C4Eva beats new XGD3 format

Source: c4eva Spoke! (2011-05-07 #fw) | c4eva Speaks!

Didn’t see this posted anywhere on the site.
Before it’s release, it seems that C4Eva has already bypassed any new checks and reverse-engineered the XGD3 firmware to allow backups to be played. Now only if there was a way to write the discs…

[2011-05-07 09:57AM UTC] #fw <c4eva_> benq 0800 v2.0 complete – full support for xgd3 and ap2.5 backup creation for upcoming LT v2.0!
[2011-05-07 09:58AM UTC] #fw <shahi> c4eva way to go man
[2011-05-07 09:58AM UTC] #fw <superdoug> c4 whats happening with the philips-liteon 0225 drive?
[2011-05-07 09:59AM UTC] #fw <c4eva_> lt 2.0 for 0225 also complete, testing!

We’re talking about the new beta discs right?
Well, if so now we just need a place to buy blank XGD3 discs. Lol.

Yes and Lol yes :thumbsup:

Good Luck with that.

They’re gonna be sooooooo expensive when they come out at first.

seems cool cant wait to see it

Aren’t they just standard dual-layers but with a shrunken video partition?

I’m sure it’s much more complicated than that haha.

they are dual layer, but it uses pretty much every last piece of space on the disc to fit the extra gig. I don’t think we need special discs, but instead just a new burning method.

I’m assuming c4 has reversed the XGD3 firmware from the beta? lol well it’s more than likley to change so seems pointless.

Not really, I doubt the firmware in the official release is going to be different than from the beta, and if it is then not by much.

For those who have a jtag, I’m guessing this doesn’t mean very much to us?

I don’t see any reason why the XGD3 games would have to be burned to an XGD3 disk with a modified firmware.

Dual layer disks are 8.7GB which is still bigger than any iso I have ever seen.