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


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217w 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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dante wesley's Avatar
#48 - dante wesley - 217w ago
Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
This is just bug in FTP software showing the incorrect file sizes for larger files

Thanks I thought that might be the problem..

myakove's Avatar
#47 - myakove - 217w ago
I'm getting error:

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Windows 7 X64 run CMD as Administrator

tjay17's Avatar
#46 - tjay17 - 217w ago
God of war collection works what you do is replace the psarc file with the folders that were in it.

luker's Avatar
#45 - luker - 217w ago
It still does not work with MotorStorm 2

drnishee's Avatar
#44 - drnishee - 217w ago
yes this tool did not work for killzone 2 and gives a error (out of size array and something like that) i think its hardcoded for a fix size limit and on the other hand if someone can make it to extract and place the folders by itself then its a good work done and a way around 4gb+ fat32 limit.

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