With the Xbox 260 being one of the most popular and advanced games consoles in the World, it’s no wonder that millions of people want to backup or copy legal games that they own for it. However, become some inconsiderate people decided to copy games illegally, Microsoft have placed all sorts of security measures on the 360 discs, preventing them from being duplicated. This is a big problem if you want to protect your games from being damaged… but luckily, there’s a way round this which you can do without a mod chip.
The problem with Xbox 360 games is actually very simple. On the disc itself, Microsoft encodes a set of “security sectors”. These are parts of the DVD which tell your Xbox about which game it is and that it’ a legal copy. Every time you put a game disc into your console, the Xbox looks for whether it’s got these security sectors. If it can find them intact, it will play the game… but if it can’t find them, or they are corrupt, then it will refuse to play the game.
This means that if you want to copy or backup an Xbox 360 game that you own, then you just need to be able to duplicate the game disc with the security sectors intact. And unfortunately, these parts of the DVD are actually invisible to almost game copying tools, meaning that if you try and copy them, the sectors won’t get copied and you will have made another coaster (which is the term for a dud copy).
Getting a tool or method which can copy your games perfectly (with the security sectors) is seen as the “holy grail” of the backup & coping community. it’s the holy grail because there are hardly any methods and tools which allow you to copy your games and play the duplicates without a mod chip. However, we’ve been lucky enough to actually find a tool which can do this for you