|Dumps physical games|
|Dumps digital games, DLC, and updates|
|Compatible with legit DLC & updates|
|Saves usable on non-hacked Vitas|
|All original data untouched|
|No problems saving after suspend|
|Format can be converted to work with other tools|
|Installs physical games as bubbles|
|Dumps games requiring > 3.60|
|Works on firmware > 3.60|
|Plays games requiring > 3.60|
- STOP using Vitamin/MaiDumpTool. Those tools were hacked together before taiHEN was ready and therefore depends on hacks around the fact that there was no kernel access. Game executable metadata was not preserved and creates lots of compatibility issues including corrupting saves while in suspend mode.
- psvgamesd creates
.psvfiles which will be the standard archival format for Vita games (like .iso or .nds but for Vita). These files are not trimmed or compressed and therefore will take a lot of storage to save. Until trimming/compression features are implemented, a way to use the best of both psvgamesd and NoNpDrm is to save your raw dumps on your computer (for backup) and when needed (like if you lose access to your cart), you can use psvgamesd to mount the image once, then use NoNpDrm to "install" it as a bubble (saving space) and finally delete the original
.psvfrom your Vita.
- psvgamesd allows you to backup your 3.61+ games for use if/once later firmware are hacked.
- psvgamesd currently does not support backing up digital games but the
.psvformat will eventually be used to archive digital games as well. More information on the format is here.
- When a
.psvis mounted with psvgamesd, you can run any other tool (including NoNpDrm and Vitamin) on it, so until existing workflow (such as game translation) is upgraded to not depend on legacy dumps, it is always possible to go from
.psvto any other format but not the other way around! You must dump the original cart to create a
Legal Disclaimer: I helped author the
.psv format to help standardize the
format for backup and archival but I do not endorse any method to circumvent
DRM. This guide is provided for informative purposes only and does not serve to
aid any party in circumventing DRM. I have not worked directly or indirectly on
any DRM circumvention features.
Thing is, neither psvgamesd nor NoNpDrm can decrypt the game files, right? So, at least for the moment, the only way to get decrypted and therefore moddable games is Vitamin or MaiDumpTool, is this correct?