Installing LUAPlayer on PSP firmware 2.0

This is a specific post to guide those that are embarking on the same task that I just completed (with lots of outside help), namely installing LUAPlayer to run on the Sony PSP firmware 2.0.

The task is mostly straightforward, but with a couple of nuances. Here goes ….

1. Click here to get EBOOT Loader. The link to EBOOT Loader is on the left middle column under PSP homebrew. Fanjita has done a great job with this tool. Follow the instructions in the readme.txt file.

The key to running LUAPlayer apps with EBOOT loader v0.8.5 and PSP firmware 2.0 is that any EBOOT application (other than LUAPlayer) cannot be in the LUAPlayer folder for LUAPlayer to run properly. More on this later, and on message #44 in this forum, which I referred to above.

When finished, your file system on the PSP should look as follows:
\PSP\PHOTO\EBOOT Loader 085\RUN_L081.TIF
\PSP\PHOTO\EBOOT Loader 085\AAA.GIF
\UTILS\EBOOT_SIGNATURE.EXE
\PSP\GAME\LOADER085.CFG
\PSP\GAME\LOADMENU085.PBP
\PSP\GAME\LOADMENU.TGA
\L_085.BIN

Put any EBOOT based homebrew applications in the /PSP/GAME folder (I created a folder called /Applications and put the games there).

** NOTE – be sure to create a custom wallpaper with any image that you want to show. It’s in the EBOOT Loader readme.txt file.

2. Click here to get LUAPlayer. I used the one for firmware 1.5 (I believe it was LUAPlayer 0.14). Follow the instructions in the Readme First.txt file, except per the first post on this forum, do not load the /luaplayer% folder onto the PSP, or if you have, then delete it.

3. Load any other LUAPlayer applications into the /PSP/GAME/LUAPlayer/APPLICATIONS folder.

To fire things up, per the EBOOT Loader instructions, navigate to Photo and run EBOOT Loader.

My final file system looks like this:

\PSP\PHOTO\EBOOT Loader 085\RUN_L081.TIF
\PSP\PHOTO\EBOOT Loader 085\AAA.GIF
\UTILS\EBOOT_SIGNATURE.EXE
\PSP\GAME\LOADER085.CFG
\PSP\GAME\LOADMENU085.PBP
\PSP\GAME\LOADMENU.TGA
\PSP\GAME\APPLICATIONS\all of my eboot apps
\PSP\GAME\LUAPLAYER\EBOOT.PBP
\PSP\GAME\LUAPLAYER\APPLICATIONS\all of my lua player apps
\PSP\GAME\LUAPLAYER\SYSTEM\system.lua
\L_085.BIN

Hope this is helpful. As a complete newbie, I was troubled with figuring out how the EBOOT loader and LUAPlayer played together. Fanjita – the one that continues to bring us EBOOT Loader – and MickJT on forums.qj.net were very helpful. I feel like a jackass for putting the EBOOT apps in the LUAPlayer folder, but this stuff was all completely new.

A further, or replacement reference, for this posting can be found by reading the posts on this forum.

Best of luck.

— bkm

  • Lance

    I am trying to install an online game called Yoho Puzzle pirates on my PSP, The game runs on a java based client designed for PC. My question is, how would I go about getting YPP installed onto my PSP if it is even possible. Thank you very much

    Lance.
    Also the website is located at http://www.puzzlepirates.com