Ask PS3 Fanboy: Volume 15

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Nubmaster27 asks
: I was wondering if you knew whether or not there was 4-player split-screen offline multiplayer for Resistance 2. And if there is, then how do you do that? If there isn't, then why is there no offline multiplayer?
PS3F answers: Resistance 2 does not support 4-player split-screen. It can only support 2-player split-screen specifically for offline co-op. Additionally, there are no options to hold a LAN party -- so all games with three players or more must be held online. If you're worried about privacy or just like to play with friends who are physically present, the closest thing you can do is to set up a "mock LAN." This works great with 8-player co-op games since you'll only need a max of four PS3s to get a maximum number of players. In fact, we just held a 6-player co-op game in one of our living rooms with three PS3s last weekend; it was a blast. Anyway, to do this you'll need the following for each PS3 you plan to have:
  • A television
  • A copy of Resistance 2
  • Two controllers (for split-screen co-op)
Basically you set up each system in your living room or wherever you'll hold the party, get all systems connected online (preferably you should have a wireless internet router) and connect to the game. Once in the main menu, just tap the triangle button and view your friend's list and invite each of the other system's users to join your party (that way they'll always follow you to any game you go to). Create a co-op game and you're set. But, if you don't have internet at home or just really don't want to use it -- then you've got no choice but 2-player split-screen co-op.

Cory G. asks: Remember how we were supposed to be able to take screenshots with update 2.50? I haven't seen any way to use it yet. Is there just something I'm missing, or is it one of those features that each game has to incorporate into it?
PS3F answers: It has to be incorporated into each title just like custom soundtracks and Trophies that came before it.

Ben B. asks: I have seen in a few places that Alone in the Dark: Inferno now has a patch which adds Trophy support for the game. However, I did not see anything about it in the Trophy Portal. Is this confirmed that this game now has Trophy support?
PS3F answers: Yes, the game has Trophies. The list is in our Trophy Portal. You must have just missed it.

David D. asks: I would like to know if it is possible to switch my Sub Account to a Master Account because, I am going to become major in a few month and I want use my own credit card. So if it is possible could you tell me how?
PS3F answers: You can't "upgrade" your Sub Account into a Master Account. You're going to have to make a brand new Master Account if you want to use your own credit card. If you're worried about your Trophies and info, stick to playing with your Sub Account, and use your new Master Account to buy games. You can still play games purchased with your Master Account on your previous Sub Account.

Jason L. asks: I already have a US account and want to know how to get a Japan and European account. How do I do that? Also I wanted to know if I put in a new HDD will I still be able to play PSOne games?
PS3F answers: To make a Japanese or a European Account, you'll need to first create a new User Account on your PS3. Then choose to "Sign-Up to PlayStation Network" and get at work on making an account. When you select your country, choose either Japan or any European country (we recommend United Kingdom since their store is in English). From there on out, just fill out the info and you're done. Japanese sign-up is trickier because it is in Nihongo, but we won't go into detail here. As for your question regarding PSOne titles, changing your HDD will not affect your PS3's capabilities. So have no fear, you can still enjoy PSOne titles.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.