News: TheFlow working on a save state plugin for PSVita with a name poll going on & SysDVR 3.0 released for the Switch allowing for screen streaming over network with properly sychronised audio/video!
It’s a fact that the PlayStation Vita had an extremely good run when it comes to homebrew scene releases with some very nice plugins like Electry’s PSVshell being released just 2 months ago. Now, a long-standing request seems to be in the process of being fulfilled as TheFlow is in the process of creating a save state plugin for the Vita! In this article, we’ll also be looking at the release of SysDVR 3.0 for the Switch which brings some cool stuff to the table.
PSVita News: TheFlow announces he’s been working on a save state plugin and is currently looking for names
Without a doubt, one of the most iconic PSVita developers is TheFlow as his software, which includes VitaShell and Adrenaline, is installed on practically any hacked Vita or PSTV console not to mention the hacking solutions such as h-encore & h-encore2 he’s released. While his activity on the Vita front has slowed down a bit, he’s still a disciple of the homebrew scene and yesterday, he tweeted out that he’s been working on a save state plugin in his spare time.
Save states are similar to taking a snapshot of a game in a specific moment in time from which you can continue the game at a later time; they are available in a wide variety of emulators and even in Adrenaline for the PSVita.
While they’re considered cheating by some in the online community, they’re particularly useful for less hardcore gamers who don’t want to waste time by starting a level from the beginning after they fail to make a tricky jump or aren’t successful in defeating a difficult boss.
As of right now, not much information is known about the plugin but TheFlow is currently holding a Twitter poll letting the community choose a name from DejaVu, Chronos, Omoide and Vitality. Currently, no ETA has been given so it may take weeks/months before we see a relase and anyone asking TheFlow for an estimate on Twitter might end up being banned by him 😉
Switch Release: Exelix11 releases SysDVR 3.0 with proper audio / video sychronisation
As we all know, the regular Switch allows you to play games both in handheld mode and on the big screen by docking it next to a TV/monitor. However, Nintendo doesn’t allow you to stream its screen over a local network so if you wish to play Switch games on your laptop or capture live gameplay footage without a capture card, you’re out of luck but thankfully, the homebrew scene has had a solution for a while.
This solution, which goes by the name SysDVR, is a sysmodule by Exelix11 which lets you stream Switch games that support video recording over USB or a local network thus letting you play them on a larger screen without the dock. Furthermore, the sysmodule may see some interest by Switch Lite owners when Team Xecuter releases their hacking solution for the console since it doesn’t support output to a larger screen as it lacks dock support although it’s important to note that there’s the sysmodule comes with a 1 second delay so you’ll see the results of your controller input quite a while later.
Now, SysDVR 3.0 has been released and this comes with:
- RTSP Streaming which means that audio/video are now properly sychronised when using the network streaming mode of the sysmodule
- This also fixes lag issues although they may still happen due to an unstable connection
- It’s now possible to use software such as OBS with SysDVR
- Latency may be slightly higher than previous solutions and it’s recommended to use mpv rather than VLC
- 3 streaming modes have been added and one’s been removed
- +: Direct RTSP from SysDVR (you don’t need SysDVR-client for this)
- +: TCP Bridge
- +: RTSP mode in UsbStream
- -: TCP Streaming Mode (this has been replaced by a TCP bridge mode)
- The USB Streaming client has been renamed to SysDVR-Client
You may grab SysDVR 3.0 from this link. It’s important to check out the README as the setup guide has been changed significantly with this release. You may donate to Exelix11 on Patreon to get earlier access to new updates.
In the Switch scene, there have been some other releases including sys-clk-Overlay which uses Tesla in order to provide an on-screen overlay for changing overclocking settings. The emulation scene has also seen some stuff including byuu 0.8 and the publishing of an interesting read about the GBA Infrared Adapter on Shonumi’s Page.