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PlayStation Mobile Development Cookbook

By : Michael Fleischauer
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PlayStation Mobile Development Cookbook

By: Michael Fleischauer

Overview of this book

With the PlayStation®Mobile SDK you can create stunning games for the PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation™Certified devices (PS Certified devices). It includes everything you need to get started, including an IDE for developing your code and even an emulator to test your creations. "PlayStation®Mobile Development Cookbook"| is an exciting and practical collection of recipes that help you make the most of this exciting new platform. It provides you with everything you need to create complete 2D or 3D games and applications that fully unlock the potential of the SDK. After quickly covering the basics, you'll learn how to utilize input sources like touch, gamepads, and motion controls, and then move on to more advanced content like creating and animating 2D graphics, networking, playing sound effects and music, adding physics, and then finally jumping into the world of 3D.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
PlayStationMobile Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Publishing Your Application

Installing the PlayStation Mobile SDK

This recipe demonstrates how to install the PlayStation Mobile SDK.

Getting ready

First you need to download the PlayStation Mobile SDK; you can download it from

How to do it...

  1. Locate the installation file you downloaded earlier and double-click to launch the installer. Say yes to any security related questions.

  2. Take the default settings when prompting, making sure to install the runtimes and GTK# libraries.

  3. The installer for the Vita drivers will now launch. There is no harm in installing them even if you do not have a Vita:

  4. Installation is now complete; a browser window with the current release notes will open.

How it works...

The SDK is now installed on your machines. Assuming you used default directories, the SDK will be installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\SCE\PSM if you are running 64 bit Windows, or to C:\Program Files\SCE\PSM if you are running 32 bit Windows. Additionally all of the documentation and samples have been installed under the Public account, located in C:\Users\Public\Documents\PSM .

There's more...

There are a number of samples available in the samples directory and you should certainly take a moment to check them out. They range in complexity from simple Hello World applications, up to a full blown 3rd person 3D role playing game (RPG). They are, however, often documented in Japanese and often rely on other samples, making learning from them a frustrating experience at times, at least, for those of us who do not understand Japanese!

See also

  • See the A Tour of the PlayStation Mobile SDK section in the Preface for a better understanding of what is included in the SDK you just installed