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December 19th, 2005, 19:58
Hi all-----I have been busy up at school for some time and with the 2.71 SE B out and since 98% of users today have it i figured that it was about time for an update of games with updates attached to them I AM ALL EARS!!!!

This Will Help Us All

All games are in alphabetical order and are the U.S Versions!
NOTE-^#&(&%$!!!!-----All games here are either compatible on 1.50 (while devhooking 2.71) or on 2.71 SEB if noted otherwise i will edit it lets get some more games on here, shall we?

Ape Escape:On The Loose--None! (Thanks Sumo x)
Burnout--1.52 (Thanks Xan)
Coded Arms--1.51 or 1.52
Dead To Rights: Reckoning--1.50
Death JR--1.50 (Edited. . Thought was 1.52)
Fifa 05--None!
Fifa 06--1.52
Fight Night:Round 3--2.60
Ghost In The Shell:Stand Alone Complex--1.52
Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories--2.00
Grand Theft Auto:Vice City Stores--2.81
James Bond: From Russia With love--2.60
Kingdom Of Paradise--2.00
Legend Of Heroes--2.00 (Thanks Schmuck0fNI)
Lord Of The Rings:Tactics--????
Lumines--1.50 (Thanks SchmuckofNI) <----my fav psp game!
Madden NFL 2006--1.52
Madden NFL 2007--2.71
Medievil Resurrection --1.52
Megaman:Maverick Hunters--2.50 (Thanks Sp4de)
Metal Gear:Ac!d--None!
Metal Gear Acid 2-2.60
Midway Arcade Treasures--????
MVP Baseball-None!
Namco Museum--1.51
NBA 06--2.00 **
NBA Live 2006--1.52
NBA Live 2007--2.71
Need For Speed:Most Wanted--2.00
Need For Speed:Underground--????
NFL:Unleashed--None! (Thanks DJ Saturn)
Outrun 2006--2.60
Peter Jackson's King Kong--2.50
Prince Of Persia--2.00 (Thanks R2works!)
Rengoku-The Tower Of Purgatory--None!
Ridge Racers--None!
Rockman Dash (Import and A.K.A-Megaman!)--1.52
Socom:Fire Team Bravo--2.00
Smart Bomb--????
SSX On Tour--2.00
Star Wars:Battlefront II--2.00
Street Fight Alpha 3 Zero: Max --2.50 (Thanks geise69)
Splinter Cell : The Essentials--2.60
Star Wars-Lego:The Original Trilogy--2.71
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror--2.50
Tales of Eternia--2.00
Tekken: Dark Resurrection--2.60
The Con--2.00 (Use fastloader or RunUMD)
The Hustle: Detroit Streets--2.00 (Use RunUMD)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 05--None!
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06--1.52 (I found out myself.)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07--2.71
Tokobot--2.00 (Thanks Sumo X)
Tony Hawk's Underground 2:Remix--None!
Twisted Metal:Head On--None!
Virtua Tennis:World Tour--????
Wayne Gretzsky Hockey (05)--None!
Wipeout Pure--None!
World Rally Championship--2.00 (Thanks Nige)
World Tour Soccer-None!
Worms open warfare-->2.60
WWF Game (Smackdown and something, i don't know.)--2.50
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse--2.00
YS:The Ark Of Naphitism--2.50

To keep your current firmware (1.50 or 2.00 to keep homebrew!)
Get a "Version Changer"

1.50 Users-Use sonyxteams ver changer, it protects you up to the unmade 7.50!

2.00 users-Get PSPset, this program will protect you up to 2.60 updates, some games work, some don't experiment!

UMD MUSIC movies!!!!!-
All UMD Music umd's will ONLY run on 1.52, you cannot do otherwise, it must be 1.52!

Most of these games will now run on the new 2.71 SE B ver 3 firmware (make sure youa lso pick up the .prx files so if you want you can run the camera on your psp) the camera looks for files from the 2.82 update visit psp-hacks.com to pick up those files!!!!!

Please post Firmware Updates so I can edit my post and put them on here!

December 20th, 2005, 01:06
Death Jr needs 1.50 not 1.52 because i can play it on my 1.50 and it has the 1.50 update on the UMD.

Death JR--1.50

Cap'n 1time
December 20th, 2005, 02:28

December 26th, 2005, 22:09
Prince of Persia?

I want to play this and upgrade my PSP to 2.0, but dont know if the UMD is going to upgrade it to 2.0 or 2.1.. anyone know?

December 27th, 2005, 01:51
Good idea to make this thread YSWM. Hadn't come across to it until today. Good work.

I want to play this and upgrade my PSP to 2.0, but dont know if the UMD is going to upgrade it to 2.0 or 2.1.. anyone know?

-Do you have it already? it should say on the update icon
-Rent it and check if you don't have it.

Word of mouth is the only way we'll find out about the requirements for each game.

December 30th, 2005, 01:47
Legend of Heroes = 2.0
Lumines = 1.5
There I made my list :P

December 30th, 2005, 06:54
prince of persia = 2.0

January 3rd, 2006, 01:26
Wipeout Pure = 1.50

January 3rd, 2006, 02:41
Ridge Racers is 1.5 for the US but JP version is said to have run on 1.0 same for wipeout pure

Dj SaTuRn
January 3rd, 2006, 06:34
NFL Street Unleashed: 1.5/none

NBA Street 2: assuming same as NFL Street, (came out pretty much same time).

January 9th, 2006, 19:38
Wwe 2.50

January 10th, 2006, 01:14
Coded Arms US - 1.50

January 11th, 2006, 21:10
Burnout - 1.52 .Can be cheated with version changer and works under 1.5 .
And one request , Armored Core Formula Front -- Extreme Battle , need info on that :< and no i`m not able to rent it .

January 12th, 2006, 00:50
Kingdom of Paradise (USA) [2.00 Firmware]

January 24th, 2006, 20:18
I'd like to know the requirements for these games:

Armored Core: Formula Front
Archer Maclean’s Mercury
Smart Bomb
P.Q. Practical Intelligence Quotient
Megaman Maverick Hunter X (when it's released, 31/01)
Ape Escape
Ape Escape Academy

I'd sugest you guys to try and get the requirement for every single game. would be a great help.

thanks in advance

January 25th, 2006, 03:43
Original Poster of this thread, do you mind if I use the info from your thread and add it to a similar thread I am starting at http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=81785#post81785

That way we can use the info we gain from viewers in different forums to eventually make one solid definitive guide. What are your thoughts on this? I know that I for one am sick of waiting to buy some of these new games because I don't want to shell out $40.00 to later find out that my PSP has to have a firmware upgrade (or in my opinion "downgrade") just to play them.

January 25th, 2006, 20:52
World Rally Championship - version 2.00 :mad:
Mercury - version 1.50 (or could be 1.00)

January 26th, 2006, 00:27
Dragaron-Yes, go ahead. Just please commend me for the things that I have posted, thank you.

January 26th, 2006, 01:31
Dragaron-Yes, go ahead. Just please commend me for the things that I have posted, thank you.

Thanks, but now that I think about it, it seems like a bad idea on my part to "re-invent the wheel". You already have a good thing going, so here's my contribution (These are definite - each tried on my PSP personally):

Untold Legends
Ridge Racer
Metal Gear Acid
Dynasty Warriors
Wipeout Pure
Tony Hawk Underground Remix
Death Jr (not 1.52, which is a popular belief)

Virtua Tennis World Tour

January 29th, 2006, 15:19
Virtua Tennis works on my 1.50 PSP sorry for double post

January 29th, 2006, 15:19
Virtua Tennis works on my 1.50 PSP

February 4th, 2006, 06:23
Keep this thread up the list is getting good.

Ape Escape Academy needs no update (at least not my Jap version)

February 4th, 2006, 08:09
Megaman Maverick Hunters = 2.5

February 10th, 2006, 18:58
As I'm sure most people know Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3 Max is 2.5 Firmware. I bought the US version knowing it didn't work, but I hope that someday MPH Firmware Launcher will load the game. I use it to run most of my 2.0 UMD's. Ys Ark of Napishtim is also 2.5.

Sumo X
February 10th, 2006, 19:45
I'm pretty sure Ape Escape: On the Loose requires no particular firmware, but at most 1.5

Tokobot requires 2.0

March 12th, 2006, 12:25
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is definately 2.0. Verified it myself today.

Marked as 'Region 2' on the box (European / PAL version)

March 17th, 2006, 13:58
And what needs Tales of Eternia?

March 17th, 2006, 17:53
Tales of Eternia runs on my v2.0

Anyone tried out Lemmings?

March 20th, 2006, 21:13
Keep them coming people :)

I updated the list.

March 29th, 2006, 23:57
Does anyone know what firmware is required for;
Worms:Open warfare
Outrun 2006

And any clues for James Bond:From Russia with love? just for any clarvoiant forum go-ers.

April 4th, 2006, 18:05
dragonball z shin budokai?

sorry if this is really old...i just found this thread through yahoo...maybe someone could tell me if there is a newer better version of this thread somewhere?

April 4th, 2006, 19:38
I try to update this thread as much as I can. Not sure of that particular game however, its a little new to be publicly known.

April 4th, 2006, 19:54
Not sure if these have been mentioned yet, but:

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror [2.5]
Metal Gear Acid 2 [2.6]
Splinter Cell [2.6]

April 5th, 2006, 06:31

O.k so i have bought my son a 1.5 psp i have cracked how to put games onto the psp from the computer with fastloader, but we have bought him a umd game which i tried load in but it will not run and want me to update my firmware to 2.6 how do i get around this, if i upload the firmware how do i get it back to 1.5 if you can the game is Pinball classic

can you help



April 8th, 2006, 11:13
Ok Ive found from borrowing some mates games that;

James Bond: From russia with love..................2.60
Worms open warfare....................................2.60
Outrun 2006.............................................. .2.60

Not much use to us until MPH gameloader can run 2.6 games on 1.5

April 18th, 2006, 13:13
Nobody's mentioned this good gem (if you like the humors hack'n'slash)

Medievil Resurrection ---->1.52 (has the updater on it)

April 19th, 2006, 04:51
Sweet updated, keep them coming people. :)

April 30th, 2006, 04:08
umm my version of syphon filter has 2.6 FW required

June 1st, 2006, 06:59
Keep them coming people. I'm still updating this baby, I just need your guys help.

June 1st, 2006, 18:39
ok i own these (US) games i checked all of them as i typed this up...the ONLY ONES IM NOT POSSITIVELY SURE ABOUT IS DARKSTALKERS AND NFS RIVALS they may be 1.5 but i know they work on 1.52 that was my native firmeware when i bought my second psp...also for people who can use 2.0 even if your on 1.5 remember you CAN downgrade again later ;) but the program SET X alows a 2.0 user to play up to 2.6 games WITH a 2.0 ;) NOW ON TO THE GAMES I HAVE THAT ARENT LISTED UP TOP !!!

1: dagon ball z shin budokai requires 2.6 but can be played WITH SET X on a 2.0...

2 :arc of napishtim 2.6

3:marvel nemisis has a 1.52 update and requires 1.52

4:star wars battle front 2 has 2.00 update and requires 2.00

5 nfs rivals DOES NOT CONTAIN an update but requires 1.52 i think so just go 2 2.0 if you like this one alot...SET X RUlES ;) for 2.00

6 frogger helmet chaos has a 1.52 update on it and requires 1.52

7 gohst in a shell stand alone complex1.52 reqired with 1.52 update ( on a personal note if you LOVE a gr8 first person shooter....this is the best psp has to date even if you dont care for the anime like vetta does'nt ...)

8 mega man powerd uprequires 2.6 and has 2.6 update..

9 street fighter alpha 3 max requires 2.5 and has a 2.5 update but AGAIN ive tested this title with SET X on my 2.0 psp as well and it works fine...

10 veitiful joe red hot rumble requires 2.6 and has a 2.6 update...

11 dark stalkers chaos tower requires 1.52 i think and also DOES NOT contain a update

and those are the games i OWN AND VERIFIED AS I TYPED THEM...

as for lemmings and worms AT LEAST 2.5 if not 2.6
sony does these by release date of the umd...and im sure about dbz shinbudokai being 2.6 if its up top in that list its because i own the game and confirmed it just now by poping each one in and looking at the UPDATE on the umd darkstalkers and NFS rivals has no update so its very possible there 1.5 games...i say 1.52 at the most ;)....bye the release date

June 1st, 2006, 19:16
just in case you wonder who made set x and where you can get it....the team to keep your eye on for set x is called the SonyxTeam.com (http://www.sonyxteam.com/) <---the link ;)

holy crap and i owned nfs most wanted seems to me its NOT 2.0 US version requires 2.5 at least i remember that for shizzle id even go so far as to say i beleave it requires 2.6 ;)

June 12th, 2006, 04:33
YS: The Arc of Napishtim requires v2.50 (Not v2.60). It can be run on 1.50-2.00 by using older PRX files (Metal Gear Ac!d for example).

September 12th, 2006, 21:38
Infected 2.0

September 17th, 2006, 14:21
Does anybody know the firmware requirement for the UK release of Gradius Collection?

October 29th, 2006, 18:42
infected is 2.6 i believe, i have it. ^.^

Edit: You forgot midnight club 3. there's 2 versions, 1.5 and 2.6, depends on the date on the box (i know, i lost my old copy and bought a new one)

October 30th, 2006, 07:01
infected is 2.6 i believe, i have it. ^.^

Edit: You forgot midnight club 3. there's 2 versions, 1.5 and 2.6, depends on the date on the box (i know, i lost my old copy and bought a new one)

Infected may be like Midnight Club; I have it as 2.0.

Everyone may want to check this out:


November 25th, 2006, 08:41
how about NFS: Carbon??

December 18th, 2006, 21:19
lumines, what a legend

December 18th, 2006, 21:42
Lumines 2 2.71
Football Manager 07 2.81
Pro Evo 6 2.81

June 21st, 2007, 20:13
mate, I've got some: rainbow 6 vegas: 3.40 and Hot Pixel: 3.40


August 31st, 2007, 17:26
Does anyone know the fw update for Jeanne d'Arc? I'm thining of picking up that game, but I want to know what I'm getting into.

June 30th, 2008, 14:42
tnx for all the upadates..is it free to download it:thumbup: