Play NES games on official PS Vita firmware

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Play NES games on official PS Vita firmware

Post  Aluminum on Fri May 11, 2012 8:09 pm

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Almost a month ago Sony announced that their PS Developer Suite went into beta. This means that everyone interested can create their own applications for the PS Vita or any other PlayStation device. Eventually the beta will come to an end and it will be changed into a subscription service for $ / € 99,- a year, but it seems like we already got some of the good stuff.

Do note however, that the emulator is currently limited to 15 FPS.


At this time the game Super Colapse 3 that is used with the current Vita Half-Byte Loader, has been pulled from the Playstation store. There is no know way to exploit the Vita further on this version of the firmware (1.67) . The only way is to use the Playstation Suite Development kit. Fortunetly someone out there has made a NES emulator using the PS SDK.

You will ned to sign up for the development suite by goind here on your PS Vita browser and clicking Try now then clicking download under section 2. ( this is a Sony site and the download link will launch the PS Store on your Vita)

The NES emulator is available for download HERE. (Click the green button to start the download.)

You will also need Vita Connect. (will allow you to copy .psspac files from your PC to the Vita)

Once you have these two you will need to extract both to a folder somewhere on your pc.

The Vita Connect download also contains the source code of the program and a pre compiled program in the “VitaConnector/obj/x86/debug” directory

You may need to copy the dll files into that directory from “VitaConnector/lib” directory.

Once you have the program running find the file leaf.psspac from the download earlier in this article.

Connect your PS Vita using the usb cable to your PC

open the Playstation SDK app on the Vita before clicking refresh.

Click on “refresh devices”

Click on “connect to the device”

Click on “upload”

Restart PS Suite Dev on your Vita

You should now have a “Leaf” game

Launch this to play NES

NOTE: For whatever reason the emulation only works at 15fps.

Leaf controlls[] and X are your A and B buttons Triangle will change the rom that’s loaded. dpad is your movement keys.


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