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PlayStation News RetroArch v1.7 Release: PS3 / PSP / VITA / PlayStation TV Ports Updated + Other Platforms
The RetroArch emulation project continues to evolve, now progressing to version 1.7 across most supported platforms. This includes updates for the PS3, PSP & VITA/PSTV with various changes across each port. Looking at the PS3 port there has been some new changes and fixes that included a much improved font rendering, Now HTTP request are working which allows for some features such as Downloads & Core Updater to now be utilized on the PS3 Port & a ton of new changes and fixes. The PSP port seen a number of fixes and improvements, the first task was to get this port working again and a fix to content loading has made the port usable, then also the audio syncing issues have now been resolved. Also 64MB can now be used when avaiable and to round out the PSP changes and to segue in the VITA/PSTV changes the PSP port can now be used on Vita's Adrenaline and also for PS Vita / PlayStation TV you can now enjoy improved installation times and improved packaging of the homebrew: Checkout all the misc. changes and changes to other ports in the full RetroArch v1.7 Changelog
Two years ago the YouTube application for PSVITA was deleted from the PlayStation Store along with support. I created a simple application that allows you to use YouTube directly from the web browser with the use of uri call and with easy functions. I also posted the code source on GitHub (editable by everyone) and the download available
PS VITA / PS TV PSV VSH Menu v1.1 [taiHen] by Joel16
Developer Joel16 has dropped off a gift to the Vita community as v1.1 of PSV VSH Menu has been released. A bit of customization is introduced in v1.1 New "Launch Program" feature also has been added, these are just a couple of the changes that are listed in the entire changelog, Full details of the update for this progressing VSH menu can be seen in the details provided by the dev.
PS Vita / Ps TV ZeldaNSQ - [Zelda Navi's Quest port ] by usineur
We have seen recently Zelda Time to Triumph , Zelda ROTH (Return of the Hylian) & Zelda Oni Link's Begin already ported to VITA / PSTV (by various devs including usineur) and why stop there usineur has another port with Zelda NSQ - Zelda Navi's Quest as the story is a sequel to the trilogy series mentioned before. So there is plenty of gameplay in this series you can enjoy on the Vita, Tell us which is your favorite in the comments below :
Rinnegatamante is back with a new homebrew game port for to the PS Vita & PSTV. HCL-Vita is a port of Hydra Castle Labyrinth an original game by E. Hashimot (Buster). This puzzle platform takes you through a series of passages through a dungeon collection items to aid in your journey. Full details and screenshot of this homebrew can be seen here, also note Rinnegatamante does have a recent Patreon page that has been setup for anyone would like to support the developer's efforts. .
PS3 Official Firmware 4.81 Exploit - Software Downgrader & More Incoming! Could SuperSlim be hacked?
It was nearly 7 years ago since we have seen a PS3 Official Firmware Exploited (3.55 being the last), which predates many PS3 models and thus why those later Slim & SuperSlim models could never install Custom Firmware (CFW) and/or Downgrade. However that could all change as a team of three have been developing a new project (4.81 OFW Exploit) called PS3Xploit. The "Unhackable PS3 models" will be a term of the past, but the exploits not quite there yet but the possibility of a HENkaku (vita) style hack is very plausible. Currently the exploit has allowed for access to enable Flash dumps on all consoles, Then Write access to Flash, unhackables (25xx +) will not be able to write but all previous PS3 will so that means Goodbye Hardware Flashers and Hello Software Downgradrs. The team is consisting of psx-place's very own @bguerville, @esc0rtd3w and W form the team behind PS3Xploit.
PS VITA / PS TV QuickLaunch Installer - A Utility that installs LiveArea [Quick Launch] Shortcuts by 1upus
We all like a bit of eye candy and customization on our homebrew devices. Well developer 1upus has created a new utility for vita / pstv homebrew community. As this (vpk). You may recall about a year (Oct 2016) when DarkBlack711 (reddit) @atreyu187 (psx-place) detailed methods how to remove Ads and replace with custom entries such as homebrew shortcuts. Since that time we have not seen the process mature much or many tools released around it but now thanks to 1upus there seems to be a user-friendly solution that can be done on the device it self with this homebrew that is an installed vpk for HENkaku (3.60) exploited PS Vita & PlayStation TV devices. Add some custom looks to your Live Area Screen with Quick Launch Installer (v0.2 currently). We hope to see this utility mature, devs like feedback and idea's especially these projects that are early in development..
PS VITA / PS TV Brewology.com - Now Supporting PS Vita Homebrew DLs
The Homebrew Store (Brewology.com) has made a huge announcement today via website owner @monkeymaximus here at the PSX-Place forums, As brewology is now supporting PS Vita / PlayStation TV Homebrew Downloads. If you have a Jailbroken (CFW) PS3 then I am sure you have ran across brewology a time or two finding some PS3 homebrew. The website has an easy to consume layout with plenty of information and source links for additional details, While VitaDB is an excellent resource for homebrew, they do have a big hole in regards to information/Source links about the projects, so certain user's may be able to DL but not always know how to properly use various apps . Our own PSX-Place Download Sections is an advanced library and is great but it also has an issue as it lacks some needed updates (anyone interested to help us?). So hopefully brewology can be to the PS Vita what it was on the PS3, with a bit of help from the community I am sure brewology Vita will be just as great.
PS Vita / Ps TV SwitchView UI [by VitaHEX Games) - Switch inspired interface (app) for launching Homebrew
As mentioned a few days ago in PSX-Place's The FEED, VitaHEX Games has a new homebrew for exploited PSTV / VITA that is influenced by the popular Nintendo Switch. SwitchView UI is a homebrew app that allows you to launch HOMEBREW from a Switch like interface as seen in the provided screenshots. This app (powered by Lua Player Plus (lpp)) will only show homebrew (games/apps) stored in "ux0". Perhaps the LiveArea is not your favorite area to launch homebrew then here an option for you, check it out and give the developer some feedback or even idea's on future projects
PS Vita / Ps TV MicroCHIP (CHIP-8/SCHIP-8 emulator) by Rinnegatamante
Famed Vita developer Rinnegatamante has released yet project for your PS Vita (& PSTV) that will inject some classic emulation into your HENkaku exploited devices. MicroCHIP is an emulator for the classic CHIP-8 / SUPERCHIP -8. This emulator is powered by Lua Plus Player (Vita) and provides various features for your Retro Experience
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