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  • 1) An external UMD drive

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  • 2) A Code redemption program

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Thread: Old UMD Problem

  
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    Ok, I know there is another thread on this, but I want to make a poll and a "clean" discussion on the matter since that other thread seems a little biased and all that other stuff.

    The following information was taken from pspworld

    [quote]1) An External UMD Drive: This is arguably the most fanciful and least likely of the options on the table. There would be something cool, almost retro, about an external UMD drive that could connect to the PSP via USB and simply rip games directly into the flash memory. There are some real advantages of such a system, both for consumers and for Sony. The advantage for consumers would be total freedom to rip games whenever they wished. We could even continue buying used UMD games and movies in retail shops, and then rip those into our slick new handheld. The advantage for Sony is obvious: the company could charge a slight premium for the UMD drive, and generate even more profit from all of those PSP Go owners. Of course, the chance for piracy here is high - what's to stop folks from sharing their UMD collections with friends, or bringing their UMD drive with them to school and having a rip-fest over lunch?


    2) A Code Redemption Program: A far more likely path for Sony to take would be to require that gamers enter a code from the original UMD case for a one-time only digital download. Perhaps Sony could generate a database of all of the UPC product codes from the back of UMD cases (no simple task), and then cross check those numbers to verify when a person entered their code on the Playstation Network. If the code matched, the particular copy of the game would be flagged, and the user would be allowed to download the digital version to their PSP Go. This would obviously be very time intensive for Sony, who would need to create a massive database of every redeemable UMD product code and then control how many times users were able to download the same game. The advantage would be that Sony would be able to cut down on piracy, and we would still be able to keep our old UMDs in addition to the new digital copy of the game. Piracy might not be completely eliminated with such a scheme, however: enterprising hackers could find a way to automatically generate sequences of UMD product codes, redeem those, and thus deprive potential "real" owners of their digital copies.


    3) A Mail-in program: This is perhaps the most likely possibility, because it is most advantageous for Sony. Here, users who wanted to transfer their UMD games to the PSP Go would have to mail their old UMDs to a specified address, and Sony would then credit the user's Playstation Store account with the appropriate game download token. Sony would still have to pay for all of the warehouse monkeys in charge of receiving the games, but their overall costs would still be lower than option 2, above. Of course, this would be the least desirable option for gamers, because the UMD could get lost in the mail, and after sending it in, players would no longer have their original physical copy of the game to re-sell.[/quote

    Edit: I just thought of something. I heard from a guy that talked to a Sony rep that they are throwing around idea #1. What if they make it but release them just to stores. Then when you want to rip a game you go to like a GameStop or something and they just burn it to your GO.

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    1/ As stated people could easily rent 'n rip etc

    2/ What's to stop me from going into BigW and taking a photo of the back of all of the game cases and downloading all of the newest titles?

    3/ Will happen
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    Did you read my last option. Them doing option one, but only giving the machines to game or electronics store owners.

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    Nope, you must have edited it after I opened the page
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    Well, what do you think about that?

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    I think it would still get into hackers hands and duplicated to be honest, it would be the ripping equivalent of giving them a pandora to fix bricks
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    how about this

    you MUST have a ps3

    Put the UMD of the game in the PSP
    Put the psp in usb mode(the UMD mode)
    Hook the PSP up the the PS3
    the umd will show on the ps3 XMB
    Pick the game on the ps3 XMB
    it will convert the umd to eboot and encode/encrypt
    if you have the psp Go hook up to the ps3 ty till ask you what psp to copy the game to
    and then you can copy to your PSP/PSP GO!

    when you copy it it will BE LOCKED to that PSP/PSP go!
    and will ONLY run on the PSP/PSP go! that you copyed it to

    if you Delete it you will have to REMAKE the eboot
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    Means you must have a second UMD driven PSP for PSP Go owners, would be good as a secondary choice if you decdied you couldn't be assed posting your UMD collection off to $ony
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    if you own a umd, im sure you have a umd drive to put it in. (a 1,2 or 3000 psp) maybe there could be a app for ripping and sending it ad-hoc to your psp-go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chAosDaJuggalo View Post
    if you own a umd, im sure you have a umd drive to put it in. (a 1,2 or 3000 psp) maybe there could be a app for ripping and sending it ad-hoc to your psp-go.
    People will be trading their UMD driven PSP's in for the Go

    They will be left with UMD's but no UMD drive, you dig?
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