VHBL for Super Collapse 3

What is it?

Vita Half-Byte Loader is a project to port the PSP homebrew loader HBL to the Playstation Vita, through the PSP emulator on the Playstation Vita.

This is the official VHBL download page for people who own a copy of the PSP Game Super Collapse 3. If you don’t own this game, go back to the VHBL page to see if we have a version of VHBL working with a game you own.

Check the VHBL page for more details on this tool.


Choose the file that matches your version of the game:

How to Install and Run HBL on Super Collapse 3

  • It is *strongly* recommended that you turn of all wireless connections on your PS Vita, and that you use OpenCMA on your PC instead of the regular CMA. This is recommended because otherwise your console has a way to force you to upgrade the firmware even before you get a chance to use the exploit.
  • Extract the HBL archive matching your version of the game in your CMA PSP Savedata folder. It is a folder on your PC named PSSAVEDATA/[lots of random characters here]. If you don’t know where it is, check your settings in CMA
  • Connect your PS Vita to the PC through the CMA, it should give you the possibility to copy the savedata from your PC to the Vita. If not, you probably extracted it in the wrong folder. (Note: You will also want to install some homebrews with a similar technique, read the section below)
  • To run HBL, start the game, select “Continue” in the Main Menu. Load the VHBL savegame, then go to “High Scores”. At this point, VHBL should start

How to Install and Run Homebrews

Installing homebrews on the PSP was an easy task. On the Vita, until better solutions are provided, it’s quite a pain in the ***.
The CMA will only let you copy savedata, and will not recursively browse folders.

To address this, HBL comes with a tool that can extract archives with a specific structure.

Packaging the homebrew for installation on the Vita:
1) download PSP homebrews from your favorite website
2) extract the homebrew somewhere on your hard drive, and with your favorite utility, zip it again with the *store* setting (no compression), in a file that you will name “install.zip”
3) take any PSP savedata (but not the one used for HBL!), and add the “install.zip” to that folder, in your PC CMA folder. so your PSP Savedata will look something like this:
in folder PSSAVEDATA/1a2b3c4def5678/UCUS12345000/ (or something like this) you will have the following files:
– ICON0.png
– PIC1.png
– DATA.bin
– install.zip

Here you can download an example of packaged homebrew: Doom

1) run OpenCMA on your PC, and CMA on your Vita
2) copy the previously packaged SAVEDATA (see above) with your homebrew in “install.zip” on your Vita
3) run HBL (how to run HBL is explained in the previous section)
4) navigate with the HBL menu to the SAVEDATA folder, then go to the folder you just downloaded (in my example, UCUS12345000), and click cross or circle on it
5) At this point, the HBL menu should ask you if you want to install the homebrew. select yes, and wait until HBL is done extracting your homebrew
6) The homebrew is now installed, and you can run it by going to the GAME folder, if everything went well, a new subfolder with your homebrew has been created here, and you can run the homebrew

Need more help? Check our forums for more downloads and tutos


If you are looking for older versions of VHBL for this exploit, check the /downloads page here

OpenCMA is strongly recommended to install if you want to use VHBL. Open CMA is a tool by Virtuous Flame that allows you to copy files from and to your vita without being connected to the internet. This is useful, especially if you don’t want Sony to forcefully update your firmware.

Looking for homebrews that run on VHBL? Check this list of 15 essential homebrews that run fine with VHBL

114 Responses

  1. fate6

    works for me in US but gives error after exiting game

  2. redcero

    Hey, I copied a homebrew and it apparently I did it wrong cuz it won’t work. How do I delete it so it doesn’t take up space on my memory card?

    • redcero

      if anyone is like me and didn’t know how to delete, i think this is the right way, you can go to settings then application data management then add-on data (psptm) and there should be some corrupted data. Find out which is which by size and delete. I installed a homebrew PSPRevolution and it was not compatible, and I deleted it this way.

    • Jose

      Go into CMA on your Vita. Then go to Vita —> PC.

      After that go to Applications, PSP saved data. Check the one you messed up on, then on the bottom right click delete.

  3. fate6

    SNES9xTYL starts but crashes quickly

  4. Richard_Wayne

    i got VHBL installed and converted some homebrew. but i cant seem to figure how to navigate in hbl to install the homebrew.

  5. justinp

    Can’t figure out how to install homebrew.

  6. noah

    can any one break it down a little more im having problems getting it from the pc to the vita

  7. noah

    nvm i got it : )

  8. carterfg

    Where can i get open cma for my pc

  9. carterfg

    nevermind i just saw the link here lol doesn’t help that im just out of bed and didn’t have my glasses on

  10. Devilfille

    Cant install the Homebrews after starting the VHBL

  11. carterfg

    im having trouble installing open cma after i extracted the files what do i do

  12. scrilla

    mine just freezes :( then says an error has occurd

  13. Adey

    Most Hombrew apps seem to crash. Could only get DOOM to work. Snes crashes shortly after launching :/ Sigh

  14. OMightyBuggy

    I am having issues with DOOM on my US Vita. Text is blur and I can’t load my WAD files. They are in the right place just can’t select them in game.

  15. Haplo_64

    Wagic Works, just make sure to get the unsigned one.
    (The signed one crashes)

  16. JPFresh

    What if you only have one file in your psavedata folder. That is the file I am useing for vhbl so how can I get another file to put homebrew in?

  17. Arash Andalb

    VHBL works perfectly on the UAE version of the game playing doom right now 😀

  18. carterfg

    someone plz help i cant get open cma to run properly i copied the files into the content manager when i click on the run.bat file i get an error everytime

  19. JC

    Get to the VHBL menu, direct it to the install save game and hit yes to install and it gives a nonstop clicking noise with the menu saying 7 files to install and it never gets any further, left it for atleast 30 mins like this and never changed.

  20. Kain

    Man runs but just crashes after a min

  21. Kain

    Really needs update

  22. noah

    can some one please help me every time i try to install a homebrew the first time i click to install it nothing happens n then if i click it again it says files remaining n makes the clicking sounds like its installing but it stays on that screen it doesnt install can any one please help? i have installed doom which wololo has posted i tryed putting the snes n the sega on n it does that

  23. Kae

    Everything’s fine till I try to install a homebrew. Even doom doesn’t get installed. :-/

  24. Kae

    Mmm, finally, it turns out I can install homebrews (note for later: To do seppuku…)
    Just try the SNES emulator so far, and indeed it crashed right away.

  25. Bbmfd

    Has anyone gotten picodrive to load a rom it installs and runs but no roms will load.

    • Kain

      Yes mine works. Pico is the only one no gpskai snesx9 thou

      • Bbmfd

        Thanks just got picodrive 1.51b to work but it freezes when u press select to back go to the menu but it works.gpSP kai 3.2 user 64M test 02 is working perfect on mine snesx9 still freezes tho.

        • noah

          could you please help me on how to install the homebrew when i get it to the vita i either click install n theres nothing there r i click it n it sats installing but just clicks n doesnt install i tryed putting doowm threw the preparer like everything else i tryed and it didnt work but when i just copy n pasted it doom worked s oidk what im doing wrong plz help r explain how to use the hombrew correctly please n thanks u

          • Bbmfd

            Yea i was having the same problem nothing would install then i changed the folder name from UCJS101040001 to UCJS101040002 and changed the sfo files savedata directory to UCJS101040002 also with a hex editor and now everything installs fine i keep using the same folder just replacing the install.zip with whatever new one app im trying to install and it keeps working not sure why hope this helps you.

  26. KIrvin

    Is there a way to delete games because I installed Duke Nukem 3d but I get an C1-2858-3 error code when I start it.

  27. sjow

    stucks on 5 remaining files….what am i doing wrong?!

  28. sjow

    with install of homebrew:

    stucks on 5 remaining files….what am i doing wrong?!

  29. noah

    i dont understand how to install hombrews i installed doom but when i tryed to put a snes with the hombrew preparer n i go to install it the 1st time i click it it does nothing the second time it comes up with files remaining n makes the click sound but doesnt install just stays there can any 1 help me please n thank u

    • lordbone

      That’s because you made the install.zip wrong, or you put an already prepared homebrew to the homebrew preparer. Happened to me too, check your install.zip (if there is a folder with another install.zip in it, you did it wrong)

  30. sjowerd

    got it…..the real files must be zipped back to install.zip and only copy that…..

    sc3 logo must be still there, only the install.zip will extract and it will say it extracted well

  31. Kain

    Loading homebrew is easy but doom is only one that won’t crash! (prob why only game played in video). Snes won’t play for longer than one min

  32. sjowerd

    C1-2858-3 errors only no homebrew working yet

  33. Kain

    We need wololos help for this Vhbc. Vita homebrew crasher

  34. Creature Carl

    Are the forums down?

  35. .:Scott:.

    works for me in EU but gives error after exiting game, i played DOOM just fine :), just wondering how you uninstall it?

    thanks Wololo & CObra Team

    THanks again

  36. noah

    i cant get the hombrew to install idk what im doing wrong i installed doom fine from the link above im trying to install the snes with this s9xTYLmecm091011_3.zip i put the file into the psvita homebrew preparer which give me a new folder UCJS101040001 with a data.bin icon0.png install.zip param.sfo pic1.png i then take the folder that contains all those and put it in C:\Users\noah\Documents\PS Vita\PSAVEDATA\882c71376dac285e and then i hook up the vita and copy it over when i start up vhbl and click on UCJS101040001 and install it does nothing the 2nd time i click it it says files remaining 1 and clicks like its installing but just stays on that does any one know how i can get it to install fully and play thank you for your time

  37. noah

    doom is working fine for me but i got that from the link above from wololo but ne thing i try to install i get the same problem with what i wrote above n i saw other ppl post they have the same problem :( ill try to the homebrew preparer with doom to see if it still works r if it doesnt after doing it that way

  38. noah

    i just tryed installing the doom link above using the same way i installed the other things and it failed it did the same as be 4 says 2 remaining files and just keeps clicking some one please help ?

  39. noah

    but when i copy the doom link from above extraxt it and click the new doom folder i get C:\Users\noah\Downloads\doom\UCJS101040001 and i copy that to the C:\Users\noah\Documents\PS Vita\PSAVEDATA\882c71376dac285e and tryed to install it and it worked

  40. Sorun

    Post what homebrew you guys got working and not working.

    Not working –

  41. picodrive is working for me

  42. Bob Saggot

    Can Promethesus be used to load PSP isos on PSVita in HBL???????

  43. be0ut

    i just downloaded cma and am getting an error when trying to install openCma, is it possible that sony blocked it?

  44. be0ut

    i just downloaded cma and am getting an error when trying to install openCma, is it possible that sony blocked it? has anyone else encountered the same issue?

    • be0ut

      ok i got it work.. my mistake! as far as the homebrew.. nester and snes emulator , installed but freeze everytime

  45. noah

    i tryed installing doom from using the preparer and it did like the other things is didnt go threw but when i just copy and paste the doom link from above it works fine so idk what part im doing wrong can some one break down the steps of what to do please it would be very much aprciated thanks u

  46. plop

    Doom is working fine, picodrive is working fine, gpsp kai is working as well. Snes9x freezes on the intro and nesterj doesn’t load for me.

    Also, anyone know how to switch weapons in the doom link wololo gave? :(

    • Den

      Hmm.. I can’t install anything. Already in VHBL but when I select the save file with the install.zip, it just gives me error C1-2858-3. Anybody can help?

  47. FourLetterWord

    so i bought super collapse 3 on the store, but on my ps3 thinking that i could download it to my vita later… did i just waste $10?

  48. Pyrex

    Hey I only have one save data how do you create another one

  49. andrew

    hey when ever i try to install a game the first time it does nothing then the second time it pops up how many files remain and makes a beeping noise does that means its installing cause it look like it froze please help me thanks

  50. Yankee dizzles

    So uh. when we install these homebrews, where are they located in the vita? What if I want to take ROMS out and put new ones in?

    • metalslug53

      As far as I can tell, everything gets saved into the PSP “GAMES” directory on the memory card. To access the place where everything is saved, you can do so in the Settings option on the Vita. When you open that, you have to click “Application Data Management” and choose “Add-On Data (PSP)” to see what all is installed. The only things you will see are “Corrupt Data” files, but you can distinguish which one is which by their size. If you wish to add more roms, you have to rezip your install.zip file and reinstall it. (As far as I know)

  51. metalslug53

    So far, I have been able to get MasterBoy, PicoDrive, and mh gpsp working. I have encountered a slight problem however. When I extracted the mh gpsp files to the card, I guess I saved everything inside the install.zip file INSIDE an addition “install” folder, so when it was extracted, it was saved to a new “Install” directory on the memory card instead of the “GAME” directory. Normally, when saved to the “GAME” directory, I can remove the files using the Vita system settings menu, but since everything was saved to this new directory, I cannot remove the files this way. Is there any way to remove these files, or are they stuck there now?

    • redcero

      go to settings on vita, then application data and to psp data and there are lots of corrupt files there, find the size and delete. This is the way I’ve been doing it. I read it could also be done using CMA/