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This question about where to find a full Mass Effect 2 save file made me wonder, on the PS3 can I import ME2 save data from another person when I play Mass Effect 3?

I know PS3 save files are tied to the user ID to a certain amount so I'm wondering if I can import these save files at all and if it would be possible to download a copy to import as I haven't played ME2.

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This is technically possible, but for some titles it requires software designed to circumvent basic built-in security measures in the PS3. Not that there's a PS3 police knocking on your door, but if you want to be really technical, using another player's save on the PS3 network is considered a violation of their TOS.

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Is it really? I thought they just disabled features like Trophies so you couldn't cheat with another person's save. I figured a case like this would be harmless as it's an import. –  Prinny Brocka Mar 6 '12 at 22:29
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It is harmless and I don't think you'd ever get in trouble --kind of like jay walking. –  Steve the Maker Mar 6 '12 at 22:31
    
do you happen to know if ME3 is one of the games that requires weird software? –  Prinny Brocka Mar 13 '12 at 13:47
    
I don't, sorry. I'm a PC guy generally. I'll pass it on if I find out more. –  Steve the Maker Mar 13 '12 at 14:29
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