It would be nice to be able to rip only what is needed to maintain full functionality of a game and then put it in a zip file. Could make the footprint of the game quite a bit smaller! Several more games could be added to the internal drive.
I do understand the point that DazTip makes about looking for the param, eboot, etc., etc....... files.
BUT........ (and this is just a thought thrown out on a Friday evening (ie, weekend drinking has already begun )) I can also see how it is NOT necessarily the "PS3" that is reading the files. It is the Software that is on the PS3 that actually reads the files. As Brunoso stated, MM could be written to pull the info out of a zip file in the same way that emulators pull the needed info out of zip files (albeit on a much smaller scale )
I do not know how much work it would take to do this, but I could see it happening.
I full appreciate what Dean has been doing and hope that this might be added in the future.
I would much rather go to my grave not needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it.