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Post By qwillis
Post By Shady Guy Jose
Install within install
Install within install –
If I'm playing a PS3 game from the HDD, what exactly is the PS3 doing when I install the game again "in the game" since it's already on the HDD?
Do you mean installing the content on the PS3 before you can play from the in-game menu? Content is not the game just game files that the ps3 caches for speed reasons on the HDD so u don't get graphics glitching and lag trying to read too much off of the disc at once. Hope this helps
Originally Posted by Cliinf
Let's say I have a copy of Tekken 6, I copy that game onto my HDD using Multiman.
Originally Posted by doctorwho05
I run the game, then I go to the options menu and click, "install to HDD", then the game installs the game to the HDD. But I'm wondering, what is it doing if I'm running the game from the HDD already? But I think you understood the question, thanks.
This happens because these games are set up to install some/all of their disk content onto the hard drive, so if you installed that content, it would read from that location on the hard drive where it was installed instead of from your normal GAMES folder. Unless its a mandatory install I always skip them for this reason, its pointless to have some/all of the data in two places on the hard drive in our setups.
Basically, the PS3 has no idea that you're running the game from your HDD (it thinks it's reading a BD). Because of that, mandatory installs still apply, even though they bring no benefit, as the data is already on the HDD, and now takes up twice as much space. Optional installs can and should be avoided for that reason.
Originally Posted by qwillis
Originally Posted by Shady Guy Jose