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Old 20-06-2013, 09:28
chrisw99
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I noticed Uncharted 3 from the PS Store has a download size of 38Gb.

When you download store games, you have to then install them. Does this mean you need at least twice the stated disk space to be able to do this, or are PS downloads more clever than just downloading a big archive, extracting it then deleting it?


Also - my system info stated I had 79Gb free. I went into game data and deleted 12gb of files from games I no longer play. My system info then said 82Gb free. How can deleting 12gb only recover 3gb?
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Old 20-06-2013, 10:41
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The PS3 downloads the full install to the HDD and will need space to extract the data to install it. so at some point the install data and the the installed game will be on the HDD. Once the install is completed, the install data is removed.
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Old 20-06-2013, 11:23
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The PS3 downloads the full install to the HDD and will need space to extract the data to install it. so at some point the install data and the the installed game will be on the HDD. Once the install is completed, the install data is removed.
Ok, so if Uncharted says 38Gb in the store does that mean the space required on disk, or the size of the download?

As the archive is probably compressed, does this mean i'm going to need a LOT more than 80gb free to install???
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Old 20-06-2013, 12:34
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Thats the download size - you'll need 76GB free to download, but once installed, you will free up the other 38GB from the install files.

Basically, anything you see - you need double to install, but at the end they only take up their listed size on your HDD.
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