ePSP game bubbles have been something that a lot of PSVita users have desired on FW 3.60 for quite a while as they were available on some older ePSP hacks. Now, thanks to “leecherman”, you may install ePSP game bubbles of your favourite games in LiveArea without fiddling around with plugins since the custom bubbles are now in VPK format!
A custom ePSP bubble of GoW: Ghost of Sparta!
What’s Adrenaline Bubble Booter VPK Edition?
As its name suggests, Adrenaline Bubble Booter VPK Edition lets you create an ePSP bubble in LiveArea so you can directly start your PSP games from there. While previous releases made you fiddle around with taiHEN’s config.txt as they were in plugin form, this version makes life easier.
Adrenaline Bubble Booter VPK Edition supports Adrenaline-6 and has a great UI for creating the bubble. To install a custom bubble, this is what you need to do:
Install “‘AdrBubbleBooterInstaller.vpk” bundled in the RAR file below and open it so that you have the required files installed to actually use LiveArea bubbles created with Adrenaline Bubble Booter Creator. Obviously Adrenaline-6 needs to be installed to use this.
Adrenaline Bubble Booter Creator!
Fill in the fields in the Adrenaline Bubble Booter Creator application bundled in the RAR file so that you can create and customise your bubble to your liking. You need to put in information such as the game path (from ms0:) and the images you want to use for the LiveArea bubble. You may leave some image fields empty and the default images will be used instead.
That’s it! Install the VPK you created with Adrenaline Bubble Booter Creator on your PSVita and enjoy your new bubble!
Important: Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the created VPKs to install when I put in my images. VitaShell returned error 0x8010113D and according to online questions, it seems to have something to do with the PNG files not being properly processed for LiveArea. I have tried processing the PNG files (ICON0 and PIC0) with pngquant (they are directly from the ISO itself) but they still didn’t work. Fortunately, VPKs still install if you only change the bubble name. Hopefully, this will be rectified in a future release.
To get this utility/hack, follow the link below. If you have any issues, report them to “leecherman” in a civil manner so that we get fully functional ePSP game bubbles on our HENkaku-enabled PSVita/PSTVs soon!
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