Sep 27 2003, 11:42 PM
Due to the large number of people asking the very basic question - "How do I backup games to my hard drive?" - Here it is.
Its so very simple that almost feel stupid making a guide for it, but I guess people like to know whats going on before they start.
1) Get the latest version of dvd2xbox (Click HERE
to find out where to get it, HINT: its xbox/apps/filemanager) - Do NOT PM me or E-Mail me asking for software.
2) Install dvd2xbox on your xbox (This is covered in other guides)
3) Start app:
4) Insert Game (I am using Mechassault for this guide):
5) Press A
6) Select Location to Save game (you can specify other locations in the .xml file) - Press A
7) Notice that the app reads the game name from the .xbe and names the folder appropriately. Press Start to begin copying.
8) The game is then copied to the hard drive.
9) Once finished, the app then patches all .xbe's and ejects the game
10) Nothing else to do, so there you go, backup your game in less then 10 steps
Notes: let me know if there is anything that I missed or what not. If there is a demand, I may add a guide for using dvd2xbox for a dvd movie, which would quickly turn this into a dvd2xbox manual....
Sep 27 2003, 11:46 PM
DVD2XBOX is a great application but-
Do you hear a low, sharp noise when you are copying a game to your HD? Its like your ears are ringing or something.
Sep 27 2003, 11:59 PM
|QUOTE (shanafan @ Sep 27 2003, 08:46 PM)|
| DVD2XBOX is a great application but-|
Do you hear a low, sharp noise when you are copying a game to your HD? Its like your ears are ringing or something.
Umm...no, and I doubt it is a sound generated by the software. More than likely it's emitted from your drive.
Also, thread added to pinned list.
Sep 28 2003, 12:08 AM
|Do you hear a low, sharp noise when you are copying a game to your HD? Its like your ears are ringing or something.|
It might be your TV - I get that a lot.
Anyway, great tut heinrich. You use the xdk or video capture card for the screenshots?
Sep 28 2003, 12:16 AM
I used the XDK, and I think I might as well make more of a 'manual' for dvd2xbox (as if it even needs one) We'll see how bored I get this weekend
And shanafan, dont believe I've a noise like that. Maybe you should get your TV, or your ears checked out
Sep 29 2003, 01:43 PM
Great tutorial! The sad thing is that if there is anyone that can't figure out how to use this program they're probably not going to have the foresight to do a search to find this.
I love the new version 0.45, even EASIER than the last version if that is possible.
Sep 29 2003, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the tutorial. I guess I wouldve found out how easy it was if I wouldve just installed it, lol.
Sep 30 2003, 02:24 AM
Ok, I have a small gripe. This thing seems to totally install things, and HIDE them. I went about looking for the file to link in my games menu, and couldnt find the directory anywhere. Well, I popped the disc back it, browsed it, and found my file. (every linked file seems to be default.xbe) Anyhow, I added the line to my Evox.ini file, to find a dead link, and a working link in my games submenu (dead link being red). I removed my modified file and replaced it with the old one, and the link to my game is in there, even though I didnt add it. My only question is, how will I remove it (if I ever decide to) if I cant find it.
Sep 30 2003, 02:26 AM
this should be pinned
Sep 30 2003, 02:33 AM
|QUOTE (nezff @ Sep 29 2003, 11:26 PM)|
| this should be pinned |
It is "pinned"
Look in the very top thread
Sep 30 2003, 02:54 AM
|QUOTE (TonyTurboII @ Sep 29 2003, 11:24 PM)|
| Ok, I have a small gripe. This thing seems to totally install things, and HIDE them. I went about looking for the file to link in my games menu, and couldnt find the directory anywhere. Well, I popped the disc back it, browsed it, and found my file. (every linked file seems to be default.xbe) Anyhow, I added the line to my Evox.ini file, to find a dead link, and a working link in my games submenu (dead link being red). I removed my modified file and replaced it with the old one, and the link to my game is in there, even though I didnt add it. My only question is, how will I remove it (if I ever decide to) if I cant find it. |
It doesn't hide anything. In fact, it TELLS you the destination of the game or video before it even backs it up.
Furthermore, the dead link was the one you added; you obviously did it wrong. The one that showed up is EvoX's AutoAddItem - it automatically sees the game folder and adds it to the menu. When you remove the game, the menu item is no longer displayed.
I have no idea how you can consider this a gripe...
Oct 3 2003, 05:24 AM
Hah, I was looking in the wrong partition. I was linking to the wrong partition too.
Oct 4 2003, 10:11 PM
you can do dvd movies too? does it encode the movies and take like 5 hours or does it just rip them?
Nov 2 2003, 07:16 PM
|QUOTE (FWAxeIbanez @ Oct 4 2003, 07:11 PM)|
| you can do dvd movies too? does it encode the movies and take like 5 hours or does it just rip them? |
dvd2xbox just rips the movie from the dvd, it does not encode it.
Nov 2 2003, 09:03 PM
Yeah i have a question. Right now i am currently running dvd2xbox 3.6 and i realized i am really far behind in the updates. So i downloaded the newest version 5. When i try opening the app it doesnt load. I am running evox 3929. I also updated my evox today and before when i ran evox 1.8 it did the same thing. And i am using a matrix modchip with the evox M7 bios. I dont know if any of those peices of info help but im just wondering why i cant get dvd2xbox to run.
P.S. i also tried thr 4.9 version and it did the same.
Nov 2 2003, 11:36 PM
Delete the whole dvd2xbox directory on your xbox (so ALL files are removed) then put the new version on. If the config file is corrupt or wrong I've found it can cause it to hang. If you are trying to keep your old config, don't, since it's changed a bit. Just edit the new one.
Nov 4 2003, 02:43 AM
of course I am a Noob and just learning but you were like me once too... Anyway do you have to have the mod chip to make the copies of the games you own on your hd? I have just an xbox and am going to upgrade the hd and want to just rip my games to that, so is it needed?
Nov 4 2003, 08:56 PM
Yes you need a modchip (ideally) before you can change the hdd or copy and run games from the HDD. You can do a softmod via exploits, or even flash the onboard TSOP, but I don't have much knowledge of this, and you will probably end up with a lot more problems. I suggest you do some searching and reading of these forums and the tutorials on xbox-scene. You will find a wealth of info on all your basic questions, and then you can decide what method and or modchip is right for you.
Nov 6 2003, 03:21 PM
If i do this procedure and store the game on my xbox hard drive (which i've tested with my halo). Is it theoretically possible to FTP into the box, copy all the contents onto your PC Hard drive and then burn the contents to DVD so they are backed up on DVD or is there a simpler process. ?
and would i need craxation to create an image once i store all the contents on PC HD?
Nov 6 2003, 03:46 PM
Yes, you'd need to FTP to your Xbox and transfer everything to your PC. Then you use Craxtion to create the image. Then burn it on the appropriate DVD (I recommend RecordMax Now 4.5).
There's no simpler process than that that I know of, other than just FTPing directly from your D drive with the original disc (and skipping the step of using dvd2xbox to back it up).
Nov 6 2003, 08:09 PM
Thanks I figured that much... One quick question... I tried viewing contents of the disc in FTP Program (WS FTP) and I was only able to see two directories with few files in them and the files were totalling less then 200 megs and the game (HALO) i know for sure is over 2.5GBs ... Is there a certain method program that is needed to view all of its contents ?
Nov 7 2003, 03:49 AM
|QUOTE (jaysen @ Nov 7 2003, 07:09 AM)|
Is there a certain method program that is needed to view all of its contents ?
You cannot see hidden files using ws ftp. Switch to FlashFXP on another FTP client that will let you view hidden files!
Nov 8 2003, 12:13 PM
Once a DVD Movie is ripped to the hdd which is best to view the vob DVD-X or XBMP? Also do the movie menus show up, what I mean is it viewable just like the original DVD? 2 part question.
Nov 8 2003, 01:55 PM
SOMEONE PIN THIS TOPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Duh Ash someone has (I slap meself)
Dec 6 2003, 07:21 AM
|QUOTE (lsd4me @ Nov 8 2003, 08:13 AM)|
| Once a DVD Movie is ripped to the hdd which is best to view the vob DVD-X or XBMP? Also do the movie menus show up, what I mean is it viewable just like the original DVD? 2 part question.|
dvdx will only play the movie off the dvd, so you will have to use xbmp. Press the Y button to add the .vob's to a playlist to play through the movie. No, there are no menus.
Dec 26 2003, 10:55 PM
I have evox 3935, and the evox m7 bios. I installed dvd2xbox v0.5.2 on my xbox.
When I put my game into the dvd tray and wait for it to finish reading, then press A, it doesn't do anything. I press the eject disc button and the xbox reboots then ejects the disc.
Dec 27 2003, 08:52 AM
try dvd2xbox 0.5.2 tc1.
Jan 8 2004, 07:16 AM
Very new to this but reading and reading and reading before I dive into this... When everyone says FTP into the Xbox, not sure how this is done....??? Wel I have an idea but I would like some one to explain it to me any hooo....
Jan 8 2004, 08:18 PM
yeah, can you do a tut for the DVD ripping 2 please
just a quick q, can u play a backup of a game thats on a dvdr/rw without a modchip??
Jan 12 2004, 07:29 PM
what would happen if u would choose the directory where there isnt enough space? would there would be an error message saying its not possible? or wouldur hdd just get messed up
also, what would happen if the xbox would get turned off during the ripping process, or theres a black out?
hdd 60 gb 7200/rpm
EvoX version, newest
Jan 14 2004, 12:07 AM
|QUOTE (RxKxPx7 @ Jan 12 2004, 04:29 PM)|
| what would happen if u would choose the directory where there isnt enough space? would there would be an error message saying its not possible? or wouldur hdd just get messed up |
Try it ?
|also, what would happen if the xbox would get turned off during the ripping process, or theres a black out?|
The same thing that happens if the power went out when playing a game? Power outages don't usually hurt PC/game consoles, its the following power surge. What you are doing on the xbox at the time makes little difference.
And I see that most host is dead, so I'll fix that tonight or tommorrow
Jan 23 2004, 02:33 PM
i am sorry for asking a dumb newb question
i got dvd2xbox to work last night, but couldn't figure out how to copy the game. Having read the tutorial, i just have one question
After the game is copied to the HD, can i just start playing it right away? Or do i have to do something to it, like sign it?
Jan 26 2004, 06:53 PM
I tried to copy LOTR return of the king to my hdd, but it says 6 files not copied and the game freezes when I play it. Any ideas? Thanks
Jan 26 2004, 08:18 PM
I had the same problem. I tried it again and the whole thing copied but then the screen froze in dvd2xbox. I restarted my xbox and, thankfully, the game loaded and I haven't had problems. I'd suggest trying to copy it again for better results.
Feb 29 2004, 08:57 PM
I am very new to all this Modchip stuff. i am not going through my pc, just through the xbox itself. When i go to dvd2XBOX and enter the game, the info on the bottom reads "No Disc", anyone know why this happens? How do I get it to work?
Mar 1 2004, 07:21 AM
I got a small problem with DVD2Xbox.
I got version 0.5.4
WHat happens is that when i put MechAssault
into the drive it says DVD Video 11mb
How do i change it to copy the game and not
When i put a real movie in it says 7265mb
I also tried it with IslandThunder and it was
11mb as well.
Mar 1 2004, 07:27 AM
your DVD drive is having trouble reading the disc. Would you by any chance have a Thomson drive?
Mar 1 2004, 07:34 AM
As a matter of fact it is a thompson.
Any way to fix this or am i just F#cked.
All the games i try have 11 mb in dvd2xbox.
On boXplorer all games have 13mb.
Mar 1 2004, 08:00 AM
did you try putting the game in after you launch DVD2xbox?
Mar 1 2004, 08:34 AM
yeah i tried putting one in after it was launched.
Same thing all the time.
Thanx for the help.
I'm in the process of putting in slayers auto installer.
Maybe that will work. ANyone know what files to
edit change if i copied the iso contents to the xbox hd.
eg evox.ini, etc?
Mar 5 2004, 01:09 AM
I'm having the same problem with my dvd drive. It's a Thomson as well, and it keeps telling me 11mb video when I put in some of my games.
I've managed to backup 5 of the 9 games I own, but my newest games(KOTR, LOTR:TT, Crimson Skies) are among the 4 that didn't copy.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? I already did the pot adjustment mod on the drive so it would read rewritable media. Is there another way to copy these to my hdd?
Thanks in advance for any help
Mar 5 2004, 05:04 AM
Okay, I figured it all out.
Basically, I found out that if I put the game in when Evox loads, and it recognizes it as a game, I can then start dvd2xbox and it will then copy it as a game and not an 11mb movie file.
Up to this point I was relying on dvd2xbox to recognize it, but it wasn't able to do it. Anyway, I got it to work now
Apr 10 2004, 12:15 AM
like most everyone else on this thread, i have a problem with dvd2xbox, everytime i try and start it i get the BSOD, i'm using the default evox that the bert and ernie hack gives you, also, whenever i boot to my dash (nocd in) my eject button flashes red continually, is this normal? Evox runs fine thou
May 13 2004, 06:18 PM
I am new to all this, I just modded my Xbox yesterday, now my goal is to transfer my original games to the hard drive. Reading the postings here you guys mention the use of the dvd2xbox program to transfer to the HD, but it seems to me you all have Evolution X. Does this program (dvd2xbox) also work with Avalaunch?
If it does, do I need to use it differently?
Please let me know.
Jul 17 2004, 02:25 PM
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Jul 19 2004, 01:27 PM
Is it possible to load the ripped backups from a network share or must they be on the xbox hdd?
Jul 21 2004, 04:01 PM
I am wondering same this as above!
Jul 22 2004, 05:33 AM
great tut i wuz looking for somthing like this i u got me what i needed to know man
that is sooooo easy to use. thanks
Jul 22 2004, 03:48 PM
is a soft modder able to use all this stuff?
Jul 30 2004, 10:31 PM
backed up a game that i owned, wanted to hack it. I was wondering how i find those files?
I'm useing FlashFXP.
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