[Answered] Games on internal drive double size after install?
So i have 7 games on my 150gb internal. I see now that I have 25gb available. Nope, dont have but a couple with save data, so Im guessing that when the game is first played, it has to (re)instal the data to the hard drive-(like it would if it was a disc).
So for example. resident evil 5 is about 11 gb.. I "groove" it to my internal, then when I play it the ps3 tells me it has to "instal' it to the hard drive.
This essentially makes it so that most games take up twice as much space since the ps3 has to instal the game on the hard drive since it thinks it is looking at the actual game disc.
Am I off base here, missing anything or am I just wrong?
Last edited by JAxXBOSS; 09-14-2010 at 05:14 PM Reason: spelling
If the game installs to your ps3, and if the install is the same, or almost the same as the game itself, then simply delete the game data from your backup manager folder, all you should need now is the eboot and sfo.
It is basically like playing games on a pc, all of the game data installs to your hard drive, you just need the disc, or in this case the eboot, to run the game. Have tested this with wipeout and it works, haven't tried any others but see no reason why it wouldnt work. Hope this helps.