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GameData Tool PS3 Homebrew Application is Now Available

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151w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has released a GameData Tool PS3 homebrew application which allows users to install PKG files in their desired locations.

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To quote: Today, we get word of a new amazing and very useful app called gameDATA tool, released by developer andbey0nd.

Also we hear from the Dev that this handy app should also work for 3.41 users.

GameDATA app for PS3:

  • Allows the user to switch location of [game data] between internal HDD and first external USB HDD
  • Allows to install PSN games (or any application/pkg) to external USB HDD
  • Allows to get back to normal mode when you use "Ext. Game Data" option in multiMAN
  • Allows saving space on internal HDD


How to use after you install gameDATA.pkg:

Make sure that no payloads are loaded (do a clean PS3 restart).

1) If you wish to install stuff to external USB - launch the app from "Game Data Mode: [HDD]"
2) You're now in USB MODE (the icon will change to USB device with "Game Data Mode: [USB]" title
3) Install PSN games or launch games - their data will go to the external USB HDD/stick
4) Play your PSN (or disc) games from external USB device
5) Once you're done with the game, either reboot your PS3 or launch the "Game Data Mode: [USB]" to get back to normal mode



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#7 - hackme - 151w ago
i installed the .pkg and when i go to the application it says Game Data Mode[USB], when i click it to run it,it changes to Game Data Mode[HDD] and i cant play any game cause all the apps or games become unrecognized... how does this actually works?

can someone be more specific? i mean, i have a lot of .pkg installed in my internal (over 50 gb) and of course i want to transfer them to my 2TB external... is that possible and how?any help will be appreciated...

F4b10's Avatar
#6 - F4b10 - 151w ago
i haven't tried it yet, but there shouldn't be the usual 4gb+ limit? there are no psn games/applications with such big files? and for who has tried it, once you close the psn game can you go back and start multiman or other games without rebooting? because if you try the external data option in multiman the only way to use other programs (that are not on the external hdd) is to reboot the ps3... quite annoying...

shummyr's Avatar
#5 - shummyr - 151w ago
This is an awesome tool thankyou and it works wonderfully

adrianc1982's Avatar
#4 - adrianc1982 - 151w ago
yes, I have an 80GB ps3 and I don't have internal space to spare, installing the new god of war games and beyond good and evil on external will be a dream come true for me. I have a 2TB external drive

ConsoleDev's Avatar
#3 - ConsoleDev - 151w ago
This homebrew is really useful, especially for me that i have an old 40 GB PS3

If I understand correctly this should also resolve the compatibility with some games that it was not possible to boot from external HD, simply awesome

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