How to connect: Episode III

If you have already connected with Episode I & II previously, you do not need to follow this guide unless you need the connect codes for connecting online, as your previous settings and serials will work, providing you're using the same game region and memory card.

Download the latest beta version of Dolphin if not already installed.

Note: If you get a black screen when trying to boot the game for the first time, make sure you are choosing no when asked to set the date/time.

Note 2: You must disable any Action Replay codes when accessing the network options screen, but can be enabled after finished with network set up.

A video guide of the below steps can be found here.

  1. In Dolphin, go to Options -> Configuration -> Gamecube
  2. Set Slot B to a Memory Card (skip if Slot A is already a Memory Card)
  3. Set SP1 to Dolphin Adapter (HLE)
  4. Set the DNS server to 217.160.146.96 by clicking the ...
  5. (If never connected online before) In-game, go to Options -> Network Option -> Provider Option -> Choose your memory card and then step through the prompts until you can select "Return to game".
  6. Access Online Game.
  7. (If you do not have a SNAK already) Enter a serial number, access key, and password. Put random values for each.

These must be random, as if you end up using the same serial number as another player, you will not be able to connect, so do NOT put 1111-1111-11 or any other pattern.

You should now be online with the option to go to lobby. Congratulations!

If you are still unable to connect online and getting an instant error 102, you will need an action replay code. Please see the codes at the bottom of this page.

Using a keyboard

To use a keyboard for typing in-game, follow the below instructions.

  1. In Dolphin, go to Options -> Controller Settings
  2. Change Port 3 to Keyboard Controller.
  3. Click Configure, then Default at the top of the window to bind all the keys.

You should now be able to type in game with your keyboard. Note that the ASCII keyboard controller has a different layout to a classic QWERTY keyboard, so many keys will not be in the same place. 1-0 and A-Z are, however.

You'll need to set up general online connectivity yourself, this is beyond the scope of this guide.

1. Go to the network set up in game, and step through until it asks for DNS.
2. In the primary DNS field, put 217.160.146.96, tick manual and go to the end.
3. Access Online Game, enter a serial number, access key, and password. Put random values for each.

You should now be online with the option to go to lobby. Congratulations!

If you are still unable to connect online and getting an instant error 102, you will need an action replay code. Please see the codes at the bottom of this page.

If you have Nintendont already installed, you will need to reinstall it with the link below, as the official Nintendont has issues with Episode 3.

1. Download this version of Nintendont and install it.
2. Go to the network set up in game, and step through until it asks for DNS.
3. In the primary DNS field, put 217.160.146.96, tick manual and go to the end.
4. Access Online Game, enter a serial number, access key, and password. Put random values for each.

You should now be online with the option to go to lobby. Congratulations!

If you are still unable to connect online and getting an instant error 102, you will need an action replay code. Please see the codes at the bottom of this page.

If you're getting an instant Error 102 when trying to connect online despite following the instructions above, this means that your internet connection does not allow DNS redirection, and it will be necessary to change the address that PSO connects to. This is easily done with AR Codes. Enter them as normal for your chosen platform.

If on GameCube/Wii, make sure to set DNS server to automatic in the network settings.

If using Dolphin, set the DNS server as 8.8.8.8 in the Broadband Adapter (HLE) settings.

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