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NoPDRM for PS3 Arrives from Gitbrew to Re-enable PSN Content

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165w ago - Following up on the recent Guide to Compile PSN NPDRM Games for PS3 Custom Firmware, today Gitbrew has released NoPDRM v1, which allows users to easily re-enable Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) content on their PlayStation 3 consoles alongside some RSX progress detailed below.

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To quote: With the release of mallory's NPDRM-enabled ps3tools, it was remarkably simple to re-enable your legally purchased PSN titles.

Overview of steps: unself2 -> make_self_npdrm -> pkg.py

Tools you need:

  • ps3tools modified for NPDRM use (included)
  • make_self_npdrm from geohot's tools (included in psl1ght)
  • pkg.py (included in psl1ght)

To use the NPDRM ps3tools you need:

  • Your console's IDPS
  • Your console's exdata folder (/dev_hdd0/home/xxxxxxxx/exdata/)
  • Your PSN titles (/dev_hdd0/game/NP*)

The get_idps.pkg file can be installed on your PS3. When run, it creates a file called 'idps' on the root of an attached USB drive. Copy this idps file to your PS3KEYS folder. Make sure that your PS3KEYS...
 

Capcom Tests New DRM on Final Fight: Double Impact via PSN

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243w ago - IGN reports that Capcom is currently testing new DRM protection on Final Fight: Double Impact via PlayStation Network in an effort to combat PSN GameSharing.

It is important to note, however, that the game only requires one initial check at at start-up. Once the game has loaded, it appears you can then sign out of PSN.

To quote: "He later discovered Final Fight: Double Impact can only be played on the same account it was purchased on.

Capcom issued a [Register or Login to view links] to his concern, according to his message post, saying this move was done in an effort to combat "rampant" game sharing on PlayStation Network but emphasized this may not be implemented on all future titles.

"Yes, there is DRM. This was employed to combat the rampant 'PSN Sharing' that has been going on over the last year," a representative wrote to nacthenud. "We're sorry that your family cannot play the game on their individual accounts (same console). This is a limitation of the Sony network."

"We are not committed to do this with all titles moving forward but the only way to evaluate impact was to try it with one title first."
 
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