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How To Download Games To Ps3 Hard Drive


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How To Download Games To Ps3 Hard Drives

Aug 19, 2008

Download Ps3 Games To Hard Drive

Kinda late for the party, got a PS3 today.
Fat model, 80 GB, CECHL04, Rogero 4.50
So after reading tons of guides online, I was under impression I can run games directly from external hard drive, without transfering them to internal. My friend said he does the same.
I currently only have 16 GB USB. I formatted it to FAT32, made a 'GAMEZ' folder and put my Tales of Graces f game in it. The folder is called BLUS something. Opened multiman, clicked on tales of graces f, it brought me back to XMB and I ran the game from there. But then it said I still need space on my hard drive to run it.
What gives? I'm running it from the external hard drive, not internal and there's obviously plenty of space inside. Tales of Graces f is 6.75 GB.
So what am I missing here? Do I have to use that PS3 splitter thingy? I managed to transfer the files without it.
Really at loss here.
EDIT: Tho to be honest with you guys, I'm not even sure how I would transfer the files from external to internal anyway. I managed to install Child of Light but it was .pkg file and was relatively easy.
How To Download Games To Ps3 Hard Drive


The PS3 has a built-in software backup utility that can copy the PS3's hard-drive contents to an external storage device, such as a USB thumb drive or a memory stick. For PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs Q&A question titled 'Is it possible to download PS3 games onto the hard drive and play them w/o using the discs?'