Adrenaline: TheFlow taunts upcoming PSP eCFW for PS Vita 3.60
TheFloW says this will be a full fledged CFW for the PSP emu. In essence, this upcoming CFW would be the equivalent of ARK or TN-V, on the latest firmware. For people who have been staying on older firmwares such as 3.18, this could be the main reason to finally jump to 3.60 and give HENkaku (the 3.60 native hack) a try. In other words, Adrenaline will be bridging the gap on the 3.60 hack, bringing it full PSP Custom Firmware support (including homebrews, plugins, and, I have to assume, the obligatory PSP “backups”).
Adrenaline would most likely make VHBL on 3.60 obsolete, and bring advanced PSP support on the PS Vita, which would be awesome.
But TheFloW isn’t stopping here, he’s been hinting a lot at features of his eCFW that PSP CFW did not have until then. For example, plugins that would provide dual analog support within the PSP emulator. Until then, Custom firmwares within the PSP emulator on the PS vita were constrained by the PSP environment and limitations. But with HENkaku giving TheFloW a connection between the PSP emu and the Vita system, clever things can be done, such as adding support for the additional PS Vita hardware, including, but not limited to, its additional input.
Dual analog stick support will of course not magically make PSP games better, but for those that were trying to emulate 2 analog sticks with the digital arrows, it could make them much more playable.
TheFlow also showcased an option menu as part of Adrenaline, which clearly brings the PS Vita look and feel to your old PSP interface. This alone, to me, is extremely exciting. Theflow’s video does not disclose much so far, but the menu apparently lets you enable/disable networks within the PSP, among other things.
6.61 Adrenaline will be a full CFW for the pspemu. No release date, as it’s still unfinished. I work on it whenever I find time.
— TheFloW (@theflow0) October 22, 2016
Initially, TheFloW had been in touch with Colbird to port ProCFW/ARK to firmware 3.60. I do not know if Adrenaline is the result of this collaboration, or if TheFloW ended up taking the matter in his own hands. Coldbird, TheFloW, if you happen to be reading this article, shot me an email at the usual address, or a PM on twitter and I’ll clarify :). Update: ThefloW confirmed he’s working on this alone as Coldbird doesn’t have the time.
An important Note: To install and run Adrenaline, you will need a legit PSP game on your PS Vita account. This can for example be the game you’ve been using for VHBL, or a PSP mini, or a Demo. Just make sure you have one available.
Source: TheFloW on Twitter