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New to the PSP

TalapasTalapas Registered User new member
edited May 2008 in Games and Technology
I just recently bought a PSP and have played a few games on it. I have heard of all the cool stuff you can do with it though, and I was wondering if anyone has advice on where to start out. I am worried about downloading stuff that may jack my psp up. Any help at all is appreciated. And I am sorry if this has been asked before, but I wasn't very effective in looking it up using the forum search.
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    SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What games do you have/have played? What ind of games do you like? I'm sur emany of us could recommend some good ones.

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    TalapasTalapas Registered User new member
    edited May 2008
    So far I have beaten Puzzle Quest and now I am working on God of War. I have been looking for a copy of Sid Meier's Pirates, but have so far been unsuccessful. I don't know that I am looking for games as much, though I am always welcome to suggestions, but rather I am looking for cool downloads and other fun stuff to do with it.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I've downloaded entire archives of comics (Dilbert and PA, primarily) and most of them fit the PSP screen perfectly. Store 'em on your Memory Stick and your PSP becomes a nifty comic reader on the go.

    I don't know a way to view text files on the PSP right now, so the next best thing is going to Project Gutenberg via the web browser and bookmarking your favorite works.

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    InterpreterInterpreter Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I don't know a way to view text files on the PSP right now, so the next best thing is going to Project Gutenberg via the web browser and bookmarking your favorite works.

    Just put the text file on your memory stick, and then point the browser to file:///<whatever>.txt. I think there's a size restriction for loading the text files in to the browser(30KB? Not sure), but you can just break up the text file into multiple parts and just keep changing your browser to the next file when you want it.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Didn't know of the file restriction. That may have been why it didn't work for me last time.

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    InterpreterInterpreter Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Didn't know of the file restriction. That may have been why it didn't work for me last time.

    I was wrong about the size restriction. It's much much smaller. After a bit of searching with google I found this

    http://www.drugster.com/psp/psp-ebook-tutorial_drugstercom.htm

    Not sure if anything has changed with the slim PSP.

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    ShujaaShujaa Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm much in the same boat and have some questions of my own:

    For video playback of my own files, does the PSP support any kind of subtitles? By the way, this is a great utility for putting your own vids on there :)

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    Rogueknight-Rogueknight- Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Didn't know of the file restriction. That may have been why it didn't work for me last time.

    I suppose a way around this would be to bring up the text file, take a screen print of it then save it in the images directory. You can read the text with image viewer and it will probably load faster. The only drawback is possibly the endless scrolling left and right.

    For the original post, here are a couple of links that I really found useful when I bought my PSP.

    Penny Arcade Forum - I got a PSP: Tell me everything.

    PSP User's Guide - Official I know this sounds like a stupid one to link, but it is a really useful document to come back to if you do have any questions about how to do something with the PSP.

    Gamespot Top Rated Games - Good to start your browsing with - Not definitive but it will give you ideas.

    Penny Arcade Forum - The PSP Wallpaper Thread (NSF56k) - There are some excellent choices in here, stop in and take a look.

    PS Forums PSP Demo Thread - This is a great resource which has demos for lots of good games. These can also be found on UK/US Playstation official websites in general. I would recommend - Metal Gear PO, Worms and Medal of Honour Demos - as these will give you a nice couple to store on the memory card for a rainy day.

    I hope this helps. Sid Meier's Pirates is also really good fun to play so I would recommend it. Even though it is a series of mini games it does capture the atmosphere nicely and you are truly free to roam where you please.

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    ironsizideironsizide You must whip it Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    If you continue to have trouble finding Pirates, PM me. I have a copy I'd be willing to part with.

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    cjeriscjeris Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Sounds like we need a slash000 post.

    Actually, sounds like we need a single forum post where all the slash000 game list text files are kept...

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    * God of War: Chains of Olympus - a virtually PS2-quality iteration of God of War; best third person action game on the PSP
    * Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops - this is a stealth action game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and it contains all the same great gameplay from the series you'd hope for. Story is a prequel to MGS3.
    * Lumines - very addicting puzzle game that combines music and psychadelic graphics with puzzle gameplay
    * Wipeout: Pulse - futuristic, high speed, arcade-style racing game
    * Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions - it's a fantastic port of the first FFT with nice, stylistic new cutscenes
    * Final Fantasy VII : Crisis Core - sort of a side-story type game in the Final Fantasy 7 universe, it's considered one of the best RPGs on the PSP
    * Patapon - it's a hybrid of a music/rhythm game and an action/strategy game
    * Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror - considered to be one of the best 3rd person action/shooter games on the PSP
    * Killzone: Liberation - a great, action-packed, top-down third person shooter that requires both shooting as well as strategic and command (over team) skills
    * Daxter - a side story of the PS2 Jak & Daxter games, this is a really good platforming/adventure game with the same quality of gameplay and humor and style of the PS2 jak games
    * Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters - a side story of the PS2 Ratchet & Clank games, this is a really good action-shooting/platformer game with the same gun-toting/upgrading gameplay and humor and style of the PS2 ratchet games
    * LocoRoco - LocoRoco is an innovative 2D platform/action game, this is a unique adventure game that involves tilting the levels to guide the characters through varying crazy worlds
    * Mega Man Powered Up - excellent, expanded remake of MegaMan1 with a bunch of cool extra stuff
    * Mega Man Maverick Hunter X - extremely good remake of MegaMan X1 with some extra stuff
    * Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles - excellent remake of one of the best 16-bit Castlevanias, Rondo of Blood, but also includes Symphony of the Night as an unlockable
    * Guilty Gear Judgment - basically Guilty Gear X2 #R, but portable. 'Nuff said.
    * Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
    * Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
    * Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
    * Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
    * Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max


    Good compilation games:

    * Sega Genesis Collection (also on PS2) - ton of classic Sega Genesis games, portable, easily mid-game saving
    * Metal Slug Anthology (also on PS2 and Wii) - compilation of 7 metal slug games; classic arcade action
    * Gradius Collection - collection of some older yet still classic Gradius shoot-em-ups (shmups)
    * Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded (also on PS2) - collection of a bunch of truly classic and addicting Capcom arcade games

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Penny Arcade Forum - The PSP Wallpaper Thread (NSF56k) - There are some excellent choices in here, stop in and take a look.

    Excellent, I've been looking for this thread for ages.

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    IgortIgort Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    ronzo wrote: »
    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops - this is a stealth action game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and it contains all the same great gameplay from the series you'd hope for. Story is a sequel to MGS3.

    Fixed.

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