Release: VHBL for Everybody’s Tennis

Thanks to the great work of wth, here is the long awaited second release of VHBL. Those of you who missed the Motorstorm exploit probably had a chance to grab a copy of Everybody’s Tennis before Sony pulled it (let’s be happy, they gave us a bit more than 30 hours this time, last time was 8 hours). If not, well stay tuned, there are still other PSP user exploits lying around, and I’m sure something will come eventually.

But let’s get to the real subject here, this new release of VHBL. Sadly, I didn’t test it myself on my Vita, only on a PSP, so here’s to hope everything will go well. The full port has been done by wth (a.k.a. Yosh), with some help from Teck4 (JP exploit), and msparky83 and mamosuke (testing). I wasn’t involved in this port, so all credit goes to these guys. I want to thank as usual all the developers behind HBL, who made it relatively easy to port, in particular m0skit0 and JJS. Yosh also adds special thanks to dridri85, Zer01ne, Truthkey, and other devs who kept this a secret while it was being developed. From the readme:

- HBL port to the EU/US/JP versions of the exploit by Yosh
- EU/US Exploit by Yosh, JP Exploit by teck4, discovered by Yosh
- wololo for the help :P
Thanks go to:
- All the devs who made HBL what it is today, in particular m0skit0 and JJS
- dridri85, Zer01ne, Truthkey and all the other devs who kept the secret, that’s much appreciated guys
- Monsieur2T2R for the cool VHBL icons/wallpapers

Download

If you want to thanks wth (Yosh) for his work, please donate directly to him:





 

If for some crazy reason you’d rather donate to me, then send your money to the Red cross instead, thanks (sorry, no link because they have different sites for each country…).

Download on the VHBL page, as usual. Instructions on how to install and use can be found there, too.

Enjoy, and please report success/failure :) (videos would be awesome guys!)

 

  1. 30W’s avatar

    Keep it up guys!!

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  2. Iono’s avatar

    Good job! But… Sony wins again! wololololololololololo!! :)

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  3. knox’s avatar

    i wanna say thaks to all of you involved in this project, your incredible work for the homebrew fans is amazing…keep o rockig

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  4. whutlee’s avatar

    Thanks to all of you involved in hbl project

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  5. alpmaster007’s avatar

    Fuck Sony i can’t believe that i bought a european card and the game and it was on the catalog but they all took it off 30 hours ago. i did not get it in time and i am in right the u.s this is a pain in the ass. All i want to do is hbl like every other Fucking PSP i have is that to much to ask for? :/ Dear Wololo i love how you released that funny note and P.S I Hate Greedy Sony too. FUCK YOU SONY You steal my money but do not even give me the ability to play my psx on PSP.

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  6. alpmaster007’s avatar

    I feel like going to Sony and holding a gun to there head to put that game back on the catalog. Then i would finally get VHBL on my PSVITA. :)

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    1. wth’s avatar

      remember, if you haven’t the Japanese version, you need to set your Vita’s system language to french for VHBL to start !
      Else it will freeze after pressing “Continue”
      I couldn’t find a way to bypass this limitation for now

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  7. Rich’s avatar

    Hello Wololo,

    Would you be able to find out if Ape Quest can be exploited or not?
    I first thought that someone could use a vhbl for any exploited game as long as you replaced the files around but now I that’s not the case. I don’t how to create a vhbl. And, even, if I learnt how it will only work on a game that can be exploited, like Motocross and Everybody’s tennis.
    Thanks, I look forward to your next update…

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I’ve shown a while ago that the Ape Quest Demo thing was just a fake: http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=10629#p130276

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  8. dimy93’s avatar

    I don’t know if U’ll agree me or not but for me the reason Sony didn’t removed the game right away is that the release happened in the weekend and that’s the reason why we get 30h instead of 8

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Yes, I think so. This is actually why we decided to do the release on a weekend this time.

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    2. UE’s avatar

      lol we didn’t even get 8 last time

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  9. Rahul vyas’s avatar

    it works amazing work dude!

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  10. Rahul vyas’s avatar

    I would like to know will ISO Loader work as we do in psp?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      It is not part of my plans. Other hackers might be working on that, but I’m not.

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  11. windgust’s avatar

    lol wow sad well i dont care unless its a US game that has the exploit. im not making more then one account and wast money and keep doing that trick to use the othe account. i think i will wait but good work man.

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  12. darkenvy’s avatar

    Sweet! Installing now! What a great surprise to wake up to :P

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  13. Xeeynamo’s avatar

    It works fine. Thank you Yosh and Wololo!

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    1. yosh’s avatar

      glad you enjoy it :)

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      1. Green Ranger’s avatar

        Thx for your work yosh. It works great :)

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  14. Mindstate’s avatar

    Works great guys flawless on my vita ..can’t wait to play lamecraft. Thanks again for all you guys hard work. I will post a video soon.

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  15. alpmaster007’s avatar

    I will be patient i am sorry its just Sony makes me so mad but i will be laughing in there face once i have everything on the Vita if not more than on my old PSP. =] Thanks Wololo for even making this possible for the time being. Thank you Wth for releasing this to the public.

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  16. darkenvy’s avatar

    anyone get “an error has occured” (in french) when trying to install homebrew? its the OFW that handles that message. Error: C1-2858-3

    So yes I got to HBL but its crashing the game back to the Vita Menu

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Where di you get the homebrew you are trying to install? Is this happening for example with the test homebrew “doom” from the vhbl download page? Does this hapen when you try to install the homebrew, or when you run it?

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      1. jeff’s avatar

        im having the same problemtrying to load wagic. it doesnt show the game only the UCES01420 file and when i click on it i get that error. is this how the install.zip should look- install.zip< WTH< EBOOT.PBP, axception.prx, res

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        1. yosh’s avatar

          If you click on UCES01420, naturally it’s fail
          UCES01420 is the Everybody’s tennis game itself so VHBL can’t start it lol

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          1. darkenvy’s avatar

            Lol yes this was actually it. I didnt know you could L & R.
            Oh but Triangle and Square does crash the system. Doesnt load anything just goes to a black screen. I dont know what its supposed to do :P

    2. Green Ranger’s avatar

      First, the Homebrew you want to intall has to be in a different Savegame-Folder. In this Folder, theres the Install.zip. Navigate in VHBL from ”..” to ”Savedata” and choose there the other Savegame folder. Then it shold ask you to install the Homebrew. After this, you can start your Homebrew from ”Game”.

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  17. Mcleod’s avatar

    Why do i have to be at work when i see this post!! I’m guessing but about the time i get home the game is probably pulled from the PSn store :-(

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  18. while’s avatar

    How run the VHBL r134 with MotorStorm ? Download link always refer to the r123. Is this compatible? All is very ok, but the only missing information is this one.

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  19. Juan’s avatar

    Confirmed that SNES with all 798 ROMS is working with no issues. “Advice- Put all the roms in the subfolder names “Roms” on the SNES Emulator, this way it copies all the games and the emulator at once! and also you might want to create sub-folders such as A-D, E-F on the roms folders so the Vita wont Lag when reading all the ROMS at once!

    A big thanks to all the Devs in this process.. my donation to follow!

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  20. Jms’s avatar

    Hello, the Hong Kong version of the game has been unable to load VHBL archive, and ask how to solve, thank you

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    1. yosh’s avatar

      Hong Kong version ? Is it a specific version of the game ?
      Could you give me a link showing which game the hong kong version exactly is ?

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      1. yosh’s avatar

        Hm right the Hong Kong version is different, I could certainly adapt the exploit/VHBL to Everybody’s Tennis Asia version but unfortunately don’t have the Asian version of the game for now :(

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      2. John’s avatar

        Hi Yosh. I’m having problems with the Taiwan Version of the Game also. I grabbed it from Taiwan PSN shop Sunday night.

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        1. wololo’s avatar

          what is the ID of the game? try to save a game and copy it to your PC, then let us know the name of the folder. Most likely this is the same version as the HK game.

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          1. John’s avatar

            Hi Wololo,

            When I create a new Save Game and export to my PC,
            The folder name is UCAS40307.

            Thanks

  21. Anonymous group’s avatar

    Why does Sony keep doing this haven’t they learned there lesson yet you fuck the user then the users fuck you

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  22. Msparky83’s avatar

    Well, I for one am glad this release turned out to be such a success. Wth, great job my friend, you truly are amazing. Good luck with exams mate.

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  23. darkenvy’s avatar

    Yosh/wth,
    LOVE the exploit! Thanks again for the exploit and VHBL! I was thinkin, what about a file manager built into the HBL? I LOVE the autounpacker but file/folder moving and renaming would be super wicked! That way someone could add just roms to a install.zip and move it into the emulator folder of their choice.

    Please forgive me with the request. If it was written in C# and I had time I would do it myself

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    1. yosh’s avatar

      I had this idea too, but then the file containing this custom filesystem built-unto HBL could become enormous, and each time we add something we’d have to transfer this whole filesystem again . so not sure if it’d really be the best ^^’

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      1. darkenvy’s avatar

        a file containing the filesystem? Is the PSP-mode’s filesystem one large file on the PSVita memorystick?

        I assumed the PSP mode filesystem was simply a subfolder on the PSVita Memory stick. If your interested, im interested in chatting more on this if you wanna B.S. or bounce ideas via PM. I’m not expecting anything, im just eager to learn :)

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        1. yosh’s avatar

          lol do you even know how a filesystem works ^^’ apparently not

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          1. darkenvy’s avatar

            I built my own slackware linux system. I am quiet aware of how a filesystem works. However the ideology of everything as a file is oldschool. Besides I find things that use large contiguous files inefficient, such as virtual machines, and would hate to see that kind of thing one the vita.

          2. wololo’s avatar

            The idea basically is that the CMA refuses to copy folders and subfolders. The only thing we are “free” to copy are files in a flat folder as part of the savedata. I think this is where the idea of a “one file” filesystem is coming from. I agree it would be slow as hell, but it still sounds like an interesting project.

          3. darkenvy’s avatar

            okay, you can treat a folder as a file, however this begs the question: why would you need to transfer the whole filesystem each time when you can modify the contents inside? HBL has its own custom filesystem just for HBL? I assume the PSP mode has its own filesystem already there.

            Theres no need to be condescending just because you know more than me

  24. aliman’s avatar

    if you want to rename your homebrew and delete things not needed on your vita’s memstick, then use pspfiler 4.4.
    works like a charm on my vita^^

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    1. darkenvy’s avatar

      LOL I actually tried this as the second homebrew. Did not work at all this is why I came here and commented :P

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    2. darkenvy’s avatar

      I got it to work :) version 4.4 for the kernel 3.

      The VHBL is now complete with the PSPFiler :D. Although how to set backgrounds? I was thinkin of setting a custom background to both VHBL and PSPFiler to visually integrate them together.

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  25. WhyKlef’s avatar

    Great jobs guys! Sadly, I missed the title by 20mins, no more! I hope somewhere in the future that I will have another opportunity but until then, you guys are doing fantastic!!

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  26. Johnny’s avatar

    so in order to have hombrew on the psvita do u have to buy 2 psvita games…..>??????

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      No, either of them

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      1. Johnny’s avatar

        Awesome…. k… i did everything on the readme the only problem is that… when i try to launch lamecraft it crashes every time and yes my language is set on french.

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  27. Iono’s avatar

    How do I watch my pornos on my Vita’?

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    1. aliman’s avatar

      wtf??? xD

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      1. Anon122’s avatar

        just ignore him

        his the known resident troll here

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  28. leon066117’s avatar

    No HK’s date,

    So sad……

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  29. Steve’s avatar

    The latest Scummvm 1.4.1 doesn’t work, won’t even install. I was able to find a older version (1.1.1), and it installed, but will not run The DIG or Full Throttle. I freezes upon starting the games.

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    1. darkenvy’s avatar

      The latest version of The Dig works on the PSP (I JUST played through the whole game 4 days ago). Confirmed not working on the vita.

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  30. Johnny’s avatar

    Who can give me the link to the super mario bros game and doom :P?

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  31. Zellcorp’s avatar

    Works great here in Australia

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  32. Bruce’s avatar

    On UK PSN is Everybody’s Tennis still for purchase is it a good version or it’s the patched one?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I doubt it’s still there…

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  33. Bruce’s avatar

    It has a price tag, so I think it means she’s there.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Hmm… Then im not sure…

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  34. Petar’s avatar

    Is there going to be vhbl rev 137 for Motorstorm? In this version Picodrive works without problem, but in Motorstorm one you can’t change games because it freezes every time you go to emulator menu. I thought that it wasn’t necessary to buy ET if I already have Motorstorm version, so I really hope that means that the MT version will be updated.

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  35. Johnny’s avatar

    Hey is anyone having problems trying to install cspsp anyother homebrew works….. but that one =/

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  36. chance123’s avatar

    Please make it for motorstorm rc or modnation racers roadtrip.

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  37. RabbitsJohn’s avatar

    Hey, can I use a store bought version of everybodys golf? Europe

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  38. james’s avatar

    can someone please package up some homebrew other than doom, as i have been unable to replicate this for anything else so far!

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  39. Kieran’s avatar

    how do i install this on my vita? its really confusing me

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      You need firmware 1.61 and Everybody’s Tennis. If you don’t have both, you cannot install this.

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