Sony's sceKermit Driver Surfaces via PSP Emulator on PS Vita

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108w 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:

  • Memory...

 

WebEmu NES v0.1 Beta - Web-based Nintendo Emulator for PS3

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108w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer cotojestwtf has made available WebEmu NES v0.1 Beta for the PS3 entertainment system, which is Web-based Nintendo emulator application (similar to JSNES) and works on all PlayStation 3 consoles including those not JailBroken or running PS3 Custom Firmware.

To quote: ABOUT

WEN is a first Web-Homebrew for PlayStation 3, you can play now a NES games. No need a Jailbreak or CFW, just a Web!. Works on any Firmware. This is still beta so you can cause low fps, or hangs a webbrowser. Ohh.. and this version not support yet Dualshock/SixAxis only Keyboard.

Now WEN support only 3 games, but don't worry i will add new on free time.

NEWS

26.3.12 - public beta
Public beta tests started!

TO WORK/FIX

  • improve a framerate, because now its crappy.
  • add a compatibility a dualshock/sixaxis.
  • add function to choose game from pendrive.
  • fix hangs webbrowser.

CHANGELOG

  • 0.1beta - public beta
  • build17 - added a papu functions.
  • build13 - added a sound script.
  • build9 - improve mappers, cpu, ui and ppu functions.
  • build8 - changed ui...

 

Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator Ported to PS3 via PSL1ght v2

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110w ago - Following up on the Stella multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS Emulator and PS3 Custom Firmware ports, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Rtype has made available a Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari ST / STE / TT / Falcon Emulator port for PS3 using the PSL1ght v2 homwbrew SDK.

Download: Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator PS3 Port / Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator PS3 Port (Mirror) / Hatari v1.6.1 DBG Atari Emulator PS3 Port (Source Code)

From the included ReadMe File, to quote:

What?: A quick port of hatari 1.6.1 to ps3 using PSL1GHTV2.
Why ?: Because I like old atari computer
Who ?: Rtype

So far, I've only compil the lastest hatari src (1.6.1) with psl1ghtv2 (SDL used) and I only make few hacks to done it work (a little).
So don't expect too much... All the credit to the HATARI TEAM and to the PS3Dev...
 

ScummVM 1.4.1 PS3 Emulator Subwoofer Release is Now Available

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116w ago - Recently the ScummVM Team have updated their ScummVM PS3 Emulator Subwoofer release to version 1.4.1 with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: ScummVM 1.4.1 PS3 Emulator Subwoofer Release / ScummVM 1.4.1 PS3 Emulator Subwoofer Release (Mirror)

To quote: The ScummVM Team is pleased to announce ScummVM 1.4.1, a maintenance only release that fixes several bugs in 1.4.0.

The most notable changes in this release are:

  • Support for the Beneath a Steel Sky Enhanced Soundtrack by James Woodcock
  • Slight graphical improvement for the PlayStation version of Broken Sword 2
  • Several bugfixes for Lands of Lore
  • More logical sound settings for SCI games
  • A fixed crash in the VGA version of Quest for Glory 1

As always, there are many more new features; you can find the full list in our release notes (http://sourceforge.net/projects/scummvm/files/scummvm/1.4.1/ReleaseNotes/view) and the release itself on our downloads page. Enjoy!


 

Video: Picodrive Sega Megadrive Emulator Demo via HBL on PS Vita

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121w ago - Following up on his previous confirmation, today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has made available a video below demonstrating the Half Byte Loader (HBL) running the Picodrive Sega Megadrive emulator with Sonic & Knuckles on PS Vita.

To quote: Update: One important clarification: This video shows HBL running on the latest firmware 1.510. The firmware update that happened today does not patch the exploit, unlike what some sites are saying.

A few days ago Japanese developer Teck4 posted a picture of a “hello world” running on the PS Vita through the PSP emulator. I contacted him immediately with some help from Mamosuke, and I soon got enough information to start working on porting Half Byte Loader to this exploit (note that Teck4 is also working on exploiting this vulnerability further, but I don’t know how far he’s been).

What you see in the video below is the game “Sonic & Knuckles” running in picodrive, a Megadrive emulator for the PSP.

Yes, I’m running an emulator...
 











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