11-27-2007 12:20 AM
Its acctualy not a big issue to sony, infact if they do decide to fix it I'll be amazed. Till then I purchased a copy of CoP to try to install the vana deil to my PS3 if that fails....*gulp* I'll play on my Xbox, oh yeah and...50 bucks down the drain god damn...( atleast I'll have it handy for when/if they do have a patch.)
car_o_line wrote:I guess there is a problem with the game or the system or something?I know i just got the game, i wanted to play it while i was out from surgey for the next two weeks but i download the ps2 network whatever and everytime i try to start the game is so no HDD found. Is there a problem with sony or me?Problem is from Sony not you, they need to update the software to play ffxi but i think they are lazy atm.
11-30-2007 06:31 PM
11-30-2007 08:54 PM
03-19-2008 11:10 AM
In order to allow play of FF XI on the PS3, you said to download the PS2 setting from the Playstation online store. I went to the store and could not find it. How do I do a seach within the store and also is there more then 1 store (PSP store, PS2 store, PS3 store, or is everything all together...you just have to know where to get the correct item??
03-20-2008 06:56 AM
07-24-2010 01:30 PM
well... I'm sure hoping SE isn't as stubborn at resolving issues on FFXIV as they were with FFXI. I quit that game forever a long time ago due to all the bot-campers. The campers weren't so much the issue... SE should have implemented the use of instances to avoid monopolization... but can't tell them anything. So I couldn't care less if FFXI will play on my PS3... i truly wish WoW would be released for PS3... hopefully FFXIV won't dissapoint...
03-25-2011 03:20 PM
heres my question i would like to know if it will work on the ps3 320 version or am i stuck trying to find an old battle station2 and keep swapping harddrives (pain in the ass)
04-15-2011 03:44 PM
Lets try stating this a little more straight forward:
It should be possible to play FFXI on your PS3. A firmware update and a hard drive utility are available to make the game functional. Try looking around on the PSN Store and look for a download involving PS2.
04-24-2011 02:11 PM
That's only if the PS3 can play PS2 games. None of the slims can do it, and only the non-slims with 4 USB ports on the front can do it. Sony removed the capability from later models. The PSN download is purely to make the PS3's HDD be detected as a PS2 HDD (because of the custom PS2 HDD firmware that games scanned for) for games with HDD support. It doesn't add PS2 playback support to a console that shipped without it.
At this point, the last compatible PS2 models that could play the game, if you can find the hard drive, are 7 years old, and probbaly suffering from DRE so you couldn't install the game. The last compatible PS3 models are something like 3 years old, and probably suffering from YLOD. The PC version is gradually becoming the only accessible platform to new players, even the Xbox 360 version is out of print for getting a brand new disc.
Also, the addition of Abyssea has made the game unstable on consoles. It locks up on both platforms frequently when interacting with Cavernous Maws to enter Abyssea, Confluxes for travel within Abyssea, and with NPCs inside of Abyssea for various quests. Wings of the Goddess still has quests/missions that freeze on consoles.
Sony effectively killed this game on consoles by discontinuing the compatible hardware shortly after SquareEnix released it in the US, and shortly after the PS3 was made compatible with it. Only Sony in Japan kept compatible hardware in production, through at least 2009 you could buy a model 50000 PS2 and HDD there. PS3 lost PS2 compatability globally when the slims were released.
For PS3 you need a 40, 60, or 80 GB PS3 model with 4 USB ports. You can put a larger hard drive in if you need, but it has to be a model that shipped with those specs, or the hardware support or software emulation is not present, and it is not available to download and install. Not even the people hacking the system have tackled that problem yet, with all the pressure Sony is putting on them to scare them off modding the system at all.