Accessing PAL DLC from North America

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    Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by chantienyee on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:42 am

    Hey guys, I'm new. I took a look at the FAQ and stickied threads in here but didn't see anything about this. I've also Googled my issue, but didn't find any conclusive answers.

    I want to download Artorias of the Abyss for PS3. I live in Canada, but it turns out that I was sold a PAL version of the game, so my download from the NA PSN store doesn't work with my disc. The game works fine on my NTSC console. The closest answer that I found to my problem on Google said that I should create a new PS Store account saying that I'm from Europe, so I did that, but two further problems:
    1) The download doesn't specify that it is PAL (and I don't even know if there are different KINDS of PAL? The guy made some distinction between EU and UK... I want to be able to confirm that the download will work without wasting another $15.
    2) Apparently you can't use non-European credit cards on the EU PS Store

    Any advice would be super.
    And I hope I didn't break any rules with my first post.
    Please and thanks.
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    Re: Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by billy_bayonet on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:21 pm

    Best advice i can give you is to buy a NTSC game sure it will cost more but at least you know you wont be waisting anymore, and if you have allready brought the DLC you can just redownload it happy


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    Re: Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by OrnsteinFanBoy on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:56 pm

    You'll need an EU PSN gift card to buy the DLC from the EU store without an EU credit card.

    There's only one EU store so don't worry about it not being compatable.

    For all the hasssle though it's prbably worth just buying a pre-owned copy of darks souls. Plus you'll probably have to buy a £20 EU PSN card to buy the DLC which will leave with EU credit you don't want and will probably cost about the same as a copy of the game
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    Re: Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by chantienyee on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:40 pm

    Thanks guys. That sounds like a good idea. Would my saved data be compatible with an NTSC version of the game, though? I'm still on my first play-through, but I've put in a ton of hours trying to 100% all of the spells and weapons.
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    Re: Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by billy_bayonet on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:04 pm

    no idea lol


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    Re: Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by chantienyee on Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:52 pm

    Hey, so I picked up a used copy of the game today, only because they had one for $15! So that's cool and all, but it turns out that saved game data isn't compatible between PAL and NTSC copies as far as I can tell... I might hold onto the second copy anyway just 'cause it was so cheap and it will let me play the DLC (which I might otherwise not bother trying to figure out), but it really sucks that I can't use my saved game, especially since I just started NG+, having put a lot of hours into trying to collect everything possible in my first playthrough sad

    Thought I'd share that in case anybody else ever asks the same thing.


    EDIT: One thing I'm curious about is if I can even play online with NTSC players via my PAL copy...
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    Re: Accessing PAL DLC from North America

    Post by billy_bayonet on Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:10 pm

    yeah you can


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