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Burning Xbox games with external DVD Writer

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Chris_1, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Chris_1

    Chris_1 Member

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    Hi I was just wondering if this is possible. I have a notebook with no disc drive. I was going to buy an external burner tho that connects through USB, and burn them that way? Would that work ok?

    Cheers ppl.
     
  2. Joe_1981

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    It should work fine, however, the newest of games (last 2-3 months) require a special internal lite-on burner in order to burn them 100%. However, you can still burn the newer games to 97% on most burners and they'll still play just fine , so you should be OK, for now. Eventually, though, you'll want to pick up one of the newer internal burners.

    This is one of the internal burners you can use to do 100% backups of the newer games once you install burnermax custom firmware. Check these forums for more details. If an external burner is you're only option though, it should do the trick.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
     
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    ***Edit post.*** Jsut follow Joe1981's advice.
     
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    Thanks man big help. What do you mean they burn to 97% ? Will these still work yeah? If it's the XGD3 games I'm burning?

    I think I'm going to get an external burner for now. Until I get the money for a PC then I will get the internal lite-on burner.

    Thanks man.
     
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    The newest XBox games are just a hair bigger than a blank dual-layer disc allows you to burn, so you only are able to burn 97% of the ISO. But, so far, all the new games work at a 97% burn, except the new Forza. The rest seem to be running fine. Use the newest imageburn and when it says there's not enough space, choose "Truncate" and burn.

    The internal burner that I linked before allows you to burn the full 100% once you install custom firmware. But, as I said, all the games work at 97% except Forza. However, I wouldn't take the 97% burned games on Live.
     
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    Oh yeah ok i get you now. Thanks alot man your a life saver.
     

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