Can Half-byte loader run isos?


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75 Responses

  1. jemina0514 says:

    sana balang araw ipamahagi na ni davee ung chickhen niya

  2. m0skit0 says:

    Je?li jeste?cie przeciwko piractwu to poco w ogóle stworzyli?cie HBL?? Why??

  3. Josh says:

    Hbl can’t run isos… Yet

  4. wololo says:

    @ fake “m0skit0”: I won’t reply to your question. It’s nonsense in two ways: 1) you don’t even bother posting it in a language that I can read, which is impolite, and 2) if you can’t make the difference between homebrews and piracy it’s probably going to be a waste of time trying to argue with you (assuming google translate didn’t completely mess up your question).

  5. Magicwings says:

    I applaud you, Wololo. When you posted your HBL, I was amazed what it could do, but of course not surprised that it couldn’t do everything, mostly due to the PSP’s very strict security. I’m not getting caught up in what the HBL can’t do, but more in what the HBL can do. (And I’m saying this having had zero success even booting up Wagic on it, but I haven’t been trying too hard.)
    Personally, I wish the HBL could run ISOs, mostly because I have a bunch of old PS1 games that I can’t play anymore because they are so scratched up from playing them over the years. Some of those are on the PSP store, some are not. Of course, your reason is perfectly valid, I’m personally against Piracy even more than I am against DRM. I’m sure the day will come when someone else will use the HBL to ISOs and who knows what else, but I never really expected it to come from you; you’ve got Wagic already.

    It’s a tough position, giving away a free product. People think they demand it do everything, when they don’t realize how much time and effort it make something do this much already, and they don’t realize how little you have to gain by actually doing this. Making these things and not really asking for much in return is a very selfless thing to do. Let alone, how amazing it is already.
    And so I applaud you, Wololo.

  6. Krozoa says:

    i understand your opinion about iso, I in oder way want it bcause i buy a GO and i have some umd from my old PSP that are there lying in the dust cause i cant use them, but anyway i thank wololo moskito and all the team for you work, and hopes someone can make and iso/cso loader to run on my GO. 😉

  7. JunkWarrior says:

    Well said wololo. If persons would like an ISO loader, they should code one themselves. It’s time the ungratefulness stopped. The people behind the Half Byte Loader have a life… but they voluntarily choose to devote some of their time to PSP development of the Half Byte Loader among other things, so before you bite the hand that feed you… consider this:
    1) if you want to whine about wanting an ISO Loader…. make one yourself or wait and see what develops
    2) Why not ask for a coffee maker while you’re at it
    3) Just be grateful you can actually run homebrew on those PSP models… or maybe your PSP might have been collecting dust on a shelf somewhere.
    Is a little gratitude hard to give?

  8. jemina0514 says:

    stop demanding people. just wait. patience is a virtue

  9. Wolfdawg says:

    I Don’t care if you dont make a iso loader (that would be awesome though)
    Its not like Im paying you
    Ill just wait for Team eld to make a cfw 6.20

  10. G3kk0 says:

    My hat’s off to ya my friend. You are an inspiration to us all 😀

  11. pspivan says:

    pero de que nos sirve tener un hbl para puro homebrew si ni siquiera carga la mayoria de homebrew aparte con un cfw podriamos cargar todos los homebrews que quisieramos pero lastima que este proyecto no este enfocado en eso pero suerte con el proyecto gracias wololo

  12. leungclj says:

    i just want to play Wagic on my PSP thats all

  13. popstar00x says:

    when you release news ,I would like to Translate it into chinese to my people that can be read (Becaues many chinaese people even can’t read english = =! ).
    Chinese Edition:(for chianese visiters)

  14. tIcO5O says:

    The problem is that in Brazil it costs $ 120.00 each UMD, so everybody wants to run isos …

  15. wololo says:

    popstar00x: no problem as long as you include a link to my blog in your translation.

  16. popstar00x says:

    Can Half-byte loader run isos?
    Translate into chinese .
    Chinese Edition:



    ????????????ISO?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????ISO???????????PSP??ISO????????????UMD?????????????????PATAPON????HEN??ISO LOADER????????????????ISO?????????????????????ISO??????????????????????????

    ??????“wololo m0skit0 ab5000 ??????PATAPON?????ISO LOADER”???????????????????ISO LOADER????PATAPON????????ISO??????????????????PATAPON??????????????????????B????????????????????????????????ISO Loader ???????????????????

    ??YOUTUBE ???????????ISO LOADER?HEN?????PATAPON???? ????? ?????????????????HEN??????????PSP GO?????????????????DAVEE? ?? ???????????????????????????????HEN?

    ??????????????“??????YOUYTUBE ?????????????????????????HBL??????ISO?

  17. popstar00x says:

    Would you mind my Translate it into japanese…

  18. dayron says:

    hi this is original wololo mind from English to Spanish (google translator)


    I am grateful for the hbl I think something may bueo and q is something breaking down barriers to access by just go! I agree with him in the middle of piracy and half not, because if … piracy that do not fall on good principles and deve Algete understand that Sony has its juegoslegales equal and they are official and all that they already know … but not in the middle esoy agree that in my case, my psp does not read umd not because it is not a matter of custom firmware (not to have) but not that the warranty does not cover is the lens, and also that Replacement of the psp is worth and it would not be grace and one another as I have I can not use umd so I hope that people in charge isos if deveria be aware of if you use it or you do not copy their work they have consciousness can REQUEST funny if my e-mail

  19. For me ?? Anything is good. but keep updating plz.

  20. PREGNANT & 13 says:

    DON’t LIE. YOU MAKE ME ISO LOADER NOW!!! go go go 😉

  21. jemina0514 says:

    @pregnant shut the heck up.. if y0u want an iso l0ader.. make y0ur 0wn.. d0nt demand.

  22. Mark says:

    Many thanks for giving us 6.20’rs a chance to try out some PSP homebrew emulators.

    Keep up the great work!!

  23. jemina0514 says:

    be careful what ye wish f0r.

  24. Tye says:

    Wouldn’t the ultimate goal for the HBL be to enable CFW on all PSP’s up to 6.20 anyway? For the longest time I didn’t even bother with homebrew on HBL, but it seems that even for such a little thing a lot of homebrew is compatible without actually having to have custom firmware. I mean NES, gpSP, Daedalus and many more all work on just the HBL! I don’t know exactly how it all works, but my point is homebrew is available for anyone and if people have complaints because they can’t pirate the ISO’s they really want, then they should go find an exploit and figure out how to script in C++ so they don’t have to flame everyone else for what they CAN’T do.

    Good job Wololo hope to be seeing improvements to the HBL and hopefully getting CFW on my PSPgo!!!

  25. NukeForce says:

    I know It’s kinda late, but I’m sorry for “m0skit0″… I sometimes can’t help but feel stupid for my own fellow-countryman.He asked that if You’re against piracy then why did You even create HBL.
    Also, good job on the HBL :) I can at last play some cavestory on my psp, keep it up.

  26. Annonymous says:

    @Tye The HBL and is coded in C,not C++

    As for the n00bs asking for ISO LOADERS, they can be made for hbl,but it’s very difficult.So instead of spamming with questions,why don’t you make one yourselves?

    Wololo,thanks for your work with hbl and wagic and ignore all the noobs,like me 😀

  27. Popcorn says:

    You CAN bake popcorn with mobile phones.

  28. wololo says:

    @Popcorn: that’s obviously the viral video I was referring to when I was saying you shouldn’t trust everything you see on youtube 😉

  29. Susho96 says:

    thanks to wololo, m0skit0 and everyone helped to make running that exploit.
    Now I can run some emulators with my OFW 5.51 on my (+[PSP]%) 3004.
    Yesterday I tried to run CFWEnabler from the Patapon Exploit but that don’t started and The game was closed to the XMB. :-(
    But you did a great work!!
    I will stay tuned!

  30. Warlike says:

    fist many thanks wololo 4 alow me to run some homeb on my psp;

    but like tIcO5O mentioned above in brazil we’re lost: no psn store and $120 for a UMD is a insult! 40% tax rly rly sux; and if you try to import you’ll gain a harmfull 60% importation tax over the price + shipping =/

    i don’t mind, if i really like a game i’ll pay 4 it, like i’ve did when i bought castlevania dracula x cron just to play SotN again (but i already have the original psx media =/);

    i know you’re against the isos and all but many of gamers like me, cant play their old psx games ’cause the medias are all scratched ‘nd dont work anymore, just wanna play then again on their psp system.

  31. ScrappyBoy says:

    i am sik of it , boring games . It need really facanating and horrofing which drive me crazy not only me but the people out there who boro psp go and waited for a long time to take advantages of your exploit but u raise ur hand up in the sky..
    Come on Wololo..moskito..noobs..what happed to u ghys…are u not intersted of it anymore..

  32. wololo says:

    @Warlike : again, it’s not like I chose to not allow iso, I just don’t have a kernel exploit. Those are hard to find, you know. No kernel exploit = no isos, no psx games. I don’t understand what you don’t understand here.

    @ScrappyBoy: sorry man, no clue what you are talking about…

    Also, again, all my knowledge is in the SVN and free for everyone to look at. If you disagree with the way m0skit0 and myself work, and think you can do better, feel free to do it.

  33. 1HandPlay says:

    @Wololo so an iso will never be able to load on the future HBL’s?

  34. MaxMouseDLL says:

    Your mobile phone can’t bake popcorn? Dude, you have a crappy phone…

  35. Warlike says:

    Ok man;

    anyway, much thanks for the hbl: sonic, aleste ‘nd rangerX were my favourite games in the old mega and i’m able to play them in my psp with ur help.

  36. Joshua says:

    Make Counter-Strike Portable work on HBL and then i will be satisfied!

  37. LUISDooMER says:

    and make sound work on picodrive and i will satisfied and happy too!!!

  38. Stinkee2 says:

    Lol @ MaxMouseDLL.

    Thanks to you wololo and the rest of the HBL contributors I can play various homebrews on my PSP Go.

  39. Unknown says:

    Wololo, I know you said you wouldn’t code the Patapon exploit for a ISO loader, but can you try? Do not ignore this question, I have a excellent reason. GEN is not releasing the 6.20 GEN- A and I really don’t know why. You may not want to play ISOS on your PSP, but most people ( I’m not speaking for everyone ) want to play ISOS on they’re PSP. I ( and other people looking for a way to play ISOS on they’re PSP) have no other way to possibly play ISOS. You are the last hope. I am not saying I don’t respect that you have already released a way for us to play homebrew, but honestly, I would rather have the ISOS. I don’t mean to sound rude or harsh but the way you were saying that you didn’t want to make it because you didn’t care about the ISOS and you don’t want them made it sound selfish. Why did you release the exploit knowing some people would want ISOS if you weren’t going to fix it? Why didn’t you just keep it to yourself? But, to show my appreciation of you releasing the exploit, I didn’t actually use my PSP until you released this. A screw fell out in my UMD drive and it won’t play any games. But still, I would rather enjoy free ISOS then going out to pay 40 – 50$ for an actual games. At least respond to my comment even if you are still mad about people asking you to make an ISO loader for the exploit after reading my comment.

  40. Unknown says:

    New question: If I can find a Kernel exploit for you, can you code it in the exploit?

  41. wololo says:

    @Unknown: Your post is extremely egotistic and I believe you are joking, but I’ll reply anyways.

    It is a fact that iso loaders are a vector for piracy. It is also a fact that piracy hurts sales, and financially hurts video games developers. I love video games, and I myself am a developer, so why would I want to hurt these guys?
    Well, there are several answers to that: Fame, money, personal challenge.
    I already get lots of challenge working on the HBL, so I don’t need more. I’m not looking for fame, at least not if I become “that guy who enabled piracy on the PSP”, that’s not what I’m looking for (but I don’t care if others do). And I don’t think people would use my iso loader if I charged money for it, would they? Well maybe they would, but that’s not the kind of thing I would do anyways, lol. In other words, if I worked on an ISO Loader now, I’d have nothing to gain…

    I also have a life you know. I code stuff because I think it’s fun, but it takes all my free time. It’s not like I can say: hey, let’s quit my job to work on an iso loader so that all kids in the world can play games for free. I don’t have any interest in ISOs for now, and all the stuff I know can be found for free on the internet. If you want to code an iso loader, you only need a brain, a PSP, and a computer.

    I think it’s pathetic that you believe I’m the “last hope”. People who think like that are the ones who will never do anything useful in their life.
    You want ISOs? You want to hack PSPs? Then move your a## and start to learn how it’s done. It’s not like PSP Hackers were born with the knowledge. It’s not like it costs money to hack a psp with software.

    “Why did you release the exploit knowing some people would want ISOS if you weren’t going to fix it?”
    –> This one is the worst question I ever read. By releasing the exploit we enabled homebrews on the new models of the PSP. This was our ultimate goal and we achieved it. People who want more than that are people who don’t understand where they should stop. And it’s fine to push the limits, but just do it yourself, don’t wait for other people to do all the work for you.

  42. wololo says:

    @Unknown: in reply to your other question: if you can find a kernel exploit, trust me, you’ll know how to code an ISO Loader and you won’t need me.

  43. Unknown says:

    Thanks for responding!

  44. Unknown says:

    I understand dude, so you are a developer…… and to tell the truth I am not wasting my life, I am only ten years old. I have to find something to do this summer while parents are working and avoiding extremely annoying sister. You can relate to that from when you were a kid, right? Point is, I’m very bored. Now that I’ve told you that it seems pretty selfish of me to ask you a question like that just because I am bored. But I am pretty sure other people want to play ISOS……

  45. Unknown says:

    I am very smart for 10 though and I think I can code it– I will send it to you if I can.

  46. Unknown says:

    And again– sorry if I was asking to much, but I’ll take the job of making the ISO loader and releasing it. I can probably search google for about twenty minutes and figure it out but can you make a video of how or send me a link for how to do it? I know you said you don’t want all the publicity, so I am not going to mention your name. Does that sound cool? Do we have a deal?

  47. Unknown says:

    Wololo! I have found a way to put ISOS on!

  48. Unknown says:

    Where can I tell you in PM?

  49. wololo says:

    I’ve seen brilliant hackers who were 13 or 14 years old, but I think at the age of 10 you are probably lacking some technical background about programming and computers to be able to code an iso loader or find a kernel exploit.

    I can’t make a video because there’s not much to show… to find a kernel exploit, you need a hacked psp, psardumper, and prxtools. if you google for these tools you will find them easily, they are free and open source. But you will probably need to install Linux (or cygwin) on your computer first.

    Public information on how to find kernel exploits is quite impossible to find, but it relies on the same tricks as other hacks. Look in google or wikipedia for “buffer overflow”, “fuzzing” and related links. This will give you some general knowledge on hacking, which is necessary to start digging in the PSP kernel.

    You also need to know the MIPS assembly language, and some C.

  50. Unknown says:

    I’ll do that, but I have found the simplest way. I can’t tell you here though, everyone will be waiting for it. I need only a small bit of help from you though. If you are currently at work right now, reply after.

  51. Unknown says:

    But, here is a fast question, how do I get the sound to work in Picodrive?

  52. Unknown says:


  53. 1HandPlay says:

    What’s the point of isos when the hbl can do more things besides the isos, sure it has some disadvantages but it mostly depend on the way the player uses it JUST take advantage of everything

  54. 1HandPlay says:

    PS3 fanboys suck xbox rules all the way

    • Smelly Dog says:

      As much as I love xbox, PS3 users have the right to use their system without being insulted, stop making a bad name for yourself.
      Also, when did anyone make a comment about a PS3?

  55. 1HandPlay says:

    there are less options on games due to not as many buttons.

  56. 1HandPlay says:

    is better to trade a phat black psp with slim star wars white PSP

  57. Unknown says:

    Hmm… I wonder where Wololo went.

  58. Unknown says:

    ……. Almost done coding ……..

  59. Stealth- says:

    Wololo, I feel for you, I really do.
    I don’t know how you manage put up with these types of comments.

  60. KillMannPsP says:

    hi do not know if at all possible ISO games on PSP?? If he had something to do??

  61. Amarildo says:

    Hello people of Wololo,
    I am Brazilian, I am very happy with the HALF BYTE LOADER, what a shame we will not have an iso loader, I understand your side, i do not know over here in Brazil the UMDs are very expensive, not everyone can buy, I’m totally against piracy , and also to absurd values of UMDs.

    Sorry, my English is not very good lol.

  62. jaju2u says:

    My hidden ver. of the Koen Loader works!

  63. Raptros says:

    Is it possible to create a pandora with half bite-loader?

  64. aishu says:

    hay i am also againesd the pirecy
    but the games for psp are tooo coasly
    so to play a game for 4 days(tym to finnish it)
    1 dont lyk to spend that money so we have to care abt isos
    plz work on it
    because all on the other syde of the screene r not hackers
    plzzz work on it its aishwary from india!/

  65. Prayant says:

    hey wololo i wanted to know how we can get those XMB themes in my psp 3K
    and how to load plugins please do tell…..

  66. killersmod says:

    i just baked popcorn 😀 with a mobile phone powering my microwave 😀

  67. TobeyDemon says:

    my 3001 psp with ofw 6.60, hbl, lvfw pro b10 6.60 has a kernel.prx plugin file kernel exploit & i have an iso loader i signed myself & it works. no crashes & it plyas most games. i ran promethius iso loader before i signed it & hbl & pro b10 both work & perform the iso loader very well.

  68. TobeyDemon says:

    wow, bust a move iso (that i legally own the disc to! got it to test this) works with promethius iso loader on lcfw, lcfw iso loader, signed, & with hbl. amazing.

  69. Srsly says:

    seriously? no ISO loader because its against piracy??downloading emulator is already part of piracy, i’m not against anyone here but lol buy expensive gadget to play old games ~_~

  70. zed says:

    @wololo: damn i always envy you guys. you hackers. you’re like heroes in a huge city. city of gamers. gamers ruled by the sony anarchy and you guys come to save the day. iso pirates want you to work for them and sony’s got their defenses. a never ending super hero movie. lemme know if you need a sidekick. anytime man.

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