26th of October xbox 360 releases

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by FAST6191, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. FAST6191

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    Back from a short break, not a great deal of note happened although there is still some stuff to push through. The big news is the 1.61 of the iextreme hacked firmware is set to appear by the end of the month (at least for the big 4 drives, Hitachi should be good with 1.51 anyhow).
    Old threads linked at the end of the post.

    For the time being I will leave this warning section in
    Wave 4 which has workarounds available is upon us, see wave 4 thread for more: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185528" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185528</a>
    I am having trouble finding an up to the minute source that tells me what wave a release is (abgx360 lags a few days for obvious reasons) but I will share any info I can get- most of the big releases for the next week or two will have probably already been pressed and more importantly compiled with the version of the SDK that makes wave 3 games.

    MS are also apparently cracking down on games being played before street dates (a change from their actions in the past), more here:
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186000&hl=" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186000&hl=</a>

    For those just joining us the general idea behind these posts is in each post the days (or time since last post if nothing much happens on a given day) summarises the state of the 360 scene, it is done in the subforum as GBAtemp is mainly geared to towards the GBA and current Nintendo consoles but there are a substantial amount of 'tempers familiar with other consoles as well who discuss such things on the 'temp.
    We cover big releases (a short writeup, release name, region locking information and NFO), the smaller releases (those without English in are usually covered here although we will cover a big Japanese release on the rare occasions one happens), any nuke information and likewise any confirmed games added to the 360 game verification tool ABGX360 as well as any homebrew news.
    We tend to avoid covering the P2P game releases as they are not especially reliable when they beat the scene to releasing (previous years have seen several big releases made ahead of street dates which were later found to not be up to scratch) and afterwards there is not much point, this being said if any are of note they will be mentioned in passing.
    If you have any suggestions for the format of the post or things we should add please chime in, if you want to help out in the coming months when things get really busy (we are sure you have all seen at least one summer games drought followed by a packed autumn/winter release schedule which is usually made even worse by being able to move in these circles) we are recruiting people to help post these up.
    Recruitment thread:
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179009" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179009</a>

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    Nukes, they came thick and fast and for various reasons over the last couple of days (ABGX lists 205 although some more are likely to appear/ this is likely to change).
    Just before I started this
    <b>Madagascar.Kartz-XBOX360</b> (NUKE)(Madagascar.Kartz-XBOX360) (invalid.rar.sizes)- nothing to worry about on the user end, rar sizes are just scene rules. Will still appear in the main post.

    Three tekken releases, all nuked but read on before dismissing it.
    <b>Tekken_6-XBOX360-DAGGER</b>- nuked on some sites for source.not.stated.in.nfo_rules.02.10 [oLDSCHooL], this nuke has not travelled far though and the release is not questioned. I very much doubt we will see anything but a NFO fix. Will be featured in the main post.

    <b>Tekken_6_USA_PROPER_XBOX360-E74</b>- nuked for being a modified p2p repack. Official reason " modified.p2p.repack_i34.tinypic.com.15r19uf.png_proof.not.provided.console.rule.
    .11 "

    <b>Tekken.6.RF.XBOX360-LaGarto</b>- nuked for being a p2p repack. Official reason "p2p.repack_i36.tinypic.com.2m7cch3.png"

    <b>Backyard.Football.10.USA-XBOX360</b>- Invalid rar sizes again.

    <b>Pro.Evolution.Soccer.2010.PAL.MULTI2.XBOX360-GXC</b>- nuked for being a dupe of the INCIDENT release the day before. Official reason dupe.iNCiDENT.2009-10-19 multi2 in this case is German and French according to the NFO.

    A couple of un nukes as well. I lack a good source for these un nukes (not willing to sit around in IRC all day) so do not consider this an authoritative source.
    <b>Fairytale_Fights_XBOX360-REV0</b> - invalid.nuke_region.free_i33.tinypic.com.nleivd.png

    <b>Lips.Number.One.Hits.XBOX360-GLoBAL</b>- works.fine_wave4.disc.currently.requires.one.shot.boot.mode


    Nothing much here save a new version of HDDHackr, in this case v1.22 Build 20091022 (the app is used for making a 360 drive, only a select few laptop drives will work but it is still far cheaper than buying them).
    <a href="http://www.xbins.org/nfo.php?file=xboxnfo1744.nfo" target="_blank">http://www.xbins.org/nfo.php?file=xboxnfo1744.nfo</a>

    <u><b>Less notable releases</b></u>

    Several less notable releases since last post.

    Localised versions of fallout3 game of the year edition, all two discs although Ganjafarmers only released the second as the first is stock fallout 3 that you might already have and the second is the downloadable content. The Italians got their version before the English release (US and PAL compatible) more or less just leaving French and Japanese to go. You do however have the option of the various downloadable pack discs for French that have already appeared.

    NFO links, German and Spanish respectively
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1907" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1907</a>
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1902" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1902</a>

    <b>Pro.Evolution.Soccer.2010.PAL.SPANISH.X360-AfoLLarLa</b>- Spanish localisation of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010- Unknown region locking but the other releases are region locked to a given area.
    NFO link:
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1901" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1901</a>

    <b>FIFA_10_World_Class_Soccer_JPN_XBOX360-Caravan</b>- Japanese localisation of FIFA 10. Region locked Japan only this means all the various region dupes of FIFA 10 are now out in the wild.
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1899" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1899</a>

    <b>Additions to ABGX360</b>
    We suggest you use the link below and the abgx360 tool as the site does not use scene naming meaning it can be quite hard to tell entries apart, this is just for reference really
    ABGX360 ( <a href="http://abgx360.net/verified.php" target="_blank">Web frontend to verified database</a> ) added:
    Where the Wild Things Are RF
    Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 - Senior Year RF
    Lips: Number One Hits RF (4th wave)
    Forza Motorsport 3 (Disc 2) PAL
    Forza Motorsport 3 (Disc 1) PAL
    Bakugan: Battle Brawlers RF (4th wave)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 PAL

    Those are the first two 4th wave games added to ABGX360. Presently this is the only source we have other than NFOs for determining what is 4th wave or not, if you have a better source for us PM FAST6191 or reply in the one of the relevant posts.

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    Release dates can be found here: <a href="http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/" target="_blank">http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/</a> although the dates on gamefaqs seem to be slightly "off" and as usual are subject to change at the last moment.
    As usual these posts will be back as and when something happens, a couple of European region dupes, a few cartoon games and maybe a pre release or two over the next few days. Any of the big games with street dates were region free already, have been released to us ahead of time or are featured below.

    In order of most recent to pre, ABGX does not seem to be on the ball for the last few releases but we have you covered here:
    As an aside the NFOs are being sent as unicode if possible which means we may not lose the ASCII art any more (I am far too lazy to make up picture NFOs), for old ones perhaps <a href="http://shailendra88.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-view-nfo-files-in-firefox.html" target="_blank">http://shailendra88.blogspot.com/2009/02/h...in-firefox.html</a> is of some use.

    Region free

    Nuked for invalid rar sizes but otherwise not questioned. These "fun" kart games that are not mario kart or diddy kong racing do not have a good history and I doubt this will buck that trend. As you might expect features characters and locations from the Madagascar film series and in a move that I am sure will have you all racing to get a copy you can "unlock BONUS DreamWorks characters Shrek and B.O.B.". On the flip side this looks like it might be one of the few racing games this generation to feature local multiplayer.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Region free. Note the release is wave 4 meaning you need either a hitachi drive with 1.51 or a drive with 1.6 and the one shot boot disc every time you want to load it.

    After a couple of p2p repacks DAGGER return to the 360 for the first time in a few months with a release of Tekken 6, tekken is a previously arcade, handheld and playstation only fighting game but as you can see tekken 6 is available on the 360 as well. Personally if I am going for a technical fighting game (give me streets of rage over this sort of thing any day) I am more of a soul calibur or virtua fighter kind of guy but I can see how people like this series.
    Some sites/networks have nuked it for not having a source in the NFO but I am going to call that petty at best, we might see an NFO fix but this is likely to stay the scene release.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Name and NFO hint at US region locking.

    For whatever reason this never made it to ABGX but we have you covered here on the GBAtemp 360 roundup. The only thing I know about this game was that it first started as a piece of propaganda released as a free PC game a few years back. It carries the "realistic FPS" genre label and a quick scan of reviews says if you are looking for a realistic FPS you are probably better of grabbing the recent Operation Flashpoint instead (by the way- I got back to playing that but with a friend over system link, so much nicer when you have someone who is not AI).

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Region locked US only.

    Aside from winter sports type games, some "extreme" sports and a NCAA basketball game this looks to be the last of the sports games for the year. An American football game, there appears to be no PS3 version so there is a good chance this will have suffered as there are versions for the PS2 and Wii.
    Apparently some of the big superstars of American football are in as middle school kids, the only way I can look at this game is with confusion but the lack of appeal sports games have to me is known to readers of these threads so my opinion is not really warranted.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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    First the current WIP GBAtemp 360 FAQ (not the same one that is stickied), it should cover most questions you might have on the 360 although it too is looking a bit out of date right now:
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=157263" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=157263</a>

    <a href="http://pix.gbatemp.net/32303/XBOX360.Release.Standards.2007.v1.340.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/32303/XBOX360.Release.Standards.2007.v1.340.png.tn.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    Click on the image and it will load up the full picture.
    Some sections of the scene also use the general console release standards as well as the 360 ones.

    As many of you know modding your xbox can lead to a ban from xbox live (more or less the only recourse Microsoft have), we do not know the exact methods used to detect modding but it is a fair guess that it is related to the games not appearing as originals for various reasons.
    While playing games prior to street dates has been considered and indeed as of mid October 2009 MS have been seen to be targeting those who have as yet "unreleased" games on their profiles it is still somewhat up in the air.

    On the other hand prerelease games can sometimes be bad dumps, dumps from non retail sources, bad packing of dumps like any other dump but without a retail copy it is markedly difficult to verify a release beyond the basics. The tool AGBX360 is used to verify isos, directories and games burned to disc and can fix isos and directories if necessary but requires this data (a basic check using the data the game holds is still possible though).
    Those who do not care about being banned from live or are willing to risk it then not much need to worry unless otherwise mentioned (as an example the first leaks of Halo 3 ODST were bad which meant while they would run a good chunk of gameplay was missing).

    Little bits of 360 release history will be covered from time to time but if you want to delve into the substantial back catalogue of games for the 360 then
    <a href="http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6" target="_blank">http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6</a> has release names and a great deal of info.
    Another site that is also very useful is (they are frequently a source of the NFOs posted with these releases)
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com</a>
    Other sites with useful tools and info are
    <a href="http://abgx360.net/" target="_blank">http://abgx360.net/</a> (the homepage for a tool to verify and fix games, once a game is added to their database a more thorough check can be performed).
    <a href="http://www.xbins.org/" target="_blank">http://www.xbins.org/</a> the web frontend to an FTP site dedicated to homebrew for the original xbox and 360, easyxbins is a nice tool to access the FTP site ( <a href="http://www.360mods.net/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=29" target="_blank">http://www.360mods.net/index.php?name=Down...tails&id=29</a> )
    We will leave info on how to flash xboxes for games and/or homebrew to other threads as it occasionally moves fast and is better left to them.

    As mentioned in the first big paragraph the 360 supports region locking leaving it to developers and publishers to choose what is done (other than German releases what will be done is very unpredictable).
    Those without a homebrew enabled 360 (even then it takes a bit of effort) will find region locking is not able to be bypassed on the 360.
    There is no great worry unless you are sporting a Japanese 360 (English language games are often region locked out and Japanese xbox games can take months to appear) as game releases usually fall very close together region wise these days. Close together means usually within a week and this still usually means before street dates in respective countries.

    It has not come up here but it has in other places; region free is region free and it does not matter what territory the game that was ripped comes from so if there is a region free NTSC sourced release and you are in a PAL country do not wait on a PAL release unless you are waiting for a given language as it will not happen (and if it does scene rules tend to mean the release is nuked), similarly we are going to shift to just stating the regions a game is locked to rather than sources to try and eliminate some confusion unless it is unknown at the time of posting.
    There are four regions as far as the 360 is concerned being Japan (NTSC-J), USA (NTSC-U), Europe (PAL) and China (NTSC-C), Australia counts as PAL and anyone anywhere else in the world will probably have an imported 360 so I will leave that to the owners to figure out. China and Japan usually overlap along with the rest of Asia but not always (there are not all that many Chinese releases anyhow).

    As mentioned there is now a homebrew method that works on new consoles (previous ones would only work on consoles without HDMI) provided you have not done the August 11th 2009 update or any subsequent ones. Many versions of Xell (the homebrew loader) have now been compiled so most 360 models are now hackable and the rest should fall shortly.

    There are two main options being considered:
    1) Flashing a different region code- unless you have a dual nand chip (one region on each) this is a fairly long winded process but it does work.
    If you can ignore the text speak xbox scene has a guide (we suggest you use it as a rough guide to understand what is going on):
    <a href="http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=693753" target="_blank">http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=693753</a>
    If you should manage to have your motherboard/cpu key and provided you do not downgrade then you should even be able to do it on a post august the 11th xbox, this is probably a very small subset of people but if you were hanging on with the intention of doing this sort of thing you might be in luck.
    Chip development (NAND chips this is) is also progressing once again.

    2) A "rebooter" app- The general idea is to (soft) reboot into a custom kernel/similar which handily ignores things like region checking.
    A few early stage hacks exist for older homebrew methods but recently a tool called freeboot appeared (it is still far from complete) that allows soft rebooting into a different kernel which is the first stage on the road.
    NFO from the release <a href="http://www.xbins.org/nfo.php?file=xboxnfo1743.nfo" target="_blank">http://www.xbins.org/nfo.php?file=xboxnfo1743.nfo</a>

    A handful of 360 homebrew sites and guides exist (our own forums are also filled with knowledgeable people too) so for the curious
    <a href="http://www.free60.org/wiki/Main_Page" target="_blank">Free60 (the base of the current homebrew work)</a>
    <a href="http://www.eurasia.nu/wiki/index.php?pagename=Free60JtagHack" target="_blank">Euraisa writeup of the new hack and how it works</a>
    <a href="http://www.xboxhacker.net" target="_blank">Xboxhacker.net (forums frequented by the Free60 crew and many others)</a>
    Any discussion on those sites will be of a highly technical nature and a similar level of knowledge/ability is expected of you if you decide to join in.

    <b>Previous 360 release threads</b>
    The follow links are to the older release threads, if there is some time between threads anything that happened between threads will be covered.

    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186802" target="_blank">21st October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186608" target="_blank">20th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186102" target="_blank">17th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185995" target="_blank">16th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185550" target="_blank">14th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185003" target="_blank">11th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=184603" target="_blank">9th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=184168" target="_blank">7th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=183956" target="_blank">6th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=183553" target="_blank">4th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=183171" target="_blank">2nd October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=182346" target="_blank">28th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=181667" target="_blank">25th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=181320" target="_blank">23rd September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=180107" target="_blank">17th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179944" target="_blank">16th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179706" target="_blank">15th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179538" target="_blank">14th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179090" target="_blank">12th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179016" target="_blank">11th September 2009 and the summer releases</a>