• Sony have released PS Vita firmware 1.80, this is a huge one, as it add’s PS1 support, a feature that many have been wanting for a long time, i know this will make TurkReno(Follow Him)happy, he was one of the early adopters of the handheld console, who showed his annoyance at the feature not having being implemented at the beginning as promised:

    Here is a video of it in action, thanks to HolmesInFive:

    And here is a list of PSOne title compatible at the moment:

    • Cool Boarders
    • Cool Boarders 2
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
    • Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped
    • CTR: Crash Team Racing
    • Destruction Derby
    • Everybody’s Golf 2
    • G-Police
    • Jet Rider
    • Jet Rider 2
    • Jumping Flash
    • Kula World
    • Kurushi Final
    • MediEvil
    • Motor Toon Grand Prix 2
    • Rally Cross
    • Syphon Filter
    • Syphon Filter 3
    • Twisted Metal
    • Wild Arms
    • WipEout
    • 40 Wink
    • A Bug’s Life
    • A Bugs Life and Monsters Inc bundle
    • Abe’s Exoddus
    • Abe’s Oddworld Oddysee
    • Airboat
    • All-Star Boxing
    • Arc Arena: Monster Tournament
    • Arc the Lad
    • Arc the Lad II
    • Arc the Lad III
    • Arcade Hits: Shienryu
    • Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
    • Atari Anniversary Edition
    • Atlantis
    • Atlantis and Hercules Bundle
    • Bishi Bashi Special
    • Blockids
    • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
    • Bugriders
    • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
    • Centipede
    • Cho Aniki
    • Constructor SYSTEM 3 SOFTWARE
    • Critical Depth
    • Dezaemon Plus
    • Disney’s Action Game ft. Hercules
    • Dodgeball
    • Driver
    • Eagle One: Harrier Attack
    • Fear Effect
    • Fear Effect: Retro Helix
    • Fighting Force
    • Fighting Force 2
    • Final Fantasy VIII
    • Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy V
    • Final Fantasy VI
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Front Mission 3
    • Gaiaseed
    • Galaxy Fight
    • Gex
    • Gex 3: Deep Under Cover
    • Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko
    • Grandia
    • Gubble
    • Guilty Gear
    • Gunship
    • Hardcore 4X4
    • International Track & Field
    • Jigsaw Madness
    • Judge Dredd
    • Junior League Soccer PS1
    • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    • Lilo & Stitch
    • Little Mermaid 2
    • Little Mermaid 2 and Winnie The Pooh bundle
    • Metal Gear Solid
    • Mickey’s Wild Adventure
    • Miracle Quad Racer
    • Miracle Space Race
    • Missile Command
    • Monsters Inc
    • Motorhead
    • N20
    • Namco Heritage bundle
    • Pandemonium
    • Pandemonium 2
    • Parasite Eve 2
    • Peter Pan
    • Pong
    • Pooh’s Party Game
    • Rageball
    • Rainbow Six
    • Rascal Racers
    • Rayman
    • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
    • Reel Fishing
    • Re-loaded
    • Resident Evil 2
    • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
    • Resident Evil: Director’s Cut
    • Ridge Racer Type 4
    • Sheep
    • Silent Hill
    • Snowboard Racer
    • Sorcerer’s Maze
    • Spin Jam
    • Sports Superbike
    • Streak
    • Street Fighter 2 Alpha
    • Super Star Dance Club
    • Tarzan
    • Tekken
    • Tekken 2
    • Tomb Raider
    • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
    • Tomb Raider Chronicles
    • Tomb Raider 2
    • Tomb Raider 3
    • Toy Story 2
    • Toy Story Racer
    • Toy Story Racer and Toy Story 2: Woody and Buzz bundle
    • Vagrant Story
    • Alundra
    • Urban Chaos

    A List Of Other Features:

    • You can now play PlayStation 1 software on you PS Vita. Previously downloaded PS1 games will work on the Vita. (Note- if you do not have the latest System software you will see the games on the store but they cannot be played/downloaded).
    • Additional features during video playback have been added: play speed control, repeat play etc. Control with the face buttons during playback have also been added.
    • The home screen and some applications can now be controlled with the buttons on the Vita.
    • Some features have been added to Group Messaging, you can take photos to add as attachments and usability is improved.
    • The layout for the Live Area- near has been improved.
    • The function to delete all friends requests has been added.
    • The Browser now supports the rear touch pad operation.
    • The Cross Controller option has been added to the LiveArea screen.

    The update is live in Australia as the video above shows, reports also suggest it is available in America, but at the point of posting, it is not yet available in UK/Europe, click the link below to download when it is available:


    Discuss in Forums (20)


    1. Annelies
      03:04 AM

      I don't see a reason to own a Vita right now.

      The PS One emulator -- and every other emulator for that matter except the N64 emulator -- on the PSP is more than sufficient to satisfy my retro gaming needs. I also don't think any Vita games are properly taking advantage of the system's hardware which is also a curse that plagued the PS3. Right now, the purchase does not seem justified in any way.

      03:29 AM

      I have never wanted a Vita. They just don't appeal to me, at all. Yuck.

    3. One2thr456svn
      03:35 AM

      For "someone who has" a VITA, this sound great, when I get home I will have to get this, Now at lunch I can get some retro gaming on, and about time they made it possible to select with the up down buttons, it was kind of different having to scroll

    4. stevorkz
      03:57 AM

      I like the vitas hardware very much. I dont own one but I will once its homebrew enabled like the psp is. As for the games theres only one game I would like to play and thats not justifiable for the purchase at the moment. Great to hear that sony finally delivered on their promise with the ps1 compatibility though

    5. HulkWogan
      05:04 AM

      *Off to check it out*

      Back to say nothing changed lol, wtf.

    6. csaraiva
      05:27 AM

      Useless 250� in one vita to play PSone.... Grap a cheaper psp, ps2 or even a ps3 and play your loving psone titles...

      We want remote play fully playable, cheaper memory cards, etc

    7. republicano
      05:50 AM

      hopeless, rereleasing old games won't help sales, not alot would play those titles on a powerful unit even if we can rip them from our disc,

      I've seen the flash storage prices and these games will just fill it up,4gb for the price of a 32 micro sd and a 32gb for the price of a 64gb sandisk, its hard to justify their memory cards.

      any news about ps2 emulation?

    8. bearmon2010
      06:01 AM

      According to Rockmancorner link: You are able to play Rockman 1-4 Complete games on it. I wont because PS Vita is poorly in sale no thanks.

    9. jorpakko
      07:33 AM

      How's this implemented? .ISO on memcard?
      Or do you have to download (and pay) from PSN those games that you already have?

    10. gingerbread
      08:17 AM

      Sorry about the slight off topic, I am just wondering can we convert PS1 game to PKG format? I am kinda surprise that one has done it. I mean, I am fully aware that PS1 title are in PSN and we can DL and install them in CFW. But what I mean is existing PS1 disc games, copying to PC and converting it to PKG and install them in XMB.

      08:31 AM

      How to transfer any PS1 game to PS Vita (tutorial) - YouTube

    12. Ada Love Lace
      08:44 AM


      The main reason is about the check for the file iso bin edat. One tool to decrypt was release fews weeks ago and Sandungas made nice documentation about this file on the wiki but there are still fews things to be done before it s possible.
      After that, probably the same tools used on PSP can be used for creating our own ps1 games.
      It s probably the same problem about the minis and psp games.

      [MENTION=224021]DEFAULTDNB[/MENTION], that video was nice, i don t understand if it s really working or if it was an idea to do.
      But Bubles games.. i think it s possible to do manually from CFW.

    13. HulkWogan
      08:45 AM

      After seeing that I'm digging out the psp.

      08:46 AM

      [MENTION=228571]Ada Love Lace[/MENTION] apparently it is really working, any PS1 game you download but dont install on PS3, can be transferred to vita.

    15. GregoryRasputin
      08:50 AM

      This update sucks penis, it kills VHBL

    16. gingerbread
      08:51 AM

      [MENTION=228571]Ada Love Lace[/MENTION]

      Thanks for info. I guess the days are getting closer.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      This update sucks penis, it kills VBHL
      If it doesn't , sony will become the good guys.

    17. GregoryRasputin
      09:25 AM

      Originally Posted by gingerbread
      If it doesn't , sony will become the good guys.
      Check the new front page article, also Sony have gone too far, to ever return to being the good guys

    18. Ada Love Lace
      09:44 AM

      Originally Posted by gingerbread
      [MENTION=228571]Ada Love Lace[/MENTION]

      Thanks for info. I guess the days are getting closer.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      I don t have VITA to test but from what i remember, to have bubbles games you can found infos on the wiki:


      It s PP category and there other table to know the required parameters on SFO.

      For the install part, since it will not be from PKG but from internet, there are a way explained on the Sandungas top rated thread on Hax (but when Sandungas explained it, i admit to don t have "liked" it because i didn t thought about that and i was wrong about PP and the bubble theory)

      If it s "easy" as i think and if i was the lucky owner of PS VITA, it s something i ll try for couple of hours. One other problem might be the PS3 and the FW min the PS VITA is expecting (the video did not tell if the PS3 was on 4.20 or around but most likely)
      But for that s also there are some solutions.

    19. hellsing9
      09:47 AM

      I just hitted the like button, because Sony has to change their ways and understand something that's very simple:

      1) Vita has a poor game catalogue
      2) Vita is Life
      3) They suck at Latin
      4) They manage to **** even more things up!! what kind of sorcery they use?!!?

      /rant end

    20. Ada Love Lace
      03:04 PM

      For the bubble part, there are more infos on the 183 post of this thread:

      But even it might be possible to reproduce it for PS VITA from ps3 (with 2 ps3 or with flasher for update/downgrade or DEX in the case of 3,55 FW is not possible) one thing is to install the game, an other is to make it working.
      For `PSP, you can transfer your PS1 PSN game from usb (let s use the case of loosing the activation after QA), and include before or after the keys.bin file.
      The problem already is to have a valid keys.bin (probably unique per game & account), On PSP you can bypass some part (related to account user) of it with simple LCFW but not in PS VITA ( and the type of file is probably much more elaborated )
      There are also other check when using export for PSP but there are not important.
      If anyone have knowledge about the algorithm for keys.bin (for what i read, it was not really reversed on PSP and a generic file was used/ or in other case just bypass) it ll be nice to have such information on the wiki (and to correct/erase/complete the part of it on the eboot.pbp page/ talk page)