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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I just bought a second ps3 for the bedroom and was wondering about a couple things when running on a network. Is it possible to install a game "mw2" on both systems? I have been playing it on my first system "80gb), and would like to access all my saved info on the new 250gb. Same goes for things purchased in the store, and rockband etc? Also those who use the ps3 media server can it be set to auto-start with windows?

Thanks and sorry for the jumbled thread i'm sleepy.
post #2 of 17
You can install the game on both systems, but only your multiplayer setups will show up on both because those are saved on a separate server. Your single player and spec ops game saves will not transfer (unless you save it on a thumb drive or something, but I've never bothered).

You can download anything on PSN that you have already downloaded with your account. However, your account can only be active on a maximum 5 PS3s; if your account will only be active on these two PS3s you will be fine.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thx for the reply....I signed into my account on the 2nd ps3 and couldn't seem to find where to transfer purchases over. I even tried to re-buy a game and it wouldn't let me. Any help with that would be appreciated.
post #4 of 17
Just go to the PSN Store and the heading "View Downloads" (top righthand corner). From there you can redownload all your purchases and demos.

Alternatively: Account Management>Transaction Management>Download List
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
thx i'll try that when I get home from work.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by tfoltz View Post

Your single player and spec ops game saves will not transfer (unless you save it on a thumb drive or something, but I've never bothered).

LAN Data Transfer Utility
1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV. Please note, firmware (v3.15) must be installed on both systems.
2. On the XMB of PS3 (A), scroll to the Settings category and select [System Settings] and then [Data Transfer Utility]
3. Follow the instructions on-screen and transfer data
4. After transferring the data, follow the instructions on-screen, and then connect PS3 (B) to the TV to view the XMB
5. If content that was downloaded from PlayStation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate PS3 (B) before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PlayStation Network) > (Account Management) > (System Activation) to activate the system.
post #7 of 17
^ That's very good to know.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by eddy_winds View Post

LAN Data Transfer Utility
1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV. Please note, firmware (v3.15) must be installed on both systems.
2. On the XMB of PS3 (A), scroll to the Settings category and select [System Settings] and then [Data Transfer Utility]
3. Follow the instructions on-screen and transfer data
4. After transferring the data, follow the instructions on-screen, and then connect PS3 (B) to the TV to view the XMB
5. If content that was downloaded from PlayStation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate PS3 (B) before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PlayStation Network) > (Account Management) > (System Activation) to activate the system.

Is that to transfer or copy? In other words will you still be able to use on the original PS3?

Some game saves like for Guitar Hero are copy protected and you can't move them even with a thumb drive.

Some games you can only play on one PS3 or the other. If you try to play on the other then you have to register it on the new PS3 which will unregister on the old PS3. Gran Turismo 5 prelude or whatever it is called does this (downloaded version only). The MAG beta gave me a 24 hour time out when I tried to switch PS3s.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddy_winds View Post

LAN Data Transfer Utility
1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV. Please note, firmware (v3.15) must be installed on both systems.

They must be connected to one another for a lan game? I figured it was possible over the same wireless network .

Also yes I just want to share info on both ps3's as they are both used (living room/bedroom). Just want to be able to play Modern Warfare 2 or something in the bedroom sometimes if they front room set is being used.
post #10 of 17
If you download movies from PSN, you cannot share the same PSN account on multiple PS3 consoles. Each PSN account is locked to one PS3 console for movies, free or paid.

You would have to create different PSN accounts for each PS3 consoles and if you buy movies from PSN, you will need to preload each PSN account with funds.

The downloaded movies from PSN are also locked to the PS3 console. The movies cannot be redownloaded or transferred to another PS3. The download movies can be backup but can only be restored to the same PS3 that they were backup from.

As for firmware 3.15 data transfer, it has to transfer everything to another PS3 and then delete everything from the first PS3. It's not practical if you want to share or sync your hard drive data with multiple PS3 consoles.

If you have locked saved games as many PS3 games now lock the saved game to the hard drive, you cannot sync your game progress with more than one PS3 console.

Sony is making owners of more than one PS3 console very different in sharing/syncing their PS3 hard drive contents.

PS3 is advertised as It does everything except letting you share all the data you own your PS3 hard drive with another PS3 hard drive that are owned by you.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by nucl3arboNg View Post

They must be connected to one another for a lan game? I figured it was possible over the same wireless network .

Also yes I just want to share info on both ps3's as they are both used (living room/bedroom). Just want to be able to play Modern Warfare 2 or something in the bedroom sometimes if they front room set is being used.

In theory, wireless network is possible since wire or wireless still send the same network packets over. I'm guessing Sony doesn't want to support wireless because of the wireless network stability. If a gamer tries to transfer large amount of data from one PS3 to another PS3 hard drive and the wireless signal isn't very stable, the connection can get dropped. To reestablish the data transfer again, it will need more data recovery in ensuring everything is transferred properly. Also, the 54Mbit (in the real world, it much slower) wireless speed is much slower than 1Gbit wired network. For two wireless PS3 to communicate, they have to be in AdHoc mode. That's adding another complexity because getting two PS3 to properly communicate in AdHoc isn't as reliable as using wired connection between two PS3.

To reduce amount of PS3 gamers calling Sony for problems with transferring over the wireless, Sony simply isn't supporting wireless. Sony has to justify the cost of support whenever they introduce a new feature in the firmware.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes it does work over a router very nicely I might add. We had both systems online without much lag.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by brakel View Post


Is that to transfer or copy? In other words will you still be able to use on the original PS3?


Some game saves like for Guitar Hero are copy protected and you can't move them even with a thumb drive.


Some games you can only play on one PS3 or the other. If you try to play on the other then you have to register it on the new PS3 which will unregister on the old PS3. Gran Turismo 5 prelude or whatever it is called does this (downloaded version only). The MAG beta gave me a 24 hour time out when I tried to switch PS3s.

I would like to know this as well.
post #14 of 17
You'd like to know the answer to the question which was answered within your quote?
post #15 of 17
This thread has lots of old info. Like you can't share PSN and Plus games with 5 PS3s. You can only share with two. Of course I have 3. tongue.gif
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by brakel View Post

This thread has lots of old info. Like you can't share PSN and Plus games with 5 PS3s. You can only share with two. Of course I have 3. tongue.gif

Did you get your PS3 before Sony dropped the PSN limit to 2 machines? If so, then Sony is lying.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Vortex3D View Post

Did you get your PS3 before Sony dropped the PSN limit to 2 machines? If so, then Sony is lying.

You must have been one of the 6 who chose NOT to upgrade their TOS.
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