Adrenaline is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, hack that the taiHEN scene has. Of course, there are a few shortcomings and one that I find the most annoying is that you lose your savestates when updating to a newer version. Developer ‘DavisDev’ (GitHub) has finally come to our rescue and solved the issue with his new utility called Adrenaline States Manager.
What’s Adrenaline States Manager?
As the name suggests, it’s a utility that lets you manage your Adrenaline save states. With this you can do a variety of stuff such as:
Change the version of savestates. This lets you keep your savestates useable if you upgrade/downgrade Adrenaline (if you downgrade, you must do so to a version that supports savestates of course)
View information about the savestates. This can let you have an idea of what save states you have without having to open Adrenaline
It has a network update function which reminds you when the utility is updated
This utility has one major advantage over Adrenaline’s savestate manager and that is being able to change the version of the savestates. Something that I would like to see in a future version is the ability to backup/import savestates easily so you can continue your game from another Vita/PSTV more easily. Something else that I’d like to see that may or may not be out of reach would be to add a convertor to let you play the savestates in a PSP/PSX emulator. This application is written in ONElua and it requires extended permissions. Make sure you don’t change the version number of the savestate to a non-existent version of Adrenaline as it may or may not cause issues…..
Adrenaline States Manager in action
How do I get it?
As of right now, it’s not available on VitaDB. That means that you must download it from the link below. Don’t get it from a source you don’t trust as homebrew that requires system permissions (like this one) can potentially harm your Vita if it has malicious code in it. Report any issues to the developer ‘DavisDev’ who is Davis Nunez on Twitter.
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