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Xbox 360 Game Installs

By tengeta
Jan 5, 2009
  1. I'm seeming to miss the purpose of this here, I finally tried it today but it asked for a disk before I started the game off the HDD, so I figured thats how Microsoft covered their bases and made it so you can't just borrow someones game and play it. Fine. Why does it have to stay in the whole time though? I'm having to put my disk to the same risks, and my consoles still just as loud regardless if the disk inside is being used or not.

    Then again, this may be why no one got excited about it? Or am I just doing something wrong here?
  2. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    they covered there *** with it so that people couldn't install a bunch of game on there hd

    and then just return them

    they loose money that way

    the only game that i know of that it works wonders on if fable 2 cuz of the disk issue they had

    id say only install a game if it has tech issues

    like as before fable 2

    and such

    other wise i dont really see a reason to have it as u said no one was really pumped up about it lol
  3. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    Tengeta, if MS allowed you to play installed games without the disc being inside the console no one would be buying their games.
    The only real benefit to HDD installing is to reduce noise and increase performance (bar Halo 3)
    I have Mass Effect and Fable II installed to my HDD because they are games I play for longer amounts of time and the amount of noise the X360 outputs when reading from a disc can be somewhat unbearable after a while.

    Your console shouldn't be as loud without a disc in it compared to when it has one inserted, correct me if I'm wrong but with my Elite it seems the optical drive is what makes majority of the noise and caused my parents to think a plane was landing in our yard.
  4. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    lol nice

    but yea actually u do have better performance cuz the game isnt loading constantly

    which save on the power consumption

    and the overheating and freezing of the console
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