Sony has made many boneheaded decisions with the Vita. So much so that the Vita stops being a console and almost becomes a disaster, an exercise in how to do every single thing wrong when releasing hardware, bar taking cheap shots at their competitors for funsies (yeah Sony, I haven’t forgotten Kevin Butler). Out of those many bonehead decisions, possibly one of the worst was forcefully tying saved game backups to the entire game. Having to backup 3.1GB of Ar NoSurge when all I want is to save the game data is beyond unrealistic. The kicker? You can backup your saves alone… if you pay for PS+. Well, if you wanted more excuses to dump your own games and play them that way, now you have Vita Save Manager thanks to developer d3m3vilurr.
Vita developers really hate GUIs, don’t they?
What is Vita Save Manager?
As the name implies, Vita Save Manager is a tool to backup your decrypted saved game data only so you can keep it safely stashed wherever you want. The downside is that you can only do this with games you’ve decrypted or carts. But with mods and plugins popping up left and right for decrypted games, it is becoming a better deal for us Vita users to dump our own games so we can use all these extra features. Whatever you do, DO NOT try to backup the savedata of an undumped PSN game. You will lose it, no recovery possible.
Changelog/feature for Vita Save Manager 0.3:
alpha release. support cartridge & vitamin games dump datas have compatibility with rinCheat and also data store into ux0:data/rinCheat
Support screen scrolling; now can use more then 20 games. Always use screen bottom area for print button commands Some code clean up 🙂
Add helper messages Detect cartridge for save dump
Download Vita Save Manager
To download and use Vita Save Manager, all you need to do is go over to the d3m3vilurr‘s GitHub and download the latest release. As usual, if you want here is the direct link.
Another great release and one less thing that keeps us in the clutches of Sony. Enjoy!