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Install OpenIdea ISO loader on your PSP

If you’re having problems playing games with the Prometheus ISO loader, don’t fret, a challenger has appeared :). Enter the OpenIdea ISO loader. It functions just the same as the more popular Prometheus ISO loader but is from a different developer.

Requirements for installing OpenIdea ISO loader:


How to Install OpenIdea ISO loader on your PSP

  • Extract the OpenIdea ISO loader file to your computer.
  • Copy the resulting PSP folder directly on your memory stick or PSP Go storage
  • Check if your memory stick or PSP Go storage has an existing seplugins folder
    • If you have don’t have it, copy the resulting seplugins folder (from the file you extracted earlier) directly on your memory stick or PSP Go storage
    • If you do have it, open the seplugins folder and the vsh.txt file (simply use the one included in this package)
      • If you a PSP 2000 or 3000: copy this line into the vsh.txt file:
        ms0:/PSP/SYSTEM/OIP/isoctrl.prx 1
      • If you a PSP Go: copy this line into the vsh.txt file:
        ef0:/PSP/SYSTEM/OIP/isoctrl.prx 1
  • Reset Hen from the VSH menu (press select to access it)
  • After your PSP restarts, you can load games directly from the XMB (unlike the Prometheus ISO loader where you have to load the GUI)

Be sure to check out this guide for Games Compatible with OpenIdea ISO loader

Important note: If you want to change the driver that OpenIdea is using, hold the L trigger when starting a game and select which driver you want to use, otherwise M33 is better and then used automatically.
Important note: Your PSP games need to be in the ISO folder so that the OpenIdea ISO loader can find them
Important note: You can use this plugin in tandem with the Prometheus ISO loader.

The screenshot you see above is the OpenIdea ISO loader running on my PSP Go. (oh yay, I got the screenshot plugin running :))

If you’re having trouble with the current version of OpenIdea ISO loader, here’s the older version (0.2 beta 3)

credits to Dridri for the plugin

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