Overcoming noob errors when installing HAWX 2 to HDD
I tried to install HAWX 2 yesterday, and had multiple problems. That's probably because I am pretty much a noob to "console hacking", and this is the first game that I ever tried installing to my PS3 HDD, but I had to look around quite a bit to find the solutions to my problems, so I thought I might help someone by posting everything I learned here, in one spot. I already replied to a thread on these forums with this same information, but I then noticed that thread was in the "PS3/Game modding" section, and this doesn't really have anything to do with modding.
I have a 60gb fatty with the Kmeaw 3.55 CFW and MultiMAN 1.15.03.
I used FTP (FlashFXP 3.0) to send the whole game over.
The first error I got was "553 Invalid path" from FlashFXP. It turned out to be an issue with the paths (on the PS3 side) for a number of files being too long. I had many (211, I think) files give errors and not transfer the first go-around. I had to temporarily shorten up the path on the PS3 by renaming folders to shorter names.
Example: I initially copied the whole game (which consisted of the folders "PS3_GAME" and "PS3_UPDATE" and the file PS3_DISC.SFB) to a folder I had created, with the path "/dev_hdd0/GAMES/_BLUS30488-[HAWX2]". All the files that had errored had come from deep within the "PS3_GAME" folder, so I shortened the path for it from the above to "/dev_hdd0/G/H/P". I then tracked down all the files that errored and transferred them again, and they then transferred without error!
After changing the folder names back to normal, I tried to run the game and got my second error: "You cannot launch split games!". After some research, I tried renaming the folder I created for the game from "_BLUS30488-[HAWX2]" to "BLUS30488-[HAWX2]" (I removed the underscore from the beginning of the folder name) and it stopped giving me this error.
I tried running the game again, and got my third error: "No Pack" was all it said. Some more research told me to delete the "PS3_UPDATE" folder from the HDD, and after doing that, the game finally worked! :dance:
I hope this helps someone somehow.