Are you tired of your old PSP games? Would you like to play more games with your PSP, but you do not know how to install downloaded PSP games? Do you feel that the retail Sony games are priced way high? Then you’ve come to the right place. The following article is a step-by-step tutorial on how to install downloaded games to your beloved PSP.
Now note that installing purchased games have a very simple and straightforward installation process, and is very different from free, downloaded games. With purchased games, you just need to extract all of the files to a particular folder in your computer or laptop. As with most programs, you just have to open the “setup” file (if it doesn’t have an autorun function), and the installation directions will follow. For downloaded games, it’s a bit trickier. Here’s how you do it:
- First step is to format or reformat your PSP Memory Stick Pro Duo card. To be safe, you need to purchase a Memory Stick Pro Duo with larger memory in order to fully enjoy your device. Obviously, more memory means more games, so you might want to invest on big-capacity memory sticks. Also, you wouldn’t want to do this process every so often (say, every week), so instead of having a low capacity stick which entails installing new games frequently, you might want to download all of your desired games and install them in one sitting.
- Then, download your desired games from the Internet. Initially, the downloaded games will be in the form of a .zip file. Change the file name and save each file as .psp files (e.g. “GAME NAME.psp”) so that your PSP will be able to recognize the file.
- Uncompress the file. If you’re using Winzip or other compression utilities, it will likely “unzip” the game file automatically.
- Connect your PSP to your PC using the USB cable. Your computer will then automatically connect to the memory stick inside your PSP. Using your PSP, scroll down to the “USB Connection” option, and then press the “X” button. Then push the “home” button at the bottom of your PSP, and scroll to “Settings.” Then, put your PSP to “USB mode.”
- Copy the downloaded game from your computer to your PSP. Wait until the game has been copied completely. Do not unplug the USB cable during the file transfer process, as this may cause some problems to your PSP and/or to your PSP.
- As soon as you finish copying the game to your PSP, disconnect the device from your PC.
- Now, you can play your brand-spanking, downloaded PSP game! Go to the main menu of your device, then locate the “GAME” option on the PSP, then start the game.
While at first, this process may seem tedious, it will get a lot easier as you get used to installing new, downloaded games. Now that you’re equipped with this knowledge, you can maximize your PSP’s potential and give you that awesome gaming experience that you’ve always wanted.