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PSP Hacks by C.K. Sample III

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View Maps

Use your PSP as a makeshift atlas by grabbing images from Google Maps or MapQuest for portable viewing.

As with “Read RSS Feeds on Your PSP” [Hack #33] , the details of this hack are going to vary slightly depending upon the firmware in your PSP and whether you’re going to be doing this with an active Internet connection or for offline viewing.

I’ve divided this hack into sections that cover online or offline map viewing, so feel free to jump ahead to the section that you’re interested in.

Because neither Google Local (formerly known as Google Maps) nor MapQuest currently work in the Wipeout Pure browser [Hack #41] , the online section is a Version 2.0–only hack. If you’re following the offline section of this hack, there will be virtually no differences between PSPs running different versions of the firmware.

Tip

If you’re not sure which version of the firmware you are running, navigate to Settings → System Settings, hit the X button, select System Information, and hit the X button again.

For this section of the hack, I’m going to walk you through connecting to MapQuest (http://mapquest.com) using the PSP browser on a PSP running Version 2.0 of the firmware.

Tip

If your PSP is running an earlier version of the firmware, you should skip ahead to the next section, since neither MapQuest nor Google Maps currently loads in the Wipeout Pure browser.

As of the writing of this hack, Google Maps is still in beta, and doesn’t currently work with either the PSP browser or the Wipeout ...

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