A tale of PSNDL, ReactPSN and "Why the @%£@%@ doesn't it work?"

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by replicashooter, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. replicashooter
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    replicashooter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Righto folks, first off I grabbed The Secret Of Monkey Island from PSNDL complete with its RAP file (ch ch check out my melody!), copied the PKG across to the root of the MS, put the RAP into \exdata folder, installed the PKG, ran ReactPSN (tried with L1, X, O - no joy) and still it comes up with the "Need to activate via PSN" screen when I try to run Monkey Island.

    Now I've never had this issue before, ReactPSN appears to be correctly configured with the AA user and its worked on another title before so what gives here?

    Mucho gracias amigos.
     
  2. jellybeangreen2

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    You don't need to press any buttons when opening reactpsn. Log in with reactpsn. Change user account name to aa. Then put USB in to drive. Then open reactpsn. Don't press anything. PS3 will reboot. That's it
     
  3. replicashooter
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    Hold up, maybe I'm not getting the instructions but you're saying I should:

    Switch to the ReactPSN user account (which was originally created as AA and now shows ReactPSN and some info)
    Change the username of the account I'm in back to AA
    Insert USB in the slot nearest to the drive
    Open ReactPSN
    PS3 reboots
    Commence monkeying?

    Strange as I didn't have to do anything like that last time I used a RAP? Also does it matter which region you grab as Monkey Island is only USA and my machine is PAL.
     
  4. fatsquirrel

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    I feel you man. I have no idea how I got it working either.
    After I installed latest rebug it started magically working...
     
  5. replicashooter
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    replicashooter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Its quite a strange app having no UI and all that but after some searching there definitely appears to be a mysterious element at play..
     
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  6. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    I just use PSNPatch.
     
  7. replicashooter
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    I just tried that and still got the same issue, for what its worth my machine isn't connected to the net, has never gone online and thus doesn't have a PSN account - could this be causing the issue?
     
  8. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    For psnpatch you do need to have logged in at least once.
     
  9. replicashooter
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    Aha, so are there any issues with going into the PSN store with a Cobra machine that I need to be aware of first?
     
  10. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Just run psnpatch before logging in.
    Install the plugin too while you're at it.
     
  11. replicashooter
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    replicashooter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks, if I were to just convert the game to an ISO would that circumvent all of this potential hassle as I have no internet connection at home or are there any alternative ways of making it work?
     
  12. Duo8

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    If you do then yes you don't have do deal with activating.
     
  13. replicashooter
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    replicashooter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Great, how do you go about doing that then? A tutorial/link would be handy.
     
  14. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Never done that, so you'll have to look around yourself.
    I think someone else was trying the same right in this subforum.
     
  15. Biff627

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    Oh man I miss those days. Before I ever even touched online with "Rogero 4.50" that I used all the time then, I used PSNinja and PSNPatch to make sure my console looked clean. PSNinja to clear, fake, and make the game boot up list read only and psnpatch to disable sys calls. That should give you a fair chance at not getting banned. For the 3 years that I used that thing online, I never got banned from psn.

    As others said, It doe need to be signed in atleast once. Not the ReactPSN account... But the main one you'd be using
     
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  16. Duo8

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    Psnpatch does all that now.
     
  17. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I haven't messed with my ps3 since I got a ps4. Plus this ps3 over heats so darn fast.. I have thermal paste, but I've been to lazy to replace it.