Regaining access to old PSO character.

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Regaining access to old PSO character.

Post#1 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:46 am

Hi all, old forum member from what feels like a lifetime ago lol.

Basically I used to play PSO v2 online in 2009 and 2010 on my old Dreamcast via a BBA with a custom schtserv copy of PSO v2 that I got with my BBA off of ebay.

The old Dreamcast I used to use was kept in a loft and suffered some damage along 2 house moves and now seems to be dead :cry: I had started to fit a mod for the external CF card reader (a mini board you join to the bottom of the mother board) which got damaged in a box and basically ripped the board off the motherboard pulling most of the soldered points off!

ALSO my schtserv disc is also damaged and I can't get it to load or can't rip a dic image of it on my pc as its too damaged (although I read that the schtserv servers are long dead now??)

I now can't access my old character and can't remember putting in a code either - after burning a standard copy of the game and using the vmu with character on it prompts me to enter a code on start up- is there ANY way I can access my old character because if so I will make a Dreampi and get back on here as I've been wanting to get my Dreamcast back up and running online again!
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Re: Regaining access to old PSO character.

Post#2 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:17 am

As far as I know you'll need to know the serial number and access key you used when you made the character. It's possible you used a shared serial/access key. Do a google search for that and give it a try.
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Post#3 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:23 am

Right I've found a serial code and access code that allow me to access a burned Dreamcast-talk server version of the game, however I can't access my character from my vmu - it can see theres PSO data on the vmu (as if I select new game it says PSO data detected on disc are you sure you want to over write) yet when I try and load from it nothing comes up (only an option to reload - which obviously doesnt work)

Has anyone here got an old schtserv cdi image I can have?
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Post#4 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:37 am

If the serial and key you put in does not match the ones linked to the character, you won't be able to load it. A different disc isn't going to change anything. Unfortunately the only way to get your characters back is to find the original serial and key that you used.
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Post#5 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:42 am

The character save data is tied to the serial number/key. Unless you have the matching key saved to the Dreamcast's flash memory it won't load, period. When moving to a new Dreamcast, the best method I've found is to erase your flash memory (there's a tool out there for that), create a new character on a different memory card entering the old serial number and key. This will save that to the DC, then you will be able to load the old character. As far as I know there was never a version of PSO released that didn't require you to enter a serial number. There was an old disc released that provided this:
PSO Ver.2 PAL-E Serial Number: E4367CA4
PSO Ver.2 PAL-E Access Key: 5YWXZG3D

You must have gotten a key somewhere because it prompts you to enter one any time you make a new character.
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Post#6 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:04 pm

Yeah I honestly can't ever remember using a serial number and access key :-( (it was in 2009 though)

I'll keep doing some research....

(can the flash memory chip be removed as I have a few spare DC motherboards kicking about I could move it onto lol)
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Post#7 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:18 pm

spinksy wrote:can the flash memory chip be removed as I have a few spare DC motherboards kicking about I could move it onto lol

You must be really attached to that character
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Post#8 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm

SEGA RPG FAN wrote:
spinksy wrote:can the flash memory chip be removed as I have a few spare DC motherboards kicking about I could move it onto lol

You must be really attached to that character



lol I know it looks a bit ridiculous saying that but I'm only really interested in using my old character (my life has changed a lot since back then and I would just do almost anything I could to access the character again lol) plus I'm pretty confident at soldering after doing many DC mods so that would probably be easiest way :lol:
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Re: Regaining access to old PSO character.

Post#9 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:24 pm

spinksy wrote:Yeah I honestly can't ever remember using a serial number and access key :-( (it was in 2009 though)

I'll keep doing some research....

(can the flash memory chip be removed as I have a few spare DC motherboards kicking about I could move it onto lol)


yes, if you solder flashrom from your dead console to new, it's restore acess to your account

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Post#10 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:47 pm

megavolt85 wrote:
spinksy wrote:Yeah I honestly can't ever remember using a serial number and access key :-( (it was in 2009 though)

I'll keep doing some research....

(can the flash memory chip be removed as I have a few spare DC motherboards kicking about I could move it onto lol)


yes, if you solder flashrom from your dead console to new, it's restore acess to your account



which chip on the board is it please?
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