Introduction: How to Make Your PSP "Better" or How to Have More Fun on a Sony PSP

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Things you can do to make your PSP an amazing gaming beast thing. I will go through the complete obvious, and the complete not so obvious.

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Step 1: The Obvious

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Games- The tip for getting games, especially for PSP, is what you think you would play over and over and over again. The replay value increases if it has online capability. My favorites games for the PSP are SOCOM: Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 2, Daxter, Ratchet and Clank size matters, Star Wars Battlefront II, Midnight club, and Either Grand Theft Autos.

Video- Having videos on your PSP really makes a difference on road trips. There are free programs on the Internet for converting videos into PSP forms, for example Orbit .

Music- Unless you have a Ipod, the PSP is also good for just listening to music.

Pictures- Showing pictures on your PSP to your friends, and you can also set it as your background.

Internet- The PSP internet is fun when you don't want to carry your laptop around. It can't support large sums flash, so no videos, no games, no porn (unless its pictures:)

Step 2: Add Flash Games to the PSP

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How to put flash games on your PSP- You need Mozilla Firefox for this. Ok now go to your favorite flash game. Make sure it is simple, involving only the mouse and click, I picked Bowman 2. Pictures tell it all. Ok now go on Mozilla Firefox, and go to bowman2 (don't have to do this game, just easier for this), go to the File at the top left, and scroll down to where it says Save Page As... , and save it to your desktop. Connect your PSP, and make a new folder on the PSP and name it Games, go to the folder and find Shock Wave Flash Object, and copy it into your new Games folder, Rename it to something you will remember. I chose b. Now go to your internet, and type in at the address this file:/Games/b.swf It will ask you do you want to run this plugin say yes.

Step 3: New Themes

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Go to and pick out your favorite theme. I chose the Vista Inspirat. Now download it, and go find it. Plug the PSP into the computer. Make a new folder under the PSP folder called THEME. Drag the .ptf file into the folder. Now go to System Settings, Theme Settings and find your Theme.

Step 4: Make Your PSP Have Windows Vista

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Download the software from here
Then extract it to your desktop
Now Click the installer.exe
Install it to your PSP (Like E:/ or F:/ drive)
Then go to your PSP Internet
*Delete your Cache
*Then go to settings Cache, then disable it
Type in file:/pspWxp/index.htm
It will take 5 seconds to load and you have Window Vista up.

Step 5: Finished and Have Fun

Basic, easy steps, made your PSP more fun. Rate it if you like it.


Mutant raider (author)2008-05-16

What connection cord do you need? Will it download any game? Does it work for macbooks?

Thornburg (author)Mutant raider2008-05-18

When I say connection cord, I mean a USB cord that plugs into your computer.

Mutant raider (author)Thornburg2009-02-21

I know that already but where do you get one for cheap $.

Buzzsushi (author)Mutant raider2009-03-19

The connection cord is a mini usb. if u have a computer, you should have one of these laying around. If not u can get one in ANY electronics store for about 50 cents

PSP Player (author)Buzzsushi2016-02-02

The cable to plug in the psp and transfer items from a of or PS3 is the PS3 controller charger

PSP Player (author)PSP Player2016-02-02

Of is supposed to be pc ?????up top

My PC has a MS pro duo reader so I don't need a cable; check if yours has one.

Jays520 (author)Mutant raider2009-04-11

oh yeah get a good one. DON'T buy cheap one or they might break! buy one thats about $10 to $12 or just a bit lower like $8 .REMEMBER DO NOT be cheap on these!

Jays520 (author)Mutant raider2009-04-11

u use a link cable just go buy it from your nearest game stores if they don't have it go to a place where people sell computers,parts and stuff they should have it. well idont know how does that USB hole looks like on a PSP. just in case bring your PSP with you.

ReCreate (author)Mutant raider2009-04-09

The connection cord is simply a usb to miniusb cable,most of the time people have a few lying around And any computer that can read data from the psp will work

kinoy.imans (author)2015-04-02

I tried and succeeded on my psp, thanks for the tips, I grab the file from

xXUsernameXx (author)2014-09-29

This is a good ible, but I have a good suggestion for you to add. To hack your PSP and have a bunch of homebrew.

xXUsernameXx (author)2014-09-29

This is a good ible, but I have a good suggestion for you to add. To hack your PSP and have a bunch of homebrew.

cooldude786 (author)2014-08-20

Can you make an instructable on ps3 !

knexboy586 (author)2012-06-13

and the family guy/

knexboy586 (author)2012-06-13

9i got daxter

john henry (author)2012-05-26


you know how to do that but you dont know how to take actual screen shots on your computer? you know that little button on your keyboard that says print screen or prt scrn? and the paste button in paint or aany photo editing software.
srry i just find it annoying that some people dont know how to do that or rotate an image on their computer. its simple little things that people overlook.

Illest (author)2011-12-25

do u need internet

jacobdaniel (author)2011-10-14

actually the psp 2000 can hold videos from the internet

airsoft_assassin (author)2011-08-05

it doesnt work it says this content cant be played:(

Vincemoe (author)2011-07-16

When i try to install it says path not found!

arogers9 (author)2011-07-12

genious! I'll definitely try this out!:) I love my psp, with your tips I know how to get the most out of it!:)

Free TV

street_racer21 (author)2011-07-09

oye forgot tht 1

street_racer21 (author)2011-07-09

lol actually go to on your psps web browser and you can play or download the games free. theres other sites on their main site too ( but a few are kinda iffy you can get themes, vids, and flash games on there. but uf that vid downloader doesnt work. then theres another site. but i forget what it is right now. i might get back with you on that part.

Landon Sullivan (author)2009-06-08

Um... "mate" is Australian.

anguaji (author)Landon Sullivan2009-06-29

well, it's *also* australian but we britlians say mate, too.

Landon Sullivan (author)anguaji2009-06-29


KarlT111 (author)Landon Sullivan2009-07-03

Hey dont stereotype! Im British and I don't say mate!!! Ur not thinking of british ppl, ur thinking of chavs mate < xD see what i did there?

daiatlus79 (author)KarlT1112009-07-06

i am canadian and i say mate!

the.mk95 (author)daiatlus792009-08-12

i wish i said mate, but i dont have the gut :(

daiatlus79 (author)the.mk952009-08-13

try some cfw m8t1 worked 4 me! ChivkenHEN is grEAT!

the.mk95 (author)daiatlus792009-08-20

i really wish i could understand what you just said. sorry :( i think i see am matey in there somewhere?

Lance Mt. (author)the.mk952009-08-21

I'm australian and i say mate. Oh wait?

allenmt (author)Lance Mt.2009-12-29

 im aussie to gr8 instructable mate

luneydude (author)allenmt2011-06-07

uhm im straight up american redneck and i say mate so why dont we just all stop talkin about it and drop it, mate is something that people say all around the world not just places like australia or in the british isles or canada so just drop it people

daiatlus79 (author)the.mk952009-08-21

oh sorry was kinda drunk when i typed that lol... i was saying that you should try to put on some custom firmware.. google ChickHEN... i used it on my PSP 2000 and it worked ! i recommend it!

daiatlus79 (author)daiatlus792009-08-13

take thenrisk mate !!!

emwav (author)Landon Sullivan2009-06-18

Australians are awesome! Oh, and so is this project.

allenmt (author)emwav2010-01-11


zombiecrazyyy (author)2010-11-06

my says i have to hit "x" to log in wut do i do from there cuz that doesnt work rite

yholiyat (author)zombiecrazyyy2011-05-01

me too

sage6000 (author)2011-04-24

whenever mine comes on its just a stupid add not the game

mowie (author)2009-06-09


mowie (author)mowie2009-06-09

Americans are awsome(im not american)

mowie (author)mowie2009-06-09

Well the americans i know are awsome.

ScienceTurnip (author)mowie2011-04-20

You are right. Americans ARE awesome! : D

zombiecrazyyy (author)2010-11-06

my says i have to hit "x" to log in wut do i do from there cuz that doesnt work rite

tynow (author)zombiecrazyyy2011-04-14


sasuke01 (author)2011-04-09

mine says content could not be opened wat do i do

komodoboyx5 (author)2011-03-04

Why isnt monster hunter there? :OOOOO

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