Watching The Game Chasers makes me strongly regret selling all of my old video games because I had previously reached a point in my life where I only wanted new games and swore I was done with my old ones. Since game collecting became a thing, resellers have hiked up prices making it harder for people who wanted to enjoy physical copies of games. Makes me thankful for piracy being so EZ PZ with stuff like flashcarts, the Dreamcast being able to read burned disc and the various methods PS2 has for accessing ISOs without having to use a disc. Speaking of the Dreamcast, I was very conflicted when I wanted to sell it so I listed it and the games at ridiculous prices making it really hard for anybody to want them, it worked and I still have it.
Wow, haven't posted on here in a while.
So how about I post a little diary entry for today?
I believe I am suffering from post shitty game depression. I can't find any fun in anything I do at the moment. One thing I can safely assume is that it began with the Call of Duty: Black Ops II free weekend.
At first I was having a little bit of fun, 'cause you know...the game was fast just the way I like it. Slowly I was realizing the game was too easy but I kept on playing Black Ops II. Before I realized it, my skills began to decline in other games like Blacklight: Retribution and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Call of Duty Black Ops II essentially made me dumber. I went back to Blacklight and I couldn't hit a single thing. It was like my mouse was worn out from playing such a shitty game.
Black Ops II is a cheap thrill that only keeps you hyped for a little while. I can't even begin to understand how people can even play this game and prestige so many times. It can also be that Call of Duty has had so many entries that I'm just sick of it all!
As I am typing this, I am considering taking a walk around Downtown to liven up. The important thing is that nobody had to tell me how shitty the game is and I got to find out first hand.
This concludes this entry...
I managed to fix that little problem I was having with my CPU. It turns out that the CPU fan was not making contact with the center of the CPU itself. I took what I felt was a risk and just placed a dab of thermal paste in thecenter and I placed the fan over it without spreading the paste and it worked like a charm. The CPU does not get as hot as it did before and now I know it's making contact. This also reduces the chances of getting air bubbles in a way since the fan is going to spread it under it's heat plate. I bench-marked a few of my games and got over 30 frames-per-second. I finally played Lost Planet with no lag at all and was a great experience knowing I can now enjoy my Steam library again. I am going to miss a few PSP games I didn't get to finish so I will try to take any opportunity to walk outside my house and play some. I'm off to play some vidya.
Well, I'm just sitting here waiting for an email for work so i can start working. They said that the latest I can expect to start working is early November so if this month passes me by and I didn't make use of it then holy shit WTF.
At the least, I can spend my time making this website look prettier than when I first made it. I am definitely going to clean up my grammar around here since I'm not trying to be a "loliamsorandumfuckgrammarnazis" dude anymore. If you would have seen this website when I first made it, you would probably DDoS this whole thing until I made it look better.
Apparently, not that many people thought the old stock weebly theme I had on was "edgy" enough so I went for a smoother stock theme from weebly. The tools Weebly.com provides me are more than enough to maintain this whole thing without fucking anything up beyond repair. The tools are awesome and easy to use for someone soo lazy to actually learn HTML and c++ if I ever wanted to add razzle and dazzle.
My computer is fucked up right now so no pc vidya until I learn how to apply thermal paste. I don't know the exact distance between my fan and CPU so I don't know how much to put. Sometimes I can slap the paste correctly and keep it smooth with a plastic card but the old fan I had only touched the edges and nearly totaled my CPU. I am currently waiting for some money to come my way so I can buy one of those small paste pallets; or buy one at some bakery shop at least.
I have become so accustomed to playing everything on my PC it's hard to go back to my PS3 and PSP. So far one of the games I have been playing frequently is Tekken 6 on PSP. It's a really well done game[port] disregarding any graphical downgrades for it to run at really smooth frame rates. It may not have physics but damn if it didn't play so smoothly. I can execute many of the moves here the same way I would on the PS3 obviously but I like the fact that they didn't remove any essential mechanics from the game. Another games I have been playing a lot is DJ Max Portable 3. It doesn't have a lot of music I like but I still like it for what it is. I didn't bother with the tutorial it had since I played the DJ Max Portable 2 demo a lot when it first came out on pspdemocenter.com. I have been playing other games like Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, but there's not a lot I've been doing on the game to talk about.
That ends this update. thanks for reading.
First of all, This is just for me to vent out on thoughts that would otherwise be inappropriate on other sites but still post as if this was going to be read by thousands of people.
Now on to the first slice of meat of the update.
I recently decided to start hacking PSPs again but saw that the scene found a different way to do things. Instead of hard-modding your PSP, which if not done correctly can ultimately kill your PSP othwerwise called 'bricking', they found a way to copy Custom Firmware data into the PSP that effectively makes your PSP able to play your UMD backups as well as Homebrew; I'll get into that after this bit. I found a screencap plugin that I now use to make PSP wallpapers or just in-game snaps which you can take a look at in the gaming section of the site. This can help me start making reviews for PSP games since I have nothing else to do with my time except play video games. Even though I beg the forces of life out there to give me the perfect video capture plugin for my PSP so I can start uploading videos based on PSP games to my youtube channel, there hasn't been one.
Well on to showing you how to soft-mod your PSP into being able to play backup games and homebrew. Follow these steps carefully:
1a. First check to see if the firmware on your PSP isn't already 6.60 by going to System Settings and then going to System Information, otherwise skip to instructions '2a'. If it is not 6.60 then download THIS file and follow THESE instructions to updating your PSP to the required firmware.
1b. Your PSP should now be on firmware 6.60. If not then repeat the steps above.
2a. Next, you download THIS file and extract the contents.
2b. After you have done step 2a, copy the three folders into your K:\PSP\GAME folder.
3a. Now, you go to your games and look for PROUPDATE. Run it and follow the on-screen instructions.
3b. When the update is done, your PSP should restart or go straight to the XMB. To see if the update worked, repeat the step in 1a to checking your firmware. You should see 6.60 PRO-B9.
3c. If you want to make it permanet, try running the CIPL Flasher. If your PSP model is not supported, it will tell you and then quit the program.
4a. You should now be able to play PSP backups and homebrew, instal plugins to make your experience easiser, and run emulators. If you were not able to run the CIPL flasher you need to run Fast Recovery after every time you dhiy off PSP. When you are done, you can delete PRO UPDATE and CPIPL Flasher because you won't need these.
That is all I can tell you right now. Until next update blog.