On Dec 1, some cheats were published that allowed players of "Grand Theft Auto:LCS Trainer" to add new weather conditions and other play options.
This gave firmware hackers the crib they needed to unravel the game-format, and thence the whole firmware. Now a new hack allowed PSP owners to once again play homebrew games and add new functionality to their PSPs.
Now, how freaking bizarre is it that Sony continues to spend good money removing features that make the PSP more attractive to its customers? Someone needs to be beaten about the head and shoulders with the business-model stick.
First 2.01 Homebrew Game Ported By PSP 3DLink (Thanks, Tom!)
That's right. From Hello World yesterday, to Tetris today. We at PSP 3D have successfully ported the first 2.01 game EVER. Thanks to Fanjita for the tips and for the wonderful GTA hack (props to all the people who helped him too). In the next few days, expect this and more games to be ported to 2.5 also (if and when we get SYSCALs working)...
If you are a homebrew developer and would like your game converted to 2.01 format (2.5 in the near future), please feel free to contact us with the SOURCE to your homebrew (aka, the C++ files, not an EBOOT or .bin).
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