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SubjectPSP Homebrew Launcher for Firmware 1.5 released Reply to this message
Posted byRomulous
Posted on06/15/05 03:20 PM



PSP-Dev Team have came through as promised and actually released the PSP Homebrew launcher.

As stated the Launcher will only work with Version 1.5 or earlier of the PSP Firmware. Bad news for me though as mine is 1.51 but interesting to see that owners of the PSP will be able to utilise some of the great Emulators that are being ported over, SNES9x etc.

Im sure it wont be long before they managed to work around the latest versions of the Firmware, however considering that future released versions of Sotware will apparently update the firmware Ad-Hoc it will be interesting to see how this util will advance.

Anyhoos, the file is called SwaPloit_1.5

I think it would be unfair to link to any sites that are hosting the files as some of the bigger sites have had major Bandwidth issues since the release, but google is our friend.

Have fun with it, some feedback on the performance would be nice.




SubjectRe: PSP Homebrew Launcher for Firmware 1.5 released new Reply to this message
Posted byLilwolf
Posted on06/16/05 02:13 PM



If they allowed homebrew games... I would buy one.

I dont' want to have to worry what version I get.. or not being able to update the firmware later...



> PSP-Dev Team have came through as promised and actually released the PSP
> Homebrew launcher.
>
> As stated the Launcher will only work with Version 1.5 or earlier of the PSP
> Firmware. Bad news for me though as mine is 1.51 but interesting to see that
> owners of the PSP will be able to utilise some of the great Emulators that are
> being ported over, SNES9x etc.
>
> Im sure it wont be long before they managed to work around the latest versions
> of the Firmware, however considering that future released versions of Sotware
> will apparently update the firmware Ad-Hoc it will be interesting to see how
> this util will advance.
>
> Anyhoos, the file is called SwaPloit_1.5
>
> I think it would be unfair to link to any sites that are hosting the files as
> some of the bigger sites have had major Bandwidth issues since the release, but
> google is our friend.
>
> Have fun with it, some feedback on the performance would be nice.
>





Subject[UPDATED] Re: PSP Homebrew Launcher for Firmware 1.5 released new Reply to this message
Posted byRomulous
Posted on06/16/05 05:50 PM



FYI - Version 2 of SwapPloit has been released that apparently solves the issue of having to use 2 Memory sticks. In addition to this there has been some negative press on Memsticks becoming unusable in the PSPs for a variety of reasons.

I would implore anyone to read up on the pros and cons before attempting to run the homebrew apps on the PSP. Like all new emulator utils there is and always will be issues in the infancy stage.

If the Board Admins have no objections i can post a couple of links to the sites providing the necessary files.

Well, it appears that a firmware upgrade for the US PSP has been released already > 1.52

Obviously if you upgrade it's bye bye homebrew for now so i would disuade those interested in this area from upgrading.

http://www.us.playstation.com/psp.aspx?id=softwareupdate for those that do want to upgrade.

New changes in this release include:
– UMD™ Music can now be played under [Music] in the home menu.
– Strengthening of system software security. [I wonder why]










SubjectDONT DO THE UPGRADE TO 1.52!! new Reply to this message
Posted byinfiniti11
Posted on06/17/05 02:04 AM



> FYI - Version 2 of SwapPloit has been released that apparently solves the issue
> of having to use 2 Memory sticks. In addition to this there has been some
> negative press on Memsticks becoming unusable in the PSPs for a variety of
> reasons.
>
> I would implore anyone to read up on the pros and cons before attempting to run
> the homebrew apps on the PSP. Like all new emulator utils there is and always
> will be issues in the infancy stage.
>
> If the Board Admins have no objections i can post a couple of links to the sites
> providing the necessary files.
>
> Well, it appears that a firmware upgrade for the US PSP has been released
> already > 1.52
>
> Obviously if you upgrade it's bye bye homebrew for now so i would disuade those
> interested in this area from upgrading.
>
> http://www.us.playstation.com/psp.aspx?id=softwareupdate for those that do want
> to upgrade.
>
> New changes in this release include:
> – UMD™ Music can now be played under [Music] in the home menu.
> – Strengthening of system software security. [I wonder why]
>

Why tell us about the 1.52 upgrade? This is an Emulation board and if we all wanted Sony to rule our lives and make our PSPs usuable for emulation, then we would upgrade our firmware. NOTE TO ALL PSP USERS......don't do this 1.52 upgrade! It will leave your PSP useless for emulation.

Screw Sony and their monopolistic ways. We want to run our emulators on the PSP and now that is possible for us Americans....haha Sony....you LOSE!



SubjectAnd in other news, PSP game sales have dropped by 95%. [nt] new Reply to this message
Posted byNerox91
Posted on06/17/05 03:30 AM



ware$ is soon to be





SubjectRe: DONT DO THE UPGRADE TO 1.52!! new Reply to this message
Posted byRomulous
Posted on06/17/05 11:18 AM



Not wanting to state the obvious.

But i did actually state that Upgrading would mean bye bye to homebrew, or in laymens terms Homebew will not work.

Perhaps i did not clarify that properly but hey ho each to thier own.




SubjectRe: DONT DO THE UPGRADE TO 1.52!! new Reply to this message
Posted byigamabob
Posted on06/17/05 12:47 PM



> > FYI - Version 2 of SwapPloit has been released that apparently solves the
> issue
> > of having to use 2 Memory sticks. In addition to this there has been some
> > negative press on Memsticks becoming unusable in the PSPs for a variety of
> > reasons.
> >
> > I would implore anyone to read up on the pros and cons before attempting to
> run
> > the homebrew apps on the PSP. Like all new emulator utils there is and always
> > will be issues in the infancy stage.
> >
> > If the Board Admins have no objections i can post a couple of links to the
> sites
> > providing the necessary files.
> >
> > Well, it appears that a firmware upgrade for the US PSP has been released
> > already > 1.52
> >
> > Obviously if you upgrade it's bye bye homebrew for now so i would disuade
> those
> > interested in this area from upgrading.
> >
> > http://www.us.playstation.com/psp.aspx?id=softwareupdate for those that do
> want
> > to upgrade.
> >
> > New changes in this release include:
> > – UMD™ Music can now be played under [Music] in the home menu.
> > – Strengthening of system software security. [I wonder why]
> >
>
> Why tell us about the 1.52 upgrade? This is an Emulation board and if we all
> wanted Sony to rule our lives and make our PSPs usuable for emulation, then we
> would upgrade our firmware. NOTE TO ALL PSP USERS......don't do this 1.52
> upgrade! It will leave your PSP useless for emulation.
>
> Screw Sony and their monopolistic ways. We want to run our emulators on the PSP
> and now that is possible for us Americans....haha Sony....you LOSE!
>
YES STOP THE HORRIBLE COMMERICAL COMPANIES FROM MAKING ANY MONEY...WATCH SOCIETY COLLAPSE...LIVE IN CAVES...CLUB WOMEN AND DRAG THEM HOME BY THE HAIR....

































































































































Note Sarcasm...


Subjectover-the-top=response new Reply to this message
Posted byinfiniti11
Posted on06/17/05 03:38 PM



I mentioned EMULATORS...which by now those developers have already made their money on outdated equipment. You must be too stupid to realize this. I never even mentioned ISOs or running copied games, which is what most people are referring to for copyright infringement.

Were talking about SNES,Genesis,TG-16,MAME,SMS,NES,and others. These emu's aren't hurting developers like current copied games are. That is not why I posted and if you actually READ my post you would have understood that.

I really wish misinformed, un-opinionated, un-idealistic, pompous individuals like yourself would stay off these boards......


SubjectRe: over-the-top=response new Reply to this message
Posted byMooglyGuy
Posted on06/17/05 03:57 PM



> I really wish misinformed, un-opinionated, un-idealistic, pompous individuals
> like yourself would stay off these boards......

Wow, and a tirade like that isn't pompous at all. I suppose we're lucky to have people like you, aren't we?

Point is, there's nothing that anyone can do to stop this shit. You're urging people to what, boycott Sony because they're trying to keep their system secure? You can rationalize it all you want by saying that it's emulation and it has nothing to do with playing pirated modern games, and on a board like this, you'd be right. The problem is the fact that hacking a console for homebrew, in terms of potential, goes hand-in-hand with game piracy on that console. Sure, you might not plan on playing pirated games, but if the system is hacked so that it can run unsigned code, it's just a matter of someone writing a homebrew program to dump the contents of a UMD to the memory card before you start seeing dumps of the games floating around the web, and it's only a step further to then expect people to start figuring out ways of playing these pirated games.

By and large, Sony couldn't really give a fuck about the fact that running unsigned code opens the PSP up for support in the emulation community via the homebrew scene. They just give a fuck about the fact that the same hack that's a vehicle for nostalgia among few has the potential to be a vehicle for piracy among many. They're not trying to screw people who want to play retro videogames on the go. That's just collateral damage from trying to keep the system secure from piracy.

Oh, also, I should point out that if you want to play new games that come out for the PSP, you don't really have a choice in the matter. I'm certain that Sony will require all subsequently released games to work only with that revision or higher, and that said games will also automatically flash the firmware to the newest revision, so you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't.

But hey, go ahead. Boycott Sony for their evil anti-homebrew-emulation ways. I'm sure the dent that you and like ten other people can make in Sony's profits will certainly make them reconsider.


SubjectRe: over-the-top=response new Reply to this message
Posted byRomulous
Posted on06/17/05 05:23 PM



Interesting point regarding the Flashing of the firmware via automatic updates Moog.

There has been reports of people updating the firmware of the US machines and it going completely tits up.

Apparently the PSP *must* be plugged into the mains power before commencing with flashing. Im certainly by no means an expert, but wonder why this is required, is there such a power drain on the system, or is it a firewall in case someone attempts to do it with minimal battery charge, and subsequently turn the PSP into a fancy paperweight.

I dont know how SONY will handle the upgrades, you are correct in saying that owners will have no choice, unless they have a spare PSP soley for the purpose of runnning homebrew.

Perhaps it will be part of the initial run process of playing the latest games that you will have to either say 'Yes' to install the update at which stage the game can then be played.

Who knows - time will tell.




Subjectboycott??? new Reply to this message
Posted byinfiniti11
Posted on06/17/05 07:42 PM



> > I really wish misinformed, un-opinionated, un-idealistic, pompous individuals
> > like yourself would stay off these boards......
>
> Wow, and a tirade like that isn't pompous at all. I suppose we're lucky to have
> people like you, aren't we?
>
> Point is, there's nothing that anyone can do to stop this shit. You're urging
> people to what, boycott Sony because they're trying to keep their system secure?
> You can rationalize it all you want by saying that it's emulation and it has
> nothing to do with playing pirated modern games, and on a board like this, you'd
> be right. The problem is the fact that hacking a console for homebrew, in terms
> of potential, goes hand-in-hand with game piracy on that console. Sure, you
> might not plan on playing pirated games, but if the system is hacked so that it
> can run unsigned code, it's just a matter of someone writing a homebrew program
> to dump the contents of a UMD to the memory card before you start seeing dumps
> of the games floating around the web, and it's only a step further to then
> expect people to start figuring out ways of playing these pirated games.
>
> By and large, Sony couldn't really give a fuck about the fact that running
> unsigned code opens the PSP up for support in the emulation community via the
> homebrew scene. They just give a fuck about the fact that the same hack that's
> a vehicle for nostalgia among few has the potential to be a vehicle for piracy
> among many. They're not trying to screw people who want to play retro
> videogames on the go. That's just collateral damage from trying to keep the
> system secure from piracy.
>
> Oh, also, I should point out that if you want to play new games that come out
> for the PSP, you don't really have a choice in the matter. I'm certain that
> Sony will require all subsequently released games to work only with that
> revision or higher, and that said games will also automatically flash the
> firmware to the newest revision, so you're damned if you do and you're damned if
> you don't.
>
> But hey, go ahead. Boycott Sony for their evil anti-homebrew-emulation ways.
> I'm sure the dent that you and like ten other people can make in Sony's profits
> will certainly make them reconsider.
>

Boycott? Who said anything about that? I said that Sony looses...for sakes of smart people cracking their machines...for emulation. it is a great achievement considering the 128bit encryption that is on 1.5 firmware....hats off to the team that did it!


SubjectRe: over-the-top=response new Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on06/17/05 07:54 PM



> > I really wish misinformed, un-opinionated, un-idealistic, pompous individuals
> > like yourself would stay off these boards......
>
> Wow, and a tirade like that isn't pompous at all. I suppose we're lucky to have
> people like you, aren't we?
>
> Point is, there's nothing that anyone can do to stop this shit. You're urging
> people to what, boycott Sony because they're trying to keep their system secure?
> You can rationalize it all you want by saying that it's emulation and it has
> nothing to do with playing pirated modern games, and on a board like this, you'd
> be right. The problem is the fact that hacking a console for homebrew, in terms
> of potential, goes hand-in-hand with game piracy on that console.

doesn't necessarily have to be all about piracy tho - i've had my xbox chipped for about 1 1/2 years now, so far I've pirated two games: TMNT and Out Run 2 and bought about 50-odd.
TMNT I just deleted after playing for about five minutes because it was rubbish. Outrun 2 I recently bought.

I think the main reason is that I have only got the standard 8GB HD, so there's nowhere to store them. I think that's the trick really, make buying the games a lot simpler that just downloading them and stashing them somewhere. As long as PSP games eventually come down to budget at about £10, I think they should be alright

if there's an old Xbox game I want, I just pop down to HMV and get it for £10, rather than go through the hassle of bittorenting it. It's a lot easier, and it's legal.

Just common sense really, to prevent piracy, just make sure your publishing method is more desirable than piracy...


Foir me the only thing I do on my modded Xbox other then legal gaming is to take screenshots of games, develop emulation code, and play around with DirectX 8. No pirating going on here! So just opening up a system isn't necessarily opening yourself up to piracy.


Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards



SubjectRe: boycott??? new Reply to this message
Posted bysmf
Posted on06/19/05 04:33 AM



Smart people wait until the platform is dead and can't be updated anymore. If you have to have a v1.5 and no later then you might as well have a v1.0 & not have to swap the memory cards. I'm suprised nobody has written a program to flash all those v1.5's back to v1.0....

smf





SubjectRe: over-the-top=response new Reply to this message
Posted bySixtoe
Posted on06/20/05 07:55 AM



> Apparently the PSP *must* be plugged into the mains power before commencing with
> flashing.

The reason for that is if it was batteries and they ran out during the flash procedure your psp would be killed, its a safety net,

Six...

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