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Firmware 2.43 Enables Advanced Downloading For Prologue?

A few days ago, firmware update 2.43 for the PlayStation 3 arrived right under our noses. Those outside of Japan weren't prompted to download it because, as SCEA informed us, it's a "Japanese specific" update. However, if you wish to manually download the update under "System Update" on your system, you are certainly free to do so.

Rumors have been spreading regarding the actual purpose of firmware 2.43, although we have heard from several reliable sources it was implemented for the purpose of the Japanese Video Store. But at the same time, another rumor is circulating: supposedly, it has enabled "Advanced Downloading" for Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. It started with a member at the official PlayStation message boards, and now others are claiming the same thing: after downloading firmware 2.43, you are suddenly given the option to "Disable Advanced Downloading" when you start up Prologue. We've heard this feature was coming, but we had no idea it finally here? Basically Advanced Downloading is kinda what it sounds like; it allows for peer-to-peer content trading for faster downloads of GT-TV purchases. This is most similar to the Beta P2P mechanic installed with Metal Gear Online.

So if any of you out there have already downloaded update 2.43 and also own Prologue, boot up the game to see what happens. If the option is there, please tell us all about it, and in that same vein, let us know what other small changes you may notice due to the new firmware.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

9/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 10:22:21 PM

I have prologue, so im gonna check it out and get back to you guys here so we can know whassup.

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Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:43:44 AM

knew it!

anytime software comes out and the publisher says it does nothing, i am SUPER suspicious. i figured it was something a little more diabolical, actually.

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Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 8:50:30 AM

Very true, if it doesn nothing...why bother releasing it ? especially since somebody worked on said soft/firmware.

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Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 10:14:59 AM

This is from:

The PLAYSTATION®3 system software version 2.43 (with 2.42, 2.41 and 2.40) update includes the following:
New for 2.43: The version 2.43 system software update supports the release of video rental content on the PLAYSTATION®Store for the Japan region.

You do not need to perform this update if your PS3™ system software is version 2.42 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not harm your system.
If your PS3™ system software has not been updated to at least version 2.41, the system will prompt you to update to version 2.43 when you sign in to the PLAYSTATION®Network.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008 @ 1:27:56 PM

One thing i've noticed is that now my dvd/blu ray movies now have a graphic when viewed in the crossbar. Previously there was a generic disk. Don't know if this is a result of the update.

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