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Firmware (v2.42) Now Available

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jul 29, 2008 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that a PS3 firmware update (v2.42) is now available for download. This update improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.

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+ MidnightBlues on July 29th, 2008 at 10:09 pm said:

Fudge!! my ps3 wont connect to the internet!! crud…it brought up a message telling me I should update..I went to update and it cant connect to the server!!! daaang man I really wand to play GTA !!!!!@

:(


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+ minas on July 29th, 2008 at 10:12 pm said:

@everyone in the blog you guys tell generally that the most important problem right now is the bleutooth and the battery indicator ploblem!i think you havent yet realised the music problem that i discribe in @93!try it and you ll see!!its really annoying…dont u mind of it?i have red many demands from users here,but noone mentions anything about it!!


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+ viprdude on July 29th, 2008 at 10:14 pm said:

Are you going to ever fix the bluetooth random drop problem????

At least recognize it as a problem…….


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+ zezemalord6 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:14 pm said:

mine wasnt working earlier but now its working thank god but its on like 10% and its been like 5 hours


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+ PS3NewsDOTcom on July 29th, 2008 at 10:18 pm said:

nice @ update, posted!


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+ zezemalord6 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:20 pm said:

awwe man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if this stupid update would be any faster i would so happy that i would burn down churches!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


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+ darkiewonder on July 29th, 2008 at 10:20 pm said:

ps1 games had problems or are you guys setting up to release a lot of Ps1 games to the PSN store?

;P


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+ MidnightBlues on July 29th, 2008 at 10:20 pm said:

im gonna cry!!! is it just me? or is it working for all of you? I restarted my ps3 and my modem and router…everything seems to be working just fine, I checked my network settings and they are all looking good. Im not sure if its a problem on my end or if its the server or something? nobody else seems to have my problem but it keeps starting the downlaod now, and then it fails…my connectiong is good cuz I can get on the blog and post just fine..

what else should I try??


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+ InsaneHanz on July 29th, 2008 at 10:21 pm said:

So, are you going to fix the mics in the next update or what?


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+ Captain Fury on July 29th, 2008 at 10:21 pm said:

@107

one can hope


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+ zezemalord6 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:23 pm said:

awwe man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if this stupid update would be any faster i would so happy that i would burn down churches!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


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+ gamer812 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:24 pm said:

I have to agree with some people here. Please post a detailed changelog instead of a vague “improved playback quality” description.


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+ zezemalord6 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:24 pm said:

awwe man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if this stupid update would be any faster i would so happy that i would burn down churches!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


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+ IsHaN on July 29th, 2008 at 10:24 pm said:

hmm i wish they wud release update for nat 3 probs


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+ zezemalord6 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:25 pm said:

its like every 5 percent the error message pops up


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+ Captain Fury on July 29th, 2008 at 10:29 pm said:

also… I like the frequent updates

anything that makes the console better is welcome Sony! (so keep pumping the updates)


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+ viprdude on July 29th, 2008 at 10:31 pm said:

Can you fix the damn mic issue?

This is becoming a JOKE on the entire community and use microphones.


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+ Onna76_NL on July 29th, 2008 at 10:32 pm said:

Hardware Sales, 26th Jul 2008
Japan America Others Total
DSn/a 170,165 282,793 452,958
n/a 160,745 161,878 322,623
n/a 77,525 70,209 147,734
n/a 87,975 52,096 140,071
PS3 n/a 28,579 77,903 106,482


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+ Onna76_NL on July 29th, 2008 at 10:33 pm said:

Sorry about the former post, something went wrong. And also sorry about this off topic message but this worries me!!! Sony don’t tell me this is true? Check out the PS3 hardware sales of the PS3 in the US?! Sales are according to VGchartz. If this is true, the E3 had a much more negative impact on you than everybody could have expected.

Hardware Sales, 26th Jul 2008
Japan America Others Total
DS n/a 170,165 282,793 452,958
WII n/a 160,745 161,878 322,623
PSP n/a 77,525 70,209 147,734
360 n/a 87,975 52,096 140,071
PS3 n/a 28,579 77,903 106,482


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+ MidnightBlues on July 29th, 2008 at 10:37 pm said:

ok man I dont want to overwhelm you sony but the download is not working!!!

Is there somewhere I can download the patch on the pc??? so I can use my ipod and transfer it to my ps3?

please man I gotta work tomorrow and I REALLY WANTED to play gta online with a few friends before I have to go to sleep!!! PLEASE!


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+ Jeigh on July 29th, 2008 at 10:37 pm said:

Wow, this pretty much came out of nowhere, and methinks there’s something else to this besides “improved playback” since the update certainly seems to be a decent size… Maybe something to do with the new Life With PlayStation feature…?

I actually have some things on my PSP firmware wishlist, as I have recently become aware that it is still quite incomplete. Since lists are certainly easier to skim then paragraphs:

-Ability to edit music, video and picture details.
-Support for MP4 video (videos from my PS3 absolutely will not play)
-Ability to create folders/playlists
-QWERTY keyboard input (I can’t believe we’re still working with the abominable cellphone method)

I realize it’s unlikely that anyone will read this at three or more pages back, but maybe the next time there’s a PSP update I’ll be able to post it within the first page.


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+ jeffrey890 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:39 pm said:

just wanted to say that the update there is somthing wrong with it it dosent wanna download on my ps3 tats GAY


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 10:39 pm said:

I think after this thread they’ll realize the mic issue (if they haven’t)


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+ Jeigh on July 29th, 2008 at 10:40 pm said:

@ 120 MidnightBlues

At 10 PM at night on a weekday? You can bet that the people working at PlayStation.blog have gone to bed with all of the other sane people in the country. The download via PC should be up in the next day or so.


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 10:41 pm said:

people who can’t connect to PSN server, just keep restarting your system and re-trying


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+ CrAzYsHoT on July 29th, 2008 at 10:41 pm said:

wow this update sucks, I have never had one problem with my ps3 till this update, if sony was so good they should of tested this update on many ps3s and they should compress the files like xbox, anyway this update should of been fixed hours ago but whatever cause i can’t download it like millions of other people.


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+ PsychoEddie on July 29th, 2008 at 10:43 pm said:

WTF? you guys only support 300 baud or something? it’s taking HOURS to download a simple firmware update. 2. there’s no link to the upgrade on the psu website to download the software. C. you didn’t provide us with an alternative link in this alert to download the upgrade to a memory stick, so we wouldn’t have to go through the now incredibly SLOW PS network. WooHoo! It’s been an hour and the download is 5% complete. Another YEAR and I’ll be able to get online again! Find the amateur(s) responsible and fire them.


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 10:44 pm said:

the update is fine, nobody has had problems with it, only with connecting to the servers. Just retry when the load’s reduced


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 10:45 pm said:

I got it in the first few mins and it downloaded in seconds, yours will too if you go to sleep and try it again later


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+ jeffrey890 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:45 pm said:

tats gay


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+ Bcollin2008 on July 29th, 2008 at 10:46 pm said:

Great, yet another ANNOYING UPDATE!!! I am so tired of these things because they WILL NOT LET ME PLAY ONLINE UNTIL I D/L IT!!! But now this one WON’T DOWNLOAD!!! Every time I start the d/l it goes INCREDIBLY SLOW, gets to about 5%, then comes up with the message “An error occurred during the download operation. A connection to the server cannot be established.” My internet connection is very fast and is working perfectly!!! I AM FURIOUS!!! I GET HOME FROM WORK AND JUST WANT TO PLAY COD4!!! I know I am not the only one having this problem. I DEMAND THAT SONY FIX IT NOW! I am very close to trashing this P.O.S. SONY PS3 and buying an XBOX 360!!!


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 10:48 pm said:

@131
Bcollin2008

three words “remote servers”


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+ rofldings on July 29th, 2008 at 10:52 pm said:

@119 / Onna76_NL

It’s because of the firesale the 360 had this past week. They dropped the price to $299 for the 20gb to clear out stock.

Lots of people bit at that price, but the new 60gb will be back to $349.99.


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+ Kedaro on July 29th, 2008 at 10:54 pm said:

@132

Isn’t ‘remote servers’ two words?


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+ masterage on July 29th, 2008 at 10:56 pm said:

All I ask is a Guilty Gear Accent Core fix for the 80gb. It runs about 20% of the time…come on. If it runs part of the time it’s easily made to run all of it T_T


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+ Kedaro on July 29th, 2008 at 10:57 pm said:

And I think there is a few people on here, that have the same IP as another member name rhymes with “Flashlight hues”, I could be wrong though… I doubt it though.


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+ mywhitenoise on July 29th, 2008 at 10:59 pm said:

Firmware suggestions:
When you restore your hard drive onto another (or the same) PS3, all of your music files that are in AAC will lose all of their tags and album art. Please add an “Edit Multiple” option, or implement AAC file recognition. Without those 2 important features you have to edit every music file one by one.
Please tie everything to your username, instead of the MAC address of the PS3. You have no idea how frustrating it is that I have to start my Rock Band save all over again, because I had to send my PS3 in for a repair. Rock Band, High Velocity Bowling, among others have locked saves, even with a full system back up they wont transfer to another PS3.
You have to redownload all of your PSN content, and then activate the PS3 to play them…why can’t you just activate the PS3 to unlock the games instead of having to redownload?


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+ Onna76_NL on July 29th, 2008 at 11:00 pm said:

@Rofldings, yeah but common, a drop, from over 60.000 until 28.000, I’ve never seen anything like this with the PS3 in the US. Or this must be an error.,,


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+ PsychoGodzilla on July 29th, 2008 at 11:05 pm said:

Hey Could i have a link to the download because the system update using my PS3 isnt working. It keeps saying “Connection error” when it gets to around 10%.

Link for the new update will be nice. =]


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+ PikkonX on July 29th, 2008 at 11:06 pm said:

Is there any chance of an automatic shutdown feature for the PS3 after a set amount of time or after a Blu-ray movie finishes?


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+ PSYCHO-MAGNET on July 29th, 2008 at 11:10 pm said:

Since 9pm pacific time
An error occured during the downlaod operation. A connection to the server cannot be established. Oh well maybe tommorrow.


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+ jling84 on July 29th, 2008 at 11:10 pm said:

Eric,

Can you please list which Playstation titles had their compatibility issues fixed? My Final Fantasy Origins as of the last update still freezes during gameplay.


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+ Kukuk on July 29th, 2008 at 11:17 pm said:

Please fix Chrono Cross!


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+ strider367 on July 29th, 2008 at 11:19 pm said:

Wtf why cant you do anything right always a friggin nightmare with you people.. Server down as usual……………


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+ devildued2 on July 29th, 2008 at 11:20 pm said:

does anyone play oblivoin and it frezzes but i just bought the expantoin pack so i dont know if it the expantion pack or the update plz help


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+ strider367 on July 29th, 2008 at 11:22 pm said:

WTF with you people you cant do anything right. One nightmare after another. Server down Or should take my chances and lose 6 hours of my time for nothing….


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+ Bcollin2008 on July 29th, 2008 at 11:22 pm said:

…..still not working……and now I’d like to send a BIG F-U to all the sony playstation network people who had anything to do with this update….i hate you and may you all rot in HE#%!!!

P.S. to “Thetruefiziks” @132 etc.: i don’t claim to be a genius but from what i can tell “remote servers” is two words, moron, and as for your comments to everyone about how to resolve the d/l issue, you have NO idea what u are talking about, so just shut it, you are helping no-one!


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+ strider367 on July 29th, 2008 at 11:25 pm said:

What is the problem with you people. One friggin nightmare after another with you people. Is the server down. I dunno that would make too much sense to let anybody know..


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+ Kedaro on July 29th, 2008 at 11:26 pm said:

It should be noted that my DL of this very FW update took me roughly 2 minutes on a 1+mbps connection(for my end), just letting you all know, because the people having trouble should probably call their ISPs, instead of hounding Sony about it, seeing as PSN and Sony servers from my experience seem to be a lot faster than any/all the competition’s, and pc-server response is also relative to personal connection speeds, please refrain from shovelling all of your own garbage into Sony’s face…

Thanks -ahead of time-


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+ tezasaurus on July 29th, 2008 at 11:27 pm said:

To the people having issues updating: chill the hell out. You’d think the world was ending or something.


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