This is correct but I think exists a difference.
“Note: Homebrew development tools will be needed!”
This is the problem. The firmware of the newest PSP are created for make the
most difficult possible to use ALL software not signed by Sony. The
hardware, and firmware, os the newest models are created for make the
installation of modchip very difficult and very unstable.
Sony are using all legal methods to attack the creators of modchip, needed
for use the homedrew development tools, this included warnings of legal
Actually, for use SDL in a PSP you need install a modchip. PSP is expensive,
around 300 euros, buy and make install the modchip for a people expert in
this (the only method available, not for normal people) are expensive, and
the basic accessories for use the PSP (energy loader, the protection for
screen, etc. In total, 500 euros or more. And the permanent warning all of
this can be unusable in low time because Sony are furious with the people of
modchip and when some new version of firmware is created, use the modchip is
All of this, in Spain. In other countries I don’t know.>From: Bill Kendrick
Reply-To: “A list for developers using the SDL library.
To: "A list for developers using the SDL library. (includes
Subject: Re: [SDL] Using SDL with Sony PSP
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 15:29:12 -0700
On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 10:13:27PM +0000, ALTAIR - wrote:
I was search in Google about this (SDL in PSP or SDL/openGL in PSP) and
I found are very inmadure.
SDL is not supported in PSP, all I found is inmadure an un-official. The
openGL are only very basic routines.
Interestingly, four of my SDL-based games have been ported to PSP.
(One of them twice, by two different people.)
I don’t have a PSP, and I have no idea how to get games onto the PSP,
let alone how to port them. But, the homebrewers seem to be up to it.
Another detail are the conflict of Sony and the modchip creators, with a
future very dark, no people knows what can success in the near future.
Honestly, PSP seems pretty useless. Not enough games out for it,
from what I can tell. (Someone needs to port Wipeout Pure to the
PS2 or PS3 )
My next big purchase is gonna be the GP2X. Much easier to dev for, and
has a ton of games and ports.