On smartphones, tablets, consoles and even PCs, there’s generally Control Center-style functionality allowing you to quickly change the most common settings (volume/WiFi & others) and Sony thankfully bestowed the Vita with the Quick Menu which does just that. In this article, we’re going to be looking at the release of Quick Menu Plus 2.0.0 which is a plugin that aims to improve the Vita’s Quick Menu and some news from TheFlow on yet another PSP game resolution hack!
Quick Menu Plus 2.0.0 released by combining various plugins
Quick Menu Plus allows you to easily change your Vita’s master volume, turn it off and more while coming with some customisability!
As its name suggests, Quick Menu Plus is an all-in-one user-mode plugin for the PlayStation Vita that aims to improve its Quick Menu by adding various features. Starting with version 2.0.0 which was released yesterday, this plugin by cuevavirus combines three separate Quick Menu-related plugins in one which include:
This plugin adds a ‘Power’ section to the Quick Menu that allows you to easily Power Off, Restart or Suspend your console
Adds a ‘Master Volume’ section to the Quick Menu
Other than simply merging three plugins, Quick Menu Plus 2.0.0 also comes with other improvements including the ability to configure how long the Quick Menu takes to pop up, configurable power buttons, custom background styles (original, translucent or black), support for test kit FW 3.60 and a bug fix.
TheFlow creates resolution hack plugin for Tomb Raider PSP allowing it to be played at 960×544 on the Vita!
Fancy playing Tomb Raider Anniversary @ 960×544 on your Vita? With TheFlow’s work, this may soon become possible! (Tweet)
While the PSVita can play all of your favourite PSP titles and also give you easy access to save states & screen filters with Adrenaline, one thing that it doesn’t do is upscale PSP games to its native resolution. This means a 480×272 image being displayed on a 960×544 screen which results in a more pixelated or blurry experience depending on your preference. However, TheFlow has manged to find ways to increase the rendering resolution of some PSP games when played on the Vita through Adrenaline with GTA VCS/LCS and other titles being able to run at 960×544 albeit with reduced performance.
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