QUOTE(ir0nw0lf @ Nov 19 2008, 07:48 PM)
Can be fixed and if/will they fix it are certainly two different things. I don't personally see the incentive for them to fix this and have to spend the time/$$$/manhours on it. Now if it's a simple fix, I could see them doing it.
I'm no master coder, but I literally can't see how this is not a 10 minute fix.
Keep in mind, the game is ALREADY coded to NOT cache to the hard drive if the hard drive isn't present. The simple fact that Microsoft required all games to be coded this way makes a fix very easy to implement. Had the Xbox 360 always come with a HD standard, the fix would be much more complicated, as all games would expect the hard drive to be there, and would always cache files.
As the HD install is basically creating a virtual DVD, what the HD install SHOULD do is report back that there is no HD available for caching whenever a game is installed to the HD.
Game saves would be the exception, but this should also be a trivial fix as game saves are done via a separate method.
Ideally, this can be patched by Microsoft, and it ABSOLUTELY SHOULD BE. Anyone using HD install will be causing unnecessary wear and tear on their HD, and the last thing that Microsoft needs is to cause the console to become even more unreliable when the fix is so laughably simple.This post has been edited by Flagg3: Nov 20 2008, 12:43 AM