PS Vita Release: Final Fantasy IV After Years port updated to 0.9, significantly improves performance


PS Vita Developer Rinnegatamante has updated his port of of Final Fantasy IV After Years for the PS Vita. This new version, 0.9.0, is now compatible with the 1.0.10 underlying Android executable update, which supports multithreading. The use of all CPUs seems to bring a massive performance improvement, ensuring a steady 30FPS for the game on PS Vita.

Update: in an earlier version of this article, I stated this was an update of his FFIV port (which also exists), but this is actually FFIV After Year. Apologies for the mistake, and thanks to everyone who’s contacted me to let me know.

What is Final Fantasy IV After Years for PS Vita

The name says it all, this is a PS Vita port of Final fantasy IV After Years, based on the Android version of the game. From the readme:

This is a wrapper/port of Final Fantasy 4: The After Years Android for the PS Vita.

The port works by loading the official Android ARMv6 executable in memory, resolving its imports with native functions and patching it in order to properly run. By doing so, it’s basically as if we emulate a minimalist Android environment in which we run natively the executable as is.

What is new in FFIV AY PS Vita 0.9.0

  • Added support for v.1.0.10 executable (offering better widescreen support and an HUGE performance boost).
  • Updated to latest vitaGL commit.

Setup Instructions

(From the readme)

In order to properly install the game, you’ll have to follow these steps precisely:

  • Install kubridge and FdFix by copying kubridge.skprx and fd_fix.skprx to your taiHEN plugins folder (usually ux0:tai) and adding two entries to your config.txt under *KERNEL:

Note Don’t install fd_fix.skprx if you’re using repatch plugin

  • Optional: Install PSVshell to overclock your device to 500Mhz.
  • Install libshacccg.suprx, if you don’t have it already, by following this guide.
  • Obtain your copy of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years legally from the Google Play store in form of an .apk file and one or more .obb files (usually located inside the /sdcard/android/obb/com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FF4AY_GP/) 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. The apk can be extracted with whatever Zip extractor you prefer (eg: WinZip, WinRar, etc…) since apk is basically a zip file. You can rename .apk to .zip to open them with your default zip extractor.
  • Copy the .obb file to ux0:data/ff4a and rename it to main.obb.
  • Open the apk and extract from the lib/armeabi folder to ux0:data/ff4a.
  • Install FF4AY.vpk on your PS Vita.

Download FFIV AY Vita


You can download the game here.

Source code:


  • 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.)