DC PSO v1, no serial number

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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by BlueCrab » Fri May 12, 2017 4:15 pm

retrojaner wrote:What happens if the new SNAK has already been used in the past? That could be normal when you buy used software...
If that's the case, PM me with proof that you have the SN/AK (a photo of the sticker/page with it on there is sufficient), and I'll de-register it from whoever registered it previously.

That said, the chances of that are somewhat small, all in all. In fact, I think it's only happened once so far since I have run this server.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Sun May 14, 2017 3:43 pm

It's hard to purchase here in Europe the v2/NTSC-U at a fair price.

Often it is unclear whether the SNAK is there.

Can I play also with a JAP SNAK and a US GD???
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by BlueCrab » Sun May 14, 2017 4:04 pm

You need to have the same region game and serial number/access key. If you're using a Japanese SN/AK, you need a Japanese GD-ROM.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Tue May 16, 2017 7:42 am

OK, thanks.

I can not currently find a complete V2 NTSC-U with SNAK at a fair price. That is really a shame. :(

For a game which was officially discontinued years ago and can only be played with additional effort on private servers...!!!

There is almost no market anymore... But prices are very high... Wow!
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by skyhawk71 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:26 am

Aleron Ives wrote:You can only create PSO PC serials on the website. You need an original serial from a game case in order to register for DC.
I thought it was possible to create a new SNAK for Dreamcast? There's an option for that in the Manage Guildcards page, but I guess you're right. I recall someone tried to make a new SNAK for Dreamcast and it wouldn't accept it.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by BlueCrab » Wed May 17, 2017 11:53 am

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Aleron Ives wrote:You can only create PSO PC serials on the website. You need an original serial from a game case in order to register for DC.
I thought it was possible to create a new SNAK for Dreamcast? There's an option for that in the Manage Guildcards page, but I guess you're right. I recall someone tried to make a new SNAK for Dreamcast and it wouldn't accept it.
There's not an option to generate one for DC. You have the option to associate an existing guild card with an account (for if you go online before registering) or to register a new guild card with an account (for if you haven't gone online before registering).

Only PSOPC has an option to generate a key.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Sun May 21, 2017 3:41 pm

I've found a v2 NTSC-U!

Can someone give me a tip, how to delete the flash correctly?
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by skyhawk71 » Tue May 23, 2017 9:59 am

retrojaner wrote:I've found a v2 NTSC-U!

Can someone give me a tip, how to delete the flash correctly?
http://psopalace.sylverant.net/downloads/DCFlash.zip

If you have a blank CR-r, you can burn the .cdi file in this download to that disc and run it on the Dreamcast. (assuming your Dreamcast can read burnt discs)

The alternative would be to track down PlanetWeb 1.0 and hold B+X upon start-up.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Tue May 23, 2017 10:05 am

Thanks. I burn the CDI... ;)
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by skyhawk71 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:11 am

No problem! I hope you'll start playing PSOv2 soon, having more players is always nice! :)
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Wed May 24, 2017 6:38 am

1. I would be an absolute beginner... :grin:
2. And the console is not online yet... :(
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:44 am

https://segaretro.org/Phantasy_Star_Onl ... nformation

According to the webpage a lot of blocks are needed. Is there one vmu to play enough?
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by BlueCrab » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:59 pm

The only two files you need on your memory card normally are the main data and the guild card files (so, 45 blocks worth). The screenshot files are pretty much useless and you don't need to worry about them...

If you want to save all of the online quests, then you'll probably need multiple memory cards to do that.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:53 am

OK, thanks!
I register the SNAK under "Manage Your Guildcards" and in PSO itself. For what is "Create Login Token"? Not important for DC?
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by Aleron Ives » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:12 am

The only purpose of the login tokens is if you don't want to transmit your username and password with the /login command in game, because PSO uses weak encryption, so somebody could potentially sniff your connection and get your login credentials if you send them in a chat packet (although it is quite unlikely to happen).
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:02 am

Thanks again, I'm online! Currently I use the patcher disc and the original GD.

I have read that there is a patched disc. Can I use them or are there disadvantages?
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by Aleron Ives » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:05 am

The only disadvantage is that the region of the disc must match the region of your serials in order for you to enter your serials the first time you bring a character online. After a character has been online one time, you can play that character online with a disc of any region, including a CD-R with fast loading.
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:54 am

Is there a CD-R PSOv2 that is recommended for Sylverant?
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by BlueCrab » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:04 am

retrojaner wrote:Is there a CD-R PSOv2 that is recommended for Sylverant?
No, because we don't support pirating games here.

You will likely find some that many people use if you look, but they cannot be linked to from here and none of them are "recommended" by the administration of the server (read: me).
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Re: DC PSO v1, no serial number

Post by retrojaner » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:11 am

Sorry. Then I misunderstood the list of legitimate client modifications:
Aleron Ives' Enhancement Pack (for PSODC and PSOPC) -- so long as you pass the legit check.
I wanted to optimize only the load times and the disc drive a little relieve.
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