Firmware 3.01 live. Fixes previous 3.0 problems.
lol Edit: these updates are really fast now I'm at 40% already and I just turned on my PS3 Edit: again it's done
Seriously, very unexpected. I'm playing Fat Princess right now so I can't confirm this is live, otherwise I'd approve.
must download i just started and i'm at 17%
I'll update in the morning, I hope it fixws the font issue.
OMG i hope uncharted works now, it worked for awhile but started freezing again so i hope this helps!
Nothing's changed. Fonts are still big. Gray Boxes are still there. Ticker is still running. I'm pretty sure this is more for the software issues like for Uncharted.
It's just an optional update for the Uncharted freezing issue but they should have made it mandatory since most of the new PS3 owners aren't aware of how PS3's FW updates work. I doubt any of the new owners scroll of to the settings tab and check for an update daily and most of them don't check N4G daily either. A lot of them aren't going to be able to play Uncharted without that FW so Sony should have made it mandatory to benefit them. Also, the hideous grey boxes haven't left. Still there, still ugly.
does anyone know if this is only a fix for uncharted? i was having problems with my ps3 freezing about every 30 min. while playing MAG also. might as well dl and try...that is if the servers ever go back up for MAG!!
Guess, they're gonna do something else with those boxes. They know we b!tched about them after all.
I heard Uncharted had problems with 3.0 but since that particular update I've played it through on hard and on crushing (I got my platinum finally) and i haven't noticed any problems whatsoever. Lucky me?
I haven't had any problems with FW3.00 I found it speed up games. So the problems could be in people's mind or very minor. Alas though new firmware updates come on game disks and thus PS3's will get updated anyway when people play the latest games on their PS3.
because you did NOT experience it does NOT mean it did not exist. That is why it is a bug, because it is not always caught during testing. It happens to every company including MS, Sony and Nintendo although Nintendo rarely adds anything to their console.
I'm so bookmarking this article. An update to fix an update. MEGAFAIL!
"An update to fix an update." Better an update to fix an update rather than no update to fix the update.
does it also fix the controller problems i hope it does
Nothing to see here. Glad they got on the fix ASAP though. It shows that though it is a free service, Sony is still dedicated to keeping the consumers happy. Kudos for the quick response Sony!
You must not use a PC running Windows to write stupid things like that, otherwise, you would run out of bookmarks for those updates fixing updates!! DirectX: Tons of updates between the all the major updates Windows Explorer: ooops Windows Office: ouch Windows Media Player: Don't even talk about it Windows Genuine Advantage: Heck, they even managed to screw that up too And the list goes on. They literally invented the Service Packs to save us time. Things happen, get over it and save your bookmarks for something more interesting like games : )
The last update for MAG caused the freezing (zipper knows about it and working on a fix). MAG beta servers has been down and will be backup on Thursday 09/17/2009, along with all the Qore beta players. I'll see you in the battlefield.
You should print out a copy of this article and hang it next to your Bill Gates poster.
Since updating to v3.0 one of my official dualshocks has decided that it wont respond to button presses.(Very rarely used, and was working fine before the update) - Second one still going strong. Does anyone know if this update will sort this out?
@ slayorofgods you mean steve balmer?
I download it, but I do not know what it do :(
It probly just fixed the issues that Uncharted caused.
dammit i just want the grey boxes gone
what was wrong with Uncharted?
Uncharted was freezing a lot since the 3.0 update. This new update will probably fix those freezing problems.
hopefully it gets rig if thoes stupid sparkels and fixes the friends list...
you can set it to the original XMB without the sparkles....
really? how do you do this? THANK YOU LOL
choose Classic in the Themes background
You could disable it in 3.0. I hope they have an option to disable the ticker now.
k thanks guys, this is good to know.
You can get rid of the ticker by changing the date 1 year ahead. That way no news is posted because the PS3 can't read the future. :P
Nice to see Posted Up likes to complain before taking a 10 second look in theme settings to see if he can change it himself. Lazy...
I like the sparkles, it makes me feel like a princess
I am bored while I wait for Uncharted 2 demo so I checked system update. I was very surprised to find one available.
fixes wat???????? nothin
think it fixes uncharted's freezing
Probably fixes Uncharted freezing dumba$$
Wow nice pm message dude please leave n4g 6 minutes ago | By: bekum_aka_jarhed | Block [email protected] UP UR ASS
It shows that Sony is always on the ball to make sure all it's consumers are happy in a very timely manner.
shut up [email protected]
I don't know what the hell is going on.
where the company actually listens to the user's problems and fixes them so fast
lol!... yeah... this is the company that has to release an entire firmware update to fix one game bug. Let me ask you something... when is Sony going to release an actual meaningful update... you know xbox live already had two major updates NXE and the latest and you are still waiting for cross game voice chat, invites... Sony is so quick that is being 3 years and these basic features at yet to be added. Damn you leg humpers are so easy to satisfy.
text is def smaller dont care about anything else.
I got an error at 71%... dammit I have to restart.
What? another error (8002F997) at 70%? what gives?
Seems like also the orchestral startup sound plays out a little longer and has more bass tones.
Fixes Uncharted freezing issue.
I am about to update both of my PS3s! I had no issues with 3.0 though...but I am game and will update both. Good luck peoples!
FW 3.01 fixes most problems from FW 3.00 except the stupidity in ppl saying the gray bars are ugly and bad and the fonts are bigger which wasn't even noticeable . the 1 problem i wish they fixed was how your never greeted by the name PLAYSTATION 3 when you start a game i miss that and if by sparkles the dude means font size it could have been changed without the FW it was an option in FW 3.00
The only thing that bothers me is when scrolling down through movies, music etc, the choices either side of the selected item, fade after about 2 seconds. So annoying. Can this be disabled?
This is the only thing that has bothered me also. I have to keep scrolling up and down to read all my songs or videos before the titles disappear.
No, changing themes doesn't seem to make a difference. Unfortunately you're stuck with it for the moment.
didnt have any problems with it pre 3.01 anyways.
did for me:( constant crashes, then i got through a few levels with no problem but the crashes came back...awesome game though.
I played it through in like 6 hours and not 1 time did it crash. oh well im glad its fixed for everyone else to play through an awesome game. UC2 baby. that's all i'm waiting for. Other than that i haven't really seen what is new in 3.01 yet.
I just want me XMB icon smaller...
Never had any problems with Uncharted with 3.0 an I finish the game to and the friend list won't change I bet and if I know Sony, they are going to make it use the trophy's on the gray part around the user names.
you can disable the whats new now... or could you always do that? Edit: O Boy, do I have egg on my face.
You could always do that
in 3.0 you can change the option so that when you turn on the console, instead of going to what's new, goes to gmes like it has always been
FW 3.01 has added a Trophy feature to all games now! Woohoo! I don't have to put a sarcasm tag do I? :)
This is what I call service, thank you Sony.
No issues so far. Flawless! Good job Sony!
No issues with 3.0 or 3.1 here.
Uncharted froze on me a couple of times. Hope this truly fixes it. For a moment I thought my PS3 was pooping out on me, much to my dismay it reminded me of Fallout 3's horrible freezing issues.