How to Run a Java Virtual Machine Game on a PS3

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How to Run a Java Virtual Machine Game on a PS3
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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

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Things you need

  • PC
  • USB flash drive

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Right-click the USB flash drive's icon. Select "Eject" from the pop-up menu. Remove the flash drive from the computer.

  5. 5

    Insert the USB connector of the flash drive in a USB port on the front of the PS3.

  6. 6

    Turn on the PS3. Navigate from the Home menu to "Video." Select "USB Device" from beneath "Video."

  7. 7

    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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