Steps for Backing Up Your Games With Ease
All gamers have at some stages asked the question of how to backup xbox 360 games safely.
The good news is that backing up your games can be done, but only using specialist software, which is available for immediate download and use on PC and Mac.
Standard copying and burning applications are not sufficient when it comes to backing up console games. Purpose-engineered game copy software has the capacity of decode the security encryption as placed by the manufacturer. Until only recently, this disc security feature has prevented such copying.
One great program to do this is called Game Copy Pro.
In order to backup your games, you need:
1. A decent PC or Mac computer and
2. Internal or external DVD Burner, capable of dual layer burning
3. Specialist software installed – designed to copy games
Most burners these days capable of writing DVDs, but please check that yours can do so prior to attempting the backup and burn process.
The Process for Creating Backups
In order to get started, the first thing you need to do is download the game backup software. A following section this will explain the best programs to use. Once you have know which software to use, the procedure is as follows:
A. Download the game backup software and install it to your PC or Mac
B. Insert your game disc into the drive and activate the backup
C. Remove the game disc and insert a blank DVD into the drive
D. Commence the burn process. Your backup disc is ready!
Game Backup Software
There are many programs out there that claim to have the power to copy every console game, though after testing the majority of them, we concluded that only two can be recommended to others: Game Copy Pro and Easy Backup Wizard.
Both these programs share similar features in:
Price: They are evenly matched in price, at a mere $29.95. Unfortunately there are not any free programs that possess this encryption deciphering technology, though this is a very small price to pay for the joys that it can bring.
No Hardward Mods: There is no modifying your console at all, software is installed onto your personal computer and does not involve the console at all.
No technical knowledge: The real beauty of these modern backup programs is that anyone can now do it and not just advanced computer hackers. If you can install a program and burn a disc, then you are ready to go.
#1 Choice: Easy Backup Wizard
Download Price: $29.95
- Available for PC and MAC
- Immediate download
- Free game and movie download service
- Easiest software to install and operate
- Exact 1:1 disc cloning of games
- Great video tutorials if needed
- Excellent email support service
- High Speed backup and burn process
- Burn Xbox, 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, Gamecube, DS, Gameboy
# 2 Choice: Game Copy PRO
Download Price: $29.95
- Get it for Mac and PC computers
- Download from supplier
- No additional hardware needed
- Burn a variety of console games
- Backup video DVDs
- Moderate email support service
Why Backup Your Games
There are a variety of obvious benefits to be realized from backing up your 360 games, though the primary motivation for most seems to be saving your hard earned dollars.
Free Games - You could quickly increase your Xbox 360 games library when you are able to copy games.Game Copy Pro have a massive library of games and movies to be downloaded, which you will then be able to burn to disc utilizing their software.
Microsoft also have a variety of great free games that can be legally downloaded from their website such as Harms Way, Aegis Wing, Doritos Crash Course and more. You can then burn them to disc and share with your fellow gamers.
Damaged discs - Good games are getting expensive and with every little micro-scratch that is put on the disc, even from everyday natural wear and tear; it is coming closer to the end of its life. Having backup copies means that you never have to worry about this again.
Disc Repair - Can be completed to a certain degree, though the only safe method of doing so is to take your games to a specialist shop that has the professional machine. This is time consuming and can cost up to $5.00 for ever disc they do. Even so, there is no guarantee that they will fix the issue or prolong the life of your disc.
Disc Borrowing - Friends are always wanting to borrow your Xbox 360 games and even if your don’t notice it, they are being returned in worse condition than you left them in. – That’s if they ever get returned at all. Once you have backup copies, you won’t even hold this concern any longer. Perhaps lend your friends the copy version so you can always keep the original.