Less than 24 hours ago, TheFlow tweeted out about his work regarding a DualShock 3/4 plugin for the PSVita and support for local multiplayer in PS1 games when running on the PSVita via Adrenaline. Apparently, for TheFlow ‘soon’ means less than 24 hours and low and behold, he’s released MiniVitaTV and Adrenaline 6.7!
What is MiniVitaTV?
Apparently, soon means less than 24 hours for TheFlow!
MiniVitaTV is the plugin that TheFlow mentioned yesterday on Twitter. This plugin uses the DualShock 3/4 driver found in official PSTV firmware and as a result you can:
Connect up to 4 DualShock 3/DualShock 4 controllers to your PSVita. You can use any configuration you want as DualShock 3 and 4 controllers can work together at the same time.
Play games that support local multiplayer on your PSVita provided you have enough controllers! Examples of games that support local multiplayer on the PSTV (and now the PSVita thanks to this plugin) are Metal Slug 3, Badlands GOTY and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
It must be noted that this plugin only supports official DualShock 3/4 controllers as of now so fakes won’t work. Furthermore, it has the following bugs which you should keep in mind when using it:
PSVita buttons can’t be used when this plugin is in use
If you press the DualShock 4’s touchpad when using Adrenaline, Adrenaline will crash.
As MiniVitaTV uses official PSTV drivers to do its job, you can use the stock settings app to pair up your DS4 controller!
MiniVitaTV comes in two kernel plugins and you must install both of them in the *KERNEL section in taiHEN’s config.txt. Pairing up your controllers is quite simple so you’ll get your DS3/DS4 working on your PSVita in no time if you follow the instructions linked below!
Adrenaline 6.7 released
Adrenaline is TheFlow’s famous ePSP hacks that turns your PSVita into a PSP on steroids thanks to screen filters, save states, the full XMB experience and much much more. In anticipation of the above plugin, TheFlow updated it to version 6.7 which brings about support for local multiplayer in PS1 games when using the PSVita! Obviously, to be able to use local multiplayer, you need to install the plugin on your PSVita and have at least 2 controllers connected.
This update isn’t very useful for PSTV users as the device supports local multiplayer in PlayStation 1 games out of the box. However, as network updating via XMB started working again with Adrenaline 6.6, you might as well install this update even if you don’t need the added feature.
With Adrenaline, you can now do PS1 local multiplayer on the go if you have controllers on you that is!
If you encounter any issues with the software mentioned above, simply report them in the Issues tab on the GitHub links below. If you wish to suppport TheFlow, you may also give him a few bucks through the Patreon link below! All the software in this article is available for free regardless of whether you’re a Patreon supporter or not.
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