IS there a way
To stop the games from installing game data to the internal drive if i already have them there in the first place?
I ask this because the game data is supossed to shorten the loading times from disks but i really can't get it, if my games are already on the hard drive and they aren't running from a disk why do they need to install on the hard drive.
I'm sure someone has found a way to solve this...
There is no way. The reason for this is the game doesn't know you have it stored on the internal HDD. It's just the way they were made.
It is because the game doesn`t expect to be running from an internal hard drive straight away. It expects to be on a blu-ray disc. So it installs from the blu-ray disc.
Originally Posted by merñonga
Thats why to run backups, we need to emulate the correct disc in the drive...
I wish there was a way, i have game data for GTA IV, X-Men Origins, NFS Shift and a few more….but, the games themselves were made that way…it would probably require some hacking on the game itself to prevent this, but that would probably require editing the code or a something to prevent it from looking in the hdd_dev0/game/ directory
I really feel bad for those people on the 20GB & 40GB PS3 that haven't updated their hard drive…..alot of games over 20GB and a few in the 40GB range (and since you don't really have 20GB or 40GB free…then you'er screwed unless you buy another hard drive)….Game saves, DLC, PSN content and even Hulu & NetFlix take space on the drive…..
I remember when the PS3 first came out with the 80GB models…thinking that 80GB in a game console was ALOT…of course, this was way before the jailbreak was in the picture….now people are putting 750GB+ in their PS3 and using 1TB external drives!
Hmm, alright :/
I think someone should figure a way, because "infamous" is like 7 gb and then it needs another 8 gb to be installed.
I guess i'm going to have to delete it.
But here's my idea, someone should make a spoof, to make the Ps3 believe that the data is already installed, i mean if they could make a spoof for making the ps3 believe that it had another firmware version, i'm sure that this is posible.
Except its not possible... because "installing to hard drive" doesn't mean just moving files to the hard drive, it also includes extracting compressed files as well. Games then use the extracted file's locations as, in many cases, direct pointers in code. Even if you made the PS3 somehow magically "aware" the contents of the Blu Ray are already on the drive, it would still require "installation".
Originally Posted by merñonga
When you take a game you own for PC - then copy it to your harddrive - you can't just RUN the game - it needs to be installed. This same logic applies to many of the PS3 games. If you want to devote your time to this "don't have to install game" project - you would have to repackage and recreate each individual game - there is no firmware solution that can do this. One does not exist, and won't ever exist. It is, simply put, unfeasible.