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15 Jul 2010

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copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

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Hi,

 

I have purchased a classic PS1 game (to play on PS3) from the Playstation network and downloaded it to my PC as I do not have a ADSL line at home. I would like to install this game from my PC to the PS3 however it doesn't even see the files when I insert the USB memory stick. THe USB is working as I did a system update using this method.

 

Can someone please provide the procedure to get this working?

 

Kind regards,

 

J

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Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

as far as I'm aware, the PC version of the PSN store can only download via PC to PSPs, not PS3s...

but I could be wrong!

* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

Correct Mr Deggs - the mem stick/ cvard needs 2 be formatted 2 FAT32 which is what the PS3 works on and when its in ur PC it will run to Windows/Dos which causes an un reconcilable conflict betweeen the 2 - the PSP can deal with this the PS3 cant - go figure but ( and im NOT a PSP techy @ all so am ready 2b corrected by better informed) I think the PSP works 2 a diff file format which is why

 

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Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

I think you're on the right lines there Cruton - although a PC will happily read a FAT32 formatted stick / drive :smileyhappy:

Think the problem is purely that the PSP expects to copy / install games from a mem stick, whereas the PS3 simply doesn't / can't / isn't configured to do it that way.

* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

Yh for sure Deggs - ive always laughed at the update options for FW as lets face it the 'via storage media' option has a 1 in 126,382,722 chance of actually working haha :smileytongue:

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?:Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

Thanks all for the info, In other words: there is no way for me to download a PS3 game from PSN to a USB (via PC) and then install it onto my PS3.

 

Kinda sucks. thanks again.

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WELLLLLL - not technically Impossible, just technically Improbable rofl

 

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Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

hey there, i was just wandering if i got a new ps3 can copy my downloaded content to it or not.
if not then can recover it somehow?
thanks in advance
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Re: copy downloaded games from PC to PS3

 


fig-J_A_M12 wrote:
hey there, i was just wandering if i got a new ps3 can copy my downloaded content to it or not.
if not then can recover it somehow?
thanks in advance

 

Yes, it depends on exactly what you want to do.

 

 

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fig-J_A_M12 escribió:
hey there, i was just wandering if i got a new ps3 can copy my downloaded content to it or not.
if not then can recover it somehow?
thanks in advance

Which downloaded content? As discussed above, nothing from PSN can be transferred from PC (you will need to redownload on PS3)

 

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