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Abgx not recognizing iso

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#1
Hi, I am having a problem with sbgx. Ive downloaded the latest version 1.0.6 and started it, following all the guides and settings. When I try to launch it on an iso file (Batman-Arkham city), I get a message in yellow, saying that it is not an iso for 360 or stealth. Of course I know it is an iso for 360, but still gives this mistake.
I did not do anything particular on the iso, apart patching it to wave 3 with wavepatcher. Could this be a problem? It isnt with another older game, but this is the only thing that I can think of.
I cannot post links or images, being a new user, but please feel free to contact me if you think the link to the screenshot of what I see when I launch abgx can help.
Hope you can help
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#2
The yellow text is just to give you caution that the game could not be secure for Xbox Live. What I always do, is read it with ABGX, click the "AutoFix" tab, and select the AutoFix Threshold to Level 3. That will do all the patching and make all the text green.

Once that's done, run ABGX again, and set the Threshold to Level 0, and see if it all shows up as green.

Hope that helps!


#3
Thank you for the answer, but the point is that it does not even begin fixing it; it says that the iso is not for 360, nor stealth and nothing more.
#4
Is this game even released, because if it isn't then the verified files aren't uploaded yet. Gotta wait a few more days.

That seems strange that it says it's not an Xbox 360 ISO, which game, if I may ask are you trying to run through abgx?


#5
Yes, it has been launched and verified, as far as I know: it's Batman-Arkham city. It works fine with Darkness II, which then I cannot read it once in the console, if it helps.
#6
So you're saying Darkness II works but after that Batman doesn't work? Or do any backups work at all? Is your drive flashed with the LT+ 3.0 firmware? You need that to read new XGD3 games like Batman.


#7
Yes, it is flashed already with LT+3.0. With Batman I cannot even use abgx360. With darkness abgx works fine, I burn it with iHas using Verbatim MKM003, but then the game does not even start.
#8
Try burning it with Imgburn, at 2.4x. If you go any higher then 4x write speed, the discs won't be read.


#9
I am burning at 4x with OPC on because 2.4x stopped twice at 89% while burning. Are you thinking it is a laser problem?
#10
maybe... have you been having issues with games in the past? Do other backups work? Cause if Darkness II and Batman won't play, they are XGD3 formatted, and it would seem that LT+ 3.0 wouldn't be on there.


#11
Yes, other backups work and the flash appears to be there: I lost it updating the dashboard with Skyrim (original) and then playes Spiderman edge of time (backup). I have never tried an XGD3 so far, but the log of the flash says that it is 3.0, so it should be fine .
Batman did not work before I tried it before using abgx on the iso, so it is normal that it did not work, and now abgx does not work on the iso.
Darkness II is fine according to abgx, but then, when the disc is inside, I can only see "Reading...", I hear the usual noises of a disc being read, but nothing else happens.
#12
Maybe someone else can be of further assistance cause I can't seem to figure out why that's happening?


#13
If The Darkness II is recognised by abgx360, then you have the correct version of the program so it can't be that.

If you are patching ISOs to wave 3 (why are you doing that??) then it could be that. It could also be that you've downloaded an ISO that is no good.

If an XGD3 game verifies and fully checks out in abgx360 - The Darkness II, for instance - but still won't play in your 360 when you burn it with a Burner Max burner, then it's for one of these three reasons: -

1. Your console isn't flashed with LT+ 3.0.
2. Your burns are no good - try scanning a burned disc with KProbe and post the results.
3. Your 360's laser/drive needs tweaking or is on the way out.

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#14
Hi funksoulb, I've patched to wave 3 batman because I used to, before using abgx, so that could be the reason.
If the reason was the laser, could it help to burn it at 2.4x? And would it still be possible, if the console still plays original XGD3 and old games, as it does?
Thanks to both for all the help.
#15
I think your issue with Batman is because of the wave patching. abgx360 1.0.6 checks the video partition of XGD3 games in a different way, so by patching the wave you may have made the ISO unrecognisable.

XGD3 games won't play if patched to wave 3 anyway and if you're on LT+ 3.0, there's no reason to patch any ISO other than running them through abgx360 to make sure that the topology data and stealth patches are present and correct.

Assuming you didn't patch The Darkness II to an earlier wave and you just ran it through abgx360 and burned it, scan the burned disc with KProbe and post the result.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Mar 2012 @ 14:53

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#16
Yes, you're right: this probably explains Batman not being read by abgx.
Any idea about Darkness? I have done the following:
- obtained the iso;
- ran abgx on it;
- burnt with imgburn at 4x wit CPO ticked and with a Burner Max;
- played and was not readable, but nothing happened, not even the usual XBOX360 logo that appears when an unknown disc is put in the reader.
Did I miss anything or made something wrong?
#17
Run the disc through KProbe and post the result.

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#18
Sure. Will do it in the next couple of days: I'll be off for a while. Bear with me and thanks a lot.
#19
No worries. If you're absolutely sure that your 360 is flashed with LT+ 3.0, then I'm guessing your burns are bad. The KProbe scan should pretty much confirm/deny that anyway.

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#20
Originally posted by DavGerm4:
Try burning it with Imgburn, at 2.4x. If you go any higher then 4x write speed, the discs won't be read.
And that is bullshit. There are many newer burners that don't even support burning at 2.4x speed, which could cause the coasters at 80something percent. You are trying to force a burner to burn with a speed it (and the media) doesn't support.
The thing about the disc not being read when burned with everything above 4x speed... funny. All my backups burned with 8x speed work fine.
The Wave patching could be the problem here.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
#21
Thank you eisherz, that is probably the reason for Batman not read by abgx.
Still doesn't explain why Darkness (correctly read by abgx and burned at 4x with iHas 124) cannot be read by the console. In the dashboard it says "Reading...", I hear the console trying to read the disc, but after a while it only says "Open tray". Originals and older backups are read correctly. As soon as possible I'll check the disc with Probe as soon as possible, but imgburn verified it correctly.
Thanks again, anyway, I really appreciate all the help.
#22
Originally posted by Eisherz:
Originally posted by DavGerm4:
Try burning it with Imgburn, at 2.4x. If you go any higher then 4x write speed, the discs won't be read.
And that is bullshit. There are many newer burners that don't even support burning at 2.4x speed, which could cause the coasters at 80something percent. You are trying to force a burner to burn with a speed it (and the media) doesn't support.
The thing about the disc not being read when burned with everything above 4x speed... funny. All my backups burned with 8x speed work fine.
The Wave patching could be the problem here.
@Eisherz, you're right, I've been out of the scene for too long to even recognize what people are burning their games at now! Even when I have Imgburn set to 2.4x, my burner shows that it's going faster then 4x. So I apologize for my false info!


#23
It's the write strategy for the particular type of media you're using that dictates the burn speeds you're offered.

That's why you end up with loads of people reading out of date guides that say "burn as slow as you can!" or "burn at 2.4X and no faster!", but when they set ImgBurn to 2.4X it will push the burn speed up to 4X as that's the slowest speed that particular media can be burned at with that particular burner and firmware combination.

A couple of years ago there was a guy on here trolling loads of threads telling people they were idiots for burning faster than 2.4X. He wouldn't listen to anything anyone said, so I contacted Verbatim and their quality manager got back to me with this response: -

Quote:
Many thanks for your question. There are indeed many conflicting answers to be found on the internet and I will try to provide a definitive answer.

Speed of media and drives have been the constant driver in the development of the CD and DVD recordable industry from the very outset. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Company, has a long history of development of organic and non-organic recording materials and has very close working relationships with the major drive manufacturers and this has helped us to maintain excellent compatibility with the installed base of drives and with the latest models in development.

The aim when introducing a faster disc is for this disc to be reliable at its fastest rate and not merely as a marketing or promotional activity. This holds for both single layer and double layer discs. We have a large number of commercial customers who utilise these discs at their fastest possible write speeds in order to minimise the time taken to replicate content. Significant testing and verification takes place in order to assure customers that this writing is reliable across a wide range of drives from the marketplace.

I personally record the discs I use at the highest possible speed of the media because I know that the discs have been designed for such speeds, I do realise that in the past there have been instances of some “no-name” discs not really being capable of being written to at claimed speeds. Many other users have written that they prefer to write at slower speeds and they feel that this is prudent but in speaking to many of them I have discovered that often they do not update the firmware of their drives very often (if at all) and so they may not be realising the full potential of the disc and drive combination. If users are happy to burn at lower speeds I would certainly not discourage them but try to reassure them that the discs are designed for faster burning .

I hope that this helps,

Best regards,

Ian

Ian Rainsford
Quality Manager,
Verbatim Limited.

It still didn't shut the troll up though, cos he said that even the guy from Verbatim was wrong, lol, but he got banned shortly afterwards anyway. :D

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#24
I finally did KProbe test. Has huge max (PI MAX 199 and PI MAX 6), but the average look fine(PI 3,76 and PIF 0.18).
Here is the result: link . Hope it means something to you :-)
#25
Originally posted by Nores:
In the dashboard it says "Reading...", I hear the console trying to read the disc, but after a while it only says "Open tray". Originals and older backups are read correctly. As soon as possible I'll check the disc with Probe as soon as possible, but imgburn verified it correctly.

Did you do the topology patch (spelling might be wrong, sorry if it is). You said you use ABGX, so I think you have, but it's still worth asking.
Other than that the only other problem I could think of is your laser going bad.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
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