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Question about Game Data Install
Question about Game Data Install –
Do games decompress files and install it on the HDD, or they simply copy part of the game? Im asking because we could use the "shadow copy" method, or some "pointers" so we dont end up (in the case of games like top spin 3) with 2 copies of the game on the HDD.
There's actually a version of Open Manager 2.1 that supports the install of game data to the external HDD. Not sure if they ever signed it for 3.55 CFW though.
well im internal user, that wouldnt be a solution for me xD
Game data could be one of 2 things. Sometimes it's a package that's installed to the internal HDD and it is individual files needed for faster loading times. Other times it is just doing a direct copy of files that exist on the BD to the internal. So, I guess it really depends on which is happening with the game you're loading.
I've asked this same question multiple times on Dean's thread, too many people on there to get a solid answer. This would help with saving serious space, esp. with games like MGS4 that want to do 4GB installs. Could we not install the game whether internal or external and then shadow copy the specified game data to the GAME directory....or wherever it gets installed, thus reducing the unnecessary redundancy?
anyone have an answer to this?
I'm guessing games with optional installs copy files from the disc, and mandatory install games are a lot more complicated