Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11



  1. #1
    Registered User mrdelayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    6
    Sponsored Links

    Lightbulb you know what would be neat?

    Sponsored Links
    a utility with which you could stream a game over to the PSP over wifi (for those of us without the cash for 1GB memory stick duos)

  2. #2
    Registered User Athlonman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    49
    Sponsored Links
    Sponsored Links
    Man, I was just thinking of this. What would be really cool would be a Network Drive mapping ability for PSP, that way you could store games on a machine (like laptop) and map to that drive on the PSP...only drawback is the Wireless eats batteries, so maybe do this for games like CDROM images (NEOCD, SEGACD (When an emulator supports them), PSOne) where a Memorystick is not gonna be big enough. Even a 1G memory stick is only going to hold 1 CD Game...

  3. #3
    Registered User SyCo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7
    Sponsored Links
    Sponsored Links
    Quote Originally Posted by mrdelayer
    a utility with which you could stream a game over to the PSP over wifi (for those of us without the cash for 1GB memory stick duos)
    Maybe, but the loading time would be horrible. I would like that idea for streaming video

  4. #4
    Registered User MajestacaL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7
    I was thinking the same thing.

  5. #5
    Registered User theXButton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    25
    Streaming would be awesome. But that kinda takes the portable out PSP, doesn't it? Unless you want to carry around a laptop all the time...

    I don't mean to sound negative or anything. It's just that streaming probably isn't all that useful.

  6. #6
    Registered User MasterQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by theXButton
    Streaming would be awesome. But that kinda takes the portable out PSP, doesn't it? Unless you want to carry around a laptop all the time...

    I don't mean to sound negative or anything. It's just that streaming probably isn't all that useful.
    Not really... if you are tech savvy enough and have access to a web server you can easily set up video streams that require a password. that way you can watch them by just being in a hotspot.

  7. #7
    Registered User papachumba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2

    A new way to load games over WIFI

    Ok, been tinkering with this idea - imagine a loader which does the following:

    instead of remapping the mem stick ms0 or whatever it is to UMD drive - get the psp to connect to a network share on your PC through your wireless network in the same way psp connects to the mem stick. Then load a specified ISO from the network share (remap the share in the same way memory stick is remapped when the xploit is in force).

    This would mean: a new psp BIOS would need to be written which enables you to hook up a windows network share to the psp (in the same way the memory card is hooked up) and continue doing so while the game is loaded (hence new BIOS)

    Benefits: no need to worry about memory stick sizes as all the isos would continue being on your PC. You could get all your mates which have a psp on your wireless network, get them to boot this wifi loader, choose the same game from the network share and play it multiplayer. Only limitation is the wifi speed.

    Im guessing this would involve some serious coding to enable the psp bios to talk to the network share in the same way it talks to the memory stick. And the hardest part might be making sure it continues talking to the network share in the background while the game is in the memory and being played!

    Good or stupid?

  8. #8
    Registered User jeffster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    40
    Sounds like a cool idea.

  9. #9
    Registered User theXButton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    25
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterQ
    Not really... if you are tech savvy enough and have access to a web server you can easily set up video streams that require a password. that way you can watch them by just being in a hotspot.
    That's a good point. But you'll need a hotspot with a high-bandwidth WAN hookup. Otherwise you're looking at a Real-type scenario... Buffering... (which obviously isn't exactly a good thing if you're streaming video).

    Another problem I see is that you pretty much need a continuous connection (ie. a steady WiFi link) for streaming to work. And this is only video we're talking about here.

    Streaming other content would be a lot harder because it's basically asynchronous. With video you know what frame you have to stream next - that's why buffering works in the first place; it's a synchronous cacheing mechanism. With, for instance, games you're taking your chances since it's not that easy to predict what data you'll need to stream (thereby increasing the overhead which, in turn, needs high bandwidth, thereby making it impractical for on-to-go gaming).

  10. #10
    Registered User theXButton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    25
    Quote Originally Posted by leering7
    Why making a whole new bios? the idea is cool, but im sure you will not see this in any near futher atleast thats what im thinking
    Well, that's how the whole DC homebrew scene got started (as a matter of fact, it's probably still the only feasible way to get homebrew to run on the DC).

    The fact that the PSP has WiFi offers a whole new world of possibilities. But we (in the US) still don't have community-based WiFi; so WiFi-based streaming basically restricts you to playing games in your own house/neighborhood.

    We don't even have ubiquitous WiFi in NYC which has the highest population density of any cities in the United States. Actually, it's far from ubiquitous. I'm sure it's worse in metropolitan regions that are larger in diameter (LA, Vegas, Frisco, Miami, Seattle). And that's not even taking the Midwest into account. (Not sure what it's like outside the US. I guess Japan is lightyears ahead of us.)

    Streaming is nice, it's just not as useful as it seems at the moment. That's the problem.

 

Sponsored Links
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News