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Help (PS3 not GT5) (MODS... Please leave for a few minutes?)

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I am setting up a new subaccount.  First time doing that.  It's tied to my main account.

 

When I start GT5, a message stating "chat must be enabled to use online features" displays (first time I have seen that) and gT5 has no online access for that account.

 

Kinda defeats the purpose for the account.

 

Question (which should be obvious)

 

How do you enable chat for a sub-account?

 

Appreciate it.

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Re: Help (PS3 not GT5) (MODS... Please leave for a few minutes?)

Jan 29, 2013
"subaccount"?

"tied to my main account"?

These kinda confuse me. Are you just wanting to start a different account to play more GT5 on? I have four different accounts but I just used other email addresses. Am I missing something?
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Jan 29, 2013

I may not be using the proper terms.  As I said, the first time I have made one of these and I am regretting it. 

 

You can have an account which is subordinant to your main account.    For example, both use the same wallet in the store, so anything you buy from what I am calling the sub-account uses funds from the main.

 

In the past I never did this and just made each account seperate.  I didn't forsee any trouble...  I would just scrap that account and make a new one but I really want the name tied to the one I made. 

 

Was hoping someone could help with this, I thought "surely someone has seen this, I have seen other people talk about it..."

 

Does this help anyone see what I am talking about?

 

Thanks, all.

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re reading,,hold please

 

There are so few settings for chat on the PS3,, well almost none really. hmm bet someone knows.

 

 



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Thats weird... 

 

What is the birthdate you put is it over 18? 

 

I have subs and have never had that problem because I set them for all over 18.

 

Make sure the account is 18 and over.... 

 

That would be my suggestion towards a first step.

 

 

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That's it. I think I put 2000 for the year.

And that is something you can't change...

Well, there goes that ID.

So, that's interresting. Noone under 18 can play GT5 online if they are under their parent's account?

Strange. Never would have guessed that.

Now I gotta come up with a new room name for my race... Sheesh.
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Test it... 

 

Make a new one and set it for 18 and over and see if it works.

 

If it does then we know that is the case.

 

If it doesnt then we know its something else.

 

lets just troubleshoot

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Re: Help (PS3 not GT5) (MODS... Please leave for a few minutes?)

Jan 29, 2013

I just found this on another website...

 

"PSN Sub Accounts

Sub-accounts (“subordinate accounts”) can be used by anyone, including children/minors. They are assigned to a master account (e.g. of the parent/guardian) therefore a sub account can not be created without an existing master account.

Some games are known to prevent sub-accounts from playing online (offline works fine), despite the user being a reasonable age and having the consent of the parent. If you are creating an account for your child and will allow them to play games online and do not need to control their actions, it would be advised to create a Master account for them.
The associated Master Account has the following control (Parental Control Settings) over the Sub Account:
Finances
Some voice/video chat restrictions"

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While logged into your master account on the PS3, go to Account Management on the PS menu, then Sub-Account Management, then Parental Control, then select the sub-account and change Chat to Allow.




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Jan 30, 2013
Thanks all.

And good catch GTP and Oz.

I had already given up and made a new one > 18. Name is not as good as the original, but it'll do.

Kudos and Solution prize given.
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