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what does installing a game do?

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4 years ago#1
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4 years ago#2
Shorten load times and less wear and tear.
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4 years ago#3
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4 years ago#4
it makes the grafix better
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4 years ago#5
Loads the data off your hard drive and not the disc...effectively prolonging the life of your disc drive and lessening the noise it makes while loading.

Also, many games end up with faster load times and some games even have an improved framerate (like Oblivion and Fallout 3).
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4 years ago#7
Installing a game copies an image of the game disc to your hard drive, then when you play an installed game it reads all the data from your hard drive, rather than the game disc.

This is beneficial because the X-Box can read data quicker and load data into the memory quicker from the hard drive than it can stream data from the optical disc, which decreases loading times and reduces 'pop-in' (where textures and objects suddenly appear, often because they can't be loaded quick enough), plus without having to spin the disc and stream the data, there is less wear and tear on the disc drive and less heat generated due to less moving parts.
4 years ago#8
Lol @ people who think that installing a game will "improve the life of your disk drive."

Installing doesn't do anything besides improving load times, as well as frame rates for some of the most graphically and physically intense games out there. Basically, unless you're playing a big game that really takes full use of the 360's hardware, don't worry about installing.
4 years ago#9
I install games I know I will spend hundreds of hours in. Games such as Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
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4 years ago#10
jayj420 posted...
Lol @ people who think that installing a game will "improve the life of your disk drive."

Installing doesn't do anything besides improving load times, as well as frame rates for some of the most graphically and physically intense games out there. Basically, unless you're playing a big game that really takes full use of the 360's hardware, don't worry about installing.


Explain to me, please if you will, how drastically cutting back on how much you use your disc drive will not increase it's life... I had two disc drives fail on original XBox's and another on a 360, so I (as well as logic) would beg to differ.

Not only does it potentially extend disc drive life, but it also can extend the life of your 360 in general if you have an older model since it also cuts down on heat generated...
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