(Video) VHBL on Vita 2.12: early test results

Qwikrazor87′s port of VHBL for the vita 2.12 is coming soon, and I have been doing some early tests to check compatibility. The goal here is not to make people wait even longer for a release, but to let you guys know what to expect for this release in terms of homebrew compatibility. Some of our previous releases has been lacking a bit of testing, and I’d like to avoid that this time, so that people know what they are getting.

Please keep in mind that those are my tests, in some specific conditions, with some specific versions of the homebrews. When a homebrew I tested worked, that’s pretty much a guarantee it will work for you. When a homebrew I tested did not work, it only means that the version I tested did not work. Bottom line is, compatibility should be in general better than what my tests show, as people tend to find versions of their favorite homebrew that will work. Of course, kernel mode homebrews are (as usual) out of the question.

In general, the homebrews I’ve tested came directly from SMOKE’s gigantic VHBL homebrew thread here.

Overall, Qwikrazor87′s port of VHBL feels pretty solid to me, with good compatibility.

I’ve added a few videos below to get you excited about this release. Retro gamers should rejoice, as many emulators seem to work fine in my tests :)

Homebrews that worked in my tests

  • Wagic (Heroic Fantasy Card game)
  • Bookr (PDF Reader)
  • Hexen 2 (FPS)
  • Quake (FPS)
  • Doom (FPS)
  • Silveredge (horizontal Scroll shooter)
  • Lamecraft (Minecraft clone)
  • Nesterj (NES emulator)
  • Picodrive (sega genesis emulator)
  • gPSP (Game Boy Advance emulator) -  Note: exiting this homebrew crashes VHBL, but this is a constant issue with all VHBL ports so far, not specific to this exploit
  • Snes9xTYL (Super NES emulator)

Homebrews that did not work in my Tests

  • Duke3D (possibly because I did not have the right resource files)
  • OpenTyrian
  • Daedalus X64 (haven’t tried the original Daedalus yet)
  • ScummVM 0.13.0 (haven’t tried a newer or older version yet)

Remember, homebrews that did not work in my tests could have been an oversight.

Stay tuned for the release, and enjoy the videos below. In the meantime, any homebrew you’d like me to test?

 

  1. spoonie’s avatar

    Yay snes!!!

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  2. Lycanthrope92’s avatar

    Is there anyway we can be notified when VHBL 2.12 is released ?
    e.g. Email notification ?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Ninja release. Look in the forum for details.

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  3. trunk208’s avatar

    Noooooo N64 :O

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  4. Prince Dess’s avatar

    how do we get notified of the exploit game release before it gets taken down I really badly want to run Emulation and homebrews on my vita as I have been waiting since Vita’s Release to have this possible and have always been to late to get VHBL . help would be very very appreciated :)

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Ninja release, there is a sticky in the vita forum.

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  5. Rodrix’s avatar

    would have compatibility iso psp?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      No, homebrews only.

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  6. G36cBossMan’s avatar

    What abbout nazi zombies portable?? I must know lol

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    1. qwikrazor87’s avatar

      I tested it out on my PSP (no Vita), and solo mode works, I haven’t tested adhoc/infrastructure mode though.

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  7. wraddek’s avatar

    Well, I’ve had a (uncalled for) warning for something… no ninja release for me Dx -Thx mods :’(

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      If you disagree with a warning you got, please do PM me, in some cases I can patch things up if I can confirm it was a mod in a bad mood. Keep in mind that warnings wear out after a while too, they’re not permanent.

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      1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

        he got a warning for triple posting after being explicitly told not to make more than one post at the same time, so it wasn’t uncalled for as he says.

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  8. somthing something something light side’s avatar

    Hey Mr Wololo could this run a mame emulator?

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    1. JeoWay’s avatar

      I tried it and the version I used didn’t work :(

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  9. ps3y2kvirus’s avatar

    Sounds like you had your hands full with testing for us Wololo Thanks! And Thanks Qwikrazor87 for bring VHBL to OFW 2.12 and your effort!

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  10. ron’s avatar

    can you test emumaster (masterboy)3.0 thanks

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    1. qwikrazor87’s avatar

      I have tested EmuMaster V3.GX FF VIII Edition on my PSP and it works.

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  11. DXcool223’s avatar

    Wow No N64 Emu :( well thats why i wanted to get this is there any way you can fix this kinda crash lol or can you test the original Daedalus Thanks… and by the way do new people get the Ninja release

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      hold on, he said he didn’t tested older Daedalus versions, some of them usually work well with most exploits

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  12. j_lo1992’s avatar

    i really excited.

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  13. Archaga’s avatar

    First World Problems:
    Really want emulators on my Vita but have to keep updating to take advantage of PSN+ :/

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  14. Brian’s avatar

    dear wololo i can’t find the sticky for the ninja release in the fourms (i want to get the game before it gets pulled from the psn store) please reply back A.S.A.P thanks

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  15. Ice’s avatar

    Daedalus r13 should work.

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  16. ron’s avatar

    thanks for answer its really appreciated. i will wait for the ninja release in forum. thanks for all the works to you two!

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  17. pleas?’s avatar

    not to sound bitchy and all, but isnt it about timeto fully concentrate on a native vita hack?

    what is even the pointof having a downgraded psp in your vita-hands

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Oh, you’re right, why didn’t we think about that? Thanks for volunteering, do get back to me as soon as your native vita hack is ready!

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  18. phil87700’s avatar

    Hi Thanks for all this.
    Does JELLY CAR work?

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    1. qwikrazor87’s avatar

      Yes, JellyCar works.

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  19. phil87700’s avatar

    And also BUGS?

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  20. sa-chan’s avatar

    What is the game it is hack now

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    1. JeoWay’s avatar

      The game is undisclosed. No public release yet. Check back here for updates…

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  21. naunau78’s avatar

    Is this VHBL is available in the EU ps store ?

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    1. JeoWay’s avatar

      I believe its only available in the US :P

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    2. tinostar91’s avatar

      No, it isn’t. Only US store but wait for Z’s exploit, that’s only EU

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    3. Ice’s avatar

      There will be eur exploit release too, with nearly exactly same compatibility.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXVOl2jxbrc

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  22. manolete’s avatar

    how much cost the game ? 5 ~ 1 $ ?

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  23. DXcool223’s avatar

    well thats what i want to know too but they will probably not tell us i put 10.00 in my psn account hope thats can get it

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  24. ron’s avatar

    Please can you tell me if the game is available in canada thanks again for answers

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  25. Jomann’s avatar

    Can the homebrew be made to run in vita’s native resolution, or is there a hack that allows it? do the homebrew take advantage of the vita’s hardware capabilities?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Basically, no.

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  26. Wololojr’s avatar

    Dear wololo I browsed the forums and i didn’t find what i was looking for. I used open Cma but it didn’t work. So I take it that there is no way to activate a vita offline without updating. …

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    1. fate6’s avatar

      transfer a game with a PS3 and it should activate
      (its written on the forums somewhere)

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  27. kevin’s avatar

    how about ps1? :3

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  28. G36cBossMan’s avatar

    Does nazi zombies portable work with it? I must know lol

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  29. Joshua’s avatar

    am i missing something i clicked all the links trying to figure this out and someone email me to try and get this expliot if it really is released before i lose my chance please?

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  30. michael’s avatar

    can you test pspdisp?

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  31. Ninja’s avatar

    Borderlands 2 PS Vita FTW

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  32. Big Al’s avatar

    2 things, 1 does psp revolution work on this? And 2, can you please let me know what the exploit game will be?

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  33. Sleep’s avatar

    Is it Paper wars?

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  34. Enrique’s avatar

    Gpsp & Lamecraft!!!

    yayyyyyy :D

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  35. NNNRT’s avatar

    What about Filer? Does it work?

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  36. razor’s avatar

    Amigo wololo chico, when will we be expencting the ninja release of the new exploid?

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  37. Chaz Bradley’s avatar

    Can we see if a Ps1 and N64 emulator will run on this ( 2.12 exploit ) ? i’m new to the subject and just got a ps vita.

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  38. Chaz Bradley’s avatar

    also I just registered on the site in hopes of becoming part of the ninja release, but where might i find it when it is time or will we receive the information ( i’m sorry for being an annoying noob right now )

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    1. m4dpcb0t’s avatar

      Read the ninja releases, it explains everything clearly.

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  39. Brian’s avatar

    my quess for the ninja release would be next week don’t count on the weekend

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  40. Brian’s avatar

    I’m looking forward to the ninja release

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  41. tom’s avatar

    i am new to ps vita homebrew…what kind of a risk (if any) is there of the vita getting banned from psn / bricked? i.e., impossible, possible, certain?

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