Portable Final Burn Alpha released – GekiHEN contest
Developer ‘cpasjuste’, who ported UAE4ALL to the Vita, has ported an emulator to the PSVita once again. It seems that some developers never stop adding to Vita’s library of software! This time around, the homebrew in question is Portable Final Burn Alpha, an arcade systems emulator.
What’s Portable Final BurnAlpha?
Final Burn Alpha is a multiple arcade system emulator that’s available on various platforms. It can emulate NeoGeo, Capcom and Konami arcade machines amongst others. This emulator also has a RetroArch core but it’s always nice to have alternatives. Portable Final Burn Alpha brings about an easy to use interface for selecting zipped ROMs to play. This version has an ARM Assembly core for emulating 68k machines (i.e the CPU found in arcade cabinets it emulates) for better performance. A very easy to use menu can be accessed by pressing SELECT and you can set options pretty easily.
Nice! Where can I get this homebrew from?
PFBA can be obtained from the GekiHEN’s contest web page in VPK format. The VPK requires access to all permissions (unsafe hombrew) so be very careful where you get it from! Simply place ROMs in ux0:/data/pfba/roms in ZIP format to start gaming! Keep in mind that you get a huge ROM list but you can only play games you have the files for (duh!). You can view the instructions on how to use everything on the GekiHEN entry page for this homebrew. Happy arcade gaming without spending an avalanche of quarters 😉
GekiHEN page: http://gekihen.customprotocol.com/en/project/pfba
GitHub page: https://github.com/Cpasjuste/pfba