PS Vita release: PSTV Mouse/Keyboard Driver (tvikey)
Developer isage has released tvikey, a PSTV kernel driver for mouse and keyboard. The plugin lets you use a mouse and keyboard to control games on the PS TV. With additional hardware (a USB adapter), the plugin can also be used on the “regular” PS Vita.
I find it amazing that the PSTV is getting extended after-market life, no thanks to Sony. If you feel like it, you can still find the PSTV from some resellers, but, in my experience, at inflated prices. I definitely regret selling mine several years ago.
What is tvikey for PSTV/PS Vita
Tvikey is a kernel driver/plugin for the PS TV (a.k.a. VitaTV) that allows you to use a mouse and keyboard ingame.
Although primarily intended for the PSTV, the tool can be used on a regular Vita as well, but you will need additional hardware to connect USB devices to your console. Isage gives details on this here.
The plugin comes with a config file that you can modify to associate the bindings that work for you, for each game/title_id:
config file is an INI-file, where each section describes bindings for title_id, e.g.:
[PCSF00403] <kb/mouse key> = <vita key> ... ...
each binding is kb or mouse key/axis = vita key/axis see sample config
The developer has shared a video of the plugin in action, playing killzone:
— Sarcastic Cat (@Sarcatstically) June 5, 2023
Download and install PSTV/Vita Keyboard/Mouse driver tvikey
- You can download the latest version of the plugin on the project’s github here.
Important: You will need a hacked PSTV (or PS Vita) to run this plugin. Luckily, hacking your PS Vita nowadays is extremely simple.
Install steps (From the readme):
*KERNELin tai config and reboot.
- Create (or copy sample)
ux0:/data/, see config format
- For vita you need usb Y-cable and external power. See this for example.
- You’ll need (powered) usb-hub to connect mouse and keyboard at the same time
- Your mouse/keyboard must support usb hid boot protocol (e.g. work in pc bios)