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Euro Gamers: Wipeout HD Crashing!

Most PlayStation 3 owners have been anxiously anticipating the release of Wipeout HD, which just launched today on the PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, European gamers around the Internet have reported major difficulty in getting the title to actually play correctly.

From a variety of forum threads, originating in the official European PlayStation message boards, to numerous topics found in other major forums like NeoGAF, Euro gamers are clearly upset. Apparently, one has to download two files for the game; a big one and a small one, and many are having difficulty obtaining both. Furthermore, those who have successfully downloaded the data have found that the game keeps freezing when they try to enter a race, which is understandably annoying. As far as we know, this is only affecting the European region, but apparently, it's a widespread problem across the pond and big enough to gain plenty of attention. If you want to read up on the issue, head on over to the SCEE forums; there's a very large thread in there, filled with users who are both confused and irritated. We'll let you know if U.S. users are encountering this same problem, but so far, we haven't seen much evidence of that.

If you're in Europe and have successfully or unsuccessfully purchased and downloaded Wipeout HD, feel free to let us know all about it. We'll also wait for an official reply from SCEE to see if Sony will release a necessary patch at some point.

Related Game(s): Wipeout HD

9/25/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

tramp
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 1:35:08 PM
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I seriously dont get how this happens.Its not like the developers dont have a ps3 and cant run checks ,like wtf.
Im not sure but does this happen to xbox live also,for some reason i doubt it.
I warn you Sony if you f**k up LBP and R2 ,i will get you.......like a spider monkey,lol.

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Naga
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 1:37:40 PM
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??? haven't even crashed at all

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Orvisman
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 1:49:23 PM
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@ tramp

Yes, bugs happen on the 360 all the time.

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Craigo
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 1:53:58 PM
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I downloaded the 2 files easy. They were both there when i payed. Been playing, and looks great, works perfect!

Last edited by Craigo on 9/25/2008 1:54:21 PM

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mk ultra
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 2:01:32 PM
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Okay, after reading that thread it seems if you have over fifty friends in your buddy list it will crash. I guess part of the code was written before the switch from fifty max buddies to a hundred max buddies, so if the game registers over fifty it freaks out.(Not sure on this im just paraphrasing someone on the thread) The offline seems to be working fine, and it doesnt matter if you download the small or large file first.

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 2:01:54 PM
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yep, been fine for me.




...so far

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mk ultra
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 2:07:08 PM

Are you guys in the U.S.? The store still hasnt updated in my area. Im checking like every 20min, ive been waiting on this game FOREVER.

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tramp
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 2:09:46 PM
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oh right ,well then im shout at nearly all developers ,cut the crap.

thanks Orvisman

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 4:35:48 PM
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if that is true about the friends list, that should be very easy to fix..

this game (imo) is one of the best full games to grace the PSN.

just blinding..

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bhindi_bhaji
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 4:37:31 PM
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No problems here so far. Is this across all PS3 models or just specific to one?

I have a 60GB PAL release model and it's been all fine and dandy.

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karneli lll
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 4:47:27 PM
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forgive me for changing the subject but has anyone been able to aquire burnout trophies? it would seem they're not retroactive

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 4:49:25 PM

I can tell you they're not.

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tanner1
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 4:52:52 PM
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Works fine, runs so smooth, looks awesome

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karneli lll
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 5:00:23 PM
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deleted save game file,stated burnout again n still nothing

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LightShow
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 5:15:02 PM
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I'm gonna go ahead and categorize this under

MAJOR BUMMER STATUS

time to call in the killer coding ninja monkeys. theyll have this fixed in no time. untill then...

Harsh realm, my euro compatriots

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 5:48:21 PM
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karneli lll

im going to post the list of trophies in the forum... so head over there and see which ones you can do to see for sure..

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illegalprelude
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 5:54:14 PM
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Fully Functional. Looks and Sound AMAZING! So much fun

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Aftab
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:22:08 AM
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I feel like 15, again!

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pavlovic
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 8:40:27 AM
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I tried to play a couple of times last night and both of them the game froze.

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Aftab
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 9:51:39 AM

Besides losing connection occassionally as I do with other games, I've come accross no problems on my 60 gigger.

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caliblue15
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 2:59:06 PM
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Freezes for me!

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Aftab
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 9:14:11 PM

I wasn't calling pavlovic a liar, I'm just saying the problem might be specific to particular models, or how the memory is allocated to one's files. That aside, I ripped my sound tracks from wipeout xl,and 3. I played zone, and has anybody noticed that the music gets dj mixed at particular points! Very cool. On a personal note, I was playing zone to "firestarter", and just as the crescendo came to the very end, my ship blew up into brilliant cubes of light...Only Wipeout can deliver those moments of supernatural synchronocity!

Last edited by Aftab on 9/27/2008 9:14:33 PM

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Aftab
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 9:16:14 PM
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Not to alienate other ps3 owners, but after WipeOut HD, anything else is just bonus for me. I'm very happy.

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