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Old 13-08-2019, 11:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy R All vs SG PS Store DLC

Hi all, happy Tuesday after long weekend !

Ok, so I have a Singapore PSN account, but when I checked my MHW game cover is R All (why I bought it although it was on sale ). Then I just realised I cannot download the DLC from PSN Store.

Do you guys have advice how to be able to play the DLC (since Iceborne going to be released next month)? AFAIK, MHW char is tied to PSN account.
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Old 13-08-2019, 12:02 PM   #2
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Does your version have multiple languages (like 中英文合版)?

Check the product ID (on the cover spine, on the disc, or best yet, from your save file, see below).

Asia PSN (R3): CUSA09554 (link)

US PSN (R1): CUSA07713 (link)

UK PSN (R2): CUSA07708 (link)

You can see the product ID as part of the URL address. Buy the DLC from the PSN store that matches your game.

To check product ID from your save file:
- On the Playstation, copy the game's save file(s) to USB storage. Then connect the USB storage to a PC and look at the contents.
- Look at folder PS4, then folder SAVEDATA, then there will be a folder with 16 alphanumeric characters (this is probably an encoded code for your PSN account that played the game). Under that, you will see one folder for each game. The folder name is the Product ID. PS4 product IDs are typically like CUSAxxxxx.
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Old 13-08-2019, 12:21 PM   #3
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Does your version have multiple languages (like 中英文合版)?

Check the product ID (on the cover spine, on the disc, or best yet, from your save file, see below).

Asia PSN (R3): CUSA09554 (link)

US PSN (R1): CUSA07713 (link)

UK PSN (R2): CUSA07708 (link)

You can see the product ID as part of the URL address. Buy the DLC from the PSN store that matches your game.

To check product ID from your save file:
- On the Playstation, copy the game's save file(s) to USB storage. Then connect the USB storage to a PC and look at the contents.
- Look at folder PS4, then folder SAVEDATA, then there will be a folder with 16 alphanumeric characters (this is probably an encoded code for your PSN account that played the game). Under that, you will see one folder for each game. The folder name is the Product ID. PS4 product IDs are typically like CUSAxxxxx.
Never know this before dude, going to try this tonight! Thanks!
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Old 13-08-2019, 01:09 PM   #4
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Does your version have multiple languages (like 中英文合版)?

Check the product ID (on the cover spine, on the disc, or best yet, from your save file, see below).

Asia PSN (R3): CUSA09554 (link)

US PSN (R1): CUSA07713 (link)

UK PSN (R2): CUSA07708 (link)

You can see the product ID as part of the URL address. Buy the DLC from the PSN store that matches your game.

To check product ID from your save file:
- On the Playstation, copy the game's save file(s) to USB storage. Then connect the USB storage to a PC and look at the contents.
- Look at folder PS4, then folder SAVEDATA, then there will be a folder with 16 alphanumeric characters (this is probably an encoded code for your PSN account that played the game). Under that, you will see one folder for each game. The folder name is the Product ID. PS4 product IDs are typically like CUSAxxxxx.
Anyway, if the worst case my game disc is R1 (which I suspect most, since I just recall it has some writing mentioning only works in US systems and no language options like 中英文合版), is there any way to download disc region/R3 DLC?

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Old 13-08-2019, 04:04 PM   #5
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Anyway, if the worst case my game disc is R1 (which I suspect most, since I just recall it has some writing mentioning only works in US systems and no language options like 中英文合版), is there any way to download disc region/R3 DLC?
Yes, if your base game is R1, you can create a US account, buy US PSN card (from Amazon or PC Game Supply, see Game Deal thread first 2 posts) to top up the US account's wallet (US PSN store doesn't accept SG cc or SG paypal), then use it to buy the R1 DLC. Then switch back to SG account to continue playing.

Most games are not region locked (that's why they say "region all" on the cover), you can buy game from one region and play with account from another region. Just that DLC and base game must match in region (usually). Of cos there are some exceptions, like microtransaction type of DLCs may be account locked and cannot be enjoyed by another account.

Also, do check that you actually have a save file on the PS4. Some online games do not save locally on the PS4, instead the save file is kept on server (to prevent cheating etc). I don't know about Monster Hunter. If the save is on server, then it is likely that you can play on R1 game, then switch to R3 game (if you buy the base game again plus expansion, all in R3) and the save will still carry over (because the server save file is locked to your SG account playing the game, not to a particular region of the game). As an example, that's how Destiny 2 works, server save, R1 and R3 can switch freely, so long as you play using same account you continue the save. I have personally tested that for Destiny 2, but like I said, I don't know about MonHun.
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Old 13-08-2019, 04:20 PM   #6
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I have a similar issues where my MHW base game is R2 so now I'm not sure if I'm able to play with a R3 iceborne expansion or do I have to try my best to buy a R2 Iceborne is the safest option?
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Old 13-08-2019, 04:45 PM   #7
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Yes, if your base game is R1, you can create a US account, buy US PSN card (from Amazon or PC Game Supply, see Game Deal thread first 2 posts) to top up the US account's wallet (US PSN store doesn't accept SG cc or SG paypal), then use it to buy the R1 DLC. Then switch back to SG account to continue playing.

Most games are not region locked (that's why they say "region all" on the cover), you can buy game from one region and play with account from another region. Just that DLC and base game must match in region (usually). Of cos there are some exceptions, like microtransaction type of DLCs may be account locked and cannot be enjoyed by another account.

Also, do check that you actually have a save file on the PS4. Some online games do not save locally on the PS4, instead the save file is kept on server (to prevent cheating etc). I don't know about Monster Hunter. If the save is on server, then it is likely that you can play on R1 game, then switch to R3 game (if you buy the base game again plus expansion, all in R3) and the save will still carry over (because the server save file is locked to your SG account playing the game, not to a particular region of the game). As an example, that's how Destiny 2 works, server save, R1 and R3 can switch freely, so long as you play using same account you continue the save. I have personally tested that for Destiny 2, but like I said, I don't know about MonHun.
Ok thanks dude. Most likely, MHW is saved locally, need to test first LOL



Yes, if your base game is R1, you can create a US account, buy US PSN card (from Amazon or PC Game Supply, see Game Deal thread first 2 posts) to top up the US account's wallet (US PSN store doesn't accept SG cc or SG paypal), then use it to buy the R1 DLC. Then switch back to SG account to continue playing.
Hmm, I don't really understand this part, isn't the DLC tied to PSN account? How can I bring the purchased DLC to SG account? Do you mind to elaborate more ?

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Old 13-08-2019, 04:47 PM   #8
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I have a similar issues where my MHW base game is R2 so now I'm not sure if I'm able to play with a R3 iceborne expansion or do I have to try my best to buy a R2 Iceborne is the safest option?
I am not even sure you can redeem the R2 DLC code in SG PS Store
I plan to try to create US account when have time, then try to purchase the 1 DLC and see whether it loads to my current SG account or not
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Old 13-08-2019, 05:12 PM   #9
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Hmm, I don't really understand this part, isn't the DLC tied to PSN account? How can I bring the purchased DLC to SG account? Do you mind to elaborate more ?
When you buy a game, let's say R1, usually any account can play it, regardless of region of the account. (If your MHW is R1, you already seen this, as you played it using your SG/R3 psn account.)

A psn account can buy digital contents (game or DLC) from the psn store of the same region. So SG account goes to SG psn store and buy R3 game/DLC, US account goes to US psn store and buy R1 game/DLC.

Digital contents owned by one account can be shared with other accounts sitting on the same PS4 console. (This assumes you only have 1 PS4, otherwise it's still possible but a bit more complicated.) All you have to do is make sure the owner of the content has activated that PS4 as its "primary PS4" -- which you probably have already, since it is one of the steps you go through when putting that account on the PS4 (check by: Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate).

So if your US account bought R1 expansion (for the R1 disc game), that R1 expansion DLC digital content can be shared with your SG account. So just make US account and put it on same PS4, use that to buy R1 stuff. Make UK account for R2 stuff too. Make Japan account too, for sometimes Japan has some nice freebies, like demos. I have a sticky thread on this forum on how to make other region accounts, take a look.
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When you buy a game, let's say R1, usually any account can play it, regardless of region of the account. (If your MHW is R1, you already seen this, as you played it using your SG/R3 psn account.)

A psn account can buy digital contents (game or DLC) from the psn store of the same region. So SG account goes to SG psn store and buy R3 game/DLC, US account goes to US psn store and buy R1 game/DLC.

Digital contents owned by one account can be shared with other accounts sitting on the same PS4 console. (This assumes you only have 1 PS4, otherwise it's still possible but a bit more complicated.) All you have to do is make sure the owner of the content has activated that PS4 as its "primary PS4" -- which you probably have already, since it is one of the steps you go through when putting that account on the PS4 (check by: Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate).

So if your US account bought R1 expansion (for the R1 disc game), that R1 expansion DLC digital content can be shared with your SG account. So just make US account and put it on same PS4, use that to buy R1 stuff. Make UK account for R2 stuff too. Make Japan account too, for sometimes Japan has some nice freebies, like demos. I have a sticky thread on this forum on how to make other region accounts, take a look.
Very well explanation! Going to try this and update the result here, hopefully it works !
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Old 16-08-2019, 06:31 PM   #11
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It is working now!!!

Sorry for late update. Thanks to @PierceLee for the efforts and very clear explanation!
To summarise, for my case is R All (R1) game and R3 PSN account:

Pre- requisites:
1. Create R1 PSN account as explained here
2. Buy R1 PSN Card credit as explained here

PS4:
1. Login with your R3 PSN account
2. Set Primary PS4 (Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate)
3. Switch to R1 PSN account
4. Go to PS Store
5. Buy add on(s) you want
6. Switch back to R3 PSN account
7. Bought add on(s) should be applied to R3 PSN account
8. Enjoy!!!

Anyway, hopefully can apply Iceborne with these steps >_<
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Old 16-08-2019, 09:34 PM   #12
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Just to expand on the steps a bit...

Pre-requisite: same

Step A (one time for each account)
- Log in PS4 using a PSN account.
- Make your PS4 the "primary PS4" for that account (Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate).
- Log out

Repeat the above for every account that you own: SG, US, etc. (For this particular case, technically you only have to do this step for the US account, since it is the one who's buying things to share. But just do it one time for every account anyway and can forget about it in the future.)

Step B (one time)
- Log in PS4 using US account.
- Redeem the US PSN card code purchased to top up wallet.
- Go to PS Store
- Buy add on(s) you want. In this case, buy the R1 MHW expansion for the R1 disc game. The add-on will apply to the R1 game that's already installed on the HDD. Since this is the "primary PS4" of the content owner (US account), the content (R1 add-on) can be shared with other accounts on the same PS4. (As you probably guessed, on non-primary PS4, contents owned are not sharable.)
- Log out

Step C
- When you want to play, just use SG account to play the R1 game (and R1 add-on that US account bought and shared)

To explain a bit more: Multiple accounts can have the same PS4 as their "primary PS4". As analogy, you own 2 houses, but on your NRIC, only 1 is shown as your primary address. You whole family stays with you in that same house, so every family member also has that same house as primary address. In real life you can have more than 2 houses but for PS4, Sony only allows each account to stay in 2 PS4. In your primary address, things you buy and bring home can be shared with other family members that stay there. The analogy breaks down here but by Sony's rule, things you buy and bring to the other house cannot be shared, only you can enjoy them.

Before you spend any real money, note that the US/R1 has a bunch of free stuff (link) Make the US account, then grab these freebies, install them, see if you can find them in the game.

Questions:
- Does the game have a local save file on the HDD or is the save kept on the server only?
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Old 23-08-2019, 06:07 PM   #13
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Just to expand on the steps a bit...

Pre-requisite: same

Step A (one time for each account)
- Log in PS4 using a PSN account.
- Make your PS4 the "primary PS4" for that account (Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate).
- Log out

Repeat the above for every account that you own: SG, US, etc. (For this particular case, technically you only have to do this step for the US account, since it is the one who's buying things to share. But just do it one time for every account anyway and can forget about it in the future.)

Step B (one time)
- Log in PS4 using US account.
- Redeem the US PSN card code purchased to top up wallet.
- Go to PS Store
- Buy add on(s) you want. In this case, buy the R1 MHW expansion for the R1 disc game. The add-on will apply to the R1 game that's already installed on the HDD. Since this is the "primary PS4" of the content owner (US account), the content (R1 add-on) can be shared with other accounts on the same PS4. (As you probably guessed, on non-primary PS4, contents owned are not sharable.)
- Log out

Step C
- When you want to play, just use SG account to play the R1 game (and R1 add-on that US account bought and shared)

To explain a bit more: Multiple accounts can have the same PS4 as their "primary PS4". As analogy, you own 2 houses, but on your NRIC, only 1 is shown as your primary address. You whole family stays with you in that same house, so every family member also has that same house as primary address. In real life you can have more than 2 houses but for PS4, Sony only allows each account to stay in 2 PS4. In your primary address, things you buy and bring home can be shared with other family members that stay there. The analogy breaks down here but by Sony's rule, things you buy and bring to the other house cannot be shared, only you can enjoy them.

Before you spend any real money, note that the US/R1 has a bunch of free stuff (link) Make the US account, then grab these freebies, install them, see if you can find them in the game.

Questions:
- Does the game have a local save file on the HDD or is the save kept on the server only?
Thanks again for your explanation!
Anyway, I just tried again, it should be HDD one, because I can play the game while my Network was down.
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Old 24-09-2019, 12:06 PM   #14
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Hi all, happy Tuesday after long weekend !

Ok, so I have a Singapore PSN account, but when I checked my MHW game cover is R All (why I bought it although it was on sale ). Then I just realised I cannot download the DLC from PSN Store.

Do you guys have advice how to be able to play the DLC (since Iceborne going to be released next month)? AFAIK, MHW char is tied to PSN account.
Bro how did it work for you? I have almost the same problem, but mine is the other way around,

my MH:W (disc) is (R3), i accidentally bought Iceborne DLC from US PSN store. I only have US PSN account.

you wanna trade with me?
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Just to expand on the steps a bit...

Pre-requisite: same

Step A (one time for each account)
- Log in PS4 using a PSN account.
- Make your PS4 the "primary PS4" for that account (Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate).
- Log out

Repeat the above for every account that you own: SG, US, etc. (For this particular case, technically you only have to do this step for the US account, since it is the one who's buying things to share. But just do it one time for every account anyway and can forget about it in the future.)

Step B (one time)
- Log in PS4 using US account.
- Redeem the US PSN card code purchased to top up wallet.
- Go to PS Store
- Buy add on(s) you want. In this case, buy the R1 MHW expansion for the R1 disc game. The add-on will apply to the R1 game that's already installed on the HDD. Since this is the "primary PS4" of the content owner (US account), the content (R1 add-on) can be shared with other accounts on the same PS4. (As you probably guessed, on non-primary PS4, contents owned are not sharable.)
- Log out

Step C
- When you want to play, just use SG account to play the R1 game (and R1 add-on that US account bought and shared)

To explain a bit more: Multiple accounts can have the same PS4 as their "primary PS4". As analogy, you own 2 houses, but on your NRIC, only 1 is shown as your primary address. You whole family stays with you in that same house, so every family member also has that same house as primary address. In real life you can have more than 2 houses but for PS4, Sony only allows each account to stay in 2 PS4. In your primary address, things you buy and bring home can be shared with other family members that stay there. The analogy breaks down here but by Sony's rule, things you buy and bring to the other house cannot be shared, only you can enjoy them.

Before you spend any real money, note that the US/R1 has a bunch of free stuff (link) Make the US account, then grab these freebies, install them, see if you can find them in the game.

Questions:
- Does the game have a local save file on the HDD or is the save kept on the server only?
Hi, thank you for a very elaborate reply..so I have the exact same case where my main game is R0 region code (All) and I have SG PSN account..i just want to update that I did all the steps mentioned above and it works perfectly!

So thank you and happy hunting!
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