I can see that a lot of people are unable to get their backups working, the way it's set out. so I have put together a way and tested this 3 times now, with 3 different games that I have here, so I know deans tools do the job of getting backups to play on your ps3's hard drive.
I would also just quickly add, that I don't tend to stream or run apps games from a usb drive, their way to slow and lazy among other things.
So rip that external drive housing apart and swap out the drive and put it in your ps3.
or swap the laptop drive over. who needs all them gigs on a laptop anyway, more data to loose if it gets stolen.
Here is how I do it.
1. put game in bdvd drive (ps3)
2. start a ftp server on (ps3)
3. start ftp client (pc)using filezilla
4. connect (PC)-(PS3)
5. create folder on your PC giving it any name.
6. Now copy all the disks contents to your new folder (PC). Go and get drink, may take a mo or two.
7. create a new folder inside the folder where the game is now, on your PC. called working.
8. download deanrr's multiMAN_eboot_pkg.
9. extract it to the working folder.
10. now open the working folder, and there will be a file there called ebootFIX.exe.
11. open window to the folder with the backed up game.
12. Drag and drop the PS3 game folder to on the top of the ebootFIX.exe file.
Now within the working folder you will now have 3 new files.
PS3PKG-BLES00681_00-NEEDFORSPEEDSHIF.pkg < 3.41
which is this file.
!) Delete all GAME DATA you may have on you PS3 system for "Need for Speed™ SHIFT" game!
1) Open multiMAN in file manager mode on your PS3 system
2) Browse to your game (on internal HDD) and press [R3] while PS3_GAME folder is selected
3) This operation will create SHADOW copy of "Need for Speed™ SHIFT" to:
and --> /dev_hdd0/game/BLES00681
4) Exit multiMAN
5) Copy the generated PKG file to the root folder of USB stick or USB HDD:
--> for firmwares 01.90-03.41: [PS3PKG-BLES00681_00-NEEDFORSPEEDSHIF.pkg]
--> for firmwares 03.55- : [PS3PKG-BLES00681_00-NEEDFORSPEEDSHIF-FW_355.pkg]
6) Install the PKG file from [* Install package file] menu on your PS3
7) Launch the game directly from "Need for Speed™ SHIFT (HDD)" icon on the [GAME] column in XMB
*) DISCLAIMER: Use this application ONLY with legally owned content!
OK so No3, is saying SHADOW copy of "Need for Speed™ SHIFT" to:--> /dev_hdd0/G/E00681
so all I do, is copy the disk again but this time to dev_hdd0/G/E00681 as the txt document tell me thats the place it needs the files. And the final thing is to fit a usb memstick in ps3, using ftp, again copy the PS3PKG-BLES00681_00-NEEDFORSPEEDSHIF-FW_355.pkg to it, then install the pkg from there.
Once again deanrr, thanks for the tools.