Question about backup loading

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by gonzab, Jan 20, 2012.

Jan 20, 2012

Question about backup loading by gonzab at 2:40 PM (662 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. gonzab
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    I've read he guide about softmodding the PS3 and a couple more others in other sites and I think it's pretty straightforward, but I still have questions about things I didn't quite understand:

    From my understanding +4GB games have to be transfered from the external hard drive to the PS3's internal hard drive is that correct?

    How easily will I be able to uninstall everything in case I want to have a "clean" console again?

    What are the risks of this? Meaning, will my PSN account be blocked only if I log on to it while using the custom firmware and will I be able to safely log on to it after I've uninstalled the custom firmware?

    Thanks a lot in advance and sorry if these are questions present in most faqs but I wasn't able to understand these details from the guides I've read.
     
  2. jing90

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    they can also be transferred via FTP server. I read somewhere that they can be played on the external but I'm not sure if it was true or how it works

    just delete the games from the internal hdd and install an official firmware

    you can't log in on psn while on cfw, so it shouldn't be a problem
     
  3. Maverick Lunar X

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    negative, the 4gb limit is not a limitation of the ps3, its a limitation of the FAT32 file format. the ps3 will only read this format for external (NTFS can be read, but only to move the game to internal.)

    there are plenty of tools out there to split the .psarc files that are larger than 4gb so they can be used on an external FAT32 drive, and if you move them to the internal drive MultiMan can recombine the files.
     
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    But is there a tool that allows me to play the +4GB games directly from the external hard drive and that doesn't need the games to be transfered to the internal hard drive of the PS3?
     
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    No.
     
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    you can play games that are over 4gb from external but you can't play them if they have one file that is 4gb
     
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    Use PS3splitter to transfer the game to your external via PC. I use this tool to transfer all my ps3 games to external. Works good just google for it :)
     
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    Thanks a lot guys I'm enlightened now. Will try it out one of these days.

    Thanks again!
     

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