VHBL for Motorstorm Arctic Edge Released!


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90 Responses

  1. rattmuffen says:

    Works like a charm! Thank you so much for all the effort! <3

  2. wan says:

    thank you!

  3. John4782 says:

    I love you so much

  4. wolfhacker says:

    I was gonna buy the game today but I saw that he was deleted on Play station Store…
    I’m stuck on Firmware 1.06 you guys are going to work in what firmware?Let me know if I Updade or not Sorry for my English.

  5. Anon says:

    Is it possible to delete the installed homebrew? If so, how?

  6. Cibo says:

    a few problems first it starts only every second somtimes even third try. than the vhbl starts i can read the first few lines and than total black after a few seconds an error code folowd frome the game shutting down.
    after that the system freezes or is like in slowmotion.

    after it loaded finaly its not standard like in your video in the savegame folder instead i am in the game folder.

    i can install doom and it works fine and snes emu doesnt install i it seems to freez withe the rapid clicking sound.

    any idea what causes all the bugs or does anyone experienced some of that stuff too?

    Greets Cibo

  7. Met says:

    yeah, but for who don’t has downloaded the game? :(

  8. Menyo says:

    I have been in a trouble that when I copied the savedata files of Japanese version to the vita,it said “damaged files”.And when I have started the copying,it said that the copying cannot finish after a time.I have confirmed that I have got a right folder of CMA in PC.Could you help me solve my trouble?

  9. Mart says:

    Props and thanks Wololo, you’re the man.

    God I love the homebrew scene. Sonic and Mario, here I come!

  10. jordi says:

    everyone who need help installing this, can contact me at jordicarree_10@hotmail(.)com wiyhout the ()

  11. daiailong says:

    I can run, It`s ok! Thanx!!!!

  12. Roman says:

    I`m downloaaded it game! I have motorstorm arctice edge game in my psvita! (My e-mail: bukasly@ya.ru)

  13. Badsam says:

    Just set it all up and got it running. Thanks a lot to Wololo and everyone else that was a part of this project!

  14. MB says:

    Guess u weren’t kidding abotu it being not very usable in its current state.
    It literally froze my vita trying to get that doom game copied.
    Eventhough the app told me x or o only the o button actually did anything, even if that was freezing my vita.

  15. jse says:

    thanks so much for this wololo

    everybody that has it installed post which homebrew you can get booting

  16. cure says:

    its so hard to view your page now .. thanks for the release wololo !

  17. TREE says:

    WOLOLO ,i have a question here, how to delete installed files in the VHBL?
    THX a lot

  18. Thumbs says:

    I suggest people make backups of the homebrew and the like, and get your wallets ready for when sony goes on a suing rampage twords wololo. Sure, they can patch the game. Sure, they can make it so nobody else can hack their vita. But that’s not going to be good enough for them. Because sony is a paranoid company who cares more about their precious technology than they do consumers. I really hope they don’t take legal action, but if we see wololo down, well…

    • xstokerx says:

      he didnt do any thing illegil we cant play pirited games so they have nothing to suie over geohot got suied cuz he opened the system to pirecy

      • UE says:

        as far as I am aware geohot never opened the system to peek and poke lvl 2

        • ps says:

          But if Sony never patched geohot firmware then all the game leaderboards would have been hacked for example MW3.

          • wololo says:

            You’re probably right, but technically that’s a problem with how game programmers are implementing the network security of their game, which as a programmer I consider to be a huge professional mistake. I know video game programmers have huge time and budget constraints, but the poor quality of security in video games in general is appalling (disclaimer: Wagic itself is no exception).

            Rule #1 of networking: don’t trust the client.

  19. Bugz says:

    Can somebody confirm an english (out of USA) site that still stocks this game.

  20. Badsam says:

    Getting VHBL on the system itself was really easy, Actually getting any homebrew on it is causing me massive problems. It keeps making the Vita freeze and go into a black screen where the blue light is on and won’t restart the system, As well as trying to install any homebrew (Pro Evo 2012 savedata and Picodrive homebrew) only causing the whole system to freeze up and require a restart.

    Once an emulator is actually on the system how do you transfer ROMS to it? Do they have to be made into zip files or something and transferred via CMA?

    • JackBone says:

      You cant add Roms, you have to make your full Pack ready before installing the Emulator on the Vita. Maybe in the Future it will be possible 😉

  21. JackBone says:

    Is it possible to delete the Homebrew from the Vita?? Or will it be implemented in Future Real??

    To the HBL it runs nice, was a bit hard to get the first Homebrew to run. But its not that hard as it sounds. Thx for your hard work 😉

  22. TheJimsterJim says:

    Did this hack within the same hour he posted the vhbl files! A bit unstable, sometimes it freezes but it works most of the time, only played around with doom and havnt managed to put any other homebrew on, hopefully this has opened a whole new window and much more can be done! Thank you Wololo and everyone else behind this! 😀

  23. Kan'da says:

    Hey, will wagic with ad-hoc still be released for the psp?

  24. Badsam says:

    @JackBone, Thanks for that info.

    It’s installing the folder with the PSP savedata and Picodrive fine but Picodrive isn’t showing up in the GAME menu. No idea why that is…I might leave it a few days until it’s all totally explained properly.

  25. Rui says:

    Hi wololo greetings from Portugal. Just to let you know that it worked perfectly and to thank you, the devs and the testers for this. You guys are amazing!

  26. Morphn3x says:

    Hey guys,

    Is there a possibility to get motostorm on my vita even its removed on psstore?

  27. Ferx says:

    i thought we just needed the savegame?

  28. raydempto says:

    I hate that I was too slow in grabbing motorstorm. Really sad. I would have loved to run the Triple Triad homebrew game….sigh.

    Hopefully there will be a new exploit soon.

  29. Andrew Wright says:

    nice one, works on my Vita, still got to they out a homebrew app but it opens the hbl so thumbs up :)

  30. sXi says:

    doom runs fine, but all other like: snes9x, Picodrive,… crashed by installation. files remaining and nothing happens. anyone a idea, or can help me? PLEASE!!!

  31. seasixfour says:

    Got Motorstorm from the Australian ps store.. any idea which version of VHBL I should use?

  32. RiGoLo says:

    thanx!!! i have installed. it`s ok!

  33. vista200 says:

    HBL is working like a charm. <3 Thanks, guys! All of you.

    Well… One question. I have a project ongoing since several years. Let's call it AppStore for PSP. Where one downloads a ZIP file and it extracts automatically. You get the point.

    I tried running it on the Vita via HBL, but it seems to lack the utility dialogs, am I right? I tried running the NetDialog sample from the PSP SDK, but it only renders the cube in the background, but actually it does not crash at a certain point, it just keeps spinning around.

    Are there some NIDs missing? Are there some changes in the kernel? The "usual" NetDialog where you can choose one of the available connections was replaced by one, which connects to any of the available saved NetDialogs. I am asking just out of curiousity, this is NOT a feature request.

  34. Dazman says:

    great stuff, working great, thanks so much to all.

  35. delta191 says:

    Absolutely tremendous work, you just made the Vita a dream buy and added more titles than Sony bothered to produce for its release.

    GBA,SMD and SNES emu’s all installed and running, still cant get PSPUAE to run, although it appears to install ok.

    Thank you for this release, your a dream :)

  36. Johan says:

    I bought motorstorm yesterday and it started downloading but it stoped at 15 % that means Sony did charge me for 199SEK for a game I never was able to recive. If the purchase went well they at least had to let me finnish my download don’t they? The fact that my brother got the same problem at he’s PSP. I mean he didn’t got he’s copy downloaded ether and he can’t run the Vita HBL he’s only have to use the PRO flash filer on he’s PSP. Does sony have the right to cancel download when they took charge for it??

    • jse says:

      if you bought it before it was pulled i believe your psp has the certs for it and you can use anyones copy of motorstorm if they send you the file.

  37. Gab_Is_god says:

    Firmware 1.61 EU all ok! work perfectly.

  38. Pyong says:

    it would seem that any 3D game (besides doom) does not work, every one of them i’ve tried (kurok, quake, quake 2, halo, lamecraft) don’t work at all.

  39. Pyong says:

    no 3d games seem to work whatsoever…

  40. HIMFan says:

    Can I still use this on a 6.60 PSP with the US version of the game? Just so I don’t feel cheated for missing the EU purchase lol.

  41. Rico says:

    Picodrive works okay except that the sound is a bit distorted but plays fine. Other emulators is a no go. Really looking for snes on vita…oh well, guess i have to be contented with playing emus on my psp3000. Good job anyway! It can only get better…

  42. natsu says:

    downloaded vhbl because im curious as to how files are transferred…

    and its quite easy…

  43. chris says:

    wonder what would happen if you said theres an exploit in uncharted full version, and post a well edited fake vid for “proof” ? i’d be lol-ing so hard if they removed it 😀

  44. SURF says:

    The install is done, the vHBL starts but after 2 seconds, it crash with a error message: C1-2858-3

    Am i the only one with this problem?

    • SURF says:

      more details: after loading the HBL save, the HBL black screen launch with some stuff written and after 2 seconds, there’s a black screen for about 10 seconds, and then the error message appear (C1-2858-3)

  45. sky18 says:

    I did in the right way. but I couldn’t run a homebrew. why?

    • sky18 says:

      more details: After loading the VHBL, I select a homebrew, and it is written nothing. in my screen for about 10 seconds, but the error massage appears(C1-2858-3). Or, it returns to the home screen. It is like (Mr/Ms) SURF’s pressing.

      (Sorry for my poor English…)

      • SURF says:

        i tried to take a screenshot at the moment where vHBL start loading and i made it start correctly right after pressing HOME + Start. Weird, but working.

  46. senas8 says:

    I have the jp version of this game and it shows corrupt file.. weird that im able to transfer from other regions.. ofcourse they don’t load. Has anyone else got this problem?
    The problem seems to be with param.sfo.. I exchanged param.sfo from another region and the file copied to the vita.. but didn’t load. I also changed the SAVEDAT_DETAIL name that also got the file transfered but can’t load.

  47. Mercutio says:

    Hey wololo, any word on the other game mentioned yesterday (the demo)? Id test it out myself, but i sold my psp awhile ago.

  48. jasontim says:

    Hey wololo! Please dont’t just focus on the PSV. Look at the little pool boy Wagic okey?

  49. mamosuke says:

    Thanks for your effort.
    We will be able to cooperate with you next time.

  50. screwed says:

    NOO im like 1 day late to buy it plzz find another game that haz a vulnerability i want vhbl on my vita please find one!!!!!!!

  51. Thanks a lot Wololo! Have GBA emulation running! Bought quite a few games on the PSN so if the next update breaks the hack I’ll just stick to 1.61… cheers :)

  52. Police says:

    Lmao now its not enough you’ve found 1 exploit these ppl want even more coz they didnt trust u enough to buy the game

  53. swatsqad says:

    Well, I Myself failed to port vhbl to the “other” game.
    wololo, thanks for the release, If you still have some time, port it to the apes.

  54. Revenant says:

    Thanks again, worth the wait, jamming doom right now!!!!

  55. scot says:

    Yea, thank you very much… I remember you said “it won’t be like you go to bed and next morning, it’s out and already finished” or something like that. Well, guess what, there people who doesn’t check your website every day and if you post “it will be released today”, it’s like you didn’t post anything. I was hoping you would be kind enough to post something like “it will be released after 1 week from this post, exact time, be ready”. Well, nevermind I guess, I’m just disappointed

    • wololo says:

      Here’s what I did to make sure you didn’t have to lose sleep over this:
      – announce the name of the game starting on February 21st, to the people who were able to read between the lines of the vhbl page
      – For the public announcement, not release the files at the same time as the name of the game, in the hope that Sony wouldn’t remove a Game from their store without any proof of the exploit. That was a poker move, and I failed, but even at the worst, the game was up for about 12 hours between the announcement and Sony’s reaction.

      I said I would do my best for you not to lose sleep over this. I believe I did do my best, and that the goal was achieved: most people don’t need 12 hours to sleep. If you don’t check my site every day, it’s your problem, not mine, I did my part of the work as far as I can tell.

      If I had said “this will be announced on xx/xx at hh:mm”, not only would it have been exactly the same (Sony removing the game within hours), but in addition to that, my server would have browned out, so you wouldn’t have been able to get the info. And you would have been disappointed anyways because the announcement hours would have been the middle of the night for you, or in the middle of the day when you’re at work, or something else…

      • Dutt says:

        You’ve done an excellent job Wololo.. Working very will on my Vita.
        Keep up the good work..

        Ps. could you update Vhbl to add an option to delete. whould be very handy.

    • phazik says:

      You’re a self entitled idiot scot, the fact that wololo i seven making such things for both the psp and ps vita is already great, and any little whiner should go make something valuable themselves before complaining about small things.

  56. Kil says:

    All Hail Wololo!!!

  57. andwhyisit says:

    I still think that finding a way to directly access the memory card via the vita’s usb would be a better starting point. CMA can read and write data to and from the card, and it would be alot easier to run CMA through a debugger to find out how it accesses the memory card than to try and find an exploit within a closed system that will only get patched up a couple of days later.

    • wololo says:

      Right, I do agree. I consider VHBL as an apetizer: we are using old tricks in the PSP emulator to have fun while we wait for the main dish :) As I said many times, lots of people who are much more clever than I am are looking into many ways to get access to the Vita.

    • andwhyisit says:

      Nevermind. I figured out why this isn’t possible.

  58. tarikmaz says:

    Any ideas on a game for the us. Go for metal slug because its cheap and it look hackable

    • wololo says:

      If people send me game exploits, I’m willing to port HBL to those exploits, or to help them do it. I however don’t have the time to look for exploits, so at the very least I need a savegame that does the minimal task of overriding $ra

  59. hiyo 4life says:

    Aqe Quest has been identified as one that works.

  60. hiyo 4life says:

    Sorry meant to say APE QUEST and it’s free demo on PSN (all regions).

    Here is the evidence from the coder:


    wololo thank you for looking into this in the event this can be ported.

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