Thinking of getting one

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Aug 1, 2008

Thinking of getting one by golden at 7:59 AM (1,361 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. golden
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    Member golden What a Digital Dummy!!!

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    So I was thinking about buying a PSP ONLY FOR EMULATION PURPOSES. I was thinking it would be nice to have a pocket sized N64, GBA, GBC, SNES, and everything else all in one at the palm of my hands. Don't even start with the games because I couldn't care less for the PSP's games. Just forget them. Don't even want to look at any titles. Forget PSP games. Just want it for the really cool brew scene. My 2 questions to you guys is:

    1: Do you think it's worth it in your opinion for just emu purposes? It seems like a hefty price tag but considering what the PSP can do emulation wise I am very impressed.
    2: How hard is it to downgrade/put custom firmware on the new PSP slims if I were to buy one at a store right now? I have heard the new ones are coming with a new motherboard that prevents them from being downgraded at all until someone finds a break through. Is that really true? That's a nightmare if it is.

    Thanks for all your help guys.
     
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    1/ not worth it imo.
    2/ no problem with current hardwares. and these new psps are rumors (last time I heard of them, though)
     
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    I think if emu is your thing, just wait for a pandora.
    But a psp will suffice. N64 emu is really slow though, but PS games rock!
    1.yep
    2. easy enough, certainly more difficult than a DS, but not entirely so. I'm not sure about the mobo issue so can't say.
     
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    Custom firmware is very easy to install, just follow the stickied tutorials. Now, for emulation, NES, GB/C, GEN, and PS1 all work great. However, SNES has some serious problems mostly caused by trying to emulate sound. N64 is barely worth mentioning, incredibly slow. Is it worth it? Depends. Can your computer play PS1 games perfectly? If not, it might be worth it. And check out the PSP games, there's some real gems out there. They'll be free anyway, so why not? [​IMG]
     
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    If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
     
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    Thanks for all your help guys. I didn't know that the PSP couldn't really emulate the N64 at full speed. I thought I could play 99% if not 100% of N64 games fine on it. Other than the N64, I know all the other emus and what they can or cannot do. Also, I didn't know anything about that pandora console so I think I will hold up the PSP for now and see what happens with that thing because it seems pretty cool. Thanks again for all you help. [​IMG]
     
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    Just wanted to add 2 more things.

    I would like to add to this. NES, GB, GBC, GBA, SNES, some SEGA consoles, old ATARI, and some other lesser known old consoles are emulated really well. I haven't experienced any sound glitches whatsoever when playing SNES, and I've played over 20 GBA Roms on my PSP perfectly. Full speed, and sometimes even with cheats.
     
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    Can you tell me some info about Daedalus(sp?), the N64 emulator? How is it? Game compatibility? Speed? Is it great? Good? Ok? Work in progress?
     
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    Don't even bother buying one unless you can get one for a good deal, cause it's not worth it if you are just going to use it as an emulator.

    The N64 emulators I have tried were slow, I doubt one specific program over the others isn't going to be better for performance and compatibility.
     
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    I bought a 16$ 4GB memory stick from DealExtreme along with a pandora and a Slim PSP black, with the total coming to 200$.

    I have to say it is worth it, because of the mobile features (browser, psptube) and playing all my old PS1 games is awesome.

    Right now I'm trying to get high quality video working on it...
     
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    there's not a TON of psp exclusives that I wanted, but DS didn't do sports great, so I made the jump

    oddly enough, I've spent 99% of my time playing my old PS games on it, and right now, i'm super engrossed in the port of FF tactics. it's really well done, and I"m enjoying the shit out of it again


    for the video, SUPER does a really decent job of encoding for the psp, just have to put the files in the E:\VIDEO\100MNV01 folder, and life is good
     
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    Wait, the GoW PSPs can't be hacked? [​IMG] I don't want to buy my games anymore. XD Yeah, I wished there was an easier way or cheaper way. I don't want to buy an extra battery or mod it, I'll ask my brother, he modded his, but his was phat, and now a brick. XD

    And the only way it gets bricked is if it is not charged while installing firmware updates?
     
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    For a fact, the new psps with new motherboard are true but Dark_alex is working on it.
     
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    my GoW slim worked just fine for loading CFW on

    you guys need to lay off the paranoia pills
     
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    How new was your slim though?
     
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    Daedalus is still slow on many N64 games. What made me disregard this emulator for now was it not being able to play Zelda N64 well.. [​IMG] The only significant game it could play well is Mario 64.

    If you're PSP is just for emulating, buying it would be a waste considering the price of around 200(well if you could consider Mp3 playing and video and internet, it could have some use).
     
  17. alex

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    I want to be a pirate arrrrg! [​IMG]
    So will it work properly? I got it at the first day! I hope it will. pwease Dark-Alex, find a solution!
     

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