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26 Schitzo19th Mar 2011 09:57:41 PM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Holy shit, Downloaded games don't take an entire memory stick, do they? I got Darkstalkers and it wont let me save data.
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27 Noelemahc19th Mar 2011 10:37:09 PM from Moscow, Russia , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
They don't, no. Was that a legal downloaded game or not? You should also check the memory stick itself, they are exceptionally finicky, I've went through two becoming stuck as read-only through my PSP's lifetime.
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28 Schitzo20th Mar 2011 02:28:18 AM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Nevermind. I guess the downloaded games are finicky about starting a save file. I manually saved the game and it did just fine.
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29 lu12713th Jan 2012 01:11:28 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Hate to necro the thread, but...

Something very odd happened today. I checked my game data, and all of the games I had downloaded from the PSN were gone. I also checked my save data, and it only had the games I own as UMD. The exact same thing happened to my second memory stick as well. Worse of all, the space in the sticks is still occupied, whereas the corresponding games/files are nowhere to be found.

Anyone have an idea what gives?
30 HellmanSabian13th Jan 2012 01:13:15 PM from England, The United Kingdom , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
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It maybe a corruption with your memory sticks.
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Only Solution I can give is Format. It's painful but stuff happens. Also maybe you could try updating your PSP
32 lu12713th Jan 2012 01:27:57 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
[up] I thought of Format, but doesn't it erase your data? >.>

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Uh does anyone here know how to fix a PSP? Somethings wrong with the screen. It keeps backing out and the only way for me to get it to work again is to turn it off and back on. I have it set so it won't go to sleep but the screen still goes out.
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34 MoeDantes13th Mar 2012 09:15:57 AM from the Land of Classics
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Apparently you can't fully turn off the "automatic disable screen"/"sleep mode" feature. I have to get into the habit of pressing buttons that don't do anything during long cutscenes.

Also, I read that the Darkstalkers collection has issues with memory cards larger than 1gb. Dunno how true that is, but it was one thing that kept me from buying it (would rather import the PS2 collection anyway).

I have a 3000 and have been happy with it for over a year now.

As for games:

1. I know I'm in a minority, but I actually liked Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops far more than Peace Walker.

2. Gradius Collection

3. If you're into RP Gs, the two Star Ocean games seem decent enough.

4. Final Fantasy IV - The Complete Collection
35 Enlong13th Mar 2012 09:51:05 AM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded to— WANK!
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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a good game, if my experiences with Monster Hunter Tri are any indication.
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36 phoenixdaughterAM13th Mar 2012 10:24:36 AM from Cursed college , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
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Persona ports make me a very happy person.

Actually I was introduced to the series via Tv Tropes and picked up Persona 3 Portable. I'm still on the hunt for good games for it, but the small-town selections suuuuucks.

edited 13th Mar '12 10:25:36 AM by phoenixdaughterAM

Question about model numbers.

I'm trying to find out which version of a PSP I have, and I'm inclined to believe I have a 1000 model, because I see a set of numbers and letters on the bottom which ends 'PSP 1003'.

Is that enough for me to say I have a 1000 model? It's not one in its original packaging, so...
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38 Nettacki17th Oct 2014 02:56:36 PM from Connected to my tube amp
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Is it rather thick and covered with non-shiny plating on the back? Then it's a PSP 1000 model.
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39 DragonGeyser17th Oct 2014 02:56:43 PM from a computer, DUH.
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The model number should be located in the battery compartment.
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[up][up]It is, it only seems to be shiny from one rather gentle clean the seller gave to it for me.

[up]Yep, says PSP-1003 under the battery.

Thank you both.

Quick question then - are there any differences between the model I have and the others which I should be aware of? Or does it not much matter?
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41 Nettacki17th Oct 2014 03:41:32 PM from Connected to my tube amp
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The PSP-2000 and 3000 are both slimmer models with some features added. 2000 (alongside a firmware update) officially gave the ability for games to use the full clock speed of the PSP (333 M Hz, normally locked to 222 M Hz to save on battery), as well as the ability to use the UMD cache to improve load times on UMD games and the usage of video cables to output to T Vs. 3000 kept the stuff added in the 2000 model and threw in a new screen and a built-in microphone (amongst other stuff I don't remember). As for the PSP Go, that one was redesigned as something to play only digital games on, removing the ability to play any UMD games at all. It's also the most portable model, being the smallest and with a slide-out design for max portability, as well as having 16 GB of internal storage with external memory support via Memory Stick Micro.

edited 17th Oct '14 3:52:16 PM by Nettacki

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Huh, that makes sense, thank you.

Although given I'm playing Persona 3, I think I know which I'd avoid.
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43 RabidTanker17th Oct 2014 06:11:37 PM from Escondido, CA , Relationship Status: Californicating
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Am I the only Troper here who reads this site on a PSP or is it just me?
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44 Nettacki17th Oct 2014 06:12:17 PM from Connected to my tube amp
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I sometimes read this site on a PS Vita. Does that count? tongue
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45 32ndfreeze8th Oct 2015 12:46:54 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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I'm looking to buy a PSP but there are quite a few different models available so I'm wondering which one you guys would recommend. I was thinking of just picking up a pre-owned model from EB Games and they list 4 different ones in stock.

The normal one I guess. The E1000, The Slim and Lite, and lastly the 3000.

I mainly just want to be able to play a couple of PSP games so I'm not too worried about extra features.
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46 MrMallard8th Oct 2015 07:47:17 AM from Australia, mate
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To my knowledge, the 3000 is the best. I have a 2000 and it's alright, if it's cheaper than there's nothing wrong with buying one of those, but from what I've heard the 3000 is the way to go.

As for the 1000, I haven't got much experience with it - but they'd be getting there with age, and they use a spring-loaded mechanism to open the UMD tray as opposed to a hatch you can open and close manually, like they added to the later models. I've heard of those jamming, but I can't say how common of an occurrence that is.

So basically 3000 > 2000 > 1000, to my knowledge. You can't go wrong either way, except with maybe the 1000.
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47 32ndfreeze8th Oct 2015 06:11:32 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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Hmm. Thanks for the advice.

Not much point in getting a 2000, since the price difference is only $10.

So it really comes down to the 1000 vs. the 3000 for me. $38 vs $74. Hmm, I'll have to think about it a bit, decide if its worth it.
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So, necrobumping this because I'm looking into picking up a PSP before they become nigh-impossible to find and I'm wondering what people's list of "must-have" PSP games are. For the record, I'm aware that the Vita can play digital PSP titles, but there are some PSP games I'm definitely interested in that aren't available digitally (like Crisis Core) so I might as well buy get a PSP anyway.

Games I have my eye on, roughly in order of interest:
  • Crisis Core
  • Persona 3 Portable
  • the Dissidia games
  • the PSP Ace Combat games
  • the PSP Metal Gear games
  • the PSP Harvest Moon games

The latter three are more because I'm fans of those franchises in general than because I've heard great things about those games specifically. So yeah, I'm looking at picking up a PSP for four games, really (Crisis Core, P3P, and both Dissidias), one of which is a port. So what else is worth picking up while I'm at it?
49 Cid2nd May 2016 06:31:45 PM from The Republic of Yucatán , Relationship Status: Not war
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Also, forgot to mention: I'm aware that the PSP needs a proprietary memory stick. They're pretty cheap as long as you don't want a huge one (Amazon has 4 gigs for $12 or 8 gigs for $20), but I have no idea how much memory stuff uses. Can anyone give me an idea of what a save file usually weighs in at? What about an actual downloaded game?

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