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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:53 am   
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Here is how to down size a game.

The easiest way to get under the 4.7GB limit is to get rid of files that are not essential to game play, or alternatively down-sample the multimedia files.

Quite a number of xbox games use Bink video. You can see this by looking for files with the extension 'BIK'. These are normally large files. There are three ways to reduce the size of these files:

1) download the RAD Video Tools. below Extract all the files from the game to your PC hard disk and select all the BIK files. Click on ‘Bink it!’ and select a ‘Compress to a % of the original’ to a suitable value.

2) Extract all files from the game to your PC or xbox hard disk, delete the BIK files and then re-create the BIK files (all zero byte files).

3) Delete the BIK files completely.

Yager allows you to play the game when the BIK files are deleted completely; some games will however crash back to the dashboard. Using option 3) you will free up 1GByte of data from Yager.

With other games you can try the following to free up some space:

1) Look for the smallest video file on the disk, copy it, delete all the other video files and then recreate all the video files using the smallest video file. This will work for all video file extensions.

2) On PAL games delete all the language files that are not used (German/French etc.) this may be sound files, text files and/or video files.

3) If you are using a PAL xbox delete any files or folders mentioning NTSC.

4) Delete the files dashupdate.xbe, downloader.xbe and update.xbe.

5) Delete the Demos directory completely.

6) Use RAD video tools to down-sample all the videos, music and sound effects.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:23 am   
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I allways delete language files that are not used and video files with language that are not used.

But if you do that with Fable The Lost Chapters the game wont work (Dirty Disk erro) because you need to Hack the .ini file

About RAD Tools. If i compress the video BIK the quality of the video won´t fall? Question

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:45 am   
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not if you do it at 40% compression
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:26 am   
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can i downsize a game using xbox backup creator v2.9?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:52 am   
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When i use to downsize my backups i would always grab the intro movie for the game and use BINKVIDEO tools to create a tiny version of it and then copy that movie over the top of all other movies on the game which i didnt want.. This is a great way to make your iso's tiny.

anyway, just my 2 cents for those who gaf. lol

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