Clip: Homebrew Running On PSP-3000

The prospect of running homebrew applications on PSP-3000 units is inching closer — perhaps closer than you may think.

ScummVM 0.13.1

The ScummVM team has released an update to their open source game engine interpreter. Consisting primarily of bug fixes, this comes as a recommended update to those who can’t get enough of those point-and-click adventure classics from yesteryear. Highlighted in the supplied changelog are several fixes geared towards patching up random crashes and the odd glitch with specific titles. See […]

Clip: HEN for Firmware 5.03 In Action

For those anxiously awaiting for a homebrew enabler – otherwise known as HEN – to materialize out of the firmware 5.03 TIFF exploit uncovered by developer MaTiAz, rest assured that it is coming — soon. The video above, released courtesy of Team Typhoon and project leader Davee, shows off a PSP-2000 series unit running 5.03 as it soft reboots into […]

Flash Spacer v2.7

Homebrew developer alex_e has released an update to Flash Spacer, a utility designed for removing non-essential files from the PSP’s on-board flash memory, such as the Location Free player and various font files. When doing so it also backs up any deleted files for restoration purposes. The latest build, version 2.7, features support for backing up the act.dat data file, […]

DaedalusX64 Beta 2 Update

The DaedalusX64 team has rolled out a maintenance update to the Beta 2 build of their ever-improving N64 emulator. Although no major changes or earth-shattering additions are present, the stability-focused fixes and compatibility enhancements included are surely worth pulling out that USB cable for. Should do well to tide folks over for the next milestone release. Full changelog is after […]

NAND Currency v1.2

Homebrew developer angelsniper45 has released an update to NAND Currency, a utility that allows users to make a complete backup of the PSP’s on-board flash memory for restoration or archival purposes. It is heavily based on Open Source NAND Dumper, originally written by cory1492. Fully optimized, version 1.2 aims to increase usability and features a redesigned EBOOT image. Download NAND […]

Firmware 5.03 Says Hello World, TIFF Based Exploit Released

Update #2: The TIFF exploit has been updated once again, this time sporting compatibility with both the PSP-1000 and PSP-2000. Although not officially supported, reports also suggest it is working on 3000 units. Hit up the link below to download. Update: File has been re-uploaded. According to MaTiAz, the wrong h.bin file was uploaded initially. If you had already grabbed […]

NAND Currency v1.0

Homebrew developer angelsniper45 has released NAND Currency, a utility that allows users to make a complete backup of the PSP’s on-board flash memory for restoration or archival purposes. It is heavily based on Open Source NAND Dumper, originally written by cory1492. The author is planning on turning this into a shell of sorts in future releases. Set for inclusion is […]

Update: Flash Spacer v2.5

Update: That was quick: another feature-enhancing update to Flash Spacer has been released. The latest build adds support for removing the “dic” file folder to further save on space and now automatically creates a backup of deleted files on the Memory Stick. Homebrew developer alex_e has released an update to Flash Spacer, a utility designed for removing the built-in Location […]

Fuse PSP v0.10.0.21

Homebrew developer Uberjack has released an update to Sinclair Spectrum emulator Fuse PSP. Mainly a maintenance release, new to version is a tape browser and support for rewinding tapes. Additionally, it is now possible to enable or disable tape traps for compatibility purposes. Full changelog is after the break.

PSP Magic: Digital Etch-A-Sketch

Avid homebrew developer Zx-81 has released an all-new PSP application dubbed PSP Magic. It’s essentially a digital Etch-A-Sketch — great for providing hours of artistic enjoyment in those dull moments. As a bonus, it supports saving direct-feed snapshots, allowing users to share their monochrome-styled lineographic creations with others. For usage instructions and a list of available controller keys, refer to […]

PSP Homebrew: Flash Spacer

Update: An update to Flash Spacer has been released, adding support for backing up files as promised. The author plans to incorporate a built-in menu in future builds. Developer alex_e has released a utility to remove the built-in Location Free player from PSP firmware, useful for saving flash memory space on Phat units. The author notes that it was tested […]

Hold+ v3.7

Homebrew developer Torch has released an update to Hold+, a custom firmware plugin for PSP engineered to save on battery life. It does this by performing a variety of tasks when activated, including downclocking the CPU speed to 60 MHz and switching off the LCD screen and backlight. Perfect for squeezing the most from your PSP battery when listening to […]

iR Shell 5.0 Released, Ushers In Advanced Multi-Tasking Capabilities

Prolific homebrew developer AhMan today released a major update to XMB replacement iR Shell, bringing it up to version 5.0. Built for PSP Slim units only, this build marks a significant milestone in homebrew development, introducing an advanced multi-tasking feature. This essentially allows users to run up to two applications simultaneously and jump between them simply by pressing a hot […]

Apollonia v0.03

The team of homebrew developers over at Code Tactics have released an update to their Jungle Strike esque helicopter combat game Apollonia. Played from a isometric perspective, players are tasked with going rambo on rogue military camps and establishments. Highlights in version 0.3 include various performance-centric enhancements designed to take advantage of the PSP’s VFPU processor, as well as numerous […]

iR Shell 4.92 Released, Adds LEDA Interoperability

Homebrew developer AhMan has rolled out a preliminary update to multi-tasking shell iR Shell, adding support for Dark_AleX’s legacy homebrew enabler, more commonly known as LEDA. Apart from this rather significant addition, a new feature allowing emulated PSOne titles to run at 30FPS through RemoteJoy has been added. Should do well to tide folks over for the next major iR […]

Gnarly Pong Tech Demo

Feeling trippy? Check out A_Noob’s latest homebrew effort, a psychedelic-like pong game dubbed Gnarly Pong. We used the term “game” here loosely, as it is more of a tech demo at this point, solely featuring a pair of opponents controlled entirely by computer AI. A_Noob mentions the title is a showcase of his custom built “Gear Works” game engine. Whether […]

DaedalusX64 Beta 2

The DaedalusX64 team has released the long-awaited beta 2 build of their N64 emulator for PSP. Featured are improvements contributed by several developers, including Chilly Willy, howard0su, Wally, and even the original author – StrmnNrmn himself. The complete changelog, which highlights improved Media Engine support and built-in hack detection, can be found after the break.

ScummVM 0.13.0

Time to dig up those classic point-and-click adventure games. The ScummVM crew have released version 0.13.0 of their multi-platform open source game engine interpreter, available on numerous formats including PSP and Wii. For the uninitiated, ScummVM allows users to run SCUMM based video game titles, including LucasArts-developed adventure classics Monkey Island 1-3 and Fate of Atlantis. Noteworthy additions in version […]

PSPKVM v0.5.1

M@x and Sleepper have released an update to their popular Java virtual machine emulator for the PSP. Known as PSPKVM, it can run both games and applications compiled with Sun Microsystems’ open-source Java 2 Platform Micro Edition toolkit (J2ME) on PSP, provided that custom firmware is installed. As always, changelog is after the break.