How to use your PSP as a wireless or connected controller

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In this tutorial i will teach you how to use a PSP as wireless or USB PC GamePad, it can be used to control any PC game or emulator like Nestopia, VisualBoy, Project64, epsxe, etc. Literally anything you want.
If you want to use it as USB Gamepad then you’ll need a USB cable if you want a wireless gamepad then you’ll need:

  • A PSP with Wifi capabilities like models 1000/2000/3000 and Go. So basically all PSPs except the street model (E-1000).
  • A Wifi router: They usually have 1 or 2 antennas and a led that says wi-fi, if yours doesn’t its probably a regular router/modem so it won’t work.

How to use your PSP as a wireless or connected controller:

STEP1: Download and Install PSPdisp_v0.6_setup_all_platforms.exe
Click OK to the warnings that may popup and at some point you will be asked to connect your PSP via USB, after you connect it PSPDisp should detect the location of the game folder, if it doesn’t just click browse and find it then click copy files.

When it’s done installing an icon will appear on the system tray, now it’s important you remember the IP address PSPdisp gives you to setup the PSP.

STEP2: Run PSPDisp on the PSP:

Now here you decide if you want a USB Gamepad or a wireless Gamepad:

  • USB GamePAD: Choose USB Mode and connect the USB cable.
  • Wireless Gamepad: First we have to configure the IP so go to change settings, and press R one time and change Host IP Address 1 to the IP PSPdisp gave you before. Then go back to main menu and choose WLAN Mode.

STEP3:

You should now be seeing your PC screen on the PSP. We should now configure the buttons.
Right click PSPdisp icon on the system tray and click Control -> Customize…
Now click “Open control file folder to modify / add control files
The folder opens and there is a file called control.template, open it with notepad.
Under [General] change the default name “Sample control file (empty)” to something you want.
[TRIANGLE][CIRCLE][CROSS],etc represent the buttons of the PSP.
To assign a keyboard key to them type “Keyboard” on Event and the key code on Scancode, leave the rest blank, like so:

[General]
Name=NicoPSP
MapAnalogToDPad=0
AnalogDeadZone=60
EnableOSK=0

[AnalogStickMapping]
Section1=1
Section2=2
Section3=3
Section4=5
Section5=8
Maximum=16

[TRIANGLE]
Event=Keyboard
Scancode=004C
Typematic=
Button=
MoveByPixels=
Action=

[CIRCLE]
Event=Keyboard
Scancode=0051
Typematic=
Button=
MoveByPixels=
Action=

[CROSS]
Event=Keyboard
Scancode=0050
Typematic=
Button=
MoveByPixels=
Action=

To know the scancode of the keys you want to map go back to the controls menu and press the key you want the code of:

When you are done with keycodes do File -> Save as, change type to “All Files (*.*)” and give it a name and .control extension.

Click Refresh control file list.

Right click PSPdisp icon, go to controls and select the one you just created.

Done! Now the PSP can control the keyboard as you want. Finally to save battery on the PSP disable streaming:
Right click PSPdisp icon, go to streaming and untick enable video streaming.