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MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update - March

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:51 pm
by president trump
March news: MGO2R - OFW & 1.36 Update...!

I'm proud to announce that we here at SaveMGO finally have MGO2 working on Official Firmware, along with MGO's final version, the 1.36 update!



This means that anyone on official firmware, meaning any PS3 console, will soon be able to play MGO2.
This is accomplished by restoring a custom backup from USB.
This method uses files to spoof MGS4's Game Data version to 2.00, to circumvent the Trophy update, and to replace the URLs within the game to connect to our servers.
This update will include the 1.36 update, as we currently aren't able to use the original in-game updater.
All you will need is a USB flashdrive with enough space for the backup (about 6GB, may increase later), and a copy of NA MGS4 or EU MGS4.

At this time, we only have the 1.36 update for NA and EU, but if you have the 1.36 update for JP MGS4 or JP MGO, then please contact us.
The game is still region-locked but we will be looking into methods to bypass the lock.


In addition, we have also figured out they key to getting 1.36 working again. If you remember, this update changed Drebin prices, changed skills, increased runner speeds, added anti-cheating measures, and removed the lag nade (invisible grenade) phenomenon.

You can view the original MGO2 1.36 version changes here:
http://pastebin.com/KH1NEDLN

Ghz has been hard at work on re-writing the server code. He has fixed a lot of bugs, and will be adding an immense amount of functionality in the near future. Notable changes are: correct game listing and info, saving host settings, adding friend and block lists, proper skill/gear sets, player searching, match history, and much more. Survival and Tournament however, are not coming out as of yet. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done in that department.

And finally, Ghz and I will be working on the site, to start bringing everything together. Soon, you will have one login for all of SaveMGO—a single login for the forums, MGO2, and the /MGO2/ section of the site. Speaking of, the MGO2 section of the site will be thoroughly updated and fixed, providing more functionality, one example being host settings presets.

The forums will also be integrated with MGO to show your clan information and ranks, and along with this, we will provide access to an API to allow you to create your own tools to share with the community.


All in all, there is a lot coming very soon. "So, when will this be," you might be ask...

We're aiming for the start of April (no, not April Fools), but it we may be push it back if necessary.

As we come closer to the release date we will be testing a few things, such as stress testing the server, so we don't have the same issues as last time (if anyone remembers, that was a nightmare).


See you soon guys, be sure to stay tuned!


Edit 3/3/17: The response has been fantastic, please keep sharing the video and this thread with anyone you know.

I'd like to address a few comments I've been seeing though.

1) This is for PS3 only, though it will work for any type of PS3.
2) This is not an April Fools. We'll update this post with a proof of concept video soon, depicting our log-in to MGO2R 1.36 on OFW while signed in to PSN.
3) Although PSN is required to play on OFW, we consider this method to be risk-free. If you're still unsure when the time comes, you can easily use another PSN account.
4) MGO2R will still work for jailbroken consoles.

Edit 3/7/17:



This video was recorded last night with GhzGangster and myself on OFW 1.36. Hopefully this clears it up for anyone still thinking this was a joke/prank/April Fools.

Edit 3/8/17:

Backup method 100% working for fully legit consoles. I go over the basic process:



Edit 3/11/17:

Amazing promo edit!


Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:49 pm
by VertPer
That's fantastic news, you're great! My ready is body ;D

A little question for you: can we play with a digital original copy of MGS4 downloaded from EU/NA PSN?

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/ ... INGAME0000

This may be helpful to those who have a PS3 with a broken Blu-ray player ;)

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:54 pm
by jamierogerson1991
Hi why am I getting the error screen saying failed to receive http response..(0x80710013)
I've not been on the game since around Xmas time have I missed something ??

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:59 pm
by SaladinSilver
Just created a new account to say that this is a really great idea to bring back the game as well as the community.

I hope for this to launch without any problems, and relive to those MGO2 moments again.

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:20 pm
by NourishedPsyche
jamierogerson1991 wrote:Hi why am I getting the error screen saying failed to receive http response..(0x80710013)
I've not been on the game since around Xmas time have I missed something ??
There's been a launcher update since then. There's a link to the update via my YouTube page.

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:33 pm
by jamierogerson1991
installed the new launcher and now i get the error message when trying to boot up saying

Failed to connect, are your network settings good?
failed to recive http response...(0X80710013)

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:34 pm
by solidpat221
Holy shit!! I've been saving up for a new ps3 to get a CFW on but now I just have to wait!! This is seriously the best fucking news ever!! We've gotta spread the news! MGO is back for REAL now!

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:43 pm
by SaladinSilver
solidpat221 wrote:Holy shit!! I've been saving up for a new ps3 to get a CFW on but now I just have to wait!! This is seriously the best fucking news ever!! We've gotta spread the news! MGO is back for REAL now!
Yep, it really is the best news i have heard in the past year.

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:45 pm
by Miserable
What to say?
It's unbelievable! After 5 years it'll be back for real!

I'd really like to thank everyone who has developed all of this.

Re: MGO2R - OFW and 1.36 Update

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:59 pm
by Somethingyer
Will it work on the legacy collection disc?