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171w ago - Today PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has shared a video (below) demonstrating several PSP homebrew applications and emulators running on PS Vita using their Half-Byte Loader (HBL).

To quote: In the past days I stabilized HBL for Teck4's exploit and got some major homebrews to work.

In the video below I'm showing a few homebrews running on the PS Vita. I also included Picodrive again to show that fixing the sound issue is relatively easy as it is just a setting in the emulator. Check the video below.

You can see in this video snes9xTYL (super nes emulator), Bookr (pdf reader), CSPSP, T.O.M.E. (text mode rpg), EmuMaster (game boy emulator), Zombie Crisis (FPS), Wagic (which loads about 10 times faster than on a real PSP, this talks for the improved access speed of this new memory stick format), cavestory (platform/adventure), Picodrive (sega genesis emulator), Spider solitaire, ScummVM (point-and-click adventure), Daedalus (N64 emulator, this is not DaedalusX64), FCEU-PSP (Nes emulator). Those are more or less the homebrews I recommended to HBL users back when HBL was big.

Missing from this video is (unfortunately) gpsp which I couldn't get to run on the Vita, while it ran fine on the PSP. What I could see is that the emulator is more sensitive than the PSP when a thread that's currently not running crashes. I think (not sure) that gpsp somehow crashes HBL.

On the PSP it usually means that once you quit gpsp, HBL crashes. On the vita it seems to crash as soon as gpsp does “something wrong” to hbl, which is roughly as soon as it loads.

I got major homebrews to work, and now I'll focus on reporting this to the EU and US version, which both need to be brought up to speed with these latest changes.

From what I could see, syscall estimation basically doesn't work (which is what JJS discovered a while ago when porting HBL to 6.60), which will limit the amount of homebrews that can be played with this exploit, but as you can see on the video, I got a few good ones to run already

A message to haters who say I'm reusing other people's work from the PSP scene and not contributing anything new: ask yourself who made it so easy to port HBL to new game exploits in the first place.




Video: PS Vita Running PSP Homebrew via Half-Byte Loader (HBL)

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#171 - azoreseuropa - 163w ago
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Wait.. You can download this file and then uploading to PSVita ? How ?

#170 - technodon - 163w ago
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here: http://www.woofiles.com/dl-289718-oHRY2xPZ-VitaMotorStormArticEdge.pkg

#169 - Kraken - 163w 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 - 163w ago
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Yeah they're offline atm i believe

#167 - technodon - 163w 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 - 163w 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 - 163w ago
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my purchased download content has been removed! very naughty SONY..

#164 - ModderFokker - 163w 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 - 163w ago
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The game doesn't seem available in US.

#162 - Brenza - 163w ago
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Has sony removed the game from the store? o.O

 











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