Best options for Vita gaming

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  1. Ohgr
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    Hello I just stumbled upon the scene and was curious, what is the best way to go about vita emulation? I am looking to be able to play vita and psp games on my tv. Is there a work around or better way to avoid dealing with vitas sd cards? I do not own a vita as of yet but am curious. I saw pstv supported hard drive support. What is your preferred way to emulate vita games? Is the pstv an option for this? It would be nice to have both vita and psp games playable with storage to hold all the games. Is ps1 emulation an option? Can someone point me in the right direction?

    I love my wii for retro gaming but have no way to run vita, psp, or ps1 games
     
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  2. Shadow#1

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    There is no such thing as a vita emulator
     
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    You can to buy ps tv.

    Enviado de meu ASUS_T00J usando Tapatalk
     
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    From what I've heard a CFW'd PS Vita TV can run PSP games, PS1 games and Vita games from a USB drive, but you'd need to find one on the specific moddable firmware version. Not all Vita games will run, since some require the touch screen, but the majority should work.
     
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    This is what it seemed like to me as well. Can anyone confirm this? I will keep looking but i also think the vita can do this too but seems limited to the 64 gb sd cards which is a big pain.

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    The ps1 emulating highly interests me. I was never able to get this working on a wii. I have a nvidia sheild and seemed to have some success but again limited to my 128gb sd card. And also like he mentioned before I do not believe the sheild can do vita games. Outside of the wii I have alot to learn about this sort of thing. I do like the idea of a portable game collection but hate the idea of being limited on space.

    So how does everyones setup look? What consoles do you all have softmoded?
     
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    I forgot
    PSTV is the only thing that'll let you play Vita games on a TV, and includes PSP/PS1 "emulation" as well as most retro console emulation. All brand new PSTV's are guaranteed to be on 3.60 or lower, which is the only Henkaku-compatible firmware to date. You can read the NOOB thread for more information about installing Henkaku and such. USB drives are compatible with PSTV's, you can use that as a memory card.
     
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    PSTVs on CFW are fantastic. USB storage is a real game changer as well although I share my 64gb card with my Vita ATM.

    Crippled by the whitelist and Vita cards stock, but with Henkaku they're a whole different proposition.
     
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    I would like to look into this more and will read the noob thread. Typically how big is a psp or vita file. Im familiar with ps1 iso files. I read that if you run an external hd you would also need a hub or a powered hd. What size would it take to hold a library of psp and vita games?
     
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    I forgot
    PSP games range anywhere between 20MB-1.5GB, Vita games range from a few hundreds MBs to ~3.5GB depending on the game. I've seen PSP ROMSets that are around 400GB or so, and there's no real full Vita ROMSet but the size is easily above 500+GB if you wanted to download all the games for some reason.

    500GB-1TB should be more than enough for your games if you wanted to, for whatever silly reason, to hold all the games at once.
     
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    One other questio . Ive seen the steps to get this to work. Is this something that has to be done every single time you turn on the system? Theres no permanent hack to do this?
     
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    I forgot
    Correct, you must reinstall Henkaku and remount the partition whenever you power off and on.

    Sometime in the future, on 7/29, yifan_lu will release Enso Henkaku, which appears to work after reboot, however we'd likely still need someone to setup mounting at boot but that shouldn't be too hard I think.
     
  12. Retroboy

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    as far as i know both the psv and vita tv are the same, neither accept usb storage to store/run games.

    psp games can be compressed converting the iso to cso format, could even be compressed more if you know how to edit/remove files but this would mean down sampling movies that can be edited or replacing them with samples so it basically removes the video and replaces with a 1 second black screen (ok for boring intro crap).

    you need a psv/vita tv on a compatible firmware to run henkaku which you boot each time you power on.

    ideally i would recommend the vita itself because some games that require touch screen controls, like uncharted isnt supported on vita tv.
     
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    I forgot
    Your information is a couple months out of date. VitaShell 1.60 allows the ability to mount USB drives as the memory card or as a separate storage device for the PSTV.
     
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    From what i gather using it, its to mount the vita itself as a usb drive to copy files to it rather than before you had to ftp.

    its doesnt allow you to connect a usb drive and load games off it, so like i said is right.

    you cant store/run games from a usb device it has to be on/ran off the memory card
     
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    1. there is no cfw
    2. you have to reenable henkaku every time after a shutdown BUT why not just go into standby mode ? Thats what I do and it works you just need to unmount USB if you did Mount it using a pstv
    3. like said in 2 you can use a USB storage but only in pstv even though there are rumors for a micro SD Adapter for the vita (but some say it is probably not true)
    4. I was told if you use a USB storage with separate power supply you do not even have to unmount it to go into standby ...
    I am using a USB stick and when i forget to unmount i have to reenable henkaku and everything even if i went into standby
     
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    I forgot
    You're thinking of 1.5, 1.6 added the ability to mount USB devices to a PSTV and use it as a memory card.

    http://wololo.net/2017/03/18/vitashell-1-6-released-usb-storage-support-pstv/
     
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    So do you guys use an external hd or stick with a flash drive out of curiousity? Im going to get a pstv and try this out. Ive wanted a way to play ps1 for a while now!

    Are there any other emulators in the works for this? Im curious as to the potential these have
     
  20. Shadow#1

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    Um Sony made the psx emu