Adrenaline-3 released! PSX and save state support (and more)


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77 Responses

  1. Donopatay

    You are late on the news.

    • Donopatay

      The double tapping back to the livearea feature does not work on mine instead it displays the message “Could not find the application.”. Anyone having this problem also?

      • solidsnake

        Changelog v3 fix –
        – Fixed bug where ‘Cannot find application’ would show up instead of returning to livearea.
        – Fixed bug where you couldn’t access the Adrenaline Menu after enabling/disabling wifi.

        • Donopatay

          I cant seem to find that “v3 fix” though in TheFlow’s Github. Even tried downloading again the “” and reinstalling it again hoping that the fix was merged in it but the problem is still there.

          • Donopatay

            Oh wait. I found it. Took a little bit of digging in the links to find the “3.01” release.

    • Aurora

      I’m sorry. It so happens that writing articles takes some time…

      • mxanon

        Urgh, don’t let those bumheads get you down. Not everyone checks Reddit every few minutes, so articles like this are still helpful. Plus to did a great job outlining everything! Thanks for your hard work 🙂

  2. altemecya

    Horray!!! Finally PSOne support with sound!! Thanx TheFlow!!

  3. DarkElementPL

    So PS One classics installed from pkg will now run?

  4. zrtx

    waiting 4 ez installer, pls make it happen asap

  5. Akiyo

    Does this version includes the Right stick camera plugin? Or I must find and add it separately?

  6. b4r1s

    does 100% of PSX games work now? 😮

  7. bigbow

    Does anyone have the same that problem with PS1 games on PS TV ? i get only a small picture in the upper left part of the TV screen

  8. Dan

    Very happy for this release!
    What is the easiest way to install V3 if you have a previous version of Adrenaline already set up?
    Also, how do you run PSX on PSP eboots?

    • Dan

      Nevermind – figured it out! For anyone with the same questions: Easy Installer v1.08 has been updated to install the new Adrenaline version over the old version (leaving all your games intact). You can put the PSX-to-PSP eboot folders in the “Game” folder in pspemu, then they will show up on the Adrenaline menu.

  9. bigbow

    nevermind, need to have settings on TV to automatic resolution

  10. Charles Fasano

    The download should be updated to reflect the v3 fix release.

  11. Name

    Still waiting for a permanent hack. We have everything now besides a permanent hack.

  12. giinova

    Anyone has a tutorial on could guide me on how to install ps1 games on adrenline-3?

    • Lubik

      Run vitashell..uxO/pspemu/creative folder PSP/creative folder GAME.Copy game with folder in folder GAME(gta,mgs,medievil…)Run adrenalin.Game is game is memory stick.Function official settings from Sony.
      Sorry my english.I am czech republic.

      • giinova

        Thanks and no problem. I got your instructions. For anyone else wanting more detailed instruction:
        All games go in ux0:/pspemu/game/.
        The game has to be in eboot.pbp format and in case you are getting black screen when starting Psx game from adrenaline then you are making the same mistake as I am. Don’t leave the compression ratio on 0. Best to keep it at 1 if you don’t want to lose too much quality.

        • Lubik

          Fail directory
          UX0/PSPEMU/PSP/GAME…..heer copy folder with game eboot.pbp
          Copy new files adrenalin 3 in folder Adrenalin? (3 files)

          • giinova

            No you are confusing adrenaline update with ps1 game copying. The three new files go into Ux0:/adrenaline/ folder.

  13. Salar

    You can return to LiveArena by double pressing the PS button
    it should be Live Area not Arena XD come on we dont fight there

  14. marek256

    Guys, I have a strange problem. V2 worked fine, in V3, when I run Adrenaline for first time, I am stuck at the Install 6.61.PBP to memory stick, press X.
    After pressing X, nothing happened. I tried to reboot, restart TaiHen, tried to install Adrenaline manually, also via Installer, and still the same problem. It works on V2 with no problem, only v3 and 3.01 is a problem. Any suggestion would be appreciated

  15. dan

    can i install adrenaline with the old easy installer?

  16. krhym3

    heck yeah, and updating was as easy as pie. already playing doom on psx and it runs great! last version it wouldn’t even open. thanks as always mr flow

  17. Evil Black

    Now all I need is a rumble feature so Psycho Mantis can make my Vita move…

    • ZeroSbr

      That…will never happen, at least not without some sort of 3rd party accessory.

      • Panda

        It *could* happen if you were using a DS3/DS4 controller instead of Vita controls.

        • Panda

          Didn’t read making the Vita move (facepalm) Still, there are other ways to get rumble.

          • ZeroSbr

            Do tell. As far as I know, if rumble is not built into the hardware, it’s not possible on that device without an external piece of hardware. If I’m wrong, I’d love to know why.

          • Bob

            No ZeroSbr, that’s not true! Here is an easy guide to adding a rumble ability to any device.
            Step 1: Very carefully open the device.
            Step 2: Go outside and pick up some rocks, the size is dependent upon the device and how much rumble you want.
            Step 3: Put the rocks in the device and close it.
            Step 4: Shake the device around, and feel the rumble.

          • Bob

            Caution: The Device will most likely break fairly quickly. But at least you get that rumble!

          • ZeroSbr

            Still an external piece(s) of hardware :p

          • Bob

            Oh yeah, good point. I admit defeat

  18. PsyclonDave

    There’s an update of Adrenaline EasyInstaller.

  19. Tonbo

    Digimon World 2003 eboot from Nicoblog doesn’t work, won’t start.

  20. Yexcelsior

    hope they include on the next update, the option to use the analog stick esp on PSX games

  21. Kaneda

    Thanks! Greetings from Perú.

  22. TehCupcakes

    Hopefully this is obvious to everyone, but I think it should be noted…
    “download the 6.61 update”

    This is the PSP firmware update. Want to be extra careful so nobody misinterprets this is “update your Vita”, even though a Vita firmware 6.61 doesn’t exist. 😉

  23. ZeroSbr

    Can’t seem to get FileZilla to work. Is there any way to get stuff where I need it on my Vita through USB?

    • Donopatay

      Is Henkaku running on your device? Because the Vitashell had that USB transfer feature you are talking about for months right now.

      • ZeroSbr

        Yes, Henkaku is on my device. It’s as easy as plugging it into my computer?

        • Donopatay

          Yes, just start Vitashell, press select button to start USB mode and access your PS Vita storage as if it was a “Mass Storage Device” or a “Removable drive”. You may need to disable hidden system files if you are using Windows to see all the folders and files.

        • Bob

          No you need to use the latest vitashell, then go into usb mode, its the select button, then it will be accessible.
          But I’m pretty sure that in order to update vitashell, you will need to get filezilla working.

  24. DJPlace

    finally sound freaking freaking sound!! for vita i love you guys.

  25. ionsin

    when Legend of Mana was played once again in my vita, the unforgettable excellent music makes me tears out of control !
    & Bug report : when running ps1 game in standby mode (run the game but not paly it a few minutes), vita will shut down instead of entering standby mode !

  26. Tonbo

    Bug report: when opening official settings the buttons will effect both settings and psp xmb and will minimize adrenaline app and return to live area every few seconds.

  27. Dissaor

    Any luck running Tales of Phantasia english patched??, I have tried using the POPS loader plugin, but no luck so far

  28. DJPlace

    shoot just forget i can’t install this on my 3.63 vita… SIGH….

  29. Lucas Vieira

    Here is the link with the releases, including the Fix:

  30. Phantom

    Thanks a lot for all this hard work ! TheFlow, you made the PSVita great again ! You rock !

  31. john

    For some reason, i can’t use ctf themes anymore, put everything in the respective folders, but cant make it works.

  32. JohnnyLove007

    How to enter PSX MENU to Streech Screen Size?

    • Donopatay

      The same way your PS VITA does the Official PSP settings but you have to do it while the PSX game is running.

      • Paolo