VHBL: Double contest with 167$ in cash prizes

Update: Per popular request, the deadline has been extended by one week, so as I type this you still have one week to submit your entry :)

I’m organizing a contest around VHBL with 2 ways to win. You don’t necessarily need to be a programmer, so read along.

1. 77$ for the best VHBL menu

The first part of this contest is open to anybody with a bit of programming skills. (If you’re not a programmer, skip to the second section of this post). The best replacement for VHBL’s wMenu will get 77$ in cash. The current menu, wMenu, is fairly limited and could benefit from many improvements… Create the best replacement for wMenu, and get 77$! Once all entries are in, we’ll have a poll on /talk to vote for the best entry. Your entry does not have to be open source, although that would of course be awesome.

You have until June 9th 16th to submit your entry in this thread on /talk. The thread also contains details and technical help on how to create a VHBL menu.

2. 70$ for the best youtube VHBL video, and 10$ each for 2 vhbl videos randomly selected

You’re not a programmer, but you still want to win a prize? Upload a video about vhbl to youtube (preferably, a video showing VHBL in action, but it doesn’t have to, if you have more creative ideas) before June 9th 16th, and post a link to the video in the comments of this blog post. My favorite one will get a cash prize of 70$. In addition to that, I’ll randomly select 2 videos from this thread, and they’ll each get 10$. 10$ was not chosen randomly, it is the price you paid for Super Collapse 3. So by uploading a VHBL video you get a chance to get your copy of Super Collapse 3 for free :)

Important: Do not upload to youtube a video that you haven’t done yourself. Only one entry per person, please (I reserve the right to disqualify people who enter more than one video). A link to http://wololo.net, or to this blog entry, in the description of your video, is really appreciated (but not compulsory). You can enter the contest with a video that was uploaded before May 17th, if you want to. 

Why 167$?

The total prizes for this contest represent a total amount of 167$. This symbolizes the current PS Vita firmware, firmware 1.67, the highest firmware on which we can run VHBL for now :)

Anything else?

Entries for both the programming contest and the video contest need to be posted before June 9th 16th. Entries for the menu programming contest must be posted in this thread, while entries for the Video contest must be posted as comments to this blog entry. Prizes will be sent either through a paypal payment, or an amazon gift card, depending on your preferences.

  1. garrei’s avatar

    Ill give $20 to the video that I like most (im being serious) payment will be by paypal only, i like the idea of this :)

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  2. S@S.CC’s avatar

    I have some good idea about wMenu.
    What do you like?
    Advance or old fashion.
    I’m a photoshoper, not a programmer but know how to change your VHBL menu. Link and other would be consider as well.
    Contact me at salor123@yahoo.com

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      The menu contest is a programming contest, not a design contest, although you can team up with a programmer if you want. The goal is to get new functionality, not only a new look and feel

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  3. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

    Sounds good. :P

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  4. yosh’s avatar

    cool, don’t know if I’ll have enough free time to participate though
    And against things like Neuron’s vMenu, better make something good lol

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  5. SkyDriver11’s avatar

    Hey Wololo i have a question.

    When comes an new Exploit Game?
    And can you please make the Exploit for an Demo Game?
    Like: ApeQuest Demo,…

    Sry for Bad English :P

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      If you want a new exploit, why don’t you find one? Everything is explained here: http://wololo.net/wagic/hacking-portal/

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    2. snail’s avatar

      Wow dude, you cant “choose” which game to exploit. There are no psp demos on psn that are for psv (as far as i know) and exploitable crashes only occur if you are very lucky. I suggest reading up a little more on psp expoits before asking such things. (Sorry if i sound like a dick) but seriously..

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      1. XZ’s avatar

        Hmm I’ve seen some psp demos available in the HK store. Like locoroco2 midnight.

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        1. garrei’s avatar

          hmmm well, im in AU so, its not on there ahaha.

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          1. SkyDriver11’s avatar

            Hmm in the psvita store is the ApeQuest StarterPack and this is an Demo ;)

  6. RaWr’s avatar

    I’d love to see a clone or emulated PSP XMB for a VHBL Menu. Thats something i’d vote for

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    1. yosh’s avatar

      yeah, that’s kinda like what neur0n started with vMenu

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  7. SSJ-Vita’s avatar

    Well this may or may not be old news, but I found a youtube video explaining how to download YouTube videos directly onto your ps vita. It’s not streaming but beggars can’t be choosers and it’s worked on 5 videos for me so far. So type this into youtube on a pc and follow the guys instructions:[ Playstation Vita - How to EASILY Download and Watch YouTube Videos on the Vita!]Happy gaming!

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  8. Yoti’s avatar

    Where is wMenu source code, mr. Wololo? =)

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    1. StepS’s avatar

      wMenu was never open-source. maybe only small parts

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      1. Yoti’s avatar

        Мне показалось, что я обратился к конкретному человеку.

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    2. wololo’s avatar

      As StepS said, wmenu was never open source. However i copy/pasted its relevant parts in the forums thread yesterday.

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  9. Norml’s avatar

    You’re awesome, good stuff.

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  10. Richard_Wayne’s avatar

    I think this is a great idea Wololo!

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  11. yosh’s avatar

    I’d love a cool open source menu
    I’d make one to participate if I had time, but I doubt I will with exams arriving xD

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  12. Hingukiruha’s avatar

    wololo, i managed to developed my own source menu. how can i upload? its not about getting Money its about helping out on the ps vita scene.
    -Hingukiruha

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      you can zip it somewhere and upload it for example to mediafire. And please, do join the contest, the more the merrier :)

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  13. Binary-Data’s avatar

    I’ll make one if I have time, new job coming up and a bit rusty in my programming. Will see what happens though.

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  14. Binary-Data’s avatar

    One additional question (sorry it is mostly out of laziness driven by sleep deprivation) you mentioned a lack of kernel access, does that include limiting the input methods to those of the psp, or does vhbl accept touch input?

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  15. Revolution’s avatar

    Thanks for the VHBL. I just missed the super collapse by a few weeks. Waiting for the next one! Thanks again, you should set up a paypal donation for the next VHBL release :)

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  16. Mike’s avatar

    This is why you are the best. I cant wait to see what can sprout from a little competition!

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  17. Spyro’s avatar

    Here’s my entry for the Best YouTube VHBL Video Contest :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpZDDLDnkks&feature=youtu.be

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  18. Richard_Wayne’s avatar

    I shot this just after VHBL r148 was released. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0TZ1f3xpkM&sns=em

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  19. natsu’s avatar

    Here’s my entry for the Video contest…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LE22VssolQ

    a very unimaginative one.. sorry for the lack of creativity and good software..:D

    goodluck everyone..

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  20. metalslug53’s avatar

    So, you want video entries, do you? I have an entire YouTube channel dedicated to doing Let’s Plays, Hack Videos, and other cool stuff on the Playstation Vita. However, for this particular contest, I did a spotlight of the VHBL. Here is the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=132GUYf8io0

    If you guys like, subscribe and follow my channel. I do my best to release multiple videos every week.

    ^-^

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  21. Niklg3’s avatar

    this is my video for Contest :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsT01d-S1Xk
    sorry for my english :p

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  22. fate6’s avatar

    here is my entry for the video contest
    http://youtu.be/8X_TGwPMfDE

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  23. niklg3’s avatar

    Good luck and may the best win :)

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  24. gray’s avatar

    now we wait for the winner…:D

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  25. ZgamerR’s avatar

    i think im kind of lat but i had internet issues and i couldn’t upload

    but anyway… at least i tried : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEjlQini2Xs&feature=youtu.be

    its a youtube tutorial series on Vhbl i started. i know im still late but at least i tried

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  26. tylna belka’s avatar

    Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers

    Reply

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