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    Hello!

    A Zen Pinball veteran here. I joined the forum 6 years ago at the time I had my highest peak in pinball. I was younger and couldn't speak very good english, but joined anyway and took part of Zen community. I remember all these great members of community like hypno, steviej, vyrastas and skippycue and the trophy hunt we were conducting. I bought every table for PS3 untill 2013, when I got tired and bored of constant playing. Part of me got tired when there was mostly Marvel tables available. Pinball is such an unfair game too. Sometimes you build up to a great game only to lose it at the most critical moment. I still can't stand Iron Man. (Damn you Ultimo!!!) And still that is the table I always tried out when I rarely launched the game during these few years.

    About a month ago I got a PS4. When I read that you can import tables from PS3 the game got my attention again. There was just this one problem: PSN id. Yes, Sony's s*itty policy that you can't ever change your PSN id. When I was playing all those games in PS3, the PSN account was shared with my family and still is. The id is terrible, so I was really happy to make my own account to my new console. This, however, resulted a problem: I can't import my tables because I'm not logged into the right account. Even if I have the all the previous account information, it's probably not possible to import tables from one account to another?

    I think I still got it. Played a first game of Sorcerer's lair in years (only free full table). First game, completed the table, made some death saves and even got +200 million points. It felt great even though SL is one of the easiest tables I believe. Now all these years have passed and I notice all these new interesting "original" tables and other great content I've never played before. Maybe I should try them out and buy some of the older tables again. The content you make is great and worth the money. Even if I lost all my tables I could start all over again. Just wanted to say hello and remind you Zen people that you are awesome!
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    Tranfering the tables from one account to another doesn't work indeed. You'll have to use the same account, or purchase them again.
    I more or less had the same issue: I bought all the tables on the WiiU, only to have bought them again for my PS4 two week ago. Shit happens ;-)
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    Long time, no see Oskari14.

    There is away to download the tables and play them on your new account without buying them again. All you need to do is add the other account to the PS4 as a "new user" and download the games and tables. Once you are done, you can switch to your new account start playing.

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    Thanks for the help!

    And hello there Shogun! The community has changed a bit but I also remember you as one of the most helpful fellow pinball fanatics here as well. How are you? It has been 3 years now. Are the trophies still as hard as they were in 2011? Are you still kicking everyone's ass in the scoreboards?

    I will definitely try your suggestion when I have the opportunity. Next week I think. Btw, has there been any Zen sales lately? A christmas sale would help me so much because my money situation is quite strict now when I'm studying.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskari14 View Post
    Thanks for the help!

    And hello there Shogun! The community has changed a bit but I also remember you as one of the most helpful fellow pinball fanatics here as well. How are you? It has been 3 years now. Are the trophies still as hard as they were in 2011? Are you still kicking everyone's ass in the scoreboards?
    I'm hanging in there. I'm not as commited to the game as was in the past. I still play the game and buy every table, but I have far less time on my hands now.

    As for the trophies, it's 50/50. Some are hard, while others are easy.

    Btw, has there been any Zen sales lately?
    No sales, but they do have some bundle deals now on the PSN store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskari14 View Post
    Thanks for the help!

    And hello there Shogun! The community has changed a bit but I also remember you as one of the most helpful fellow pinball fanatics here as well. How are you? It has been 3 years now. Are the trophies still as hard as they were in 2011? Are you still kicking everyone's ass in the scoreboards?

    I will definitely try your suggestion when I have the opportunity. Next week I think. Btw, has there been any Zen sales lately? A christmas sale would help me so much because my money situation is quite strict now when I'm studying.

    Cheers!
    Long time, no see! Welcome back! Let me know if you have any trouble with imports - I'll definitely post if we have any sales going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    There is away to download the tables and play them on your new account without buying them again. All you need to do is add the other account to the PS4 as a "new user" and download the games and tables. Once you are done, you can switch to your new account start playing.
    Hello,

    Today i tried this method and it works, kinda. I added a new account and logged in with the old PSN. Importing and downloading the tables did work fine. When the process was done, I logged out and switched to my real account and PSN but none of the tables were available there. All greyed out.

    It took some time for me to understand the logic behind this way. Both accounts have to be logged in when I use my primary account for playing. Then everything shows up. I played a short game of Street Fighter 2 and got the first trophy. I tried to investigate more. Maybe the game thinks I own the table if I get one of the trophies? It doesn't sadly.

    So this basically means I can play them on my own account but I don't really own them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskari14 View Post
    So this basically means I can play them on my own account but I don't really own them...
    Pretty much! It's just a workaround, since Sony designed the PS4 with family in mind. If one account buys a game, then all of the other accounts on the system have access to it.

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