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Video: Doom PSP Homebrew Game Running on PS Vita via HBL


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169w ago - It wasn't long ago that we saw a Sega emulator running on PlayStation Vita, and now homebrew developer wololo has shared a video of the Doom PSP homebrew game running on PS Vita though the Half Byte Loader (HBL).

To quote: A year and a half ago when I got Doom for PSP to run on the PSP Go, website hackaday noticed it and said “[being able to run Doom is] a prerequisite for any cracked device”. Some people try to run Linux on their hardware at all cost, I prefer Doom.

Today I was able to tweak HBL a bit on the PS Vita to get Doom to run on it. Will I get hackaday’s attention this time too? That’s, hands down, the best fps available on the vita so far, check the video below!

We are aware that this hack will be easily patched by Sony, but we still plan to publicly release it some time soon after the US/EU release of the Vita (we still have to port HBL to the EU/US versions of the game but that shouldn’t have any difficulty).

I also know that some devs are already working on solutions to make it “easier” for people who would want to stay on a low firmware. I wouldn’t be surprised to see unofficial patches to the CMA, to prevent it from connecting to the net.

Let me use the opportunity to remind that HBL is a collective work, it is open source (anybody with a PSVita, a PSP, and a game exploit in their possession could do what I’m doing here!), and I want to especially thank the major work of m0skit0 (the creator of HBL) and JJS (who brought it to the level it is today).

I also want to remind pirates around us that HBL does not technically allow people to run backups, PSP or Vita. (My opinion on the subject does not matter, it is a technical limitation of the tool, and has nothing to do with ethics.)

Happy New Year




Video: Doom PSP Homebrew Game Running on PS Vita via HBL

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#171 - azoreseuropa - 161w ago
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Wait.. You can download this file and then uploading to PSVita ? How ?

#170 - technodon - 161w ago
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here: http://www.woofiles.com/dl-289718-oHRY2xPZ-VitaMotorStormArticEdge.pkg

#169 - Kraken - 161w ago
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Now that we know that $ony will remove games without an exploit actually being released, can we troll them by announcing exploits for their most popular games. Eventually they will get sick of losing revenue for no reason, and will delay the time until they pull games. This would potentially give people more time to buy them in the future.

The only problem is communicating which one is real to the community without $ony knowing.

#168 - ModderFokker - 161w ago
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Yeah they're offline atm i believe

#167 - technodon - 161w ago
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i mean when i go to the purchase content download list the game i purchased has been removed also..

#166 - ModderFokker - 161w ago
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How do you mean ? They removed the game from your Vita ?

I downloaded both games to my Vita and haven't turned it on since.

#165 - technodon - 161w ago
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my purchased download content has been removed! very naughty SONY..

#164 - ModderFokker - 161w ago
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Us version doesn't work anyway...

Note for North American readers: that game, despite being available on the US Store, is marked as not compatible with the Vita in the US. People who have bought it in the US and tried to transfer it to their vita have failed as far as I know, which is why a few days ago I recommended people in the US to get a European PSN account.

Seems sony removed the game from all stores... better be quick and get the other game that has the exploit ...FAST !!!

#163 - gotyuri - 161w ago
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The game doesn't seem available in US.

#162 - Brenza - 161w ago
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Has sony removed the game from the store? o.O







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