This is what many South African PS3 owners have been waiting for. Well I think this will help pretty much anyone with a PS3 that is connected online. This guide will help you to download a game patch via your PC and not through the PS3. A number of users have tested it and it works. Thanks to onelargeprawn from the local forums for the tip. I have added the guide under the guides section as well so that all will be able to benefit.
Below is the guide, and some links to to the forums where you can see what others are doing.
Before I start a big thanks must go to the guys over at TechGeek for this guide.
There are several things that you must prepare before commencing;
1)Playstation 3(of course)
2)PC with windows(no mac or penguin)
3)PS3 Proxy Server GUI (you can download here: http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/16 )
4)PS3 and PC is connected on the same router
Step 1: Configuring your PC
You need to install the PS3 Proxy Server GUI using the link provided above. Take note that the software needs Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 installed in your pc. You can find that in Microsoft website. After finish installing, execute the software. There is no start menu link so u need to find it in program files directory(file name: CF3B5)
After you have open the window as shown above, tick the PS3 mode. Fill your ip address with your pc ip address. Example is as follows
After you have included the ip address, then press start. That’s all finish on the pc side
Step 2: Configuring Your Playstation
In this step, you must configure your playstation so that it will see your pc as the proxy server. Go to connection setting, set connection manually whether your connection is wireless or wired. All settings is set on based on your preference. Once you reach the proxy server, choose enable and set the proxy server ip address based on step 1; which is your pc ip address. Based on the image above, my proxy server ip is 192.168.0.101. Save the setting and you are done.
Step 3. Downloading patch using PC
As you all know, downloading patch using your PS3 is extremely slow. I’ve once updated my BF:Bad Company, it took me almost 7 damn hours to complete. However, downloading the patch using PC enable me to sustain speed minimum @ 65KB/s using download manager. But I manage to gain almost 160KB/s which is million times faster than download using ps3
This is the most important part
1) Insert your Blu ray games, and then u will be prompt to download patch. Continue as usual until the download process started
2)Once the download process started about 5 seconds, cancel the download
3)Now head to your pc, and then to the PS3 Proxy Server. Click logs tab on top of the proxy server. See the image below
The red square is the log tab. And in the logs tab, there is a blue rectangular where that is the FTP server of the patch that you were trying to download using PS3 earlier.
4)Right click on the links and select copy link location
5)Paste on your favourite download manager and you will get lightning fast download(assuming that TMNut Snailmyx is in good mood)
Step 4: Installing game patch on PS3
1)After you have finished download(at last), remember where you save the file because you need the directory to the file.
2)Back to PS3 Proxy Server window, select the replace files tab and click the “ADD” button
3)Based on the image above, first we start with the red rectangular. In this box, you will right click and paste the link to the patch that you have copied in the logs tab.
4)The green bar is where the location of the file. Click it and guide it to the location of the file that you have downloaded
Back to the PS3
Now you only need to install it on the PS3. Insert the Blu ray game disc and the PS3 will prompt you to download the patch, just proceed normally and during downloading u will see the bar will move faster because now your PS3 is downloading the patch from the PC, and not through server.
THINGS THAT YOU MUST GIVE ATTENTION
1)The ip address on the PS3 proxy server setting and PS3 Proxy Server Software must be the same with your pc ip address
2)The PS3 must be connected on the same router with your PC ie. in the same network
3)The PC must be switched on through the entire process
4)Make sure that you download the correct patch using correct links, you can notice the size, as it must be the same when you download using PS3
*You can also download patch for Playstation Home and Life with Playstation using the the same method.