QUOTE(Jagosix @ Aug 16 2007, 02:50 AM)
You just don't get it do you?
Hello Fellow Gamers. The raw unformatted size is 8.5Gb. But as was stated (after doing some more research) it's actually from 7.92 to 7.95. That's formated & with data. http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD
SO again lets see
Total size of all current downloaded maps & full game is 6.76GB
A full DVD9 is 8.54GB (corrected unformatted) . A x360 DVD can actually hold 7.92 - 7.95 (approximately) So the available space is 1.19GB
4 maps in Gears = 230MB
So in theory 4/x = 230MB/1.19GB x = 26 MAPS!!!
That's still a lot of maps. The point I'm trying to make is the DVD isn't fully filled in. Epic could've added more maps to the disc, but didn't. Now even though the PS3 will have a bigger storage capacity when Unreal 3 comes out, but what about the new maps that aren't a part of the disc. Both consoles are on equal ground in that respect, because the newer user created content won't exist until after the game is released. Regardless of how big your storage capacity is (PC included).
The formatted usable space on a dual layer 360 DVD is 7.05279541015625GB, Or to round off 7.05GB.
There is NO WAY POSSIBLE for a 360 game to use more space on the DVD than this amount (7.05GB).
The position that MS chose to have the layer break on the DVD caused them to lose some space on the disc,
and combined with some of the anti-piracy features they used this is all the usable space there is on the DVD.
Here is the simple math for you (remember that this is based on the Binary system not the Decimal system.)
7572881408 (bytes) / 1024 = 7395392 (Kilobytes) / 1024 = 7222.0625 (Megabytes) / 1024 = 7.05279541015625 (Gigabytes)
And since you mention Gears Of War, why not take a look at Rainbow 6 Vegas?
If I recall correctly the PS3 version also includes 5 unreleased maps (to the 360) and also included both of the
Xbox Live downloads, oh and at no extra charge.
See this image for proof of the size
(image borrowed from Guide to Extracting Security Sectors, Game Images, and Burning Game Backups
by: a9h3x http://www.traptrakz.../X360/tutorial/
The 360 is limited to 7.05GB disc size for usable content. Period. End Of Story.
Edited by ludacrisvp, 16 August 2007 - 09:02 AM.