Files & Extracting- *FE
Ripping a disc- *RD
Looping Sound- *LS
Making the Eboot- *ME
Before we begin I would like to say hello and thank you for reading my tutorial.(even if you hate it!) I at first was going to just do this on the looping sound section but near its finish i thought that maybe a tutorial on just that would be a little meh, so i decided to add to it and make one about PS1 on the PSP in general instead of just a tiny bit of the subject.
So with that said you may or may not notice some mistakes in the tutorial or some thigs may seem a bit out of place, if you do happen to notice anything i scr..ed up or think something would go better elsewhere please let me know and i'll fix the issue when possible. (even grammar corrections are welcome just don't be a jerk about it k?)
Hope you have fun!
Files & Extracting
The first thing we need to do is get the files needed, at least the ones that i think are ok to redistribute. (If you made any of the included programs and wish to have the program removed from the archives let me know and i will remove it.)
I made two different archives, one is a self extracting archive you just double click to extract everything to the desktop and a normal archive you manually extract to wherever you wish. (there is a tree of all the contents of the archive in the spoiler below)
NOTE: sadly the tree doesn't look as good on here as it does in notepad
NOTE: you are NOT required to have 7zip or winrar to use the self extracting archive
- Archive contents tree
self extracting archive download (3.03MB)
normal archive download (2.70MB)
After the archive is downloaded you will need to extract it's content, im sure most of us know how to do this but if you don't follow the directions in the spoiler below or use the self extracting archive.
Ripping a disc
We need to make a bin file of the game disc(s) for this i reccomend using ImgBurn you can find it Here. (you may get an alert from your anti-virus about it but its just from the optional crapware)
- Installing ImgBurn
Now that you have ImgBurn (or any other program you wish to use) let's get to ripping the PS1 disc. Run ImgBurn and place your disc in the DVD drive,in ImgBurn you should see the screen below click the "Create image file from disc" button (it has a red box over it in the image below)
ImgBurn will now load your disc and set to be a .bin file automatically all that you would need to change is the directory it saves the file to and the file name if you wish to do so, you can do this by clicking the button to the right in the "Destination" section (boxed in red in the image below), when you have it set to what you want just click the button that looks exactly like the one you pressed just a moment ago and it will start making the .bin file, when its done you can close ImgBurn if you only have one disc to rip.
This part of the tutorial will show you how to make looping audio for your custom ps1 eboot.
You will need Sony's ATRAC3 codec for this but I'm not quiet sure on the legality of hosting and distributing the files so you will have to find it through the net.
Hint: google ATRAC3 softpedia and it should be the first link
Now that you have the archive for the codec extract the contents, right click the atrac3.inf file then select install and it will install quickly.
Download Goldwave for the OS you have and we will install it,click the following next>next>finish>ok
Note: i am using 5.70 in this tutorial
- GoldWave install w/img
Now that we have both goldwave and the atrac3 codec installed let's edit our sound, in this tutorial i will be using Oddworld - Abe's Oddysee as an example.
- in-game sound
- sound from file
After you have it set press the second play button in the control window (boxed in yellow in the image below) to play only the selected area and make sure its what you want.
When you are happy with the selection click the trim button (boxed in orange in the image above).
Now that we are happy with the sound we need to save the file as a .wav audio file. click file and choose save as...; now in the save window go to save as type and select "wave (*.wav)" now in attributes select "ATRAC3 132kbps STEREO" then click save ("ATRAC3 132kbps STEREO" is most likely at the very bottom of the list)
Once it is done it may ask if you want to update the sound window with the new format just say no and close goldwave.
We need to get the sound looped so open the GWAT3 folder and run the GWAT3.exe file. drag and drop the wav file you just made into its window and click start.
You now have the looped sound ready to be used in the custom ps1 eboot.
Making the Eboot
You will need to turn the .bin file you made into an eboot.pbp that the PSP can use, to accomplish this we are going to use PSX2PSP v.1.4.2. Open the PSX2PSP_v1.4.2 folder that was included in the archive you extracted earlier and run the PSX2PSP.exe.
I have PSX2PSP set to classic mode because i like it better than the theme mode but you can use theme mode if you want to, here in the spoiler is what you will see in PSX2PSP (under classic at least) and what they are for.
- psx2psp info
common>customized images>Icon0:>Default - No text (removes Disc number text from the xmb icon) folders>auto create folder on convert>Create main game title folder (this is to get a folder with the games name instead of for example SLUS00190)
Hint: If some games seem a bit sluggish you can try lowering the compression amount under options>common to give the system less data to decompress, but please take note that some POPS versions have trouble with no compression so go for 1 if you get black screens with no compression,this problem isn't present in earlier POPS versions and PS Vita. Thanks to RepRep for this information. You can read RepReps' post about this HERE
Moving on, you need to select the file to be used, under where it says ISO/PBP File is a dropdown box and a button with 3 dots in it, click it and navigate to your disc file, everything below will be automatically filled out after you select the disc file.
If you have a multi-disc game then use the dropdown box to select the next slot, then browse for the second disc and repeat for all discs.
NOTE- if using a multi-disc game make sure the Main game ID is the same for each disc slot used so the game can read the save from the last disc
Once all discs are ready you can add images and other things to make the eboot look nice. Below is an image of what i use most often when making an Eboot.
When you have everything you want set you can click preview to see how it will look (sadly it doesn't play sound while in the preview) if you like the look click convert to make the eboot. When the eboot is done move it to MS0:\PSP\GAME\ and it is ready to be used.
NOTE:If you find that the eboot you made has no sound on POPS versions 4.01 and up you can try a plugin called CDDA Enabler v2 by Total-Noob. Thanks to RandQalan for letting me know of this plugin. You can read RandQalans' post HERE
Here is how mine came out.
Finally the last section, I'll start this section off by first telling you what popsloader is and why it is needed. Running PS1 games can be hit or miss on the PSP because some games only run on certain firmwares,the game may crash at some points in the game, or just some minor sound/graphic glitches (ex. Metal Gear Solid freezes after the boot screen on firmware 4.01 )
Popsloader is a plugin made to load the POPS files of different firmwares, thus making a game that doesn't work on your current firmware work by loading the POPS version in which it does, so like our example above if you were on 4.01 and MGS wouldn't work you could set popsloader to load the 3.30 POPS for it then MGS would work.
Now that you know what POPSloader is for lets get it set up, because popsloader uses Sony firmware files i can't post a full version here on the site but i will go through two ways to get them.
- The manual option
- The other way
KingSquitter for PSx2PSP
Yoshihiro for the original POPSloader extractor
Zero1ne for updating POPSloader extractor
SuperCow and The Z for new_PSXdecrypter
Xpert2 for the GoldWave AT3 looping tool
Thank you for reading! (if i forgot to thank anyone please let me know) P.S. Does anyone know why using bold is putting lines in the text which breaks the spacing of things?