Vita3K - General Guide
Please note that the PSVita support is still experimental and it will be available starting from RetroDECK 0.8.0b
Where to put the games?
Vita3K games should be put into the
The supported formats are
Does Vita3K require BIOS or Firmware?
Yes, it requires two firmwares.
- The Firmware:
- The Firmware Font Package:
The firmware and font firmware can be downloaded and installed from the Configurator.
You can also install them manually:
Download the firmwares from
Open Vita3K from the Configurator and press
File - Install Firmware to install the downloaded firmware.
Licence Files and Keys
.rif or licence keys called a
zRif are required for many games.
They need to be installed by pressing
File - Install Licence then either
Select work.bin / rif for the files or
Enter zRif to input the key.
How to: Get games to show up inside the ES-DE interface
In this example we got a game we want to add:
Step 1: Install the Game
Open the Vita3K emulator via Configurator and press
File and either
Install .pkg or
Install .zip, .vpk depending on what game file you have.
In our example
OutWipe 4820 is a
.pkg file so we chose the
Install .pkg option and navigate to the file to install it.
Step 1b: Add Licences (not always needed)
During installation the Vita3K could call for a Licence File or Key.
Either add the
.rif files or input the
zRif key in the prompt.
Check more above in the Licence Files and Keys section.
Step 1c: Install any DLCs or patches
Install the patches and DLC the same way as the game by repeating Step 1 to 1b for the filetype the patch/DLC is in
Step 2: Check the Title ID of the game
In the Vita3K interface the third colum you can see the Title ID of the game you just installed.
You can also check Vita3K Game Compatibility and ID List.
In our example we find out that the Title ID of
OutWipe 4820 is
Step 3: Create the .psvita file
.psvitafile starts as a empty textfile that needs to be created in roms folder
- Name the file
- In our example the file will be called
The end result should look like:
Step 4: Open the pstvita file and add the Title ID
Open up the empty
OutWipe 4820.psvita file and just type in the
<Title_ID> in the first row of the file and save, in this example you enter
Make sure you don't add any spaces or linebreaks and the file should just contain the word
Step 5: The game should now run
The game should now be added to the ES-DE interface from the
retrodeck/roms/psvita/OutWipe 4820.psvita file you just created and can be played after you reload RetroDECK from the Configurator or re-launch the application.