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LittleBigPlanet Disney DLC

vdo

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I’m posting this as a last resort in finding out if there is anyway to get Disney DLC costumes for LittleBigPlanet 3.

I have been with LBP since the beginning (1, 2 (collectors ed.), 3, Karting, PSP, Vita, RSBR, etc.) and in the beginning would download every free costume and buy every costume/level pack. Then my twins came along and I was so busy, I didn’t keep up with things.

So then when they got old enough, I introduced them to LBP. Then I find that there was a lot of Disney DLC I had missed out on (I had gotten the Toy Story level pack, but not all costumes) and that there had been an announcement that I had just missed all of it expiring and being no longer available. I got every other costume pack available and so now have hundreds of costumes, but have very few Disney ones.

My twins really love the game, especially my son. At 7 years old, he has made some really cool things (everything published under my PSN ID is really from him). I had hoped to just teach him about AND and OR gates, and he just took off and makes all sorts of complicated objects with timers, randomizers, material changers and other sensors and pretty much figures it out all on his own with just messing around with everything. Anyway, this age is perfect for them to have the content, they really love looking at the costumes and really want them, but I’m afraid Sony/Disney will not re-release again while they are this age.

I have tried talking on the phone to Sony to be able to buy any of it (most of them don’t even know what I am asking for since it was so long ago and other ones just say it can’t be done). I personally feel if you owned the game during the time the DLC was offered you should keep the right that you had to buy it. I know its all about licensing but I think this whole licensing DLC thing needs to have some consumer friendly laws made for it.

Anyway, I even tried emailing the Licensing department at Sony along with the Director of Licensing (won’t mention her name here, but ended up finding her on LinkedIn), and told my sob story, but didn’t get any type of response.

I am really willing to fork over premium money to them for this and can’t understand why Disney/Sony would not just want to continue to accept money for it. What would it hurt them to continue to offer it?

My son has figured out that he can search for the costumes in community levels and that if the costume is on a Sackbot, he can save the costume while he is controlling the Sackbot. Most of the times this results in it having a red exclamation mark where it says he does not own it, but other times he has gotten the costume.

He says that during the times that he has gotten the costume, he thinks it is because the person who made the Sackbot put a sticker or decoration on it and that made it not be flagged as DLC and then he could remove it after he saved it and it still lets him keep it. Not sure if that is true, but that is what he is thinking.

The other thing I have done is gotten the PS4 Savewizard and tried to find game saves. I only found one and it only had one costume I didn’t have but after I put the costume on a Sackbot and saved the level the Sackbot was in, after I reverted the save back to my original, I was able to go back into my saved level and get the costume again.

So, again, I would rather just pay for everything if Sony/Disney would let me, but since that doesn’t seem to be an option, I am reaching out here to see if anyone is able to help by either PMing me about publishing a level with Sackbots that are wearing the costumes, but with a sticker added to them or something (I’m talking about all the costumes listed here: https://littlebigplanet.playstation.com/news/last-chance-buy-disney-dlc-packs) or a location to a game save that could have them.

I know it just ends up with the costumes not really in the spot in the popit where the real costumes go and are just called “A costume”, but my kids don’t care about that. It’s really just two 7 year olds that love to go running around as the costumed characters.

The only other hope I’ve got is that as part of the Sackboy: A Big Adventure PS5 release, that they have a period of time of offering the costumes again, but it’s probably a low chance.
 

Bryank75

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I’m posting this as a last resort in finding out if there is anyway to get Disney DLC costumes for LittleBigPlanet 3.

I have been with LBP since the beginning (1, 2 (collectors ed.), 3, Karting, PSP, Vita, RSBR, etc.) and in the beginning would download every free costume and buy every costume/level pack. Then my twins came along and I was so busy, I didn’t keep up with things.

So then when they got old enough, I introduced them to LBP. Then I find that there was a lot of Disney DLC I had missed out on (I had gotten the Toy Story level pack, but not all costumes) and that there had been an announcement that I had just missed all of it expiring and being no longer available. I got every other costume pack available and so now have hundreds of costumes, but have very few Disney ones.

My twins really love the game, especially my son. At 7 years old, he has made some really cool things (everything published under my PSN ID is really from him). I had hoped to just teach him about AND and OR gates, and he just took off and makes all sorts of complicated objects with timers, randomizers, material changers and other sensors and pretty much figures it out all on his own with just messing around with everything. Anyway, this age is perfect for them to have the content, they really love looking at the costumes and really want them, but I’m afraid Sony/Disney will not re-release again while they are this age.

I have tried talking on the phone to Sony to be able to buy any of it (most of them don’t even know what I am asking for since it was so long ago and other ones just say it can’t be done). I personally feel if you owned the game during the time the DLC was offered you should keep the right that you had to buy it. I know its all about licensing but I think this whole licensing DLC thing needs to have some consumer friendly laws made for it.

Anyway, I even tried emailing the Licensing department at Sony along with the Director of Licensing (won’t mention her name here, but ended up finding her on LinkedIn), and told my sob story, but didn’t get any type of response.

I am really willing to fork over premium money to them for this and can’t understand why Disney/Sony would not just want to continue to accept money for it. What would it hurt them to continue to offer it?

My son has figured out that he can search for the costumes in community levels and that if the costume is on a Sackbot, he can save the costume while he is controlling the Sackbot. Most of the times this results in it having a red exclamation mark where it says he does not own it, but other times he has gotten the costume.

He says that during the times that he has gotten the costume, he thinks it is because the person who made the Sackbot put a sticker or decoration on it and that made it not be flagged as DLC and then he could remove it after he saved it and it still lets him keep it. Not sure if that is true, but that is what he is thinking.

The other thing I have done is gotten the PS4 Savewizard and tried to find game saves. I only found one and it only had one costume I didn’t have but after I put the costume on a Sackbot and saved the level the Sackbot was in, after I reverted the save back to my original, I was able to go back into my saved level and get the costume again.

So, again, I would rather just pay for everything if Sony/Disney would let me, but since that doesn’t seem to be an option, I am reaching out here to see if anyone is able to help by either PMing me about publishing a level with Sackbots that are wearing the costumes, but with a sticker added to them or something (I’m talking about all the costumes listed here: https://littlebigplanet.playstation.com/news/last-chance-buy-disney-dlc-packs) or a location to a game save that could have them.

I know it just ends up with the costumes not really in the spot in the popit where the real costumes go and are just called “A costume”, but my kids don’t care about that. It’s really just two 7 year olds that love to go running around as the costumed characters.

The only other hope I’ve got is that as part of the Sackboy: A Big Adventure PS5 release, that they have a period of time of offering the costumes again, but it’s probably a low chance.
My son plays this too a lot... I'll ask him about the costumes when I can.

Unfortunately it looks like there is no way to get them unless you bought an account from someone...


Disney took all the content down in december 2017 and since then it has been unavailable. They might have something in the new Sackboy game eventually.
 
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Shodan09

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I bought the pirates of the Caribbean level pack and costumes pack years ago and now can't redownload it at all.

If I can't get it from my own download history, I'm guessing there is no other way sorry.
 
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vdo

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Unfortunately it looks like there is no way to get them unless you bought an account from someone...

Hmm...didn't even know about that option....I'll have to look into that. I guess it would mean they would have to sign into that account to play as those costumes and then sign into my account for everything else, but at least they would be able to wear them at all.
 
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vdo

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I bought the pirates of the Caribbean level pack and costumes pack years ago and now can't redownload it at all.

If I can't get it from my own download history, I'm guessing there is no other way sorry.

Yeah, that's the type of stuff that really bugs me - when you legitimately bought something and it doesn't register even after you try to restore the licenses.

I've had community objects that say I can't use them because I don't own the Toy Story Level pack, except that I do own the level pack and can still play it.
 

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If we're talking about the individual packs of costumes that were just costumes and themed stickers, you're sunk.
If we're talking about the level packs that have unlockable costumes/stickers as completion bonuses, there is a way.
Find someone who already has the DLC, group up with them and play the story levels again.
You'll be handed not just the costumes, but the trophies as well.
They have to invite you into the game first, though, or the game will stop you cause you don't have the DLC installed.
Check out a guide on either Playstationtrophies or PSNProfiles.
 

93xfan

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Aside from this, I’m disgusted Sony shut down servers for sharing levels. They really love to be a shit company when on top, don’t they?
 

vdo

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If we're talking about the individual packs of costumes that were just costumes and themed stickers, you're sunk.
If we're talking about the level packs that have unlockable costumes/stickers as completion bonuses, there is a way.
Find someone who already has the DLC, group up with them and play the story levels again.
You'll be handed not just the costumes, but the trophies as well.
They have to invite you into the game first, though, or the game will stop you cause you don't have the DLC installed.
Check out a guide on either Playstationtrophies or PSNProfiles.

I was hoping for all, but interesting that you can get the ones that are in level kits. I'll have to check out which level kits have what, but I think there are a lot of ones that aren't in level kits, like Monsters Inc, Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Good Dinosaur.

By the way, does that mean I could possibly get the Attract-O-Gel that is part of the Muppets Level Kit if someone invites me to the level where you acquire that?
That's not costume related, but my son has always wanted that to create with as well.
 

Elcid

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I bought the pirates of the Caribbean level pack and costumes pack years ago and now can't redownload it at all.

If I can't get it from my own download history, I'm guessing there is no other way sorry.
I noticed the same thing the other day. Oddly enough just this week my kids wanted to play LBP3 and I KNOW when they see the Frozen costumes they're going to rage that they can't use them.
 

JSoup

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I was hoping for all, but interesting that you can get the ones that are in level kits. I'll have to check out which level kits have what, but I think there are a lot of ones that aren't in level kits, like Monsters Inc, Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Good Dinosaur.

By the way, does that mean I could possibly get the Attract-O-Gel that is part of the Muppets Level Kit if someone invites me to the level where you acquire that?
That's not costume related, but my son has always wanted that to create with as well.

I'd need to double check this, but I don't think the attract-o-gel can be gotten that way (although the trophies related to it can still be unlocked the way I mentioned).
 

wvnative

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You have two options

Find someone who bought the DLC, and gameshare with them.

Get a hacked PS3 and utilize that to obtain it.
 

93xfan

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Is this true? You are no longer able to upload stages in a game that's all about creating and sharing content?

Yeah. Sony has been great with games these past 5 or 6 years, but really anti-consumer in a lot of things. Gravity Rush 2 servers were up for less than 2 years, and some trophies were hidden behind that.
 
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I know this is a really niche case. But whos to say anything isnt now? Is this a pre curser to our all digital future?
 
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vdo

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Is this true? You are no longer able to upload stages in a game that's all about creating and sharing content?

You are still able to publish levels. My son published a level just a little while ago and got comments/hearts on it. Plus we still get join requests from time to time.

Also a lot of time he is on PS4 creating a level and I am on PS3 making some objects in a level and then I publish it to the Earth (but keep it hidden from public view). Then from the PS4 he goes to the Earth and grabs the objects from there.

So, so far, they have been keeping the servers up for LBP at least.
 

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Is this true? You are no longer able to upload stages in a game that's all about creating and sharing content?

It's not, all LBP servers are still up and running just fine, except Karting.

Edit: And Gravity Rush 2 doesn't have any online trophies, 93xfan 93xfan is literally spreading fake news.
 
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93xfan

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It's not, all LBP servers are still up and running just fine, except Karting.

Edit: And Gravity Rush 2 doesn't have any online trophies, 93xfan 93xfan is literally spreading fake news.

My impression was that LBP had all the servers shut down.


Gravity Rush 2 did have servers shut down in less than 2 years. I don’t remember if it was trophies or gameplay that people were locked out of. My mistake.

Sony has been really bad for keeping servers up, especially compared to the competition and I find it unacceptable.
 

93xfan

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This makes me more optimistic about Dreams, knowing that they are keeping these servers up.
 

sainraja

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If you want to access content that you purchased on the previous games you have to go to settings and go to 'My Unlocks' and you can select 'Unlock LittleBigPlanet Content' and 'Unlock LittleBigPlanet 2'content. After doing this you should see what you purchased.