Having said that, however, if you are thinking about burning a backup copy of your Xbox 360 game for protection, you must have at least a little understanding of how the game is put together and how to play burned Xbox 360 game.
Most gamers just want to enjoy playing their game.
Being a computer scientist is not always something they feel compelled to do just to better understand how the game is made. Having said that, however, if you are thinking about burning a backup copy of your Xbox 360 game for protection.
Xbox 360 games, and many others for that matter, are burned in a special way, which is referred to Dual layer. This dual layer technology is the main reason why it is difficult to learn how to burn Xbox 360 games and play them. Double-layer DVDs have two layers for recording data. Microsoft began using two-layer technology to record their games. One layer, called an ISO file holds all the data needed to determine the game. This is a game program. The DVD file, on the other hand, is a set of instructions telling the DVD burner how to copy ISO data correctly to a DVD disc. Are you with me so far?
In order for you to make clean copies of game discs, you must have both of these files, which can be taken from your original game disc or downloaded from the web. (The download option is illegal, so don’t do it.)
Once you have access to these two files, learning how to burn and play Xbox 360 games is very easy. You need to open a DVD file and make a copy of the “Break layer” number for that file. This number is very important because it instructs your computer where to stop recording the first layer of DVD, and to start recording the second. Copying numbers is easy. Just use the CTRL-C trick.
After you do that, you have to download a program called imgBurn.
This is an excellent DVD copying utility. After you install the imgBurn software, run and open the SETTINGS tab and find the LAYER BREAK section. Paste the number you copied above, where indicated. Now the software knows where the layers are separated.
When it’s finished, you’re almost there. Select imgBurn ‘s BURN from the selected image, and then select ISOfile to burn to DVD disc. This burning process usually takes about three quarters of an hour, depending on the complexity of the game being burned. When the process is complete, you will have a backup of the new game that can be played on your Xbox 360 system, even if it’s an original disc. You have now protected your original game, and can play the game without fear of damaging it.
This simple method of burning games is perfectly legal when used to make backup copies of your game to protect your investment. Just don’t get arrogant and start making free copies for your friends, or try to get rich selling them. That, my friend, is illegal and can make you some time in a penitentiary. Not a good idea.