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    My Download Files Are Idiots

    So I just took advantage of the Max Payne 3 Ultimate Edition bundle on the PS Store for $14.99 and when I tried downloading just the 14GB game, there is a notification that says that there is not enough storage space on the system. Yet, I checked my storage space by going to System Preferences and then System Information, and it says I have 29GB free out of 298GB total. I would have an extra 15GB remaining if I download the game, so why the heck does it say there's not enough free space?!!!!


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    Just delete some game data's for games you're done with, simples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia View Post
    Just delete some game data's for games you're done with, simples.
    Yeah, that's what I would do. Some other people have complained about this for other games, and this solution tends to work.

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    You need twice as much as the download size to download stuff normally.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Waystedyou View Post
    You need twice as much as the download size to download stuff normally.

    This. You need space to download and then the space to install it, so you should have 30GB free.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waystedyou View Post
    You need twice as much as the download size to download stuff normally.
    Quote Originally Posted by annare41 View Post
    This. You need space to download and then the space to install it, so you should have 30GB free.
    Thanks for the info. That explains the same situation I had with MP3 downloading it to my second ps3.Ended up deleting games I no longer played to get it to work.




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    thats bogus. after installation its just gonna go right back to 15GB remaining. and i do have double the HDD storage space. Max Payne 3 is 14GB and i currently have 29GB free

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    The thing is, it takes twice as much because it has to download the files and then INSTALL the files, so that's two times the normal size. Of course afterwards it deletes the "installation files" and only takes up the original size stated, but in order to download and install it's logical it needs twice the size.

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    Idk what y'all mean by you need twice the space. The last while I've been downloading the last amount to my ps3 perfectly, then deleting it and doing it again with another game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaws-ate View Post
    thats bogus. after installation its just gonna go right back to 15GB remaining. and i do have double the HDD storage space. Max Payne 3 is 14GB and i currently have 29GB free
    I had 23 GB free and it would not let me download it till I freed up some space.




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    for some stupid reason you need 2x the free space as the game requires I dont know why but you do for some stupid reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeseclown View Post
    for some stupid reason you need 2x the free space as the game requires I dont know why but you do for some stupid reason
    As already stated, you need the space for the installation container in addition to the space it will required once it's unpacked and installed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaws-ate View Post
    thats bogus. after installation its just gonna go right back to 15GB remaining. and i do have double the HDD storage space. Max Payne 3 is 14GB and i currently have 29GB free
    The PS3 seems to round down for file sizes too. You might have 29.0 GB free and the game size may be 14.6 GB. In that case, you would not have twice the available space. You don't need much space, so just delete a file or two and you'll be good to go. Check the game data files, some of those are rather large and can be re-installed when you play that game again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaws-ate View Post
    thats bogus. after installation its just gonna go right back to 15GB remaining. and i do have double the HDD storage space. Max Payne 3 is 14GB and i currently have 29GB free
    It might be 14.8GB file size, double that is more than 29GB, allow an extra GB for margin of error its a stupid system needing double the HDD space but well we just have to work with it.



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    It's stupid, but it works.

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    It's not stupid at all... It's logical. All these people saying how stupid it is are actually showing their ignorance.


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    What's funny is that the discussion about having not enough GB of memory to download something will be hilarious in another 5-10 years. We will be like..." haha a GB, does anything come in a GB anymore?"

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    This is why I don't buy digital if I can buy a disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATHF89 View Post
    This is why I don't buy digital if I can buy a disk
    yeah... but i paid $14.99 for everything in this bundle, and i would've had to have paid $47.98 for a pre-owned MP3 disc and the Rockstar Pass. Id rather deal with the hassle of file space in order to save $32.99. and by the way everyone, it was only when I got my HDD free space up to 37GB free that I was able to download just the 14GB game. idky my PS3 is different, but double the free space just doesn't cut it i guess.

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    i'm currently chilling at 21GB cuz i downloaded all the DLC for MP3 and i downloaded a couple other small files.

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