September 14th, 2009, 01:20 AM #1
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about installing game on hdd......
so we can install our ps3 disc in our hard drive to fasten the load time...... we dont have to put the disc in while playing..
......so is that mean anyone can just borrow their friends game and install to their hard drive and take back the game to their friend. then they can play the game in their hard drive.,. which mean they have it for free?
but how can they leave this such thing exist? jus curious.
September 14th, 2009, 02:45 AM #2
I'm no expert but I'm willing to bet there's a unique Serial key or something for each disc, that ties your disc to the install on your Hard drive, so you can't do what your suggesting. I'm pretty sure the game disc still needs to be in the PS3, in order for it to do the verification to allow you to load off the hard drive, or at least what ever frequently accessed data it installed to the drive.
basically same thing many PC games have been doing for years and years now.
ever notice how you can install a CD or DVD based PC game to your system, takes up more drive space than what the disc can hold, and still requires you to have the disc in drive? its because it does a verification that you own or have the disc for the game, then allows you to run the game after its verified you have a "legit" copy.
there's a reason a lot of those No CD files or tools for certain games are Called Cracks or hacks, because they do just that, a hack to skip the disc verification process and load the game with no disc in drive.
I'm pretty sure the Sony PS3 uses some similar process for this.
when it comes to Copy Protection and the sort, Sony's not known for being lax in not supporting Copy Protection on their Media...
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September 17th, 2009, 03:42 AM #3
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oh thats right still need disc. jus installed street fighter 4 on and need disc to play. it jus speed up load speed and very noticible speed up speed.
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