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  • Rockstar's Bully (Anniversary Edition) port by TheFloW

    PS Vita Hacker and developer TheFloW has released yet another port of a Rockstar game, this time: Bully.

    The port works by loading the official Android ARMv7 executable in memory, resolving its imports with native functions and patching it in order to properly run.

    The game is played from a third-person perspective and its open world is navigated on foot, skateboard, scooter, bicycle, or go-kart. Set in the fictional town of Bullworth, the single-player story follows juvenile delinquent student James “Jimmy” Hopkins, who is involuntarily enrolled at Bullworth Academy for a year, and his efforts to rise through the ranks of the school system in order to put a stop to bullying. Players control Jimmy as he attempts to become more popular among the school’s various “cliques”, in addition to attending classes and completing various side missions. The Scholarship Edition includes a two-player competitive multiplayer mode that lets two players compete for the highest score in different classes.

    Download and install Bully for PS Vita

    Disclaimer: it goes without saying, but you will need a hacked PS Vita in order to run this game.

    You can download the required files from TheFloW’s github here.

    To install (from the readme):

    (If you have already installed the game and want to update to a newer release, you can simply install Bully.vpk on your PS Vita).

    In order to properly install the game, you’ll have to follow these steps precisely:

    Install kubridge and FdFix by copying kubridge.skprx and fd_fix.skprx to your taiHEN plugins folder (usually ux0:tai) and adding two entries to your config.txt under *KERNEL:

    *KERNEL
    ux0:tai/kubridge.skprx
    ux0:tai/fd_fix.skprx

    Note Don’t install fd_fix.skprx if you’re using repatch plugin

    Optional: Install PSVshell to overclock your device to 500Mhz.

    Optional: Install CapUnlocker to use the 4th core.

    Obtain your copy of Bully: Anniversary Edition legally for Android in form of an .apk file and one or more .obb files (usually main.11.com.rockstargames.bully.obb and patch.11.com.rockstargames.bully.obb located inside the /sdcard/android/obb/com.rockstargames.bully/) folder. You can get all the required files directly from your phone or by using an apk extractor you can find in the play store. The apk can be extracted with whatever Zip extractor you prefer (eg: WinZip, WinRar, etc…) since apk is basically a zip file. You can rename .apk to .zip to open them with your default zip extractor.

    Open the apk with your zip explorer, extract the assets folder from your .apk file to ux0:data and rename it to Bully. The result would be ux0:data/Bully/

    Still in the apk, extract the file libBully.so from the lib/armeabi-v7a folder to ux0:data/Bully.

    Create the folder ux0:data/Bully/Android, copy and paste (do not extract!) main.11.com.rockstargames.bully.obb to ux0:data/Bully/Android/main.11.com.rockstargames.bully.obb and patch.11.com.rockstargames.bully.obb to ux0:data/Bully/Android/patch.11.com.rockstargames.bully.obb and finally rename them to to ux0:data/Bully/Android/main.obb and ux0:data/Bully/Android/patch.obb.

    Download the gamefiles.zip and extract the contents to ux0:data/Bully.

    Install Bully.vpk on your PS Vita and enjoy the game. Note that for the first boot, the game may take around 3 min to generate .idx files for the .obb files.

    Make sure that your device does not go to sleep in that time. After the first boot, the game should take around 1min to start.

    Once in game, press START to open the pause menu, then go to Settings and change “Clarity” to “High” for native resolution.

    Notice

    The official game does not free unused textures (as modern smartphones have more RAM than the PS Vita) and as such, the game will crash after a long gameplay.

    If the game crashes, and there are files available in ux0:data/Bully/glsl, please send them to us. If there are too many, then it is because you forgot to install gamefiles.zip, in which case do not send us the files.

    Source: TheFloW

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    Last edited by dlevere; 06-05-2021, 11:58:59 PM.
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