88w ago - Today PlayStation Vita developer PsDev has made available a PS Vita Magic Reader script for those interested and noted that PUP, SFO and PSF support are also currently in the works.
To quote from his blog (linked above): Made this script in about 10 min. It extracts the Magic ASCII, PUP Version and License.xml from a VITA PUP here is the script.
Right now the script is stupid and doesn’t do much, I plan on adding a full PUP dump and a SFO/PSF dumper.
# PsDev 2012. this script extract the PUP magic.
#Edit from PsiColio
#Will be adding on more stuff for it to extract in time…
# File names to extract from the PUP
Extract=( “Magic” “PUP_Version” “license.xml” )
#length starting from the offset and it ending in the offsets total length
length=( 0×8 0×10 0x724B4) #how many long the file is how much to copy, for example the Magic starts at 0×0 and the length is 0×8 bytes.
#offset of the Magic, Version and License
offset=( 0×0 0x9FF 0xC00 ) #where the file dump begins in the hex.
88w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
While taping episode 018 of PlayStation Blogcast, I learned that the Devil May Cry HD Collection was confirmed for release this week.
Luckily for you Blogcast listeners, Nick edited out the full minute of joyful squealing that ensued - we need those ears for future episodes!
So yes, I'll be happy to see Devil May Cry: HD Collection come to PS3 this week on a single Blu-ray Disc.
On PSN, the vast and toxic environments of a post-apocalyptic Earth are your primary adversary as you fight to survive in I Am Alive.
You'll also get a front-row ticket to PSN multiplayer car combat with Wheels of Destruction: World Tour. Enjoy this week's The Drop.
Devil May Cry: HD Collection - This action-packed set chronicles the complete adventures of Dante, the world's toughest demon slayer, with Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition.
Below is the guide, to quote from his blog (linked above): This guide assumes that you found a user mode exploit in a game, and that you were able to write a binary loader.
So now what’s next? Well, as you probably know if you’ve gone that far, the PSP scene doesn’t really like “hello worlds”. A hello world is nice, but it accomplishes nothing, it just draws Sony’s attention to your exploit, and you know the vulnerability will be patched soon, while nobody really used the exploit.
Well, the next step is, ideally, a HEN or a custom firmware. Of course, this requires a kernel exploit, and...
88w ago - Following up on his previous PS Vita developments, today PlayStation Vita hacker Davee reports that he has discovered Sony's sceKermit driver which is a communication interface for the included PSP emulator.
To quote from his blog (linked above): "Turns out he's not just a green frog! So, I've been throwing this word around recently and it's probably about time I explain. Kermit, either a protocol or perhaps a funny name (see KIRK/SPOCK) is a communication interface for the PSP emu. Specifically it allows the PSP to talk to the host.
Now, I can tell there aren't as many developers here, so I'll try to simplify for the curious minds but this stuff is pretty complicated. I'll only explain the API in detail as the lower level still need a little bit of clearing up, but here goes.
Ok, Kermit is here so that the emu can communicate to the host to share resources and other vitality. Perhaps the primary reason is that of hardware; the PSP emu is excluded from many hardware devices. So kermit sets in and allows the system to talk to the vita in order to use the hardware. Blabbering aside, this is the hardware that kermit seems to be responsible for:
89w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced today that their reVITAlized PSP price drop event is now live on PSN.
To quote: We (the fine people at Atlus) are dropping prices on our PlayStation Store library of PSP system titles, not unlike the PS Vita's undocumented ability to drop smaller articles of sub-clothing. We're calling it...
Want to own the complete PSP Persona collection, including Persona 3 Portable, which is tied for the second-best-reviewed PSP game of ALL TIME, according to Gamerankings.com?
It is now far more affordable to do so. Also getting a drop in price is the very recent Persona 2: Innocent Sin, a stunning handheld remake of one our company's most highly anticipated games!
Always been a fan of Sting's series of Dept Heaven RPG and SRPG genre-benders? Perhaps you've always been curious to see how Knights in the Nightmare, with its incredibly novel blend of tactical roleplaying and bullet-hell action, looks and plays?
Well, for less than half the price of a new console game, you can own every PSP Dept Heaven game we've ever released (which should set you up nicely for the upcoming June release of Gungnir for PSP, the next entry in the acclaimed series).