Friday, September 2, 2016

There are tons of PSP plugins out there, but which ones are truly must-haves? I'll tell you in this week's edition of DashFAQs! Before I begin, let me just make a note about install paths. I'll often reference pasting a txt line beginning with ms0. However, that is not true for those with a PSP Go that want to store files on their internal flash instead. If you happen to have one of those, just start your txt commands with ef0 rather than ms0. Got it? Great. Let's take a look at the best!

RemoteJoyLite 0.19

You might have heard of RemoteJoy before, and if not, you probably should have. Not only is it the software that's used to connect a DualShock 3 to a PC, but it also has a pretty significant use in the portable scene as well. By Installing this plugin, you'll have the ability to display and control your Sony handheld using keyboards and other third-party peripherals. Essentially what that means is you could use any controller you want to play your PSP ISOs. Especially if you don't have one of the newer hardware revisions, that's going to be a huge benefit.

 RemoteJoy PSP

Another amazing use of RemoteJoy is that you can also capture the events that happen on your PSP screen using any stock Windows capture application. Whether you want to make tutorial clips, or just show off your skills on YouTube, RemoteJoyLite is how you'll get that accomplished. You'll need PSPDisp installed on your computer as well. The process can get a little complicated, but I'll direct you to a video made by our own HolmesInFive for help. I'm sure a I'll make my own detailed tutorial soon, but for now that's the best one on the web. All in all, this is probably one of the most useful plugins in the PSP business.

CWCheat 0.2.3

I know that a lot of you on the PS3 pages happen to love cheats, so if that's the case, then this is definitely a plugin for you. As its name implies, CWCheat is the one stop shop for all kinds of crazy hacks for your favorite games. Want tounlock all characters, have unlimited money, or explore any other mindless tasks that developers didn't originally intend to happen? That's exactly what this download is designed for.


Installation of the plugin itself is actually quite simple. Just copy the CWCheat folder located in INSTALL_371 and put it in your seplugins folder. Next, copy "ms0:/seplugins/cwcheat/cwcheat.prx 1" into the game.txt and pops.txt that you may already have. If you don't have those files, just create them or copy over the ones already in the CWCheat archive. Once that's all set, you're probably going to want to update your cheats database for some newer releases. Just download thefile here, and use it to replace the cheats.db that's currently in "seplugins / CWCheat" Now when you boot up a game, hold down select and the menu will appear. Simply use the arrow keys and X to enable what you want to use. I know I moved pretty fast this time, but maybe this video can help you too. Happy cheating!

Game Categories Lite 1.4

If you're a real PSP hacker, you probably have a have a bunch of apps and a massive memory stick. Because of how the XMB is designed, sometimes it can be a real pain to keep track of everything. Wouldn't it be great if you could have separate apps and games into "homebrew" "emulators" and "ISO" folders so you're not always constantly forced to scroll? That's exactly what Game Categories allows!

Game Categories

Installation of this plugin is super simple. Just open up your VSH.txt and copy in “ms0:/seplugins/category_lite.prx 1.″ After that, move the the category_lite.prx into your seplugins folder and reboot your PSP. Now, when you enter USB mode, create some additional folders in GAME or ISO and place the content you want inside them. When you exit and return to the XMB, the file structure you created should show identically to what you see on your computer. If you don't want to mess with the complexities of the last two plugins, at least be sure to try this one.

If video capture with RemoteJoy is too much for you, how about some simple screenshots? Click ahead to check out another true scene favorite!

PRXShot 0.4.0

I've already mentioned RemoteJoy for recording video, but what if you just want to take a quick snapshot instead? PRXShot is one of the many long-established plugins that allow you to do just that. Once installed, creating a still is as easy as tapping the music note button. You probably never used that key in the past, so why not put it to good use?


To install, just copy the "prxshot.prx" located in the archive's prxshot folder to PSP / seplugins. Then, open up your game.txt and vsh.txt and paste in the following path: "ms0:/seplugins/prxshot.prx 1." To finish up, just reboot your PSP. When you take a screenshot, it will be stored in the PSP / SCREENSHOT folder. Each game or the XMB will have its own unique directory inside that one. The only drawback to PRXShot is that your captures are saved in the somewhat defunct .bmp format. However, you can always use a cloud image converter like this one to change that. PRXShot is easy to install, and just as easy to use!

If you have prxshot, maybe you may want an interesting first screencap. My final plugin is perfect to suit that need.

CXMB for 6.60 CFW

My last pick is exclusive to 6.60 custom firmware, but honestly you should probably be updated to that by now. If not, you can check out my guide on how to do so. In terms of its essential function, CXMB is a simple theme switcher for the PSP. In the old days you used to access your system's flash to install a new theme. Thanks to this plugin, the modern process is a whole lot safer. Scene members have spent several hours making new themes for their systems, and you candownload massive packs like this one that contain tons of unique visual styles that separate your otherwise generic hardware from the pack. Just pick a theme, go to the Theme Settings section of the XMB, choose Custom Theme, and enable it! It's worth nothing that depending on your firmware some themes will work better than others.


To install the actual plugin, take the cxmb folder and paste it to the root of your storage. Next, open the newly-created cxmb folder and cut the "cxmb.prx" to your seplugins. Just like we have done many times before, open up your vsh and paste the following command: "ms0:/seplugins/cxmb.prx 1." Now get the .ctf theme you want to use, and paste it into the PSP / THEMES folder. Once again, HolmesInFive does have a great video showing the process, so you can check that out if you need extra help!


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