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Red Dead Redemption Requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 or Higher


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253w ago - This weekend TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) reports that Red Dead Redemption (released on May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe) requires updating your PlayStation 3 entertainment system to PS3 Firmware 3.21 or higher, which also removes the OtherOS functionality along with the ability to use the PS3 Exploit and likely PS3 Custom Firmware.

However, according to several Forum members (including blood911, Chivafighter and IanJ) it may actually require up to PS3 Firmware 3.30 depending on your region.

Additionally, IanJ also reports that ModNation Racers requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 to play it on Sony's PlayStation 3.

To quote from TSA: "Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption not only requires that particular system software to run, but handily includes it on the disk for easy installation, too.

Chances are there have been other games out since April 1st that required the OtherOS removing firmware update, but Redemption is likely to be one of the higher profile titles to do, and as far as we know this isn't stated on the box at all so consider this a notice if you're still to pick up the game."

The decision is now left to the end users: Update your PS3 console to the latest Firmware to play new titles and game online, or hold out for GeoHot to release his PS3 Custom Firmware with hopes that more PS3 hacks are discovered and new PS3 exploits surface to further unlock the PlayStation 3.

Of course, for those who can afford it, there is another option... simply buy a second PS3 and update it to the latest PlayStation 3 Firmware version while keeping your pre-3.21 FW machine with OtherOS in the closet until it can be put to good use.

Red Dead Redemption Requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 or Higher

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#18 - livpool - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by TheSparky View Post
Somewhat along the lines of what Warrorar was saying, do the devs think OtherOS access is going to be required to install CFW down the line? I know nothing is known for sure, but I'd appreciate an informed guess.

my guess, initially the only way will be through OtherOS just like George was planning, but eventually we will be able to use it through some found exploit, which is possible because we have the dumps.. its just a matter of finding a good hole and being able to use it.

#17 - TheSparky - 253w ago
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Somewhat along the lines of what Warrorar was saying, do the devs think OtherOS access is going to be required to install CFW down the line? I know nothing is known for sure, but I'd appreciate an informed guess.

#16 - Kiriller - 253w ago
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^ Well that effing sucks, what's the deal with gta liberty city stories?

#15 - PS4 News - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Kiriller View Post
This is what i don't get, at this day in age, some people still do not have internet or simply don't care about online play. So in order to even launch single player they need to connect their ps3 to the internet to update BEFORE you play this game? Someone give me some insight on this.

The required PS3 Firmware update needed to play is also included on the game disc itself, so Sony has that base covered at least...

#14 - Kiriller - 253w ago
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This is what i don't get, at this day in age, some people still do not have internet or simply don't care about online play. So in order to even launch single player they need to connect their ps3 to the internet to update BEFORE you play this game? Someone give me some insight on this.

I think my sisters ps3 is still 4-5 updates behind unless one of my cousins updated her console, rendering it useless vs reselling or me hacking

I'm still not updating mine, playing some GTA IV, shawn white snowboarding & now got my friends heavy rain

PS quick question - to play liberty city stories off cd, do i need to update or no? (offline play)

#13 - ahasverus - 253w ago
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What pisses me off is that all of this is because of GeoHot. If geo was more friendly with everybody else not just friend of his ego, all of the exploit could be discussed on mirc, in private doors, and we end users would still have linux on the ps3.

All of this is because geo scremed like a child "I've hacked the ps3!" but wait, he didn't.

#12 - PS4 News - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SCE View Post
Boss, it would be nice to dump 1.10 firmware and then compare it with a 3.XX FW to see the differences...

Yea, I know that was done long ago to compare to whatever PS3 Firmware was the latest at that time... the 1.10 FW and even as low as 1.02 FW are in the archive so basically all you'd have to do is grab one of the extractor/unpacker utilities (for the old Firmware versions THIS one will work fine) to examine their contents.

#11 - Raze1988 - 253w ago
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I kinda did what was suggested above: Got another PS3 and updated it while my own stays at 3.15 for the time being.

Only difference: The other PS3 is my brother's and he hardly ever plays so I can have it at least a few months. The scene should come up with something by that time.

#10 - livpool - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
LOL! I'm holding out on 3.15, it doesn't kill. But 1.10... man.

Let this be a lesson to all of us, never buy a console unless it is already thoroughly cracked.

haha agreed!!

#9 - Neo Cyrus - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Agreed, this was definitely inevitable as Sony mentioned themselves before 3.21 was released.
I am going to wait it out myself, still on PS3 Firmware 1.10 here.

LOL! I'm holding out on 3.15, it doesn't kill. But 1.10... man.

Let this be a lesson to all of us, never buy a console unless it is already thoroughly cracked.

 

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