01-04-2012 08:11 PM - edited 01-04-2012 08:18 PM
What you'll need
A)A Game running in background (By running, I mean past the in-game initial start up sequence or loaded from a game
B)Livetweet*(available on PSN Store in the "Social" Section)and a twitter account.
*Could possibly work on the facebook app also... but I haven't tested it.
Here's one I booted up earlier... Blue Peter stylee
Click a link ..any link. For arguments sake... I clicked the BeeB News
Hey Presto!! You're now surfing the interwebs whilst a game is running/paused in background.
So whilst we're here we may as well try and get back to the game.
As the owners of Virtua Tennis may know. This is the mini games selection screen of the one and only Virtua Tennis 4 working fine and dandy.
However, If you minimise the browser (Go back to live area) and try to access it(browser) again at any point
You'll be greeted with good ol' trustry which we all know and ..........despise inconvenience.
If this happens Cancel and rinse and repeat the livetweet step.
Tried and tested with the fantastic MotorstormRC
Tried and tested with Uncharted Golden Abyss
There we go kids...... the proof's in the pudding.
on 02-04-2012 01:56 AM
Considering the rumour is that the next firmware update coming some time this month will "improve the browser", it seems there is a chance it will indeed break this.
Silly though, as Netfront is meant to be VERY light on memory so should be able to function with a game minimised. It would only make sense if NO apps could multitask, but as we know quite a few can.
on 02-04-2012 08:25 PM
I discovered pretty much this with MNR:RT - from within the game you can launch a browser for some tutorial documentation, yet if you go back to the Vita main menu, it won't let you launch the browser without closing the game. It's a bit weird...
on 03-04-2012 06:41 PM
Great workaround Codey
Still works on 1.65 firmz for those that have it.... but less stable. Seems to micropause the vita when wifi symbol is spinning and active.
This notification popped up.
I okay'd it, the page still loaded. Stopped browsing, shut down the A-Men demo
Which then led to my first ever crash on my vita... followed by another one in quick succession. this time, flickr were to blame(only thing I opened after reboot) crashing the vita to a blue flashing light.
I'll have to wait and see if the newly fixed version of 1.65 will alleviate the symptoms, I seem to be getting since the "pulled" version of 1.65
on 04-04-2012 08:00 PM
on 10-04-2012 12:21 PM
Hmm so that's why it sometimes told me to close browser on Unit 13 and others no. Awesome Strange though if it can manage it why does it ask you to close the game :/
Still works on Firmz 1.66.
Probably to reserve memory for the game...on some webpages it can make the vita sluggish..but yeah, the vita can manage it.
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