Fixing Prototype PS3 Install Issues

A small number of PlayStation 3 owners are having trouble installing Prototype on their consoles. Here's how to trick your PS3 into letting you play, straight from Activision support.

Some PS3 owners are experiencing an error that tells them there is not enough space on their hard drive to install Prototype. Activision is working on a patch for the title that will fix the install issue, but in the meantime, the affected will have to engage their PS3 in a battle of wits. First, hide around the corner, jump out with a loud "boo!", and slip the disc into your PlayStation. That's not part of the official instructions mind you. I just thought I would help make it fun. The real solution lies in changing the amount of data on your hard disk by 700 megs. This means either removing that much, or adding that much. Activision suggests several different ways of doing this.

If your PS3 tells you that you have insufficient hard drive space to install, even if you do, you are going to need to change the available space on your hard drive by 700 MB. This can be done in a number of ways including the following:

- Installing or uninstalling another PS3 game that allows hard drive installation.
- Downloading game demos.
- Removing downloadable content.
- Adding / removing MP3's or movies from the hard drive.
- Etc.

Or, you could simply wait until the fix is available and leave your data alone, but odds are you've got some huge install or demo you can do without just lurking there in the shadows of your hard disk, waiting to enable the game.

PS3 Prototype Installation Issue [Activision Support - Thanks Jolan!]