TheFlow is known for creating awesome software, such as VitaShell and h-encore, and distributing it for free and now, he’s released three Patreon exclusives to the general public! These exlusives are dual analogue stick plugins for three PSP games namely Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid and 2 Prince of Persia games!
What are dual analogue stick patches? Why are they needed?
Dual analogue stick patches are small plugins that allow PSP games run in Adrenaline to use the dual analogue stick efficiently.
Some games like Ratatouille don’t need a plugin as Sony’s official settings work well enough (Image from the Video Games Museum)
While Sony implemented some similar functionality to the PSP emulator found on the Vita, it isn’t perfect as the available button mapping combos don’t feel right on all titles. Furthermore, some titles don’t allow for smooth camera control with Sony’s official right analogue stick mapping which is something that could hinder your game experience.
These patches are here to solve these issues by giving a greater range of camera viewing angles and substituting awkward button mapping for the right analogue stick. As these patches aren’t too hard to do if one understands MIPS (the PSP CPU’s architecture) assembly, a pretty large number of these are available in an all-in-one plugin called Camera Patch Lite. Unfortunately, some games require more tinkering to hack in dual analogue stick support and this is where TheFlow’s plugins come into play!
TheFlow’s recent Patreon plugin releases
Early last month, TheFlow created a Patreon and he gave his supports some perks in the form of early homebrew/plugin releases. However, TheFlow is nice enough to also release these Patreon exclusive plugins to the public for free after a while and he’s recently released the following:
Metal Gear Solid Remastered
A plugin that enables dual analogue stick camera look on the PSVita/PSTV via Adrenaline.
This adds support for camera rotation with the right analogue stick. It doesn’t have anything to do with the Kingdom Hearts Remix games, which are remasters, on PS3 and PS4!
Prince Of Persia Remastered
This plugin supports both Prince of Persia Revelations and Rival Swords
There are also dual analogue stick plugins for GTA L/VCS, Tomb Raider, Splinter Cell and Resistence: Retribution if you fancy those games!
You may now play Metal Gear on steroids through your PSVita! (Image from EmuParadise)
To get these plugins, simply follow the link below and make sure to read the README for install instructions. If you wish to support TheFlow and look at a picture of his face ($32+/month donators), simply follow the link below!
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