Trouble with VHBL?

Hey everyone, just a quick post for those of you who are having trouble running VHBL.

A few days ago I released VHBL for the game Super Collapse 3, and I’ve seen lots of people running into various types of issues, so let me try to summarize a few hints and tips here.

First of all, apologies for my lack of activity in the past days. I’m on a holiday with my family, with close to no internet access, and absolutely no time. Things will be back to normal in a few days, but until then I cannot actively work on any of my projects, including VHBL.

This is a nice transition to the first thing I want to discuss: people are having trouble running various homebrews on VHBL for super collapse 3, including some homebrews that should definitely work such as Snes9xTYL, the super NES emulator. Based on the descriptions of the issue, I’m thinking this is a simple bug with a hook for one of the audio functions. It should be easy to fix, but again, as I am not available for a few days, somebody will have to step up and fix the issue, or you guys will have to wait for me to come back and look into it. As a reminder, HBL is open source and anybody with a bit of free time and a PSP could fix the issue.

In general, if you are having issues running a specific homebrew on VHBL, head over to our /talk VHBL subforum. You should be able to quickly find information on most homebrews there, working versions if any, or explanations on why the homebrew doesn’t work for you. Again, most issues have a solution, and if the solution is not on our forums yet, it usually only takes one guy to figure it out…

Some people are having trouble installing homebrews. A typical symptom is a clicking noise in the VHBL menu, but nothing happening, or the menu crashing. This is usually happening because your install.zip file was not correctly prepared, in particular it should be an uncompressed zip file. You can use Homebrew Preparer to do this correctly for you (be sure to use revision 0.2 or higher, as version 0.1 has a critical bug that will cause the exact same bug I’m describing in this paragraph). Alternatively, you can probably find a bunch of pre-made homebrew packages for VHBL in our forums. Finally, let me remind you again that anybody could create their own menu for VHBL, create one that supports a better installation method if needed, etc… so please feel free to step up to improve the experience :)

Some people are contacting me to know if VHBL for Motorstorm or Everybody’s Tennis will work on firmware 1.67. The answer is no, so stop asking.

Some people missed this third release of VHBL for the game Super Collapse, and are asking me how they could be made aware of our future releases in advance. The answer is simple: trusted member of our /Talk forums get some information before everybody else. If you are registered on /Talk, it does not guarantee you will get the information before others, but if you are not registered there, you can be sure you will be one of the last to know about it. I believe we’ve made that system pretty clear for the past three VHBL releases.

Stay tuned for more VHBL updates, in particular bug fixes for the Super Collapse 3 version of VHBL. In the meantime, enjoy the homebrews that are already working, and when a homebrew doesn’t work, before you complain, remember that before HBL, people used to be happy with just a hello world :P (but don’t get me wrong, constructive criticism or genuine attempts at making HBL better for the community are more than welcome)

  1. oO Flowzilla Oo’s avatar

    Have fun ;)

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    1. anderson’s avatar

      io o propio quello che non va porca palleta 1.67 come posso fare :’( per installarlo su la mia psp vita se avete informazioni per favore fatemi sapere grazie facebook anderson yahin agrippino bracho comunque siete dei mostri mi inchino a la vostra sapienza e vorei imparare la meta di quello che sapete voi
      ps : miticooooooooooooo italiano :)

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      1. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

        È necessario installare CMA sul tuo computer.

        Poi mettere il file VHBL ULUS10287DATA04 nella cartella \ Documenti \ PS Vita \ PSAVEDATA cartella \ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

        Apri il tuo gestore di contenuti sul vostro PS Vita quindi copiare il VHBL al vostro sistema.

        Mi dispiace Google tradurre sto usando per voi.

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  2. Chocogow’s avatar

    i cant complain i have fun playing sonic 2 and gba kirby

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    1. Sparkey480’s avatar

      Hey, you wanna link those downloads?

      I’ve only got like 3 working homebrews.

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  3. suprgamr232’s avatar

    Thanks for the update, hope someone goes and fixes the SNES issue!

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  4. be0ut’s avatar

    enjoy your vaca wololo! there is a working snes emulator, check out the talk forums

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  5. Sub-Zer0’s avatar

    no complaints here, after all im having fun playing GBA for now with a working save mode atleast :)

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  6. Viral_Weaponry’s avatar

    Nice, enjoy your family time man :)

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  7. vhbl fans’s avatar

    Thanks for update blog. hope run dosbox for super Collapse 3,please.

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  8. SMOKE’s avatar

    Thanks for the update Wololo!
    Im looking forward to an update :)
    Have fun on your vacation!

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  9. andrew’s avatar

    hey wololo could i please get the download to the hello world for 1.67 i would really appreciate it thank you.

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    1. Thomas’s avatar

      you’re too late unless you already have Super Collapse 3. The links are in the previous blog.

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  10. Hello_Indigo’s avatar

    It’s okay, there’s no rush. Just relax and enjoy your vacation and family. ^_^ you’ve already done plenty for the community.

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  11. Asmith906’s avatar

    I finally got one of the games for vhbl. But I can’t really justify going through all the trouble of getting things to work when I have a psp go. Hopefully it gets easie to use in the future.

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  12. Teslafiy’s avatar

    Can anyone tell me how to install Roms on EmuMaster help appreciated

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    1. HIMFan’s avatar

      The Emumaster I got has a Roms GBC folder and a Roms SMS folder. But Gameboy and Gameboy color roms in the folder named Roms GBC and the Sega Master System roms in the folder called Roms SMS. Then once the emulator is loaded, go to the option to Load a Rom and search for it. It’s literally that easy. If the download of EmuMaster you got doesn’t have those folders, just make them.

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  13. ihackyurdevice’s avatar

    make locoroco midnight carnival VHBL!

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    1. Chris Highwind’s avatar

      They may if an exploit is found in it. If no exploit is found, they can’t exactly make a VHBL out of the game, can they?

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  14. zCatalyst’s avatar

    Can someone help me recover my Super collapse 3? I accidentally deleted the game while messing with CMA. :(

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    1. Anonymous’s avatar

      Unfortunately if you didn’t back it up to your computer you pretty much lost it for good.

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  15. Sony employee’s avatar

    umm….

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  16. Mud’s avatar

    I’m having lots of luck with it I have 8 Home brews working.

    Good stuff!
    Love Wagic on the big screen, lol.

    list of games I confirm working.

    Doom – Wololo’s uploaded a game, TY Wololo.
    PicoDrive – Sounds works fine “when” you change the sound setting in the emulator options.
    EmuMaster v3 – Works 100% for me “I love Phantasy Star 1″
    CPS2PSP – works 100% Arcade goodness.
    GPSP – Works 100%
    WTH 171 – Works 100% “Best Home Brew EVER!”
    Daedalus R13 – Its not rinding the Rom directory :I’m Googling it” :/
    CaveStory – 100% grate retro looking game.

    Any help with Daedalus is welcome. :)

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    1. SmallNation’s avatar

      Only way I’ve gotten the games to work is by adding the N64 games in the ROM folder in the zip archive and rezipping the entire thing.

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  17. anonymous’s avatar

    super collapse isn’t in the store … ouiiiiiiiin =’(

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  18. Sony employee’s avatar

    thanks for the informations ;)
    and bad holidays !

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  19. jcouto’s avatar

    What tools do I need to edit the VHBL R148
    And I’m not finding the source files VHBL this link that has only put up HBL R101
    I’m new in the area of analysis of system I would look a little more.

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  20. Fausto’s avatar

    Any ps2 emulator for a long time?

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    1. Jose’s avatar

      Impossible. This is a PSP emulator hack. The PSP doesn’t even come close to handling PS2, but maybe in the future if someone hacks the actual Vita we may see it.

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  21. Richard_Wayne’s avatar

    Enjoy your vacation wololo! I start mine may 2nd ! ;) will be very excited to see more homebrew become compatible in the next couple weeks.

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  22. Torstein’s avatar

    I just wonder, when i have VHBL can i play downloaded psp games? :)

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    1. Jose’s avatar

      No. This only runs homebrews.

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  23. bronxholla’s avatar

    zelda 2 – nes where the heck is this dam candle

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    1. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

      I know how you feel, lol. Hope this helps.
      ———————————————
      Link finds it in the Parapa Palace, guarded by an orange Iron Knuckle. The candle automatically lights caves and without the candle, the caves are so dark that the enemies within are invisible, making the longer ones exceptionally difficult to cross. However, some enemies can be “seen” by their appendages crossing the line of the floor. Unlike other objects used to light areas, the candle cannot be used as a weapon or tool.

      Source:
      http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Candle_%28The_Adventure_of_Link%29
      ———————————————

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  24. giotto’s avatar

    thank you for your efforts

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  25. Luis Laurencio’s avatar

    Suerte amigo
    sigue en lo que mejor sabes hacer y logra un triunfo para los del resto del mundo
    llegaras a ser un heroe entre todos los mortales
    jeje
    exitos

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  26. TheGuardian’s avatar

    Hey Wololo! I know this is a little bit off topic, but I can’t help but ask. Did you actually eat the meat bun thingy from dragon quest? I must say I thought it was some sort of candy or bread. But anyhow here is the link to the article in case you forgot.
    http://wololo.net/wagic/2011/11/29/japan-sells-edible-dragon-quest-monsters/

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  27. luis’s avatar

    Hey men have a lots of fun and thanks again for vhbl and your work and the community’s

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  28. sjow’s avatar

    Can’t get how i need to put extra files next to the install.zip

    to get them to work for vhbl installation

    please help

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  29. jcouto’s avatar

    With files from Flash 0 Running on the Internet what we can expect?
    Or you are not going to comment about it? More news on http://www.maxconsole.com/cgi-bin/maxconsole/rknewz.pl?function=detail&id=RKLS0000007637&cat=PSP

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I’m on holiday, will catch up when I’m back

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      1. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

        Seems like the Flash0 dump might be real. Could just be a PSP dump with files thrown in. Idk.

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      2. Mud’s avatar

        Hay I’m enjoying it, love Wagic on it and all the emulators working so far thank you for this.GB.

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        1. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

          Wasn’t complaining. Talking about how the Flash0 of the PS Vita might of been dumped. Wololo would know for sure. :)

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  30. dgothicrocker101’s avatar

    i have fun playing cps2 & mvspsp too.. arcade goodness FTW!! ;))

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  31. alisson’s avatar

    i guys, I made some modification, super nintendo emulator, nintendo 64 and whoever wants to download it, I send by email, mangapesca2@hotmail.com

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    1. alpmaster’s avatar

      Hello i sent you an email thanks.

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      1. z3r01’s avatar

        not the best of ideas you had huh?

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        1. alpmaster007’s avatar

          What is that supposed to mean
          Anyway?

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  32. vasquez99’s avatar

    Hey im haing trouble installing homebrew does anyone know were I could find homebrew that is already prepared and ready to install Can you give me the link thanks!!!!

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    1. Mud’s avatar

      http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=10859

      If you are using Super Collapse 3 Download the ones in black.
      Injoy!
      And thank the VHBL Team.

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      1. alpmaster007’s avatar

        P.S you should tell them they will need to prepare
        The files to install into VHBL I reccomd to use homebreq preparer V2. :)

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  33. xKintoUn’s avatar

    Keeps giving me an error when I try to check out the forum :/

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  34. razor’s avatar

    Where can I get Daedalus,SNES,Sega Genesis and the Nesterj emulators for the psp vita? I have super collapse 3 installed on my vita. So far only Doom I’ve been able to play on the vita

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    1. Mud’s avatar

      SNES and NES are not working as of yet.

      You can get Daedalus R13/N64 and PicoDrive/Genesis from my link 4 post above this one.

      Enjoy.

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      1. Jose’s avatar

        NES does indeed work for me. You just have to find them on his forum.

        Also SNES works for me too, but slow.

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      2. razor’s avatar

        hey mud, what link?

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  35. razor’s avatar

    SNES works for me too, but it’s kinda slow

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  36. Techa’s avatar

    What version of cps2psp is compatible?

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  37. Mud’s avatar

    Cool I didnt know the SNES and NES where working, I’ll try the ones from this link.
    http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=10859

    TY

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  38. Andrew’s avatar

    Is it safe to go on the psn store or should I stay off of the Internet still.

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    1. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

      I have been on the store a lot even tried a system update a few times. Sony hasn’t made a silent patch yet otherwise I would be screwed, lol. I also use CMA when I link to my PC.

      I wanted Skype enough to risk my VHBL, lol. Anyways I “think” its fine to check PSN but not 100% sure. I haven’t seen Sony do a silent patch before, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

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      1. Andrew’s avatar

        Alright thank you.

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  39. razor’s avatar

    where canI get the real bios for gba for the ps vita?

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    1. cainkirisgai’s avatar

      Google is ur friend can’t post that file on here it is a violation just search for Ghana BIOS and u should find them

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      1. cainkirisgai’s avatar

        gba* stupid auto correct

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  40. hiitman’s avatar

    hello
    what exactly is VHBL? I was searching for any kind of information about successful jailb…k of PSVita and it led me here

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    1. hiitman’s avatar

      Disregard my question. All the answers are at the top of this site.

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