Trackplug v1.0 (GekiHEN Contest Entry)
It’s great to see how many developers have picked up the GekiHEN contest challenge and started creating various homebrew games and applications for the PS Vita. We even got a calculator application for the Vita now! It really has been an unpredictable contest, that will be still going until January 27th! I hope that we keep getting all these amazing releases at the current pace and I can’t wait to see what comes next. In this case, developer Rinnegatamante brings us another nifty little utility that some of you out there may actually find useful in case you regularly use websites like HowLongToBeat.com or Backloggery.com since it allows you to track how long you spend playing each game you own on your Vita. The downside is that you can only do this on dumped games since it is a plugin and therefore uses a .suprx file to do all the calculating.
What is TrackPlug?
TrackPlug is a utility to track how long you spend playing each of your dumped games of the PS Vita. It comes in a package containing both a VPK installer file and a .suprx plugin, the application itself only serves the purpose of letting you manage the games you are tracking and deleting those you aren’t playing/don’t want to have listed. The plugin file is the one doing all the tracking that you can consult in the application.
How-to use TrackPlug
How to install:
– Install the VPK file
– Place the .suprx file in ux0:/plugins
– Add the line “ux0:plugins/TrackPlug.suprx 1” inside the ux0:/plugins/game.txt file
How to use:
The plugin will automatically take playtime info. You can use the TrackPlug vpk application to see current playtime status for every game you started at least once.
Triangle – Delete current playtime status for selected game
Up / Down – Change selected game status
L / R – Change game ordering type
Select – Change colors for the background
Why the VPK is marked as unsafe:
That’s why the application requires ur0:/appmeta and ux0:/app access to grab title and icon for tracked games.
To download this new entry into the GekiHEN contest, just click here to go over to the application’s page on their website and download the two files you will need to be able to use this. After that, just follow the instructions above and enjoy!