Far Cry II has 3.5 gb install on the Ps3

The Vgtilt has finally gotten our copy of the game and we are excited to play it, but the install is off putting.

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LastDance5212d ago (Edited 5212d ago )

"This means if you buy Saints Row 2, bio Shock, Far Cry 2 and Fallout 3 you're going to be out 17gb of space on your hdd's"

Can sony do something?? sick of my games screen tearing, and installs and games runnning megearly. I dont care WHO'S fault it is, it doesnt change the fact that this is happening.

why can xbox360 - an incredibly defective machine - run these games WITHOUT installs, and in some cases run them smoother.

i only own a ps3. And this is crap.

Silogon5212d ago (Edited 5212d ago )

Sony needs to do something about these installs. We are installing over half the game onto our PS3's if they are multiplatform games, and In some instances we are even installing more than half the game.

As I point out, it doesn't affect me much right now (320gb owner) but anyone buying these 40gb systems is in a serious fix.

legendkilla5212d ago

it's good to know how much this will take up on my HDD. Im starting to run out of room on my 60gb PS3..I think its time for a hard drive upgrade!

Aclay5212d ago

@ Silogon,

I don't think that Sony even produces the 40GB PS3's anymore. Now the 80GB PS3's are standard across almost all major territories now. I'm not sure if Australia has gotten the 80GB PS3's yet, but most of Europe has them and Japan will be getting them very soon too.

Sony did the right thing by chopping the 40GB models and making the 80GB PS3's the new standard because they probably realized that a lot of games were requiring installs and they wanted to give people more space to download content from the PSN video store. 40GB PS3's have been off shelves in the United States for a few months now.

Peter Griffin5212d ago

devs are starting to abuse this feature

whothedog5212d ago

Um does everyone forget that there is a delete button(yes I understand that you play more the one game at a time, but thats why they have big hdds), PLUS.....

I read awhile ago that the PS3 version was running smoother than on the 360 version, but obviously the PC is probably the smoothest. So..... yeahhhhh

TheIneffableBob5212d ago (Edited 5212d ago )

The PS3 install is bigger than the entire PC version (3.16 GB). :3

Genesis55212d ago (Edited 5212d ago )

What are you playing all 4 games at once? Play the game and then delete the install. How is that so hard?

I don't know am I the only one that likes to play a game and finish it, then mess around with it a little bit afterward. Then move on to the next game.

I know when I start to many games at once some don't get finished. Then I feel like I didn't get my moneys worth from the game.

mikeslemonade5212d ago

There are like 5 other FPS games I would rather play over Far Cry 2 that are coming out this fall.

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hokis4ever5212d ago

I understand your point, but they have been selling the 40 gig for almost a year now. Are you saying that install base does not matter?

The question that should be asked is "why are these installs necessary, if it is not on the 360". Simple question that no one seems to be able to answer...

I have a 60 gigger... With Warhawk, R&C quest for Booty and a number of other online only games installed and I'm running out of space. Hard drives are cheap, but i shouldn't need to upgrade, just to play a Disc based game.

y0haN5212d ago

I'm gonna keep the number of games for PS3 I get to a minimum.. all these installs are a joke.

bomboclaat_gamer5212d ago

i feel the PS3 has a big problem that the devs and sony dont want u to know. cuz most of the ps3 games a requiring installs. maybe the blueray drive is butt ugly slow

cherrypie5212d ago

The reason for the installs has been well known, for a very long time.

If you havent, read this article;


"Tired of mandatory hard drive installs on PlayStation 3? Blame Blu-ray... By nature, the outer and inner parts of a disc move at different speeds while a disc is spinning, regardless of format....While DVD drives can read data at those differing speeds, Blu-ray reads at one speed.

When a publisher asks you to install a game on PS3, it’s because they’re moving some of the disc data to an area of your console that has much faster read access: the hard drive.

...Some developers copy their game’s data on the disc multiple times...

Bethesda Softworks executive producer Todd Howard recently publicly confirmed the duplicated data technique as a strategy on his company’s “Fallout 3.”

The bottom line on the installs is this; BluRay is a movie format, it isnt as fast as DVD (or HD-DVD).

You can thank Sony's MPAA division for mandatory installs and long waits.

nycredude5212d ago

Let's stop with this Sony and the hardware fault. All the freaking people who keeps thinking that it has anything to do with hardware have to get their heads out their ass!! There are plenty of games both exclusive and multiplatform that has great graphics without installs. I'll just name one of each:

Uncharted: STILL the best looking game on console AND not one load screen.

Deadspace: I STILL can't believe EA published this game!!!

Now go find something else to complain about!

jaysquared5212d ago

"There are like 5 other FPS games I would rather play over Far Cry 2 that are coming out this fall. "

And out of those 5 I bet you at least 3 of them will have installs!

ChrisGTR15212d ago

thats what you get for just going by the name and not the product. ps3 just dosent live up to the playstation brand. honestlty, its a console that sega would make. ps3 just sucks no matter which way you look at it. no games, high price and on top of that its still the inferrior console of the 2, all ports are better on 360 and so is the online. the only place the ps3 leads 360 in is reliability. but i wouldnt be so shure cause it too has the YLOD and blueray drive malfunctions. i see people complaining about them all the time in the ps3 forums.

deeznuts5212d ago

I have an original 20 gb and still haven't upgraded yet. I delete the install after I'm done playing.

I've been a computer guy for over a decade. If I ever run out of space I'll buy a damn HDD. I just haven't needed it yet. I have an elite 120gb 360 and have yet to put anything on it either.

Fox015212d ago (Edited 5212d ago )

PS3 + headset + HDD + HD cable + delays, lies and BS... you'll have to be really crazy to buy a PS3 over a 360.
So, basically games in PS3 require from 3-7GB of saving space, which is just insane.

deeznuts5212d ago

I play my PS3 a lot more than I do my 360. Many of the 360's heavy hitters I just haven't found fun. You'd have to be crazy to call someone crazy because they prefer one or the other console's games.

I bought a 360 because I didn't want to miss any good games. But I tried Halo 3, Crackdown, Saints Row 1, Kameo etc., and just didn't like them. Loved Gears and Mass Effect though (even though the stuttering frustrated me). I will continue to play each and every "good" 360 game. But after owning both, I can say, I prefer my ps3.

Multiplants get play on my PS3 as well. But only because it's quieter. Far Cry II will be on my PS3. This time because my stupid play and charge just died after two recharges. Summofa ...

Alex_Mexico5212d ago

Ok hold your horses. What headset I need to buy? Wait a minute, my bluetooth hands free that came with my cellphone works on my PS3! Problem solved!
HD Cable? ok I'll give you that. But that still costs less than the $50 annual you pay for Live.
Why you need to be crazy to buy a PS3 over a 360? How about reliablity? Brand loyalty? Being the successor the the world's most popular console ever made? How about MGS4? LBP? Resistance 2? Killzone 2? FFXIII Versus? God of War 3? I'm not what you'd call crazy... Im just more of a Sony guy than a MS guy (not much interest in Halo and Fable allthough Gears does looks tempting).

felidae5212d ago

yeah man, i feel the same.

looks like only exclusives run good on the ps3. Bioshock runs like **** on the ps3. very sad.

psnDevistator3565212d ago

The PC version is 3.16 GB.

Love my ps3 but if its out for pc, I'm going for that.

Graphics Whore.

Anyway have you tried out the editor?

Its Amazing!!!

Check out the Level I Made, Oh sorry for the poor quality.

Quickedie5212d ago

Still sometimes I wish there was the OPTION(!) to install games to HD on my XBox, too. It would speed-up loading times, even though they aren't so bad. But the main reason for me is that it would cause the DVD-drive to get less on my nerves, its freaking loud.
But then we should have the "choice" to use our own harddrives, not the ridiculously expensive ones from MS.
Look at the PC. From a technical perspective its no problem to play every game directly from disk. Still developers choose to use the HD. If games could be installed to the XBox HD, it would reduce [texture] pop-ups in pretty much any game (GTA IV for instance).

BluRay may be poorly suited for gaming, at least PS3 uses have a REAL choice to upgrade their HD.

Vip3r5212d ago

Fallout 3 doesn't have a mandatory install if I remember correctly.

Man_of_the_year5212d ago

If uncharted has the best graphics on any console to date - why was it not even nominated for an award???

Lifendz5212d ago

but if you can spare the cost of a new game, you can buy an HDD that will make installs a worry of the past. I did and now I have more space than I know what to do with. I'm looking for software so I can convert DVDs into MP4 format so I can get some of my fav movies on the PS3. The installs have got to be annoying for those of you with a 20 gib hdd (are there any of you out there?) or with the 60, but, again, if you can spare the cost of a game then I can't see why you wouldn't upgrade.

f7897905211d ago

Delete the game data when you done with a game! 3.5GB is reasonable considering the game streams and doing this from the hard drive would help prevent loading screens.

Exquisik5211d ago (Edited 5211d ago )

Uncharted was one of the runners-up in IGN Best Graphics Technology Award of 2007, losing to Crysis (which everyone know that it had the best the graphics, that is if you have a well-built PC to play the game in its maximum capabilities).

That still does not leave out the fact that Uncharted runs without any installation and loading.

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Lord Shuhei Yoshida5212d ago

Good.Less loading times and smooth framerate make the PS3 version superior.PS3 wins once again and again and again.

Sorry xbots:(

Lelouch V Brit5212d ago (Edited 5212d ago )

"Good.Less loading times" I agree this part but the rest noooooooo, "Smooth framerate make the PS3 Version" Did you say Bioshock, Fallout 3? I love my PS3, but We have to accept the true, developers don't care about PS3.

GiantEnemyLobster5212d ago

Every game on Xbox 360 has faster loading times even after the PS3 install. Look at Grand theft auto 4.

Face it, the PS3 fails miserably as usual.

PS3rd the flop5212d ago

damage control,forced installs because blu ray is slow.ps3 sucks and get the inferior version again,have to buy a hdd because of FORCED installs.

morganfell5212d ago

Once again Lord Shuhei smacks down xtards in fashion

JasonPC360PS3Wii5212d ago

Whats F-ed is when your hard drive is full and you want to play an older game, you have to uninstall, then install the old one again. Install times range from 20-45min I wonder how many times I can play through a game switching disc before it's even with that 20-45min. I could probably switch disc a 1000 times before it reaches that time.

LOL not only did you have to wait 6 months for the PS3 to release, but you have to wait for games, rumble, ports, firmware updates, home, delay after delay, then you have to wait for install.

LOL and you wonder why it's called "Waitstation 3" and whats F-ed even more is that it makes little to zero difference. The Playstation brand is doomed, I'll be looking forward to renting your games for the next Xbox.

Sony... from king to sh!t, but at least they got that Blu-ray out for a couple years.

Want to know why you need to install your games? Ahhh! forget it, if I told you, you would spin and jump on the denial boat.

heyheyhey5212d ago

lol @ Jason

the ONLY, i repeat ONLY game that has an install time above 20 mins is DMC4... and it only goes 1 minute above the 20 min mark

45 mins??? what are you smoking?

The Matrix5212d ago

I bought it yesterday and while the case says 3.5 GB it only ends up being slightly under 3000 MBs including the game saves and the 6 bonus missions.

ELite_Ghost5212d ago

@ retarded lobster
LMAO Where did u read that GTA4 has faster loading times than ps3??????????

ravinshield5211d ago

well people with 40gigs do.hahaha
oblivion...4.6gb required
sony may cry 4...4.7gb-20 min install
full auto 2...1.7gb required
spider man 3...2.3gb-five min install
hot shot golf...5gb-five min install
skate...2.5gb--five min install
rainbow six vegas 2...3.4gb required
wwe smackdown vs raw 2008....2.3gb required
F.E.A.R...2.5gb required
NBA 07....3gb-ten min install
lost....3.6gb---six minute install
conflict denied ops...2.5gb required
beowulf---2.5gb---five minute install
GT prologue--5349MB..13 minutes install
Quake=4.1 GB install
GTA 4...5 min install.
battlefield:BC...300mb required
Bourne Conspiracy..5GB Install required
metal gear solid 4...8 min install,4.6 GB required
BIOSHOCK......5.0 GB required, 10 min mandatory install
Vampire Rain....3.8GB install required
Fracture...1900MB required=4 minutes
little big planet....600MB Install required
Socom Confrontation... 3.1GB Install required
(new)Far Cry II....3.5 gb install required

CGLOTR5211d ago

The Power of The PS3!!!!!!!!!!!

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funkysolo5212d ago

I'm more angry as to why the installs and the game doesn't improve. I rather a game install to help the game run better and smoother than a game that doesn't install. I think Sony drop the ball this gen, Socom is halfazz and thankyou sony for ruining it. I got rid of my 360 because it suck and now Socom was the biggest disappointment to me this gen. Oh well let's see what RE2 and killzone2 have to offer..

aiphanes5212d ago

But they will fix Socom...its only server issues...and most have been fixed..

R2 rules over Socom Confrontation right now....heck even COD4...

Erotic Sheep5212d ago

I recieved this game today.. yes it has a 3,5 GB install but OMFG it's only 3 minutes installing or so :\ You can take a quick crap meanwhile or look at the FarCry 2 map that came with the package.

Btw the install option DOES work. Loading times are pretty damn quick and you can drive around the entire place without any loading.

Xi5212d ago

Is actually a rumored socom title, the name MAG was just a placeholder as the game was still partly in that development phase.

So I too hope that the game will be a redeemer to the franchise.

UltimateIdiot9115212d ago

Socom Confrontation is not made by Zipper. The PS3 socom is made by Slant Six Games. I'm only going to get Socom Confrontation when I feel like getting the bluetooth otherwise I'm skipping this title.

Skynetone5212d ago

but i did just upgrade to a 160 gig hd

40 gig owners will be forced to upgrade soon {unless they dont mind deleting alot}

Man_of_the_year5212d ago

Its not the time of the installs people are upset about - its the size of the installs..lets say you are taking that quick if it was a quick small crap and flushed away with 1 push of the button then you wouldn't have that much of an issue - now if you were taking a quick crap and it filled the whole bowl and started to over flow because your bowl is too small for that quick crap you are taking - then i think at that point you wouldn't be too happy now would ya...

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SeanScythe5212d ago

wow and I care why? I have a 320gb HDD I think I will manage. BTW if you haven't upgraded by now then get on it.

Silogon5212d ago

Yeah, sure thing... Oh, wait I already did; As I've stated 3 times now. This is also very helpful for people who want the game and don't know what they are walking into. I posted this cause some people might not be as fortunate as me and you... Some people might be fighting for space and this is a good heads up.

I'm sorry enough people disagree and or hate the very mention of my name, but I posted this in good faith.

Poirot95212d ago

And thanks, I'm actually intending to get this game and it's good to know how big the install is. I have a 60 gigger that's getting a bit full with movies and stuff.

Aclay5212d ago

I didn't know that Far Cry 2 required a PS3 install and this is very good to know, and I do plan on buying it, but I really don't see what's the big deal about an install. I probably would have read about the Far Cry 2 install for the PS3 in the next issue of the Official Playstation Magazine in their review of the game, but I guess it's good to know before hand.

As soon as an article is approved about a PS3 game having an install usually flamewars and fanboy comments start going back and forth on N4G, it's just ridiculous.

I still have my launch 60GB PS3 and will be upgrading to a larger HDD sometime early next year, but I have plenty of space to last me until then.

ultimolu5212d ago

So do I. I have no problems deleting a few things for new games.