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Stealth patching patches a game image to make it ignore the security check done by the Xbox360 console upon boot. If you use a stealth firmware, you will need to patch your backup. You can do this with a tool called [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24813 abgx360], which can be found in the [[AUR]].
 
Stealth patching patches a game image to make it ignore the security check done by the Xbox360 console upon boot. If you use a stealth firmware, you will need to patch your backup. You can do this with a tool called [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24813 abgx360], which can be found in the [[AUR]].
  
abgx360 works on .iso ''and'' .000 images. In order to patch these images, use the <tt>-af3</tt> flag, as such:
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abgx360 works on .iso ''and'' .000 images. In order to patch these images, use the {{Codeline|-af3}} flag, as such:
  
 
     abgx360 -af3 /path/to/game.iso
 
     abgx360 -af3 /path/to/game.iso
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==Burning ISO Files==
 
==Burning ISO Files==
  
Burning an iso is best done through the command line with growisofs. This is found in the <tt>dvd+rw-tools</tt> package, install it with
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Burning an iso is best done through the command line with growisofs. This is found in the {{Codeline|dvd+rw-tools}} package, install it with
  
 
     pacman -S dvd+rw-tools
 
     pacman -S dvd+rw-tools
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     growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760  -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/sr0=/path/to/game.iso
 
     growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760  -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/sr0=/path/to/game.iso
  
Replace <tt>/dev/sr0</tt> with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be <tt>/dev/sr0</tt>. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120010] for more details.
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Replace {{Codeline|/dev/sr0}} with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be {{Codeline|/dev/sr0}}. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120010] for more details.
  
 
If everything has been set up correctly you should see a messages like this:
 
If everything has been set up correctly you should see a messages like this:
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     pacman -S jre
 
     pacman -S jre
  
Logout and login again (or <tt>source /etc/profile</tt>) in order to update your $PATH.
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Logout and login again (or {{Codeline|source /etc/profile}}) in order to update your $PATH.
  
 
After you've installed Java and downloaded the application, just run it in the console:
 
After you've installed Java and downloaded the application, just run it in the console:
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     growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760  -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/sr0=/path/to/image.000
 
     growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760  -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/sr0=/path/to/image.000
  
Replace <tt>/dev/sr0</tt> with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be <tt>/dev/sr0</tt>. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120010] for more details.
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Replace {{Codeline|/dev/sr0}} with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be {{Codeline|/dev/sr0}}. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120010] for more details.
  
 
==xbox360_burn==
 
==xbox360_burn==
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     xbox360_burn -ib /dev/sr0 rom.iso
 
     xbox360_burn -ib /dev/sr0 rom.iso
  
Replace <tt>/dev/sr0</tt> with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be <tt>/dev/sr0</tt>. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120010] for more details.
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Replace {{Codeline|/dev/sr0}} with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be {{Codeline|/dev/sr0}}. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120010] for more details.

Revision as of 21:18, 6 September 2011

Warning: The legality of this process may be questionable. Refer to the copyright laws in your country for clarification. Playing backup games online may result in your Xbox360 console being banned from Xbox Live. Follow this guide at your own risk!
Tip: Backups may only be played on an Xbox360 with a flashed firmware.

Overview

Xbox 360 games come in two image formats: .iso and .000. They are burned on dual layer DVD+R discs. This requires a dual-layer DVD burner. No specific brand or burner is needed. In order to maximize the success of your burn, you should burn at the slowest speed your burner and media allow.

Please note that games must be burned onto DVD+R DL (Dual Layered), as DVD-R DL would not work.

Stealth Patching

Stealth patching patches a game image to make it ignore the security check done by the Xbox360 console upon boot. If you use a stealth firmware, you will need to patch your backup. You can do this with a tool called abgx360, which can be found in the AUR.

abgx360 works on .iso and .000 images. In order to patch these images, use the Template:Codeline flag, as such:

   abgx360 -af3 /path/to/game.iso

Using this tool should patch the file with no issues. It will also output metadata about the game.

Burning ISO Files

Burning an iso is best done through the command line with growisofs. This is found in the Template:Codeline package, install it with

   pacman -S dvd+rw-tools

There are other applications you can use to burn the image (k3b, gnomebaker, etc) but you may miss some configuration options and end up with a dud burn. Use the following command to burn the image to disc:

   growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760  -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/sr0=/path/to/game.iso

Replace Template:Codeline with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be Template:Codeline. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [1] for more details.

If everything has been set up correctly you should see a messages like this:

   Executing 'builtin_dd if=TalesOfVesperia.iso of=/dev/sr0 obs=32k seek=0'
   /dev/sr0: splitting layers at 1913760 blocks
   /dev/sr0: "Current Write Speed" is 2.5x1352KBps.
   3538944/7835492352 ( 0.0%) @0.8x, remaining 45:39 RBU  89.7% UBU   7.1%

The burn should take around 40 minutes at 2.4x write speed, depending on the size of the iso.

Burning .000 Files

To burn a .000 image you must first patch it with a Java application called imagebpatch.jar. You can get it here. You will need to have java installed to use this.

   pacman -S jre

Logout and login again (or Template:Codeline) in order to update your $PATH.

After you've installed Java and downloaded the application, just run it in the console:

   java -jar imgbpatch.jar /path/to/image.000

Now it can be burned like an iso, using the following:

   growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760  -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/sr0=/path/to/image.000

Replace Template:Codeline with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be Template:Codeline. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [2] for more details.

xbox360_burn

It's obviously possible to create an executable file containing the command to burn DVD, as such, someone has created a bash script to allow for a more user-friendly interface, you can get it from the AUR here: [3].

To burn, you then only have to use this command:

   xbox360_burn -ib /dev/sr0 rom.iso

Replace Template:Codeline with the path to your dual layer drive. For most systems it will be Template:Codeline. Since May 2011, the /dev/dvd symlink has been removed in udev. See [4] for more details.