Following releases of Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy V for the PS Vita, based on the Android Remakes, developers TheFloW and Rinnegatamante released a PS Vita port of The Android version of This War of Mine, as well as This War of Mine Stories – Father’s Promise.
Here again, this is an Android port using TheFloW ‘s ARM loader. Additional credit is given to gl33ntwine for providing LiveArea assets.
What is This War of Mine for PS Vita
This War of Mine is a survival-themed strategy game where the player controls a group of civilian survivors in a makeshift-damaged house in the besieged fictional city of Pogoren, Graznavia. The main goal of the game is to stay alive during the war with the tools and materials that the player can gather. Most of the characters under the player’s control have no military background nor any kind of survival experience and will require constant intervention by the player in order to stay alive. The player must maintain their characters’ health, hunger, and mood levels until the declaration of a ceasefire, which occurs after a randomized duration.
The game has been extremely well received, and has been getting several DLCs, as well as a board game version, critically acclaimed as well.
Of note, developer 11-bit studio had a donation drive for Ukraine a few weeks ago, where all profits from the sales of This war of Mine went to the Ukrainian red cross. They raised $850’000 during this initiative.
This is a PS Vita port of This War of Mine, based on the Android version of the game. From the readme:
This is a wrapper/port of This War of Mine and This War Of Mine: Stories – Father’s Promise for the PS Vita.
The port works by loading the official Android ARMv7 executables in memory, resolving their imports with native functions and patching them in order to properly run.
This port, as specified before also, can be used to run This War Of Mine: Stories – Father’s Promise as well. Check the Setup Instructions paragraph to understand how to set it up. There also is support for all DLCs of base game (Season Pass and The Little Ones).
You’re probably getting used to these now, as they’re pretty much the same for all these ports.
(From the readme)
In order to properly install the game, you’ll have to follow these steps precisely:
- Install kubridge and FdFix by copying
fd_fix.skprxto your taiHEN plugins folder (usually
ux0:tai) and adding two entries to your
*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.
libshacccg.suprx, if you don’t have it already, by following this guide.
- Obtain your copy of This War of Mine legally for Android in form of an
.apkfile and one or more
com.elevenbitstudios.twommobile.obblocated inside the
/sdcard/android/obb/com.elevenbitstudios.twommobile/) 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.
- Open the apk with your zip explorer and extract the file
main.obband place it inside
- Optional: The vpk supports This War of Mine: Stories – Father’s Promise as well. In order to install and play it, open its relative apk and place the file
Download This War of Mine PS Vita
You can download the game here.
- You will need a hacked PS Vita to run unofficial games.
- Also please note once more that you will need a legit copy of the original Android game in order to play this. The files from the original game are required for the setup! (See Setup details in the section above.) You can typically purchase the game from the Google Play Store.