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#121 Philly

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:36 AM

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#122 Nick Laslett

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:00 AM

Can you store movie files directly on the PS3 HDD drive?


Yes, it will play many different formats stored on the HD. There is a piece of conversion software you can use on your PC, a bit like how you put movies on the PSP.

If you go the Linux route there are no practical limits to what you can do in regard to stored movie content.

You can just replace the standard drive with a 200gb if you want.

The PS3 is basically a PC, I mean it takes a USB mouse and keyboard, has a built in web browser, you can install an OS (linux) that allows you to run Office like apps.

All a bit crazy really.

Has anyone tried the Driving Force Pro?

I assume it will work with RR7, F1 and Motorstorm?

My PS3 order has still not been filled, they said I've got to wait a few more days. At least it only cost $600.

I can see Motorstorm arriving before my hardware.
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#123 rubberducker

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:33 AM

So all you people who now own one, does the lack of rumble in the pad make games worse? Or dont you really notice after a while?

i really notice it actually. i took it for granted on the 360 - but without it games feel fair less tactile. i never realise i'm being shot in resistance due to their being no rumble - which has taken some getting used to.

i think sony will have to reintroduce a better controller in the near future because the current one lets their whole system down.
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#124 labarte

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:46 AM

i really notice it actually. i took it for granted on the 360 - but without it games feel fair less tactile. i never realise i'm being shot in resistance due to their being no rumble - which has taken some getting used to.


I had the same problem you do get used to it though become attuned to the red marks, which tell you the same thing. It does feel a bit like going back in time though. The whole off-road thing in motorstorm would benenfit hugely from rumble.

When you think that the 360 pad is almost completely free of compromise (awful d-pad and the fact you need to buy an plug 'n' charge kit aside), the ps3's effort seems poor. It also suffers from signal drop-outs, which I think is abysmal.

The other annoyance is that the mini USB lead you get to charge the pad is stupidly short.
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#125 Lorfarius

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:52 AM

i think sony will have to reintroduce a better controller in the near future because the current one lets their whole system down.


I think we are stuck with this one. They may release one as an accessory but Id have thought all the games being programmed would be made without the rumble feature. So implementing a new controller would be less effective at a later date.
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#126 Sprite Machine

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:12 AM

I think we are stuck with this one. They may release one as an accessory but Id have thought all the games being programmed would be made without the rumble feature. So implementing a new controller would be less effective at a later date.

Worked okay for the PS1. That had some of the best uses of rumble ever, despite it being a later addition.

I hope they sort it out soon, anyway.
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#127 rubberducker

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:45 AM

I think we are stuck with this one. They may release one as an accessory but Id have thought all the games being programmed would be made without the rumble feature. So implementing a new controller would be less effective at a later date.

i think the current controller is SO bad they are going to have to release an updated one with rumble and better sticks (which could just be repackaged with the system and sold seperately to early adopters). it just feels so poor compared to the 360 one.

you could just patch a rumble for old games via t'internet later.
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#128 connect

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:54 AM

Yes, it will play many different formats stored on the HD. There is a piece of conversion software you can use on your PC, a bit like how you put movies on the PSP.


Can I put a HD video file on a DVD-R and then copy it onto the PS3 HDD. MPEG2.

Or do I have to convert it with the software first.
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#129 rubberducker

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:21 PM

any links to software that will encode to ps 3 compatible video files?
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#130 Boutros

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:28 PM

I keep forgetting that.

Sensible option, anyway, although Syphon Filter is one game which needs four buttons up top.

Don't 95% of the PSone games use most/all of the buttons.

The fact that the PSP misses 4 buttons (2 facebuttons, 2 shoulderbuttons) renders emulation pretty much pointless IMO.
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#131 Graham_S

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:31 PM

Don't 95% of the PSone games use most/all of the buttons.

The fact that the PSP misses 4 buttons (2 facebuttons, 2 shoulderbuttons) renders emulation pretty much pointless IMO.

Apprently for Tekken, the shoulder buttons are mapped to the analog nub: L2 = push left, R2 = push right, L2+R2 = push up.
What face buttons is it missing?
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#132 Number 28

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:36 PM

R3+L3 I guess. They're not used very often in PS1 games though, or PS2 games for that matter. Still, you'd be a bit forked if you needed 'em. I really hope eventually they'll be playable on the actual PS3.
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#133 Quexex

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:36 PM

Apprently for Tekken, the shoulder buttons are mapped to the analog nub: L2 = push left, R2 = push right, L2+R2 = push up.
What face buttons is it missing?


You can also configure this to be the L1 and R1 on the nub depending on what you need in game.
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#134 Nick Laslett

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:51 PM

any links to software that will encode to ps 3 compatible video files?


GAF thread for PS3 video formats

You can just use a USB drive or Memory Stick to get the file onto the PS3 or download it using the web browser.

Playsyde they are going to start posting MP4 PS3 compatible movies.

PS3 Spot you can get downloads here too, but you need to register.

If you are interested in the free install of Linux, you should visit this thread.

GAF PS3 Linux all you need to know thread

HD Replacement guide: See Here
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#135 labarte

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:17 PM

Blu-ray Black Hawk Down arrived from Movietyme today. It's impressive but not quite the leap over DVD that you might expect. Close-ups of faces look fantastic (beads of sweat, pores of skin, etc.) and the impression of depth is amazing (things really pop out at you), but when there is a great deal going on the picture can get a bit noisy. It also seems a bit dark, although obviously you can turn up the brightness to compensate.

The menu looks laughably budget although the subtitles' font appears far nicer than most -- if not all -- DVD players I've seen. You don't appear to be able to zoom on the PS3 though so you will always get black borders on movies*, unless your TV will let you zoom HDMI sources (mine won't).

*doesn't really bother me
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#136 Qazimod

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:28 PM

Could anyone provide shots of the 'muk on the PS3 browser? Is it an actual internet browser or some kind of specialist Sony network of pages?
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#137 Alex W.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:34 PM

It's an actual, multi-tab internet browser.
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#138 labarte

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:50 PM

Could anyone provide shots of the 'muk on the PS3 browser? Is it an actual internet browser or some kind of specialist Sony network of pages?


OK, but only because I'm bored:

http://i134.photobuc.../ps3browser.jpg

http://i134.photobuc...browser720p.jpg

http://i134.photobuc...rowser1080i.jpg

720 is more usable, I would say.
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#139 Qazimod

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:16 PM

Wow, it looks as though console browsing might actually be less chaotic than previous efforts, thanks to hi-def tellies. No more blurries! :lol:
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#140 Nick Laslett

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:31 PM

The PS3 really is a computer, you could get Linux and run Firefox, if the built in browser wasn't to you liking.

Linux also gives you access to Media Extender capabilities.

Anyway, another potential pitfall of Japanese PS3 ownership has just been identified.

Courtesy of Bebpo at GAF, Original Thread

Ok, here is the deal for those who haven't been following the Resistance issue:

Single SKU PS3 games that are just one game with multiple language versions on it, shipped all around the world, work by detecting the region of the PS3 they are being played on. If they are played on a US PS3 the games released so far will all work uncensored. Yet if the games released so far are played on a JPN PS3, Resistance and Untold Legends (both published by Sony) will be censored and missing blood as well as other things.

To get around this problem, for future violent games released in the US (and maybe even Japan), those of us with a JPN PS3 (DCharlie, TTP, Lyte Edge, etc...) have two choices to avoid the CERO censor-box scenario.

1. Import the US version of the game in question (less convenient) and download a starting save from anyone in the US (super easy to get) (aka, the person turned on the game, created a save [maybe saved if necessary at first save point] and turned it off) and load that save. You should then be playing the uncensored version that US players are playing.

2. Buy the domestic JPN version (convinient)and find a starting save from SOMEONE with a US system + JPN version of game in question (this could be really hard for something like God of War; why would anyone in the US have a JPN version), load it and then play the uncensored version the US players are playing.

Note there are two ways companies can screw us over:

1. Make the game check the region each time a save is loaded before resuming play and modify if needed.

2. Make the region-checking save a system save and make it uncopyable. Genji 2's system save is uncopyable while its normal game saves are copyable.


Also worth noting is that in all reality not many games are likely to be censored so this shouldn't be a big issue. Heck, it's likely the two Sony published games in question here weren't even censored by CERO but rather Sony didn't want D or Z rated games at launch, but rather C or better rated games so they'd be family friendly. These days the only games that truly seem to get cenosred in Japan are the very gorey US games and gorey Capcom JPN titles. And it's worth noting that this works both ways and some games in the US like KH2 and Xenosaga ep1-3 are got censored in the US to achieve lower ratings in order to attempt to sell more copies. In all actuality, censorship really should not exist in gaming as the most violent games still pale in comparison to many R-rated films; but because of the way society sees games as being for kids, censorship is likely to continue for some time.

Finally, this has all been concluded off tests with a single game (Resistance) so we are unsure of if the same workarounds will work for all games. I might go and pick up Untold Legends just for testing purposes to confirm that the fix works in that as well.


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#141 Quexex

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:31 PM

Wow, it looks as though console browsing might actually be less chaotic than previous efforts, thanks to hi-def tellies. No more blurries! :lol:


It's preety cool to be honest and I'm even finding that the virtual keyboard isn't too bad once you get used to it - at least it has predictive (in an odd manner).
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#142 Qazimod

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:35 PM

Sweet. :lol:
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#143 Strafe

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:49 PM

My Japanese PS3 is turning up tomorrow. How can I download the motorstorm demo?
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#144 Quexex

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:53 AM

My Japanese PS3 is turning up tomorrow. How can I download the motorstorm demo?


Create a US Playstation Network account (no CC required) also create a Japanese one you'll need an address (or Zip/postcode) for each but I'm sure google will help you out!
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#145 labarte

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:57 PM

Wow, it looks as though console browsing might actually be less chaotic than previous efforts, thanks to hi-def tellies. No more blurries! :)


If i didn't have a laptop on WiFi, I think I would use it to check out news and stuff. Once you have your favourites sorted out it would probably be quicker than booting-up your average PC.
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#146 Stebbo

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:58 PM

If i didn't have a laptop on WiFi, I think I would use it to check out news and stuff. Once you have your favourites sorted out it would probably be quicker than booting-up your average PC.


People still turn their PC's off? :)
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#147 Super Craig

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:08 PM

People still turn their PC's off? :)

Yes.
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#148 fatoy.japa

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:13 PM

People still turn their PC's off? :)

Yep. It's in my bedroom and makes too much noise to sleep with it on.
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#149 labarte

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:49 PM

That's another reason to use the PS3 it's quieter.
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#150 petrolgirls

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:59 PM

People still turn their PC's off? :)


They also piss away a load of electricity. Won't somebody think of the planet?
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