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[HOW TO] Transfer Backups from ps3 to PC + Offline FTP'ing + Backup fixes
[HOW TO] Transfer Backups from ps3 to PC + Offline FTP'ing + Backup fixes –
**Mods/Admins I have not seen anything relating to this method so I figured I would share with others my findings through my own testing. If this is deemed posted in wrong thread please move etc.**
Let me say that I will NOT answer PM's, posts etc about where to get games or anything piracy related. I tested all of this with my collection of owned games through me and my family's collection.
In this thread I will discuss:
1. Stealth Method of FTP'ing to your machine. Note that the method I have found DOES NOT require the internet so no fear of "others" seeing your actions.
2. how to transfer files VIA a cable for faster transfers.
3. Copying then Deleting the game from your ps3 once the transfer from ps3 to pc is complete. Also, adding the game back to your ps3.
4. Returning your ps3/pc to regular network communication.
5. A (sort of) off topic method that has helped me run EVERY game I have backed up.
What Do You Gain From This?
-From here you can transfer games FROM the ps3 hdd to your pc/laptop for extra storage. This eliminates the problems with file sizes being to big and splitting etc. Also a wired transfer is the way
to go when moving big files. (I receive about 40 mb/s)
-For those not connected to the internet and want to remain that way can, while still using the benefits of FTP.
-Hopefully some knowledge and courage to do sh!t on your own and quit the trollin!
So let's jump right into things..
First, my Specs: OFW > KMEAW CFW
Running stealth ftp Blackbox 1.2, Multiman (newest with lv2 patch integrated) and my ps3 is a slim 250gb.
What you'll Need:
-a FTP based client for your pc and one installed and ready on your ps3. I suggest and use, WinSCP for pc and blackbox for ps3.
-Crossover cable is what I used for faster data transfer, I hear that an Ethernet cable can also be used but untested by me.
-CFW loaded/ready and knowledge. I will not answer posts requesting how to install or flash CFW etc. That is OFF topic from what I am doing.
1.)Stealth FTP'ing to your console.
step 1: (Download and install a ftp of your choice to both the ps3 and your pc if you haven't already done so, for time reasoning's I will not go into detail on how to do this!)
*attach a crossover cable(?)Ethernet cable from the back of the ps3 into your laptop/pc.
(For users who are already online with their ps3 but wish to try offline transferring) On the xmb of the ps3 go to SETTINGS>NETWORK SETTINGS>SETTINGS AND CONNECTION STATUS LIST. This will list your
current setup of internet configuration. WRITE down anything you may need if you had to configure your network manually in the past. (EX. IP) You will be thankful you did this when it comes time to
switch back to fully online again. IF you are a online ps3'er who just uses automatic settings, or a user who does NOT use the internet you can ignore the above and move to step 2.
Step 2: Navigate into SETTINGS>NETWORK SETTINGS>internet connection settings>custom>wired Connection>AutoDetect>Manual(under ip address setting) and enter the following: (You can use whatever you'd
like as long as it isn't a current ip in use etc.)
I have mine as follows: 126.96.36.199 for ip
default router. primary dns and secondary all 188.8.131.52
finish out the network setup and save it.
Now on your laptop/pc access your LAN card, right click it select properties, locate tcpipv4 and select properties. Manually enter the following: *Note if you used your own random ip on the ps3 be
sure to make this one identical up to the last digit.
example: My ps3 ip is 184.108.40.206 so on my pc I will make the ip 220.127.116.11 everything else, subnet dns etc should be IDENTICAL to your ps3's setting.
Save the setting and your pc will identify your ps3.
Step 3. Load blackbox or whatever ftp you have on your ps3 and notice that your ip displays as the one you just created. (18.104.22.168)
On the pc, load your ftp client. In WinSCP under host you enter your ps3 ip: 22.214.171.124 and port 21. Make sure file protocol tab is FTP not SFTP or SFP. connect. You have now connected to your ps3
via ftp and internet-free.
2.): Transfer a ripped game from ps3 to pc via wired -FTP
*This assumes you have basic knowledge and experience inside FTP.
For this example I will be using a rip of Bioshock (BLUS30166). After I ripped the game using multiman I installed the game data and played a few minutes. Created a save and exited back to XMB.
Space before rip and data install was 154gb free, after was 142. (About 11 gb total for the game itself.)
In WinSCP or any other ftp client, navigate into your GAMES folder of the hddo folder. (This is assuming you burn your games directly onto the ps3 harddrive!) Inside you will see your list of games
sanctioned by its gameID number. Bioshock was BLUS30166. Simply right click and copy the folder and on the left panel, your pc side, navigate to where you want to store your backups. Be sure to
create a folder (for organizational purposes) with the name of the game. Ex. BLUS30166 = Bioshock so I created a folder called 'BioShock' then another inside it which I named 'From hddo GAMES'.
Bioshock>From hddo GAMES> paste BLUS30166.
The copy process is MUCH faster than wireless and when the transfer is complete you can verify the file size is correct by right clicking and checking properties. Mine was a little over 11gbs.
[OPTIONAL] If you want you can also move the game data of your game by searching in the other folders for the game id. I left mine as I will often play it.
Now, close ftp and head over to the ps3. You can now delete the newly transferred game from your ps3 harddrive via multiman or whatever BM you use. This will remove the game itself, about 11gb of
space on Bioshock. My free space went from 142 to 14gbs.
3.)Copy Game Back to ps3 hdd:
To put the game back you go back into FTP and connect again to your ps3. Locate the game you originally copied over, in my case, bioshock, so i copied BLUS30166 from the folder i created, ' From
hddo Games' and pasted it back into the ps3, hddo/GAMES, with the rest of my rips. This process will take some time, about 9 minutes for me, but again is MUCH faster wired than wireless.
After transfer completes you can exit FTP and on your ps3 load up your BM and the game will be back in the list.
Now load the game and it will start. *NOTE* it will act as if it is installing game data again and hang here for a few minutes. (Remember when I said all i copied over to the pc was BLUS30166 from
hddo/GAMES?) It DOES NOT reinstall the game data as the amount of space after transferring BLUS30166 back to the ps3 remains at 142gbs.(The original 11gb install.) For example Bioshock (BLUS30166)
took about 28 minutes to install game data originally. When I copied the game back over and ran it again it sat on installing for about 5 minutes, if that. The save game I created loaded just fine
from the menu once I got to it.
The purpose of all of that? No worries about Fat32 size limitations and size limitations of your ps3 internal hdd!
4.)Returning your ps3/pc to regular network communication
If you have a laptop and run on your network wirelessly, then you can keep this configuration saved on your lan card. If you only have a desktop with one LAN card or just want it back to normal
then all you have to do is navigate back to your LaN card, and right click it, choose properties, select tcpipv4, select properties and set it to automatic or whatever your setting was earlier.
To return to a normal internet state on your ps3, simply navigate to SETTINGS>NETWORK SETTINGS>internet connection settings> and select Auto if you normally use auto or custom and enter the
information you had saved in the first step! Remember, I said you would be thankful for that!
5.)method that has helped me run EVERY game I have backed up:
Okay short and sweet here. I see alot of people complaining about black screens in games, especially in COD:BO so here is what I did to get it to work. Reminder: I am on KMEAW and running MultiMan
1.13.0 with lvl2 patch built in.
At first I got a black screen and freeze when trying to load Black Ops. (on both options, direct boot and xmb icon list.) This is what helped me.
1. Any BD in drive.
2. Tried COD BO but froze.
3. Loaded a different game from hdd that I knew worked. (Just Cause 2)
4. When game icon appeared went back into multiman and loaded BO
5. Selected NO, kicked me back to xmb and loaded via game icon. Game ran fine then.
So it seems that every time i run into a game not loading I use the above method and 9/10 it will load on the second try. NOTE that I am using a fresh backup from original disc.
I know this is extremely detailed and probably over-thought but I really wanted this to be as noob-friendly as it could get. I put a lot of time into this as I feel a contribution from every member
is a must since most people only want want want! Don't expect a ton of pointless posts/threads from me. It isn't about the quantity of posts, but the quality.
Hope this helped some people. Rep it, like it, thank it, hate it or whatever you have to do. Happy Gaming!!
Thank you, you're the man! Saved me a lot of time, cuz backing up via usb stick is sooo slow.
wired transfer working here
Thanks for this, I was transferring through wifi going at around 2-3mb/s, with a wired connection it's hitting around 12mb/s. Such a time saver.
Only 12mb via wired? Are you using a crossover cable or a regular cat5/ethernet. Amazon has crossover cables for literally a buck. I get 40-60 mb/s a second. Your welcome by the way. I'm surprised more people haven't commented this thread. Guess I need to say something like RELEASE
Originally Posted by Eoz
hi im trying this and everything works fine untill i get to the connection part.... winscp keeps saying
Could not retrieve directory listing
Error listing directory '/'.
what do i do??
There are no comments because everyone knows about "your" method. =))
Originally Posted by Ice*Cream*Man
I really like your tutorial...people probably don't post anything because it works great for them and they are excited to do these things and forget to leave a thank you message. I have a question though. I have a CAT 5e Patch Cable 6 Ft. CAT5e 6 Foot 24AWG R7J304 and I get 8,225 Kib/s. Is there a faster cable ? Is it what you referred to as a crossover cable? What is the difference between them? Is one end for sending data and the other end for receiving data? And a link to a cheap one on amazon would make things easier for me as a newbie to ethernet. Thank you again for the great tutorial.
Originally Posted by ShadyGhost
A crossover cable just makes the Ethernet signal work Point - Point (PC - PS3) otherwise you would need to connect a HUB / Switch in between PC and PS3.
Whenever you connect a Ethernet cable you should have the Link light lid up on the interface. Check at your PC, if there are a little light where the cable goes in there is no need for a crossover cable.
PS3 Ethernet interface speed is 1gbit which is to be considered fast
Many new PC computers are also using the 1Gbit standard. Such as Dell Studio XPS which is the one I currently use.
So you will need an Gbit switch to make use of that speed if you are going to use an Switch in between.
Regarding the the standards CAT 5e and 6 both are designed for Gbit speeds and you will not notice a difference between those in this scenario.
Hii! Please help me out. I wanna transfer a 6 GB file to the PS3 from the computer, and I can download an FTP manager for the computer, but can't get one for the playstation because it's not hacked. Doing this over WiFi will take me around 2 and a half hours, and it's too slow, and I've been interrupted around 3 times now. I don't mind the 2.5 hours to be honest, but the problem is that there's a severe electricity problem here, and the light goes out frequently. Every time it does, the transfer has to start all over again.
Please tell me how to transfer the file onto the playstation from the pc through an ethernet [that's what I've got] wire. Pleeeeaaaaseee someone help!
Oh and the file is a game. It's God of War, the first one. I downloaded it through the PSN Download Manager and right now it's going back into the playstation through WiFi, which is, as you know, very slow. So I don't have any clue on how to take the game to the PS3 and install it there.