Download Online Content via PC to PS3: Tutorial
This is a tutorial to show you how to download Online Content to your PS3 through your PC/Laptop. This method is safer, faster and more versatile than just downloading stuff on the PS3. I hope you guys find it useful(it will be more useful to those with slower internet connections)
- 1st and foremost, I’d like to tell everyone that using this tutorial on a laptop will give you the best results, it can be used on a desktop PC but your downloads may get corrupted if the lights go out due to load shedding. This problem is non-existent on a laptop because the laptop kicks in to battery power when the lights go out and pauses the download before any data is corrupted
- You don’t have to read everything written on this Tut, I’ve made everything into sections so you don’t have to go through a wall of text just to understand one simple thing. You only need to read REQIREMENTS and THE THREE STEPS
- I’ve also added the Tut for downloading patches, its under the spoiler bar at the end of STEP 3
- The other such as TROUBLE SHOOTERS and F.A.Q I’ve created are there to help if you run into some trouble, if you happen to bump into an issue and can’t find a solution, then ask us and we maybe able to help. Similarly, If you find a solution, then post it here so I can put it up on the main post for everyone to see
- You will need a PS3 and PC/Laptop (The PC/Laptop must remain on throughout the whole process) connected through the same Modem/Router NOTE: This works for Wireless connection as well (transfer speeds may vary)
- This will not work with Mac or Linux, etc NOTE: This wont work for the XBOX 360
- This is not, I repeat this NOT for Pirating, this doesn’t support Piracy or is Piracy in any way (Don’t ask me if you can get free games this way because you can’t, read the tutorial and you will understand why)
- A PS3
- A PC/Laptop with Windows XP/Vista/7
- A PS3 Proxy Server GUI (Just click the link and it will lead you to the download page)
- A Download Manager (I use IDM but any other Download Manager will do)
- .NET Framework 1.1 (Here is where you can get it, the PS3 Proxy Server GUI only works with the 1.1 version, don’t download an up-to-date version)
THE THREE STEPS:
STEP 1: Preparing Your Systems
After installing the PS3 Proxy Server GUI, go to My Computer > Local Disk (C: ) > Program File > CF3B5 > PS3.ProxyServer and click on “PS3.ProxyServer.GUI” (You have to do this because the Proxy Server does not create a Start Up icon on the desktop or on the Start Menu) After opening the Proxy Server, you will see a dialogue box with three tabs, “Proxy Settings”, “Logs” and “Replace Files” Accordingly. (See in picture below)
Remain on “Proxy Setting”, Insert your PC/Laptop’s IP address where it asks and leave Port (I know it says Prot but just go with it) as 8080, Put a check on PS3 Mode and hit the big Start Button Now on the PS3, go to Network Settings and Internet Connection Settings, just leave everything the same but when it asks to use a Proxy Sever, switch it to “Use Proxy Serve”r, it’ll ask for an IP address, add your PC/Laptop’s IP address and It’ll have Port already at 8080 so just leave Port the same. Continue and finish the settings.
Now that you have finished Step 1, the PS3 and PC/Laptop will be connected together, If you sign in to your account on your PS3 it’ll show it in the previously mentioned “Logs” tab (See in picture below).
All that aside, Sign in to your PSN and go to the store, lets say I wanna download the new KOF XIII Online Demo, and lets say its size is 235 MB. Activate the download and let it download for about 10 seconds, then cancel it (or pause it). Now go to you PC/Laptop and click on the “Logs” tab, Go to the top link and copy it, since i have IDM, Just open IDM and click on the Add Link option, Paste the link and click download. Don’t be surprised if you get a file that says 228 MB or something because the file will be a bit smaller then it is said on the PS3. I don’t have to tell you to make sure you have space in your computer (the file will be downloaded as .pkg type btw) Oh and you can now enjoy a nice offline game while it downloads at high speeds on your PC/Laptop.
STEP 3: Transferring
After the download is complete, go to the “Replace Files” tab, you will see an “Add” button, click it and you will see 2 boxes appear below the button. In the 1st box insert the link of the .pkg file (The one you got from the “Logs” Tab and pasted in your Download Manager) and on the 2nd half of the box, there will be a button with “.” written on it (See picture below)
Click it and a new dialogue box will appear asking for the location of the “.pkg” file saved on your PC/Laptop. Guide it to the file and click open. Now back to your PS3, this is the final and most easiest part, just resume the Download you paused (In this case KOF XIII Online Demo), If you cancelled the download then just go back to the PSN store and re-activate the download and you will see it download at the speed of light .No but seriously, it will download at about 7.5MB+ per second. After you have downloaded and installed, you can exit the PS3 Proxy Server GUI on your PC/Laptop, Delete that huge .pkg file on your PC/Laptop and switch Proxy Server to “Do not use” again on your PS3 to turn everything back to normal.
How to download patches:
Downloading Patches is quite the same method of you understand what to do, the only difference is how you start the download. You need to start a download for it to appear on the “Logs” tab on the PS3 Proxy Server.
So the only different thing you have to do is Insert the CD of the game that requires the patch, now just start the game and it’ll notify you about the latest patch. Let the patch download for 10 seconds, then cancel it (you can’t pause it so you might as well cancel)
Now the link for the patch should be on the “Logs” tab of the PS3 Proxy Server, just download it to you PC/Laptop and do the exact same steps as in STEP 3 for the “Received File” tab. Now go back to your PS3 and launch the game again and start the patch download. It should start transferring from your PC/Laptop to your PS3.
As you can see, there really isn’t any difference. The only thing different is how you start the download and transfer, the rest is the same.
- If you have an error popping up when trying to launch the PS3 Proxy Server GUI saying that you need .NET Framework 1.1, even though you already have it then uninstall any latest .NET Framework and only leave .NET Framework 1.1, If this problem still pursues then just Uninstall/Re-install both the PS3 Proxy Server GUI and .NET Framework 1.1
- If you get the following error:
- When trying to open PS3 Proxy Server GUI for the 1st time or at a random time, even if it was working before. Then do a quick Uninstall/Re-install of the PS3 Proxy Server and .NET Framework or you can go Here an download a patch for the .NET Framework, which should fix the problem (Fix donated by PG Member: reonpk)
- If the transfer isn’t starting on your PS3 then check the following things:
1. The IP address on the PS3 Proxy Server doesn’t match the one on the PS3 (The IP address on your PS3 Proxy Server is your PC/Laptop’s IP, not your PS3′s IP. Be sure to check if they are not the same IP and that you have your PC/Laptop’s IP address on the PS3 Proxy Server)
Proxy Server GUI:
2. Be sure to tick the “PS3 Mode” box, you’d be surprised how many ppl don’t do that
3. When the big button says “Stop” that means its running, if the button says “Start” then it’s not. Kinda confuses me too sometimes
4. The link you posted on the “Replace Files” tab might be incorrect. Either you have forgotten to put the specific games link or the link is missing a word (Make sure to completely copy the link and paste it)
5. The File Location might be wrong. Try adding the file location again. Sometimes this is a problem even though the file location is correct
Answer: The crappy downloading speed of the PS Network makes it extra hard for us players to get online content. This tutorial adds extra versatility and speed to your downloads, you can pause and resume freely, have files downloaded at a much better speeds, this also insures that your data doesn’t get corrupted and protects your PS3 from harm as well. Sometimes, we tend to forget we have the PS3 on and a download ongoing, and when loadshedding comes knocking. You lose all the progress of the download and harm your PS3 by letting it be turned off that manner, the PS3 must be turned off with the Power ON/Off switch, any other way risks damage to your system .If you know how to use a Download scheduler on the Download Manager, you won’t even have to lift a finger. The download will pause and resume at times of your choosing.Question : Can I download anything with this?
Answer: Mostly, yes. This can download almost anything that can be downloaded on your PS3, if you can get it to download on your PS3 then you can download it on your PC/Laptop.Question : Does that include free games from the PSN Store?
Answer: If you mean demos, betas or the rare free games such as inFamous and Dead Nation then yes but if you mean you can download Payable games without paying for them, then no. You need to pay for the game before the download activates on your PS3 and like I said, if you can’t get it to download on your PS3 then you can’t get it on PC/Laptop.
Question : This seems complicated and I don’t have much experience with this kinda stuff, should I attempt this? Will it harm my internet if I do something wrong?
Answer: This isn’t as complicated as it seems, if you can just grasp the basic principal of how this tutorial works then you can see that it’s not that complicated and actually quite simple. No, this won’t harm your internet or PS3 or PC/Laptop. However, if your want to undo anything then you can always retrace your steps and undo everything. But like I said, there is nothing to worry about. It’s perfectly safe.
Question : This looks like it takes a while to set up, wouldn’t it be just easier to download it on the PS3?
Answer: Once you get things set up, it doesn’t take long to download other files if you need to. Just a few clicks here and few clicks there and you’re done.