Processor: Something within the last 3 years should be fine. I use a P4 3GHz with 1GB Ram
Ram: The application currently used a 20MB write buffer, shouldn’t be a
problem on current machines.
Drives: A DVD+R Double Layer burner that supports a Buffer Underrun Technology.
PC DVD Samsung SH-D162C with Kreons modified firmware (PC DVD Drive)**
Xbox 360 Samsung TS-H943A with Xtreme compatible firmware, v1, v2 or v3.
Xbox 360 Hitachi GDR-3120L with Xtreme compatible firmware with OPA v2.1***
Windows NT platform with NTFS file system (because file sizes are 4+ GB)
Windows XP SP2 is preferred, Vista has not been tested.
If there is enough interest I may support Win9x by way of creating file sets
within FAT32 limits. An ASPI driver will also be required. (ASPI already supported)
It should be pretty straight forward. Read your disk then write it to a blank DVD+R DL.
Since this application is not multi-threaded, please do not disturb it while writing.
After inserting a disk it may take a few seconds for it to be recognized. If it does
not populate and enable the buttons after more than 30 seconds press
CTRL-R to force a refresh.
Remember, you must use one of the supported drives for READING Xbox disks. The drive
will ALSO need the modified firmware. A lot of people were confused about this.
You cannot just pop the Xbox disk into your burner to make a backup.
This app doesn’t support making a backup of a backup. Find another way, its easy.
If your burner doesn’t automatically set the book type to DVD-ROM for DVD+R DL then
you must set the booktype before writing using the appropriate bitsetting app for
your burner. Some of the newer Xbox drive firmwares get past this requirement.
Samsung - Use Xtreme v3.1 or later
Hitachi - Use the MediaCheck patch by Geremia
Known Issues or Errors:
If your disk isn’t recongized with in 20 seconds, press CTRL-R to force a refresh
May have display issues with some locale settings, not really tested.
Writing doesn’t support all burners, I hope that it has improved though!
Session Fixation Errors are usually due to media and/or burner firmware.
Optimum Power Calibration failures are usually due to low quality media.
Invalid Write Address failures are usually due to low quality media.
You may get a DeviceIoControl error with a Sense error of “0/00/00″, I don’t have a good
answer but, some people have reported success by reinstalling updated Sata drivers. Also
another method that may work is to use the Nero ASPI driver instead of SPTI.
During the write initialization you may encounter “Power On, or Bus Device Reset occurred”
I have not been able to figure out the root of this or the proper method of recovery.
If you happen to know, please fill me in on the secret.
Supported Backup Images:
Xtreme style disk images version 1-3. wxRipper support may be added at a later date.
The application will only build version 3 style images. I don’t see the need to add
the complication of the version 1,2 types. This is because the data is outside
the readable LBA range to the Xbox and the older firmwares will just not use the extra
DMI and PFI sectors. The Security Sector is in the same position across versions.
Xbox 360: Xbox 360 disks and Xbox One disks!
Xbox One: Not supported, previous version was making the ISO incorrectly
and I haven’t had time to fix yet. Hopefully next major release.
I will do my best to keep current and add requested features, feel free to contact
me with ideas, compatibility issues or bug reports. I ask of you to please not use
the forums to talk about your adventures in pirating.
My personal belief is that making a
backup of property you purchased is within your rights. Of course not everyone shares
this opinion and you should use common sense and do not distribute or download backup
disk images. You can view Microsoft’s statement on piracy at the link below.
This application requires the Visual Basic 6 sp6 runtimes, included if you need them
These is also a dependency on MSCOMCTL.OCX, included in the msi setup package.
Hopefully you can just run the exe! Use the Setup Package if you need it.
If you are upgrading from a previous version, you should be able to just copy
the executable and run it.
If you decide to run the installer, uninstall the previous through Add/Remove Programs.