Sunday, December 28, 2008

3 small tips on Sony PSP

Do you have and enjoy a PSP? Do you maintain it properly? These are not inexpensive devices, and you would not want them to burst accidentally, would you? Here are a few hints for keeping your PSP in superior working shape.

  • Maintain the entire parts clear of dust. Just like a PC, dust may harm PSP parts and including the screen. In one case, I left my PSP in a dirty place when I went on holiday. When I got back, there was a one inch fracture on the display.
  • Purchase a PSP case instead of a PSP sack. A case is strong and a pouch is cushy. This implies, if you by chance drop your PSP when it is in a case, it will endure the fall. Doing this actually ensures a longer lifetime for your PSP.
  • ONLY purchase a memory stick duo that possesses enough storage for what you require. For instance, it is no use purchasing a two GB Memory stick duo, if you just use the PSP from time to time, and you put like five songs and ten images on it. This will save you cash and not make you feel like you squandered money.

Altering the Save File pictures

* Anytime you save a game, one or two images are made on your memory stick: ICON#.PNG - the 144x80 image showed when you choose your saved file. The #, commonly 0, can be higher whenever a game puts more than one saves in single folder. PIC 1. PNG - the 480x272 background that is showed if you cursor over your save or game disk. Aware of this, you may custom-make your save images and backgrounds by merely substituting them with fresh . PNG files. Nevertheless, be sure that you retain the new file to a lesser degree or same to the master copy file's resolution, or the PSP will chop off sections to make it fit.

First link your PSP to your personal computer. Then find the save file you prefer to modify. Every save is placed in the PSPSAVEDATA folder, separated into different sub folders to retain required files collectively. When you have discovered the save icon you need to modify, put .ori to the end of the filename, just in case you ever prefer to modify it back to the previous condition. Resize the picture you want as you are save icon to 144x80 and then save it as a .PNG with the name ICON#.PNG - “where # was the number discovered on the file you renamed”. After that move the new image into your save folder.

Straight off, anytime you see your save files on the PSP, its image will be the picture you modified it to. Employ the similar technique to modify PIC 1.PNG files to your own custom images, but remember that the resolutions should be at most 480x272. *Do remember this is a little bit complex and could cause losing all saves if not executed correctly. This fine-tune is actually for those who know how to use these types of files.

How to Use Car Audio System to Play PSP Sounds Through FM wave

Utilise the following directions to have fun with your PSP games and films with your vehicle sound system. You'll require a FM modulator, a audio cable with a male stereo 1/8" earpiece connector at one end and divide right and left RCA connectors at the other. The red cable with the 'in' line fuse attached to your automobile battery or switch. The ground wire is grounded to the car frame. Adjust the vehicle's tape or CD set to the frequency modulation frequency that is on the modulator. The relative frequency is usually 88.7 or 89.1 MHz. Put in the RCA connectors by the audio cable into the RCA jacks located on modulator. put in the headphone end of the cable right into the PSP. Then, you can turn on the PSP with the volume set at half way.

The PSP's audio attached through your vehicle's transmitting aerial. No additional cables are required nor are another adaptations. Your games, song and films will now run through your vehicle's stereo loudspeaker system. Do remember: careful when attempting this and be sure you recognise how to apply the modulation unit and know the correct path to assemblage the cable to the fuze box and ground cable. If this isn't done correctly, this may harm or even fry the PSP.

Friday, December 12, 2008

AOL Instant Messenger in PSP

Even thought America Online is not likely to release a PSP Instant Messenger version of AOL soon, you don’t have to be without your buddy list. Using your PSP’s Web browser you can log on to WebAIM at, type your username and password, and access your buddy list, send and receive instant messages, and more (see Figure for a look at WebAIM in action in a regular PC browser).WebAIM even has a login page made especially for PSPs, with an on-screen keyboard to save you time entering your username and password—just head over to

Figure shows WebAIM in action on my PSP using Sony’s Web browser, which is enabled in the Firmware 2.0 update. Of course, you can still use the Wipeout Pure Web browser, so you don’t have to upgrade to Firmware 2.0 and lose the ability to program your PSP and run homebrew applications.

WebAIM’s free servers are often pretty crowded, so getting one can take a while. I opted to pay for their premium service, which guarantees me access any time of the day, for around $4 per month or a scant $17 for six months.

Creating the Wipeout Directory

The Wipeout Web browser looks for documents to be stored in a folder called “wipeout,” so you need to create that folder. In your Web server’s documents folder, create a folder named wipeout. Create folder in the c:\inetpub\wwwroot, a folder that Microsoft’s IIS Web server generally uses. For MooPS you will simply place your files in c:\Program Files\MooPS\ROOT, where c:\Program Files\MooPS\ is where you installed MooPS—no wipeout directory is necessary.

Configure the DNS Server

You need to trick Wipeout Pure into loading your Web page instead of the one it expects. You do this by spoofing the location of the server that the game looks for. Once it finds your page, the sky’s the limit.
It’s probably not a good idea to make your DNS server publicly available. Not only may the traffic get unmanageable, but Sony’s legal team may call you telling you to cease and desist. If you leave this on your local network, or at least undisclosed to all the hack boards out there, you should be safe, but there are no guarantees if you open your hack up to the public.

If You’re Using Windows
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure MooPS is running.
2. Configure MooPS’ Server Settings menu

If you’re using a Web server other than MooPS, set the MooPS Port under Web Server to 33333 so it doesn’t conflict with your Web server.

If You’re Using BIND on Unix or Mac OS X
In the case of BIND, you will be creating a zone file to spoof Sony’s Web site, I will assume that if you have a BIND instance running, you already
know how to configure BIND, so we won’t go over it here. There are many fine books on setting up BIND, so hop onto or go to your local bookstore and you’ll find some excellent guides.
The zone file for BIND should have the following contents:
; zone file
$TTL 86400
@ IN SOA (
2005070942 ; serial number YYYYMMDDNN
28800 ; refresh interval
7200 ; retry interval
86400 ; expire timeout
86400 ; min. time to live (ttl)
; spoofed entries to point traffic to our local server instead of out on the Internet NS ; says where the name server is (us, haha)
A ; points the root to this IP address Ingame A ; resolves to our local server Webcluster A ; resolved to our local server
Next you need to update your named.conf file and add the zone, as shown in the following code. Enter the text at the end of the file’s contents and then save the file. Like the zone file, be sure to use the tab key, not multiple spaces, when adding the entry.

zone “” {
type master;
file “”;

Configuring DNS If You’re Using Mac OS X’s Built-In Web Server

Follow these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  2. Select Sharing.
  3. Under Personal Web Server, click the On check box and then click Start.
  4. Close the System Preferences window.
Your Web site documents are not stored under your home directory. Your Web site documents go into a global Web document folder. To access this directory in Finder, select Computer from the Go menu, then open the Library folder, then the WebServer folder, and then the Documents folder. In the terminal, you can also type cd /Library/WebServer/ Documents. This location may be different depending on the version of Mac OS X you are running. If the directory isn’t right for your version, load Help and search for Personal Web Sharing.