PSP Phat advantages over Slim?

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  1. ackers
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    I heard that some homebrew runs on the Phat PSP's but not on Slim's. Can someone pls tell me what these homebrews are and if there are any other advantages the Phat has over the Slim? Thanks.

    One more q: Do all games/homebrew have to be named eboot.PBP or can I rename it to "anything".PBP?
     
  2. Lumstar

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    The only thing I suspect might run better on Phat now is NES. Most important software has been updated.
     
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    Lots of homebrew/emulators were coded specifically for the Phat, but like theclaw said, there have been significant updates so that doesn't matter. The Slim having more RAM is a definite plus for the system.

    Also, I dunno if it needs to be eboot.pbp. I just leave it as-is since each emulator and all is contained to its own folder.
     
  4. Tikker

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    the only thing I can think of is the IR port on the phat

    other than that, I don't think there's a reason to own the phat over the slim, given the choice
     
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    1. Yes, they all need to be called eboot.pbp unless instructed to rename it.

    2. IR port, and ability to run 1.5 firmware are really the only major differneces.
     
  6. ackers
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    OK thanks. What is the IR port and is it useful at all?
     
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    infra red port

    it was the original wireless standard for pc's many moons ago

    you could use it like a remote control for your tv/stereo/etc