LangSwapper v 1.4 released (PSVita/PSP)
Developer Omega2058 released LangSwapper 1.4 on our forums yesterday.
What is LangSwapper?
LangSwapper is a plugin that lets you play other regions’ games (especially JP imports) without having all your XMB settings suddenly switch to the game’s language. A very good example is, if you’re playing a fan-translated Japanese game (say, for example, Final Fantasy Type 0), your console will still treat it as a Japanese game, and show you Japanese settings/menus when you hit the home button.
This plugin’s concept is simple: it forces the console’s settings to your language of choice, instead of that of the game. And, frankly, this is how the PSP firmware should behave even in Official Firmware. Once again, the scene is here to fix firmware issues 😉
Although the plugin was initially designed for the PSP, it has been reported to work on the PS vita for TN-V users as well.
Omega2058 also released a version of this plugin that in addition to switching languages, can swap O and X buttons within the game (some games especially in JP will override your local preferences for that… heh, now that I think about it, Wagic also always has O as the action button…). Other plugins exist to do that, but it’s nice to have this functionality in one single place.
This plugin is aimed towards end users who enjoy playing games from another region (*cough* Japan *cough*) on the PSP. Well, mainly those who wish to keep the in-game HOME menu set to the language specified in the XMB Sytem Settings. Meaning, if you set your language to English, German, French, or anything else while playing a Japanese game (Fan translated or not), the in-game HOME menu will always be set to use that language.
This also patches the Savedata Utility to use the language selected in the XMB as well.
The binary and source code (Comments included) is located below along with a link to the repository. If you don’t see your CFW on the compatibility list below, please test it and post results so it can be improved. Also report any bugs, odd behavior or questions if you have any. Cheers. 🙂
By request, a version which also swaps X to Enter and O to Back will be attached below and this will be in effect for any revision released in the future (I’ll set up the repo for the button patching another time). There are two versions. The first is the original which patches the language. The second patches the language AND the button input.
Version 1.4 fixes a few bugs and improves compatibility with some CFW versions. Again,this has been reported to be compatible with TN-V
Download LangSwapper 1.4
You can Download LangSwapper 1.4 here
Source: Omega2058 on /talk
If you like Omega2058’s work, feel free to let him know in the /talk thread above.
What plugins are you using on your PSP/PSVita?