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[Proper Tutorial] How to download games from PSN to a PC and transfer them to the PS4.


#1 Frakistan   "All up in your code... tweakin" CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:36 AM

ok guys, some Bad News.  Some users have been Banned by Sony in the last 24 hours for using this method, a couple have even receive an email telling them why they were banned.

Users who were banned may have been using this method to cheat in online only games.

Users who were banned play the following and have used this method to download and play these games.

1: Elder Scrolls Online

 

2: Final Fantasy XIV

 

3: Battlefield 4

 

Most cheaters were from BF4 who exploited this method to create artificial lag which somehow worked to their advantage.

 

One user from ESO reports he told sony that he just used this method to download and not cheat so why was he banned... Sony said this method is against their terms and conditions anyways.

expect this method to be blocked in a future firmware update .


if any of you have been banned,please tell us below. no one knows if the band is permanent or temporary until sony blocks this method.

SO IN SHORT, DON'T USE THIS METHOD AGAIN



#2 Chewbacca's Abortion   The Midnight Creeper CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Chewbacca's Abortion

Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:41 AM

sweet thanks



#3 duality46  

Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:11 AM

thanks man. very helpful guide



#4 SamoUS  

Posted 06 May 2015 - 07:20 PM

I don't know what's wrong
I did all the steps, but when I tried PVZ for an example
I always get two links 4+4 and it's 13 GB
Also with GTA gives only two links
What's the problem

#5 Lashley   #BOOTY CAGiversary!   264 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

I don't know what's wrong
I did all the steps, but when I tried PVZ for an example
I always get two links 4+4 and it's 13 GB
Also with GTA gives only two links
What's the problem

Wouldn't you copy the steps at the bottom?

 

Thanks for the guide btw, might try it later



#6 SamoUS  

Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:39 AM

I have tried it, someone helped me
And now I do this as my regular download in PS4

Thanks for the guide :)

#7 Lashley   #BOOTY CAGiversary!   264 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

I have tried it, someone helped me
And now I do this as my regular download in PS4

Thanks for the guide :)

Is it as easy as following the guide in post 1?

 

Thanks



#8 SamoUS  

Posted 19 July 2015 - 11:47 PM

Is it as easy as following the guide in post 1?

Thanks


Yes it's very easy... I was a stupid misunderstand from me lol

#9 GilangGirindra  

GilangGirindra

Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:45 AM

Its still working right now?



#10 duality46  

Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:16 PM

Its still working right now?

Yes, it is still working.



#11 Dreadjaws  

Dreadjaws

Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:40 AM

Hi, guys, I'm new here.  I recently found this thread while I was looking for a solution to my problem, but I have a couple of doubts.  You see, where I live internet is limited and I have a data cap, so downloading games at home from the PS4 is out of the question.  So far I've done it by taking the console to a friend's house, but the closest one lives at 4 km, and I have to travel by motorcycle, since I live outside the city, which I don't like because while the console is more or less safe in my backpack, it's still a bit dangerous for obvious reasons.

 

Anyway, I wanted to know if this is a good solution when you have a data cap.  I mean, when transfering from the PC to the PS4 through the ethernet cable it doesn't spend it, does it?

 

Second, I want to know if this process can also be done with the PS3 or if it's exclusive to the PS4.

 

Any replies will be appreciated, thanks in advance.



#12 Draz  

Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:57 PM

How do you "transfer" the file you have downloaded on your PC to your PS4? I don't quite understand. When I do this, it's still downloading with the same speed, like 0.10 MB/s 



#13 JikiNova   Player, not a gamer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2015 - 03:09 PM

How do you "transfer" the file you have downloaded on your PC to your PS4? I don't quite understand. When I do this, it's still downloading with the same speed, like 0.10 MB/s 

Once all files are downloaded to pc, all you have to do is tick the "local download" and keep the proxy running. Very useful tool but even if you have downloaded games, internet and account access are still required for initiate the download.



#14 Draz  

Posted 05 September 2015 - 03:15 PM

Once all files are downloaded to pc, all you have to do is tick the "local download" and keep the proxy running. Very useful tool but even if you have downloaded games, internet and account access are still required for initiate the download.

Eh... Tick local download where exactly?



#15 JikiNova   Player, not a gamer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2015 - 03:39 PM

First screen after launch the app. And second button where you selecting the local .pkg file. You have it in first post with pictures.



#16 ZCG   ZeldaCubeGamer CAGiversary!   333 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2015 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Frakistan!  I haven't tried/used this yet, but this is incredibly helpful info.  Rated your topic max stars =D



#17 bizFREAK  

bizFREAK

Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:21 PM

Ok. So I have tried this out and it works. Thanks so much for this awesome gift...

Just one little thing, if anyone can help me with this...
Can the files I download, e.g. an update file for Destiny, be used by my friend as well if I provide him with the files? Or are the files bound to just one account?

Any help will be greatly appreciated cz we live in a country with a very limited bandwidth and if I can do this, he won't have to download the entire game himself.



#18 AirennS  

Posted 17 October 2015 - 04:44 PM

Hi; I'm trying to use the PSX download helper to download game updates through my PC, but I run into problems when I go to test Internet connection through both WiFi and LAN. On LAN, it says that there's no cable connected (which is fair, because we use only wireless [Verizon Broadband]) but when i try through WiFi, again setting up through the same network my PC is connected to, and following the same basic steps to LAN so that I'm only changing the Proxy server, it tells me that it can't connect to the Internet in the time allotted. I'd really like to use this to download game updates using public WiFi as Verizon Broadband has a limit on the data and charges us $15/GB over the limit, and hauling my PS4 and monitor into town to either campus or the library is a pain in the ass.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Google has been no help.



#19 Frakistan   "All up in your code... tweakin" CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2015 - 01:25 PM

Ok. So I have tried this out and it works. Thanks so much for this awesome gift...

Just one little thing, if anyone can help me with this...
Can the files I download, e.g. an update file for Destiny, be used by my friend as well if I provide him with the files? Or are the files bound to just one account?

Any help will be greatly appreciated cz we live in a country with a very limited bandwidth and if I can do this, he won't have to download the entire game himself.

Yes anyone can use the files you have downloaded



#20 mohammed1212  

mohammed1212

Posted 01 November 2015 - 09:13 PM

i downloaded the psx download helper but then when i click on the play button it says words in chinese or japanese and next to it says :  ''value cannot be null''



#21 kanabel  

Posted 27 November 2015 - 07:42 PM

Nice job on tutorial.

But I am still facing one final hurdle.

When I try to resume download on ps3, it is still downloading via PSN and not from my PC.

Any ideas?

 

Also I had closed PSX down while downloading in PC. When I reopened it, all earlier data was lost.

Now I dont have a place where I can select local for the pkg file I already downloaded.

In other words, how do I use pkg file at a later date for myself? Or how can I share it with my friend who dont want to download again?

 

 

Thanks in advance.



#22 JikiNova   Player, not a gamer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:13 PM

Untick offline mode and make sure the proxy is enabled.

#23 kanabel  

Posted 28 November 2015 - 05:25 AM

Thanks.

I am sure the proxy is enabled.

 

By untick offline mode, do you mean that button after offline textbox? (So the button should read enable?)

 

One more question, would still my download speed on PS3 from PC still depend on my crappy download speed?



#24 JikiNova   Player, not a gamer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:52 AM

Turn off offline raising and any enabled offline .pkg in history/log. I think offline mode doesn't work at all.

 

Local download depends only on your LAN speed ~ 8-10MB/s. I tried with 1gbps ethernet but the downlink was the same as with normal 100mb/s card.



#25 kanabel  

Posted 28 November 2015 - 03:12 PM

I ensured offline is not working. Sill no luck

But thanks for trying.

 

Sometimes Life is what it is 



#26 JikiNova   Player, not a gamer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2015 - 05:18 PM

Can you Complete connection test when the downloader is down? If so, the Proxy is not configured.

If new downloads are ok, then you still have offline ticked somewhere on the one that doesn't work. Also, try different port. The final solution is delete config file and start over. As long as you have .pkg on pc you are safe. I'm sure you have offline enable somwhere, I had the same problem a month ago.

#27 kanabel  

Posted 05 December 2015 - 04:24 AM

Thanks. I figured it out.

The problem was I was trying to download from PC via WIfi.

And the speed was so slow - I thought it was downloading from internet.

Replaced Wifi with LAN and BAM!- Lightning speed :)

 

Thanks for taking the time, man. Appreciate it.



#28 Lashley   #BOOTY CAGiversary!   264 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2015 - 09:29 PM

Does this still work? Might use it for storing unused PS4 games



#29 yssf  

Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:57 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 Rock_sri  

Rock_sri

Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:36 AM

Great tutorial... Hats off to you Frakistan for making it easy for everyone. This is a great one and works perfect. I used this to download Uncharted and GTA V. At WiFi the speed is about 1.3MB/s whereas at LAN it is a whooping 13MB/s. 

 

And for you Yssf, even in my first try I got the same error as yours, "Download Failed" and it showed file was corrupted. I deleted the file on PS4 and did the process again and it worked. Ensure "auto replace file is turned on". It doesn't work without it when manually selecting each file as the PS4 downloads.