ALL CREDITS GO TO DARK_MERLIN OF http://www.xbox360iso.com/ FORUMS So by now you've been trawling the internet trying to find a way to rip your 'original' games without buying a kreon drive. But all you've found is outdated tutorials that use old programs! Well, here's a tutorial on how to use the wxRipper method to rip an original xbox 360 game just using a regular dvd drive, without the need of any special drives like the kreon or benq 0800! This Tutorial SHOULD be really easy to follow, i tried to make it as user friendly as possible. We begin with what you'll need: Software: wxRipper abgx360 abgx ini fix (credit goes to m60_maniac for those links) CloneCD Hardware: Dual layer dvd drive for burning (or ripping) DVD drive (only for ripping) XBOX 360 Original Game Video DVD >7.6gb I'm using a regular DVD reader, as i dont have a dual layer burner drive, but i have one in my laptop. I say DVD over 7.6gb as when i first tried doing this, i got irrepairable CRC errors because of lack of padding when i used a 7.4gb DVD. So, i used a Queen concert dvd I had laying around. To begin we remove the faceplate from your dvd drive. So to get that little drive face off, stick the paperclick in the emergency eject hole, and simply slide it up to lift it off. Now we remove the faceplate, there should be a couple of clips you just have to push with your fingernail (or a screwdriver) and it'll slide right off. NOTE: You may be able to do this without opening your DVD drive, try opening the DVD drive using the emergency eject hole after you hit the stop button if you dont want to open your drive. This did not work for me but people say this works for them, why not try it? Now flip your drive over and remove the screws holding the top of the drive down. Be careful after this, as the bottom might fall off, my DVD drive did this. Just simply hold it to the DVD drive, to prevent damage to the components inside Now we want to lift the top of that DVD drive off. There should be a couple of clips on the sides, just press them in and lift the top off. Mine took a fair but of pulling to come off, so dont be afraid to put some effort into it. Now you have your DVD drive wide open! Rather than using blue tack to hold the drive down, I just bent the clips on the side that held the casing on, until they broke. This will not compromise the casing sturdyness as the case will still be held on securely by the four screws at the bottom. Now to make things a bit easier I bent the bottom flaps out a bit (you really don’t have to bend them as much as I did, I just did it so you guys could see where to bend it. This will allow you to easily slide the drive on and off. Now comes the fun part, ripping your dvd. Hit the eject button on the DVD player so that the drive slides itself out. Put your dvd in just as you would normally, and as soon as it goes in all the way, replace the top metal case. Put the lid back on all the way. I also like to place a weight on top of the drive just in case it is a fraction of the way elevated. I used a harddrive but anything heavy will do fine. The dvd should begin to spin up and read. Now open wxRipper on your pc Now hit the magnifying glass button, it will find the 'magic number' and a list of numbers and copy, jump and dummy should appear under it. Now we need to change that third line 'Copy' to 'Dummy' so that it will rip properly. So go to file and hit 'Save Layout' Im using a Queen dvd, so i'll save my layout as 'queen' Now open your layout file with notepad as so. Notepad should be under the other programs list, but ive used it to open it before =P Notepad should open and you should see a list. See that 3rd line with a C? We need to change it to a D. Now go back into wxRipper and hit 'Open Layout', select your layout you just edited. Notice that the copy is now a dummy. Now hit the stop drive button, the disc in the drive should stop spinning, and you can lift the case, remove the movie it and replace it with your xbox game. In this tutorial, im using Halo 3. Remember don’t eject the drive, just lift the case and replace the disc. Now put the case back on and hit 'Start Drive' to make the disc start spinning. Now hit the little green arrow button to start the rip, select where you want to put your iso and what to name it. I named mine 'Halo 3' Now your iso will start ripping! It will go through the different sectors and mark them off as done, when it is done you can simply close wxRipper and eject the disc from your drive. Now if we need to use abgx360 to inject all the various stealth files into the iso. Make sure you have the ini update for abgx360 installed, as it has the newest stealth files for games. A link to a current abgx360 tutorial is: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=T1YOH9GN Now after abgx360 is complete burn the .DVD (NOT THE .ISO) which should be in the same folder as the .iso was put. I use Imgburn to burn. It’s a freeware application and very simple to use. I would give you a pictured guide to do it but I just modified Dark_Merlin’s tutorial to prove some idiots wrong about needing to burn with a kreon, so unfortunately the burning part is beyond the scope of this modified tutorial.