How to install dlc of vita game ?

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  1. Cecilmax
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    Hello guys,

    I have a game I downloaded from internet that have .vpk file, I know I have to transfer it via ftp to install it. But the game have two additionnal zip, one ending with _addc and other is supposed to be all dlc.

    I dont know how to install thoses two ? Any idea ?

    I am a bit confused between vpk files and "mai" that require maidumptool to install ? what is the difference ? I dont have "mai" folder in the listing directory. When I have install Henkaky it came with molecularShell, I dont know if it is the right path to install games with vpk or mai format ??

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Pony1993

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    Difference of mai is that you Install game without using double space

    Vpk needs double space


    Dlc can be install only after a digital game

    Keep in mind only digital games work not physical
     
  3. Dothackjhe

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    There are currently two known methods of dumping a PS Vita game: via Vitamin by TheFlow or via its Chinese counterpart, MaiDumpTools.

    PS Vita games dumped using Vitamin are those which has the file format ".vpk," basically a compression of files, whereas that of Mai is a folder containing a number of files. While many PS Vita games dumped using the latest version of Vitamin (version 2.0) are stable, not all Vitamin-dumped games have great DLC compatibility unlike Mai-dumped games which are highly-compatible. However, triggering on the game's DLC requires you to change the game's loading module via MaiDumpTool (latest version: 233.2zEx), commonly loading module #5. Applying a Vitamin-dumped DLC, on the other hand, is as simple as placing the DLC itself in this folder: ux0:/addcont_plain/*.

    Using a PS Vita that runs on the HENkaku exploit, you can install the vpk file as an executable file either via MolecularShell or VitaShell. A Mai dump, however, requires the same tool for its dumping, this time, for installation: MaiDumpTool.

    How do you install a Mai-dumped base game, its update, and DLCs?
    - Copy the folders (base game, update, and DLCs) in ux0:/Mai (if it's inexistent, just manually create it on MolecularShell or VitaShell)
    - Run MaiDumpTools (look for the English-patched version)
    - Install the base game
    - Install the update
    - Install the DLC
    - Change the loading module to #5 (common for most games)

    Note: Vitamin and Mai dumps are not interchangeable for the most part. If you're installing a Mai-dumped base game, make sure the update and the DLCs are Mai-dumped as well. The same is true with Vitamin-dumped games.
     
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  4. recgame77

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    sorry but i just bought a vita for my kid on 3.60 ? I tought that only psp game can be played and some homebrew. After reading this post it seems like one can play official sony vita game is that ocrrect ?
     
  5. Cecilmax
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    Correct. you can play both, ps vita and psp games and with another app you can also play ps1 games. You can also play any new, snes, etc. games with emulator.
     
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  6. Dothackjhe

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    Like the PSP, the PS Vita is now already hacked. Took several years to do but it's now hacked nonetheless.
     
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  7. recgame77

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    Ok thanks i missed the news somehow :)