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PSP Hacks by C.K. Sample III

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Use Your PSP to Control Your Home

Are you one of the lucky few living in the world of tomorrow with an entire home network that actually networks control of your home? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to control your home wirelessly with your PSP? Read on to find out how.

When the Wipeout Pure browser hack [Hack #41] came out, I saw someone controlling his Xbox Media Center from his PSP browser. It’s great that you can control XBMC from your PSP, but what if your Xbox isn’t on, and your TV isn’t on, and your TV is not on the right input? You still have to get up or find the remote and adjust all of that.

I’ve come up with my own solution.

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This hack first appeared on LiquidIce’s PSP Hacks and quickly spread around to various web sites (go to http://psphacks.blogspot.com/2005/04/psp-home-control-10.html).

Setting up the DNS Hack

The first step was to be able to redirect the Wipeout Pure browser to any URL I wanted. To do that, I turned to MooPS (http://www.layouts.xbox-scene.com/main/filemanager/index.php?action=downloadfile&filename=SetupMooPS_1.0.1.rar&directory=Software&), which is a DNS/web server that you run on your Windows computer (see Figures 5-19 and 5-20). It automatically forwards requests for http://ingame.scea.com to the URL of your choice. For another way to set this up, see “Find Yourself a PSP Web Browser” [Hack #41] .

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If you have Version 2.0 of the firmware, you can simply navigate to the page you create rather than bothering with this redirect, which is only necessary ...

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