Updating PS3 game software online (don’t want 3.42 firmware)

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Found 17th Sep 2010
I have a ps3 on system firmware 3.40 which is connected to the internet. When I go to play the orange box I get the following message ‘ The latest update data for this software has been found. To sign in and use this software, you must update the software to the latest version. The system will quit the software and start installing’.

Version 1.10

My question is if I accept the game update will/could it also install system firmware 3.42?

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Banned

to play online, you HAVE to update otherwise you have to play offline - not signed in on playstation network

Original Poster

All I would like to do is update the game to version 1.10 as it fixes some minor glitches, not bothered about playing online I’m just not sure if it will update the firmware to 3.42 if I go ahead and accept the game update of 1.10

If you require to sign on PSN to download the update then, due to 3.42 marked as an, "essential update" which affects PSN access then I would imagine you're stuck on Orange Box v1.00 till you update the PS3 firmware.

Then again perhaps accept the prompt and see what happens, you can always decline/cancel the firmware update right? (Rather than going through the installation and accepting the T&C just decline/cancel the firmware install, could that work?)

You are being asked to update the software (Orange Box), not the firmware - upon accepting I don't think it'll be fair to be forced to suddenly download the latest PS3 firmware, again you might be able to decline/cancel the download if it tries to so maybe it's worth a try.

Good luck no1john and happy gaming, with or without the minor glitches.
Scar

If you just unoplug your ethernet cable or disconnect wireless, you can carry on playing the game as normal without it asking for updates

danzab

If you just unoplug your ethernet cable or disconnect wireless, you can … If you just unoplug your ethernet cable or disconnect wireless, you can carry on playing the game as normal without it asking for updates



I'm guessing he knows this, but would like to get the patch.

To sign in and use this software, you must update the software to the … To sign in and use this software, you must update the software to the latest version. The system will quit the software and start installing’.Version 1.10My question is if I accept the game update will/could it also install system firmware 3.42?



Not 100% sure but I think its the update for the game only. The software it is talking about is the game.

BTW you could always update to 3.41 via usb dongle but that's another story (find a 3.41 download on the net and copy it onto a dongle and insert in the ps3 and update that way)

Johnboy_1975

Not 100% sure but I think its the update for the game only. The software … Not 100% sure but I think its the update for the game only. The software it is talking about is the game.BTW you could always update to 3.41 via usb dongle but that's another story (find a 3.41 download on the net and copy it onto a dongle and insert in the ps3 and update that way)



Updating to 3.41 will not help.
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