PSVita Cobra BlackFin Users’ Manual

Recently, PSVita Cobra BlackFin have began to sale on the market. In order to make you know more about it, i collect some data, please read below users’ manual.

Cobra Black Fin Emulator Initialization
Formatted mircoSD card and dump ISO files, connect the BlackFin Reader to PC through USB cable. Before access the BlackFin Reader, you need to install ‘Drivers’ on PC. Then enter the Drivers directory, run ‘CDM211216-Setup’, following the intructions to install FTDI drivers.
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Right Click Blackfin dongle and choose Update Driver Software, select Browse my computer for driver software, then c:\Blackfin-1.0\Drivers Software, the installation will be finished automatically.
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Open BlackFin App, then insert a blank microSD card into BlackFin Emulator, then plug to BlackFin Reader, any slot is ok.
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Setting the server tp use with the BlackFin Software
The BlackFin Software can be configured to use any server (local server and public server) You can edit C:\Users\<user>\AppDate\Local\BlackFin\settings.conf to change the server, see the below picture.
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Using the BlackFin Software
There have some tabs on BlackFin Software.The first one is for accessing the Card Emulator and a new tab will be created for Readers that the application detects. The windows will be like this. If the BlackFin Dongle is not find, just click ‘Retry’ button to try again. You can switch the tab to see the status of your BlackFin Reader.
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Identify your game cards
To identify a card, you need to follow these intruction:
First, select a card
In this part, the BlackFin Emulator must not be inserted in the Reader or in PS Vita, or the Vita must be off, then selet the card
The Software will start scannin for the BlackFin Emulator
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You can insert the BlackFin Emulator into PS Vita, it will be detected by the Software and authentication of the game card will begin
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The game have been recognized by the BlackFin Software, and now it can be dumped.
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Dumping a Vita Game Card to disk
Make sure the game card is authenticated, then select the game card to dump
Select the ‘Dump to disk’ option from the reader’s menu
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Select the directory and filename to save the ISO file
The game will be dumped from the Reader to the file you selected, wait until the game dumped finish.
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Add a game dump to the BlackFin Emulator MicroSD card
Insert the BlackFin Emulator to the Reader, any slots is ok.
Ensure the microSD card is formatted.
Select the BlackFin Emulator from the list of cards in the reader, then click ‘Add game’ button from the menu
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Select the ISO file you want to add to the micro SD card, then game will be added to the microSD card of the Emulator
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Launch a game through the BlackFin Emulator
Make sure the microSD card is formatted and with ISO games, insert into the BlackFin Emulator, then select ‘Card Emulator’tab
Click the ‘Bluetooth: Connect’ button.
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Inset the BlackFin Emulator into the PSVita after it finished, the software will be like this. On the left side, the game will show up as green if it is available on the server; If not, then shows red. All of the available games will be shown at the right side.
Select a game that you want to launch, then click ‘Launch game’ button, the game will be authenticated by the PSVita through the BlackFin Server.
BlackFin user guide 17The game have been launched and enjoy the game on your console.
BlackFin user guide 18Cobra BlackFin is currently supported up to PS Vita Firmware 3.57. We are now developing for fireware 3.60. Please don’t update your console over 3.57 fireware on the meantime — comes from BlackFin Team.