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PS2 to PS3 memory card

Is there a way to get the info I have saved on my PS@ onto my PS3. I know how to set up a virtual memory card one the 3 but can't figure out how to transfer the old stuff.

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Re: PS2 to PS3 memory card

There is a memory card adapter that you need to purchase (around $15 retail) that will plug into one of the ps3 usb ports and allow you to copy all your ps2 and ps1 memory cards onto your ps3. From that point you just use them as normal with your games.

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I have no manual my problem is I have a First Generaiton Ps3 and would like to transfer my Ps2 memory card and cant figure it out. pleae help thank you Nichole

Prerequisites There is no PS2 memory card slot in the PS3 so will need a Memory Card Adaptor. Sony made an official adapter but there are also a number of cheaper alternatives. Buy one online:
  1. Plug your PS2 memory card into the adaptor
  2. Plug the adaptor into a free USB port on your PS3
  3. Go to the "Game" menu in the XMB and choose "Memory Card Utility (PS/PS2)"
  4. If the adaptor is working you should see an item called "Memory Card (PS2)". Below the title should be the size of the card and how much is in use-in my case "1334 KB / 7998 KB"
  5. Press the controller's Triange button to get the Memory Card options. Select "Copy"
  6. Select "Yes" to confirm the copy from memory card to the hard drive
  7. Enter a name for the new Internal Memory Card that will be created on the hard drive, or leave the default name. I named mine "Original PS2 saves". Select "OK"
  8. The data will be copied. If the amount of saved data is too large, the system will automatically create multiple internal memory cards
  9. You may be informed that the new internal card has been assigned to a "slot". These slots are an emulation of the physical memory card slots in the PS2, so similarly you may only have two internal/virtual cards "plugged in" (assigned) at a time. The internal memory card must be assigned to slot 1 or 2 to be available when you run PS2 games
  10. The new internal memory card should now be showing in the XMB, under Game > Memory Card Utility
  11. Selecting the card will allow you to browse the game saves that were copied across!

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My pS3 slim 120gb will not save pS2 game data

Hi,my ps3 is not a slim version so hope this works ok for you.Return to your ps3 hard drive interface, go to 'game' then 'memory card utility' and create an internal memory card,but to get Abes Odsysee to work you must create the memory card in 'ps' format not 'ps2' worked for me,hope this helps.

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Can not create internal memory card, whenever I try I returned back to the screen that says name a internal memory card.
Create an Internal Memory Card on the PLAYSTATION 3 system HDD as follows:

1. Navigate to [Memory Card Utility (PS/PS2)] under [Game] on the XMB.
2. Press “X” to bring up the “New Internal Memory Card” option.
3. Tell the PLAYSTATION 3 which format you want it to create. PS2 or PS1.
4. Highlight “OK” and press “X” to finish creating the memory card.

Note that you can make new saves on this card while playing PS2 or PS1 games on the PS3, but it does not allow you to transfer saves from a physical memory card to the PS3's HDD. You need the memory card adapter to do that.

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Have a ps3 120 slim. is there any way to play ps2 games?

Yes of course, thats what tops the ps3 i believe, go to game, memory card utility (ps/ps2), create new internal memory card, choose ps2, name it, ok, then put in ps2 game and it will act like a ps2! Regards

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How to change ps3 setting to play ps3 games

create a memory card then selet ps2, then insert a ps2 disc :)

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Ps-2 will not play any saved data from Gran Turismo-3

You can play your PS2 games on your PS3 and save your games on there

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Want to play ps1games

I don't have that problem with mine, I have two memory cards 1 for a PS 1 & 1 for a PS2 and it depends on what game I want to play as to which memory card I put in the 1st slot! maybe your system is different but I don't have any trouble saving anything from PS 1 onto a PS 1 memory card.

I don't know if this helped any, but I sure do hope that you get your problem fixed!!

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How to transfer ps3 saved game to ps2 memory card ?

I'm fairly positive it wont work that way because the ps2 cannot reconize a ps3 game the same way the xbox wont recognize an xbox360 game.

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Hey Lbromeo, The reason why you can't save Ps2 gme from Ps3 is 2 things. either 1 Ps3 has self memory and can't allow Ps2 things or 2 Your system is meesed up. If those 2 dont work, Its a mystery

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Saving ps2 games on ps3

you need to set up a virtual ps2 memory card onto the ps3 hdd. its under the games menu on the xmb

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