Having the Plus and disc version of a game on one PS4

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  • #245411
    ron_mcphatty
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    Hi all. I’ve got Ground Zeroes on disc and I’m tempted to download the Plus version next month, just for discless convenience, does anyone know if there’s gonna be any issues doing this? I assume the save will work but is there a risk of corruption between versions? Will I end up with two icons and twice the hard drive space taken up? If I decide not to renew Plus in the future, will I still be able to just insert the disc and play without issue without reinstalling and updating? I hope I’m not asking stupid questions, a quick Google only came back with speculation about Driveclub so I thought I’d ask you clever beans instead :)

    #245413
    Tony Cawley
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    All I know is some games have been absolutely fine in this regard whereas others have been a pain in the arse and not converted saves across etc. My advice is download the plus version and if everything is all good then you’re free to do what you please with your disc.

    #245423
    ron_mcphatty
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    Cheers Tony, I’ll definitely back up the save just in case! Have you ever done a purchase from the game icon that the disc installs?

    #245460
    Youles
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    Yeah that’s probably good advice. On PS3 it was ok about 99% of the time, but then Tomb Raider Anniversary was an exception for one (although slightly different – the save worked for the individual game, but not when it was released as part of a Tomb Raider trilogy).

    I certainly don’t think you will get two icons. But sadly I don’t think the digital version will act as a licence, in that it won’t just be able to use the install from your disc version having added the digital version to your download list/library – I’m pretty sure you’ll have to download the entire game which is annoying. Therefore as long as your save is uploaded, I recommend deleting the game data of the disc version before downloading the digital version just to try and avoid any problems, then download your save file once the digital version is installed.

    #245463
    ron_mcphatty
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    Thanks Youles, its a shame the digital and disc versions aren’t interchangeable. I recently upgraded my hard drive and noticed plenty of ‘Application Data’ downloads along side the game files and updates for Plants v Zombies and First Light, so thought they might be. I think that in the name of science I’m going to experiment with Ground Zeroes, with my save file safely backed up, and then do as you say when its inevitably gone to shit 😊

    #245511
    a inferior race
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    You will need to let us know how you get on

    #245520
    Youles
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    Yeah, it’s worth trying in case I’m wrong, then long downloads can be avoided in future but I think I tried this with PvZ and it didn’t work, but then that’s not to say it may not work with other games. As AIR says, would be interested to know what you find! ;)

    #245754
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Well, it turns out the answer is very straightforward! I scrolled to the game icon and then down to see the price as ‘Free’ in the trademark Plus yellow, selected that, made the purchase and then, when choosing the usual ‘Download’ option I saw this…
    http://t.co/5Xlbis5LmE

    So you definitely have to delete the disc install in order to use a digital version of the same game. I’m gonna finish up the trophies in Ground Zeroes and then I’ll muck around and report back with the going back to disc story!

    #245793
    Youles
    Participant

    Cheers for confirming mate, I thought that might be the case. Seems silly it can’t just act as a licence and continue playing – particularly since all disc games fully install these days!!

    #245875
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    You’re right, I can think of a few reasons why it’s not allowed and then plenty of ways around them. Never mind, at least I’m on unlimited broadband, speaking of which I’m up from 0.16 to 5Mbps now, yay!

    #245895
    Youles
    Participant

    That’s quite the improvements, internet-wise! ;)

    #245921
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Hah true, all I can say is Sky are good at fixing the problems their system creates!

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