While these tips are listed here, please do not attempt them if you are uncertain about any aspect of them.
- The PSP is the hottest little handheld around right now. The
PlayStation Portable Handheld system is very impressive and plays great
games, music and movies. Additionally, the system does have a few tricks
as well. Here are a couple of things you can try, some are fairly
simple. Please note you must be careful with some of these tricks and
they will be marked by a * before the "how to" area. Due to the price and the sensitive LCD screen always use caution when trying anything below.
Jam to Tunes Using Your Car Stereo System Speakers
- Use the following instructions to play your PSP games and movies with your cars audio system.
You will need a FM modulator
, a cable with a male stereo 1/8" headphone connector
at one end and split left and right RCA connectors
at the other. The red wire with the 'in' line fuse goes to your car
battery or switch. The ground wire grounds to the frame. Set the car's
CD or tape deck to the FM frequency that is on the modulator. The
frequency is usually 88.7 or 89.1. Plug the RCA connectors from the
cable into the RCA jacks on the modulator. Plug the headphone end of the
cable into the PSP. Turn on the PSP with the volume set at half way.
The PSP's sound goes through your car's antenna. No extra wires are
needed nor are any other adjustments. Your games, music and movies will
now play through your car's stereo speakers. Please note: take care when
trying this and make sure you know how to use the modulator and know
the right way to hook up the wire to the fuse box and ground wire. If
this is not done right, this can damage or even short out the PSP. This
one is for parents!
Changing the Save File Images
- Whenever you save a game, one or two pictures are created on
your memory stick: ICON#.PNG - the 144x80 icon displayed when you
select your saved file. The #, normally 0, may be higher if a game
places multiple saves in one folder. PIC 1. PNG - the 480x272 background
that's displayed when you cursor over your save or game disk. Knowing
this, you can customize your save icons and backgrounds by simply
replacing them with new . PNG files. However, make sure that you keep
the new file less than or equal to the original file's resolution, or
the PSP will cut off sections to make it fit.
- First Connect your PSP to your PC. Then locate the save file you want to change. All saves are located in the PSPSAVEDATA
folder, divided into separate sub folders to keep necessary files
together. Once you've found the save icon you want to change, add .ori
to the end of the file name, in case you ever want to change it back to
the original. Resize the image you want as you're save icon to 144x80
and save it as a .PNG named ICON#.PNG - "where # was the number found on the file you renamed". Then move the new picture into your save folder.
- Now, whenever you see your save files on your PSP, its icon will be
the picture you changed it to. Use the same method to change PIC 1.PNG
files to your own custom pictures, but remember that the resolutions
must be at most 480x272. *Please note this is a bit complicated and
could result in losing all saves if not done correctly. This tweak is
really for those who have knowledge of using these types of files.
Please use caution when attempting this or have someone that knows how
to work with these files help you.
Choosing a Background Color and Keeping it the Same
- The PSP will change colors of the background screen every
month automatically. You can pick a color that you like and have it stay
that way. Simply go into the settings and select the month that has
that color, when it changes, reselect the month. Note: Your date will
always be wrong, but if color and style is your concern, this simple
tweak does the trick.