Just a few days ago I’ve told you about the new upcoming release of the updated ME & LME CFWs, and now they are available for download!
After the update to 2.2, in early 2014, Rahim-US has updated Neur0n’s CFW yet another time. This time to revision 2.3!
The 3 most noteworthy changes will be explained below.
The first big feature is still in beta, but adds the support for the PRO Online mode. This pretty much enables you to use the adhoc multiplayer function of games via the Internet, which basically turns the adhoc multiplayer into an online multiplayer, similar to services as XlinkKai and Hamachi.
You do have to download the additional 6.xx Pro Online files (for ME/LME CFW) to use the Online mode on your PSP running the newest revision of the ME/LME CFW, as these (optional) files are not shipped with the firmware files themselves.
The second important feature is the support for the .DAX file format. The CFW is now able to read and play PSP games that were converted into the .DAX ISO-format.
The .DAX format is smaller than the .CSO format, but has better loading times. So it is pretty much ‘a better CSO (compressed ISO) format, than .CSO itself’.
A handy converter can be downloaded below (Windows only?!). An alternative tool that can convert into .DAX is the UMDGEN 4.0 tool.
The fastest loading times are still obtained with the good old .ISO format, but those also have a bigger file size. What do you prefer? Fast but big, or slower but smaller?
Last but not least is the support for unlocked memory for PSP games. Previously only homebrews were able to access the extra memory, that the PSP 2000 (and newer) have, if the homebrews requested it.
With this 2.3/10.3 revision update, the extra memory can also be unlocked for PSP games, which should shorten loading times and make things a bit smoother!
Oh, and the TimeMachine software, which lets you boot PSP (C)FWs from the memory stick via a Pandora battery, has also received an update. It now is capable of installing and booting the 6.60 OFW & 6.60 ME-2.3 CFW.
If you are still using your good ol’ PSP, why don’t update it to the most versatile and pretty much best CFW the scene can offer? The 6.xx ME/LME CFW!