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 ass.
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

  1. plop’s avatar

    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? :(


    1. Den’s avatar

      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?


      1. wololo’s avatar

        make sure install.zip is not compressed (“store” option in your zip utility)


  2. FourLetterWord’s avatar

    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?


    1. ,jkfdjknjqfdvbnjdkbvjf’s avatar

      No, just download it via your vita


  3. Pyrex’s avatar

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


    1. JPFresh’s avatar

      I thought the same thing. Just put the homebrew folder in the one save data folder that you have. Just don’t put the homebrew file inside the 2 files that contains vhbl.


    2. Marquis’s avatar

      Use the psvita preparer it will make a folder for you


  4. andrew’s avatar

    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


  5. Yankee dizzles’s avatar

    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?


    1. metalslug53’s avatar

      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)


  6. metalslug53’s avatar

    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?


    1. redcero’s avatar

      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/


      1. metalslug53’s avatar

        No, see that is the issue. Those files are files of the game data created in HBL and placed in the “GAMES” folder of the PSP directory on the memory card. Because I somehow had the emulator in an extra “install” folder, it created a new directory on the card called “Install” and did not put it in the “GAMES” folder, so I cannot delete it with this method. I have tried. =(


        1. metalslug53’s avatar

          Nevermind on the issues. I ended up formatting my card and starting over.


  7. sav’s avatar

    doom won’t install….freezes at 5 file left with ah loud ticking sound, tried multiple times aswell.

    what gives ?


  8. Wisdomseeker89’s avatar

    Picodrive 1.51 (the UN-exploited version ) works but the sound is glitchy and high pitched


  9. Wisdomseeker89’s avatar

    Fixed the Sound Issue with Picodrive: Sound rate needs to be changed from 22050HZ stereo to 44100HZ stereo


  10. Need help’s avatar

    need help on the compression part. like how do you change the compression settings to store and not to compression


    1. metalslug53’s avatar

      Typically that setting should be in the program you use to compress your files. In WInRAR, there is a drop down bar that allows you to choose your compression menu right in the window before you compress anything.


  11. carterfg’s avatar

    i got picodrive and gpsp kai working they load up and all, ive unzipped and rezip the install folder to add roms under a roms folder under each emulator but they wont load or do anything when i select them


  12. JSJSJS’s avatar

    i install cavestory, but it didnt go to /GAME folder… it is in /PSP, so… if i want to uninstall it, How?. Thanks!


  13. zCatalyst’s avatar

    Hi, I’ve just deleted super collapse 3 from CMA by accident and I didn’t back it up is there any way I can recover the game?


    1. .:Scott:.’s avatar

      purchase list on psn? i did it for some other gamme i bought on my ps3… but i heard they removed it?

      open store- click on the little .. then download list then whala

      good luck hope this helps..


  14. skyo78’s avatar

    Installed and works fine. Thanks guys


  15. Pyrex’s avatar

    Somebody please tell what i’m doing wrong i get a homebrew use “Vita Homebrew Preparer” on it a different name for the folder then i place it in the PS Save Data start up VHBL goto save data its not there help !why!


  16. ANU815’s avatar

    VHBL itself works great. So does Doom. Having problems with Picodrive. Using v1.51. I can get genesis or Sega CD games to start, but they crash when I hit select. Also, Sega CD games have an MP3 initialization error when I start them and the sound isn’t great. Overall though, can’t thank Wololo and theCobra enough! Maybe one day davee will even release his hen…


  17. ricerrr’s avatar

    did anyone get the gpsp emulator to save your progres or is everyone having the same problom where it crashes everytime you try to lode it? just want to know if there is a fix for it or its just me? thanks


    1. ricerrr’s avatar

      found a fix for the gpsp =) now all my save progres works fine


  18. Pyrex’s avatar

    I wish i had a score that high !concentrated!


  19. Pyrex’s avatar

    Hey quick question how do install ROMS on Emumaster V3.GX plz help


  20. pabli95v’s avatar

    can i download Motorstorm Artic Edge or Everybody’s Tennis to run vhbl for sofware 1.67?
    i can´t download super collapse 3 so i thought maybe i can to do it


  21. Chris’s avatar

    Super Collapse 3 has been taken off the UK PS Store


  22. razor’s avatar

    Where can I get Daedalus,SNES,Sega Genesis and the Nesterj emulators for the psp vita? I have supercollapse 3 game installed. So far only Doom I have been able to play on the vita


    1. Alpmaster’s avatar

      I reccomend using the homebrew preparer v2
      It is a process that takes a long time.


  23. Cristal666’s avatar

    This sucks because we have to buy that game i know is not that expensive but some of us dont want to purchase one game that were not going to use i download the game but i think the only way to get it work with an emulator is buying the game from store and i dont even know how to do that.


  24. Cristal666’s avatar

    You shuld make another like this one with no buying any game because they sell in Euros.


  25. sfdjn’s avatar

    do you have to buy super collapse 3 to run vhbl? if u do is it free or is there a demo?


  26. ben’s avatar

    arrrggg when loading the save file to install vhbl via super collapse 3 it keeps saying “load failed. the data is corrupt”….ive tried everything including making sure the save file isnt read only on my pc before transfering? anyone know what the problem is with this save file download


  27. Jason’s avatar

    Any news on when this will be updated for 1.80?


  28. GEoffrey’s avatar

    I don’t get it :(

    I managed to install VHBL very easily

    I undrstood the INSTALL.ZIP

    But all the homebrews I tried never install

    It always says 5 or 6 files left and a very annoying sound comes :(


  29. yael’s avatar

    does this work if i buy it on psn?


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