Installing to memory stick

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  1. Anne Noise
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    Does it matter for any games if you install to a memory stick, even if you're running an ISO off of said memory stick? Just had to ask.
     
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    No, it doesn't. In a lot of games with an install option you can't even do so when running already from a memory stick.
     
  3. Rydian

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    It's debatable because there's two cases.

    1 - The game is just doing that because the UMD is slow.
    No help at all.

    2 - The game has compressed data and stores it on the stick uncompressed.
    This can be a help, but it's not confirmed which games do it (Peace Walker is a maybe) and nobody's really tested that I've seen.
     
  4. Anne Noise
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    The second one was what I was thinking for sure, since noticing that most games don't just have an "install" option, it's an install, then you turn the option on or off. I thought maybe certain games did and didn't? Good to see my suspicions confirmed. (Anyone know if a Monster Hunter 3rd install helps? Heh.)
     
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    Generally the first it's optional, and the second is when it's mandatory (like peace walker).
     
  6. Anne Noise
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    Good times. Thanks.
     
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    Peace walker gives you extra sound effects only if you install to memory stick. In most games it won't matter.
     
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    Peace Walker isn't mandatory, it just adds to the Codec conversations.
     
  9. Rydian

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    I thought there were two?

    First optional, the second is the mandatory one that adds codec conversations.