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# 45416 2-Nov-2009 15:27
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I've read if you install linux on your ps3 you can effectily dd the games to your hard drive... if you have enough room. This was an old artical and I cant find anything recent. I'm thinking a new firmware update now blocks it. Has anyone tried it?




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  # 269297 2-Nov-2009 15:41
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I believe the answer is no.




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  # 269300 2-Nov-2009 15:59
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Even if you are able to backup the game as an .ISO, you still would not be able to burn it onto a blank blu-ray disk and play it on the PS3.




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  # 269313 2-Nov-2009 16:39
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yeah I was thinking playing them off the hard-drive... I'm going to put fedora on there, just because I like to play as was going to give it a go.. I was doubtful.

Thanks for the quick responses guys!

Just finished MGS4 and now looking forward to COD4 modern warfare 2 (I think its called)..




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  # 269318 2-Nov-2009 16:54
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Yes you can copy the ISO image BUT there is nothing you can use to actually play them back so you'll have a HDD full of useless ISO files

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djpaubes: yeah I was thinking playing them off the hard-drive... I'm going to put fedora on there, just because I like to play as was going to give it a go.. I was doubtful.

Thanks for the quick responses guys!

Just finished MGS4 and now looking forward to COD4 modern warfare 2 (I think its called)..






Haha finally :) COD4.5 :) I've got my preorder in, can't wait either man




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  # 269540 3-Nov-2009 10:23
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Linux on non-slim PS3 does not have access to full PS3 cell processing and in fact not a hellot it can do as a lot of crucial functionality are protected. So no advanced graphics engine etc. You just get a plain ol'basic Linux on PS3.




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  # 269560 3-Nov-2009 11:32
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also apparently Flash is a dog as well. So they were trying to implement graphics using the cell processor, for 3d games and flash in Linux. Doesnt' seem to be going all that well at the moment. Quite a shame that Sony has locked down the RSX chip :(




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