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Guide: How to Run PS3 Games with 4+GB Files from External HDD

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221w ago - Today PSGroove has shared details courtesy of [Register or Login to view links] on how to run PS3 games which contain 4+GB files from an external PlayStation 3 FAT32 HDD.

Those interested can check out the guide below, and be sure to share your results in our PS3 JailBreak Game Compatibility List.

To quote: Due to FAT32 limitations users needed to run these games from internal hard drive only. However, it seems that isn't the only option anymore. Many games utilize a file format known as PSARC (*.psarc).

These files ending in .psarc are archive files similar to zip or rar files on PC. By extracting these large archive files and using the smaller files that are inside, users can get stay under the 4GB limit.

This method has been tested on Uncharted II, and will only work on games utilizing the psarc file format.

1) Download PSARC.zip PlayStation Archive Utility (or the PARC GUI v0.1 or the PARC GUI v0.2 update by TeamKidneyBean if you prefer).
2) Extract zlib.net.dll and PSARC.exe to any folder.
3) Find any files more than 4Gb for example /PS3_GAME/USRDIR/build/main/pak22.psarc (5,596,444,529 bytes)
4) Copy pak22.psarc into zlib.net.dll and PSARC.exe directory.
5) Extract pak22.psarc (just drag-n-drop pak22.psarc to PSARC.exe)
6) Now copy pak22 folder with extracted files to gamefolder /PS3_GAME/USRDIR/build/main
7) Now you can delete pak22.psarc.
8) Copy PS3_GAME folder with game to your external fat32 usb hdd GAMEZ/Uncharted2/
9) Use Backup Manager to load game, should work fine.

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#56 - kettenschutz - 221w ago
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uncharted 2 is working fine, here.

#55 - scousetomo - 221w ago
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red dead needs to go on your internal i'm ftp mine over to ps3 now, but it only takes a hour.. also indio just the inside of it mate just put the four files or watever into the file and delete the original thing.

#54 - Indio - 221w ago
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Hi, someone tried with red dead redemption?

When i extract with the program, i must copy the folder or the inside of the folder?


#53 - scousetomo - 221w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by oust62139 View Post
Doesn't work for Resistance: Fall of Man. Extracted game.psarc file (~6GB), extracted as "game" folder with ~11GB's of files. Crashes PS3 after XMB.

Still, this is a good idea for games that will work.

it worked for me did you place all the files that were in it instead of the complete file in were you deleted the main psarc file as i tryd it that way and got the same result so i just dragged all the internal ones into there.

#52 - magicboy80 - 221w ago
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don't work, to much fluffing around after so many hours bad result. i tried doing uncharted 2, the program crashed with some problem, than i did it again extracted put the file where had to be and deleted the one over 4gb. game loaded it start i climb the frigging train as the train about to fall there no mountain to jump on to, so my man drake keeps dieing and theres nothing he can do he just keeps dying because there's no platform to jump to lol!


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