PlayStation Portable |OT| EVERYWHERE JUST GOT BETTER!


#141

I must be unlucky, I got 2 dead on arrival out of 3 I have bought. And the third died quickly.


#142

Must be bad luck :disappointed_relieved: I’ve had a single and a dual for years and haven’t had any issues


#143

My 3 year old son just broke my PSP (spilled water when I was just saying to be careful with it), and I’m having a really hard time right now dealing with it.

My wife: “it’s just a silly toy, don’t get mad at him”, isn’t helping at all.


#144

Play something else to get some distance/perspective. It won’t seem so bad tomorrow. Hardware can generally be easily replaced.


#145

I have to say I’m in a bit of a love/hate relationship with my PSP 1000.

Love having my favourite PS1 games portable.

Hate the crappy buttons and dpad and general ergonomics.


#146

Parent life. It always happens right after you’re saying “BE CAREFUL” in slow motion.


#147

Updated the OT with a PSX section. It’s such a huge part of the PSP that I’m surprised that I just completely skipped it. I did make this in a rush but I should’ve updated it much earlier since I’ve had plenty of time since I first posted it. I’m open to any other suggestions for improving the OT.


#148

Thanks!

You can use USB controllers with any model PSP if you’re running CFW. Not limited to just the PSP Go.


#149

The tingling feeling I get in my left wrist tells me I’ve played on my PSP long enough and could use a break. Ditto for the N3DS.


#150


#151

You should get a grip for it.


#152

Did you put it in a bag of rice?


#153

Dropped your rice in water? Try putting it in a bag of phones.


#154

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#155

Playing PS1 on PSP… it’s interesting to note that the machine is run at max CPU speed (reducing gaming time on a single battery charge) but not every game needs that kind of horsepower.

I’m playing golf, generally static scenes and not too much camera polygon pushing. I can use CWCHEAT to dial down POPS CPU usage to 66% and not feel any lag, or even 33% and have minor lag only. A real battery saver.


#156

Yeah it’s a cool feature. Most emulators on the system have this ability as well.


#157

I fired up my PSP for the first time in several years and I’ve been playing Phantasy Star Portable 2. I got up to Chapter 10 out of 10, but never finished the single player portion. I’m leveling up and finishing off side missions that I never finished, before I make the finial push to finish the game. I’m also redecorating my room, as it was ugly as sin. :laughing: It was funny to go into the multiplayer portion and seeing the names of people I used to play online with on my friends list.


#158

Wow, nice find! Didn’t realise that. Battery life on my 3000 is pretty acceptable overall when playing PS1 games, so I never would have known it was being inefficient there. I guess they locked it to 222Mhz to ensure every game runs as fast as possible in potential bottlenecks? Or would the emulator technically be able to adjust based on load?

I wonder if it’s just because most of the PSP software I played on PSP also maxed the CPU to 222Mhz all the time. But surely something like Yggdra Union wouldn’t.


#159

Max should be 333 Mhz, not 222 Mhz. Seems like it’s underclocking it already on yours.


#160

Yeah PSX games all run at 333/166, but my golf game (with its CD music switched off) plays just fine at 222/111 and I get 7 hours on one battery charge. 2 extra hours!

There is only a little lag at 111/111. Music switched on needs 222/133.

TL;DR: there’s probably headroom to save some power.