04.10.2005 - PSP Browser Objects
As mentioned previously, I picked up a PSP the other week. Yesterday, I picked up a copy of Wipeout Pure -- I heard it was a good game, but more importantly this is the game that contains the hackable browser.
The hack is a clever one, and consists of pointing the PSP to a DNS server that reports the hard-wired URL that the browser in the game wants to go to as another host. Detailed instructions on how to set this up can be found in this Engadget article.
Unfortunately, the browser object support is pretty limited. No modern methods like createElement seem to exist, though document.write and writeln are there. I've compiled a list of supported objects and properties over here for those interested.
Next up is seeing if I can figure out what events the buttons on the device throw in the browser. A quick test showed that the onclick event occurs when a link is activated with the X button, but it'd be nice if an onkeydown event (or something similar) with a unique keycode was available to differentiate between the triangle and the circle buttons.
If you've any additional information about the PSP browser please leave a comment about it!
My friend is a PSP fanatic, yet hes not a big gveek about the "hackings" (should I say) of PSP... Ill give him the link.. Hell find this very interesting.....
1: The signals PSP get... Is that from regular wireless routers from home users who dont have securty nor encryption on their routers or you gotta have a wireless intenret service (like Tmobile's TZones or actual $30 wireless internet) in order to get signals?
2: Does this mean that theres no way of "surfing the net" with PSP while inside a moving vehicle? (since wifi signals are weak as is, moving away or just moving will kill the signals)
3: You just GOTTA have Wipeout Pure? No ways of just extracting the "hackable" browser and putting it on media stick?
thx for the post... very intruiging... Good stuff.. i really wonna get this stuff.. [sorry for bad grammar]
Posted by kurupt on April 11, 2005 @ 6:57 am
@3: As far as I know, Wipeout Pure is required, though I wouldnt be surpised if the browser becomes a part of the firmware at some point. I havent picked up the USB cable yet, so I'm not sure if you cdan read from the UMD drive over it or not, but that would be my guess on how to pull that bit off.
Posted by Steve on April 11, 2005 @ 12:45 pm
Posted by brian on April 17, 2005 @ 6:33 pm
I agree, with future firmwares the browsers should be included as standard >v1.5 or putting a browser on the Memory Stick
Keep up the good work here m8
PS - Great site! :)
Posted by Sharry on June 9, 2005 @ 4:39 pm
but i guess it is a tall order to ask in the first place...
Posted by victor on June 10, 2005 @ 2:03 am
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