on 20-04-2012 07:56 PM
Since installing the latest patch V1.05 I (along with many other UK and other countries) have been unable to play the game in any form. For some strange reason (best known to the software developers) they saw fit to implement a stupid piece of coding which requires access to the Twisted Metal servers prior to actually being able to play ANY element of the game.
My PS3 simply sits there awaiting connection to the Twisted Metal servers. This means the disc is no more than an expensive coaster. I am extremely dissapointed at the lack of support offered for this game. There is NO support updates, it's difficult to know whom to contact. I have logged my case with the PS3 support help desk, whom advised it may take an unspecified amount of time to investigate? Why? Sony released the game, Sony have my money, I cannot play the game. This is a clear breach of the Consumer Act which clearly states the product must be FIT FOR PURPOSE!!! I cannot play the game AT ALL.
Can anyone else confirm their difficulties?
on 20-04-2012 08:06 PM
Whilst I don't own the game myself, you can regain access to it by uninstalling your game data.
Fire up your PS3 and open the Game Data folder on the XMB, then find the Twisted Metal game data, press triangle, then choose delete. The game data will be deleted.
Then fire up the game again, and when it prompts you to update, say no. You'll be signed out of PSN and any installed data will be reinstalled.
This won't fix the issue, but will allow you to play the game offline again You could try re-updating and seeing if that fixes the issue instead, it's worth a try
on 20-04-2012 08:47 PM
I hear SONY are spending an unspecified amount of time begging Microsoft to show them how to really program a server.
SONY have been a massive let down in the past 12 months with security issues and server problems, everyone I know has either traded in their PS3 or bought an Xbox because the support and game choice for SONY has been useless. I love Twisted Metal and I don't want to have to apply get arounds to have to make it work. There have been no updates and no support for this title, and to think it is a playstation exclusive confounds me! The website is made by children and the 'Blog' has only one solitary entry since release. Thats disgusting for a SONY developed exclusive.
To give you an easy answer your technical query just sign out of PSN before you fire up the game, you can then play it OFFLINE with AXEL for all it is worth.
From an EX-SONY FANBOY.
on 20-04-2012 09:06 PM
I'm afraid that's twaddle. Servers are coded individually and managed by the game developer.
Each server is built to suit the game, and any issues are down to connectivity or setup problems on the users end unless otherwise stated. In which case you'll see lots of people complaining and a fix within a few days.
21-04-2012 06:41 PM - edited 21-04-2012 06:46 PM
same here, only just got the game home i rented it from blockbuster. it has installed 3 game updates. then i put the code in for online play, downloaded a small patch, all i have is a message on screen saying Logging in to the twisted metal online servers.. quick google found this page. looks like im not going to play and tomorrow im taking it back for a refund glad i rented it first. i wont be buying this cr**..
Back to zombies i go..
also i have tried to find a page showing the status of these "twisted metal servers" they must be getting hammered right now. does anyone now of a status page for their servers? they might be down. i know its not my equipment.
on 21-04-2012 10:43 PM
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