Release: OpenIdea ISO Loader by Dridri
I’m a bit late on that one but I had to test it by myself before writing this news. Most people reading this blog probably already know that an ISO Loader by liquidzigong is now available for all PSP owners, especially those enjoying TN Hen. But because choice is always good, here’s an alternative posted by developer dridri: OpenIdea Iso Loader. Dridri started working on this loader a while ago, and it is great to see it led to something working so good 🙂
The very good point of this loader is that it runs your isos directly from the XMB, as you can see on this Demo video:
The clever process imagined by Dridri allows you to simply convert your isos into an Eboot which will call the correct prx files. This makes running these files relatively painless even for non experts 🙂
How to use
(thanks to OM9H4X )
- Extract the ISO Loader (link 1) and put all the .prx-files in “ms0:\PSP\SYSTEM”. there is NO need to register these in the vsh.txt file
- Take an ISO of your choice and drop it onto the “iso_packer.exe” that is the eboot converter (link 2).
- After the program finished converting, put the EBOOT (that can be found in the same directory as the ISO it has been created from) on your MS like this “ms0:/PSP/GAME/anynamehere/EBOOT.PBP”
- The converted ISO should now show up in the games section in the XMB.
Check the forum thread related to this loader.
Dridri is actively working on this awesome tool, so expect more updates in the near future 🙂 There are reports that exiting a game will crash (although as you can see on the video, the “pause” feature on the PSP go seems to work just fine), and don’t expect all games to work with this for now, but it will surely improve with time.
It goes without saying, but this tool is intended for loading backups of games you actually own. Comments promoting piracy will be moderated.