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Playstation 3 Demo Installing

Recently purchased a PS3. I downloaded a few games off the playstation store.. now. they download fine, and then i click to install it. it says it's installing with no progress bar for a good 5 minutes. after that, it says it's installing WITH a progress bar.. and it takes a good 20 minutes. Is this normal or do I have something wrong with my PS3?
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:25 PM Mixomatosys is offline  
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sounds like the harddrive is messed up


usually takes about 3-4 minutes depending on size of demo to install
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mine takes about a minute and a half per GB.
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Mine takes about a minute or two without any progress and then it takes 5-10 minutes for the demo to install with progress bar. I think they put slower hard drives in the newer PS3's.
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What I want to know is why Sony went with this compressed demo shit in the first place....XBL demos not only download faster for me but are ready to play as soon as they're downloaded. The other day I started the Burnout Paradise demo downloading on my PS3 about a minute or so before the same one on XBL.....the Xbox demo finished about 10 minutes sooner and that's not counting the 2-3 minutes it takes to "install" the PS3 demo.
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What I want to know is why Sony went with this compressed demo shit in the first place....XBL demos not only download faster for me but are ready to play as soon as they're downloaded. The other day I started the Burnout Paradise demo downloading on my PS3 about a minute or so before the same one on XBL.....the Xbox demo finished about 10 minutes sooner and that's not counting the 2-3 minutes it takes to "install" the PS3 demo.

Yeah.. I have a 360 as well and I guess I'm just spoiled by XBL where it just runs once it's downloaded..

But I think I realized what the problem was.. i was downloading something else while trying to install, and when the download finished the install got much faster.. still though, kind of annoying that this even happens (this is not an issue with XBL).
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What I want to know is why Sony went with this compressed demo shit in the first place....XBL demos not only download faster for me but are ready to play as soon as they're downloaded. The other day I started the Burnout Paradise demo downloading on my PS3 about a minute or so before the same one on XBL.....the Xbox demo finished about 10 minutes sooner and that's not counting the 2-3 minutes it takes to "install" the PS3 demo.

XBL has a limit on max file size as I remember. PS3 doesn't so compression only makes sense to save some bandwidth/make smaller DL times.

I mean, its only once. You don't get mad when you use installers for PC games do you?
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XBL has a limit on max file size as I remember. PS3 doesn't so compression only makes sense to save some bandwidth/make smaller DL times.

I mean, its only once. You don't get mad when you use installers for PC games do you?

Demos are compressed though


I just got a ps3 and I too have been spoiled with 360's fast download/instant play
of demos. it's a shitty method but whatever..
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XBL has a limit on max file size as I remember.

only on arcade games


psn is relatively slow for me as well, but i dont find it all that horrible
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I've got another question.. I just rented Unreal Tournament 3 and I was browsing the settings and I see 'install game to reduce loading times'. Now, I'm guess you still have to have the cd to play it? It's not that easy to pirate with the PS3, right ?
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I've got another question.. I just rented Unreal Tournament 3 and I was browsing the settings and I see 'install game to reduce loading times'. Now, I'm guess you still have to have the cd to play it? It's not that easy to pirate with the PS3, right ?

it only stores some files so that it doesn't have to load as much off the disk
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What I want to know is why Sony went with this compressed demo shit in the first place....XBL demos not only download faster for me but are ready to play as soon as they're downloaded. The other day I started the Burnout Paradise demo downloading on my PS3 about a minute or so before the same one on XBL.....the Xbox demo finished about 10 minutes sooner and that's not counting the 2-3 minutes it takes to "install" the PS3 demo.

thats why we pay $50 /thread
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I've got another question.. I just rented Unreal Tournament 3 and I was browsing the settings and I see 'install game to reduce loading times'. Now, I'm guess you still have to have the cd to play it? It's not that easy to pirate with the PS3, right ?

you are correct.
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Demos are compressed though


I just got a ps3 and I too have been spoiled with 360's fast download/instant play
of demos. it's a shitty method but whatever..

its also a FREE method. I'll take free and waiting 3 extra minutes any day over paying 50 bucks a month for what sony is offering for free.
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