Title: PSP emulation
Nitro Bahamut - July 18, 2005 11:47 AM (GMT)
heres a statement form
|It was only a matter of time before hackers found out how to run homebrew games and apps on Sony’s PSP – and on May 5th, the first homebrew app was successfully run on the PSP. Since then, the homebrew scene has literally exploded with people all around the globe coding emulators & apps for the portable unit and there isn’t any sign of stopping.|
Emulation is the biggest purpose for hacking a system and the PSP has been a prime target due to the large crisp screen, portability, and memory stick storage format. Because emulation on the PSP has grown so much in the recent months, you can find working or near-perfect emulators for the NES, SNES, GBA, MAME, PC Engine, Genesis, Neo Geo and more. But emulation doesn’t end with games – you can find emulators for even running Windows and the Amiga operating systems as well.
With the nature of the homebrew scene, there is always a dark side to it all – game piracy. Already, PSP games are able to be dumped and run from the memory stick with special loader applications. The upside is that the general PSP community (and a select number of PSP homebrew sites) are strongly against PSP game piracy, and thankfully so – PSP owners don’t want to see their beloved portable fail. One prime example of a system failing because of piracy was the Sega Dreamcast. Sega ran out of money to keep the Dreamcast on the market, and it ran out of money because games weren’t selling to their full potential due to very widespread and easy piracy of Dreamcast titles. Sony has been trying to keep one step ahead of the hackers which provide the means for PSP owners to play their homebrew apps and games – in the recently released Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition, there is a required 1.5 Firmware update (not needed for USA PSP’s but included anyway). PSP owners can expect required future firmware updates in other upcoming PSP titles but you can guarantee the hackers will be on top of getting around this roadblock as well.
at first glance i thought emulation for thsi was a cool idea, then i read on and i changed my mind! well, lets discuss this further, so read it and comment!
Khse - July 18, 2005 07:36 PM (GMT)
Hmm...... I don't know what to say. it was going to happen eventually. Sony can't prevent everything.
Nitro Bahamut - July 19, 2005 10:13 AM (GMT)
well so soon! lol, it destroyed teh dreamcast, lets hope it doesnt help destroy the psp, i think sony will deal with it though!
Khse - July 19, 2005 05:49 PM (GMT)
Yeah. As of now I know no one that owns a PSP so I don't know anybody personally that would be affected. All of my friends and people at my school have a DS.
Nitro Bahamut - July 20, 2005 11:17 PM (GMT)
lol, well it could destroy the psp as a whole! if that happens all well have is teh ds! i doubt it will actually happen though!
Khse - July 21, 2005 01:51 AM (GMT)
Yeah. Sony will step in and stop it before it is dead.
Nitro Bahamut - July 21, 2005 08:26 PM (GMT)
yeah, but then again stopping emulation is more aless impossible! i just hope they find a way to atleast make it less of an impact on there success!
Infectious_Twilight - July 22, 2005 09:40 PM (GMT)
They'll try, though they've not tried to stop ps2 emulation so much from what I've heard. But then again, there aren't any fully functional emu's out there for the ps2 so that could explain it.
I do hope they kick this though, psp needs to succeed to show nintendo that they aren't the only handheld makers in the world =P
Ragnarok - July 23, 2005 05:26 AM (GMT)
i think that the only way to stop somthin like emulation is to make enormous games like what the ps3 has except way bigger, keep the size of games larger than most hard drive sizes and keep the media the games r on(for those hu don't no, media means stuff like discs, etc) larger or in a weird form like cartridges but different too so that there's no chance of ppl dling the game unless they went to an enormous amount of trouble and burning the games would take ages too. that or else u could b like this console called the phantom where ur actually meant to dl the game from a special website the makers created but u hav to pay.