Can't connect to PSO

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Sprag013
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Can't connect to PSO

Post#1 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:59 pm

Hello,

I set up my dreamcast with dreampi a while back... perhaps about a year ago.. using the Sylverant I was able to get online and play for a little bit. I didn't play much and wasn't very active. However, Ive been trying to get on the last two nights and I get stopped after I connect and right before it looks to load me into the game. I get the message "you could not be connected to the server" ... my name and dreamcast pop up on Dreamcast Now! showing that I'm playing PSO. The only thing I did differently on my end was create a new character and save over my old one. Has something changed in the last year? Could anyone help with this issue? Thanks in advance

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Bob Dobbs
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Re: Can't connect to PSO

Post#2 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:14 pm

Friendly questions:

1st question is, is your new character registered?
2nd, which type of media are you using (GD-ROM, one of the CD-R's, PAL, NTSC, V1 or v2, etc...).
3rd, Being you mention it was about a year ago, did anything else change since your last successful connection (ISP, router, different Dreamcast, etc...)?

Just asking...
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Bob Dobbs

Sprag013
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Re: Can't connect to PSO

Post#3 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:32 am

Thank you for replying- I'm not really tech savvy - I can follow step by steps well enough, but I have trouble with diagnosing and fixing issues

1- Maybe this is it? I'm not sure, instead of continuing with old character I went with "new game" and agreed to save over the older one- so probably not. How would I go about doing that?

2- Its NTSC and V2

3- rechecked on the timeframe- it was June and nothing has changed on my end since then

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ReaderRagfish
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Re: Can't connect to PSO

Post#4 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:10 am

Registering your character isn't necessary just to connect to the server on Dreamcast. It's the Gamecube version that requires it.

Are you using a legit serial number/access key (found inside the disc case)? And did you use the PSO patcher boot disc before starting the game?

Sprag013
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Re: Can't connect to PSO

Post#5 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 pm

ReaderRagfish wrote:Registering your character isn't necessary just to connect to the server on Dreamcast. It's the Gamecube version that requires it.

Are you using a legit serial number/access key (found inside the disc case)? And did you use the PSO patcher boot disc before starting the game?



Oh ok..

and yes and yes!

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Bob Dobbs
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Re: Can't connect to PSO

Post#6 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:33 pm

I do know I could not use my legit PSOv2 PAL GD-ROM serial/key. I had to use one of the other combos listed. I would love to have been able to use my legit serial/key.
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Aleron Ives
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Re: Can't connect to PSO

Post#7 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:37 am

You can use an EU serial just fine, but you need a copy of EUv2 to enter it.
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