On top of releasing version B7 of their Custom Firmware a few weeks ago (I didn’t post about that, apologies), Coldbird and Virtuous Flame have been actively working on additional features for pro CFW. One of these, officially released yesterday, is the support of popsloader, added as an independant project by Virtuous Flame.
What is this?
People who have been on the scene for a while know about popsloader, a heavy modification of Sony’s PS1 emulator that allows us to run PS1 backups on our PSPs (yes, once again, you can run more legal content on a hacked psp than on an official one, since Sony doesn’t provide a way for PS1 game owners to play their own games on the psp without buying them a second time… and even if you’re willing to do that, the PSN Store doesn’t have all the ps1 games).
The popsloader tool had been somewhat discontinued when its creator, Dark-Alex, left the psp scene a few years ago. Other CFWs have attempted to maintain it, but compatibilty was somewhat random depending on your system. What Virtuous Flame offers here is a popsloader plugin that is compatible with all versions of the Sony emulator, to guarantee maximum compability.
For legal reasons the installation is a bit tedious, as you have to grab a few (decrypted) files from the official Sony updates, but the readme included in the archive should be good enough 🙂
You’ll probably need the latest CFW pro nightly build to get this to work, as some people have reported problems with pro B7.
Here’s a video showing the popsloader working on a psp go, thanks to user Bmakk205:
What you’ll need
Following this tutorial by user kakarotto (unrelated to dev kakaroto!) on our forums seems like the easiest way to install this for now. Be aware that people who pretend to have a full working pack are either distributing viruses, or copyrighted files, which is illegal.