PSMPatch and Cytus Lambda Song Unlock released – You can now install PSM game mods (a’ la rePatch) and even run PSM homebrew!
SilicaAndPina strikes again with yet another PSM-related plugin and this time, it’s PSMPatch. This plugin lets you run PSM homebrew and mod PSM games, and the latter has already happened as SilicaAndPina also released a Cytus Lambda Song Unlock patch!
What is PSMPatch?
If you don’t know what PSM games are, they’re games that used to be available via a service that closed over 3 years. Unfortunately, this meant that there was no longer a way to play them (unless you had bought them and they were on Vita already) but then, frangar released NoPsmDrm which fixed this problem. However, modding these games was impossible since NoPsmDrm didn’t decrypt the game itself but only created fake licenses to run the games. Thankfully, a few days ago F*PSSE was released and this decrypted PSM games and their files so that you could modify them.
Now, PSMPatch has been released and this lets you install mods to PSM games such Cytus Lambda and also run PSM homebrew! Among the realistic stuff that you can expect to come out of PSMPatch, we find:
- Patches to unlock content that required you to make an IAP
- While this may be illegal, it’s very difficult to make a case against it because the servers for processing these IAPs have been down for years
- Mods that could change the look of certain game elements
- Ability to make homebrew PSM games/applications with the PSM SDK (which means that you can code in C# for the Vita)
To learn more about PSMPatch, simply follow this link and read the README. It’s important to note that, on its own, this plugin does nothing so don’t install it unless you intend to install PSM mods/homebrew!
Cytus Lambda Song Unlock Patch released
Cytus Lambda is a rhythm game that’s probably the most well-known PSM game out there.
This game was available for free but required you to make IAPs in order to unlock all the songs it offered. Unfortunately, these servers have been down for years so, unless you bought the songs previously, accessing the full game was impossible even though the DLC (the songs you purchase via IAPs) is still present on your console when you have this game installed.
Thanks to SilicaAndPina’s song unlock patch, you can now unlock all available songs by simply installing the patch to “ux0:psm/NPQA00103/Documents/p”. Links to the patch won’t be provided as it may be technically illegal to do so but acquiring it is pretty easy if you know where to look! 🙂
If you encounter any issues, report them to SilicaAndPina either in the BitBucket link above or via Twitter. Hopefully, he’ll crack PSM Unity some day so that all PSM stuff could be enjoyed by the Vita community!
SilicaAndPina’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilicaDevs
Video to tweet showing PSMPatch in action: https://twitter.com/SilicaDevs/status/1053885272193028102
Thanks for not making me have to censor the plugin’s name like I did with your previous work, SilicaAndPina 😛