RabidWeezle's Guide to PS1 Game Conversion
What you need:
- PSP 1000/2000 with custom firmware installed with pops support (like 5.00 m33-6)
- A program to rip your ps1 games to iso (I use alcohol120)
- PSX2PSP (attached below)
- The Gimp or Photoshop, any image manipulation program that outputs to .png format
- base.pbp put in your /files folder that psx2psp is in
- Take your favorite PS1 game, for instance, I will do this with Tekken3. Stick it in your pc, and use the software of your choice to make a disc image. I suggest using Alcohol120 since it has a built in setting for ps1 games.
- While that rips jump on google and do an image search for your game, or scan in your cd case cover.
- You will need at least 2 images. One image needs to be the same size as a standard psp wallpaper (480x272), and make the icon 80x80. On the icon you can use transparency as well with an alpha channel to make it look real slick.
- Now since you are done with those images you can now create your eboot. Start up PSX2PSP (I use classic mode) and pretty much fill in the blanks. Under ISO/PBP File insert the iso you just ripped from your game disc. If it is multi-disc game you can put all the discs up there in different slots (look at the drop down for that). That is usefull for games like ff7 and parasite eve.
- Insert your background and icon pngs you made.
- On output pbp folder make a folder for something that sounds fitting. I made mine on my desktop under psx/tekken3
- click convert
- upload the contents of the folder to your psp via usb cable to PSP/GAME/TEKKEN3
- Goto the game tab of your psp and then to memory card and it should be the first game on the list.
Here's an Example of the format for the PIC1.PNG (background image) that I made in the gimp:
And here is a sample 80x80 icon (using transparency):
Together when you hit preview of what the menu entry will look like on the psp it gives you:
The other file I attached is for converting sound files to the psp format so you can add music for when you are looking at the game in the XMB. It's not required, but could look snazzy for your friends to have a cool BGM playing while you are hovering over it in the xmb. There is also a way of adding icon videos aswell, more info on that later.
**You can also use your background png (pic1.png) for the boot.png/Warning screen, or you can make it different, it's the same size, and gets rid of that black screen before the game boots.
**While you are playing the game on your psp you can hit the home button at any time to adjust how the screen works. Since ps1 games were designed for old school tv's and not widescreen's you can zoom it, or fill the screen (it will make everything a little fatter looking on fill since it stretches the image. Experiment to see what you like. You can also adjust the brightness, change discs for multi disc games and adjust volume levels from there. And reset the game, or quit the game.