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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The recently announced Cave Story PSP port is now playable from start to end, though the author of the project has stated that small bugs do exist due to the portable console's wider screen size.

Your PSP has to be capable of running homebrew to play this port. Supported firmware versions and known script bugs can be found in this handy readme file.

[download mirrors: Rapidshare, Mediafire, Filefront, original PC version]


Blogger BigBossSNK said at 7/10/2007 03:05:00 AM:  
Great news for the homebrew scene, but realistically of little gravity.
This release limits itself to the union of two subsets, the homebrew community and those who know of the PSP remake. An official Cave Story PSP release markets itself to every PSP owner out there.
If only Sony opened up it's system, like Nintendo does with the Wii.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/10/2007 03:14:00 AM:  
Does this work with normal psp, or a 'cracked' version is needed?
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/10/2007 03:31:00 AM:  
I already hate that "official" PSP release.
Blogger haowan said at 7/10/2007 03:41:00 AM:  

Nintendo hasn't opened up the Wii any more than Sony has with the PS3. In fact, Microsoft's Xbox 360 is more open than either of the other two current home consoles.

If you're talking about WiiWare, that's open to licensed Wii developers only. Joe Homebrew won't be able to do jack.

firesword: you'll need to be able to run homebrew for this release.
Blogger BigBossSNK said at 7/10/2007 07:29:00 AM:  
From Joystiq's article on Wiiware:
[Nintendo] is making it clear that they're looking for little guys to make games for the console, though it's currently unclear exactly how that will be done. Interestingly, Reggie Fils-Amie [said] that the games would be checked for bugs but not vetted by Nintendo. Nintendo will also be deciding how many points the games will be sold for when they're put on the Wii Shop channel. With this brave new world of indie development, who knows where the next big Wii game will come from now?
That seems more like a indie friendly version of XBLA to me.
Blogger haowan said at 7/10/2007 09:36:00 AM:  
Heh, ok well quoting joystiq isn't a great argumentative tactic - their excuse for journalism is often full of holes or wild speculation.

WiiWare is available to Wii developers. You need a Wii dev kit to develop on Wii. In order to get a Wii dev kit you have to either already have one, or you have to prove to Nintendo that you are a serious developer with the budget to produce a game. Lone coders in their bedrooms have no chance, not least because Nintendo do not register developers unless they have their own office.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/11/2007 05:54:00 AM:  
Did we ever need Variant in the first place? ;)
Blogger haowan said at 7/12/2007 10:17:00 AM:  
Neither of those things will happen. Do some research :)
Blogger Unknown said at 8/18/2007 01:21:00 PM:  
The Cave Story official PSP release hasn't done anything in, like, forever. The website for it is down.