What’s up fellow Console-spot peeps? We’ve been busy digging into the multitude of new programs and devices out there. PS3 Xploder was kind enough to share a few copies of their “cheat system” with us for review.
We started off by trying the system on multiple system configs. It seems that the programming can be quite a pain on certain configurations. Trying the system on am AMD quad core with 8 gigs of ram, average video card, and Windows 7 Enterprise wasn’t the greatest idea. Xploder would not run on this particular system throwing errors and quitting. We then moved on to a Windows 7 Ultimate virtual machine on a Macbook pro, and it worked fine, minus lagtime in between screens. The interface is designed for ease of use, yet, it could take up to 15 seconds for Xploder to switch screens from Download to Memory Card to PC.
Downloading the saves is fairly straight forward. You search for the gamesave(s) you want to grab, click on them, and click either save to PC of Memory Card. Keep in mind, in order for these saves to work with
your profile, you must have a savegame of YOURS already on the card. This is the only way it can brand these downloaded saves to work with your profile.
Keep in mind, the program and its creators do all of the work for you.
But, if you have to jump through hoops to get it working, is it worth it? You can do all of this without spending a cent. So, if you’re like us, no, it isn’t. If you’re a person who doesn’t mind paying for organization and ease of finding the game saves, go for it.
With all of the initial issues encountered, it made the ease of use moot. It SHOULD work on any PC. Most importantly, why should you have to pay for what is out there and FREE?! We were expecting a Game-Genie type system, but this is just a tool to help you skip around a bit.
3 Out Of 5 (Issues With PC Took It Down A Couple Of Notches)
We also received a copy of the Xbox 360 version of the Xploder system, which we will be reviewing soon. So stay tuned if you are interested in the Xbox 360 Cheat System.