Xbox 360 advice

wright want to get a 360 and play back up games.
Have few questions hope some one can help
1. What manuf. date is best ?
2. Drive is best?
3. How much it cost to mod?
4. Hdmi or Not (big difference ? (have ps3 how different it will look)
5. What do i need to burn games(software etc)

Thank you

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So you want to copy games

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fragaliciousbob;5107325

So you want to copy games



?

1. The newer the better
2. Benq
3. Free DIY job
4. HDMI if you have a HDTV
5. IMGburn (its free)

fragaliciousbob;5107325

So you want to copy games


No he wants to play backups of all the games he legitimately owns so the original discs dont get scratched!

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harlzter;5107335

No he wants to play backups of all the games he legitimately owns so the … No he wants to play backups of all the games he legitimately owns so the original discs dont get scratched!



if you believe that then .......

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harlzter;5107329

1. The newer the better2. Benq 3. Free DIY job4. HDMI if you have a … 1. The newer the better2. Benq 3. Free DIY job4. HDMI if you have a HDTV5. IMGburn (its free)



thank you

i checked youtube modding looks hard

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how abouth dual layer dvdr
best lace to buy, best brand ?
are this any good ?
ebuyer.com/pro…508

1. I got mine in 2007 and flashed it fine
2. It's similar process for all of them but Samsung MS-25 and BenQ are easiest
3. Did it myself so free. Most expensive would be about £7 for a compatible PCI Sata card in case your motherboard doesn't have the required VIA chipset.
4. No idea, my 360 doesn't have it
5. A dual-layer DVD writer, would recommend Pioneer burners. ImgBurn software to burn disks, comes free. Blank dual-layer DVDs. Verbatims are said to be the best but ]these or ]these should do the job and are cheaper than Verbatims.

When burning try to burn at slow speed as possible (2.4x) and when you first run ImgBurn you have to manually set the layer break to 1913760

To open a 360 I use a Torx 10 screwdriver and a the plastic cover that comes on DVD spindles. There's other alternatives including buying a 360 opening tool.

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MrBrightside1987;5107370

1. I got mine in 2007 and flashed it fine2. It's similar process for … 1. I got mine in 2007 and flashed it fine2. It's similar process for all of them but Samsung MS-25 and BenQ are easiest3. Did it myself so free. Most expensive would be about £7 for a compatible PCI Sata card in case your motherboard doesn't have the required VIA chipset.4. No idea, my 360 doesn't have it5. A dual-layer DVD writer, would recommend Pioneer burners. ImgBurn software to burn disks, comes free. Blank dual-layer DVDs. Verbatims are said to be the best but ]these or ]these should do the job and are cheaper than Verbatims.When burning try to burn at slow speed as possible (2.4x) and when you first run ImgBurn you have to manually set the layer break to 1913760



you modded your self ?

Jeffry24;5107388

you modded your self ?



Yep, as has harlzter from the sounds of it

Jeffry24;5107388

you modded your self ?


So did I!
As for drives in your PC I have this one play.com/PC/…tml works well.

I also have a dvd-rom with kreon firmware for ripping my legitimately owned discs (6 year olds and expensive discs do not live in harmony)

MrBrightside1987;5107396

Yep, as has harlzter from the sounds of it



Yep, keep meaning to getting round to updating from 1.5 > 1.51 (or whatever is latest by the time I gwet round to it) so I can use the new 3rd wave games.

harlzter;5107416

Yep, keep meaning to getting round to updating from 1.5 1.51 (or … Yep, keep meaning to getting round to updating from 1.5 > 1.51 (or whatever is latest by the time I gwet round to it) so I can use the new 3rd wave games.



To be honest I don't even know what version mine is. I've not used it for about a year, but the price is so cheap now I don't find it worth selling.

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harlzter;5107408

So did I! As for drives in your PC I have this one … So did I! As for drives in your PC I have this one http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6579352/LG-GH22LP20-22x-Internal-LScribe-Black-Bare-DVD+-RW-Drive-Black/Product.html works well.I also have a dvd-rom with kreon firmware for ripping my legitimately owned discs (6 year olds and expensive discs do not live in harmony)



is this a dual layer then ?
do i need a special dvd drive to burn dual layer or my will burn too ???
thank you
maybe u have a step by step guide how to mod ?

Original Poster

oh just notice this is internal i will need external drive, any simillar drives ?

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MrBrightside1987;5107432

To be honest I don't even know what version mine is. I've not used it … To be honest I don't even know what version mine is. I've not used it for about a year, but the price is so cheap now I don't find it worth selling.



maybe u want to sell it anyways

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bumpy

Jeffry24;5107461

maybe u want to sell it anyways


To be honest, it'd be too much of a loss for me to bother selling it (console, extra controllers, 80+ games). I'd rather just hold on to it.

Jeffry24;5107444

is this a dual layer then ?do i need a special dvd drive to burn dual … is this a dual layer then ?do i need a special dvd drive to burn dual layer or my will burn too ???thank you maybe u have a step by step guide how to mod ?



As long as you have a dual-layer burner it'll work, you don't any kind of special one.

Do you really need the external DVD writer? Internals are far cheaper and more reliable. In terms of externals you're looking at spending about £40, whereas internals are about £15. If you need the external, then a more suitable option would be to get an internal drive, and an enclosure for it to make it external.

I tried to find the guide that I used, but seems like that website's down. I'll see if I can find anything else.

How do you intend on backing up your games? Downloads or copying the disks you already have?
If you want to copy the disks you have then you need another piece of additional hardware, the Kreon drive mentioned by harlzter. These are the only PC DVD drives that can read 360 games, and you need it to copy the disk onto PC before you burn it onto a blank with the DVD Writer. The only other option for that is to open your 360 every time, and connect it's DVD drive to your PC.

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MrBrightside1987;5111938

To be honest, it'd be too much of a loss for me to bother selling it … To be honest, it'd be too much of a loss for me to bother selling it (console, extra controllers, 80+ games). I'd rather just hold on to it.Do you really need the external DVD writer? Internals are far cheaper and more reliable. In terms of externals you're looking at spending about £40, whereas internals are about £15. If you need the external, then a more suitable option would be to get an internal drive, and an enclosure for it to make it external.I tried to find the guide that I used, but seems like that website's down. I'll see if I can find anything else.How do you intend on backing up your games? Downloads or copying the disks you already have?If you want to copy the disks you have then you need another piece of additional hardware, the Kreon drive mentioned by harlzter. These are the only PC DVD drives that can read 360 games, and you need it to copy the disk onto PC before you burn it onto a blank with the DVD Writer. The only other option for that is to open your 360 every time, and connect it's DVD drive to your PC.



i only have a laptop so external only and yes have few games on hard drive want to burn them and play. will it be very hard ? or as easy as burning dvds

Burnings the easiest part. You just use the free ]ImgBurn software to burn. The very first time you run it, you have to go on the options and set the layer break to 1913760, after that it's as simple as selecting the game you want to burn and clicking go.

I'm not sure if you can actually flash your 360 to play the backups with a laptop though, you may need access to a PC.

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MrBrightside1987;5112043

Burnings the easiest part. You just use the free ]ImgBurn software to … Burnings the easiest part. You just use the free ]ImgBurn software to burn. The very first time you run it, you have to go on the options and set the layer break to 1913760, after that it's as simple as selecting the game you want to burn and clicking go.I'm not sure if you can actually flash your 360 to play the backups with a laptop though, you may need access to a PC.



oh yes u need all this wires etc hope i can get flashed one thank you for help
if u change your mind and want to sell your 360 a have a threat u can post there
thank you again

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so with this 1.51 update will it play all games new old, region free etc
or how it works ?

Jeffry24;5112085

so with this 1.51 update will it play all games new old, region free etc … so with this 1.51 update will it play all games new old, region free etc or how it works ?



Yeah, will play old and new games if you the latest version
It doesn't make it region free though, it will only play games of the same region as your 360.

1.6 should be out May 14th and is worth waiting for as it's got better support for new games. It's easier to just flash it the once than to go through the hassle of upgrading firmware.

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MrBrightside1987;5112241

Yeah, will play old and new games if you the latest versionIt doesn't … Yeah, will play old and new games if you the latest versionIt doesn't make it region free though, it will only play games of the same region as your 360.1.6 should be out May 14th and is worth waiting for as it's got better support for new games. It's easier to just flash it the once than to go through the hassle of upgrading firmware.



so if i purchase my 360 in uk, i will be able to play only pal games ? not usa or region free ? thx

Region free and PAL will work, not NTSC.

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MrBrightside1987;5112325

Region free and PAL will work, not NTSC.



i see thank you
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