

    Running backup ISO's is easy as pie, just grab a decent sized memory stick run custom firmware on your PSP and play away.

    Don't listen to all the fanboys on here that will tell you 'all teh PSP games are teh suk', there are plenty of good games on the system to enjoy.

    Also the homebrew options for the PSP are awesome, emulators are available for tonnes of systems. Also you can watch movies, read books etc..

    I love my PSP, I take it on every trip I make.
     
  14. KMC
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    I've decided to get a PSP! Thanks for the opinions guys. Any ideas on what i should get with it? I heard getting an extended battery would help but they're expensive and blow up.
     
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    Get yourself a decent sized memory stick PRO DUO, get at least a 2GB card.

    You may also want to grab a screen protector and a carry case for it.
     
  16. KMC
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    Yeah i think i'll grab a carrying case off Amazon for $10, and i heard a 4GB Pro Duo is going for $50 so i'll be sure to pick one of those up. I'll be on the lookout for a screen protector also. ANyone know any good PSP communities too? This place is awesome but it's mostly around the DS, and barely any posts in the PSP section... [​IMG]
     
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    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=psp
    Also, you can just compress an iso file to cso (shaves off a few hundred megabytes for me). I use this: http://www.winnydows.com/isocompressor.html
     
  18. KMC
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    I heard that when someone compresses it to CSO they have to do stuffs to get the CSO to load. And stuff like Music is ripped. Some people might find it useless but i want music.