150MB is not enough!

#1 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -

So I'm backing up my PS3 saves to the "cloud" and jesus christ who made game saves so damn big!? Dragon Age and Bioshock are 12MB a piece! I have less than 2MB of space left even after I only stuck to one save per game (well, 2 for DA for each of my characters and an extra GOW3 save at Aphrodite's Chamber for those... lonely nights). 
 
What the hell am I supposed to do for future games?! 
 
:(

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" So I'm backing up my PS3 saves to the "cloud" and jesus christ who made game saves so damn big!? Dragon Age and Bioshock are 12MB a piece! I have less than 2MB of space left even after I only stuck to one save per game (well, 2 for DA for each of my characters and an extra GOW3 save at Aphrodite's Chamber for those... lonely nights).  What the hell am I supposed to do for future games?!  :( "
Fallout 3 was the worst. Since there was a bug where "Goo piles" Did not go away. So each file just got bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. 
#3 Posted by PufferFiz (1387 posts) -

just save your main save, the rest can be put on a flashdrive or something.

#4 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -
@PufferFiz said:
" just save your main save, the rest can be put on a flashdrive or something. "
Thats what I did, but I'm still tapped out...
#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" @PufferFiz said:
" just save your main save, the rest can be put on a flashdrive or something. "
Thats what I did, but I'm still tapped out... "
How much space do you even have frees? 
#6 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Wow, that's it? I don't have many PS3 games so I would be fine but if I had a lot of games like I do with my 360, that wouldn't be near enough for my saves. Maybe you can sign up for Playstation Super Plus for 300 MB storage.....heh

#7 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @Enigma777 said:
" @PufferFiz said:
" just save your main save, the rest can be put on a flashdrive or something. "
Thats what I did, but I'm still tapped out... "
How much space do you even have frees?  "
Under 2MB. Probably around 1.7
#8 Posted by NeVeRMoRe666 (267 posts) -
@Enigma777:  For a second, I thought you said "fapped out". heh.
#9 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -

They should make it 400 for yearly and 200 for tri-monthly.

#10 Edited by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:

" They should make it 400 for yearly and 200 for tri-monthly. "

hehe, also known as quarterly
#11 Posted by Punk1984 (549 posts) -

I actually only ended up with a little more than 30 MB left. I uploaded all my saves I think that was kind of a mistake like if I run out of space I'll delete some I know I won't use. It is still nice just to have the option though.

#12 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@sickVisionz said:
" @Snapstacle said:

" They should make it 400 for yearly and 200 for tri-monthly. "

hehe, also known as quarterly "
#13 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -

I don't even have space for my Ghost Ship data in Wipeout HD :(

#14 Edited by awesomeusername (4221 posts) -
@Enigma777: Go to the game data utility and delete the games you don't play. I've found that those take up a lot of space and it's not doing anything other then having to update a game whenever you play again. 
 
Edit: Oops, I thought you meant that was how much space you had on the PS3. Can't help you there, just buy another usb stick. 
#15 Edited by xyzygy (10079 posts) -

Wow, only 150 MB? Seriously? If I was gaming on my PS3 as much as my 360 that limit would have been far exceeded, I know that some games can have ridiculously large save files.
 
@PufferFiz said:

" just save your main save, the rest can be put on a flashdrive or something. "

I thought the whole point of the cloud save thing was because the PS3 saves are copy protected and people wanted another place to store their saves since USB isn't an option.
#16 Posted by Punk1984 (549 posts) -
@Enigma777: I didn't upload any of my wipeout hd files there were just too many
#17 Posted by LinksOcarina (161 posts) -

Soon enough it will all be through terabyte hard drives, so it won't matter methinks.
 
Got to wait ten or so years but it should happen.

#18 Posted by Doctorchimp (4056 posts) -

Wait what the fuck?
 
Plus Cloud is only at a 150 mb limit?

#19 Posted by N7 (3684 posts) -

Well, let's hope you haven't played Mafia 2 with it's 44MB save file.

#20 Posted by onarum (2306 posts) -

you shouldn't have that many games ongoing, this would be used more so you can keep you currently being played games backed up, not so you can store every single save of every single game you've ever played on the system.
 
But yeah 150Mb is a tad low, I think it should be at least triple that.

#21 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

I was thinking about this before, they should let you install a program to your own server to let people upload to there. So if you trust a website not to delete your saves, you can sign up to send your saves there.

#22 Posted by nabokovfan87 (203 posts) -

FYI, save files are protected.  Anything with trophies in the game you cannot copy to a usb stick.  Backup those games first and foremost, anything that you can actually copy to a usb drive would be a good idea to save space.
 
That ignores the blatant fact that hard drive space is REDICULOUSLY CHEAP and sony is being stingy as hell when a 1 tb drive (1024 gigabytes, which is 1024 megabytes, so that is 1,000,202,039,296 bytes of useable space after formatting for the price of one playstation plus yearly subscription.)  Tell my, why isn't the limit 1 GB per account then.  AT THE MINIMUM you can get a dropbox integration into psn and every person has 2 gb right there.
 
Keep in mind folks, this whole pay to save your game is the only way to ensure you actually get to keep your saves.  If you have a ps3 die on you, ylod or otherwise, and you take the hdd into a new ps3 or a refurb'd ps3, then it formats the drive automatically to curb piracy.  Also, if you have the backup of the drive done through the backup utility then the new ps3 which you put the backup on will only get the un-copy protected content.  Meaning every save, demo, and game download is gone, and you have to redownload them all through the store, launch them to update them, and then start all over again because you lost your save.
 
How do I know this, it happened to me, not once, not twice, but thrice, and my 2nd ylod is sitting in the closet, number 7 was stolen and I am effing done until this bullcrap resolves itself.

#23 Posted by xyzygy (10079 posts) -
@onarum said:
" you shouldn't have that many games ongoing, this would be used more so you can keep you currently being played games backed up, not so you can store every single save of every single game you've ever played on the system.  But yeah 150Mb is a tad low, I think it should be at least triple that. "
I was under the impression that the purpose of cloud saves were to have a backup of all your old save files if your hard drive fails.
#24 Posted by Shadow (4988 posts) -

I'd say that's enough to save the stuff you actually care about.

#25 Edited by The_Painted (181 posts) -
@xyzygy:  Not every PS3 game has protected saves. You can easily back up most saves to a flash drive, since there are only a few games that use protected saves.
 
But yes, 150mb seems like it wouldn't be enough for some people. I personally don't have a problem with it since I only have a few saves that I actually care about it, but I can see why people would complain.
#26 Posted by onarum (2306 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" @onarum said:
" you shouldn't have that many games ongoing, this would be used more so you can keep you currently being played games backed up, not so you can store every single save of every single game you've ever played on the system.  But yeah 150Mb is a tad low, I think it should be at least triple that. "
I was under the impression that the purpose of cloud saves were to have a backup of all your old save files if your hard drive fails. "
why would you want to keep saves for a game you've beaten already? the most important ones to backup are the ones that you are still actively playing.
#27 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -
@onarum said:
" @xyzygy said:
" @onarum said:
" you shouldn't have that many games ongoing, this would be used more so you can keep you currently being played games backed up, not so you can store every single save of every single game you've ever played on the system.  But yeah 150Mb is a tad low, I think it should be at least triple that. "
I was under the impression that the purpose of cloud saves were to have a backup of all your old save files if your hard drive fails. "
why would you want to keep saves for a game you've beaten already? the most important ones to backup are the ones that you are still actively playing. "
Because you may be proud of your accomplishments? Because you may have spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours in a game and you want something to show for it? Because you may want that save file so you can import it in a sequel? 
#28 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1786 posts) -
#29 Posted by John_Lawlz (110 posts) -

So this made me think about trophies. If your harddrive fails, and you get a new ps3, do you only get the trophies from the saves you have or do you get them all when you transfer regardless? It's never happened to me so i'm not entirely sure how this works.

#30 Edited by onarum (2306 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:

" @onarum said:

why would you want to keep saves for a game you've beaten already? the most important ones to backup are the ones that you are still actively playing. "
Because you may be proud of your accomplishments? Because you may have spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours in a game and you want something to show for it? Because you may want that save file so you can import it in a sequel?  "
Isn't that what trophies are for? personally I don't give a crap about that stuff, when I play a game is to entertain myself not to eventually show off my "accomplishments".
 
Importing save status into a sequel is a valid point, but the games that do that are very few.
 
If you want to keep all the saves for all games you've ever played for posterity, you family heirloom or whatever you can easily do that in a 5 dollar pendrive, cloud saving is for mobility, so you can easily continue your ongoing games on any system with ease, not a complete backup solution.
 
But again, I agree with you that 150MB is a tad low.
#31 Posted by Tebbit (4486 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:
" @sickVisionz said:
" @Snapstacle said:

" They should make it 400 for yearly and 200 for tri-monthly. "

hehe, also known as quarterly "
"
Hey, McBain? You suck!
#32 Posted by Berserker976 (398 posts) -
@John_Lawlz: trophies are linked to your account, so as long as you have that all of your trophies will remain intact
#33 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -
@John_Lawlz: if you hard drive fails the only trophies you will keep are the ones currently synced. So remember kids: Sync your trophies.
#34 Posted by MattyFTM (14434 posts) -

There is a size limit for the cloud storage? That's dumb. I mean, the people who are going to be affected by it are people who own the most games. Those people are Sony's best customers. So they buy lots of games and they pay for a PS+ subscription, and they can't store all of their files. 

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#35 Posted by JJWeatherman (14573 posts) -

I propose they go the Dropbox route: Recruit friends to Playstation and you get an added 20 megs a pop.

#36 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -
@onarum said:
" @Enigma777 said:

" @onarum said:

why would you want to keep saves for a game you've beaten already? the most important ones to backup are the ones that you are still actively playing. "
Because you may be proud of your accomplishments? Because you may have spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours in a game and you want something to show for it? Because you may want that save file so you can import it in a sequel?  "
Isn't that what trophies are for? personally I don't give a crap about that stuff, when I play a game is to entertain myself not to eventually show off my "accomplishments".  Importing save status into a sequel is a valid point, but the games that do that are very few. If you want to keep all the saves for all games you've ever played for posterity, you family heirloom or whatever you can easily do that in a 5 dollar pendrive, cloud saving is for mobility, so you can easily continue your ongoing games on any system with ease, not a complete backup solution.  But again, I agree with you that 150MB is a tad low. "
A.) Not all PS3 games have trophies 
 
B.) Trophies are not always comprehensive. Getting a Platinum =/= you 100% everything in the game
#37 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2690 posts) -
@N7 said:
"Well, let's hope you haven't played Mafia 2 with it's 44MB save file. "

I hope a lot of people didn't play mafia 2. 

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