piKey 0.3 release - 3.40 OE support
Written by Fanjita    Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Image I managed to find the time to fix up the problems with πKey on v3.30 OE and v3.40 OE custom firmware.

So here's the latest 0.3 release, which includes support for those firmwares.  It also includes a few small enhancements to make it easier to deal with problems of compatibility with other games and homebrew. 

There are 2 main changes for compatibility:

  1. You can configure πKey to be disabled for v1.50 kernel homebrew (ie. homebrew running from the GAME150 folder, or GAME if you have OE configured to run GAME as v1.50).  This may be easier for some users than changing the config in flash.

  2. You can configure a hotkey that will disable πKey when the PSP reboots.  So, if there's a homebrew or game that has problems, just hold down the hotkey (configurable as any key or combination, but SELECT by default) while the Sony logo is showing, and πKey will unload itself until next rebooted.

Both of these items are configurable in the /seplugins/pikey/pikeyconfig.txt configuration file.

Finally, we've created a support forum for πKey, which can be used to get help or to discuss future enhancements.  You can log into that forum here . Right now the forum is focussed only on πKey, but if it goes well then it may be expanded to other Noobz software in the future.

 Download piKey 0.3
File Size:276.88 Kb
Downloads:12813

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Flip said:

  smilies/grin.gif
will try with my Palm universal and report back results.
Excellent!
May 16, 2007

Hundun420 said:

  you guys rock!!! Let's hope this one is more solid than the last smilies/grin.gif
May 16, 2007

Excellencer said:

  Excellent!! But is Palm One Universal Keyboard Compatible this time?
May 16, 2007

Jareddlc said:

  Yes Finally. the long awaited update. now to install and try.
May 16, 2007

Dodswm said:

  Yay! Been waiting for this - thanks very much Fanjita smilies/smiley.gif
May 16, 2007

MjW said:

  On 3.40oe, it works flawlessly in VHS, Game, Homebrew and Browser with no problem at all!

Thnx for this one!
May 16, 2007

baresarke said:

  Woohoo! success! smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/cheesy.gif smilies/cheesy.gif smilies/cheesy.gif
May 16, 2007

pspmilf said:

  thank you for finding the time!
May 16, 2007

Snake said:

  Finally the PSP keyboard is now working 100% good with firmware 3.40 OE-A and using PalmOne keyboard!
May 16, 2007

Snake said:

  it works with everything... ecept with POPS A.K.A PS1 GAMES A.K.A PSX GAMES!!!

MAKE A PLUGIN FOR IT SO WE CAN PLAY PS1 GAMES ON PSP WITH THE KEYBOARD!!!

pls!!!
May 16, 2007

nnamffoh said:

  with my hama keyboard it freez if i boot my psp smilies/sad.gif
can you fix this problem please? smilies/smiley.gif
May 16, 2007

Snake said:

  What do i want in Pikey 0.4???

some games (psp isos) wont wok good on custom firmwares!!!

so i want that pikey will be working on devhook too cos on devhook every game works!!

(WELL IM USING THE LAST VERSION OF DEVHOOK THE ONE THAT EMULATE FIRMWARE 3.11... BUT IF YOU CAN MAKE THIS FETURE WORKS IN THE NEXT VERSION THAN MAKE IT WORKS WILL ALL VERSIONS OF DEVHOOK NOT THE LAST VERSION ONLY!!!)

AND

I want that Pikey will be working in pops games too aka ps1 games aka psx games!!!

THANKS & CANT WAIT!!!

OTHER PROJECTS THAT IM WAITING FROM THE NOOBZ TEAM!!!

CAN YOU PLEASE FIND A SMALL PORTABLE MOUSE AND HACK IT SO WE CAN BE ABLE TO USE A MOUSE TO CONTROLL PSP'S WEB BROWSER!!!

AND

AN MSN MESSENGER HOMEBREW APPLICATION THAT IT WILL SUPPORT THE PSP KEYBAORD, PSP MOUSE & THE PSP CAMERA (PSP CAMERA WILL BE USED AS A WEB CAM!!!)

CANT WAIT THANKS!!!
May 16, 2007

nnamffoh said:

  when i have enable this plugin for the hame keyboard, my psp freez in the vhs and in game.
please fix this problem in the next version and please bring it out in the next days smilies/cheesy.gif
May 16, 2007

J Z said:

  @ Excellencer: The PalmOne keyboard worked in version 0.2. smilies/wink.gif

@ Noobz: YESS! You guys keep on rockin! I love PiKey! smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/cool.gif
May 16, 2007

seargent007 said:

  Snake did you try having just the game plugin enabled? If not try that.
May 16, 2007

Anunakin said:

  Thanks!!! Now Palm Universal is working ... smilies/wink.gif
May 16, 2007

keney said:

  how do transfer it to the psp without it being corrupted smilies/cry.gif
May 16, 2007

Luis809 said:

  do i need to buy the keyboard to use this or not? and how do i installit if not? thx
May 17, 2007

hotrodkid said:

  it just gave me the reason to upgrade to 3.40oe-a. i already tested it and it is now working perfectly on all my games.

thanks fanjita for finding time to fix all the bugs.
May 17, 2007

Snake said:

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seargent007 said:
Snake did you try having just the game plugin enabled? If not try that.
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seargent007, GAME plugin is for psp isos and psp umd and not for POPS! and not fro devhook!

THAKS!!!

they need to make POPS plugin!!!
May 17, 2007

Alexis said:

  Fanjita loves too much the PSP scene that he can't quit it smilies/grin.gif !

Nice work smilies/wink.gif !
May 17, 2007

Excellencer said:

  yup
everything working fine now
next if there is a text editor... smilies/grin.gif smilies/cool.gif
May 17, 2007

slayer3D said:

  Excellent stuff Fanjita - Nice one for taking the time to work on this. Hope everything is going well with your new family, Thanks again dude!
May 17, 2007

Dodswm said:

  I think people like Snake are why a lot of developers leave the scene.....

"What do i want it pikey 0.4" smilies/cry.gif


Fanjita - I have found a small bug with my targus keyboard. In web browser, it won't write the letter X..... it writes another symbol (multiply i think). I tried pressing select to change character set, but it writes a or =

Just thought u may like to know, and as always, loving the work smilies/smiley.gif
May 18, 2007

BaL said:

  Help:S
I already have 3.40oe and I put the installer in the game150.
then i installed and it installed fine, all files are there in "ms0/seplugins"
then i enabled the game and vsh in recovery menu but there is still no connection from the keyboard to the psp smilies/undecided.gif I havent changed the scripts or anything, I just installed the program and enabled the plugins in recovery menu. PLEAASE HELP ME! smilies/cry.gif Do i have to do something more than i just did?
for them who wants to know i have a Logitech ir-keyboard
May 19, 2007

FRUSTRATED!! said:

  HOW KAN I OPEN FILES ON MY PSP? NOTHING IS WORKING!! PLZ HELP!! I DOWNLOADED BASILISK AND THIS BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE TO SAVE IT IN! DO I DIRECTLY SAVE THE DOWNLOAD IN SOME FOLDER IN PSP THEN EXTRACT? PLZ HELP MEEE!!!!!!!!!!
May 19, 2007

Fanjita said:

  Frustrated: try reading the Homebrew FAQ linked from the navbar on the left of this page.
May 19, 2007

brianfdfdf said:

  fanjita, you dissapoint. You have continously botched it with this crap. This has never worked for me as expected. Since the first release in browser when you type X you get the PSP x symbol instead of an actual release. AND now homebrew doesn't launch when picrap is running? Dude you disapoint.
May 19, 2007

Jareddlc said:

  Works Great! having trouble finding a homebrew that i can use to type and save. i tried using psp pda. which seems so be the best notepad tool on found for honbrew but it doesnot support pikey. anyone know of one that does. or any projects coming about?
May 20, 2007

Fanjita said:

  BaL: I don't think the Logitech IR keyboard is supported by the IR keyboard library yet - but you could try setting different keyboard values in the libpspirkeyb.ini file, to see if any work.

briandfdfd: You disappoint at life.

Jareddlc: When I next have a bit of time I may look into porting one or two useful apps to use piKey.
May 20, 2007

Nueromancer said:

  Sweet now looking forward to reinstalling Descent! LOL Staples here I come! But I'd like to know how to install it as a stand alone on 1.50
May 20, 2007

Dodswm said:

  brianfdfdf - shut up smilies/cry.gif - i already mentioned the bug with X in web browser, and i wouldn't say that one bug means Fanj has "continuously botched it with this crap". My keyboard has work perfectly (aside from the aforementioned bug!), so maybe you "continuously botched" installing it, or "continuously botch" every time you write a post.....

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May 20, 2007

Fanjita said:

  Dodswm: By the way, I just found and fixed the 'x' bug (along with a couple of other characters). The fix will be in the next release (which hopefully will also include a fix for Hama).
May 20, 2007

nnamffoh said:

 

Fanjita said:
Dodswm: By the way, I just found and fixed the 'x' bug (along with a couple of other characters). The fix will be in the next release (which hopefully will also include a fix for Hama).

Yeaha! smilies/grin.gif
May 20, 2007

Slurple said:

  Could we have a precise list of compatibility for this plugin?

is it compatible with Palm III ??

please answer fast
thx
May 20, 2007

Dodswm said:

 
Fanjita said: Dodswm: By the way, I just found and fixed the 'x' bug (along with a couple of other characters). The fix will be in the next release (which hopefully will also include a fix for Hama).


Splendid! Thanks Fanjita smilies/smiley.gif
May 21, 2007

Deadly said:

  NOObz! make a 3.30 downgrader pleasesmilies/wink.gif smilies/smiley.gif
May 22, 2007

Anunakin said:

  Its for PSP, man!!! smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif
May 22, 2007

S.O.S said:

  what type of wireless keyboard do i need, a wifi one or an infrared one?
and does anyone have any suggestions for any cheap keyboards that can be found any where?
May 23, 2007

Kevin S. T. said:

  This didn't work for me at first but it seems my IR port got broken, spent the evening tweaking and now it works.

Thanks Fanjita for making this, I look forward to every update and intend on reviewing this for one of the upcoming issues of XtremePSP.

I now just want the ability to create text documents and edit them, but for now I'm damned happy.
May 24, 2007

desperate said:

  cheers to your latest release =)i know you may ignore what i am going to say .but would you kindly make another piKey that is compatible with the psp fw1.50.i know you're going to ask me to upgrade to the custom firmware 3.40 but it is just that i have my own individual preference on not upgrading it .
May 24, 2007

chaos95 said:

  For me, it's a toss-up between spending several hundred dollars for a PDA, or $30 for an IR keyboard.. I just want something I can take to lectures for typing in notes since my hand cramps up after 2 hours of writing smilies/cheesy.gif

As such, the app that would inspire me to use piKey would be a decent text editor, maybe even wysiwyg smilies/cheesy.gif

Keep up the good work, NOObz!
May 24, 2007

taz0x said:

  can somebody answer my question here, sigh I've tried the pikey version 0.1 before with a palm universal wireless keyboard before, it didn't work. I thought it was because my firmware was 3.10 oe-a', or because the palm keyboard didn't work (because there were problems anyways), then i see that 0.2 is out, i still have 3.10 oe-a', and i try it with the palm universal keyboard, still doesn't work. now I see this 0.3, so I updated my firmware to 3.40 oe-a AND got a targus keyboard itself, and IT STILL DOESN'T WORK, may i ask what i am doing wrong?
May 26, 2007

salvatore said:

  can ou fix the hama problem still in the next days please? i have the same problem with an freez display as nnamffoh.
please smilies/smiley.gif
May 27, 2007

ericjmagpantay said:

  ahhh, there is no support for US?, i mean.. i bought keyboard, and the controls are severely different.. i don't even have up or down, and the keys all spread throughout the keyboard =( someone help me?
May 27, 2007

ericjmagpantay said:

  nevermind, i got it smilies/wink.gif but, is there a way we can set the cross,suare,triangle,circle keys etc. to our preference? which file do I tweak?
May 28, 2007

ericjmagpantay said:

  home,select, and volume/screen buttons aren't workin for me smilies/wink.gif
May 28, 2007

hotrodkid said:

  taz0x, can you please be detailed on the steps that you did in installing pikey. these will give us an idea where to start in giving solutions to your problem. if you have a targus universal keyboard, i am very confident that you will get these program working in no time.
May 28, 2007

taz0x said:

  THIS IS COPIED FROM ANOTHER THREAD

When the first pikey was introduced, i downloaded it, and installed it on my 3.10 oe-a', and tried using a palm universal wireless keyboard. at first i thought "huh, it doesn't work", so then i got tydopad and Irda capture tool to see if my IR port was working, and yes it did. Then Fanjita announced that Palm doesn't work now, so I thought "so that's the problem". then there's pikey 0.2. According to a lot of comments the palm did work for them, so I got that, installed it on my 3.10 oe-a', but STILL nothing.

and now there's pikey 0.3, so what I did was I bought a targus universal keyboard AND updated my firmware to 3.40 oe-a, but IT STILL WILL NOT WORK

I configured the keyconfig (or w/e it's called) correctly, I enabled my plugins correctly (and i did it way too many times and realize that it never works), and I have NO OTHER plugins installed other than pikey. may i ask what i am doing wrong?

UPDATE: THERE ARE TWO PLUGINS FOR PIKEY, VSH AND GAME AND I'VE DISCOVERED THAT ONLY THE GAME PLUGIN WORKS, NOT THE VSH, NOW WHAT'S WRONG?"

I HAVE tried reinstalling by not flashing to game150 and by flashing, and by disabling and enabling the plugins and to see some variations (i thought disabling the game plugin would work, and apparantly it didn't).

ONE THING I think MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM (which i'm sure it's not), is the fact that my psp WAS BOUGHT IN JAPAN. could this be the problem?
May 30, 2007

Razma said:

  I'm not interested in pikey personally yet as I don't use my PSP for anything that utilizes it... but I can see the potential and I think the amount of work and effort going into this project should be applauded and praised. You guys are doing an excellent job, please keep up the awesome work - some of us random users really appreciate it although we stay kinda quiet.
May 31, 2007

kunopsp65 said:

  Hi, I use your plugin on my PSP 3.10OE-A' and a Targus PA870 v2.0, but I have some problem.
The first one is an incompatibility with some applications, for example links-2 web browser, when I active the DANZEFF virtual keyboard with start and the same with pikey, this get the position character on the virtual keyboard, but not the character on text layer. Why?
The second one is a crash when i use pikey with bookr, when I try to use the directions. Why?
And the last question, is it sufficient to allow a ir keyboard support add to an homebrew the DANZEFF virtual keyboard if I use pikey or not?
May 31, 2007

porter007 said:

  noobz is someone working in a downgrade for the fw 3.30 or 3.11???
please do it smilies/cry.gif
May 31, 2007

jorge morales said:

  what app can i use as a notepad with pikey
June 01, 2007

jorge morales said:

  apps for notes please
June 01, 2007

I Don't like brianfdfdf said:

  Hi Fanjita, when might we see PiKey 0.4?
June 01, 2007

brianfdfdf is a retarded ass fag said:

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Quote:fanjita, you dissapoint. You have continously botched it with this crap. This has never worked for me as expected. Since the first release in browser when you type X you get the PSP x symbol instead of an actual release. AND now homebrew doesn't launch when picrap is running? Dude you disapoint.
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ur f**kin retard, if u dont like free software, then dont use it. at least people like fanjita are makeing homebrew. dont talk s**t, i dont see u tring 2 make homebrew. the u have the nerve 2 asy fanjita disapoints, disapoints who, he doesnt even know u, like he cares what u think. if u hava a problem with fanjita then stop comeing to this web page.
June 03, 2007

cosito said:

  hey can someone make or even tell me of a text editor for pikey
that would be really good I would love to write for like papers when the kids are on the pc's.
thank you for reading.
June 03, 2007

cosito said:

  also send me an email if anyone has a text editor.
at
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June 03, 2007

apple pork said:

  it's been 20 25 days... can't w8 4 next release smilies/cheesy.gif smilies/wink.gif
June 10, 2007

carlos said:

  puedes usar un notepad que funciona con lua, activando el ctr d
June 10, 2007

carlos said:

  I use a notepad that works with lua, but using the DANZEFF mode
June 10, 2007

biolabor said:

  please make an update for the hama kayboard.
i have buy this keyboard and now my psp freaze and i drive into the vacation at 18.06.07.
so please release an update smilies/smiley.gif
June 10, 2007

awesome guy said:

  Yay for free stuff!
June 10, 2007

apple pork said:

  OMGWTF? It's been one month... smilies/cry.gif I want next release ^_^ jk Fanjita, take ur time.
June 14, 2007

hi devs said:

  is there a new version in progress to function with m33 3.52?! or should i switch back to 3.40? smilies/smiley.gif
August 15, 2007

targus said:

  Hi!

I have Targus PA870 v3.0 and 3.40 EO, i enable plugin VSH and GAME, but not working.
August 18, 2007

Gingy said:

  WOOT! smilies/cheesy.gif If you want your RIGHT SPACE BAR to work on your targus wireless keyboard add this code to your pspmemcard:\seplugins\pikey\keymap\qwerty-include.ini file.

[KEY_SYSRQ]
normal = KEY_SPACE;
num = KEY_SPACE;
August 31, 2007

-DIE- said:

  Hi... have a question about the pikey... does it work with the cfw 3.52M33 ?? Would be nice to know, because if it works i will buy that Keyboard-> TargusPA870E, heard that it works great with this one... bit expensive but well..

Thanx for a soon answer and greetz
September 12, 2007

mootoo said:

  ihave BELKIN WIRELESS PDA KEYBOARD and it dont work for me smilies/sad.gif smilies/sad.gif
September 19, 2007

blooder said:

  it doesnt work with 3.52M33, but psp irc and some homebrews using integrated keyb works.
( and seeing uClinux running is worth it )
too bad there arent some psp console to manage files, launch games, config psp. that would be awesome.
September 26, 2007

felipe gungriffon said:

  hi!!! its awesome hack!!!! but... i need a notepad... pspda dont work for me i have a palm universal keyboard....!!! to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
October 04, 2007

Anonimo said:

  By the time will it be compatible with 3.52M33 and 3.71m33? Thanks
Very good work

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October 11, 2007

SilentDog said:

  i have a few questions about this before i download it
1. does it have a txt file notepad? if not where can i get one tht works with it?
2. does it wrk on uk psp's? (if not were can i get 1 tht does)

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October 13, 2007

sennilator said:

  where do you save it on the psp
December 01, 2007

Aaron Marshall said:

  After i downgrade to 1.5 what do i do. Do you have a link were i can update the with custom firmware
January 15, 2008

EMTB said:

  I just got a new psp slim and found out that it doesnt have IR on it.
Does that mean I'm SOL then?
February 05, 2008

jess_gone said:

  great job guys, but if you can spent a little time upgrading this latest version so that the 3.71M33 Cfw users can also enjoy this great tool, all it would be great.

Thanks!
March 07, 2008

OZBRN5 said:

  pspwrite 1.2.0 works with pikey as an seplugins application...1.2.1 however will not work with pikey...what i need is a file manager with ir keyboard support
April 16, 2009

Loopie said:

  hi,

Will this work on a system software 5.03 MHU and CFW 3.60? got this on my PSP3006

Thanks.
November 09, 2010

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