Game Updates

Sometimes we find stuff that’s broken and we need to fix it, and other times we need to add new bits and pieces into the game. We do this with game updates. You don’t have to do a thing - when you load up LittleBigPlanet, it will automagically seek the latest updates to the game, download them across the interwebnets and install them to your PS3. If you’ve ever wondered just what exactly was being fixed, added or fine tuned, then this is the page for you! All the release notes for each update, lovingly typed out into lists.

What’s with all the cheese?

We name our updates after types of cheese. The reason behind this has been lost in time, or perhaps just behind the coffee machine, but legend says it all started as as a bit of a joke, and went too far. We celebrate each cheese release with a good cheese based NOM session at work. You should do the same!

1.28 Ribblesdale

Release date: 06/07/2010

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.27 Comte Extra Vieux

Release date: 25/05/2010

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.26 Lanark Blue

Release date: 21/04/2010

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.25 Camembert

Release date: 11/03/2010

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.24 Gorgonzola

Release date: 25/02/2010

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.23

Release date: 22/12/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.22 Danish Blue

Release date: 22/12/2009

This update contains features, some of which will only be available to you as part of the Pirates of the Caribbean Premium Level Kit.

Updates:

  • Water now available to creators who own the Pirates of the Caribbean Premium Level Kit, and playable via community levels for everyone. Check the FAQ for more information on controlling water.
  • Added 11 new trophies. See details here.
  • Scuba Gear Powerup -The Scuba Gear object gives Sackboy an infinite air supply when he is underwater.
  • Bubble Machine -The Bubble Machine refills Sackboy's air supply if he is in close proximity to the object.  It can be operated on or off by a switch object.
  • Water Switch - The Water Switch is a switch that is activated when it is submerged in water.  It can be connected to the same objects as other switches.
  • Global Water Object - Similar to the Global Lighting Object the GWO can change the water's settings over a specified time when it is triggered.

General:

  • You can now save your decorated POD - When in the pod, if you open Popit you will see a POD (rocket ship) icon next to the Heart icon, opening this takes you to the My Pods section, where you can save and load 100 pod decorations
  • Ability to reset avatar to default (PSN) avatar
  • More Details page – on a level’s info bubble there’s now a page of stats about the level.
  • You can now disable the Thermometer in Create Mode if you are worried about screen burn: Go to Settings > Display Settings and there will be an option to show or hid the HUD when in Create Mode.

1.21 Leerdammer

Release date: 30/11/2009

A creamy white cheese with a sweet and somewhat nutty flavour that becomes more pronounced with age.

Changes:

  • Play, Create, Share scores have been removed - we thought these scores were a good idea but they never worked in the way we wanted them to. They may return one day. Maybe.
  • Checkpoints can now be activated using switches.
  • Sticker switches have been made more noticeable and give better feedback to the player when attempting to place stickers on them.
  • If you collect a key whilst playing a community level, you will now see the level unlocking for you once the level you are playing has been completed. You can also search for linked levels in the search menu.

Updates:

  • Online Create - Now you can create with up to three other players online across the internet, across the world!
  • Simply invite others to join you whilst in Create Mode.
  • Networking fixes & location-based matchmaking- We’ve rewritten both the way the game handles networking code and the way it finds people for you to play with
  • Save game rewrite- We’ve changed the way your saved games work to make it faster, more flexible and more robust. It also means you’ll be able to save way more stuff.
  • Profile Backup - The save game backup options can be found in the Profile Settings page of the Start Menu:
  • Level Backup - You can now backup individual levels! On your moon, select a level and press the Square Button to bring up the options. There will be a new option under the publish menu:
  • Increased profile space - On top of the extra space you get from the save game re-write, we’ve also doubled the number of photos and costumes that you can save to Popit.

General:

  • If you play a level but do not complete it, a silver Sackboy medal will be displayed on the badge, to get a gold medal you must complete the level.
  • We made the LittleBigStore a bit easier to navigate and also to download things after purchase.
  • There is now an option to 'Auto-Reject' invitations from other players. The option is in 'Profile Settings'. If you have this set to ‘On, no one will be able to join you unless you choose to 'Play Online'. This setting is not saved to your profile and needs to be set every time you play.
  • Race Gates can be made thin again!
  • You can now user the Sticker and Decoration tool and turn Sackboy around while in Customisation mode.
  • Added the QWERTY keyboard layout to the text chat menu
  • Pressing L2 and R2 while browsing community levels can now show you the name or the author of each level on the earth as well as the Heart Count and Rating.

1.20 Celtic Promise

Release date: 04/11/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.19 Caerphilly

Release date: 01/10/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.18 Chevre

Release date: 01/08/2009

A data update containing bits and bobs for the Game of the Year edition of LittleBigPlanet.

1.17 Chimay

Release date: 22/07/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.16 Caboc

Release date: 08/07/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.15 Brie

Release date: 18/06/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.14 Appledore

Release date: 05/06/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.13 Ricotta

Release date: 14/05/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.12 Cornish Yarg

Release date: 16/04/2009

Fixes:

  • A number of improvements have been made to make profiles more robust and to recover from certain errors.
  • More fixes for the level loading issues some players may have experienced.
  • The gas glitch has also been fixed. Where by when gas was emitted, it turned colour back to green.
  • You can now take stickers and decorations off all costume pieces.
  • The corner edit tool has been fixed. You can use it on any object now, regardless of whether things are glued to it or if it's touching another object.
  • The invisible piston glitch has now been fixed. Where by you set the min. length to 0.
  • Spongy glass glitch has also been fixed. Which also disables the creation of anti-colour.
  • You can now glue point bubbles to objects, and when you collect them in play mode, the whole object/area/level won't collapse.
  • The 'save-a-level-while-Popit-is-on-a-sticker-causes-system-crash' bug is now fixed.

Changes:

  • Emitter prediction has been improved. This should help fast-moving projectiles (e.g. in MGS levels).
  • The player proximity switch now has a ‘require all’ option in it.
  • Various in-game store improvements.
  • You can now move Sackboy's arms in mid-air and also in create mode.
  • Costumes are now saved in the order that they were created.
  • When leaving create mode, whether that be on your own accord or you accepted an invite, the dialogue box now gives you the option to cancel returning to the pod, as well as save or discard changes.
  • Sticker/decoration harvesting no longer works.
  • To make a level copyable or to lock it, you now need to use the right analogue stick. This is to stop people from accidentally making their levels copyable.
  • Instead of having the circle grow, the percentage of goodies collected was changed to a pie chart.
  • The global setting switch design has been modified.
  • The searchlight has more tweakable options.
  • 'Backwards' option added to the winches connector.
  • Modifiers for connectors/switches e.t.c. now increase faster when using the D-pad (by 1.0 increments instead of the previous 0.5).
  • You can once again place stickers on score/prize bubbles.
  • You can no longer change the thickness of race gates.
  • 'Send to my friend' option added to level keys.
  • Max emitted option on emitters can now go into the thousands.
  • When selecting an area of the screen, it will auto-zoom out.

Updates:

  • A new music player which lets players choose their own music from the XMB™ to play during create mode and in their Pod.
  • Improved decoration mode makes it easier to customise your Sackboy.
  • Option to delete all (un-hearted) community objects and photos.
  • Option to select whether to automatically collect community prizes and photos or not.
  • A number of improvements have been made to make profiles more robust and to recover from certain errors.
  • Support for Japanese and Korean IME for text chat.
  • Emitter prediction has been improved (this should help fast-moving projectiles e.g. in MGS levels).
  • The player proximity switch now has a ‘require all’ option in it.
  • An option has been added to cycle between various level information when viewing community levels on the earth.
  • Various LittleBigStore improvements.

1.11 Gouda

Release date: 31/03/2009

Fixes:

  • Security updates.
  • Level loading/corruption fixes.

Changes:

  • Faster search functionality added.

Updates:

  • Some preparation coding for version 1.12 - Cornish Yarg

1.10 Jarlsberg

Release date: 05/03/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

1.09 Edam

Release date: 09/02/2009

Fixes:

  • “Failed to save profile” message will now display when a user’s profile is full
  • Object capture bug where connectors would be deleted when an object is captured is resolved
  • “Failed to load profile” issue will no longer cause players to exit to the XMB™
  • Text will now show correctly in the text chat window
  • Slow rewinding due to moderation check is resolved
  • Save file corruption causing the game to crash when placing any object in an emitter has been resolved

1.08 Cheddar

Release date: 25/01/2009

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

Changes:

  • Rearranged some content on the in-game store.

1.07 Roqueforte

Release date: 19/12/2008

Fixes:

  • General fixes, polishing and improvements.
  • Fixed “Wheel of death” bug where Sackboy could get stuck endlessly respawning out of a checkpoint.
  • Fixed stretch Sackboy arms.
  • General server improvements and optimisation.
  • Fixed lights so they don’t forget their colour.
  • If anything I can say this cab is rare.
  • Improved Online multiplayer level selection.
  • And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later’
  • I looked at my kingdom,
  • was finally there,
  • To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air…
  • Fixed material properties glitch.

Changes:

  • Better support for third party controllers.
  • Improved the corner (vertex) editing tool.
  • Improvements to how Popit deals with complex shapes.
  • Improved Sackboy animation and made it harder to slap accidentally while acting.
  • Proximity sensors now have an option to be triggered when all the current players are in the proximity.
  • Text Bubbles are now the colour of your “Profile Colour”

Updates:

  • New Search Modes: More ways to find interesting levels like Most Hearted, Highest Rated and Busiest!
  • In-game Store: Browse, buy and play downloadable content without needing to go to the PlayStation®Store.
  • Save As: Save your level to a different slot on the moon while mid-edit.
  • Keyboard text chat: Plug a standard USB keyboard into your PS3™ and just start typing. Or, press Tab on your keyboard to go straight to the standard PS3™ text entry screen.
  • Image export: save the photos you take in game to your hard drive.

1.06 Emmental

Release date: 18/12/2008

This update brings in some much requested changes to LBP’s moderation system. While the rules of what is and is not acceptable content for people to share have not changed, we have listened to your feedback and have made the following changes.

Changes:

  • Moderated levels will now receive more detailed information once action has been taken.
  • The notification message will remain in place on screen, removing the chance that affected users miss the message.
  • A moderated level can now be accessed for editing by the creator, whether online or offline.
  • Additional information is now displayed on the 'Good Grief' screen advising users on how the grief reporting functions, and warns against making spurious reports.

1.05 Halloumi

Release date: 04/12/2008

A data update containing future downloadable add-on content.

Fixes:

  • Minor stability fixes.

Changes:

  • Added the ability to rate levels using a star rating system.

1.04

Release date: 20/11/2008

Fixes:

  • Glued objects can now be un-glued from the ground.
  • Minor stability fixes.

Changes:

  • Using undo in creator mode now requires a network call.

1.03

Release date: 29/10/2008

Fixes:

  • Fixes to the online play.
  • Limits the load that each individual game puts on the servers.

1.02

Release date: 23/10/2008

Fixes:

  • Minor stability fixes.

Changes:

  • Removed the lyrics from Tourmani Diabaté's song 'Tapha Niang'. The song is now just an instrumental version.
  • Changed Jet Pack removal controls

1.01

Release date: 23/10/2008