Introduction: How to Archive a .iso (PSP Game)

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This instructable will hopefully teach you how to create a .iso to play on your PSP. This tutorial only applies to people who are running custom firmware on your psp.

This is to only be done to backup a game you already OWN not one that you have DOWNLOADED.

For this tutorial I will be using a copy of 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' that I own. This also work on any other PSP game.

Step 1: What You Will Need

-A PSP running custom firmware
-A UMD of any PSP game
-Active ISO File Manager 2 (link will be provided [software is FREE])

Step 2: Obtain the Files Needed

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To do this simply rip your UMD. From the UMD you should get a file labeled PSP_GAME and a .Bin file labeled UMD_DATA. Put both the folder and the .BIN file into a folder with the same name as the game you are archiving.

Step 3: Input the Files to Active ISO File Manager 2

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Active ISO File Manager 2 can be found for free at

Click the button with the image of the folder at the bottom right of the window and locate the folder. After this select 'ISO 9660'. Finally press 'Create ISO'

This process will take a few minutes.

Step 4: Your Done!

Now that you have created your .iso you can play. Just put the file into your .iso folder of you PSP and play it.

If you would like to save space but still play you can convert you .iso into a .cso



jd4955 (author)2012-12-08

hey how come whenever i try to install the Active ISO File Manager 2 in my computer it doesn't install correctly (Stops responding). My computer has windows xp professional

jd4955 (author)jd49552012-12-08

oh and it is a year 2002

larslovespeace (author)2010-08-07

DUDe you totaly skipped a step how do I rip my umd onto the computer?

Soundwave4 (author)2010-02-08

Hey buddy how can make my psp 3000 play ps2 games like this japanese game called Transformers tataki. The manager said I have to mod my psp 3000 to a psp 1000/2000 to play the ps2 game

Soundwave4 (author)Soundwave42010-02-08

How can I mod my psp 3000 please help.

Soundwave4 (author)2010-02-05

dudes. i have a big problem. i went to mega media xchange to figure out how to fix my psp screen. but they dont have a cable to get on my tv. so my and i are going to fix it. how do i mod my psp 3000 to a psp 2000 or 1000 so i can play transformers tataki

fjeena (author)2009-09-04

when i make an iso and start the game my psp crashes.. what can i do to fix this problem? i have a psp slim v5.00 m33-6 cfw...thanks...

codongolev (author)2009-09-03

easy peasy.

octavian234 (author)2009-06-21

This is a good guide. if i wasnt so lazy i would of made a guide just like this one. Good Job { - >) -its a happy cyclops with hair and a nose

frollard (author)2009-05-26

Neat guide - I always wondered how the games were extracted from umd>>iso.

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