How to Burn an Xbox 360 Backup

While there is a stigma that goes along with making copies of games, backing up video games which cost upwards of $ 60 is not only practical, it’s easy. Let’s face it, discs scratch, break, chip, and just downright come up missing. Should we be forced to invest all over again for a few seconds of carelessness? I say no and with today’s homebrew community pushing forward to make running custom software on burnt media possible, you don’t have to. While I won’t go into how to back up games with this article, I will go over the steps needed to make a copy once you have an .ISO file.

First and foremost you’ll need to modify your Xbox 360 to run homebrew software. Doing this isn’t as daunting as it sounds but it will void your warranty. If this is a problem for you, maybe you should try GameFly. If this isn’t an issue for you hop over to XboxScene for more info on making this happen. Once you’ve modified your Xbox 360 and obtained an .ISO file, it’s time to get started. You’ll want to make sure you are using quality burning media. For 360 games you’ll need Dual Layer DVD’s. These are not the same as DVD-R or DVD+R and you’ll need to make sure that they say DVD-DL on them. I’ve always found Verbatim to be top notched and have yet to see one fail me. While I’ve also never had a problem with Memorex. I’ve heard reports of people burning coaster after coaster and earlier failing when archiving discs. Next up is downloading the program Imgburn. Either hit up imgburn.com or do a quick google search for imgburn to get this amazing freeware. Once installed you need to go into the settings and change the layer break setting to L0 = 1913760. What this does is tell the program where to create the layer break on the disc. This layer break is the area which the Xbox 360 checks to make sure a disc is authentic. Changing the layer break to 1913760 creates this authenticity. Nice!

From this point on it’s pretty smooth sailing. Open the file you’d like to backup, or the .dvd file if one is available. Adjust the burn speed of the disc you’re using to less than it’s maximum ability. Some people say this isn’t necessary, but I’ve always dropped it down to as slow as I can bear(usually 2.4x) and have never had a bad disc burn. Leaving your discs at 8x or better may work for you or it may not, I just know that I don’t want to drop my disc in and have it not work and have to re-wait for the burn. Your disc is now ready to be burned but just to be safe verify that your layer break setting is correct and click burn.

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How to Burn Xbox 360 Games?

Is it actually possible to copy Xbox 360 games? Did you ever imagine that your favorite games will be so handy, that you will be able to copy them and keep it forever? Then here is a good news for you. It is virtually possible to make exact backup copies of any Xbox 360 games. All you need to do is to find an appropriate software which is specifically designed for the purpose. You must have come across a number of softwares used to burn music DVD’S. But these cannot be used to burn video game disks, the reason behind that is, video games have copyright protection attached with it.

To help you keep your passion for video games, software companies have come up with various new softwares, that help your computer to recognize the disk and read it accordingly. The technology is definitely of a great use to you as it will burn a hole in your pocket if you tend to buy all the varieties of games. Moreover, you are also aware that a CD gets scratched at times and then is of no use to you. Keeping a few copies will be pretty useful.

There are a number of simple steps, which will help you use the software. All that you will need is a couple of blank DVD’S, the software and a DVD burner on your computer.

First of all, you have to insert the original disk. As you will insert it, your computer will be able to make a duplicate image of it with the help of the software you possess. After the duplicate image is made, you need to insert a blank disk and copy the content in the blank disk as it is. All the duplicate image will be transferred to the blank disk, and eventually you will be left with the exact backup copy of the game. The task will be much easier for you if you have already burnt a music CD. If you are equipped with the appropriate software, it will be made in seconds.

To Burn Xbox 360 Games and taking backup is an easy task if you use a proper game copying software.

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