The Lazy Genius

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How-to Backup Your Original XBOX 360 Games

Posted by Xavier Ashe on May 21, 2006

Now that you've flashed your Xbox 360's firmware
to enable the playing of backup discs, you probably want to start
actually backing up those expensive games you bought in case they get
scratched or perhaps even melted by your toasty 360. And luckily for
you, CleverMod has posted just the step-by-step instructions you need
for ripping your games and then burning the images onto dual-layer DVDs
— but keep in mind, you're voiding about a million warranties with all
of this flashing and ripping and such. Basically, CleverMod's method
involves disassembling a DVD drive so that you can switch discs without
hitting the eject button, and then installing a program called WxRipper
that finds a so-called “magic number” from any regular 8+GB dual-layer
DVD. The program then uses that data to unlock a substituted 360 disc
and dump a RAW copy onto your hard drive, which can be burned onto a
blank disc and presumably played using the Commodore4Eva hack on
Toshiba-Samsung drive-sporting 360s. And just to be super clear, if you
don't own a copy of the game you're ripping, then you're not allowed to
do this (i.e. Blockbuster, GameFly games are off-limits).

From Engadget.


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