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[Expermient] Played a game with no extra space needed for GAME DATA install
[Expermient] Played a game with no extra space needed for GAME DATA install –
Game used: Split Second EUR
thanks to MasterNewMan for fix for the game, it can be found here
http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/spl...-55-cfw-77687/ (Split Second Velocity NOW WORKING on 3.41 & 3.55 CFW)
Well this experiment is based on Multiman's feature "Shadow copy", that does an imaginary copy without spending extra HDD space, it just points where the real files are.
What i did was:
-Install the GAME DATA normally
-Go to Multiman's File manager, go to /devhdd00/game/BLUS30300 where the GAME DATA installs.
-This game just copy over some files from the "BD" to this folder, so u might guess where this is going.
-Move the folder USRDIR somwhere else to back it up for now.
-Make a "Shadow copy" of the folder USRDIR from the game in your HDD
-Copy the files from "/Deferred/Enviroments/Levels..."(in the shadow copy), theres some files that needs to be in the USRDIR root, basically we are making both folders the same, theres a couple of other files not in the original USRDIR folder so delete them.
-Now the only NEW file the original has its a CHECKLIST so copy it from the original USRDIR u had backup (normal copy)
-Now both folders should look the same.
-I loaded a random game (just in case), and load Split Second from the XMB icon that the FIX installs.
And ta-da, it works, with this u can save around 3.7gb from a game that only uses 6.23g, even better after quitting the game, or even restarting the console it still works.
What do u think of this? now not everygame might do the game data install like thise, but for those who do, u can save valuable space on your HDD (yes im poiting at you 5gb data install games, and you "i have 2 copies of the game" Top Spin 3).
Gonna try on other games to see if it works.
Sounds great! Although HDD Space is cheap these days, why should we waste it?!
I smell a new feature in multiMAN that automates this process
Possible but it would have to be "per-game" basis as games may just copy exact files/folders but some would extract certain files from an existing archive. This may pose a problem if trying to make a shadow copy of a certain file that is inside an archive (unless of course extracted). I'm sure someone will get around to making this process painless and easy though
Originally Posted by mugel0190
the process is very specific to each game so i doubt they can add it as a feature, so far i have tested:
-red dead redemption
-little big planet (it decompress or unencrypt the files so wont work here).
Some games even have a folder specific to data install so its easy as pie to do this, im enjoying extra 15gb on my 160gb ps3, wich is a godsend.
Does this work with original discs too? (when not using a backup manager)
That would be grat for my 40GB PS3! But i still dont get the whole ShadowCopy thing.. where does MultiMan save the Mirror?
Could u please make a more detailed Tutorial? Maybe for Dirt2 (if possible for this game)?
That would be great!
What I do is just install the Game Data, then delete the now useless files from the backup.
Did this with Mass Effect. Went from about 12GB, to less than 5. Not counting the GData.
Should work the same for most, if not all, GData installs.
Combine that with deleting any unwanted languages, or videos. (LBP2 Tutorials. Over 4GB There O.o)
Tried this with RE5 Gold ended up with instal data corrupt so i give up but if you say that it works then gonna try it agian.
yeah, its bassically the same, but u might want to keep those files on the game if u need to reinstall the gamedata, and some games have some folder specific for data install that are just that, install files, so u may delete them, but in the case it copies single files i dont know if its ever gonna need those in the game.
Originally Posted by Wasabi IceCream
i tried with lost planet 2 and got same results as you, seems u cant mess with capcom lol, bassically it installs the same files from the game but with different size(a bit more).
Originally Posted by foxsevent
this only works if the games are on ps3 internal hdd right?