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How to back up your games?

The question as to how does one backup their video games is what we specialise in! Backing up is a rather quick and painless way, but in order to play the games, it’s a completely different story.

How do I backup?

Backing up games is a matter of having the correct software package and some spare storage media (HDD, dvd discs, blu-ray discs). All you have to do in most cases, is just insert the game disc into your computer and then just use the software package and back the game up, it’s as simple as that.

GameBackupSystem is great for this exact purpose because it’s easy to use and it’s cross platform! Meaning it works on Linux, Windows and Mac.

Extra Hardware

Sometimes you will need extra hardware though and no game backup software will help you with this. This especially applies to Xbox and Wii games. If you want to back them up, you will have to buy special DVD drives of very specific make and model. This is due to the fact that these DVD drives are the only things on the market which are able to read the discs of the consoles. There are other methods though, how to backup your games WITHOUT having the additional hardware and these methods are safer as well. They are outlined in GameBackupSystem.

Game Backup System working on Mac OS X

Game Backup System working on Mac OS X

Playing Game Backups

Game Backup System with user manuals and a ton of extras!

Game Backup System with user manuals and a ton of extras!

Playing your game backups is a more difficult task, which GameBackupSystem (and neither does any other such software) deal with. You NEED to modify your console in order to play games. There are SOME ways, which no other software will provide you with, and they are outlined in the GameBackupSystem manuals.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The two new-gen consoles we wrote about so much have seen a lot of movement in game backups so far. Our team has done a lot of analysis on the two consoles and we are working really hard to be the first and the only ones who will provide users with the ability to back-up their games.

While our competition is staying in the same place, we strive to provide you with good quality software and guides on how to backup your games on all of the platforms and all of the consoles!

Game Backup System some of the supported consoles

Game Backup System some of the supported consoles

 

Game Backups, Piracy and Game Backup Software in a nutshell.

If you are familiar with the game backup scene at all, you might catch yourself wondering why is it so damn difficult to mane a backup of a game that you own, purely for the purpose of not damaging the original. Well, the main reason for the insane difficulty of backing up games is that it opens up possibilities for piracy.

Do they ever want that?

Most of the teams that work on exploits and modifications for your consoles often do it purely for the fun or the challenge of doing so. I doubt that any of the teams who manage to allow 3rd party software to be installed on a console actually meant to enable piracy, but unfortunately this does happen as the gateway is the opened towards more malicious software to be installed on the system, which enables backups in a disc storage media to be run.

Ends up the same way

If you have ever done some research on game backups, you will notice that quite a few discussions often lead to people wanting to abuse what they get out of backing up games in order to start downloading illegal copies of games and using the same method as burning a backup in order to obtain a brand new game. As most often what people want is to play backup games via a disc, rather than make a backup to an external or internal hard drive. Please note that the latter often does not involve console modifications as heavy as modifications when trying to play a backed up disc.

Then again, there often are good people as well, who really want nothing more than to enjoy their backed up game. The bad thing is, however, that these people are often unwilling to do what it takes to save their game collection, for example they do not want to modify their console at all.

The Game Backup Software

These people often resort to buying “magic software” packages, that enable to make backups of games, claiming they do not require you to modify your console. We can proudly say that all of these software packages are nothing but a load of ****. In order to backup your game, you do not have to modify your console, but playing it is a completely different story. While the software packages are true to some extent, the Game Backup System is probably the only game backup software that actually tells you how to backup a game and gives you the knowledge to modify your console on your own as a free bonus on top of what you pay.

 

Playing Nintendo Wii backups on the Wii U

Wii U is a fairly new next-gen console by Nintendo. Although it is not as powerful as the PS4 or Xbox One it still has its own little kick to it in terms of gameplay. If you are a die-hard Nintendo fan, you have probably already bought one and looking for a way to preserve your games on disc as long as you can.

One of the ways to keep your Wii U discs safe is to have the backed up. Now, unfortunately, there is still no way you can backup and play your Wii U games on your Nintendo Wii U, but what you can do is play your Nintendo Wii backups on the Wii U!

First off you will need to make sure that you can run the Nintendo Wii backups on your Wii U game console. You can do this by installing some simple software modifications for the Wii Mode.

How can I do this?

First off, you have to install the Homebrew Channel onto the Wii mode. The installation process is more or less the same as installing on a regular Nintendo Wii. The whole process and the documentation can be found in the  premium version eBook that GameBackupSystem comes with.

Unfortunately, installing the Homebrew Channel and getting the appropriate modifications for your system will not make your system backup games on its own. What you will have to do is to start backing up your games with your PC or Mac.

Backing up the Games

Any regular Nintendo Wii backup disc will work once you have the system set up and ready to go. In order to start backing up your games you will need a special DVD drive which is able to read the Nintendo Wii games, or you can simply get an external hard drive and backup the games on to the external hard drive by using your Wii U. All of the following are outlined in the GameBackupSystem eBook and the software itself will aid you if you want to make backups of your Nintendo Wii games on a physical disc rather than use an external hard drive for the backups.

PS4 and Xbox One Game Backups. Is it possible?

If you are thinking that this post is going to be all about how to backup games for video game consoles that have not yet been released, then you are greatly mistaken. Instead, we are going to have a look at what it will take to crack these systems open and how far away are the actual game backups from now.

The age of 64 bits

First off, lets take a look at the architectures of both, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Both consoles are using a nowadays common 64-bit architecture, which can be found on most newer home computers. The previous consoles (Xbox 360 and the PS3) were based on something called the PowerPC architecture, which essentially made it a bit more difficult to write code for it and test it as there are a lot less people who are familiar with the architecture.

Why is this 64-bit architecture so great for the new consoles and the potential game backups? Well, mainly because the architecture is really common on home computers these days. This means that there will be a lot more developers who will be willing to have a shot at the system and exploring its possibilities further.

The Operating Systems

It is still unclear what the PS4 is going to be hiding under the hood in terms of software, but Microsoft have already revealed their secrets when it comes to the Xbox One.

Xbox One will be running a trimmed down version of Windows 8 which will be tailored for the Xbox One. The games will use something along the lines of a virtual environment to have the them run, but other than that it will all be based on Windows 8.

What does this mean to us?

Well, first off, we already know that there are loads of possibilities for modifying Windows 8 on a home computer, for example being able to backup your applications or install homebrew on there. Having a 64bit architecture and Windows 8 on the Xbox One makes it a lot more open to modifications and a lot more flexible as to what can be done with the system.

Having 64-bit architectures on both machines also opens up the possibilities of having the machines running alternative operating systems, such as Linux. Now with Steam being able to run games on Linux and the current consoles having amazing specs you could build a powerhouse for Linux gaming!

Conclusion

Overall, our guess is that Xbox One will be the first console to have game backups possible and the PS4 will follow soon after. We’d say give it 4 months after the release of the consoles and keep following the news closely on the progress. PS4 will be a lot more difficult nut to crack since it will not have a well-known OS under the hood.

Here is a comparison of PS4 vs Xbox One for those of you who are interested:

How do I backup my games?

The main drawback for buying a video game console is the fact that physical discs will have to be used in order to run games. While this might sound find to some of you, this is a headache for some people, especially those who have small children who like to chuck things around. The most simple solution to the problem is to make backups of your games, so if they get scratched to the point where they become unplayable, you still have a backup to rely on.

But how do I do this?

In order to create a backup of a game, you will have to find a way for your computer to read the disc in the first place. This often involves buying software or additional hardware in order to bypass the protection put on the game discs. While it is illegal to re-distribute the copy that you have made, it is perfectly legal to use it within your own household to save your physical discs.

What software should I get?

Game Backup Software

Game Backup Software

There are basically two types of software available, you can either pay for all the tools separately or buy some sort of an All-In-One solution, such as the GameBackupSystem. The main difference is that All-In-One game backup solutions often provide detailed guides and support for using the software packages. When it comes to standalone software – you will receive no guides or professional help whatsoever and will pretty much be on your own, thus this is not the greatest solution for those who are not technically savvy.

Additional Hardware

Sometimes, you need additional hardware to be able to backup the games on to disc. Specifically, the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox 360 XGD3 will require additional hardware to backup their games. The hardware in question is usually a specific DVD drive which is able to read the game discs with some slight modifications. While these drives will cost you around $50, it is definitely worth the price, considering the amount of money you will be able to save.

Modding the Console

Console Mods

Console Mods

Often people claim that they are unable to play their games after successfully backing them up and burning the backup on to the disc. Well, what did you expect? BACKING UP, does not mean PLAYING the actual game. In order to do so you will be required to modify your console and those who claim you can play without modding are trying to sell you a false product. If you are not prepared to modify your console in order to save money on re-buying games, then you most definitely do not want to save money that much.

Keep in mind that most of the console modifications are really easy to accomplish on your own and usually require modifications on the software level, meaning you will not have to open the console up at all.

In a Nutshell

To put this long story short, what you will need to backup your video games are some specific software packages or an All-In-One software solution (Game Backup System). But when it comes to playing the backups, you will have to have a modified console to achieve this!

Top 10 Consoles of All Time

Have you ever wondered what the modern gaming would look like, if there were no gaming machines ever invented? We would probably be playing tic-tact-toe, with the only graphics improvement being a nicer X or a nicer O. Without what we now know as a console, there would likely be no 3D graphics for games and no blockbuster titles, such as Super Mario, Call of Duty, Sonic the Hedgehog and many others. Thus, let us take some time to look at the top 10 of what paved the way to the current console gaming industry as we know it.

#10 – Sega Dreamcast

Dreamcast

Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast was one of the best consoles of its time. The fact that it had amazing 3D performance, when compared to its competitors, made it stand out from the public.

While the Sega Dreamcast was not the first to use discs for gaming, it was the very first one to allow online play with some of its well-known titles, such as Phantasy Star Online.

#9 – Atari Video Computer System

Atari

Atari

Although it did not boast spectacular graphics and/or sound, the Atari had something to offer that its generation of video game machines could not offer and that is switching games via different cartridges.

Although the Atari had some of the best titles of its generation, it was soon ruined by the worse games of the generation that did not do too well in terms of sales.

#8 – Nintendo Gameboy

Gameboy

Gameboy

The Nintendo Gameboy is a console that is still holding strong even these days, even though it had numerous improved version released over the years. The main advantage that the Gameboy had over the other handhelds of the time is that it was the only pocket sized console and the batteries went into double digit numbers.

#7 – Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 was not great, but it definitely left us all some great memories. The instant loading times of the 3D cartridges were absolutely amazing, although they did cost a small fortune a pop.

With titles such as Goldeneye 007, Super Smash Bros. and Super Mario 3D it was definitely something worth spending your money on, especially if you wanted great family entertainment.

#6 – Sega Genesis

Sega Genesis

Sega Genesis

While the Sega Genesis had its pros and cons, it still managed to introduce some great blockbuster games and set the bar for the future consoles to reach.

Back in the day, if you had a Sega Genesis, you were one of the coolest kids on the block and everyone would want to be your friend, just so they could come over and play some Sonic the Hedgehog.

#5 – Gameboy Advance

GameBoy Advance

GameBoy Advance

The GBA was a step up from the previous version of the Nintendo Gameboy. By adding more colours, improving the battery and introducing even more titles, the console still manages to make sales of the console or its accessories to this day. There were accessories released along with the new consoles which would let consumers play their GBA games on bigger screens and with controllers.

#4 – PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2

Now that we have recently gone through a generation of PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4 E3 is just around the corner, the PlayStation 2 sounds pretty damn old. However, it was a console that had one of the longest lifetimes in the industry, before the PlayStation 2 came out. It also introduced the titles such as God of War, Ratchet and Clank and many others that we enjoy to this day.

#3 – The NES

Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo Entertainment System

The NES is where it old began for most gamers and the console to pave the way to most of the popular titles that we know now. It also was one of the first machines to break away from the traditional joystick and go for the d-pad.

#2 – Super Nintendo

Super NES

Super NES

The step up from the original NES was the Super NES. The console took what was best from its predecessor and incorporated it with some better graphics and faster performance. It is also worth noting that the SNES was probably the pioneer for 3D games on consoles as it started a whole new series of pseudo 3D games, such as Starfox.

#1 – PlayStation 1

PlayStation 1

PlayStation 1

This is an unexpected first place winner, is it? The reason why we chose the PlayStation 1 as our winner is because it was an absolute breakthrough in the world of gaming. It was marketed really well and the world has not seen such a following behind a gaming console. What really did it for the PlayStation was cheap games when compared to its competitors.

The PlayStation 1 offered great titles that still echo through even nowadays and it remains to be one of the greatest machines out there.

GameBackupSystem Backup Video Games Easily

GameBackupSystem – The Next Generation of Game Backups

GameBackupSystem has long been the leader when it comes to game backup software. This is mostly because of the variety of consoles and video game systems that it supports. Packed with the latest technology it can handle any game format and standard that you throw at it and even if some game does get stuck somewhere along the way, a professional team of support specialists is always there to help you.

Does it really work?

We often receive emails asking whether the software package really does work or is this simply a scam and we understand where these questions are coming from. Most of our competition offer either outdated software packages for backing up games or they simply give you a software package that can barely work, if at all. We are proud to say that the GameBackupSystem actually does work and it is easy to use, as long as you know how to read English.

What’s inside?

GameBackupSystem packs a collection of guides and tools that will enable you to easily backup any game of choice. There are guides and tools for every single console out there and even a couple of freebies, such as a Game Emulation package, a guide on where and when to buy games cheaper and if you buy the Premium Package of GameBackupSystem you will receive an eBook which outlines how can you start downloading games rather than having to back them up form an actual disc. The latter is extremely beneficial if you already have games that are broken and you want to have them restored.

Increase in Performance

One other highlight of the GameBackupSystem is that it actually offers a variety of ways on how you can increase the performance of your games. While it may not boost your graphics up, it will most certainly increase the speed at which the game runs and loads, meaning reduced waiting time and less stuttering in places, if at all.

But is all of this legal?

Some may argue that it is illegal to make copies of games. While we do agree that it is illegal to make a copy of a disc you do not own, the GameBackupSystem software package only provides ways to backup a game if you already own it, making it a COMPLETELY LEGAL SOLUTION for backing up your games.

Console Mods

GameBackupSystem offers two types of solutions when it comes to console modding. First off, the GameBackupSystem does not require you to mod your console in order to make a backup of your game. However, if you wish to play the game after you back it up, there is a good chance that you will have to do so. The second solution that the software package provides is the ability to backup and play your games without any modifications, but this works only on a handful of consoles, such as the PS3 and the Xbox360.

Console modding is often frowned upon, but it does bring some great benefits to enhance your gaming experience. If you do decide to modify your console, you will unlock another section of the GameBackupSystem, where it will help you get the most out of your console by providing guides on how to turn it into a full blown entertainment system for your home.

You can order the GameBackupSystem package over here. Both, the premium package and the standard package allow you to backup games for many different consoles, including PS3, Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii.