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How to Take Your PSP ISOs and CSOs on the Road!!!

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DISCLAIMER: THIS IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY I DO NOT CONDONE THE PIRACY OF VIDEO GAMES!'''

If you have Custom Firmware on your PSP then you know that you can play homebrew games or Psp ISOs and CSOs. But here is the issue I was facing: I played the games I transferred onto the psp then quickly got bored and wanted to change the games,(I had about 40 different games for the psp on my computer) but what if your on a long trip or are far away from your computer? Simple: Convert to DAX, burn and UN-compress.

This is my first instrucable so constructive criticism only please.

Credit for this picture to makezine.com
 
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Step 1: Necessary Items

Program:
http://www.pspmod.com/forums/psp-general/26004-psp-iso-compressor-v1-4-a.html
Very Important! Do not delete the RAR or EXE the compressor comes in! You will need to burn it later!''

And a Data Dvd Burning Software

Other:
Psp ISOs (pr CSO)
Blank Dvd
A USB cable for transferring the files
A CFW enabled PSP

Step 2: Install Program

After downloading the program install it. If you dont know how to do this you are in the wrong place.
Make sure you have a shortcut on the desktop ( Im not sure if it even asks for this)

Step 3: Compressing

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Create a folder on the desktop named "TEMP" (or whatever you want)

Open the program you just installed and select the first Radio button on the left that says "Convert ISO>DAX" If you want to convert a CSO go a little further down and there will be "Convert CSO>DAX"

Browse to your ISO or CSO using the "Browse" button under Input. Then select your image file.

Under "Output" browse to your Temp folder and hit Compress

This shouldn't take all that long if it is an average sized Iso (400-700mb) If it is over 1gb then it will lag your whole computer.

This procedure can also be done to compress Isos to CSOs to save space on a memory card.

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is that a psp go in the picture
Ph3nomin0n (author)  williamplaindsds4 years ago
No, when I made this the PSPgo wasn't even announced lol
o btw dose it even have to be DAX files? because although space hogs, ISO's and CSO's dont require me to install anything, or does it HAVE to be dax?
Ph3nomin0n (author)  gamewinners425 years ago
WEll technicaly speaking it doesnt. However ISOs and CSOs can be space hogs, God Of War:Chains of Olympus is about 2gb itself and thats in Cso! So i chose DAX because its alot smaller that way I can fit more games on there. However if you dont have alot you can very well use Isos and Csos. Just burn them onto a Data Dvd
i dled a ripped version of god of war, thats only somewhere around 220mb, only problem is, all the cut scenes are the same
this is VERY clever! thanks for the help!
Tombini5 years ago
Who has a computer in their car? You wouldn't be able to acess the files!
my dad has a computer in his car and he lives in it. even though he owns a 5 bedroom house he parks on the driveway and hangs out in his car all day. he connects with his wireless reciever on the top of his car.
Ph3nomin0n (author)  nobody3945 years ago
wow... thats um... kinda disturbing... why would he hide out in his car?
Ph3nomin0n (author)  Tombini5 years ago
Huh?
ahh.... I just wen t and bought a MSPRODUO to MICRO SD adapter and used my existing micro sd cards.... and that UMD drive makes an excelent MicroSD adapter..... Its a little more expensive but then I can have all my games in my pocket....

DAX = Smallest Size, Slower read speed... lags sometimes
CSO = Medium Size, Medium read spead... lags very little
ISO = Largest Size, Best Read Speed ..... Almost Never lags....

Lagging may also be caused by the speed of your memory card.

Ph3nomin0n (author)  littlechef375 years ago
And the Micro-SD adapter doesnt display errors? I know sony devices arent adapter friendly, like my sisters old Cybershot that uses the original Sony Memory Stick, I tried using the adapter for MemoryStickProDuo and it didnt recognize it. So if you can hook me up with the link to where u bought it that'd b great man, if it works for me ill add more steps and include your name in the credits :) thanks
Sandisk1duo5 years ago
X4 you can burn it as fast as you want, the burner won't worry about anything
chrischavez5 years ago
What is the purpose of burning at 4x. does it affect the game data
Ph3nomin0n (author)  chrischavez5 years ago
To tell you the truth im not sure... I think i read somewhere that if you burn at maximum speed the burner will "worry" more about burning the project quickly than the actual information you are burning. But burning at 4x is safest because it takes longer therefore the project is recorded down to the last possible detail... if the project isnt well recorded you could end up wasting a dvd. Im not sure though. You can look up info and let me know though :) thanks for the comment.
well i found this
While higher speed recording saves time and generally results in great discs, slower speed recordings may give you your best chance for a higher quality disc, with lower error rates. If you think you have problems, or if you have time to burn (no pun intended), slow your burning speed down to 4X, 2X, or 1X.
from link
Ph3nomin0n (author)  chrischavez5 years ago
Thanks!
pyro-reaper5 years ago
ill comment. i like your way of doing it. i usually have my laptop with me so i don't have to do things liek this but it will come in handy if i cant take my laptop with me. very nice instructable.
Ph3nomin0n (author)  pyro-reaper5 years ago
Thanks! And I probably wouldnt use this either if I had a good laptop, lol Im still stuck with an old compaq win2k laptop with 4gb og hard drive space lol and windows takes up about 1.5 so that doesnt leave much for the imagination... but thanks anyways!
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