How to Burn XBox 360 Torrents

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How to Burn XBox 360 Torrents
Burning custom Xbox 360 games to DVD is a great way to experience games that are not available to mass markets. (cd image by Thierry Hoarau from

There are many custom and “home brew” video games available for download for the Xbox 360, but the only way to play these games is to burn them to a disc. ISO formatted files, which are digital versions of game discs and what you should download if you’re looking for a game, can be burnt directly to a burnable dual-layer DVD and played on a modified Xbox 360 console.

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Things you need

  • Dual-layered DVD-R
  • ImgBurn (Windows)
  • Disk Utility (Mac)
  • DVD burner with dual-layer capabilities
  • Modified Xbox 360 console

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    Insert a blank, dual-layered DVD into your disc tray. Most Xbox 360 games contain massive amounts of data and will not fit on a single-layer DVD.

  2. 2

    Start the Disk Utility program. Disk Utility is included with your Mac operating system and can be found in the “Applications” folder under “Utilities.”

  3. 3

    Click “File” and select “Open Disk Image.” From this menu, locate the ISO-formatted game file you wish to burn.

  4. 4

    Click “Burn” to begin the writing process. When the burn completes, your game should be playable on your modified Xbox 360 console.

  1. 1

    Insert a blank, dual-layered DVD into your PC.

  2. 2

    Run the ImgBurn software. ImgBurn is a free disk burning utility for Windows; a download link is included in the “Resources” section of this article. Microsoft Windows is unable to burn ISO files without help from a program like ImgBurn.

  3. 3

    Click “Write image file to disc,” then select the ISO file you wish to burn.

  4. 4

    Click “Write” to initiate the burn.

Tips and warnings

  • If you experience issues with "Buffer Overrun," try selecting a slower burn speed than your burner is normally capable of. This may take a little longer but should help create an error-free burn.
  • Never download or copy games that are not intended to be freely available to the public. Popular games may have copyright protection and downloading them could be a violation of international copyright law.
  • Burnt copies of games will not play on an unmodified Xbox 360 console. “Hard modding” the system is a complex task that can carry serious negative consequences (such as making your system unplayable) and will violate the manufacturer’s warranty.

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