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How to download games faster by using your PC


#1 domthybomb   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:28 AM

*Note - This cannot allow you to download faster than your ISP provides unless you were to download the package file at another location.*

 

Another good reason to do this is would be if you have a bandwidth cap at your home but do have access to unlimited internet some place else. This way you can download 95+% of the game w/o having to use your bandwidth up.

 

Your PC and PS4 must be on the same local network.

 

The program I use is PSX Download Helper. Link to the original site here.

The program is in Japanese but you can change it to English.

If you don't want to bother changing it from Japanese to English, I already created a package with English selected here.

 

What you wanna do is launch PSXDownloadHelper.exe and will end up with this screen.

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Make note of the IP the program gives. This IP is the one given to your PC on your local network.

You then want to go on your PS4 to Settings > Network > Set up Internet Connection

You should already have either Wifi or Ethernet selected based on how you are connected.

Click again and you should be prompted with this screen.

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Choose Custom and then keep hitting X until you come to the Proxy Server Screen. Choose Use and under Address type the IP that was showing in the program's window from earlier as well as the port if it's different. Then in the program hit start. Back on your PS4 hit X to advance through the connection wizard and choose to test internet connection. If all was done well your connection should be successful.

 

Now go to your Library and choose to download the game. Right after it starts go to Notifications > Downloads and pause it. You should then have a link pop up back in the program.

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This link is the link to the game package. You can hit copy and then paste into a browser and start downloading it. Or if you have a bandwidth cap, you can choose to copy the link to a text file and then when you're at a place with unlimited bandwidth start the download then.

 

Once done you want to find the file. Usually in your downloads folder on your PC.

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You then will either drag the file over or choose browser in the program. I dragged it over to here.

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Now you go back to your PS4 to Notifications > Downloads and unpause the file that was being downloaded. If done right you should see the file being downloaded at an insane speed as it's downloading from your PC and not the internet now.

You'll also notice in the program more log files popping up.

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IMPORTANT - After you do this go back into network settings and make sure you set proxy server to "Do Not Use" Otherwise you would need to have the program running all the time to play online on your PS4.



#2 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8783 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

Dom, this feels like advertising...


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#3 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

Thank you I will be trying this in the morning
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#4 domthybomb   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:40 AM

Dom, this feels like advertising...

lol



#5 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7066 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:24 PM

Sounds fishy and download accelerators are bullsh- especially when most Americans have a crud connection. Look how long it took new Xbox One owners to get the patch for Halo.


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#6 kickrockz713   Say it again CAGiversary!   10671 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:27 PM

Dom, this feels like advertising...

Not really, he did this to help out someone from the $20 Dying Light thread. He even posted like a couple hours ago that he was going to make a tutorial for him. Rather than pm it, he just made a thread instead.

 

 

It was for Chewbacca below you I think


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#7 domthybomb   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

Sounds fishy and download accelerators are bullsh- especially when most Americans have a crud connection. Look how long it took new Xbox One owners to get the patch for Halo.

It's not a download accelerator. It allows you to download the game from a PC as for some reason the PS4 downloads really slow. It does download faster in rest mode for some reason. It also can help with people wanting to download games if they have a bandwidth limit as they could download the package file at their work or school.



#8 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:16 PM

seems like a lot of work for something that should just work out of the box.  xbox/pc > sony

 

hasnt everyone already downloaded the 5 games worth playing on the PS4?



#9 ApocalypseTroop   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:22 PM

Got it working except it's still a little slow on my computer.



#10 muzikicon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:02 PM

How do you change the language on the program.  The download provided doesn't have the language fixed.  At least not when I downloaded.  Thank OP!



#11 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

Seems to be working, anyone got a link to the multiplayer half of dying light?
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#12 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49862 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:49 PM

There's always the better solution:

 

1) Wired connection to your console.

 

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2) Faster Internet.



#13 ColinZeal  

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

Seems to be working, anyone got a link to the multiplayer half of dying light?

Search for Dying Light on PSN, click on the game, scroll down, Voilá!



#14 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:43 AM

Search for Dying Light on PSN, click on the game, scroll down, Voilá!


Doesn't work that way lol...
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#15 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 01:11 AM

Alright got the codes if anyone needs them, they are for NA (PS4) of course.

 

Single player: 

 


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#16 Frakistan   "All up in your code... tweakin" CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:21 AM

This tutorial is not complete it only shows how to download games which are less than 4 gb is size, if you want to download games such as GTAV or TLOU via a download manager to get maximum download speeds tell me and I will post the method


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#17 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:54 AM

This tutorial is not complete it only shows how to download games which are less than 4 gb is size, if you want to download games such as GTAV or TLOU via a download manager to get maximum download speeds tell me and I will post the method

yep post it


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#18 Frakistan   "All up in your code... tweakin" CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:37 AM

yep post it

Done

 

https://www.cheapass...hem-to-the-ps4/


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#19 ColinZeal  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

Doesn't work that way lol...

Worked exactly like that for me when I logged into PSN store via my browser lol 



#20 oakleez  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:55 PM

seems like a lot of work for something that should just work out of the box.  xbox/pc > sony

 

hasnt everyone already downloaded the 5 games worth playing on the PS4?

 

Which 5 did you mean?  Wolfenstein, Valiant Hearts, Outlast, Alien Isolation, Guilty Gear?  

...or maybe Velocity 2x, Resident Evil HD, Child of Light, Rayman Legends, Last of Us?  

...or did you just mean 5 exclusives such as Resogun,  Infamous: Second Son, Infamous: First Light, Transistor, and Grim Fandango?

 

I thought fanboyism went out of style in 2005?  All platforms have their pros and cons.  For me, Playstation is a much better option than PC or Xbox.



#21 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:23 PM

Which 5 did you mean?  Wolfenstein, Valiant Hearts, Outlast, Alien Isolation, Guilty Gear?  

...or maybe Velocity 2x, Resident Evil HD, Child of Light, Rayman Legends, Last of Us?  

...or did you just mean 5 exclusives such as Resogun,  Infamous: Second Son, Infamous: First Light, Transistor, and Grim Fandango?

 

I thought fanboyism went out of style in 2005?  All platforms have their pros and cons.  For me, Playstation is a much better option than PC or Xbox.

so now we are calling games that are out on more than one platform exclusives?  hint transistor and grim fandango are not PS4 exclusives, they are also on PC....

 

and its pretty funny the majority of games you have listed are not from the PS4 generation!  Most are just remade for PS4....

 

And its kinda fitting this was your 5th post!

 

edit - I'm also a proud PS3, PS2, PS1 owner, I just havent found a reason to get a PS4 yet.   I will get it eventually to add to my collection of systems.  I'm not a fanboy just surprised that you would have to do this to get it to work faster, never had that issue with any other system I've owned. 



#22 oakleez  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:00 PM

 

so now we are calling games that are out on more than one platform exclusives?  hint transistor and grim fandango are not PS4 exclusives, they are also on PC....

 

and its pretty funny the majority of games you have listed are not from the PS4 generation!  Most are just remade for PS4....

 

And its kinda fitting this was your 5th post!

 

edit - I'm also a proud PS3, PS2, PS1 owner, I just havent found a reason to get a PS4 yet.   I will get it eventually to add to my collection of systems.  I'm not a fanboy just surprised that you would have to do this to get it to work faster, never had that issue with any other system I've owned. 

 

You said "worth playing on the ps4".  Maybe you should have specified "console exclusives".

I also have a ps3... and guess what?  I re-played both Tomb Raider and Last of Us on PS4 and enjoyed them all over again.   I think the lineup has been amazing for a product that has only been out a year.  I'm not a snob when it comes to exclusives, remakes, or indies.... to me if a game is fun I don't care if it is out on 5 other platforms or made by a team of 2 or 2,000.

What does this being my 5th post have to do with anything?   I'm here 99% of the time for the discounts, not the enlightening discussion.  I've also got about 5 posts on slickdeals... pretty sure I signed up there in the '90s. ;-)

 

Back on topic, I honestly don't understand why people care so much about PSN download speeds.  PROTIP:  Stop buying games on day 1 and setup your PS4 to download automagically overnight.  I've never once waited to get a game or a system update.  That said,  I'm 35 years old and I think the last time I actually frantically waited for a download of a game to finish, I was getting Quake 1 off of the cdrom.com FTP site on a 28.8k modem, so I digress. 



#23 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

You said "worth playing on the ps4".  Maybe you should have specified "console exclusives".

I also have a ps3... and guess what?  I re-played both Tomb Raider and Last of Us on PS4 and enjoyed them all over again.   I think the lineup has been amazing for a product that has only been out a year.  I'm not a snob when it comes to exclusives, remakes, or indies.... to me if a game is fun I don't care if it is out on 5 other platforms or made by a team of 2 or 2,000.

What does this being my 5th post have to do with anything?   I'm here 99% of the time for the discounts, not the enlightening discussion.  I've also got about 5 posts on slickdeals... pretty sure I signed up there in the '90s. ;-)

 

Back on topic, I honestly don't understand why people care so much about PSN download speeds.  PROTIP:  Stop buying games on day 1 and setup your PS4 to download automagically overnight.  I've never once waited to get a game or a system update.  That said,  I'm 35 years old and I think the last time I actually frantically waited for a download of a game to finish, I was getting Quake 1 off of the cdrom.com FTP site on a 28.8k modem, so I digress. 

I only brought up exclusives because you did....  

 

I thought it was funny that the your 5th post has so many 5's in it... 

 

I agree with you on the download speeds, as a person a little older than you I remember playing EQ and having to wait on 28k to download patches that took entire days to download, and when someone picked up that phone you were screwed!

 

You need to lighten up!



#24 oakleez  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

Just saying there are plenty of reasons to embrace the PS4... or at a bare minimum get PS+ and start hoarding games now if you know you are going to get one eventually.



#25 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

Just saying there are plenty of reasons to embrace the PS4... or at a bare minimum get PS+ and start hoarding games now if you know you are going to get one eventually.

PS+ is nice and I have a PS3 with a hard drive full of games that I will probably never get to.  Still waiting on 'my' reason to get a PS4.  Perhaps there will be something I need to play that is only on it this year and a deal like the xbox one I got for 265 last fall(brand new COD AW edition from best buy).



#26 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

Ps4 has been worth it since day one. But take your shit argument somewhere else.
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#27 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

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#28 evilw0n   Deals & Games CAGiversary!   1788 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:36 PM

How about you just run a wired network connection to your PS4 and end the problem all together rather than have to download something and then transfer it to your PS4.  

 

Wired networks > Wireless.  Go wired if you want guaranteed bandwidth. 



#29 yssf  

Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:24 PM

Hi, I have been using this method for many months now without any problem.

 

Last week, I downloaded the required pkg files for Journey, Borderlands Collection, Farcry 4 and Assassin's Creed 4. But today while trying to transfer the files to my PS4 using this method, I keep getting "Download failed" on my PS4 for Borderlands Collection, Farcry 4 and Assassin's Creed 4 (games are larger than 4 GB so many files are used), but Journey (the game is below 4 GB) was transferred and installed successfully without any problem.

 

Can anyone please using this method tell me if it's working for them now (like today or during the last days). I am thinking it is size related, but I already used this method before for large games like infamous, last of us, uncharted collection ...

 

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.



#30 Frakistan   "All up in your code... tweakin" CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

Hi, I have been using this method for many months now without any problem.

 

Last week, I downloaded the required pkg files for Journey, Borderlands Collection, Farcry 4 and Assassin's Creed 4. But today while trying to transfer the files to my PS4 using this method, I keep getting "Download failed" on my PS4 for Borderlands Collection, Farcry 4 and Assassin's Creed 4 (games are larger than 4 GB so many files are used), but Journey (the game is below 4 GB) was transferred and installed successfully without any problem.

 

Can anyone please using this method tell me if it's working for them now (like today or during the last days). I am thinking it is size related, but I already used this method before for large games like infamous, last of us, uncharted collection ...

 

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

dont use htis method now or you might get banned


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