As someone who doesn't deal in pirated games I don't have any burned discs around. However I may be purchasing a few used 360s in the near future and I want to ensure that they are not modded.
Hence the problem.
The easiest way to test if a system is modded is to attempt to boot a copied game on it. I suppose I could google for a pirated copy of Halo 3 or something but 1) I'm not a fan of piracy and 2) I think it would be useful to have something that we could sticky so that any user who wanted to verify that they weren't getting stuck with an unwanted iXtreme system could easily download, burn and test.
That led me to think of this possible solution.
A demo disc rip. Now granted, most 360 demos are propogated via Xbox Live, so there aren't a whole lot of demo discs out there, but there are still a few notable ones.
Offhand I can think of the Walmart Apprentice demo disc (US), the Turok demo disc, the WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008 demo disc (UK), the Beatles Rock Band demo disc and the DJ Hero demo disc. I'm sure there are possibly a few others as well.
Since these demo discs were given out for free, I don't think there would be any issue with sharing images of one of the discs. At the same time it would greatly benefit the community as a whole as there are both shady sellers (who sell modded systems as stock) and ignorant sellers (such as stores that buy/sell systems and don't know how to test if they are modded or not).
Demo discs that would be off-limits for sharing would include:
1) The original Kiosk disc - it is blacklisted and won't boot on any current stock or iXtreme modded system
2) Any OXM demo disc - these are sold with the magazine, rather than given away for free so it could be considered a gray area, best avoided
The ideal demo disc would be one that is originally region free, this way it could be used by users worldwide, rather than limited to just a single region. If we can't find a region free demo, then getting one from each major region (NSTC-J, NTSC-U/C, PAL) would be second best.
Does anyone out there have such a disc that they can rip and share? Or know of a link to an existing one?
1) NO full version games/piracy/warez
2) NO kiosk disc
3) NO OXM demo discs
4) NO edited discs
The goal is to have a LEGAL, shareable disc image that only boots on iXtreme mods in order to provide a quick/easy way to verify if a system is stock or not.