Tutorial on transfering games to and from the /GAMEZ folder.

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    Hi guys I was wondering If anyone could create a tutorial on how to send games via ftp on Win XP to the /GAMEZ folder internally in the ps3 and also how to move games internally from the ps3 to an external HDD.

    I have seen on this forum and other ps3 based forums people are doing this but I just cant find out how to do it.

    Thanks in advance guys it would also be a great sticky thread to if someone makes a good one.
     
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    FTP:

    Install the FTP server for PS3. Run it, start the server, and then get the IP address it says on the screen.

    Go on your computer install Filezilla and for the server put in the ip address you got earlier, for username put "FTPD12345" and for the password put in anything you like. Also in the options for filezilla set it to only transfer 1 file at a time. Then just drag and drop the game from your computer into the GAMEZ folder.

    Internal to External:

    Just get the awesome file manager and copy over the files you want. The external HDD must be formatted to FAT32. Any file about 4 GB will be split into multiple parts that are less than 4 GB. They will only be re-merged when you copy them back over to the PS3.
     
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    Thanks Delta you are a legend and lifesaver will try a.s.a.p.
     
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    What is your host name supposed to be? Its ok I just watched a yt vid and realised the host is the local ip.
     
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    Hi guys,
    I have a game on an external HDD in the Gamez folder, in backup manager how do I go about launching this as it does not seem to see it on the external drive?

    Cheers,
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    Transfer it to your internal hard drive using Comergies Awesome Filemanager.
     
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    I would like to be able to play it from the external though mate, can you let me know what the steps to do this are?

    Cheers,
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    It would help if you told us what game.
     
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    If I recall correctly inFamous is one of those problem games that requires the original disc to be in the PS3 while you play the backup.
     
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    Apologies, the game is inFamous.
     
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    If the game has one single file larger than 4gb it will not work from your Ext HDD as it is FAT 32 format (not the whole game just one file in the backup).

    Maybe when you sent it to your Ext HDD it did not transfer the 4gb file, if it has one im not sure about Infamous I havent got it yet.

    Also is your Ext HDD formatted as FAT 32 if not it wont show up anything.

    The ps3 wont recognize NTFS formatted External HDD's.

    Win XP wont format your Ext HDD to FAT 32 either you can download a few free applications to do this just google it.

    Other than that mate I am not sure, maybe you have a bad backup like corrupted or bad download etc.

    Hope that helps let me know how it all goes.
     
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    Ok Im now running Infamous of the Ext HDD your back up is corrupted or ur Ext HDD is NTFS.
     
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    Cheers mate! Got it copied to internal HDD and plays fine, only thing is the bugger is in French!!! How do I change the language? You encountered this issue??

    M
     

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