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Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:15 AM)
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Edit: !!!Before updating to 1.80 make sure to BACKUP ALL YOUR SAVES especially if they are on a different account!!!

Remember how you could change the PSN account on your Vita without changing your memory card and without formatting it? Well, as of firmware update 1.80 the fun is over. Your memory card is now locked to one account and this can only be changed by formatting the memory card.

If you switch accounts you are now greeted by this wonderful message:

Sorry for the bad picture (screenshot function doesn't work at that point), the whole message reads:

The memory card inserted in your system is linked with the following Sony Entertainment Network account.
[account name]
To use the memory card with your PS Vita system you must format the memory card.
If you format the memory card, all data on the memory card will be deleted.

[Cancel] [Format]

If you select "Cancel" the Vita will behave as if no memory card was inserted.

I guess this screws up more people than just me. It's an especially wonderful gift considering they just gave us PSOne games which a lot of people (or at least some) have probably spread across multiple accounts.
Last edited by Jucksalbe; 08-28-2012 at 01:17 PM.
Jinfash
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(08-28-2012, 08:16 AM)
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Hnnnnnnnnnnng
Tailzo
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(08-28-2012, 08:17 AM)
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Why would they even do this?
Gustav
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(08-28-2012, 08:17 AM)
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Oh!
MrTroubleMaker
(08-28-2012, 08:17 AM)
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:(
Iacobellis
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(08-28-2012, 08:17 AM)
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Memory Stick price drop incoming. It's gotta happen, right?
Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iacobellis

Memory Stick price drop incoming. It's gotta happen, right?

Why? They just increased the demand.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(08-28-2012, 08:18 AM)
lol
Rapstah
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(08-28-2012, 08:19 AM)
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Are they going to argue that this was needed for PS1 games to be added?
Dark Schala
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(08-28-2012, 08:19 AM)
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Good lord. >:(

One step forward, two steps back with these guys...
Killthee
helped a brotha out on multiple separate occasions!
(08-28-2012, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

Why would they even do this?

To sell more memory cards.
YianGaruga
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(08-28-2012, 08:20 AM)
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Classic Sony.
SirIgbyCeaser
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(08-28-2012, 08:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rapstah

Are they going to argue that this was needed for PS1 games to be added?

They will argue it's for security.
JoseOle5990
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(08-28-2012, 08:21 AM)
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Out of left-field. Further alienating (potential) customers. Why?
miladesn
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(08-28-2012, 08:22 AM)
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why...
rouken
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(08-28-2012, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Killthee

To sell more memory cards.

gotta get back those lost sales on the crossbuy promotion. lol
Crewnh
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(08-28-2012, 08:23 AM)
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Nintendo can do sd cards without getting hacked

Whats your deal sony
Dgott
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(08-28-2012, 08:23 AM)
How long till Sony has no feet left after continually shooting themselves in them?
EloquentM
aka Mannny
(08-28-2012, 08:23 AM)
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c'mon son
Iacobellis
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(08-28-2012, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jucksalbe

Why? They just increased the demand.

Because $80 is still an insane amount for 32GB. Raise it to 64GB and we will talk.
SMT
this show is not Breaking Bad why is it not Breaking Bad? it should be Breaking Bad dammit Breaking Bad
(08-28-2012, 08:24 AM)
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I guess someone was having a bad day at Sony HQ and decided to mess with people.

Sadistic fuck.
Bollocks
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(08-28-2012, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jucksalbe

Remember how you could change the PSN account on your Vita without changing your memory card and without formatting it? Well, as of firmware update 1.80 the fun is over.

Bullshit, if you go to the recovery menu, wipe your vita and then select a temp account that message will show up if you insert a memory card that is tied to an account and that was before 1.8
Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crewnh

Nintendo can do sd cards without getting hacked

They first have to invent accounts to lock them.
Parakeetman
No one wants a throne you've been sitting on!
(08-28-2012, 08:24 AM)
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All jokes aside I really hope this is just some sort of screw up and not an actual "feature". :/
Regulus Tera
Romanes Eunt Domus
(08-28-2012, 08:25 AM)
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You know what's the next step.

REGION LOCKING
Noisepurge
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(08-28-2012, 08:25 AM)
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something lost, something gained.
Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bollocks

Bullshit, if you go to the recovery menu, wipe your vita and then select a temp account that message will show up if you insert a memory card that is tied to an account and that was before 1.8

This is not about a temporary account.

Edit: I know memory cards were always tied to a specific account. But you always could change that account without formatting. Now you can't anymore.
shink
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(08-28-2012, 08:26 AM)
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I don't have a Vita so forgive me for my ignorance but this will only affect memory cards that have two regions of games/files on it?

So if you have a separate memory cards for each region and change PSN IDs then it's still okay?
Dgott
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(08-28-2012, 08:26 AM)

Originally Posted by Noisepurge

something lost, something gained.


Hey guys, remember when they took out Linux support in an update on PS3..... Lol oh Sony, you silly goose you, now you got us again with vita memory cards?
Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by shink

So if you have a separate memory cards for each region and change PSN IDs then it's still okay?

Yes.
Gardios
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(08-28-2012, 08:28 AM)
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Brilliant move, Sony. Just makes me want to run out and buy a Vita right now.
Dead Man
I got d 2 tha eepdicked
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(08-28-2012, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Regulus Tera

You know what's the next step.

REGION LOCKING

Quiet you.
Dark Schala
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(08-28-2012, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Regulus Tera

You know what's the next step.

REGION LOCKING

Don't you dare joke about that. :(
web01
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(08-28-2012, 08:28 AM)
This is fucked up do we even know if separate regions per memory card will even work now?
Izayoi
(08-28-2012, 08:28 AM)
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FFFFFFFFFFuuuuck.

Still buying a White one, but why the fuck?
StoppedInTracks
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(08-28-2012, 08:29 AM)
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Walled garden approach. I can imagine PS4 will be fucking fortified :(
Kyon
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(08-28-2012, 08:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by web01

This is fucked up do we even know if separate regions per memory card will even work now?

Of course it will work lol
shink
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(08-28-2012, 08:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jucksalbe

Yes.

Thanks. Well that's still something I guess.
Kazerei
(08-28-2012, 08:31 AM)
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Sony giveth and Sony taketh away
Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by shink

Thanks. Well that's still something I guess.

Yeah, but I have PSX and other games on four different accounts + one account for my girlfriend. Buying a memory card for each account is not really a suitable solution here.
Man Puncher
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(08-28-2012, 08:32 AM)
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What? Why?
Last edited by Man Puncher; 08-28-2012 at 08:36 AM.
Shai-Tan
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(08-28-2012, 08:33 AM)

Originally Posted by StoppedInTracks

Walled garden approach. I can imagine PS4 will be fucking fortified :(

you can change accounts at will on other walled garden like ios and PS3 (both also let you set up accounts in different countries - the only barrier is the region limits if you use credit cards to pay)
Infinite Justice
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(08-28-2012, 08:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by web01

This is fucked up do we even know if separate regions per memory card will even work now?

It should work since its the whole point (plus more memory card purchases)
shink
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(08-28-2012, 08:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jucksalbe

Yeah, but I have PSX and other games on four different accounts + one account for my girlfriend. Buying a memory card for each account is not really a suitable solution here.

Yeah I'd be mighty pissed if this change happened to me.
Eusis
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(08-28-2012, 08:36 AM)
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At least I have that free 4 GB card, but it's still obnoxious.
dab0ne
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(08-28-2012, 08:36 AM)
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I wasn't planning on jail breaking my vita but now I think I might. I don't know anything about running a company but I certainly know how not to run one. Thanks for the lesson Sony.
Jucksalbe
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(08-28-2012, 08:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by shink

Yeah I'd be mighty pissed if this change happened to me.

Oh believe me, I am. It's not like I create a thread here often. Especially since I just spent several hours testing Vita compatibility of US PSX games and then find out I can't actually use them (since my main account is an EU account).
GoofsterStud
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(08-28-2012, 08:37 AM)
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Does Sony even care about goodwill at this point?
iammeiam
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(08-28-2012, 08:38 AM)
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Do you still have to reorganize bubbles every time you switch back and forth between cards? Because that would be annoying as hell.
Castor Krieg
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(08-28-2012, 08:40 AM)

Originally Posted by Tailzo

Why would they even do this?

Sony hates your money.

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