The Vita3K project is creating a PS Vita emulator
44

patrons

$215
per month

What is this?

It's a work-in-progress PlayStation Vita emulator.

Why is it needed?

With the PlayStation Vita approaching end-of-life, there has never been a more important time to preserve compatibility with the existing PS Vita software library.

Given that the PS4 doesn't run PS Vita software (or even PS3 or PSP software for that matter), we can't rely on Sony to maintain compatibility with PS Vita software in the future. We need to step up and build that compatibility ourselves.

Compatibility

The emulator currently runs a couple of homebrew programs. I need your help to expand support to cover more of the PS Vita software library. That means supporting more homebrew software, as well as backups you've made of your own PS Vita games.

vitaQuake by Rinnegatamante

VitaTester by SMOKE5

Initial roadmap

  • Audio support
  • First release (Windows, macOS, source code)
  • Continuous Integration to build releases automatically
  • Support .psv (game card backup) file format
  • Ongoing work to improve and expand compatibility
  • Ongoing work to improve performance

Feature wish list

  • Network play
  • High resolution rendering
  • Custom shaders

Note

The purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.

PlayStation and PS Vita are trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. The emulator is not related to or endorsed by Sony, or derived from confidential materials belonging to Sony.
Tiers
Bit
$1 or more per month 17 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!
Includes Discord rewards
Two bits
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!
Includes Discord rewards
Nibble
$4 or more per month 11 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Patrons of this tier and above may choose to have their names added to the Supporters section of the README.

Includes Discord rewards
Byte
$8 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!
Includes Discord rewards
Half-word
$16 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Patrons of this tier will see their reported/upvoted issues get higher priority than others.

Includes Discord rewards
Word
$32 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Patrons of this tier and above will see their reported/upvoted issues get looked at as soon as possible.

Includes Discord rewards
Double-word
$64 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Reward to be announced later.

Includes Discord rewards

What is this?

It's a work-in-progress PlayStation Vita emulator.

Why is it needed?

With the PlayStation Vita approaching end-of-life, there has never been a more important time to preserve compatibility with the existing PS Vita software library.

Given that the PS4 doesn't run PS Vita software (or even PS3 or PSP software for that matter), we can't rely on Sony to maintain compatibility with PS Vita software in the future. We need to step up and build that compatibility ourselves.

Compatibility

The emulator currently runs a couple of homebrew programs. I need your help to expand support to cover more of the PS Vita software library. That means supporting more homebrew software, as well as backups you've made of your own PS Vita games.

vitaQuake by Rinnegatamante

VitaTester by SMOKE5

Initial roadmap

  • Audio support
  • First release (Windows, macOS, source code)
  • Continuous Integration to build releases automatically
  • Support .psv (game card backup) file format
  • Ongoing work to improve and expand compatibility
  • Ongoing work to improve performance

Feature wish list

  • Network play
  • High resolution rendering
  • Custom shaders

Note

The purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.

PlayStation and PS Vita are trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. The emulator is not related to or endorsed by Sony, or derived from confidential materials belonging to Sony.

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Tiers
Bit
$1 or more per month 17 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!
Includes Discord rewards
Two bits
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!
Includes Discord rewards
Nibble
$4 or more per month 11 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Patrons of this tier and above may choose to have their names added to the Supporters section of the README.

Includes Discord rewards
Byte
$8 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!
Includes Discord rewards
Half-word
$16 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Patrons of this tier will see their reported/upvoted issues get higher priority than others.

Includes Discord rewards
Word
$32 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Patrons of this tier and above will see their reported/upvoted issues get looked at as soon as possible.

Includes Discord rewards
Double-word
$64 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting the Vita emulator!


Reward to be announced later.

Includes Discord rewards