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In urgent need of Xbox 360 whizz

Discussion in 'Xbox 360' started by ChadRusty, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. ChadRusty

    ChadRusty Newbie

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    I recently bought FIFA 14 and somehow I managed to knock my Xbox over and create a massve burn ring on the disk. The game reads and works right up to the title screen, then it says 'Disk Is Unreadable' like any other scratched or burnt disk.

    Now I know of all the DIY tricks to try and fix this, but obviously finding someone with the game, installing the game, and then using my disk as a 'key' is less risky and should still work, right? Only problem is I don't know anybody with FIFA 14 on Xbox 360, and in South Africa you can't rent Xbox games because DVD rental places don't really exist anymore.

    Since I bought the game, 100% original and all, is there a way to download a FIFA 14 image and install it onto my Xbox, the same way you would with a friends disk or doesn't it work like that? Is there another way that I don't know about?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated,
    Chad.
     
  2. richietea

    richietea Regular member

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    It would be considered piracy downloading image files of games that you dont own.As you have fifa you can legally make a backup of your disc and install it to a HDD.The problem you have is your original does not work so there would be no chance of creating a working backup.You would need a drive with modded 0800 firmware to create an image and modded firmware on your xbox360 drive to install it and run it.Or if you have someone who can create a working backup for you then that would work but only if you had flashed the xbox 360 drive with modded firmware to run the backup.Sorry to say that is the only work around other than going into xk3y territory.Failing that its either a new purchase from Microsoft or if you have some games shop that provides a polishing/repair service it maybe fixable.
     
  3. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    take disc to local vid hire store for polishing,their machine will fix it
     
  4. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    This is US law, isn't it? It might not apply to South Africa, where the OP is located. Here in Germany for example it's legal to make a backup as long as you don't have to break copy protection (so if the game is not protected). With Xbox 360 games you have to break copy protection, so making a backup of an Xbox 360 game is illegal.

    If your Xbox 360 isn't modified your only chance is if you find someone who has the game and let you borrow it.
     
  5. richietea

    richietea Regular member

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    Well that's something for the Op to decide and research.Does anyone know what countries laws state referring to circumventing.A console is just the same as that is enabling a flash to circumvent copy protection.Look at every forum regarding making backups.If they ever give the slightest of incline that they have downloaded a ISO be it from a supposedly "legal" source or not then they are banned from that forum and the thread is closed down.Check out http://www.ixtreme.net/open-forum/ and look at the amount of Uk users that give advice on backups be it creating,stealth patching and correct burning.In the uk it is illegal,in the states or SA i don't know,you would have to be fully clued up with the copyright protection act of every country before giving advice so slip ups will happen and often do.I'm going slightly off subject now and it should be brought back to the help that's needed.Eisherz if your going to make a statement such as yours with a firm grounding why don't you look at the copy right laws for South Africa?
     
  6. xboxdvl2

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    im assuming fifa 14 has a season pass that comes with the game, if that has been activated i don't see why a 2nd hand disc wouldn't work.
    EA games go pretty here in australia 2nd hand,i just don't buy them as they don't come with a season pass.
    Find fifa 14 cheap 2nd hand and you should be able to use it and it will work.

    polishing the disc may or may not work, i know game shops here do it for a fee (was $5 last time i had it done) apparently its $29.95 to buy the same tool they use and do it yourself.

    Most countries allow you to make a back up of discs you own but due to BS (technical reasons) making a backup can still be illegal.If you did make a back up some modding would have to take place for the xbox to read the disc.
     
  7. richietea

    richietea Regular member

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    They do say that the simotech polishing machines are quite good.A little pricey so for one disc not worth the purchase,just buy the game 2nd hand.Unless you were going to advertise yourself as a disc polishing service.
     

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