PSP Updates has posted a new homebrew application by mediumgauge entitled PSP Filer. This homebrew app is a simple file browser for the PSP in the vein of FileAssistant (Which I personally enjoy more).
* Display folders in tree pattern
* Folders can be collapsed/extended
* Changing memory card on-the-fly is possible
* Devices other than the memory stick are visible too
* Text viewer included
* Open big text file quickly
* Tab stop can be switched between 4 and 8
How to use
* Up/down: File moving
* Analog up/down: Fast moving
* Circle: [on folder] collapse folder; [on file] open in text viewer
* Triangle: Refresh devices
* Start: switch between devices
In text viewer
* Up/down: move cursor
* Analog up/down: Fast moving
* L1/R1: page flip (half page per hit)
* Triangle: tab stop switching
* Cross: return to filer
You can download PSP Filer v0.1 here.
SAN DIEGO, Jan 18, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Veoh Networks, Inc. (www.veoh.com), the first Internet Television Peercasting Network, today announced that the majority of its catalog of more than 20,000 independent, user-published videos is now available for download and enjoyment on the Sony PSP computer entertainment system. Veoh automatically downloads videos of interest to a PSP owner’s device each time they connect it to their PC.
I have not yet downloaded this and browsed their library, and I will most likely wait a bit after this is released before completely checking it out. I do admit that I am pleased that more companies are heading in this direction and hope to see more of this in the future.
Gamespot has posted a designer diary by Bigbig Studios managing director Jonathan Webb about the highly anticipated (in North America at least, lucky Europeans!) PSP game Pursuit Force.
By Jonathan Webb, Managing Director
Hello, I’m Jonathan Webb, Managing Director for Bigbig Studios, and we’ll be with you over the next handful of weeks to talk about Pursuit Force, our PSP-exclusive title. Pursuit Force is, quite simply, an all-out, action-packed, vehicle-based combat game with pure adrenaline-induced gameplay. The game takes place in Capital City, where crime is out of control. The police are powerless to stop this criminal onslaught, so the Chief of Police decides to create a new, hard-as-nails police department called Pursuit Force, and you’re its one and only recruit. Being the only recruit, it’s your job to rid the state of the five controlling gangs, each one hell-bent on causing as much chaos as possible. Taking down these gangs is the key aim….
As with most Designer/Dev diaries, this is very interesting for those who are in to these things. Check it out if you are curious about the behind-the-scenes of Pursuit Force.
PSP Updates has posted yet another homebrew game. Vector Infected by smayds is a shooter game in the vein of Geometry Wars which is currently enjoying insane popularity on the X-Box 360 online service.
I’m fairly new to the PSP, and have been spending the last week or so learning how to play with its innards. I’ve come up with this little game, which is a ‘port’ of Vector Infector, a game being put together by one of me mates. It’s a Geometry Wars inspired game. Basically, you have to kill everything that moves, except for the shiny little gems, which you collect. The more gems you get, the higher your score multiplier, and the bigger your guns get.
It’s still VERY beta so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Dpad or analoggy to move
Shape buttons to fire
Ltrigger = switch between robotron-esque and straight-ahead shooting
Rtrigger = freeze movement for aiming when shooting straight ahead
Select = dump screenshot to MS root (just raw, sorry!)
Start = cycle music (only 1 track though, so never mind)
Judging by the comments, the game apparently only works on Firmware 1.5. I have played this game and can tell you that it is one of the best Homebrew games to come out in some time. It is extremely fun and addictive and I cannot wait to see what else smayds has up his sleeve.
You can download Vector Infected here.
>> It’s not really Xbox related, but we’ve always been following up on XLink Kai(info) stuff so I thought it’d be interesting to mention we got some leaked information from sources close to the people behind the XLink Kai tunneling software claiming that they are about to announce a new commercial PSP online gaming network – possibly as soon as Q2 this year.
Will this be a tunneling service – or something more unified – like Xbox Live!? Is it officially supported by Sony (unlikely)? Why is it a commercial product from a crew which have always contributed free services to the community? Will it get support from game developers? How is it different from the existing Kai PSP support (that will not cease to exist of course and development will continue) – justifying a price tag?
Notable members of Kai’s technical crew have either resigned or gone missing over the last few months – so this story could have some weight. Looking over XLink’s site gives nothing away, and attempts to contact the resigned members have gone unanswered.
XLink Kai is extremely popular among PSP users (including a large number of our forum members) so this is interesting news indeed. However, at this point it is nothing but speculation but the possiblity is there considering how popular XLink Kai is.
Psix, setting a whole new level of homebrew quality
From every angle psix emits a glow of pure quality, combining both breathtaking quality graphical interfaces with easy intuitive control systems, from the many onscreen displays you always know exactly what is going on, be it the current song, or if usb is enabled, even if software on the psp requires an update! Get ready for the new beginning.
Massive feature list
With the additional feature of being able to update you’re software on the fly, psix makes sure that you’re gaming experience is the best it can possibly be. Stay tuned for the complete feature list, to be released her very soon!
Extended module system
Imagine a wireless server module, you could share you’re files wirelessly with other friends running psix, a radio module, listen to internet radio or even stream music off a friends psp! The possibilities are endless, and it’s all within our grasp!
Just what is this worth?
While we have no price set in stone at this time, the full version of psix will most probably be set between $7 and $15 per license, this license covers all future updates and patches, and also gives you access to the development forums where you can take part in discussions with other developers and suggest things which may be added to psix!
I will definitely take a look at this, and unlike many people, I will reserve judgement until it is released. I also recommend reading the comments on the PSP Updates post as the developers are involved in the discussion.
A good source has told me that Beta Invites for the Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Beta Test have been trickling out. Looks like Playstation.com GAP members are gettng first dibs.. followed by others who were in the SOCOM beta… maybe. So check your email boys and girls, you may be one of the lucky few!
PSP Updates has uploaded LostPorts Homebrew Pack v0.2 by LostJared. This is the second homebrew port compilation (First available here). This pack has some new releases as well as some updates to Pack 1.
Just run ./build_all.sh from the command line to build all the source code
make sure you have PSPSDK and SDL installed..
* 5 New Programs I did today
* Update to Trail Demo to use CPU Overclock for faster frame rate
looks great now.. Special thanks to BlackPhenoix for the info..
As with most homebrew these are designed for 1.5 but some might run on 2.0.
PSP Zones has posted the release of PSPShot v0.1 by Tsukasa. PSPShot is a homebrew application that allows you to take a screenshot of your PSP at any time.
Please remember this is the FIRST release of this app so it is still a bit buggy and can cause trange lines to display on screenshots if the background on the PSP screen is moving too fast
The Controls are as follows:
Start: Starts the system menu in “screenshot mode”
Select: Starts the insertet UMD in “screenshot mode”
L: Enables normal movement
R: Makes a screenshot
L+R: Exit the program
You can download PSPShot v0.1 here.
Note: According to the Read Me, this program only works with firmware 1.50
PSP Updates has posted yet another mod for PSP Mod. Well technically, this is an update to an existing mod, but with some significant changes. Miemt11 has released version 0.07 of PMP Simple Converter with a major facelift.
– What can it do?
Convert any video (rmvb, avi, mpg, wmv, asf) to PSP PMP format
– Changes since version 0.05
1: Add new Batch Conversion Mode with no limit (Now you can encode more than one video at a time) Select your input and output video and than click on the add batch button
2: Able to encoding all or selected only
3: Complete New PMP simple Converter GUI Design
4: Extra Video and General command switch option (now you can add additional filter and general setting) http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html#GENERAL ENCODING OPTIONS (MENCODER ONLY)
5: Simple file size calculator (Total MB per hours)
6: no need rm.exe program anymore (using internal command)
7: fix the open file dialog
8: Enable better rmvb and wmv encoding
9: Skin Changer for PMP Simple Converter
If anyone interest to create their own skin for PMP Simple Converter
Please follow the Skin Image Spec:
Resolution = 890×550
Format = jpeg, png and bmp
transparency = Yellow
10: fps default is 25
11: harddup is enable by default
– Component Requirement
1: Get all the memcoder component from [here].
2: Put pmp_muxer.exe to the intall directory e.g. C:\Memcoder
3: Now extract my PMP Simple to the intall directory e.g. C:\Memcoder
4: .Net Framework Runtime 2.00 from [here]
1UP is reporting that Koei is planning on releasing Samurai Warriors: State of War for the PSP sometime in March.
Samurai Warriors: State of War is the second Dynasty Warriors-esque game the company’s Omega Force team has produced for Sony’s portable. This one’s a little more full featured, though, 19 playable characters and multiplayer allowing for up to four players simultaneously.
I personally have never been into the Dynasty Warrior’s series and I didn’t really enjoy Samurai Warriors on the PS2. As such I myself am not to terribly hyped about this game, but I am willing to bet there is at least one fan of the series on this site.
Gamespot reports that 2K Sports officially announced that World Poker Tour would be available in Q2 of 2006, following the recent release of the PS2, XBox and GBA versions. The PSP Edition will have ad-hoc wireless, online play, and online compatibility with the PS2 version in addition to special PSP exclusive features.
In World Poker Tour, you can take a seat at the table in such places as The Bicycle Casino, Commerce Casino, and Bay 101, as well as Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in New Jersey, The Aviation Club in France, and Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut against people such as Erick Lindgren, Evelyn Ng, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Lyle Berman, Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, Phil “The Unabomber” Laak, Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten, and actress/poker player Mimi Rogers.