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Playstation Plus Auto-update question

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Greetings,

 

I know I am probably not the first to ask this, and for that I appologize.  I am considering signing up for a PS+ account, but I want to know something about the automatic patching/update feature first.  

 

Does it automatically patch ANY game that I have played on my ps3 even if I have not played it in a couple months?  Or just the most recent handful of them?  Does anyone know the specifics?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Playstation Plus Auto-update question

Jul 5, 2010
They tell us the games you've recently played.
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Re: Playstation Plus Auto-update question

Jul 5, 2010

EvL_Gamer wrote:

Greetings,

 

I know I am probably not the first to ask this, and for that I appologize.  I am considering signing up for a PS+ account, but I want to know something about the automatic patching/update feature first.  

 

Does it automatically patch ANY game that I have played on my ps3 even if I have not played it in a couple months?  Or just the most recent handful of them?  Does anyone know the specifics?

 

Thanks.


yes it does. i havn't played my copy of MAG pretty much since the first week i bought it after it came out and after my first auto-update, i looked at what it did download and it dl'ed the free DLC packs they put out for it. so, yeah, it looks at what games you have saved on your "game save data" and it dl's anything thats free/available for all the games you have.

 

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Re: Playstation Plus Auto-update question

Jul 5, 2010

 


ctfw529 wrote:

EvL_Gamer wrote:

Greetings,

 

I know I am probably not the first to ask this, and for that I appologize.  I am considering signing up for a PS+ account, but I want to know something about the automatic patching/update feature first.  

 

Does it automatically patch ANY game that I have played on my ps3 even if I have not played it in a couple months?  Or just the most recent handful of them?  Does anyone know the specifics?

 

Thanks.


yes it does. i havn't played my copy of MAG pretty much since the first week i bought it after it came out and after my first auto-update, i looked at what it did download and it dl'ed the free DLC packs they put out for it. so, yeah, it looks at what games you have saved on your "game save data" and it dl's anything thats free/available for all the games you have.

 


And what happens if i had rented a game and completed it so i don't want any updates it could have, but
the automatic update feature finds that save data, will it download that update too?

 



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Re: Playstation Plus Auto-update question

Jul 5, 2010

 


joseph2411 wrote:

And what happens if i had rented a game and completed it so i don't want any updates it could have, but

the automatic update feature finds that save data, will it download that update too?


 

Supposedly it only downloads updates for recently played games, so once you go a while without playing it the auto-download should stop looking for updates for it.

 

I guess to stop it from looking for sure you could delete all of the game data and your gamesave, assuming you aren't going to be playing the game ever again.

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Jul 5, 2010

personaly when i rent a game, upon returning i delete all files related to it -

 

and the official word is the last ten games you played get updates - the guy who said it did mag - which he hasnt played in months, how many games do you have?, that can be the diffrence




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Jul 5, 2010

I hear that it updates the last ten games played.

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Jul 6, 2010

so far doesn't seem to be working for me.

 

I've had to watching patching a couple of times now on recent games that I play all the time.

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Jul 6, 2010

Don't you have to go into the system settings to turn this on?  Like you have to setup a time for it to do this?  Anyways, I did for mine but I've not noticed anything.

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Jul 6, 2010
Yes to both questions Mr. Quu. Some people will get updates some won't. It depends on the last 10 games you have been playing. I hear Wipeout HD and MAG get updates.
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