Saturday, March 8, 2008

PSP: UMD Ripping
How to Copy Your UMD Game to Your PC

Well Stream Crossers, I think that I have touched on a new source of inspiration: PSP Hacking.

Today I will be teaching you how to rip your UMD games to your hard drive as a backup or for playing off of your Memory Stick.

Why would you want to do that? First of all, reading the Memory Stick is much more energy efficient than spinning a disk and firing a laser, so your battery life goes up. Secondly, it helps you to prevent damage to your games by leaving them in their boxes, safe and sound.

Edited 2009-02-07:
"USB Special System Storage" is no longer used since the fuctionality to mount the UMD as a drive in Windows is now built in to the firmware.

So here we go:

1) Fully shutdown your PSP by holding the power button in the off position. Then turn it back on.

2) Hold down the L & R buttons as it powers up. You will be presented with a screen with white and red writing.

3) Go to "Configuration" and press X.

4) Under "Use VshMenu" make sure it is Enabled. If not, press the down arrow until this line is highlighted red, and press X.

5) Now go to "Back" and press X.

6) On the main screen, select "Exit" and press X. Your PSP will start up as normal.

7) Now put in the "UMD" you want to rip into your PSP.

8) Press the select button to bring up the "M33 VSH MENU".

9) Now go down to "UMD DEVICE" and press right to change "Memory Stick" to "UMD Disc".

10) Press SELECT to close the menu.

11) Now connect the PSP to your computer, and start the USB Connection.

12) Now go to "My Computer" and open up the PSP drive.

13) Now you should see your game.

14) Now copy your game to anywhere you want on your Computer. - (E.x. "Desktop")

15) Now your rip is being made.

16) When it is done, disconnect your PSP, then press the select button to bring up the "M33 VSH MENU" and switch "UMD Disc" back to "Memory Stick".

Please note that this is a 100% copy of the game. It may come out to be very huge. I'm sure that there are programs out there that will allow you to remove content and compress the file down to something much smaller. Be careful, if you remove too many components from the game, it may no longer function.

"bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong"


Max said...

Dont go to YOUR computer go to MY computer.

Hilarious vid about a computer moron:

Anonymous said...

hi when i go to speacial system storage it says the game cannot be started the data is corrupted
please give me a soloution

Anonymous said...

Says data corrupted here too

Anonymous said...

when i start my psp and hold down the buttons it dosent work

Peake said...

What the Heck?!?! WHen i hold down L and R during the start up nothing happens and it doesn't go to a page with red and white writing.