Thread: 2 ps3's in house can I
12-22-2008 07:28 PM #1Member
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2 ps3's in house can I
Hello all new to site , what I need to know is how to link my players together so I can use the same network name and password or should this happen anyway thanks Will ..
12-23-2008 11:02 AM #2Member
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Well you can't be logged in with the same PSN account on both at the same time. But you can use your same account on both just not at the same time. So you can get all the stuff you downloaded on both of them. On your new one when you go to sign in just click use an existing account and sign in with the same PSN info as you do on your other one.
12-23-2008 11:17 AM #3
Like the other guy said, I don't think you can be logged in at the same time.
If you want to "share" any DLC or games you downloaded, simply log in on the other PS3 using the same PSN ID that bought the content and go to your DL list and download again. I don't think you can share downloadable PS3 games like Warhawk, Socom, and Burnout Paradise. You can share content like the extra maps for Warhawk (I've done this) and I'm not sure, but you may be able to share the PS1 games or PSN arcade games.
I also have 2 PS3's and I created a separate PSN account for my other PS3. If you're interested in playing LAN games, you need to have both PS3's connected to the same router or use a special cable (can't remember what it's called) to connect them directly since a standard ethernet cable will not work. (yes this is different from the xbox 360. You can connect two xbox 360's with a standard ethernet cable and LAN games will work, but for some odd reason Sony had to make it more difficult.)
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12-23-2008 01:43 PM #5
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12-23-2008 04:20 PM #7
Can the PS3 be connected to one another via an Ethernet cable to play a game on coop., each player in its own console/screen?
Like the X360 does with the Halos, GoW, etc.?
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12-23-2008 04:48 PM #8
I have no idea what PS3 games support local co-op. Off the top of my head, you could look into Call of Duty: WAW, Resistance 2, Mercenaries 2, and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. All of those games have online co-op... so it's possible some of them might support local co-op.
12-23-2008 05:15 PM #9
You know, those little 5 port Linksys switches are about $25. Plug that thing into an Internet connection and you can both hop online "locally."
There is also the option of buying a crossover converter, which turns any regular cat5 cable into a crossover cable. They're about $3
12-31-2008 01:12 PM #10Member
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If you have a wireless network you can do it provided you have a different username on each PS3. Then you add the user name to the friend list. I've done it with "Army of Two." It worked great!My Theater:
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03-23-2009 11:52 AM #11Member
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03-23-2009 12:22 PM #12
Monoprice has crossover cables...
3' = $0.77
7' = $1.19
14' = $1.70
25' = $2.97
50' = $6.20
100' = $10.99
You can get a adapter to put on a regular cat5e cable for $2.47
04-07-2009 12:02 PM #13
I have 2 PS3's... Here's a list of facts I've found...
1. You can't login as the same user on each at the same time... You CAN, however, at different times.
2. You can download most of the < $20 games from the store to both of your PS3's using the same login.
3. You MUST have a different account to download movies to your second PS3... Each username is "married" to a single PS3 for movies. I found this out the hard way... I payed for a movie on my bedroom PS3, only to get a message telling me it can only be played on my other PS3 when I tried to play it.
Other Notes: I havn't really tried any LAN play, per say, but I have done some internet play using both consoles with different logins.... works fine. Only problem is that you need two discs - The trick I used to do on PC's of loading up the game on one box, then moving the disk to the other and loading up doesn't work. I'm not likely to buy two copies of the same game just so I can multiplay with my son in the house. Too expensive.
04-08-2009 11:42 PM #14
There was an update to the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 so it has splitscreen... not sure if it can do LAN splitscreen games though.
04-09-2009 11:20 AM #15
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