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Showing posts with label top games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label top games. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


It is *strongly* recommended that you turn of all wireless connections on your PS Vita, and that you use OpenCMA on your PC instead of the regular CMA. 

This is recommended because otherwise your console has a way to force you to upgrade the firmware even before you get a chance to use the exploit.
Extract the HBL archive matching your version of the game in your CMA PSP Savedata folder. It is a folder on your PC named PSSAVEDATA/[lots of random characters here].

 If you don’t know where it is, check your settings in CMA
Connect your PS Vita to the PC through the CMA, it should give you the possibility to copy the savedata from your PC to the Vita. 

If not, you probably extracted it in the wrong folder. (Note: You will also want to install some homebrews with a similar technique, read the section below)
Important for owners of the European version of the game:Before running Everybody’s tennis, you need to change the language of your PS Vita/PSP to French. This is a limitation of the exploit for now, this might or might not change in future revisions. you can of course switch your console back to your own language once you are done playing with VHBL.
To run HBL, start the Tennis game, select “Continue” in the Main Menu. At this point, HBL should start
Installing homebrews on the PSP was an easy task. On the Vita, until better solutions are provided, it’s quite a pain in the ass.
The CMA will only let you copy savedata, and will not recursively browse folders.
To address this, HBL comes with a tool that can extract archives with a specific structure.Packaging the homebrew for installation on the Vita:
1) download PSP homebrews from your favorite website2) extract the homebrew somewhere on your hard drive, and with your favorite utility, zip it again with the *store* setting (no compression), in a file that you will name “install.zip”
3) take any PSP savedata (but not the one used for HBL!), and add the “install.zip” to that folder, in your PC CMA folder. so your PSP Savedata will look something like this:
in folder PSSAVEDATA/1a2b3c4def5678/UCUS12345000/ (or something like this) you will have the following files:
- ICON0.png
- PIC1.png
- DATA.bin
- install.zip
Here you can download an example of packaged homebrew: DoomInstalling:
1) run OpenCMA on your PC, and CMA on your Vita
2) copy the previously packaged SAVEDATA (see above) with your homebrew in “install.zip” on your Vita
3) run HBL (how to run HBL is explained in the previous section)
4) navigate with the HBL menu to the SAVEDATA folder, then go to the folder you just downloaded (in my example, UCUS12345000), and clikc cross or circle on it
5) At this point, the HBL menu should ask you if you want to install the homebrew. select yes, and wait until HBL is done extracting your homebrew
6) The homebrew is now installed, and you can run it by going to the GAME folder, if everything went well, a new subfolder with your homebrew has been created here, and you can run the homebrew

OpenCMA is strongly recommended to install if you want to use VHBL. Open CMA is a tool by Virtuous Flame that allows you to copy files from and to your vita without being connected to the internet. This is useful, especially if you don’t want Sony to forcefully update your firmware.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

PlayStation Vita games wishlist

Rainbow Six Vegas

Unit 13 has taught us that the Vita can handle tactical shooters pretty well and the Rainbow Six series is by far the best in that genre. It requires a certain amount of planning to get the job done but at the same time never feels overtly real enough to frustrate.


PAIN is one of those games that don’t require a lot of time commitment. Fire up the game for even ten minutes and you’ll thoroughly enjoy throwing your character all over the place watching in glee as his limp corpse ragdolls across various obstacles. It’s the perfect handheld fix if you don’t have a ton of time on your hands.

Prince of Persia

Ubisoft’s reboot of the Price of Persia franchise was spot on blending action and puzzle solving with the perfect amount of platforming. The series may have lost its spark over the past few years but we’re pretty sure this franchise would feel right at home on Sony’s latest handheld.

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain was one of the few games that concentrated more on storytelling than actual gameplay weaving players into an intricate and highly absorbing drama. The game’s rather unconventional adventure game-esque control scheme would sit real well on the PlayStation Vita with its motion controlled and touch-screen functionality.


Developer Rocksteady’s reboot of the Batman franchise took the world by storm appealing to Batman fans as well as fans of the action genre. It perfectly blended one of the most intuitive had-to-hand combat systems with tense stealth gameplay to create the perfect action adventure. And now that Rocksteady has been commissioned to work on this franchise, I’m sure they could churn out something real special for Vita owners.