137w ago - Here is my review from the PS3UserCheat device which I got from PS3UserCheat.com for the PlayStation 3 console followed by a second detailed review (entitled Review #2) also posted below.
Claims/Promises from PS3UserCheat producer:
1. Support game rom without the genuine Blu-ray game CD. (true) 2. Support AR cheat function, perfect effects include "infinite energy, the strongest equipment, never game over" (depends on game) 3. 100% upgradeable, Compatible with all PS3 models - Fat and Slim. (true latest update 15th apr.) 4. Onboard SLC NANDFLASH Memory of 128MB. (true, while 90 Mb is usable!) 5. High speed 32 bit CPU processor clocked at 500MHz (true) 6. Fully updatable via USB on your Windows PC using a very simple and intuitive process. (true, also mac but not all versions) 7. A microSDHC slot is inbuilt which supports up to 32GB for future expansion. (true) 8. Regularly updated to provide our users with the latest features at no extra cost. (true) 9. Simple step-by-step guide available on the site will show you how to use and install CHT dongle and our support team will assist you with any problems you may encounter along the way. (true) 10. Easy-to-use software for backing up, managing, and playing games from external USB Hard Drive or the internal Hard Drive your PS3. (true) 11. Playing games from HDD gives you loads of benefits, including faster loading times and reduced strain on the lens of the Bluray drive of your PS3. (true) As far as I can see all the promises are true. So let's get started!
Shipping from the PS3UserCheat:
Shipping was very quick! The package was delivered by UPC. There was no fancy envelope as I had with the PS3Break dongle (which I also reviewed here). As always it comes from Hong Kong (seems they have no problems at all with the earth quick etc.)
The box was taped very tight and I needed a cutting tool to open it! Inside I found the package from the PS3UserCheat with the device inside.
Shipping is normal, nothing special so 7/10.
Package from the PS3UserCheat:
The box looks very much like the box from the PS3break dongle. Only a little bigger. Its a hard cover box that provides enough protection for the dongle inside. (I even stepped on it exedentaly and it is still in 1 piece ).
The inside is covered with some foam and that holds the PS3UserCheat at its place. A manual is not available so that's a minor (seems all these dongles lack a manual!)
It gets a 6/10. Minor here is the lack of a manual (as always!)
PS3UserCheat dongle itself:
The device looks almost identical to the PS3 T-Break from the G-Team. The only thing that is missing are 2 leds on the cover. Also when the device is operational there are no led's burning to indicate it is working or not. If I insert it in my Windows computer I get the following result:
New hardware found!
Generic USB Hub - [x] Failed to install
USB-Device for Mass-storage - [v] Ready for use
XGAMER PS3UserCheat.com USB Device - [v] Ready for use
XGAMER PS3 TF CARD USB Device - [v] Ready for use
So 3 out of 4 are ready for use! After that a map opens from the dongle. If I see it correctly the memory size is 90 mb. So that's enough space for your cheats! If you find that not enough you can always insert an Micro SD card (max 32GB supported) for extra memory.
Inside you will find a "CHT" folder. This is were you will put your cheats! Well... not really like a file or something but I will explain that later! The PS3UserCheat fits like a glove. No problems there. I tested this on a phat 60GB, 40GB and a Slim 320 Gb.
8/10 - Looks like a PS3 T-Break dongle!
How does it work and how to install cheats:
As I already explained above this is not so difficult:
1. Insert in in your windows computer (it also works on a mac but not on leopard)
2. Go to the "CHT" folder
3. You find these files:
a. USBDIR (folder) This contains the cheats
b. CHT.SFO (SFO-file) This is the Cheat program itself!
c. ICON0 (PNG file) This is the Icon for in the XMB
d. PIC1 (PNG file) This is the Wallpaper for in the XMB
4. Open up USBDIR
5. Open "cheatlist.txt" and add the cheats you have.
The format of these cheats can be found on the internet. But you can also download them from their site posted above.
If the steps up here are not clear on their site is also a simple step-by-step guide which will provide all the info you need!
Also there is an games loader installed on it. I did not test this because I still use Dean's Multiman!
9/10 - Working is ok!
Memory Size: 128 Mb NANDflash
Usable memory: 90 Mb
Expandable memory: Max 32Gb via TF card
Usb speed: Hispeed USB 2.0
It's definitely unique, but there is already a software solution made also though.
Review math: 7 + 6 + 8 + 9 = 30
30 / 40 * 100% = 75 total score.
It's a nice product for the PlayStation 3.
Review #2: PS3UserCheat Evaluation
Preface: Nowadays, fast-food culture has been deeply rooted among the people. Are you still boring by RPG game "experienced class" played on PS3? Are your still struggling between limited time and amount of new games emerging monthly? If you don't know that there is an cheat dongle device working on PS3, it will just show that you're really out. The author like to play games with cheating device since PS2 age, so i would never miss any relevant products in PS3 age.
Now the players seem to have forgotten about the jailbreak device with the appearance of 3.55 CFW. As all the jailbreak device gave up PS3 platform, a product named PS3usercheat device attracted my attention. For the fanatical pursuit of technology, the ps3usercheat team released a unique global cheating device for 3.55 CFW, and infuses the vigor for it. As we know, there are hundreds of games running with 3.55 CFW perfectly, I believe it is an attractive product if it supports cheating in games. I got a sample from the manufacturer through email.
Appearance: After unpacking, the product showed up with a simple appearance without any accessories. It is notable that the product is relatively big in size. There is no pointless decoration in the packaging and the manufacturer prefers to put the powerful function and the hardware features as the top priority. Open the ps3usercheat's shell, you will see an independent CPU on the PCB, the powerful function is because of it.
Update & Main function: A good product after service rely on the perfect technology, the official website can give you just about anything you want. First, update the code file in ps3usercheat and the next step is to understand the product descriptions.
1: Database update - Go to the official Web site (www.ps3usercheat.com) to download the latest "cheatlist.dat" and overwrite the same file. Note that you must insert a TF card to the dongle, and then the computer can identify U disk of the dongle, otherwise, the PC will show a message up saying "The system has found an unknow device", so a text file giving details should be in the download package or else new players feel at a loss.
2: Install management software on PS3 - The official website offers two version of management software. According to my using experience, i will illustrate some of the differences between the two briefly.
CODE UNIQUE LITE VERSION
This a recommended version by officials. My understanding is:
Advantage 1: This version has a good compatibility but without game loading function.The player need load the games with a third-party management software like MM,GM and so on. That would avoid the limitations of the full version. For instance, some games need to be in P mode or be loaded in such "SELECT + X" way, only best muliman has this function at present.
Advantage 2: According to my experience, some games with different versions have the same cheating codes. That means European version can use the code of U.S. version . For example, there is only the code of European version in the code library but no code of U.S. version, now, we can use this lite version to make a cross selection manually, but make sure two version has the same version number, similar to: BLJM601999 01.03
Of course, it has advantage but also brought Shortness, you must do an extra step with the lite version.
MultiMAN: loading game - back to XMB after loaded - start CU in XMB - select cheating options and press "start" back to XMB - start game from app_home/PS3_GAME/(Diskless Mode),or from the Blu-ray disc icon (leading mode)
Conclusion: It may be especially well suited for those who have amount of games and like the study.
CODE UNIQUE FULL VERSION
Advantage: By definition, this version integrate the function of leading games, easy, quick and simple. Enter CU and open the cheating options after select the games and press "start" - back to XMB - enter the game from app_home/PS3_GAME/( Diskless Mode)or from the Blu-ray disc icon (leading mode)
Shortness: You cannot choose the cheating code by yourself and it can not load some games need particular mode and it is very demanding to recognize the games code.
Conclusion: It may be especially well suited for those who have a few of the games and not familiar with the products.
PlayTest: Now, Let's focus on testing the cheating codes with the ps3usercheat product. I have more than 20 classic games, but because of the time limit, i chosen parts of the classic games for the test.
Test Circumstance: Play Station 3: HK 160G
SYSTEM: CFW 3.55 Kmeaw
Code library: version2.0
Code unique Version: lite + full version
Below are the games running properly:
• FINAL FANTASY XIII Version BCAS25005 01.00
• GOD OF WAR3 ASIA Version BCAS25003 01.00
• Call of Duty : Black Ops Version BLES01031 01.00
• Tales of Graces F Version BLJS10093 01.00
• YAKUZA OF THE END Version BLJM60316 01.02
• Two Worlds II Version BLES00845 01.02
• Tomb Raider Underworld Version BLUS30224 01.01
• Bayonetta Version BLJM60174 01.00
• Dead Rising 2 EU Version BLES00948 01.00
• Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Version ASIA BLAS50160 01.00
• Dead Space 2 Version BLES01040 01.01
Below is the games not running properly, the official reason for these errors was that the cheating codes of the individual games are invalid working with 3.55 CFW because these codes were grabbed in 3.41 OFW. If find similar errors in the games, feed back information to the officials, they will re-grab these codes step by step.
• COD4 - Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Version BLJS10013 01.00
• Call of Duty 5 World at War Version BLUS30192 01.01
Time is short, I didn't test more games. So far as a product is concerned, its powerful features is to rely on the hardware, a well-designed hardware can provide a good basic platform, cheating code is the first vitality of the products and the accumulation of new code is a process for gradual perfection, that is "Constant dropping wears away the stone".
The official released an introduction said ps3usercheat use "the grabing dynamic code technology" so that the codes are quite gold content. For instance, inFamous 2, Resistance 2, L.A noire and so on. Meanwhile, according to the frequency of updates it can maintain a good state, lifting of the user's worries. There are some shortness in the ps3usercheat, but no man is perfect, products as well.
Such as database named, ranging and searching is not enough norms, the UI is less than attractive enough and inconvenient usage of the CU software, no matter whether you are rookie or veteran, you need time to familiar with it. With gradual perfection of code library and the improvement of techniques, ps3usercheat will give us a big surprise.
Feature Comparison Table - between software and ps3usercheat:
Software methods - Defects of popular software - Advantage of ps3usercheat
Use PS3 Cxx Enable tools - Complex and need stronger and professional technical ability - PnP, no manually modification
Modify EBOOT MOD - Complex and can not modify the codes of RAM - Easy to update, support dynamic code technology
Use saved games of different players - incompatible between the saves and not all saves can be exchanged - business operation, updated quickly
Speaking from experience:
(1) First, make sure there is no problem with a third-party software loading the games perfectly before you use ps3usercheat.
(2) Make sure the two version must be identical, one version is the game itself, another is in the database, such as "BLJM60126，BLUS30224" in the database.(Including the updates in the late game, like 1.0.X)
(3) To activate some cheating options, you must press a certain key or combination of keys in the game, such as press "SELECT","L1+L2", you will see a tip showing a key combination, so must be careful, otherwise, the cheating code won't be activated.
(4) If the game got stuck unexpected or a black screen after you press "START" in CU. I'd also advise you to turn off general power switch for freeing memory.
The end: As a first global cheating device for 3.55 CFW, the ps3usercheat team with technology as the guide, and put the player's feeling as a core business philosophy, plus a comprehensive cost-effective performance, it is a best choice for those who like fast-food culture. And it is quite conceivable that the ps3usercheat will give us more and better functions with the ps3usercheat team support.
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I agree 100% with above. Most of the games novadays are basically crap - you can play through them in 2 to 3 hours usually and then WHAT? Not really a value for the money at all - "entertainment" in the lenght of a movie for 4 to 5 times more of the cost ... So - the gamemakers came with a "clever" solution - let's make last longer to implement some REALY hard trophies or endless and most of all TOTALLY boring grinding or lets gamers play the same levels in 10 different difficulties etc. IMO - that's CHEATING! Cheating customers of their money and most of all taking all the fun from the gaming Gaming should be a joy, fun, time off and not CHORE ...
Nice example of the both endless griding as well as replying to the level you really start to HATE the game is the GT5 - all gold on all driver licenses is far beyond the treshold of the dedication I'd ever put in any game and I like GT5 otherwise and all the special events are simply "impossible" for me hence none of them is completed and never will be. Another good example how to spoil (I'd use MUCH stronger word here but as I was already told off several times here for using profanities I'd hold back this time) a good and enjoybale game are trophies in PAIN. There is simply no way I'm gonna spoil my joy to even try achieve any of those.
In old good days of PS1 - you'd have a game lasting tens to hundreds hours easilly without any (or too much) grinding or replaying the same stupid piece of game again and again. And it was not about the graphics - it was about playibility and the atmosphere. One of my first two games on PS1 was the Kingsfiled IV and although it has pretty ugly graphics even for standards at the time is was SO captive I've spent months playing that game.
I believe that we should be able to play and enjoy the game in ANY way we're pleased. If I've decide to have fun by drive in the racing gaming in the opposite direction and crash in all oncomming trafic - it's my decision. As long as it makes me happy who cares. If I decide to have loads of money and buy some uber powerfull weapon and blast away all the monsters / enemies for the fun - let be it. If I decide to cheat in the Oblivion and dupe thousands of wattermellons and dump them in the watter because it makes me happy so what? I don't care what others do to relax so whay should you?
Frankly - I think the games should be supplied with a option to put the cheat codes by default directly from the gamemakers - this would actually IMO increase the sale of games. The good example here is the GTA IV - I personally have had MUCH more fun with the game by simply using the rocket launhcer to hide in the hospital lobby and blowing up the cops one after other then playing actual game. It's a easy and fair solution to offer fun to BOTH hardcore gamers as well as the causal ones. It even goes as far as dissabling trophies the moment you'll use the cheat to satisfy the trophies whoarders so no "damage" here either and this would actually cut down on "unofficial" cheating a lot as I'd hardly look for some other cheats if there will be the official ones included in the game already.
So - bring back the old good days of "PEEKing and POKEing" (ZX Spectrum in case you don't know or remember) so we can ENJOY the gaming once again. And - to all the nay sayers - I don't care
I'll admit. I am a game cheater, as attested by my brothers. I'll also admit. I really dont are about rating or trophy or what have you. I really dont care that Player A got gazillion trophy or that Player B got to be Master of THE GAME first or last.
What I do care about is that I was able to enjoy the game without mad skills or that I was able to access all that the game has to offer without having to grind through it.
I would like to think that I am a gamer but you know, I really dont understand why I have to play through multiple instance of the same games to get something that anybody should have been abe to get with one playthrough. Or that I must farm XP or money to get to the next area in a game. Let me give you an example:
Dead Space - The medical area that spawn all those 'slashers' and whatnot with the regenerating thing that is trying to kill you while you run around killing the whatnot too? You cant proceed to the next level until you pass by killing all the spawn and staying alive long enough to do it. I, CANT, PASS, THAT, AREA. Period. I suck so much that even on the easiest setting, I can't pass it.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - The whole flippen game. I just suck. No matter what I do, it feels as if I am just randomly hitting buttons in the hope that I kill them before they kill me. It takes the fun out of the game as it get more and more fustrating just because your gaming skill sucks.
The older Resident Evil - Didn't matter how good or not you were, they were more interested in scaring you then in whether or not you had enough bullets to make it though the game. At least thats how it felt to me. I was more scared of when the next zombie is going to jump out at me then worry about whether or not I have enough bullets to do in the next wave of zombies.
Basically, what I am trying to say is that not everyone is into trying to cheat other players out of their hard won effort and times to collect meaningless bragging rights to who have the biggest penis on the leader board. Some of us simply dont care that you have the time to grind through 6 or 7 playthrough of the same game just to get a get that coverted platnum trophy.
Me, I just want to enjoy a game that while it might take some skills and effort, its not so hard that it is beyond my ability to play it. Whatever happens to games like NES Legend of Zelda? Sure it was hard at times, sure it was even fustrating at times but I enjoyed it because even a weekend gamer can beat it.
I want RPG games that don't require me to farm xp or money. As long as I did what I was suppose to do, I should be strong enough to get to the next area. Of course, I want the side quest too but as an option. I shouldn't have to do it to get to the next area. No FFXIII though. That was just a very long movie that gave you the feeling that you were actually playing when all you were doing was what the movie wanted you to do anyhow.
I want story base games like Dead Space to have an option to scare the crap out of me like Resident Evil yet at the same time, I dont have to worry about whether or not can I control the camera well enough to shoot at a whole crap of monster and worry about something that can't die stalking me in the same room.
Number one reason why I want a cheat device? To enjoy the game without the stress of worrying about bullets, xp, money, upgrades, etc. I my opinion, a game is only as good as the story it tells. It doesnt matter to me how crappy the controls are. It doesnt matter how good the graphics are. Heck, it doesnt even matter to me if it is even a game or a movie pretending to be a game. All I want is to be entertain by pretending for a moment that I am that person in the game and it is my struggle and I want to see it to the end.
Of course, replay value for me is non-existance either. Once I beat the game whether or not I cheat, I personally know how it turned out. I don't care to play it anymore. And before anyone gripes. Yes, I do play FPS games BUT only campaign single player mode. Why? Multiplayer is pointless for me. No goal except who can aim better and who got better reflex. Even cheating in it is no fun because unless you just want to be a total dick and shoot everyone out of the game, whats the point. If you just want to be a dick, there are better ways to annoy another player then to cheat.
I know this post is long and rambling all over the place but I hope all you people out there who are saying, 'Death to the cheater!' understand a little now. Not all of us care about your precious trophy, rating, or even about braging to other people about how fast or even that we actually beat a certain game. We really don't care about going online to play with other people. We just want to escape this pain call life and live the life of our character for a little bit without having to worry about realism.
lol, like I said, who cares. People will see things how they want anyway. That's why there's always two sides of the story. But to make it more of a yes or no. Do you alter, fix, change any games to suit your personal needs? Was the game intended to by played like that? Or did you make it so. Again, if that's how you need to play, then game on like I said.
btw, gaming longer then you've been alive. So what's your point?