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Installation Instructions

When you start Home to apply the 1.4 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

New features



Groups

  • You can now create groups in Home.
  • Groups consist of up to 8 different people.
  • You may invite your friends and anyone in the same space as you to your group.
  • Groups work no matter where anyone is in Home – different public spaces, personal spaces or club houses.
  • Groups have their own voice and text chat channels that work between all group members wherever they are in Home.
  • If you leave Home then you leave your group.
  • If the leader leaves a group then leadership is automatically transferred to another member of the group.
  • The chat log has two tabs “Text” and “Voice”.  The text tab handles all text chat while the voice tab handles all voice chat.
  • Communication in the chat log has been separated into multiple chat channels.


The Chat Log

Local: The existing proximity based text chat in a space.


Group
: Text and voice chat through the group channel.  Works between all group members anywhere in Home.


Club
: Text and voice chat through the club channel.  Works between all club members anywhere in Home.

  1. You can only be in one club channel at a time.
  2. If you are in multiple clubs then you can switch the channel between each one.
  • Each channel has its own prefix and colour scheme so that you can tell them apart in the chat log and understand where chat is coming from.

    1. As part of this change we have removed the display of custom pop-up colours from the chat log.
  • The label on each tab is coloured and prefixed according to the channel you will send chat to if you type or speak.

    Text
    1. Complementing the telephone call system you can now send private text messages to other people through the chat log as well.

  Voice

  • The voice tab lists all of the people in your current voice channel along with a status icon which indicates:

    1. Speaking
    2. Has microphone
    3. Does not have microphone
    4. Blocked, ignored or muted
  • In addition to the standard menu options there are special slash commands for switching channel or sending private messages quickly:

    1. “/local” or “/l”
    2.  /l hello
    3. “/group” or “/g
    4.  /g howdy”
    5. “/club” or “/c”
    6. /c greetings
    7.  “/privatemessage”, “/private” or “/pm”
    8. In the case of a private message you also need to specify who the message will go to.
    9. /pm <name of friend> how are you?


Wardrobe

  • We have replaced the old wardrobe background that was tied to the Harbour Studio apartment with a simpler, more neutral one that loads more quickly.
  • You can now tag “favourite” items in the wardrobe.
  • It is possible to filter the wardrobe view to only display favourite items, purchased items, rewards or recently acquired items.
  • Each category in the wardrobe can have the items in it sorted by time acquired and when it was last used.
  • New items will have a new icon on them (as will categories that contain new items).
  • There is a storage section into which you can put items that you don’t use very often.  Putting some of your items into storage will mean:

    1. The wardrobe loads faster (and depending on how much is being stored Home may load faster as well).
    2. There will be fewer items to scroll through in each category.
  • You can browse your storage section and swap items back into your main wardrobe whenever you want to.

    1. You can keep a maximum of 500 items in your main wardrobe at any one time.  The rest go into storage.
    2. When you load Home for the first time after the patch we will automatically put some of your items into the storage trunk if you happen to have more than 500 items already.
  • There is a new “Both Ears” category in the wardrobe.
  • The “Glasses” and “Headphones” categories have been replaced with “Face Accessory” and “Head Accessory”.
  • Within each category the first option will keep your current selection.
  • Your character can now be set into one of several different statuses:



Character status

 

  • Normal
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Confused
  • Busy
  • Wants help
  • Wants to chat
  • Wants to play

    Setting a status will update the information in your character label and in some cases may change the expression on your character’s face and your idle animations.

Improvements



Menu Pad and the Navigator

  • We have added a simplified carousel of three main options (Navigator, Wardrobe and Settings) to the first page of the Menu Pad.

    1. All of the existing menus can be found under “Settings” now.
    2. The carousel view can be turned off in the settings if you wish.
  • The Navigator can be accessed directly in Home by pressing and holding [START] without having to go through the Menu Pad.
  • Extra icons have been added to the side of each space in the Navigator to indicate if this space is a favourite and whether it has any friends in it.
  • There are extra options in the Menu Pad and Home Safe Screen for setting preferences as to how much of the new character labels you want to see.


Character labels

  • There are extra options in the Menu Pad and Home Safe Screen for setting preferences as to how much of the new character labels you want to see.


Cross game invites

 

  • Home now fully supports cross game invites.
  • If one of your friends is online but not in Home you can use the Menu Pad or Navigator friend list to invite them to join you.
  • When the friend accepts the invitation they will automatically load Home and be transported to your location.


Loading screen

 

  • The loading screen has been simplified.
  • Helpful tips are displayed while you are loading.


General

 

  • Access to Home is now restricted by parental control level (set on the console) as well as age (set on the PSN account) in each region.
  • The audio system has been optimised and improved.
  • Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound is now correctly supported.
  • Added support for Polish fonts.
  • Game camera collision has been improved so that there should be fewer instances of it cutting through objects or sticking out of the scene.
  • The majority of videos in Home will now start playing more quickly (before they have been fully downloaded).
  • The anti-aliasing has been improved.  This should mean higher quality shadows and a slightly better framerate.
  • General optimisations to improve performance and framerate.
  • Log in times have been improved once more.
  • You can now zoom into screens while seated.
  • The shadows and lighting in the Harbour Studio apartment have been improved.
  • The club menus have been simplified and made easier to use.

Bug fixes

  • System and network stability has been improved.

Installation Instructions

When you start Home to apply the 1.4 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

New features

Groups

·        You can now create groups in Home.

·        Groups consist of up to 8 different people.

·        You may invite your friends and anyone in the same space as you to your group.

·        Groups work no matter where anyone is in Home – different public spaces, personal spaces or club houses.

·        Groups have their own voice and text chat channels that work between all group members wherever they are in Home.

·        If you leave Home then you leave your group.

·        If the leader leaves a group then leadership is automatically transferred to another member of the group.

The Chat Log

·        The chat log has two tabs “Text” and “Voice”.  The text tab handles all text chat while the voice tab handles all voice chat.

·        Communication in the chat log has been separated into multiple chat channels.

o       Local: The existing proximity based text chat in a space.

o       Group: Text and voice chat through the group channel.  Works between all group members anywhere in Home.

o       Club: Text and voice chat through the club channel.  Works between all club members anywhere in Home.

§         You can only be in one club channel at a time.

§         If you are in multiple clubs then you can switch the channel between each one.

·        Each channel has its own prefix and colour scheme so that you can tell them apart in the chat log and understand where chat is coming from.

o       As part of this change we have removed the display of custom pop-up colours from the chat log.

·        The label on each tab is coloured and prefixed according to the channel you will send chat to if you type or speak.

·        Text

o       Complementing the telephone call system you can now send private text messages to other people through the chat log as well.

 

 

 

 

·        Voice

o       The voice tab lists all of the people in your current voice channel along with a status icon which indicates:

§         Speaking

§         Has microphone

§         Does not have microphone

§         Blocked, ignored or muted

·        In addition to the standard menu options there are special slash commands for switching channel or sending private messages quickly:

o       “/local” or “/l”

§         /l hello

o       “/group” or “/g

§         /g howdy”

o       “/club” or “/c”

§         /c greetings

o        “/privatemessage”, “/private” or “/pm”

§         In the case of a private message you also need to specify who the message will go to.

§         /pm <name of friend> how are you?

Wardrobe

·        We have replaced the old wardrobe background that was tied to the Harbour Studio apartment with a simpler, more neutral one that loads more quickly.

·        You can now tag “favourite” items in the wardrobe.

·        It is possible to filter the wardrobe view to only display favourite items, purchased items, rewards or recently acquired items.

·        Each category in the wardrobe can have the items in it sorted by time acquired and when it was last used.

·        New items will have a new icon on them (as will categories that contain new items).

·        There is a storage section into which you can put items that you don’t use very often.  Putting some of your items into storage will mean:

o       The wardrobe loads faster (and depending on how much is being stored Home may load faster as well).

o       There will be fewer items to scroll through in each category.

·        You can browse your storage section and swap items back into your main wardrobe whenever you want to.

o       You can keep a maximum of 500 items in your main wardrobe at any one time.  The rest go into storage.

o       When you load Home for the first time after the patch we will automatically put some of your items into the storage trunk if you happen to have more than 500 items already.

·        There is a new “Both Ears” category in the wardrobe.

·        The “Glasses” and “Headphones” categories have been replaced with “Face Accessory” and “Head Accessory”.

·        Within each category the first option will keep your current selection.

Character status

·        Your character can now be set into one of several different statuses:

o       Normal 

o       Happy

o       Sad

o       Angry

o       Confused

o       Busy

o       Wants help

o       Wants to chat

o       Wants to play

o       Setting a status will update the information in your character label and in some cases may change the expression on your character’s face and your idle animations. 

Improvements

Menu Pad and the Navigator

·        We have added a simplified carousel of three main options (Navigator, Wardrobe and Settings) to the first page of the Menu Pad.

o       All of the existing menus can be found under “Settings” now.

o       The carousel view can be turned off in the settings if you wish.

·        The Navigator can be accessed directly in Home by pressing and holding [START] without having to go through the Menu Pad.

·        Extra icons have been added to the side of each space in the Navigator to indicate if this space is a favourite and whether it has any friends in it.

Character labels

·        There are extra options in the Menu Pad and Home Safe Screen for setting preferences as to how much of the new character labels you want to see.

Cross game invites

·        Home now fully supports cross game invites.

·        If one of your friends is online but not in Home you can use the Menu Pad or Navigator friend list to invite them to join you.

·        When the friend accepts the invitation they will automatically load Home and be transported to your location.

Loading screen

·        The loading screen has been simplified.

·        Helpful tips are displayed while you are loading.

General

·        Access to Home is now restricted by parental control level (set on the console) as well as age (set on the PSN account) in each region.

·        The audio system has been optimised and improved.

·        Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound is now correctly supported.

·        Added support for Polish fonts.

·        Game camera collision has been improved so that there should be fewer instances of it cutting through objects or sticking out of the scene.

·        The majority of videos in Home will now start playing more quickly (before they have been fully downloaded).

·        The anti-aliasing has been improved.  This should mean higher quality shadows and a slightly better framerate.

·        General optimisations to improve performance and framerate.

·        Log in times have been improved once more.

·        You can now zoom into screens while seated.

·        The shadows and lighting in the Harbour Studio apartment have been improved.

·        The club menus have been simplified and made easier to use.

Bug fixes

·        System and network stability has been improved.

 

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The General part is also added under the Character labels & Menu Pad and the Navigator lists MB.
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The General part is also added under the Character labels & Menu Pad and the Navigator lists MB.

This forum hates microsoft word. Should be all fixed now!

 

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Carla_Birch wrote:
The General part is also added under the Character labels & Menu Pad and the Navigator lists MB.

This forum hates microsoft word. Should be all fixed now!

 


Aww (slaps forum) don't worry US forum post has the same prob, but i not told them ;)

 

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Hello Scee team ...me & some of my friends have all got one similar kinda a large problem since this 1.4 installment : namely : after installing ''it''... everytime we go on home our Wardobe is being reset ...so that means we start home up but before we can do anything we must set things straight in our wardrobe it gets amazingly boring & is not how it should work does it ? Even worse i even got a reset on my 3day old dolphy :S , now thats really not ok. My question is will/can this be fixed soon? & why i lost my dolphy ??
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How do i set the status?
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R1 then status then whatever ur feeling

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I was wondering when new club houses will be added. Or at least that you can paint your club house or something.

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I take the anti-aliasing comment to mean MLAA is now applied by CELL, freeing up RSX to render shadows better and with a small framerate gain.

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I take the anti-aliasing comment to mean MLAA is now applied by CELL, freeing up RSX to render shadows better and with a small framerate gain.


I take it that you know far more than I do about AA and graphics :D

 

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Wait ! US patch notes say the switch is still there ? :P
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Wait ! US patch notes say the switch is still there ? :P

 

Yep its still there on US:

 

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  • Added some dynamic lights to the Harbour Studio apartment which can be turned on and off with a switch by the door.
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Look's like we're still left with The Stoop. :Shame:

 

 


 

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Look's like we're still left with The Stoop. :Shame:


Not really the Character status also effects how you stand still.
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Look's like we're still left with The Stoop. :Shame:


Not really the Character status also effects how you stand still.

Yeah, hopefully that will clear that up but what if you remained in normal status, perhaps it may still be there. Oh well, we'll know tomorrow.

 

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does that about the text mean we will only show up in blue nooba gooba text? thats kinda horrible if yes.

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does that about the text mean we will only show up in blue nooba gooba text? thats kinda horrible if yes.


I'm going to guess its just the chat log box in bottom left. also guess it be back to just two colours of text to just highlight mates?

 

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does that about the text mean we will only show up in blue nooba gooba text? thats kinda horrible if yes.


I'm going to guess its just the chat log box in bottom left. also guess it be back to just two colours of text to just highlight mates?

 


I have no idea tbh i rather the rainbow chat log then getting confused over 1 colour the rainbow text actually helps me pick out who said something to me

 

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does that about the text mean we will only show up in blue nooba gooba text? thats kinda horrible if yes.


I'm going to guess its just the chat log box in bottom left. also guess it be back to just two colours of text to just highlight mates?

 


 

It's more than two colours. Each channel will have its own colour, as it says in the Patch Note.

So Local, Group, Club and Personal Message each has their own colour.

 

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does that about the text mean we will only show up in blue nooba gooba text? thats kinda horrible if yes.


I'm going to guess its just the chat log box in bottom left. also guess it be back to just two colours of text to just highlight mates?

 


 

It's more than two colours. Each channel will have its own colour, as it says in the Patch Note.

So Local, Group, Club and Personal Message each has their own colour.

 


Was on about the main chat window, for all chat in the area. Right now it shows the same colour text in the log has the users text bubble. It sounds like that has been removed.

 

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does that about the text mean we will only show up in blue nooba gooba text? thats kinda horrible if yes.


I'm going to guess its just the chat log box in bottom left. also guess it be back to just two colours of text to just highlight mates?

 


 

It's more than two colours. Each channel will have its own colour, as it says in the Patch Note.

So Local, Group, Club and Personal Message each has their own colour.

 


Was on about the main chat window, for all chat in the area. Right now it shows the same colour text in the log has the users text bubble. It sounds like that has been removed.

 


 

As the patch note says, the colour coding is now used to identify the different channels. "Where the chat is from"

The "Who the chat is from" is down to the username in front of the text now. Personally I'll miss the coloured text, as I'd usually use this to identify each user in the log.

 

What is your preferred method, do you read bubbles, or do you read the log?

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