adhocParty: A Simple Guide

adhocParty

I think an English version is coming in a month or two but here’s a brief guide for adhocParty (or Ad-Hoc Party) if you are having problems using the Japanese version, which was made available yesterday. I’m very poor with instructions but hope this helps.

Also thanks to Sony for suddenly making my dozens of PSP games fun again :)

What you need

  1. PS3 and PSP on their latest firmware
  2. PS3 is Wi-Fi ready (20Gb owners, sorry…)
  3. PS3 is connected to Internet via a cable (and not wireless)
  4. A Japanese PSN account

Set-up

  1. Download the application from the Japanese PSN (5Mb)
  2. Install and launch it from the Game menu
  3. Click on “adhoc” (the third button), it will starts searching for a PSP
  4. Launch MHP 2ndG and enter the Online Guild Hall (or the ad-hoc lobby of other games that might support the feature)
  5. You should see your PSP system name on your PS3 screen very soon
  6. Exit “adhoc” (press X), click on “Start” (the first button) and you’ll see World A group of lobbies, use the L1/R1 to switch between different World and the Left analog stick to pick a lobby (red colored tabs for full and blue for empty)
  7. Enter a lobby with the Circle button, you can use the directional buttons to view the next lobby
  8. In the lobby, move your cursor to a room (a house icon) or player and click with the Circle button to view their details
  9. To enter a room, click on “Enter” (the second button on the pop-up), you should be able to see other players in the room and a few seconds later, they will be in the lobby of MHP 2ndG. You can wait until four players have joined the room or you can start a quest with the available players
  10. If you are having trouble finding a suitable rooms (most are not properly titled, exit by pressing the Triangle button and click on the last button), just create one by moving the cursor to yourself, there will be a pop-up with options to change your username or create a room. Make one and wait for others to join.
  11. Enjoy!

4 Responses to “adhocParty: A Simple Guide

  1. fr4nz

    Thank you very much for this guide :)

    November 7th, 2008 at 8:32 pm
  2. Falryu

    Thank you very much for the guide. It was a snap to login and play. It felt so good to finally play monster hunter with the incredible japanese.

    November 8th, 2008 at 9:51 am
  3. PSP adhoc tunneling

    Thanks for this awesome guide. I heard that other games also currently work with the adhoc party application, such as Final Fantasy Tactics. Is this true?

    November 11th, 2008 at 6:41 pm
  4. Ron Lei

    I don’t see how Office Max is really differentiating themselves here. As you point out, Linda, Staples is using humor too even though Alice DOES say “school’s out fore-ev-uh” in the next line. (He can lie to his kid all he wants, but does he have to lie to us? Et tu, Alice?)

    December 2nd, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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