PSX2PSP v1.4.2: How to Convert PSX games to PSP


This is a simple Tutorial/Guide that teaches you how to Convert PSX games to PSP. Learn to convert PSX (PSOne) games to PSP eboots that can be played on a real PlayStation Portable/PSP, follow the instructions and you will be making your own custom boots in no time!

STEP 1: Download PSX2PSP v1.4.2


First we need to download a program to convert PSX games to PSP EBOOT, it’s called PSX2PSP.
I’ve made a pack with the latest version (1.4.2) and also a file necessary for the program to work, yes the infamous BASE.PBP file is already included, so all you need to do is download it and extract it:

STEP 2: Run the Program:

Open the program (PSX2PSP.exe) and you will see the interface, it looks like this:

So what you do is click on the […] icons and search for what the program is asking:
1- The ISO/BIN/IMG of the game you want to convert.
2- A folder to save the EBOOT.PBP
3- It’s a list of existing games, you have to choose the game you are converting from the list and it will fill all the other blanks for you.
4- An icon image, not mandatory but looks cool.
5- A background.

You can add music and other stuff but i usually only do the icon+background, a good resource for them on QuickJump forums where users make them and share them.

Note: I recommend you click options and set compression to 1. It’s the setting that worked best for me, no compression often make the eboot not work at all. and too much compression can cause glitches so i always use 1.

6- When you are done click Convert. 

STEP 3: Transferring the game to your PSP and playing!

After converting the game you will find a folder on the output directory named after the ID (which the program shows you) of the game you converted.
It is extremely important that you copy this folder on the right place which is inside the Game folder of the PSP. The full path goes like this:

Where TITLE  is the folder you got from converting the game, that should be the game ID, ie: “SLUS1234”.

That’s it, the game should now appear on the psp game menu.

  • The game is listed as corrupted data: This is most likely due to wrong placement of the EBOOT file, it has to be inside a folder (title of the game) which is inside the game folder, not respecting this hierarchy will result in this error.

If the game hangs/freeze try changing the disc-load speed to fast.
This can be done from the menu that pops up when you press select inside the game.
And also from the same menu (Other settings) you should set the game to Full Screen.

Have fun playing those classics on your psp!