Multiman read Package files on NTFS?

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    It can read ISO's fine but I forgot when I was shown how to ask if it can read package files.
    Anyone help me? TYIA.
     
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    not sure about your question, but you can install large pkg files by dropping them into the package folder on the root of dev_hdd0 . use a crossover or ethernet cable to transfer it to the hdd quickly.
     
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    Yeah I could also FTP, I just wanted my options open. My entire amount of suffering is this system is a 60 gig which is just a joke. :P

    EDIT: Irisman's File Manager reads Packages just fine. ;)
     
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    Moving files via ntfs is usually faster & more reliable than any FTP server available on ps3.
    Irisman File Manager is definitely your best bet when it comes to ntfs support.
    Multiman will list & load your iso games without problems however the multiman file manager doesn't use a decent ntfs driver, just a readonly driver that needs activated manually but only works with certain drives & iirc only in multiman mode (not mmCM).
     
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    That and MM's file manager stinks. I love Irismans.
     
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    I partly disagree.
    Multiman is imho the best piece of homebrew software available on ps3 alongside movian & possibly Managunz nowadays.
    Ntfs support comes as a library which was ported to the ps3 after multiman was created iirc.
    Multiman file manager offers many cool features you are most likely yet to discover.
    I agree however that Irisman 2 pane File Manager is very practical & by far the most reliable for ntfs.
     
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    Well let me translate to Ratanese:
    "I like it cause it's very plug and play..."
    :)
    I love MultiMan and all it's features, but I love that file manager of Iris. WTH is managunz?
     
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    It's the most recent backup manager project by Zar. It has evolved into a very nice homebrew of late, great work from Zar imho.
    You can get it from the repo on github.com/Zarh or in the Managunz release thread on this forum. ;)
     
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    Have any screenshots? I have enough backup managers. Haha backup managers are like GTA 5 PC trainers. They fall out of the sky everywhere.
    Sorry that must make me sound like a jerk, I have looked but I can't find any shots of the interface or anything.
     
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    The interface is unlike any other manager.
    Trust me & try it, it's definitely worth a look. It costs you nothing, if you don't like it, just delete it. Who knows you might adopt it...
    Btw it's the only manager that includes all the emu config files for ps2 games. Moreover it offers many unique features & ntfs support.
    Another good thing is that the project is still under development whereas all the others aren't. On top of getting new additions on a regular basis, it gives you the option to ask Zar for features or fixes... ;-)
     
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    Sounds good to me, i shall give it a run and let you know, thanks!
     
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    Wow...I like...this. I have so many questions.
    First thing, what can I now get rid of now that I have it? Second? Does this work better than the other managers at letting you installthe game data to USB? The others have been acting wonky as hell. Thanks for showing me this. I have been saved!!!! Haha
     
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    1. If I were you I would not yet get rid of anything unless you know you will never use it. As you are currently discovering the various brews, you should use them for a while first then decide to keep whatever fits your needs.
    2. All backups managers do a good job at mounting games, it's usually the additional features that you may find better in one brew or another.
    Also once games are installed & all you need is a way to mount/unmount games, you will find that sMan (or webman) is much more practical than any other backup manager given the fact that you don't need to launch any app in order to mount a game!
    3. I assume that by gamedata feature you mean installing games on fat32 USB instead of the internal hdd? You should know that this is a hack & not a recommended way to install games. Some games won't even work that way.
    IMO you should ditch that idea, store the iso images on an external ntfs drives & install the games on internal hdd. However give usb gamedata a try if you wish but expect lower performance when using it.
    4. FYI you can also check ps3netsrv. A great app supported by most backup managers which enables you to store your games on your local network (network disk, network share, PC etc...) rather than on internal/external hdd.
     
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    Im atm installing Ultimate M vs C 3 from NTFS to the same NTFS drive, its taking a long time. And don't managers like these mount the game themselves, though I think they need webman integrated.

    Here's the thing, I am still using her parents (RIP) PS3 60gb. So it's tough on space.
     
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    External Gamedata isn't supported on ntfs, only fat32.
    Also installing a game from a disk to the same disk isn't a very good idea. It is much better to keep the games & the installation directory completely separate for performance reason.
    Think about it, a game uses both files from the installation directory & from the image, if they are both located on the same external disk, it will usually create some performance issues, it is made worse during the installation phase with reading & writing to the same disk, compared to a setup where the image is on one disk & the installation directory is on another.

    All backup managers can mount games, it's their primary function.
     
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    Makes sense. And come to think about it, I don't even really like this game!
     
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    Like I told you before, the best way imo is to store game images on an external ntfs hdd & install them on the internal hdd. This kind of setup will give the best perf.
    Nowadays it is a classic setup very well supported by all backup managers.
    If you use sMan (or webman), you can mount any game at any time through a couple of pad button clicks directly on XMB.
     
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    I know. Just it's tough. Haha with the disc space. This UMvsC, like, the girlfriend wanted this game because "Oh it's only 7.99 and Deadpool is in it!". Yeah this game even internal install takes longer than Kevin Smith and Gabe Newell in a fiber pill contest. :)
     
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    Ok it's installing much faster without the install to external, guess I have to live until we upgrade. Sorry if I have been sounding brisk, just fustrated by it, ya know?
     
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    Question, under the PS1 games, is there a way to get rid of the grey disc icon and just have the game cover? It's just kinda ugly if you know what I mean.
    Like is their even a managunz folder where I can grab the artwork and change it out to something more appealing? THX
     
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