Convert PSX/PS1 games to PSP with PSX2PSP

Convert PSX/PS1 games to PSP with PSX2PSP

Simple tutorial to learn to convert PS1 games to PSP eboots that can be played on a PSP, this will be useful later when i’ll start uploading PSX games, soon.
So, this is easy:

Converting PS1 games to PSP:

STEP 1: Download the thing:
First we need to download a utility to convert the ISO to EBOOT, it’s called PSX2PSP (du’h),
I’ve made a pack with the latest version (1.4.2) and also a file necessary for the program to work (BASE.PBP)  it’s already included, so all you need to do is download it and extract it:


STEP 2: Run the Program:
Open the program (PSX2PSP.exe) and you will see the interface, it looks like this:


So what you do is click on the [...] icons and search for what the program is asking:
1- The ISO of the game you want to convert.
2- A folder to save the EBOOT
3- It’s a list of existing games, you have to choose the game you are converting from the list and it will fill all the other blanks for you.
4- An icon image, not mandatory but looks cool.
5- A background.

You can add music and other stuff but i usually only do the icon+background, a good resource for them is this thread on QuickJump forums where users make them and share them.

Note: I recommend you click options and set compression to 1. It’s the setting that worked best for me, no compression often make the eboot not work at all. and too much compression can cause glitches so i always use 1.

6- When you are done click Convert.
STEP 3: Transferring the game to your PSP and playing!
After converting the game you will find a folder on the output directory named after the ID (which the program shows you) of the game you converted.
It is extremely important that you copy this folder on the right place which is inside the Game folder of the PSP. The full path goes like this:

Eboot location

Where TITLE  is the folder you got from converting the ISO, that to keep your sanity i recommend you to rename it to match the game’s title.

That’s it, the game should now appear on the psp game menu.

Common mistake:

  • The game is listed as corrupted data: This is most likely due to wrong placement of the EBOOT file, it has to be inside a folder (title of the game) which is inside the game folder, not respecting this hierarchy will result in this error.

If the game hangs/freeze try changing the disc-load speed to fast.
This can be done from the menu that pops up when you press select inside the game.
And also from the same menu (Other settings) you should set the game to Full Screen.

Have fun playing those classics on your psp!

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