More test results for VHBL on 2.12

Qwikrazor87 has sent me and his beta testers an updated version of his upcoming VHBL port, which slightly increases compatibility. In parallel, one of the beta testers sent me an updated compatibility list, which I reproduce below.

Qwikrazor87′s VHBL port works on the latest PS Vita firmware (currently 2.12). As all VHBL ports so far, it will require to purchase a yet undisclosed game from the PSN, in which an exploit was found which is triggered to run PSP homebrews on the Vita.

A reminder for those of you who are too excited to read: VHBL only runs PSP homebrews, it does not run PSP Isos, let alone Vita isos. We will not be sending the name of the game by email or any other way than the ninja release, followed by a public announcement on this blog. In general, Sony remove the exploited game within 48h of the announcement on this blog.

The exploited game is not available on the JP or EU stores (note: I haven’t tried ALL EU stores), but it is available in the US store (and yes, that probably means the CA store as well). I have been discussing with another hacker about a VHBL release for a game which is available in the EU, but for various reasons this will not be released, at least for now.

It is possible to create a US account on your vita, and to buy US PSN credit even if you do not live in the US. I am also giving away a $20 US PSN Card here

Most of the homebrews below can be downloaded from the VHBL homebrew thread.

Updated Homebrew compatibility list

Working Emulators

  •     Atari 800
  •     CPS1
  •     CPS2
  •     ColEmPSP
  •     EmuMaster
  •     FBAPSP
  •     FCEUltra-PSP
  •     fMSX PSP
  •     GPSP
  •     MVSPSP adhoc
  •     NeoGeoPSP
  •     Nester AoEx R3 (confirmed by 2 testers)
  •     PCEPSP
  •     PLYNX
  •     PSPMame r0.6
  •     PicoDrive (confirmed by 2 testers)
  •     SMS+
  •     SNES9XTYL

Working Homebrew

  •     Ballon Invasion
  •     Blabberbot
  •     BlackJack
  •     Blobby Volley
  •     Block Dude
  •     Blox
  •     Bookr
  •     BrainBoxerBeta
  •     Breakout
  •     Cave Story
  •     CrashCar!
  •     Crazy Snake
  •     Cube Runner
  •     Cubic Zombies
  •     Cubynergy
  •     Deadalus r13
  •     Doodle Jump
  •     Doom
  •     Dragon Ball Z
  •     Evil Teddy
  •     Flyer
  •     GPSP
  •     Gems
  •     Guitar Star
  •     HandyPSP
  •     Hexen 2
  •     How
  •     Jelly Car
  •     Kingdom Of War
  •     Kitten Cannon
  •     Kurok
  •     Lamecraft r56 (confirmed by 2 testers)
  •     Left For quake 0.8
  •     LightWayPSP
  •     Lightning
  •     Mancala
  •     Mario Fusion V2
  •     Mario Gold Rush
  •     Mario Masochism
  •     Mario’s Road v2
  •     NZPortable
  •     Newton Powered
  •     Newton War
  •     Ninja Sudoku
  •     Open Bricks
  •     OpenTTD
  •     P-Tester
  •     PSPBillards
  •     PSPDoxManager
  •     PSPLorer
  •     PSPMinesweeper
  •     PSPReversi
  •     PSPrank
  •     PSRacer
  •     Penguin Snowboarding
  •     Pipeline
  •     Powernoid
  •     Project 3
  •     Purple Motion
  •     Quake
  •     Quake Areana
  •     Really Annoying Level Game
  •     RobotWarriorDC
  •     Rubik’s Cube
  •     ScreenDefender
  •     Silveredge
  •     SnakeSP
  •     SonicTheHedgehog
  •     Sonymon
  •     Spider Solitare
  •     Squarez
  •     Stickman Jump (sometimes freezes when you die)
  •     SuperMarioToy
  •     Tetrabetes
  •     TropasAreas
  •     VIce
  •     Wagic
  •     Whack A Mole
  •     fuse
  •     iDaft
  •     vDrum

Not working

  •     Alex The Aligator
  •     Amoebax
  •     AnotherExplorer
  •     Ascii Attackers From Hell
  •     Atari 5200
  •     Attack of The Mutants
  •     BattleShip
  •     Beatbox
  •     Bumper Harvest
  •     Bunny Tetris
  •     Chicken Invaders
  •     Chocobo
  •     Chuckie Egg
  •     Cosmos Lunar
  •     Crash Bandicoot
  •     Crazy Gravity Portable
  •     Daedalus X64
  •     Dodge The Squarez
  •     Doodle Jump 1.3
  •     Duck Hunt
  •     Duke 3D
  •     emu mame4all v49r2
  •     Feeling
  •     Galactic Breakout
  •     Geometry Wars
  •     gpSP mod
  •     Kill The Cat
  •     Laser Survivor
  •     learnjp09
  •     LightCycle3D
  •     Mame4All
  •     Mario Kart 64 v3
  •     MarioLand
  •     MazeEffects
  •     MedPSP
  •     MobileAssault
  •     Multi Quiz
  •     NeoGeo CD
  •     Nuke The Whales
  •     OpenTyrian
  •     Ozone
  •     Polyon Hockey
  •     PongPSP
  •     Powder
  •     psp2600
  •     PSPaint
  •     PSPCannon
  •     PSPClawExplorer
  •     PSPComic
  •     PSPCopter
  •     PSPEvasion
  •     PSPFiler
  •     PSPixel
  •     PSPkvm
  •     PspManiaV4
  •     PSPPDA
  •     PSPRevolution v0.4
  •     PSPTI 99
  •     Ragdoll Cannon
  •     S4inexcraft
  •     s9xTYLmecm_mod
  •     scummvm-0.13.0-psp (confirmed by 2 testers)
  •     Simon Says
  •     Simple Shoot
  •     Space Combat
  •     SQRXZ3
  •     SuperMethaneBros
  •     SuperMiniMario
  •     SuperTux
  •     Syobon
  •     Uplink
  •     Winnie The Pooh
  •     Xonergy

 

A few key points here are that a huge majority of emulators seem to run fine, PSPFiler doesn’t work, and Nazi Zombies Portable, which was initially announced as not supported, actually seems to work.

 

Stay tuned for the release.

  1. shadowknight1620’s avatar

    dang at the moment I have no $ till Tuesday and the game will be removed by then sad days :(

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    1. shadowknight1620’s avatar

      Yet another known missed exploit… Eventually I will run vhbl on my vita for now I have my PSP and Xperia Play to hold me over. :/

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      1. mrolive’s avatar

        I dont think the exploit will be released that early :)

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        1. shadowknight1620’s avatar

          Sweet! Now I’m getting excited lol

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    2. Sam’s avatar

      What’s a ninja release? Seriously idk what to do:o

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      1. The Budds’s avatar

        It’s when you take a ninja from captivity and release him back into the wild.

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  2. Max7731’s avatar

    Hi is that Daedalus R13 works.?

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    1. Devind1396’s avatar

      Yes you can see it under the “working homebrew” area.

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  3. Dicemen4’s avatar

    Nice now I can play Nazi zombies on my psvita :)

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  4. VictorWei’s avatar

    What is Dragon Ball Z ??I only know that a GBA game and a PSP game have that name

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    1. VictorWei’s avatar

      BTW, Will the exploit game name release in this month ??

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    2. SMOKE’s avatar

      It is a homebrew remake of the DragonBallZ game. I believe it also runs on 2 player, but I have not tried it.

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  5. mike’s avatar

    HEY WOLOLO – I’ve got the apachi over kill exploit… Do you think I should update when this new
    Exploit is released for grabs?? Also do you think tnv or ecfw would be compatatable with 2.12
    Sooner then 2.06?? THANX

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    1. SMOKE’s avatar

      I would, because this exploit has WAY better compatability than AO.
      But, its up to you

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  6. Reddevil’s avatar

    We dont need vhbl we need native vita hack :((

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    1. mrolive’s avatar

      Well you can ask Sony for that. They locked down the vita so hard this time ( to avoid what happend to the psp ) that we need to buy a game from their store for the exploit to work. I wish this was as easy of IOS jailbreaking :(

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    2. the3’s avatar

      Guys like u suck No one is gonna release a vita/new ps3 hack.cause piracy has gone too far and thats all ur worried about the rest of us like the new awsome consoles and just wanna see a little hb so comanys like sony will keep making better devices if u want free gaming get an andriod it has free out the wazoo and then u donthave to beg and complain about something u havent earned or deserve just my opinion on it devs spend month on these kinda projects to enjoy them and hold out on public releases cause they dont want all there hard work to go down the drain overnight just so ppl can have piracy 4 a while till a good game comes out and update and cry again that u need another buy vita games or trade it 4 a note 1 just saying

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      1. ZeroSkys’s avatar

        In summary. If it is hacked then the Vita will die and we don’t want that.

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        1. zick’s avatar

          lol! so that is why the psp is so successful. i bet my ass that if the vita were hacked, it will be as successful as the psp.

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  7. Alberto47’s avatar

    I am anxious to use VHBL read more on your blog will not be published as I do to know the name of the game. I await response

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  8. Crzylegz’s avatar

    So what’s the difrence between the ninja release and the public announcement? So will the ninja release be on another site.

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    1. tinostar91’s avatar

      Ninja release is always little bit before public annoucement, registered users can find it in /talk at top of page, get 1 warning and it will not be shown.

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      1. Crzylegz’s avatar

        Ok,that clears things up,thank you.

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  9. coololo’s avatar

    Cant wait already bought my 20$ psn card in my wallet, daedalus r13 is all i need and gba emu for pokemon, only wish powder worked i love that game.

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  10. Brian’s avatar

    as soon as the game name is released sony will pull it and and release a firmware update. (2.13 or something)

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    1. The Budds’s avatar

      Rumors are that there is a 2.20 firmware in the works.

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  11. Renan’s avatar

    ai tells me the name of the game by email if possible thanks

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  12. brz’s avatar

    Hey, the game is available on brazilian PSN?
    I already have lots of paid games from PSN, then I don’t wanna change the store.

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  13. scooter61686’s avatar

    I feel like i’m being left out of the Ninja release this time :( i used to feel like i got it semi-early but a public release seems imminent…hopefully thats not the case…im have kernel on 2.02 so its not that big of a deal, but still. VHBL is the best for the vita, it keeps it sony’s fault that the Vita isnt doing well because of the games they are releasing not because of piracy. I vote a native vita hack should be held on to if anyone has one (ive heard rumbling around the scene of one existing) and shouldnt be publicly released.

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    1. The Budds’s avatar

      None of us are in really in a place to deserve anything. I’m more glad to see that they do rather then if I got it myself or not.

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  14. San Francisco’s avatar

    Hey wololo will this b a better vhbl then the 2.6 apache mod? Don’t c why I should get this if its the same plz comment had the UNO mod that’s was fun had lost of ps1 games and psp games but my friend update it for me after I told him not to a kernel release is what I would like , don’t get it mix up tho vhbl is fun have lost of gba and snes and other homebrew but it also comes with a lot of bugs the psp is so much better for all this really feal like I use that more then my vita

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  15. Iyokuu’s avatar

    Does it run a psone emulator with sound yet?

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    1. Nate’s avatar

      No, it doesn’t.

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  16. meler’s avatar

    stick to uno :D till ps4 is out i think :( will miss 2.0.2 with full psp mode :D

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  17. Coco’s avatar

    there is a possibility to be changed software? put on it a windows or linux even android?
    I do not understand why it is not fully exploit its potential
    ps vita will die if sony does not come with something new, some accessories for mysterious port, a video output?

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  18. sheon’s avatar

    Pointless and waste of time hack and also waste of money if it cant even play PSP ISOS not everyone that downloads psp isos does it for piracy maybe some of us want to play games we own already but cant play them cause of the format…

    I just want to play kingdom hearts final mix on my psp but it looks like thats not going to happen since this new hack sucks

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Feel free to provide your own hack, if what the community gives you is not satisfying. The lack of iso support is not (only) an ideological one, it’s mostly a technical limitation. So if you feel like adding iso support to VHBL, just open your text editor and start coding, instead of whining.

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      1. azulaeu’s avatar

        I love you for comments like this wololo; it’s always awesome to see you put the ingrates in their place.

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      2. sheon’s avatar

        its still pointless if u cant play iso’s and if any of this Homebrew was worth playing u would submit it to Sony and go legit and every preaches about piracy yet u seem to have no problem pirating old school games….

        These hacks are a waste of time it will be patched anyway

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        1. wololo’s avatar

          1) You fail at basic punctuation and grammar, your posts are extremely hard to read, if you want to have som sort of constructive discussion please make an effort. This is a blog, not an sms client.

          2) If you can’t see the difference between pirating a game that was out 1 year ago, and a game that was out 10 year ago, you also fail at basic economy and ethics.

          3) This site “preaches” against piracy because we respect the law. If you read my blog regularly, you will see that personally I don’t care what you do or don’t do with piracy, it’s a problem with you and your conscience. You want to play psp iso’s? Buy a PSP and install a custom firmware. Problem solved.

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          1. sheon’s avatar

            does not matter is the game is 1 year old or 10 years old its still stealing from the dev’s yet u seem to have no problem with it. u say u respect the law but i call bullshit on that since u seem to have no problem with games thats are 10 years old.

            if ur really against piracy as u say then u would not allow even allow old games to be played and pirated which again makes vhbl useless.

            I own all the games I just want to play them on a better screen and from a memory card i hate disc based software.

          2. wololo’s avatar

            People who have tried to battle me in a fight for “how much they respect the law” have always lost. Point finger as much as you want to other people pirating videogames, then go back to listening your pirated music and watching your pirated TV shows. When you’re done, come to my place, I dare you to find a single pirated videogame on any of my computers.

            By the way, the money you pay for games that were developed 10 years ago, except in very rare situations, does *not* go to the developers of the game. In many cases if you pay for 10 years old games, you are most likely paying the wrong people. Developers, unless they own the intellectual property for the games they work on (which basically only happens for indie), do not get paid 10 years after working on something.

            You don’t enjoy playing your PSP games on UMDS? Buy the game again from the PSN, you’ll be able to play it on both your psp and your vita without the need for a disc.

        2. The Budds’s avatar

          Different strokes for different folks. The main use of CFW at the time I had my psp was for screwing around with the .rco files. Well I could easily of played isos, I found it more fun to mess with editing.

          In the end though, can’t wait for your hack since you say this one sucks.

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          1. gunblade’s avatar

            I jus had the Xbox boot for my psp.. Xp took real long to long ……thought to triple the ram.. Now my vita needs a new back camera…

  19. slenderman’s avatar

    Could you tell us if the game is going to be 10$ or higher because i have 10$ left on my account and i don’t if should buy another 20$ card :S

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    1. mrolive’s avatar

      I would like to know this too….only got 8 bucks on my account

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    2. The Budds’s avatar

      Dr.Evil says 1 BILLON DOLLARS! :P

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  20. Sl1tf1re The Liker’s avatar

    Lamecraft Works OMG ! FuckYeah ! :)

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    1. mrolive’s avatar

      I think 10 dollars is enough. It will most likely be a mini or a cheap five dollar game

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  21. Max7731’s avatar

    How do I know what I’m playstation store.? thank you

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    1. Max7731’s avatar

      EDIT: I live in Quebec

      sorry double post

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  22. antonio’s avatar

    llevo tiempo visitando esta pajina pero nunca me he registrado .como lo hago?

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  23. antonio’s avatar

    una ayudita wololo

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  24. thecoldest1’s avatar

    hey can somebody who knows jus tel me if the relese comes out a week or sumthin bcuz im gettin tired of bein of gettin exited everday thinkin its ganna com

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  25. zombie jesus’s avatar

    Vhbl is better than nothing

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  26. alpha’s avatar

    can the next article be about the cost or something cause your going to piss off allot off people when you release it and its way above peoples wallet

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  27. Sam’s avatar

    Wjats a ninja release?? How does that work out?

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    1. fairy tail ninja’s avatar

      Before going to bed put under the pillow ps vitaa and a ninja will come to give you vhbl (unless you are asleep).

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  28. StanSmith’s avatar

    There has been so much talk about the VHBL I can see a new forced firmware released days after this exploit gets released.

    I really with people would stop talking about things before they are released then we would have a lot more time with our homebrew.

    I dont care whats coming, I care about what is released and so does everyone. If you really want to use the exploit to its full potential then dont talk about it. The sooner $ony find out the sooner they block it and release a new firmware. If these devs didn’t speak a word and just did what they do best when they did finally release it $ony would have to start from then to try and patch it which could take weeks. As its already been weeks since they probably already have a firmware just waiting for the release of this export to release then you can have the export for all of about 2 days before its useless.
    In other words SHUT UP ABOUT IT!

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    1. blitzydaunicorn’s avatar

      Dang im going to be gone the next week. Is there anyway to purchase it on a computer?

      Reply

  29. Devin Smith’s avatar

    You know,im starting to think sony is putting in these exploitable games on purpose just for some extra cash when everyone rushes to get the exploited game.

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  30. Kevin’s avatar

    Quick question, you guys…
    If I get this exploit, can SONY get me banned from PSN or something like that?.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      It might be possible but sony have never banned people for using vhbl so far.

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    2. thecoldest1’s avatar

      Yea bro they wnt becuz people who had hbl on PSP never got banned n PSP wax around for like 7 yrs

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      1. StanSmith’s avatar

        They DO ban PS3 accounts for having CFW on your PS3 and thats the same account as a PSP/Vita account so they can ban you.
        They haven’t directly banned an account for CFW on a PSP but that doesn’t mean they wont start.

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    3. The Budds’s avatar

      At the times I had various exploits and still be able to go online. Never once had a problem.

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  31. Ats’s avatar

    Please, can you test Frontier 1337 on the Vita? I’d really like to know if it works… I’m planning on selling my Vita, unless I can work a bit more on Frontier 1337′s code. Thanks!

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  32. The Budds’s avatar

    The only sadness I have about this release is seeing scummVM not working u_u Is it due to searching for a call not found?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      older ScummVM releases might work, I should test that.
      But yeah, most compatibility issues today are because the exploited game does not import this or that call. ScummVM requires lots of mutex/thread/message related functions that very few games or homebrews use.

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  33. SPoONiE’s avatar

    Qwikrazor87 thanks for sharing your work.

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  34. Ryan’s avatar

    I’m curious about VHBL. Will it be able to run PSP plugins? Like weltall’s cwcheat?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      No. Plugins require PSP Kernel access

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  35. wololo.hack’s avatar

    Ok for those who like saying the vhbl is a waste it really isnt.emulation is the factor of this upcoming expliot.Wololo jr you have to understand that since you
    and suppliers who have the coded files for the Iso’s to be played on the ps vita shouldnt be closed minded about the mainstream supporters dying for that exploit.

    Give the fans what they want if not then quit the gig.

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  36. alpha’s avatar

    i just want to know how much the game cost you dont have to tell me the name or nothing i just want to know if i got enough for the exploit. i mean is it to bad if you tell us the cost, or how much we should have before release? kinda anxious cause my gravity crash exploit was getting old and i just got PSASBR and really needed to update for online, now i just want to get my darling games back i had long ago

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  37. Adams Hit’s avatar

    Too much hassle – I’m on a UK account

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  38. L337Snowman’s avatar

    Have you checked to see if the Australian PSN store has the exploited game? If not, then I think that whoever is in charge of sending out the beta files to testers should really try to find an Australian tester. I have 10-15 friends who own vitas and are waiting on an exploit, we would be delighted if we had somebody over here testing for our region, it would be greatly appreciated.

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  39. tiny tiger’s avatar

    want this so badly

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  40. Rafa’s avatar

    Hi

    this is my first exploit. Which of the homebrews would you recommend?

    Reply

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