Is it possible to install VPK files without needing double the space?

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  1. mario-lucis-caelum
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    Like what maidump does.
     
  2. cvskid

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    I figured you could just unpackage the .vpk files and install them using maidump that way.
     
  3. YugiSenpai

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    Yes there is:
    1. make a copy of that vpk and rename it to mini.
    2. open the mini vpk and delete the big files(usually +100 mb).
    3. copy the mini vpk to the ps vita and install it.
    4. next you copy the big files that you deleted from the normal vpk to the game folder in ux0:app/
    5. launch the game.
     
  4. Emgee323

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    for me the best way would be to use vita organizer it definitely does what you want
     
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    Is there another non complicated way? Like just downloading an app and install vpk files through said app
     
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    -Extract the VPK on your PC (its just a zip file, associate it with winrar, 7-zip etc)
    -Copy the folder with all the files to UX0: on the vita
    -Browse to it in vitashell, press triangle and choose More | Install Folder.

    I think theflow introduced this method (which just moves the contents of the folder rather extracting them from a vpk archive) about vitashell 1.5 or so. No need to use maidump or other tools.
     
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    There could be, if someone made an app like that. Try the method @Count Duckula posted.
     
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    Wow this worked! Thanks man!
     
  9. YugiSenpai

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    I just noticed your name is mario lucis caelum lol
    Notice anything from my profile picture?
     
  10. mario-lucis-caelum
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    Yeah that's Noctis. Unfortunately I didn't get to finish XV cause *you'll get offended by this*.

    Currently playing Persona 5 though and it's amazing.
     
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    Wasn't there a pc utility that handled installing vpk to the system, especially game dumps?
     
  12. XC-3730C

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    Now that would be a much more efficient way to install VPK....
     
  13. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I thought qcma did something related to this.
     
  14. Count Duckula

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    Yes, vita organiser, as Emgee323 mentioned in his post earlier in this thread :)
    I just prefer to copy the files over and use vitashell to install.

    EDIT
    Link: https://github.com/vitaorganizer/vitaorganizer/releases
     
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    check out this little tutorial
     
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    Can VPK's or Game folders be installed via USB?
     
  19. Count Duckula

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    Finally? It does the same thing as vitaorganiser that's been around for ages and Emgee323 mentioned in this thread days ago :P

    Is GBAtemp super super slow for anyone else ATM? Its barely loading for me from work or home.
     
  20. godreborn

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    u could try extracting the vpk, placing the title id folder in the app folder on ux0, then rebuilding the database or refreshing the livearea within vita shell. I'm not sure what else is involved, but u could try that.