Something you may not know about the new Xbox 360 dash update.........

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Found 12th Aug 2009
When you install games to the hard drive they are now smaller in size, in some cases considerably so, I just removed GTA 4 and reinstalled it and it was 400mb smaller. some games save 2gig so well worth doing to save precious space

Savings Ive discovered so far -

Call Of Duty 4 - 200mb
Grand Theft Auto 4 - 400mb
Tiger Wood 09 - 600mb

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Quality mate, nice bit of info rep added!

Good info, have some more rep

Original Poster

Cheers, just reinstalled Call of duty 4 and its 200mb smaller, every little helps !

Theres also an eject button in the dashboard

thanks for that

MarzBarz;6002440

Theres also an eject button in the dashboard



ye noticed that as well

I need to plug my xbox in to live then and get updated.

at least some good came from the update, won't be going for any of the games on demand anytime soon

iNSOMANiAC;6002425

Cheers, just reinstalled Call of duty 4 and its 200mb smaller, every … Cheers, just reinstalled Call of duty 4 and its 200mb smaller, every little helps !



I thought you were thanking yourself there. :-D

Original Poster

milewide;6002658

I thought you were thanking yourself there. :-D



I cant think of anyone more worthy :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Tiger woods 09 saving 600mb , nice

lets us know how much you save and illpost them at the top of the page

I've never installed games onto my 360's harddrive; does it make any difference gameplay wise, i.e. shorter loading times?

We_Are_138;6002885

I've never installed games onto my 360's harddrive; does it make any … I've never installed games onto my 360's harddrive; does it make any difference gameplay wise, i.e. shorter loading times?



the main benefit is they play almost silently, no angry sounding disc drive spinning at an incredible speed which is what makes 360 so goddam loud! so well worth it!

not sure if it improves loading times? apparently ps3 has better loading times than 360 on certain multi platform games, ps3 forces you to do an install so i guess it does!

Never loaded games on to the hdd,can someone tell me can i copy say cod4 on to the hdd then put the game away safe and just play the game from the hdd

Sloth/Mod

Haven't got time to reinstall games................bloody addicted to Trials now. :-D

toffeeefc;6002995

Never loaded games on to the hdd,can someone tell me can i copy say cod4 … Never loaded games on to the hdd,can someone tell me can i copy say cod4 on to the hdd then put the game away safe and just play the game from the hdd



No you need the disk in order to start up the game.

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toffeeefc;6002995

Never loaded games on to the hdd,can someone tell me can i copy say cod4 … Never loaded games on to the hdd,can someone tell me can i copy say cod4 on to the hdd then put the game away safe and just play the game from the hdd



If you could do that they would only sell aobut 5 copies of every game :-D

You have to put the disc in to start the game

the main advantage of the hard drive installations are faster load times and the fact the disc doesnt spin, thus keeping the heat down lowering the chances of a red ring of death and increasing the life of the disc drive

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Syzable;6003042

Haven't got time to reinstall games................bloody addicted to … Haven't got time to reinstall games................bloody addicted to Trials now. :-D



was going to buy it looks v good but 1200 points.... 800 and I would have had it

Sloth/Mod

iNSOMANiAC;6003073

was going to buy it looks v good but 1200 points.... 800 and I would have … was going to buy it looks v good but 1200 points.... 800 and I would have had it



Well worth it.....better than most full priced games. Starts off realy easy and then gets challenging and very addictive. They'd easily get away with releasing it as a proper game.

Jake1983;6002983

the main benefit is they play almost silently, no angry sounding disc … the main benefit is they play almost silently, no angry sounding disc drive spinning at an incredible speed which is what makes 360 so goddam loud! so well worth it! not sure if it improves loading times? apparently ps3 has better loading times than 360 on certain multi platform games, ps3 forces you to do an install so i guess it does!



Cheers, I'll give it a go, especially if it quietens it down a bit. Loading times don't bother me too much and it's only on Elder Scrolls: Oblivion that started to irritate me. I barely play it anyway.

I had 1190 so I couldnt get Trials. The trial version of the game was quite crap though, didn't show off the game at all.

I wonder how they have made the game installations smaller, its racking my brains now.

Sloth/Mod

Meadsy4742;6003165

I had 1190 so I couldnt get Trials. The trial version of the game was … I had 1190 so I couldnt get Trials. The trial version of the game was quite crap though, didn't show off the game at all.I wonder how they have made the game installations smaller, its racking my brains now.



Yes, the demo version is rubbish and simplistic but i bought it because i have thousands of points on there and i'm glad i did now.

Debating whether to waste more on a stormtrooper outfit now. :lol:

Syzable;6003186

Yes, the demo version is rubbish and simplistic but i bought it because i … Yes, the demo version is rubbish and simplistic but i bought it because i have thousands of points on there and i'm glad i did now. :)Debating whether to waste more on a stormtrooper outfit now. :lol:



I wanted the Splinter Cell black suit but had already forked out for Worms 2


Got the Splinter Cell Conviction suit though. How you get thousands of points, were you one of the CokeZone giveaway rapers? :roll:

Sloth/Mod

Meadsy4742;6003262

I wanted the Splinter Cell black suit but had already forked out for … I wanted the Splinter Cell black suit but had already forked out for Worms 2 :pGot the Splinter Cell Conviction suit though. How you get thousands of points, were you one of the CokeZone giveaway rapers? :roll:



No........i just kept buying them when i saw them cheap and a local indy game shop near me was flogging them for £10 each ages ago when they were closing down.

Just been waiting to spend them on something. lol

Syzable;6003287

No........i just kept buying them when i saw them cheap and a local indy … No........i just kept buying them when i saw them cheap and a local indy game shop near me was flogging them for £10 each ages ago when they were closing down. Just been waiting to spend them on something. lol



Ahh, I had 1190 left after buying like 4000 a while ago, had them just before TLAD came out and seen as most decent arcade games are now 1200, decided to get Worms 2.

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Meadsy4742;6003165

I had 1190 so I couldnt get Trials. The trial version of the game was … I had 1190 so I couldnt get Trials. The trial version of the game was quite crap though, didn't show off the game at all.I wonder how they have made the game installations smaller, its racking my brains now.



A lot of the stuff on game discs is 'filler' data so that game data can be written on areas of the disc which can be read easier and quicker to reduce load times, you can remove all this filler data and still have the full game.
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