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MGS4 full install. –
A neat trick I found. This will stop the game from installing whenever you change acts.
1.) Run MGS4 and let it do the first install.
2.) Find your MGS4 install folder (e.g. dev_hdd0/game/BLES00246/USRDIR)
3.) Delete stage01.dat
4.) Copy all the stageXX.dat files from the mgs folder in the game disc (dev_bdvd/PS3_GAME/USRDIR/mgs/stageXX.dat) into the install folder
If you know how to create shadow copies with multiman and you have the full game on your HDD you can create shadow copies of the stageXX.dat files and the dbm folder to shave a big chunk of space off the install.
Not bad at all, if im not wrong its 'Select+R3' for shadow copies , right ?
just r3, pretty damn nifty, i am gonna do this
already did, u can do this for the entire instalation, less for 2-3 files that get decompressed isntead of copy over, but if u look at them u will notice it.
how do you shadow copy the stagexx.dat, seem to be having issues
You can't, you can only shadow copy entire folders, seconds you can move delete some files from HDD to instal folder but not all since the game usess compresions so the files aren't the same inside the instal data folder, tried it ended up with data corrupt.
I did it with shadow copy a week ago and it's working great, no problems.
It's interesting that the files after install are decompressed, but it works with compressed files aswell.
After I saw the difference in file sizes I assumed that it's not that easy to do, but it suprisingly is.
Then do you mind positng a small TUT couse presing R3 on files opens hex viewer and i tried to shadow copy folders and the rename them to proper ones and ended up with data corrupt.
THX i CYA
just make the first instalation, then delete the compressed files on the game(back them up on your pc just in case), and replace everything with shadow copy files, same for the rest of the stages.