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Xbox 360 file system de-coded

Posted by Xavier Ashe on December 13, 2005

The Xbox 360's DVD file system has been exposed, a coding group calling itself Pi, has claimed.

The group said it has posted source code for a utility that allows
discs' files to be extracted and displayed as raw data. The group
admits there's not much that can be done with it beyond explore the
file-system structure, if anyone is prepared to jump through all the
hoops necessary to bring code and disc contents together.


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The utility runs on a PC, apparently, but Xbox 360 DVDs are
incompatible with PC DVD drives. Since the code won't run on an Xbox
360, users have to create an image of an original disc then transfer
that image to a PC.

Read the full story at The Register


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