So my internal drive got corrupted and I had to reformat losing my dear old GT5 save game. Actually, the save game got corrupted itself some months ago when the 1.10 update came out and I accidentally updated and then had to delete all my game data. From there to avoid an 'insufficient space' message, I could only play the game up to update 1.06. I had 43 golds in the licences and all the rest silver plus had completed every race and challenge up to the Nurburgring 4hr.
There was no way I was going to do all that again. So, I thought I'd try one of the saves in this old thread.
Firstly I tried the save posted a page or two back that stipulates you're required to be on 1.09. All that got me was the Vettel X2010, a cart, 20,000,000 credits and six bobs. Nothing else.
Then I tried the one on the first page. This didn't give me all the cars (probably around 350 - and many were duplicates), but it got me all races completed and won up until the second enduro and (most importantly), all golds in the licence tests.
The level it puts you on is 28 A-spec and 36 B-spec which is OK, I don't mind going back up to my old levels again from there.
@remus1997, there are already instructions all through this thread but here's my take anyway.
You can't install the data from the xmb. You have to use a file manager (I used the one built into MM), or FTP.
It's rather simple.
Delete all your GT5 game data from the game data utility in the xmb so you've got no updates.
Start the game and play for a little while then shut the game down.
Now put the two files you downloaded from the front page on a USB stick and insert into the PS3
Start up MM and boot the file manager.
In the left screen navigate to the root directory of the usb stick. You should see the two files there.
In the right screen navigate to the save game directory. It should be something like hhd0\home\000001\BCXXXXXXX\ (where 000001 is your id number and BCXXXXX us the game ID).
I deleted the GT5.0 file and the Param.pfd in the right pane first and then copied these files from the left to the right pane of the file manager. (In the one with MM you press O and you get a drop menu - just select Copy or Delete as needed).
I then rebooted the game and it was all there! I just played a little saved and exited. Then I updated all the way up to 1.09 and rebooted.
It plays great.
I actually prefer this because as I said, it doesn't have all the cars so I have motivation to keep playing and acquiring more without having to worry about having to re-do all the frustrating and/or boring parts.
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