Firstly I must commend the forum staff on how WOW this forum is. I found this forum a few days ago and read through many threads posted here. Very informative I must say compared to the other crap that took hours of my time researching to find out people were talking out their anus. Not to mention nearly bricking my machine in the process. At least here, people speak the truth on what can and cannot be done.
While on the topic of the A word, I do feel like one. I finally got a home connection and the first thing I did was update my PS3 from 3.55 to 4.11 to access PSN (Stupid stupid stupid idiot!!!). Now this means my machine needs to be opened to remove this ridiculous update I installed. Yeah and I'm still kicking myself about that, but no need to cry over it I guess. It's easier for me just to go and purchase a new machine than sit with a struggle on electronics I have no clue about. My idea of a soldering iron is to use it for a quick game of sword fighting with a friend.
But I do have a few questions that range from a number of topics (And yes, I did read through the threads, some are very vague or I fail to understand some of the stuff due to the terminology used). However, I would appreciate any answers that are posted for me.
I registered last night so I could make use of the search functionality here.
There is NO CFW for 4.11, I know this but my question would be, in the future is it possible for something like this to become available? Not concerned about when but the possibility of such a CFW. Well actually anything passed 3.55 out of interest sake. I bet you get asked this a lot :P
Ok for the questions that this thread was intended for, I noticed that there is no section for save game discussions. After some searching I did find a few things about it. I had the bright idea, after struggling with RE5: GE costumes, it would be easier to hold of the save file. But now certain saved files are protected to a player's console and player ID, specifically the param files. I gathered from what I read, you can only unlock the file if you are on the custom firmware, a file manager or FTP can sort a needing player out pretty quickly and effortlessly. That annoys me. I was so passionate when I started researching the whole process of this but that soon died. So, is there any specific way a player can provide another player with these files to be converted? Meaning I provide my file with the save file I would like to use and a player with all the necessary software could do the conversions and what's all needed? They send it back to me, it works and I'm forever in their debt? Forgive my madness if this is not possible.
I have another 70 odd original PS3 games here, is there perhaps a place on the forum where I would be able to download and use save games that are not protected? Tekken 6 or Mortal Kombat maybe?
And finally, we all know by now I cannot get the 3.55 CFW, is there anything I can customise or change on my PS3 so I look cooler than my friends?
Sony is a respectable company, I realise they have all these features in place so that people cannot render their work effortless and lose money. But after what I've seen a PS3 capable of, it's amazing why they block such features to be used. Concerns of having people make a product of theirs run better than what they could is not a viable reason when they can actually do this themselves. While I feel the need to take TIPEX and scribble all the profanities I know all over this black box, it would bring some comfort if there is a possibility I could do more with this machine than play games, watch movies and listening to music. I have a surround sound for those particular reasons already.
All answers, thoughts, whining and even negative comments are welcome.
Oh and thank you for your time and all that.