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October 27, 2011 // 3:24 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has released a GameData Tool PS3 homebrew application which allows users to install PKG files in their desired locations.

Download: GameData Tool PS3 Homebrew Application / Game Cover for Ext Data Loader

To quote: Today, we get word of a new amazing and very useful app called gameDATA tool, released by developer andbey0nd.

Also we hear from the Dev that this handy app should also work for 3.41 users.

GameDATA app for PS3:

  • Allows the user to switch location of [game data] between internal HDD and first external USB HDD
  • Allows to install PSN games (or any application/pkg) to external USB HDD
  • Allows to get back to normal mode when you use "Ext. Game Data" option in multiMAN
  • Allows saving space on internal HDD


How to use after you install gameDATA.pkg:

Make sure that no payloads are loaded (do a clean PS3 restart).

1) If you wish to install stuff to external USB - launch the app from "Game Data Mode: [HDD]"
2) You're now in USB MODE (the icon will change to USB device with "Game Data Mode: [USB]" title
3) Install PSN games or launch games - their data will go to the external USB HDD/stick
4) Play your PSN (or disc) games from external USB device
5) Once you're done with the game, either reboot your PS3 or launch the "Game Data Mode: [USB]" to get back to normal mode



GameData Tool PS3 Homebrew Application is Now Available

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#35 - topantita - May 19, 2015 // 8:34 pm
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sorry, but if i change to USB mode, how can i playing the game? because my game manager is grayed out...

#34 - rockmachine - February 15, 2015 // 5:28 pm
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Good app, kinda cool!

#33 - tomson2218 - December 25, 2014 // 12:45 pm
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hello, nice app.

#32 - mbeech - February 3, 2013 // 2:25 pm
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#31 - c1pr14n - December 31, 2012 // 5:12 pm
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Many thanks for this great tool.

#30 - akodinito - November 19, 2012 // 3:04 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by jedaking View Post
Will someone do a 4.30 compatible version of this app plzzz

Get the new one (GAMEDATA3.PKG) that comes with the latest multiman.

#29 - jedaking - November 18, 2012 // 7:07 am
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Will someone do a 4.30 compatible version of this app plzzz

#28 - Emad47 - January 11, 2012 // 3:49 am
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HI Guys, Does Fifa 12 work with this on external??

Thanks for your answer

#27 - HeyManHRU - December 9, 2011 // 7:42 pm
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Hmm, my bad. It said nothing about the game compatibility (in the new version) but you can certainly try and see if it works with Driver San Francisco. Maybe the games didn't work because they contain files larger than 4GB+.

#26 - hugo17 - December 9, 2011 // 7:21 pm
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I know this is to install pkg's to external because I have the previows (1st) version and some games don't work from the external with that version... What I wan't to know is if with this second version more games are now working from external?

Here is a compatibility list of Game data tool version 1:

Compatibility List :

- Working - (28)

Back To The Future (All EPs) *5 In Total*
Bionic Commando 2 Rearmed
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 EP 1
Super Stardust HD
Critter Crunch
Bloodrayne Betrayal
Bomberman ULTRA

The Last Guy

- Not Working - (4)

Plants vs Zombies
(Black Screen After AD's)

(Loads forever but doesn't freeze - able to exit to xmb)
(*During installation stays at 65% for a good while*)

(Back screen freeze - unable to exit to xmb)

(Back screen freeze - unable to exit to xmb)

I've tried driver san francisco and didn't work too (with version 1).