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  • Dirtbox 12 Jan 2007 13:11:24 77,746 posts
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    If your question hasn't already been answered below, post it in this thread and someone will answer it and it will be added to this list to help others.

    Alternatively, if you see something that needs to be clarified or added, say so and either I or a mod will do it.

    Most things here will be covered in Sony's online manual so remember to check there too.


    Just got a PS3?

    Share your joy with the world here.

    Buying a PS3

    Q: Where can I import a PS3 from?
    A: Any of the following:
    http://www.videogamesplus.ca/
    http://www.ncsx.com/
    http://www.renchi.com/


    Regional issues

    Q: Can I plug my imported PS3 into that mains?
    A: Yes, it has a universal power supply that can safely use both 240v and 110v. Just plug it in with a normal PC/kettle style power cord.

    Q: Is it region free?
    A: Yes, but only with PS3 games.

    Q: Can I play my DVDs, Bluray movies and PS2 games?
    A: Not unless they are of the same region as your PS3.

    Q: Where can I import games from?
    A: Any of the following:
    http://www.yesasia.com
    http://www.ncsx.com
    http://www.videogamesplus.ca
    http://www.renchi.com


    Technical help

    Q: I turn it on and nothing happens.
    A: Try holding the power button down for 10 seconds, failing that, buy a new one.

    Q: Help! The drive makes loud clicking noises!
    A: Until addic can find the words, here is the place to talk about it.

    Q: Why is the picture black and white on my telly?
    A: Use an RGB SCART cable or get a TV that handles component/HDMI

    Q: Why am I getting no picture when swapping from an HDTV using HDMI to composite on a SD set or vice versa?
    A: With both the HDMI and composite leads in your HD set, change the video setting before swapping to an SDTV.

    Q: What is the difference between the 20gb and the 60gb PS3's?
    A: Take a look at the PS3 entry on Wikipedia.

    Q: Can my 20gb PS3 connect wirelessly?
    A: Yes, as discussed here


    Connecting stuff

    Q: Can I connect my bluetooth headset to my PS3?
    A: Yes, there's a guide here.

    Q: Can I connect a Keyboard and Mouse to a PS3?
    A: Yes via USB. Most wireless keyboards will also work.

    Q: How do I replace my 20/60GB 2.5" SATA drive?
    A: Its a straight-forward process. A guide can be found here.


    Game fixes

    Q: Why can't I see any blood in R:FoM?
    A: Check that your PS3 hasn't got the parental controls turned on, failing that, read this thread which has a US save file for R:FoM complete with blood.

    Q: Why cant I play the Japanese version of Motorstorm in HD on my 1080i HDTV?
    A: Because it only supports 720p or 480p. If your TV can't do that you will only get SD output.

    Q:I have an import version of Motorstorm, why can't I play my UK friends?
    A:Online play in Motorstorm is locked to the region of the actual disc, not the region of your PS3. So if you've got a US copy, then you can only play on US servers. You need a UK copy to hop on the UK servers.

    Online stuff

    Q: I have a PS3 from region X, can I use the region Y Marketplace?
    A: You can use any marketplace as long as you have registered online with that region's branch of Sony.

    Q: How do I register my PS3?
    A: Create a new master accounty via the XMB on your PS3 and that's it, you're done.

    Q: Can you access marketplace from the UK?
    A: You can access both the Asia and US Marketplaces via some nifty address entering. The UK marketplace is now live so go and sign up for a free blu-ray of Casino Royale

    Q: Can you use a UK credit card in the Marketplace?
    A: Yes.

    Q:Websites are tiny on my TV, how do I zoom in on webpages?
    A:Hold down square, and use the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons to zoom in and out. You can also use the left analogue to move around.


    Selling/buying a PS3

    Q: How much does a PS3 cost in some other country?
    A: A lot less than it will here. International prices.

    Q: Can I sell my PS3 here?
    A: Not unless you wish to pay me 28% of the proceeds. Send cheques care of Eurogamer.


    Rumour control

    Q: I've heard a rumour that the PS3 high def will only run on 1080p TVs?!?
    A: Rubbish! (unless the game is Motorstorm, read above)

    Q: Will the PS3 be out in March in the UK?
    A: 23rd to be exact. If the world doesn't end before then.

    Q: Does Sony hate Europe?
    A: Yes, absolutely.


    PSP

    Sony's Remote Play details.

    Q: Can I use my PSP as a controller.
    A: No.

    Q: What can I do with my PSP once it's connected?
    A: The PSP connects to the 60gbs wireless adapter, and let's you use Remote Play and some of the dashboard features like music, video files (not Blue Ray/DVD) and the friends list. Also some games use it for extra functionality such as F1 which allows you to use it as a rear view mirror.

    PS3 UK Store

    Q:What's in the UK store then?
    A:Well, as of the 21st March 07 there is:

    GT HD Concept
    Tekken 5 DR
    Resistance FoM Demo
    Motorstorm Demo
    Blast Factor
    Lemmings
    Formula One CE Demo
    Genji DoTB Demo
    Ridge Racer 7 Demo
    Gripshift
    PS3 Stories: Control & Cinematic
    Blast Factor Demo
    Lemmings Starter Pack
    GTHD Concept Trailer
    Motorstorm Trailer
    Formula One CE Trailer
    Resistance FoM Trailer
    Genji DoTB Trailer
    Genji DoTB Enemy Costume
    Resistance FoM TV Advert
    PS3 Adverts: Grenade and Trailer2
    Casino Royale Trailer
    X-Men 3: The Last Stand Trailer
    The Darkness Revenge Trailer
    NBA 2K7 Trailer
    Behind Enemy Lines Trailer


    Yes, I know that Flow isn't there, but it likely will be by the time launch day comes around.

    General

    Q:Why has my dash turned pink?
    A:It all depends on the time of day, starts off bright and gets darker as the day progresses.

    Edited by Mapster at 12:22:58 25-03-2007
    sound

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  • pjmaybe 12 Jan 2007 13:12:29 70,676 posts
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    You think sticking a cocktail stick into a (soon to be flooding and holier than swiss cheese) massive busted dyke is going to stop this place turning into a tard zoo in March? :)

    Peej
  • pagedown 12 Jan 2007 13:13:32 161 posts
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    Good idea this. hopefully the mods can sticky it.
  • Dirtbox 12 Jan 2007 13:13:42 77,746 posts
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  • pjmaybe 12 Jan 2007 13:18:44 70,676 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    I'm going to sit back and enjoy the ride, when everyone here unanimously get pissed off with a subject (think: Vanguard) it's quite entertaining in all honesty!

    It is isn't it. It's nice to take a break and do some work :)

    Peej
  • Dirtbox 12 Jan 2007 13:21:32 77,746 posts
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  • mankell 12 Jan 2007 13:27:26 718 posts
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  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2007 13:37:07 53,982 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Actually fluffy, can you fuck off now please?
    /cnut
  • thehat 12 Jan 2007 13:37:09 1,833 posts
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    7)
    Q. Can I sell my PS3 here?
    A. No, now kindly fuck off.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2007 13:37:55 53,982 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    A.Use an RGB SCART cable or get a TV that handles component/HDMI
    A1. Don't forget to buy the component cable too...
  • Dirtbox 12 Jan 2007 13:43:14 77,746 posts
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    Don't fight in this thread, it's not for your personal amusement, it's for mine.

    Thank you

    ~The Management

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  • morriss 12 Jan 2007 13:46:00 70,947 posts
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    I will make the decisions on who can fight and who can't, thank you very much.

    - Roger Eurogamer, Owner of Eurogamer
  • mankell 12 Jan 2007 13:56:32 718 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    I will make the decisions on who can fight and who can't, thank you very much.

    - Roger Eurogamer, Owner of Eurogamer

    I think not.

    Roger God. (Omniprescent being and Big Bastard. UID no. 1)
  • one-eye 12 Jan 2007 13:56:37 1,220 posts
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    Can I use Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard ?
    Not as yet, but there is a supposed patch which will address this.

    What headset do I need for online gaming?
    A variety of Bluetooth headsets do work, some digging around on the internet will confirm which.

    How do I get it running in HD ?
    Connect via the supplied composite cable (old ps2 one will work also) and then connect the HDMI cable. Set it to output via HDMI in the settings, then switch to the appropiate channel. Once you have a picture on HDMI channel you can remove composite.

    If I think of anymore I'll put em in here. Though the official "I have a PS3 thread", does have some useful info in.

  • morriss 12 Jan 2007 13:58:35 70,947 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    I miss York
    Where is he? Why did he leave?
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2007 13:59:57 53,982 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Actually fluffy, can you fuck off now please?
    /cnut
    Me?
    No... always deem.

    =)
  • Dirtbox 12 Jan 2007 14:00:20 77,746 posts
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    Thanks for those, one-eye (and others). I can't be arsed to read through that thread for two reasons. the first being I neither own, nor want a PS3 and the second reason being pretty much the same as the first, just said in a squeeky voice.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:02:23 12-01-2007

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  • kalel 12 Jan 2007 14:08:56 87,120 posts
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    I'm gonna go a bit of a house clean on the 'Useful threads' this weekend, so I'll put a link to this in there when I do.
  • Dirtbox 12 Jan 2007 14:15:30 77,746 posts
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    Kal, d'ya reckon you could clear out all the OT posts in here while you're at it? I'd like it to stay on topic and as clear as possible.

    Ta!

    ****Ah SHIT. Actually, don't. It'll ruin the thread :(

    Nice one, people :(






    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:16:39 12-01-2007

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  • m0th3rfunk3r 14 Jan 2007 05:51:43 464 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:


    Q: Where can I import games from?
    A: www.play-asia.com is a good start.


    Edited by Dirtbox at 13:54:08 12-01-2007

    Edited by Dirtbox at 13:56:26 12-01-2007


    No you cant. Playasia wont export PS3 hard or software to any country within the EU.

    Edited by m0th3rfunk3r at 05:52:25 14-01-2007
  • BrooklynBB 15 Jan 2007 18:26:38 6 posts
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    1. How can you access marketplace from the UK?
    2. Can you use a UK credit card?
  • Lukus 15 Jan 2007 18:43:17 19,050 posts
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    What is the best way to make love to a PS3?

    Thanks in advance.

    Lukus11122539982.

    Paintings & Photographs

  • Isnips 15 Jan 2007 18:54:15 176 posts
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    BrooklynBB wrote:
    1. How can you access marketplace from the UK?
    2. Can you use a UK credit card?

    1. You can, but not the UK market place until it's launched here. You can use the any others depending on which country you register in.
    2. Yes, not sure how but seems to work. Also only works when making small deposits. Again, not sre why?
  • Dirtbox 15 Jan 2007 18:58:49 77,746 posts
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  • m0th3rfunk3r 15 Jan 2007 19:13:29 464 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:





    I know about the hardware, if you'd be so kind as to display a little common sense and tell me where you can import games from, I'll change it.



    As far as I am aware the only place that you can get games from is probably an auction site like Ebay.co.uk or from sites that don't care about pissing off sony....


    regardless, I think the common sense part comes into play by actually going to various sites and seeing if they will ship to the EU

    9/10 all hard/software is going to get blocked in the shipping details section from most reputable sites that sell sony products 'off the shelf'.


    The best bet is to visit somewhere like http://www.videogameimports.com/







    Edited by m0th3rfunk3r at 19:15:04 15-01-2007
  • BrooklynBB 15 Jan 2007 19:33:50 6 posts
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    Any takers on how to access the ps3 online from the UK?
  • Isnips 15 Jan 2007 19:51:31 176 posts
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    BrooklynBB wrote:
    Any takers on how to access the ps3 online from the UK?

    Look up a few comments to find your answer!

    Import game sites for the PS3

    www.yesasia.com
    www.ncsx.com
    www.videogamesplus.ca
    www.renchi.com

    To name a few.
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