Vita, Switch & 3DS Releases: Background FTP server for the PSVita that can run while playing games, Status Monitor Overlay for the Switch for viewing hardware stats and an Amiga 500 emulator for the 3DS!
Over the weekend, console homebrew scenes have seen quite a few interesting releases with stuff being released for the PSVita, Switch and 3DS with the latter’s homebrew scene seeing a bit of a revival recently. In this article, we’ll be looking at BGFTP, Status Monitor Overlay and uae3DS.
PSVita and Switch Releases: BGFTP and Status Monitor Overlay
This time around, the plugin is called BGFTP and as its name hints, it’s a homebrew utility letting you run an FTP server in background on your hacked PlayStation Vita or PlayStation TV.
Through this, you can copy ROMs and other types of files to your console while playing games or using your favourite homebew without having to be stuck in VitaShell all the time. Other than simply being pretty convenient, BGFTP also comes with the ability to send you notifications relating to the status of your file transfers so that you can keep an eye of what’s going on.
Moving over to the Switch, masagrator, who’s released numerous 60FPS mods for commercial games, has released Status Monitor Overlay. This overlay homebrew, which makes use of the recently released Tesla environment, lets you see some statistics about the functioning of your system including:
- CPU usage
- CPU, GPU & RAM frequency
- RAM usage categorised into Total, Application, Applet, System and System Unsafe
- SoC, PCB & Skin temperatures
- Fan Rotation Speed
Status Monitor Overlay updates on-screen information every second and you may exit it by holding the left and right stick simultaneously. In the future, masagrator plans to add statistics about GPU usage and the ability to reduce window size.
You may read more about it and download it from its GBATemp Thread.
3DS Release: uae3DS emulator letting you emulate the Amiga 500
Recently, things in the 3DS’ homebrew scene have started looking up again with quite a few releases with the release of 3DSync, Twilight Menu++ 12, 3DStris, Universal Updater 2.3.0 and more.
Now, the 3DS has just received a new piece of homebrew called uae3DS which is a port of uae4all letting you emulate the Amiga 500.
This port, which was released by Badda this weekend, is currently work in progress but performance is said to be pretty good on both the Old and New 3DS which allows many titles to be playable according to the developer. In the future, there are plans to add quite a few features including:
- A CIA version
- Some form of auto-updater presumably making use of an internet connection
- Keyboard and mouse functionality on the bottom screen
- Key mapping with the ability to save combos to SDCard
- Autofire functionality
- An option to get rid of black borders and do screen scaling/zooming
- Other stuff like moving the status bar to the bottom and attaching/mounting a directory on the SDCard as an emulated hard drive
You may read more about uae3DS and find its download links on its GBATemp thread.
Other than these releases, Cemu 1.17.2, a Wii U emulator, was publicly released as Cemu 1.17.2b after its Patreon exclusivity period ended. This update brings some fixes related to Vulkan and improves multi-core support with some reporting improvements in TLZ: The Wind Waker (changelog).