[PS Vita] – PC Link First Public Beta Release
I’m sure many of us remember the good ol’ PSP-disp (a program that enables the use of a Playstation Portable as an additional monitor in Windows), and I’m sure there’s a lot of who were hoping for a VITA equivalent after henkaku made its way. Well, look no further for developer arkanite has made a public release on his beautiful homebrew, PC Link. This homebrew was also released as a Christmas present for the VITA homebrew community, so thanks Arkanite!.
What is PC Link?
PC Link is a homebrew for the PS Vita that streams and control content from your PC to the VITA. Your VITA is being essentially treated like another monitor in this case. Keep in mind, the program is still in beta stages, so some things may not work.
I am moving PC Link into Open Beta for everyone to play with over the holiday break.
There is still a lot to do, including fixing Audio support but enough has been completed to have a little fun with.
Now that I’ve finished with work for the year (great sigh of relief), i will be focusing on PC Link a lot more over the holidays, as well as a new project, which I’ll talk about in more in a separate post.
How to set it up?
- First download the latest public release here.
- Unzip the archive, and copy over the pclink vpk from the vita app folder onto your PS Vita.
- Install the vpk, and run the PC Link application on your PS Vita.
- Now enter the streamer folder on your PC, and the run the Pclink.exe (32/64 bit) file depending on your system. Make sure to hit “allow access” if it asks you to.
- On your PS Vita, select “Connection Manager” and tap the “+” button on the top right. Enter a name for the label, and then enter your PC’s IP address. (How to find your IP address)
This is a fantastic addition to the homebrew community, and I can only see it getting better with each release. I highly recommend anyone who’ve tried this and loved it to support Arkanite by being a patron. He’s done a lot for the community, he’s also the co-developer of VITA homebrew browser, and the main developer behind PSP Homebrew browser. On top of this, he’s also working on a Day-Z equivalent homebrew game for the VITA, so stay tuned!