restricted online play.

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  1. steve-p
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    o.k. crap title.

    some games can only be played online with a legit serial/key from purchasing an original.

    SOCOM3 is said to be one of them.

    can someone list the others please.
    i'm looking at a possible fix.
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  2. Goli

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    Modnation Racers and Phantasy Star Portable 2.
     
  3. steve-p
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    thanks.
     
  4. prowler

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    Nothing needs to be fixed and you will never be able to bypass it.

    Just buy the damn game if you want online play.
     
  5. Ryupower

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    the fix it to

    BUY, online license of the PSN


    you WILL need to PAY to go online, you you DON'T have a online license file, to go online
     
  6. steve-p
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    LOL

    so what's the difference between the way these games go online and older ones?
    you think it's all at the server-side?
    i dont.
     
  7. prowler

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    Once you have entered the code for online, your PSN account will be permitted to go online and play.
     
  8. steve-p
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    if it's all server-side then why do these games use a midified prx for connecting online.
    anybody tried replacing it?

    nobody got anywhere without trying you know,
    trying and failing is closer to sucess than never trying at all! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ryupower

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    when you sign-in, the game checks your PSN ID(

    to see if it is registered for the game's online


    if it is NOT, it give you a error message
    if the game is registered to your PSNID you sign-in, and can paly online


    the license registered you PSNID for the game Online server

    the license is like you are making an account to play the game Online
    but the account is your PSNID
     
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    I know using ISO's is wrong, but this just seems uber wrong to me....
     
  11. steve-p
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    they arent ISO's, they are cso's [​IMG]
     
  12. Pavichokche

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    Haha, this topic it awesome xD

    The reason why I bought (and hacked) a psp is so that I coulc play P.S.P.2 when it comes out. The whole time since, I've been wondering if I'll have to buy the game to play it online or not. I guess there's my answer xD

    As far as the ethical question of the wrongness of playing ISO/CSOs goes, it's a personal choice. It's the same thing as smoking, you could (or could not) be indirectly hurting everyone else, but you do it because you want to.
    Anyway, I'm fine with buying P.S.P.2 because I know it will be worth the money, unlike many other games out there that give you like 10 hours of gameplay (ie. god of war).
     
  13. CrashmanX

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    I suppose this would be a better way of thinking about what your asking. Have you ever been able to connect to Online with out a PSN ID for any PSP or PS3 game? If not, then there is no way your getting around this. Its registered to your account.
     
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    That's not the distinction i was making....i know that people "obtain" the game free and can play the offline experience fully on their own, but would be uncomfortable if they then can just take part in active resources that everyone else is paying for. Sony made a scheme for people to buy into online without the game, so to me breaking in really does feel like stealing something.
     
  15. Pavichokche

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    Yeah, you're right, xist. P.S.P.2's such a sweet game, it would've been too much to be able to even play it online for free xD

    How does that "buying only the online ID" thing work again?
     
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    There's some scheme where you can purchase a code, which allows pre-owned purchasers to play online. As it stands it's a bit of a rip off, but if it's a great game and you want to play *that* much you'll have bought it anyway. Everyone should be buying the great games regardless...
     
  17. Pavichokche

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    To be honest, I'd much prefer not to have to play the game off a UMD since it's noisy and takes longer to load (I'm sure that varies and is debatable but it is somewhat true), and can also become corrupted (if the disk gets scratched). Maybe I'll just buy the game, get all the necessary online crap, then rip it and sell it. Do you think that would work?
     
  18. CrashmanX

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    If you sell it your no longer entitled to a Back up Copy, which means it becomes Illegal for you to have an ISO/CSO of said game on your PSP.
     
  19. Pavichokche

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    Which is just as illegal as anyone playing ISO/CSOs on their PSP and DS ROMs on their DS. Right?
    Disregarding that, do you think that the online portion would work with a backup?
     
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    Yes if you had the purchased code. The cheapest thing to do would be to buy the game new then either sell it again or find a store that lets you return opened goods. Cheaper than buying a code on it's own i think.