The PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console has many of the attributes of a standalone computer; however, the PS3's operating system cannot install the Java operating system that functions invisibly inside of a website or on the desktop. To run a Java virtual machine game on the PS3, exploit a hidden feature built into the PS3's operating system. The Java game must be downloaded on a PC first, and you will also need a USB flash drive. You will not have to make any modifications to the PS3.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- USB flash drive
Download a Java virtual machine game from the Internet, for example, the Blu-ray Disc Java (BD-J) "Blaster Bunny" game (see Resources). Double-click the file after it has downloaded to decompress it to a program on the desktop.
Insert the USB connector of the flash drive in a USB port on the computer. Wait for the icon of the USB flash drive to appear on the desktop.
Drag the "BD-J" program onto the icon of the USB flash drive. Wait as a copy progress window appears, fills in and then disappears.
Right-click the USB flash drive's icon. Select "Eject" from the pop-up menu. Remove the flash drive from the computer.
Insert the USB connector of the flash drive in a USB port on the front of the PS3.
Turn on the PS3. Navigate from the Home menu to "Video." Select "USB Device" from beneath "Video."
Select "ACHD" from the list of choices to the right of "USB Device." Select "BDJ-1" from the list of choices to the right of "ACHD." Press the "X" button on the PS3 controller to run the Java virtual machine game.
Tips and warnings
- Restarting the PS3 after running the Java virtual machine game will prevent any glitches from happening with the operating system.
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