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#1 traverso

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:02 AM

Guide To Backing Up Xbox Games
Written By: Brian Traverso


THIS GUIDE IS ONLY TO BE USED TO BACKUP YOUR OWN GAMES

What You Will Need:
-A Dvd burner that can burn Dvd-r's.
-Qwix (You can download it HERE).
-A burning program (Personally, I like Nero. You can download a free trial HERE at their site).
-A modded Xbox (i think burned dvds work with softmodding, i have no idea).
-The ability to FTP to your Xbox (I use Flashfxp Download a free trial HERE).

How To Do It
1. Turn on your xbox and put the game that you want to copy in.

2. Go over to your computer and open up Flashfxp (or another ftp program).

3. Ftp over to your xbox and copy everything that is in the D:/ directory into a empty folder on your computer (ex: C:/Xbox Games).

4. Wait for everything to finish ftping and then open up Qwix.

5. Click the "Create Iso" button on the left hand side.

6. Select the folder that you put the xbox game files in, and click "Create Iso" (put the iso file in the same folder as your xbox game files.

7. Once that is done, Open up Nero, (or another dvd burning program) and go to "Burn Image To Disk"

8. Select the ISO file that you made, and click burn. (you want to burn at 2x speed)

9. When it finishes burning, Celebrate, you have just made an xbox game backup.

10. (Check the disk in your xbox to make sure that it works).

Tips
-I use FujiFilm DVD-Rs, Each backup has worked flawlessly with these.

-Its important to burn at a low speed, otherwise you might get some errors.

-If you decide to go to blockbuster, copy their games, and get caught, im not laiable.

#2 Ghost_13

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:08 AM

nice little explination, quick and the the point like it, two thumbs up, cheers beerchug.gif

#3 Dagoth

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:40 PM

Non ISO Method:

1. FTP the contents of D:\ to a folder on your PC
3. Apply media check patches using your favourite patch program
3. Burn the FTP'd contents to Disk using Nero (using DVD/UDF option)

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE(traverso @ Apr 28 2005, 04:08 AM)
8. Select the ISO file that you made, and click burn. (you want to burn at 2x speed)

-Its important to burn at a low speed, otherwise you might get some errors.



This is dependant on many factors, and in most cases have no importance at all.

The best Xbox DVD-drive, the Samsung, handles even poorly recorded media well, as it only reads up to max 5X-6X, at which speed it has no problems reading discs with even high PI/PIF errors.

If your DVD-burner handles the media well, regardless of cheap or quality media, and produces discs with low error rates (scan your burns with a drive that supports PI/PIF scanning), it should work fine in your Xbox REGARDLESS WHAT YOUR BURNING SPEED IS.

I have an Xbox with a Samsung drive, and it reads media rated for and burned at 16X without problems. It reads shitty media burned at 8X with high PI/PIF too. In fact, so far, I have not come across the most poorest burns that did not read in the Samsung.

Of course, as I said, it is dependant on many factors. Earlier Xbox drives like the Thomson, are not the best, and PI/PIF rates on your burns might have larger impact.

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 02:27 PM

In fact I would even recommend against burning 2X with discs rated for higher speeds. In many cases it will produce discs with higher PI/PIF rates and thus a poorer recorded and harder to read disc. Again, dependant on recorder, but high speed recorders are optimalized for high speed and the speed the media is rated for.

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#6 traverso

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 08:32 PM

well, i just thought i would make a guide on how to make a game backup. this is what works for me, and if you guys dont have anything nice to say, then you can blow me.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:24 PM

MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#8 death_driver_911

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE
well, i just thought i would make a guide on how to make a game backup. this is what works for me, and if you guys dont have anything nice to say, then you can blow me.


whats that about? you write a tut for people to FOLLOW. people give you valid info for your tut so other people can follow it without problems. if you dont give a shit about anyone else besides yourslef then why the hell did you post this? also you should say the discs you use are TY discs becuase they are most likely made in japan. Fujifilm discs made in Taiwan are crap discs.

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Edited by death_driver_911, 30 April 2005 - 10:45 PM.


#9 traverso

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:49 PM

my bad, just got pissed off




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