Transfer PS2 data to PS3 HD

Primmy

Active Member
Is it possible to transfer game saves, Option Files etc from your PS2 memory card to the PS3 HD via USB stick or even a memory stick duo in your phone?

I was thinking maybe copying a game save onto my Maxdrive USB stick, download to computer then download to my phones ms duo......

Would this work (i am at "work" so can t try this out yet)???

thanks
 

Jim_Fear

Active Member
How would you get them from the memory card to your PC? I just used the memory card adapter.
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
Is it possible to transfer game saves, Option Files etc from your PS2 memory card to the PS3 HD via USB stick or even a memory stick duo in your phone?

I was thinking maybe copying a game save onto my Maxdrive USB stick, download to computer then download to my phones ms duo......

Would this work (i am at "work" so can t try this out yet)???

thanks

Not sure if that will work. I suspect not. There is an adapter you can buy that allows you to directly transfer saves from a PS2 memory card to a virtual memory card on the PS3's HD. It's not officially available here but you can import it online. Ofcourse whether you want to spend the money on a product you're only going to use once is another matter.
 

musti

Active Member
I've already tried this, using the MaxDrive. The maxdrive stores the files in .MAX format, which you can extract using ps2savetools. The problem then comes in trying to get the PS3 to read these. Apparently it only reads .PSV files for PS2 saves, so you need some way of making a .PSV file from your files. I havn't found a tool to do this yet.
 

Primmy

Active Member
thanks for the helpful replies.

I have thought of the memory card adaptor, but as is already pointed out, its a use once then its useless piece of equipment.

I already have the Maxdrive USB, an SE phone and memory stick duo.

so whats needed is a tool to convert the .max files into .psv files?
 

musti

Active Member
I would say so, the ps2savetools app (i think is what its called, google it) will extract the MAX file to its original files, now we just need a way to make these into a PSV.

The is a PSV Exporter available but sadly no Importer.... Yet!
 
when i read the title i thought the OP had an idea I had had last night while playing burnout:revenge on ps3

could the ps3 cache the whole disc onto the hdd, thus pretty much eliminating a)loading times, and b)wear on the br drive??

i noticed as it was reading the disc a lot and thought it might be a good idea

no?

might be easier to start with ps1 CD images, but ps2 dvd images surely wouldn't pose that much of a problem. - also maybe the game stays resident on the hdd but requires the disc for authenication then all data is loaded from hdd

its an idea :smashin:
 

Primmy

Active Member
Someone has got to be working on this problem......

Looking at the Sony game save product, its just converting the output from the memory card to a USB signal....they cant be using some kind of software to change file names, etc so that it works on the PS3 ??

the PS3 must recognise the files to be able to copy it to the HDD via the USB converter, therefore there must be some kind of internal software limiting the transfer of files by other means?
 
Not sure if that will work. I suspect not. There is an adapter you can buy that allows you to directly transfer saves from a PS2 memory card to a virtual memory card on the PS3's HD. It's not officially available here but you can import it online. Ofcourse whether you want to spend the money on a product you're only going to use once is another matter.

no need to even import

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-li...8695224-3163617?ie=UTF8&qid=1176995097&sr=8-1

you can buy this and it is the offical one
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
You might want to take a closer look. that isn't the official one and is made by a company called Fanatec. That doesn't mean to say it's not good although I would personally stick with the official one,

look down the page at the one being sold for £17 - that is the official one! I ordered it and it came in 2days.
 

Moogle

Distinguished Member
look down the page at the one being sold for £17 - that is the official one! I ordered it and it came in 2days.

There isn't one being sold for £17 let alone an official one.
 

adrian29459

Active Member
To save a little money for all of us I was wondering if anyone would like to start up a delivery system of the adaptor, similar to that of the original xbox softmod kit. I could purchase the memory card adaptor, transfer my saves, and then send it to next person on the request list. The next person on the list would send the deliverer a payment (via paypal perhaps) of say £2.50 for postage and packaging. What do people think? Stupid idea? Thanks!
 

RSVdaz

Banned
To save a little money for all of us I was wondering if anyone would like to start up a delivery system of the adaptor, similar to that of the original xbox softmod kit. I could purchase the memory card adaptor, transfer my saves, and then send it to next person on the request list. The next person on the list would send the deliverer a payment (via paypal perhaps) of say £2.50 for postage and packaging. What do people think? Stupid idea? Thanks!

i'm interested
 

Tony Hoyle

Well-known Member
There isn't one being sold for £17 let alone an official one.

They're nearly all the official one. The picture is misleading... the only one that isn't is the amazon one.

I see:

£9.99 - Amazon copy
£15.92 - "Official Sony adaptor"
£15.98 - "Official Sony Product version"
£17.99 - "Official Sony Product (not as pictured)"
 

adrian29459

Active Member
I think its best people know how I got on with my purchase. Well I got the memory card adaptor http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/customer-reviews/B000NJUH3S/sr=1-4/qid=1183067615/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/026-2376550-5458064?ie=UTF8&customer-reviews.sort%5Fby=-SubmissionDate&n=300703&qid=1183067615&sr=1-4 and I really should of spent a little more time researching and looking at the reviews. The device is a tiny square block made by "snakebyte" and you need to use your PS3 controller charging cable to connect it up to a free USB. I didnt realise that the device doesnt actually copy PS1 memory cards, although not stated, it did manage to copy 3 out of the 5 of my PS1 cards, but it could not copy the official. I also have one unofficial PS2 memory card (32mb) which it couldnt copy and i understand that. So now i await a better device... I also bought one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logic3-PS2-to-PS3-Converter/dp/B000NNOAEG/ref=sr_1_7/026-2376550-5458064?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1183067615&sr=1-7 and so far its worked well. I tried the device with my PS1 beatmania controller and it worked fine. But I warn anyone with a logitech wireless that it will not work due to the block being too chunky to fit the wireless reciever in all the way, but a controller extension may overcome this problem. There u go, my reviews of the two. So I dont think any1 wants the memory card reader now... its a bit hit and miss.
 

MattZani

Banned
update 1.8 let you copy saves back and forth, so you can keep transferring them over, if say you play on a PS2 and PS3.
 

supedaj

Active Member
I think you can transfer them somehow using a usb stick, providing they are the correct format.

I've got a thread open further down here asking for advice but no one's replied as yet. I think the file must be the correct extension for it to be recognisable by the ps3, allowing it to come up under the XMB -> Internal Memory Card -> USB Stick (but I cant currently get this to work as yet)
 

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