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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:55 pm 
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hi all ,after long years without pso online, i'm on the way back with my dreamcast & my dreampi.

so here are my few questions :

-i've got 2 dreamcasts, only 1 dreampi for now ( a second one is planned), i'm planning to get both dreamcast back online to playing PSO with my son (last time i played PSO online he wasn't born !), so i need to buy 2 legit PSO gd-roms. (my both DC are PAL). i already have sylverant bootdisc burned, planetdream webrowsers burned, etc etc...

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1-can i buy a japanese psov2 version ? or an us psov2 version ? will i be able to play in french or english ? i've searched a little while on google, but if anyone can confirme the languages supported in JP and US version 8-)
because the pso v2 pal is soooo expensive...and i need TWO discs

2-can i buy a second hand game with no serial and registration key ? or it is needed to log to sylverant ?

3- final question (and much more complicated) if anyone can confirm i can log 2 dreampi on ONE router . if not i made all this work in vain (2 dc, 2 vga boxes, 2 4:3 vga pc screen, 2 dreampi... my wife gonna kill me! :oops: )

and sorry for my bad english :wink:

is there any presentation topic ? i've didn't see any... :oops:

thanks ! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:12 pm 
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Every DC PSO disc supports the same five languages, although the German, French, and Spanish translations are pretty notorious for being bad. :lol:

JPv2 is a bit buggier than USv2 and EUv2, so I would recommend avoiding that disc if possible. You need unique serials if you want to register to participate in events, so it's best to buy a copy of USv2 with the original case, because the case has a sticker with the serials printed on it.

I've never used a DreamPi, so I can't help you with that part.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:42 pm 
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ok, thanks for the advices.

does the "silverant boot disc" will allow to play the US disc on my PAL dreamcasts ? i mean i can't put a freeloader between the silverant bootdisc and the game...
it's a server boot disc, not an "import boot disc" no ?

if i need to buy 2 pal games with serials i'm doomed :o


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:20 pm 
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The boot disc defeats the region lockout for GD-ROMs, yes. You also have the option of using a fast load CD-R of the game that is region free and connects automatically without a boot disc, but you still need a legit GD-ROM to get unique serials.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:11 pm 
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thanks, all, just a little feedback here from France 8-) :

(and a nice story) :bangin:

after buying 2 us ntsc PSO 2 for dreamcast, after setting up all this madness (yes, 2 dreampis on the same router)
pluging all the phone lines, the two 56k modems, the two dreamcasts VGA boxes, the two 4:3 pc screen, i'm back online on PSO with my son !

last time i played online he wasn't born :roll: (makes a long time)
I'm so proud to share this game with my boy. :grin:

a dream comes true 8-)

a very thrilling moment for me ! thanks Sylverant admins and for all advices. :thumbsup:
and thanks SEGA of course ! :wink:

see ya all online on the server !
me , 35 years old , Manu and my son, 9 years old ,Arthur

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Whoa, whoa now! PSOv2 has an ELSPA rating of 11+! How dare you expose your 9 year old son to such a violent and inappropriate game! :evil:

;) :lol:

Welcome to Sylverant!

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Aleron Ives wrote:
Whoa, whoa now! PSOv2 has an ELSPA rating of 11+! How dare you expose your 9 year old son to such a violent and inappropriate addictive game! :evil:

;) :lol:

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corrected. thanks ! 8-)


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Aleron Ives wrote:
Whoa, whoa now! PSOv2 has an ELSPA rating of 11+! How dare you expose your 9 year old son to such a violent and inappropriate game! :evil:

;) :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:48 pm 
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Does anyone know why all of the MAGs I find are gray in color? I have always had to create new characters to roll the particular colors I want, and searching online has led me to realize I'm not the only one with this issue. But I have not found an explanation for it...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:40 pm 
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Is your character Grey? I think the color of the mag is based on the color of the character that finds it.

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It's one of the many bugs in the US non-Plus discs. All Mags dropped from boxes are grey when your client is generating the drops. You have to either make new dummy characters or let somebody who has a less buggy PSO disc lead the team in order to get a non-grey Mag to drop.

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Aleron Ives wrote:
It's one of the many bugs in the US non-Plus discs. All Mags dropped from boxes are grey when your client is generating the drops. You have to either make new dummy characters or let somebody who has a less buggy PSO disc lead the team in order to get a non-grey Mag to drop.


This validates a memory I had of actually finding properly colored MAGs back before I ever came online. I remembered running through mines after changing costumes, and not having to recreate characters to get colored MAGs. That's because before February of 2016, I only had ever played on GC using PLUS, mostly offline. I only got non-PLUS at that point so that I could boot GCMM via PSOload to back-up my memory cards after losing items more than once in the span of only about a month thanks to various FSODs and EWs once I began to play online regularly.

But here's the crazy and sort of shitty part though: I tried using my original PLUS disc to find colored MAGs again after getting so many gray ones because I couldn't figure out the problem. I did this because I thought maybe it had to do with the patches or the fact that I now play from back-up media rather than my OEM game discs. I tried a lot of different things, but that was one of them. Anyway, the thing that sucks is that I still only found gray MAGs playing on that PLUS disc. Which means that whatever this bug is, it apparently saves with your character data. FFS, why must you corrupt everything SEGA!!

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Were you leading the game? The leader's client will generate bugged Mags if he's on a regular disc, no matter which disc you use.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Let me know if you want colored mags, can host a game to get colored mags since I'm on plus.

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Kayak wrote:
Let me know if you want colored mags, can host a game to get colored mags since I'm on plus.


Thank you, but I finally got the colors I wanted by just randomly creating characters with the right costume on a spare memcard until they finally had the color MAG I was looking for.

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Were you leading the game? The leader's client will generate bugged Mags if he's on a regular disc, no matter which disc you use.


This was tested solo online and also offline using both actual game discs and back-ups. Actual PLUS game disc was one of the ones tested. I can no longer find colored MAGs with any of my 3 mains in Mine 1 or 2, but I didn't try to find any in Ep2. I also have not tried with any new characters.

I have no idea why the official PLUS disc would no longer work for this if it is not bugged. But I have been playing primarily on non-PLUS for about a year, so perhaps there is some random flag which can be saved. I could also be caused somehow by the Xeno chip now that I think about it, as that does change how the CG reads all discs, not just DVD-R. This is why I cannot create my own ISO back-ups using the BBA. The Xeno patching corrupts the file.

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