on 24-11-2010 08:32 AM
I am writing a complaint about Gran Turismo 5 involving the fact that you cannot transfer your game saves to another playstation console. I (as i'm sure many other people have) have more than one PS3 in the house and other family members need to be able to transfer their game save data for Gran Turismo 5 between their other PS3 systems. There are times where we are "kicked off" our games consoles by other members of the family as they want to watch something on the T.V.
Lock: "COPYING PROHIBITED" - COPYING OF THIS SAVE DATA IS NOT ALLOWED
I understand that copying of installed Game DATA in the "GAME DATA UTILITY" needs to be protected as this protects against piracy but data in the SAVED DATA UTILITY should not have these restrictions as we would need to physically disconnect, unplug and move the PS3 Games console to the other locations in our house (I'm sure you can imagine how frustrating that would be!)
Sony, (and Polyphony Digital) I would like to ask you, PLEASE could you update your software and REMOVE the save data copy lock?
thankyou for your consideration
Daniel Cooper (DC47651uk)
on 24-11-2010 08:42 AM
on 24-11-2010 08:56 AM
Well actually I think it will be because of another reason....
I've noticed with other PS3 games that use the save game lock, its because of 'paid for' DLC...so in one way, this is a good indication that GT5 will be getting DLC.
The way I see it, anything that is encluded into your save that has the potential to be 'copied' to someone else, would have been a way to buy the DLC once then copy it to your friends.
CMR Dirt 2 had this lock as does NFS Shift - both games that have paid for DLC.
The only downside for me (and a lot of others) when you have been playing for ages and ages, you would really like to back up your save! I had to start NFS Shift all over again when my 60GB YLOD! Not a happy camper that day!
on 24-11-2010 10:41 AM
Thanks for the quick reply guys!
oh well, looks like I will have to complete the game 3 times lol
this is going to take a while!!!
it's a great game though!
on 24-11-2010 08:53 PM
Another member of my family:
We have three PS3′s in the house and want the flexibility to play my game wherever I choose – if my wife is watching TV in the lounge why should I wait – I am happy to play the game on a smaller TV in the spare room – that’s why I bought three consoles (lounge, my room and son’s bedroom) to be chained to a single console for a a massive game like GT5 which will probably eat 500+ hours of play time is rediculus. If this is designed to stop cheats then I would prefer them to switch off online play althogether and give me my save transfer back !!! Or will Sony refund the cost of two of my PS3 consoles?
on 24-11-2010 08:58 PM
on 25-11-2010 02:42 AM
Yes I'm sure Sony doesn't want people buying more than one PS3. Why would they?
We have two PS3s and two copies og GT5. The copy lock is a big problem for us.
We also would like LAN play.
on 25-11-2010 03:11 PM
yea i'm super *****! i just played the game for 4-5 hours on my friend's console (who doesn't even own GT5), and then i went to load MY saved game data to MY console and it wont let me!??!? ***** man!? why can't it be like any other online downloads, good for up to 3 consoles... or just figure a way to transfer info using online ID when you sign on, like temporary files or something, i dunno, i'm no computer wiz but i'm sure someone in the 5 year long making of the game process has to have some kind of good idea, i'm sure a lot of them have more than one ps3 and are also a bit frustrated with this problem!
on 25-11-2010 03:21 PM
First of all this post isnt a fix or a mone its a question in a way.
If you cant copy game data to another PS3 then surly thats the same as backing up your PS3.
To back up a PS3 you need to do it via usb to a dongle or external HDD. That to me is the same
thing as this (sorry if im wrong just conserned now in a way)
So basicly it seams to me you cant back up you game data on your ps3?
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