The Last of us was very good. The only problem, it pushes my ps3 to the limit and shuts down with the red light flashing. I can get five good hours with the ps3 with a fan behind it before it shuts down . The fan does help. My job is with computers and networks , so I know how to clean my ps3. My ps3 is from 2007 fat version . I had no problems with the last of us patch, saving, or the new ps3 update. I just hope the ps4 dosen't have any over heating issues like this all time. PS I would like to say what a good and informing website this really is and the talented and smart theme makers make this happen. I hope this website stays on forever!
wesker007, glad you're enjoying the website. I for one try to create a friendly environment around here, and people like OPTIMUS and uLtRaMa6nEt1c certainly help this cause. If you need any tips to make themes, you will find everything you need in this site, walkthroughs and everything you need to download.
Now, as for The Last of Us.....it's a pretty weird situation for you, I never heard anything like that before. I didn't think there would be fat PS3's around working so actively 5-6 years into their life-cycle. It's pretty understandable that your PS3 overheats, the game is massive. Although it's not an open world game or anything, the graphics alone make it extremely heavy. I have the PS3 Slim version with 120 GB HDD, and I do not play The Last of Us more than 5 hours every day cause I am afraid it might give in, and I want it to be working when next-gen systems appear in stores.
@DemiGod7, uLtRaMa6nEt1c & wesker007:
=> DemiGod7: I see... lol!
Well, if you still have a PS2, I suggest you to look for that game somewhere: as I said, it cannot be impressive like today's ones of course, but it's a good game to play anyway.
As for The Last of Us... man, it's great!
Not even the time to start playing that it already moved me... That damn soldier killed Joel's daughter!!!
Now I found (and killed) Robert, I started searching for the weapons he has sold to "The Light" group, and I already had a taste of the infected people.
Well, the game is very impressive: everything looks quite real and, although I'm still at the beginning, the atmosphere is very good.
There are just some things I don't like, for now:
1 - The game doesn't install - I hate this thing, because it implies the fact that everything in the game must be read directly from the disc, and it usually means the loadings may be very long (not to mention the fact that PS3 strives more, because the lens is always in operation)
2 - I think they would have to work on the aliasing a little bit more, and some textures are not that good.
However, these are minor things that do not affect much the overall quality, which stands at a very high level.
Ehm... Did I already say the game is great???
[Thanks for the compliment in your reply to wesker's post, mate! ]
=> uLtRaMa6nEt1c: Lol!
Didn't you buy it yet...?
=> wesker007: Yep, this game really pushes PS3 to the limit.
Anyway, regarding what you said, I think the "red light" doesn't depend on the amount of dust that may be inside the console: after 6 years, one day my PS3 (60 GB Fat, bought at day 1) had the same problem and died, even if I always kept it clean...
Nearly always it is due to the thermal paste under the main processors: it literally crystallizes and is no longer able to dissipate heat, so the console shuts down and goes in "recovery mode".
And the fact you say you need a fan to make PS3 work (but after a while it turns off anyway) makes me think that's exactly your problem.
However, if the processors are not melted as the core of a reactor in a nuclear power plant - LOL! - the replacement of the thermal paste should solve the problem.
Yeah, thanks PS3 Admin, it's better if we avoid spoilers for obvious reasons....
So um, I'm glad you're enjoying the game. Well, some people bought it digitally and I remember reading that it is 27GB in size, so the game is pretty massive. I am pretty sure it squeezes every ounche of power from my PS3 and that is why I do not play for more than 5-6 hours at a time, cause it may as well destroy my PS3 hah.
As for the AA, I think the only time where I notice low textures is on cars, the wheels and tires and the fact that the windows are not transparent.....but these are such minor *issues* that are often forgotten entirely when you got such beautiful landscapes in front of you.
Also, let me tell you that you've seen nothing yet....you're in for a wild ride and I hope you enjoy it as I did!
@Admin: Ooops! Sorry... I was so excited! LOOOL!
@DemiGod7: Well, 27GB is not that much (considering there are some games like GT5 - for example - that install even 10GB) but I totally agree: this game pushes PS3 very hard.
If I still had my good old 60GB Fat, I think its fan now would be spinning like an helicopter's propeller... LOL!
Man, I usually like to play these games at night, but in this period, here where I live is now so hot even at midnight that you cannot even turn the console on... problem is that my neighbours start screaming if I use the air conditioner at night, loool!
As for AA/textures: yep, I noticed, but as I said, those few things cannot ruin the high quality of this game.
About the "wild ride", yeah I imagine: I just started my journey with Ellie (no spoiler, this time... lol) and I already faced several Runners and Clickers, and... WOW! Can't wait to see the rest!
@uLtRaMa6nEt1c: Lol! Go get that game immediately
Thanks DemiGod7 and OPTIMUS for your input. I didn't want to take apart my PS3 but its out of warranty. I have thermal paste at home . I hate to ask but.... does anyone know how to take apart the PS3? I'm kinda scared to with out guidance of someone. I know this is a theme website sorry Wish me luck Thanks
I've never done it, when my PS3's lens broke, I had it fixed in a store.
Maybe it's best if you search YouTube videos or if you find a different website. I am sure there are people here who know how to do it, but I don't know how much someone could help you with comments only, since there are no such videos or discussion on here. It's pretty risky though, I reckon the risk is as big as when trying to fix a laptop.....
@wesker007: Don't mention it, mate!
Well, first of all the most important thing is that it all depends on which type of PS3 you own... that's because all PS3s released over time may look similar to others of the same type (for example, Fat 60GB and Fat 40GB) but each one of them actually has several changes compared to previous models.
Now, I'm an electronic technician so I know how to dismantle PS3 and replace the thermal paste... but for the reason I just told you, and like my friends said, it would be impossible to tell you how to do it by simply writing a guide here (especially considering it's not an easy task, and you need to have/use the right tools).
So, according to the model of PS3 you own, I suggest you to make a simple search on google: you'll surely find the right guide, provided with an explanatory video.
Something like that, for example:
However, you absolutely need to keep in mind that if you're not a technician in all respects, you're going to do it at your own risk...
Thanks DemiGod7, uLtRaMa6nEt1c and OPTIMUS for your advice on taking apart the PS3. I was going to look up tutorials and information after seeing what you guys said and you guys know a lot about the playstation. I work with computers at home and at school. I'm a microcomputer specialist. So I hope taking the PS3 apart is not as hard as you say it is. My friend will help with this project. Oh if my PS3 survives this my PS3 name is RAFCA-Wesker. Friend me jf you would like to. Wish me luck Thanks for your help again KEEP MAKING THE GREAT THEMES!
@wesker007: well, actually it isn't that hard for real, especially if you're already familiar with motherboards - micro circuitry and all that stuff.
The important is you absolutely do everything the right way, and remember: DO NOT HEAT too much the old paste when replacing it, or you'll say goodbye to the processors forever...
So, GOOD LUCK mate!
We fixed it The PS3 runs like I just got it out of the box now because of the thermal paste and cleaning of the jet engine inside the PS3 that is cooling the Cell Processors. Thanks DemiGod7, uLtRaMa6nEt1c and OPTIMUS for your information and support. It was helpful and informative. OPTIMUS you were right about it not being too bad taking apart the PS3 as long as you taken your time, had some experience and information. Basically like you said OPTIMUS I tryed THE LAST OF US and it runs a lot better now. I just hope the PS4 will improve cooling and not have the flaws like the PS3 had. Thanks KEEP MAKING THE GREAT THEMES
Glad you fixed it, although all I did was say "Go to youtube" hah. As for the themes, enjoy them while you can.....something tells me that on PS4 we will be lucky if we can even change the background.
Maybe it was laid out as a plan by Sony, release the new PS Store that had the Win8-like tiles, and then our main menu for PS4 will be like that, similar to Xbox.
By the way, is there someone here who will get both systems? Or someone who will get none? Actually, who here will buy the system day 1 and who will wait a few months or years even?
@wesker007: REALLY glad to hear that, mate!
When I'll have time, I'll do the same on my good old 60GB Fat...
@DemiGod7: Yep! I already saw PS4 interface: don't know if what I saw is the final version, but it is "windowed style" like PS Store (or XBOX360's dashboard), so... I really think we'll have to say goodbye to XMB
As for buying both systems: Well, although in Microsoft they changed mind and decided to no longer implement "used games lock" - "always online" and all that stuff (keeping those features would have been a real suicide, in my opinion)... I will not buy XBOX One.
I'll get only PS4.
Also, I really think I'll buy it at day 1 like I always did with all the consoles in my life: unlike many people say, I never had problems with day 1 consoles...
There is a video that shows a guy playing Knack and Killzone in his basement or whatever and has interactivity with a girl and guy through PSN.....the menus seen there and what not are confirmed by Sony to be the real ones, the video is more like a TV ad if anything.
Now, as for the system......hmm I dunno. I mean, way back in 2006. Look at the first systems released then and look now. The latest systems are smaller, with much bigger hard drives and maybe even newest hardware to prevent YLOD. However, there is also a big difference between then and now, Sony has learned some things since the current consoles were the first ones to include social media like Facebook and YouTube, prevalent online gaming and such.
If you're getting a PS4 at day 1, which bundle are you getting? Or just the normal version. Also, as for me, even after the policies have changed, I am not to trust Microsoft. It's like that friend who tried to backstab you or that girlfriend who cheated on you and now they want you to forgive them.