PS4 PSN ID change and GT Sport

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by KilzoneStrife, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. KilzoneStrife

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    Guys.. considering changing my PSN ID. Has anyone else here done it yet? Did it affect your GT Sport save data?
    Just a bit worried that the game checks your offline Save Data to their online Server Save Data to verify authenticity every time we log in to GT Sport. Would hate to lose my game data by doing this.

    And Sony's disclaimers when changing the ID... are scary as hell as it is!
     
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  2. darth_tails

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    ID has been changed this morning but I haven't had a chance to login to the PS4 yet as at work, I will let you know later today.
     
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  3. KilzoneStrife

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    Cool, thanks.
    Any idea why they say back up ALL save games on ALL profiles on the PS4? You should check if the other profiles save games on your PS4 are fine, if you can. Thanks again :)
     
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    In order to cover themselves in case something goes wrong.

    They put up a list of tested games, and GT Sport is in the "no known issues" list: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/g...nt/access-and-details/change-online-id-games/

    Given PD's track record of making new bugs appear with their own updates to the game though, I wouldn't risk it. And I really hate my PSN name.
     
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    As yer a fellow Weegie you might like this one... Bite_Ma_Big_Hairy_Banger

    Get the feeling they might not let that one through. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Mine hasn't aged well (not that it was ever ok) but I feel like, after nearly 25 years of use, it just is what it is.
     
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    There was a guy in one of my FIA races last week driving a blue and white Beetle with SMELL YER MAW on the front of it. Give me strength.
     
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    Aye? Hahahahaha!
     
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  9. Famine

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    That's because it's too many characters.
     
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    I had 3 names in mind, all where occupied, le sigh
     
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    I going to pretend I knew that all along.
     
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  12. KilzoneStrife

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    I sure hope their just being a tad cautious and their not holding back on outright telling us the consequences.. I've been having a bit of a PS3 Renaissance moment lately, going and playing some old games I missed, and I'd hate for trophies and other stuff on PS3 to not sync or something.

    I feel my heart racing just reading their disclaimers on the PS4 account management name change screen. . Like, "Are you sure, I mean are YOU SURE? I mean, Are you SERIOUSLY GOING THROUGH WITH THIS?!?!" type Sony disclaimers.
     
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  13. TheNorfolkDad

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    I have changed mine and so far no issues
     
  14. TurboTacho

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    I've just tried changing my ID, it works fine with GT Sport.

    Game saves, garage collection, money in the bag, mileage in the tickets, marathon clocking, DR/SR are working good.
    Same goes to online races, it reflects your new ID in there.
     
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    I changed mine just now. I still haven't logged into GT Sport yet but, if anyone is using the GTS Companion app(the unofficial one) it is still using my old psn id and if I try to log in with my new one it says PSN ID not found. Maybe that will change when I actually start GT Sport so I will follow up tonight.

    I love how I can finally change my PSN ID. Apparently I had mine since 2008!

    The only downside for me is in GT Sport I had come to recognize a lot of the usernames since we often match with same players. So I had an idea who was dirty who was fast etc. Now I bet most people will change usernames so I'll have to relearn who everyone is.


    Also is it possible to change our name on this site? I'd like to keep it the same as my PSN ID.
     
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  17. Pigems

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    Why is everyone changing their PSN names all of a sudden?
     
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    I’m changing mine so it’s the same as my other social media usernames
     
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    I think for most it is that they are not so happy with the name they choose when they were younger possibly less mature individuals lol

    Had mine since it was a thing... it's never gonna change.
     
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  20. Stencedaddy

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    its the first time you have ever been able to change it on playstation. i changed my name because my account was banned/suspended 5 years ago and i called them and they gave my account back but i had to pick a new name but panicked and picked trash stencedaddy420 on the phone lmao. i didnt want to tell the chick on the phone to make my name Pat McCrotch again in case thats why i was suspended lol.

    and to dairyworker im going back to my original childish funny name because i miss it and miss being able to yell patty mccrotch after i make a nice play lool.
     
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  21. Pigems

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    That makes perfect sense. :cheers:

    Same here, I’ve had mine since the beginning, was it on PS2 or PS3? I can’t even remember now.

    Edit: I didn’t know that you were not able to change it before now, thanks for the info @Stencedaddy :cheers:
     
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  22. Dairyworker

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    That's a great name man. I have friends that are gonna change thier names and i don't get it generally. How embarrassing can it be, it's a stupid video game alias.

    ps2 i think....
     
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    i felt like a cornball with 420 in my name tbh lol. i loved xbox 360 because instead of a ban I got to change my name for free if people reported me. I went through a bunch of names.

    Pat McCrotch
    Neil Anblomi
    Harry Boughner
    Dixon Yarmouth (Still my 360 name and lasted the longest)

    i also managed to have an account named USA SUCKS **** with a different spelling of the censored word but it was swiftly reported in like 24 hours lmao. i used to just see how long ridiculous names would last lol.
     
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  24. vvise

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    I think most of the DNA racing team is going to be renaming their DNA accounts to reflect their original driver handles to help with confusion.
     
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    So I can finally throw away my spreadsheet? Hallelujah!
     
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  26. Pigems

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    Those are some wicked screen names man, well done. :cheers:

    Here’s a few more for the future. Ben Dover, Hugh Jass and Amanda Huggenkiss. :lol:

    I hadn’t thought about these in years lol. https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/List_of_The_Simpsons_crank_calls
     
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    I see Bawbag is allowed... as my mate like to use it as an intro to the room :lol:
     
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    I renamed my alt account, which I use for racing without qualifying, GridPenalty_V.

    I did one race C yesterday and after checking KP I found that around a quarter of the players in that race had changed their ID.

    @Milouse Do you know if the new PSN IDs will become synced with the old stats sooner or later?
     
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  29. Milouse

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    Thank you for pointing me on that matter ;)
    I was waiting for the renaming feature to be active to implement a solution around this, propably a rename on profile access.
    How did you find 25% name changed on a race?
     
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  30. HERE4BEER3

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    So on the unofficial GTS Companion app, my PSN ID changed after I launched GT sport but my qualy times in the daily races are not showing up. Even though I set times last night the top 100 feature doesn't show where I place and says my time is 0:00.000

    @Milouse I imagine he went to the friends tab in PS4 menu and checked the "players met" feature. If they selected the option their former name would be in parenthesis.
     
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