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Zlejedi said:
Personally i'd be greatfull for full games install like x360 has instead. Especially when you can put 320gb hdd for few bucks into ps3.

With no loading times anyway, and PS3 being pretty much silent, why does it matter? (in this case)



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Munkeh111 said:
Zlejedi said:
Personally i'd be greatfull for full games install like x360 has instead. Especially when you can put 320gb hdd for few bucks into ps3.

With no loading times anyway, and PS3 being pretty much silent, why does it matter? (in this case)


To reduce usage of BR drive, and Uncharted 1 had some painfully slow loading from savegames.



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I think I've heard about the reason why a lot of PS3 multiplat requires huge install, doesn't it have to do with the way the game access cache memory? The 360 access memory in huge chunks (and its ram is optimise for this) while the PS3 has less ram (due to os footprint) and they are parititioned to cpu/gpu usage further limiting availibility. It's design to access smaller chunks of data at a much more frequent interval.

Since the 360 simply cannot function in the latter manner, most multiplat games access memory in larger chunk which result in the PS3's slower reading speed being unable to keep up in some instances, thus the lazy developer's way out by installing part of the game onto the PS3 HDD...

Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, I think this was from random articles on the net which I only half remember.




Zlejedi said:
Munkeh111 said:
Zlejedi said:
Personally i'd be greatfull for full games install like x360 has instead. Especially when you can put 320gb hdd for few bucks into ps3.

With no loading times anyway, and PS3 being pretty much silent, why does it matter? (in this case)


To reduce usage of BR drive, and Uncharted 1 had some painfully slow loading from savegames.

True, the loads times weren't bad at all considering they were the only ones



Not "every" Capcom game needed installation. Street Fighter 4 didnt, they have the option to install if you like so the game would load better etc. lol



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Zlejedi said:
Personally i'd be greatfull for full games install like x360 has instead. Especially when you can put 320gb hdd for few bucks into ps3.

I would not wish for that imagine installing a 50 gig game. Lol! I don't want to full install that big.



The install option for SF4 was for all intents and purposes mandatory unless you like waiting seconds in between matches.

When I play old fighting games off of disc today the load times are as infuriating as they were back during the PS1 days.

What's funny is that the DD versions of PS1 fighting games like SFA2 and KoF99 STILL have the CD load times despite being installed on HDD!

A 50GB install would be a bit much though. Figure a lot of the data on a 50GB game disc would be redundant data anyway, strategically placed throughout the disc to optimize load times.

By next generation, consoles may well go full install disc like PCs, only using the install disc as a copy protection measure.



Oh yeah, if you did want a mandatory install, according to Cristian Ballestra's twitter (co-President) Uncharted 1 took up 21GB, 2 will take up more
http://twitter.com/cbalestra



Good. Doesn't really affect me, as I shoved a 320GB HDD in my PS3 and haven't looked back. However, before that I had a 40GB drive and it was painful.

It still ticks me off that my 360 has a 20GB drive because there's no way in hell I'm paying Microsoft's grossly inflated prices for a simple hard drive.



volrath50 said:
Good. Doesn't really affect me, as I shoved a 320GB HDD in my PS3 and haven't looked back. However, before that I had a 40GB drive and it was painful.

It still ticks me off that my 360 has a 20GB drive because there's no way in hell I'm paying Microsoft's grossly inflated prices for a simple hard drive.

O_O

LOL.



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