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AC 3 and 4 locked game save, trying to copy from one ps3 to another.

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User Info: saspa

saspa
3 months ago#1
I thought all I needed was a usb stick but when I start the game it says that the save file in question is locked. Is there any way to solve this issue easily before I start downloading third party software and doing a whole thing with roundabout methods and possible breaking that might result in corrupt saves?
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User Info: rmcin329

rmcin329
3 months ago#2
The easiest way is to have PS plus. It allows for copying locked saves to the cloud, and downloading them from it too. But once you copy a locked save to the cloud you can only download it once per 24 hours. Uploading a locked save to the cloud also resets the 24 hour timer.

User Info: bungiefan

bungiefan
3 months ago#3
Some saves are protected so they cannot be copied to USB drive. The only way to move those saves is through cloud storage with a PS+ subscription, or by doing a full system transfer (which means you can't copy the save, only move it to the new system). The saves are protected that way to prevent you from rolling back to an earlier save by keeping a copy, and PS+ has a 24 hour limit on downloading saves to enforce such a thing.
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User Info: rafamaximo

rafamaximo
3 months ago#4
Armored Core save files are locked?
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User Info: daniel79

daniel79
3 months ago#5
rmcin329 posted...
The easiest way is to have PS plus. It allows for copying locked saves to the cloud, and downloading them from it too. But once you copy a locked save to the cloud you can only download it once per 24 hours. Uploading a locked save to the cloud also resets the 24 hour timer.

Another glorious kick in the face from sony. Locking you out of your saves..

If you'd of said to me twenty years ago you'd be charged for your saves in a game then i'd of told you where to go

..But here we are. Ching ching.

User Info: bungiefan

bungiefan
3 months ago#6
PS2 had saves that you couldn't copy or move between cards too, like Star Ocean 3, and you had to pay money for devices to bypass that limitation
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User Info: icecutter17

icecutter17
3 months ago#7
rafamaximo posted...
Armored Core save files are locked?

Lol yup

this thread is about Armored Core right?
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User Info: bungiefan

bungiefan
3 months ago#8
daniel79 posted...
rmcin329 posted...
The easiest way is to have PS plus. It allows for copying locked saves to the cloud, and downloading them from it too. But once you copy a locked save to the cloud you can only download it once per 24 hours. Uploading a locked save to the cloud also resets the 24 hour timer.

Another glorious kick in the face from sony. Locking you out of your saves..

If you'd of said to me twenty years ago you'd be charged for your saves in a game then i'd of told you where to go

..But here we are. Ching ching.


Also, it is you'd have, not you'd of, as you would have, as in past tense. Would've sounds like wood of, but is a contraction for would have, with the ha of have being replaced by the apostrophe.

PS2 had protected saves you had to have a CodeBreaker or Action Replay Max Drive to ignore the Move Prohibited or Copy Prohibited flags on the file. Yes, the memory card could be moved between systems, just like the PS3 allows you to migrate hard drive contents between systems, but you could not make an extra copy of the save without a paid device, or restore an old version. PS+ is the same idea except without a third party device being used to bypass security. Sony essentially doesn't grant you root user permissions to mess with files as you wish, which is standard with file systems on computers nowadays with permission systems. NTFS has been around since the 90s and has allowed you to restrict which accounts can modify or read files, and PS2 and PS3 support something similar for their save files. Game developers requested such feature to keep people from cheating in games that save on player death or other conditions so that you couldn't roll back a save when a negative event in the game happened. Of course there are ways to defeat this, like modding the console OS to give yourself admin access to the file system so you can read and write any files you want to copy such saves anyway, but there are also risks in such modifications, like your account or console getting permanently banned from online service.
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User Info: deprofundis442

deprofundis442
3 months ago#9
bungiefan posted...
and PS+ has a 24 hour limit on downloading saves to enforce such a thing.

I think this only applies to certain games, no? I know EA games pretty much all did this, but AC games should be fine.
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User Info: rmcin329

rmcin329
3 months ago#10
deprofundis442 posted...
bungiefan posted...
and PS+ has a 24 hour limit on downloading saves to enforce such a thing.

I think this only applies to certain games, no? I know EA games pretty much all did this, but AC games should be fine.

Nope that applies to all games with locked saves
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