Should I be running my backups through abgx360 before playing them through xkey?

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  1. LoggerMan
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    I've never ran any of my backups through abgx360 with my xkey (using the remote). Should I stealth patch them all thrhoug abgx360?
     


  2. Devin

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    Yes you should. It verifies all the data is there, and patches the ISOs if need be.
     
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    I thought I already said it to you once...


    Yes ofcourse you should.
    It's been said 1000x before.
    Always patch your backups.
    Even if their claimed to be pre-patched!
     
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    How can a backup he made himself be pre-patched?
     
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    I don't think OP mentioned self made backups.
    + everybody knows backups are just pirated games ;]
     
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    Backups majority of the time mean pirated. It's just better for the conscious if they're called backups.
     
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    Wow, finally someone that's honest about it :-)
     
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    I've played about 4 "backups" and installed about 10 already without playing them yet. I even played one of them online. So I'll abgx360 them all, but what are possible consequences of the games I've played and installed already?
     
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    Probably nothing. Have you gotten a "Disc could not be read, or disc is dirty" error yet?
     
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    Getting a flag (failed AP2.5/empty topology etc)
    And if you're flagged, you'll eventually get a ban ;]

    I pirate and purchase games.
    The lesser games I pirate and the good ones I purchase ;]
    I also backup me own games and play those on me RGH (easier to bring along then a ton of discs ;])
     
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    I also "backup" all of my games. The Slim Xbox 360 disc drive makes a lot of noise and emulating it with a disc drive makes it just about silent in comparison. But I'll definitely abgx360 all my backups from now on. I've actually let a few non patched discs out into the wild, for friends who also want to preserve their original discs and use backups instead. Telling them that I need it back would feel kinda like calling old partners to tell them you have been diagnosed with an STI.
     
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    Better safe then sorry imho ;]

    Worst thing that could happen is getting banned.
     
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    I think you did, but I guess I thought it only applied to burning the backups, and that xkey was not necessary. Of course now I see that that is a mistaken belief.
     
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    Ah.
    Can happen ;]
    Nopes every backup, be it discs or ODDE, should be patched ;]
    Only consoles it won't matter for are JTAG/RGH ones ;]
     
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    Is there a GBATemp or DinohScene recommended abgx360 guide? Hopefully the backups I've already installed were already patched (I get whacked on mescaline whenever I rip my backups, so I'm never sure what goes on during the process), but I'll run everything through abgx360 with recommended settings. We should probably sticky a thread with links to the best guide for it, if stealth patching is an important process that is considered mandatory for full security.
     
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    Hmm you're right.
    I could make one based on the settings I always use.

    Aye lemme get onto it ;]

    Edit: Aye, made the tut and placed it in the tutorial section ;]
     
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    We are so lucky to have DinohScene here on GBATemp <3
     
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    Ahah ;p
    I just love to help people out c:
     
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    So mine is coming in a few days time. I actually own over a 100 original retail discs. If im ripping these to a hard drive, is it wise then to run all of them through this abgx or because they are mine and I know they are proper retail games, do i not need to for these? Only for downloaded ones?
     
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    Yes.
    Always run them through ABGX.
    Not only to check if the dump is correct, but also to fix the topology data etc etc.

    Even if it's your own dump, ALWAYS run it through ABGX.
    Better safe then sorry ;]