Please Teach An Idiot How to Get ISOs to play?

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  1. erbine99
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    I have never hacked anything before. I've got custom firmware running (6.60 Pro-B10), but I can't figure out how to put games on the psp AND HAVE THEM ACTUALLY WORK. I'm putting them in the right place (ISO folder) and I have unziped the file. The games just... don't show up at all? But they definitely take up space on the memory.

    Please explain in stupid person cannot hack terms.
     
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    You have the ISO folder on the root of the memory card, correct? It's not in another folder, is it?
     
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    iso/(gamename).iso
    or .cso
     
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    is it super unhelpful if I don't know what root means?
     
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    Root is like right when you enter in the device, the base folder. Where all the folders are.
     
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    Yeah that's where it is.
     
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    As VinsCool said, is the file extension .iso or .cso?
     
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    oh okay it looks like i opened a rar file... into a bunch of tinier rar files? so it's not the right type of file? I guess
     
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    Right-click that .rar file and tap Extract Here (assuming you have Winrar or 7Zip).
     
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    should there be a crapton of files to extract in a psp game? and does it matter what order I extract them?
     
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    Yes, in this case. It depends on how the uploader compressed the game beforehand, but that's frivolous. Just right-click and extract like in the above video. Also, if you're running a Light Custom FirmWare (LCFW), you will have to run the Fast Recovery Tool application every time the PSP is turned off and on. This excludes putting it in sleep mode.
     
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    I did that... and it's still not working.
     
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    Have you extracted the .iso from the files and placed it in the ISO folder?
     
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    it's... a bunch of little iso files so I put them in a folder in the iso folder. should i just put them directly in the file?
     
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    Sent a PM.
     
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    You should have either a ISO or CSO, (CSO is compressed ISO for psp) Put it in the iso folder, and shove it on the memory card, Don't put it inside of any folder. It should be in the same folder as VIDEO PHOTO MUSIC, that is all. If you done it then that how it should work. If you have a game, you can easily rip it. Simply press select and change USB to Game umd, connect to computer and copy to your PC, then change USB back to memory stick and copy to ISO folder. You can use YACC to make a CSO file which is just a compressed game, to save space on the memory stick.