Half-Byte Loader for the golf exploit (OFW 6.30/6.31)

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Important announcement

I am not supporting the HBL for the golf exploit anymore, and this page will not be updated anymore. For the new HBL versions, please check the HBL main page. The information below is outdated but remains for archive reasons.

What is it?

This page is for HBL on the Golf exploit. This exploit works for PSPs on firmware up to 6.31 included, and requires an unpatched UMD or PSN version of one of the following games: Everybody’s Golf (EU), Hot Shots Golf Open Tee (Greatest hits version prefered) (US), Minna no golf Portable (JP), Everybody’s Golf 2 (EU), Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (US), Minna No Golf Portable 2 (JP), or Minna No Golf Portable 2 “The Best” edition (JP) .

If you have a firmware higher than 6.31, please go back to the HBL main page and select the version that matches your firmware.

This page is the official Download page for Half-Byte Loader. If you have questions please check the FAQ. For the latest news about Half Byte Loader, check the HBL Category on this blog.

Half-Byte Loader (HBL) is an open source Homebrew Loader for the Sony PSP. It allows to play fan-made games on any PSP up to firmware 6.31. HBL allows to run emulators for the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Sega Megadrive, NES, Super NES… and many other applications.

On this page you will find my own works related to the HBL: downloads for the latest version, patched games that improve compatibility, the savegames necessary to trigger the exploit, and other cool stuff.

This page will always be the first one to have a compiled version of my own patches to the SVN, as I will update the SVN and this page simultaneously. This guarantees that you can get the latest compiled version here at the SAME TIME as I upload it to the SVN. I will also announce new releases on my blog here

Downloads




Be sure to choose the version that matches the region of your game!

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (Greatest Hits) (US)




This section is for people who own the US version of the game. This is for the “Greatest Hits” version, if you have another version of hotshots golf, see below.

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Hot Shots Golf Open Tee

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (US)




This section is for people who own the non Greatest Hits US version of the game. If you have the “Greatest Hits” version, see above.

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Hot Shots Golf Open Tee

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (US)




This section is for people who own the US version of the game.

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2

Everybody’s Golf (EU)

This section is for people who own the EU version of the game

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Everybody’s Golf

Everybody’s Golf 2 (EU)

This section is for people who own the EU version of the game’s sequel

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Everybody’s Golf 2

Minna no golf Portable (JP)




This section is for people who own the JP version of the game

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Minna no golf Portable

Minna no golf Portable 2 (JP)

This section is for people who own the JP version of the game’s sequel. If you own “the best” edition, please see below

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Minna no golf Portable

Minna no golf Portable 2 – “The Best” Edition (JP)

This section is for people who own the JP version of the game’s sequel, “The Best” Edition

Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL with Minna no golf Portable 2 (The Best)

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Additional downloads

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Previous Versions

How to use

Check the README.txt file in the zip file 🙂

More Info

HBL is a work in progress and sometimes it might fail to load your favorite homebrew. However we believe it is harmless for your PSP and I personally test my work on several PSPs before releasing it. We are also confident that this program cannot “brick” your psp and it will not void your Sony Warranty.

HBL is open source, the compiled versions I provide are a compiled version of the sources available freely here

Need Help?

If you have questions/issues please go to the official forums

Want to Help?

HBL is a work in progress and we need your help. Bug reports, test reports, and code patches are welcome. I also accept donations if you want to support my releases.

330 Responses

  1. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda1 says:

    there’s a hbl capable with a demo game calls ‘minna-no-sukkiri’

  2. Supremacy2 says:

    Wololo, you’re great!! May force be with you!

  3. This is where it all started for me 🙂

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