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THE iDOLM@STER => THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL => Topic started by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 10:04:48 pm

Title: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 10:04:48 pm
I just bought the EX 1 pack for me and my friend, I bought it on her account and downloaded it but I don't see the songs on my game, do I have to unlock it during the game?
It should be transferred to my game since it's saving on my ps3 not her account. Does someone know an answer to this issue?
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 02, 2016, 10:18:45 pm
I'm assuming you're talking about the solo songs.  Yes, you have to go through the idols' EX episode to unlock their song for Stage for You.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 10:22:19 pm
Alright, where do I find those in the game?
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 02, 2016, 10:23:58 pm
You unlock them after beating the Idol Extreme. So you need to rank up to maximum and then beat the festival that unlocks after that. Only then will you be able to play the EX Episode of that idol. So you will have to do this with all idols if you want to unlock all songs.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 10:25:00 pm
Okay thank you very much! :)
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 02, 2016, 10:31:40 pm
Btw: One method to tell whether the ex episodes have been installed is if you see S1 or S2 rank events pop up. Though i don't know if they pop up if you aren't already near or at rank A (i already had all my idols at A rank when the EX episodes were released).
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 10:36:41 pm
I have most of my idols at A1
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 10:49:45 pm
I just beated the extreme for Chihaya and now the rank tab is greyed out o:
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 02, 2016, 11:01:10 pm
The EX episode for Chihaya is still not showing up?

When you download the EX 1 Pack from your friend, did you also download the catalog file from which the EX 1 pack belonged to?

Because you have to download the catalog file as well to use any DLC from that catalog.  Just downloading the DLC is not enough.  You need to download the catalog file as well.


The catalog files are actually free.  So, you don't have to use your friend's account. 
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 11:05:50 pm
I downloaded them one by one I don't see the catalog though
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 02, 2016, 11:14:27 pm
Then, maybe your friend didn't download the catalog file?  I believe the EX 1 pack belongs in catalog 4.

So, if you don't see a catalog 4 download on their download list, then you'll have to download it on your own.

Just go to the game's shop (easy if you do it through the game's menu) and you'll see a list of catalogs.  Each catalog has two versions.  One, is for buying the specific DLC (which in your case is the EX 1 Pack).  The other is the actual catalog file which you need to download as well.  This file is usually big, so you'll know if you're doing it right.

Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 11:16:34 pm
So I have to download catalog 4?
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 02, 2016, 11:19:01 pm
Yes, you need to download/install catalog 4 to use any DLC for that catalog.  That goes for any DLC.  You need to also download/install the corresponding catalog file.

You can tell your friend to do this so that you can download from them.  Or, you can do it by yourself.  Either way is fine.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 11:21:50 pm
Okay I will try it out, really hope it works ^_^
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 02, 2016, 11:59:15 pm
It didn't really work, i downloaded catalog 4 but I still don't see the EX episodes :c What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 03, 2016, 12:11:53 am
I'm not sure but it might be necessary to beat the vs Leon festival once. After beating idol extreme you should have gotten a scene with Leon where she handed you a letter, it's a challenge. Use the letter from the inventory and a new event should show up where you have to beat Leon.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 03, 2016, 12:13:33 am
Is Chihaya your leader?  The EX episodes for Chihaya won't show up on the  job/event list if she isn't selected as the leader.


EDIT:

Also, you're sure you downloaded the catalog 4 installation file?  It's a big file (maybe over 500MB?).

EDIT 2:

Also, try what Naryoril suggested and use the letter (the one Leon gave you) to face her and beat her.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Kimiko on May 03, 2016, 09:42:01 am
I could play the ex episodes right after beating Idol Extreme
I didn't have to beat leon

normally if you have downloaded the files and the catalog you should be able to play them
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 03, 2016, 01:57:04 pm
I did use the letter and beat Leon and I did download catalog 4, but the Rank tab is just greyed out now, I seriously don't know what I'm doing wrong :c
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 03, 2016, 02:24:44 pm
May be a stupid question, but did you just download or also install the catalog and the ex episodes DLC?

And as mariokirby said, is Chihaya your leader?

And the event you are looking for is NOT on the rank up tab, but in the special tab (in the 4th, not the 3rd). Only after beating the first part of the ex story you will unlock the rank up to S3.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 03, 2016, 02:49:01 pm
Well I did all of this, but let me check the last you just said :)
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 03, 2016, 03:36:32 pm
Thank you so much guys! I finally see the S3 rank ^_^
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 03, 2016, 04:15:00 pm
What was it in the end? The wrong tab to do the EX episode? Btw: S3 doesn't unlock the song, beating all 4 events of the Ex episode 1 does, while S3 rank is not necessary for that, it will help a lot (especially the rank ups for episode 2 and 3 can be brutal, even if you have 4 memories with that idol)
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 03, 2016, 04:31:55 pm
Well it was the wrong the tab, but also I can't beat Rank S3 yet, so I need to beat the Extreme with the other idols first I guess
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 03, 2016, 06:16:59 pm
the idol extreme doesn't help you in that regard i think, other than gaining xp. It might that your idols have too low level or you don't have enough memories, but if they are all A1 rank that shouldn't be an issue. What you probably need is better tactics. In difficult festivals i tend to sacrifice the second song and try to get the opponent to waste some memories. Also remember that you can switch out the members between songs. First the memories of the 3rd member are used, then the memories of the second and then the memories of the leader. So you can use the memories of the 2nd and 3rd member without hesitation in each song if you swap out the members after each song.

Another part is the timing of bursts. Who is the opponent in the S3 event and what's their burst skill? I think its Mai Hidaka (Ai's mother), but i'm not sure. If it's Jupiter (though i think they are the S2 rank up opponents) then do everything you must to burst before them and make them counter you. Because if they burst while it isn't a counter, they will strip you of 3 memories and destroy your burst gauge iirc. So it's always better to make them counter you, even if you have to invest 3 memories to do that.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 05, 2016, 05:56:27 am
Well it was the wrong the tab

Oh.  That was the problem?  I was thinking about saying something about the tabs, but I guess I assumed you were already searching all the tabs.  So, thank you Naryoril for bringing it up.  You saved us a lot of time.

But, glad you finally got it resolved.

the idol extreme doesn't help you in that regard i think, other than gaining xp. It might that your idols have too low level or you don't have enough memories, but if they are all A1 rank that shouldn't be an issue. What you probably need is better tactics.

You're right, strategy is more important especially when different opponents have different burst skills.  I think beating IE gives you an additional 30 skill points, so it maybe useful for learning some better skills.  But, having the right strategy is top priority.

Another part is the timing of bursts. Who is the opponent in the S3 event and what's their burst skill?

S3 rank up?  It's Devil Angel.  The same opponent for the IE festival.  They reduce your voltage during their burst.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 05, 2016, 08:44:53 am
hm... Is Mai the A3 rank up opponent then? I remember she was somewhere, and pretty high up. But most people probably wouldn't notice it because there is no graphical representation for her when she bursts and you just see her name in the corner, i was really happy to see it though. Yes, i like Mai, she is a great character, especially when interacting (mostly teasing :p) with Ai
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: mariokirby on May 05, 2016, 09:27:54 am
Mai is actually the S1 rank up opponent.  I remember getting a little annoyed with her festival battle because she's hard.  Still beat her though. 

Though, I guess it makes sense she's the last rival in rank up because she's a retired successful idol or something like that.

Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: Naryoril on May 05, 2016, 10:01:40 am
Well, she was a super famous top idol, but retired when she got pregnant with Ai. In the course of the Dearly Stars storyline, when Ai started to go up in ranks as an idol, Mai made her comback, more or less to mess with Ai.
Title: Re: EX 1 pack issues
Post by: JurikoSan on May 07, 2016, 06:57:33 pm
I just find it pretty hard to beat S3, even though the leader is like lvl 33 or 34, I guess I just have to keep trying xD