04-15-2008 #1wicked insanity Guest
Problems of sharing PSN downloads
As I understand you are officially allowed to share downloads from the PSN Store on up to 5 other active PS3s. Free games you can ofcause download on any unit and downloaded items I think work the same as 'pay for' Games. With the exceptions of expensive games like Warkhawk and GT5 Prologue you can do this with every game as far as I know.
To share them with another console you need to sign in on that unit with the Playstation account that purchased them initially and download them accordingly. If all the 'owners' of a game (the original purchasers) are deleted then the game will not work, so you must keep that account on the PS3.
The only problem I can think with this is if you buy a game say Flow for example and want to share it with a friend; so you sign-in on their console and download Flow. All things are fine.
Say some time after, you download Super-Rub-A-Dub but don't want to share it with the same person who you shared Flow with.
Either (a) they download it anyway by logging in on your account that is still on their system. Or (b) you ask them to delete the account in which case they won't be able able to play Flow so atleast one of you is going to lose out.
Can anyone who has had past experience with sharing of content confirm or refute the above, and any other potential problems with this system?
04-16-2008 #2bamhm182 Guest
I know that if you create a temporary password, that you can give the info to a trusted friend, than once they're downloaded it, change your password back and it'll still work. You just have to have to account on your PS3, you don't have to be able to sign into the account to play the game.
04-16-2008 #3wicked insanity Guest
Also in the end you could have a cluster of accounts on your PS3 that you could never use because you have shared with many different users, an account for each. What a mess that would be. haha
04-16-2008 #4Noghlin Guest
Me and my friends just turned off auto-login, simple as that.