WIP – Half Byte Loader on 6.30/6.31 with Hotshots golf 2 – Hello world included

The recent announce of a Work-In-Progress HEN for OFW 6.20 isn’t stopping us from working on the HBL. I am actually hoping very strongly that anything we can do on HBL will help for further progress on Kernel access for firmwares 6.3x.

Quite some time ago, J416 released HBL R95 for minna no golf 2 (the Japanese version of Hotshots golf 2), and we already knew when we released HBL for Hotshots golf, that the sequel was vulnerable too. We took our time, mostly because I was busy with other stuff (understand: super lazy), but HBL for the hotshots golf 2 is coming, for all locales (JP, EU, US). The code is pretty much ready, but we need a bunch of memory dumps to make this thing work on as many firmwares as possible.

People who want to help us getting this thing out of the door can go to the HBL forums, where they will be able to get a memory dumper to help us (it’s one push of a button, I highly encourage you to help). The funny news is, Everybody’s golf 2 (the european version) was added to the PSN a week ago. Question is: was it patched? I haven’t tested it yet…

Err, I talk much…here’s a quick summary:

  • HBL 102 will have a few bug fixes, and will add compatibility with the hotshots golf 2 (US) , everybody’s golf 2 (EU) , and hopefully minna no golf 2 (JP) exploits
  • You can already download and try a hello world for Hotshots golf 2 (US) here. h.bin goes at the root of your memory stick, the Savegame in the “PSP/SAVEDATA” folder. Run the game, and click on “continue”.
  • People who want to help with the development of HBL for these exploits can go here. No programming skill is required but we can’t do it by ourselves.
  • We expect the hot shots golf 2 exploit to have more homebrew compatibility than the hot shots golf 1 exploit.

Until the release, enjoy this proof of concept video, Wagic running through HBL with the hotshots 2 exploit:

  1. cameraguy256 aka.terminator157’s avatar

    Why did you do this, when we could have had a demo for hbl or at least hbl rev 102 for hot shots golf? :(

    But, anyway awsome job and thanks for wagic and HBL i love both :D

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  2. Metroid_III’s avatar

    Did you read before you posted?!!

    Quick explanation:
    Hot Shots Golf has more imports aka less syscalls to estimate aka more stability.

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  3. wololo’s avatar

    @cameraguy256 aka.terminator157 :

    I replied to you in the forum, but I’ll do it again here: this is the same exploit so we didn’t have much more extra work on this.

    Also, if you think it’s easy to find an exploit in a Demo, then just find one and send it to us…

    Finally, if you want improvements in the HBL for hot shots golf, then don’t hesitate to learn C, and do it yourself then send us a patch. That’s why it’s open source

    I know we don’t all have the same technical skills, but don’t demand things that don’t make sense, it just makes you sound like you don’t understand at all what’s going on.

    Ah, also, hotshots golf 2 will work better than the first regarding network I believe.

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  4. Metroid_III’s avatar

    *Hot Shots Golf 2*

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  5. cameraguy256 aka.terminator157’s avatar

    @ wololo

    i wasnt demanding, and sorry i bothered i know you are busy, i just want hbl to have better compatablility with 6.31 so i can play wagic again with out the sound breaking!

    P.S. yah in 6.31 the sound keeps breaking when you have a homebrew that loads .wav files or.mp3 files for sounds all the time!
    example. mario masochism crashes all the time!!!

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  6. Dos’s avatar

    will the new hbl work with 6.31 with hotshot golf 1 or i got to buy hotshot golf 2

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  7. wololo’s avatar

    @Dos: yes, it will still work with hotshots golf 1

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  8. Poor Patapon’s avatar

    What about the Patapon exploit? Will the patapon exploit always work with upcoming HBL updates or is everyone switching to the golf2?

    Keep up the good work. Sony must pay, lol jk.

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  9. wololo’s avatar

    @Poor Patapon: the Patapon exploit will most likelybe compatible with future revisions of HBL.
    That being said, I don’t see any point in improving HBL for this exploit if a HEN is released.
    That being said, HBL is built in a way that all improvements should benefit to all exploits.

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  10. Cscash241’s avatar

    y didn’t you wait for hot shots golf 1exploit to get patched??????this is point less because hot shots golf one is cheaper on psn $10vs like $20 or 30
    I guse it’s good to see ur that sony can’t stop shit we will have kernal mode before sony even patches the golf exploits

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  11. wololo’s avatar

    @Cscash241: this is the same vulnerability. Sony ALWAYS patches sequels

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  12. tagus’s avatar

    Just so you know, Everybody’s Golf 2 wasn’t added to the PSN a week ago, it has been there for a long time now, it was only moved to the PSP Essentials section.

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  13. Pako’s avatar

    @wololo

    Man, you’ve been doing a great job with hbl and you should be proud that thanks to you the project with kernel access is coming. Continue with this job and I’ll read you later.

    I’ll try to help but as you say real life is also there and sometimes is complicated to have time for our hobbies

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  14. Pako’s avatar

    @cameraguy256 aka.terminator157

    If you want better compatibility with 6.30 you ave to wait because it take so much to create a new revision.

    And just one more question and I want you to be hones: why the hell did you upgrade to 6.30 if we already have hbl using 6.20??? Man, that’s ridiculous, I haven’t bought new games because I don’t want to stop playing homebrew, you should’ve thought it over.

    Don’t complaint and let wololo work at his peace, genious need time to create great things… (kidding)

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  15. joseph’s avatar

    hi everybody:

    i got a question…….

    is there anyway that i can get a copy of the game hsg1 o 2 but here is the problem i cannot find the game or use the psn where i live??

    so one more time ………… is there anyway that i can get a copy …..

    ty ………… for the hbl……….. XD

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  16. Jack’s avatar

    So does this mean I have to get HSG2 or will my HSG game work fine with the exploit?

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  17. rafael707’s avatar

    @wololo heres total_noobs blog spot, i though you might find it useful, since he keeps his updated logs there

    http://total-noob.blogspot.com/

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  18. joseph’s avatar

    hi everybody:

    i got a question…….

    is there anyway that i can get a copy of the game hsg1 o 2 but here is the problem i cannot find the game or use the psn where i live??

    so one more time ………… is there anyway that i can get a copy …..

    ty ………… for the hbl……….. XD

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  19. MNX’s avatar

    @wololo nice tattoo on your arm, kinda hard too see what it is, care to share? lol.

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  20. MNX’s avatar

    Oh wait, its a shadow… Aw,

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  21. rand’s avatar

    thanx alot for exploit. having trouble though every time i load the hsg 2 my system shuts off. what am i doing wrong. and yes i am a noob

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  22. FlashDrive’s avatar

    @Wololo and dev team:

    You should’ve kept the exploit a secret for a while, for Sony not to patch this if ever they release a new firmware version… Saves you more work I pressume…

    But, anyways I’m glad you’re still working and improving on HBL, this gives those unlucky users, who just tragically upgraded to 6.30/6.31, a chance to play some homebrews and work-up some apps.

    Long Live HBL!!!

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  23. wololo’s avatar

    @FlashDrive: The hotshots golf 2 exploit will be patched at the same time as the hotshots golf 1 exploit. It’s the same vulnerability, Sony are not stupid ;)

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  24. Aconcit’s avatar

    Hello HBL dev team, thank you for your hard work to allow users to be able to enjoy homebrew on their PSP. I’m always looking forward to the next version.
    Also is there any word on a faster snes emulator working for Hotshots Golf 1 on this new revision?

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  25. FlashDrive’s avatar

    @Wololo

    Okay, if Sony does patch this up on their next firmware revision, good luck finding another one and hopefully in a free, downloadable, game demo… Hahaha…

    :)

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  26. wololo’s avatar

    @FlashDrive: I’m not too worried about finding new user exploits ;)

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  27. FlashDrive’s avatar

    @Wololo

    Go for it! I really admire your mAd PSP-hacking sKillZ!

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  28. Fábio L. M.’s avatar

    Does it functions with Hot Shots Golf: OT2 Beginner Demo?

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  29. cscash241’s avatar

    hey wololo you got facebook??

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  30. Mingo’s avatar

    Hola, alguien sabe donde descargar el firmware 6.20 en español para PSP 3004. En alguna web de confianza. Gracias.

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  31. Jezza’s avatar

    @Wololo

    Just thought I’d say great work on the HBL. I bought a PSP Go just because of it, so I could play Pokemon! Ahhh, the wonders of having money to throw around! LOL!

    Anyway, I bought both Everybody’s Golf 1 & 2 a day ago, so think I am sorted for now :P
    Keep up the good work!

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  32. nicekid221’s avatar

    no hotshot golf 2 no minnano golf portable everyting nooooooooo! please give me a linkkkkkkkkkkkk on golfs games that works on psp 6.31 plese doo

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  33. nicekid221’s avatar

    plese give me a link on hot shots golf games on works on 6.31 plese wololo :(

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