PlayStation Classic: BleemSync 1.0 release date fixed for tomorrow at 1PM GMT+1 – A big release with integrated RetroArch for more emulators, PC app for easier installation and faster boot times among other things!
BleemSync 1.0 has been in development for quite a while and release dates have been pushed back a few times. However, the folks behind BleemSync 1.0 are now dead serious about finally releasing it and that will be happening in less than 18 hours!
What is BleemSync? What’s so great about the 1.0 update?
If you’ve been following the PlayStation Classic hacking scene, then you’ll know that BleemSync is the go-to hacking solution for this micro-console. Thanks to the team behind it, BleemSync is receiving active support and is turning the PlayStation Classic into what it should’ve been in the first place by allowing you to add your own games to it, letting you run a better PlayStation 1 emulator with more save states and a whole slew of other things.
BleemSync 1.0 has so much hype around it because not only is it a stable 1.0 release but also because of the following features:
- Built-in RetroArch
- With RetroArch, you can emulate other consoles such as the NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance, Genesis and most recently the PSP!
- A boot-menu allowing you to choose between RetroArch and BleemSync upon boot-up
- A PC application to make the installation of BleemSync easier
- This is to be available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems
- Support for NTFS and exFAT which are filesystems that are significantly better than FAT32 for your pendrive
- Boot time improvements
- Folder support so that you can manage your PS1 titles better
- Custom background music support in game selection screen
- Many other features like PBP support and support for custom RetroArch themes
When is it being released? How can I get it?
In order to make sure that the 1.0 goes out smoothly, the BleemSync team decided to release a closed pre-release that’s only available to testers and YouTubers.
According to a comment on Reddit, Swingflip said that this was as a precaution to avoid a botched release. This was largely due to some major issues that arised when they were putting the 1.0 release together. The thing that went wrong was fixed after a 48 hour bug fixing session and now, everything seems to be in order.
For the general public, BleemSync 1.0 will be available at 1PM GMT+1 (noon @ GMT) tomorrow (January 23, 2019). To grab this updated version, you will probably be able to get it from this GitHub release page.
Installations instructions may be a bit different as BleemSync 1.0 should be bundled with a desktop application to quicken the installation process. However, there may also be a zipped version of the software which would only require you to copy it over to a cleanly formatted FAT32 pen drive titled SONY.
For now, the only thing you can do is wait a few hours but ModMyClassic have been nice enough to provide a countdown timer that you can look at to soothe your waiting woes 🙂
Video demonstrating BleemSync 1.0 pre-release in action. Wololo isn’t affiliated with the video’s channel and it’s being provided for informational purposes