There are a lot of guides out there on how to burn xbox360 backups under windows. Well I don't use windows.. and after wasting a lot of dual layer DVD's I though a post was in order.

Firstly to have a correct XGD3 backup you need a Lite-on burner with the iXtream BurnerMax firmware. Find that your self..

Secondly you should be running abgx360 on all your backups prior to burning them.  They have a Linux version, make sure you have "xterm" installed to as it will use that for console output.

I wrote this small script that uses growisofs to burn xbox 360 backups to my Lite-on external burner. Usage is simple :

# ./ xgd3 filename.iso

replace xgd3 with xgd2 depending on what your burning.

Edit the DVD variable to your dvd-rw device. Using this script and the below growisofs settings along side abgx360 i have had 100% success rate.


# Version: 1.0.0
# Date: 20120225
# Author:
# function: burn xbox 360 games with the correct layer break
# xgd2 layerbreak is 1913760, xgd3 is 2133520
# notes for growisfo :-
# -use-the-force-luke=notray = don't reload tray
# -use-the-force-luke=dao = burn disk at once
# -use-the-force-luke=break = manual set layer break
# Vars

# Chage this to match the dvd-rw device

# Functions

function testargs {
 if [[ -z $DTYPE ]]; then
 echo You must specify a disk type
 echo EG: xgd3 or xgd2

if [[ -z $INAME ]]; then
 echo You must specify a iso file name
 echo EG: /tmp/backup-game.iso

function burn {
 if [[ $DTYPE == xgd3 ]]; then
 echo Burning $INAME as $DTYPE with layerbreak 2133520..
 growisofs -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=break:2133520 -speed=1 -Z $DVD=$INAME
 echo Done! Ejecting..
 eject $DVD
 echo Burning $INAME as $DTYPE with layerbreak 1913760..
 growisofs -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760 -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z $DVD=$INAME
 echo Done! Ejecting..
 eject $DVD
# Main


# End