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kingrich06
03-23-2009, 07:03 PM
Is there one with a checklist or time saved?

I searched and found only scattered info.

[Waggly Bean]
03-23-2009, 07:10 PM
THIS (http://www.bingegamer.net/2008/so-how-much-time-are-you-saving-xbox-360-nxe-hard-drive-install-chart/) is the one I know of.
It's nowhere near complete, but I believe you can contribute if you want! :)

kingrich06
03-23-2009, 08:55 PM
would it be better under each game or a list ?

[Waggly Bean]
03-23-2009, 10:13 PM
Not sure what you're asking? :confused:

kingrich06
03-24-2009, 12:24 AM
Would it be better I post a thread in each game with Load times with and without installing or one thread somewhere. I have about 150 Games on which I can do speed tests on.

Pashos
03-24-2009, 12:39 AM
Would it be better I post a thread in each game with Load times with and without installing or one thread somewhere. I have about 150 Games on which I can do speed tests on.

No, that would be kind of pointless. Most games only load a couple seconds faster and it is not worth it to post in every game section just to say that. I think the majority of people don't even install games for faster load times, but so there is less noise.

[Waggly Bean]
03-24-2009, 12:29 PM
Would it be better I post a thread in each game with Load times with and without installing or one thread somewhere. I have about 150 Games on which I can do speed tests on.

If you want to do it, definitely do it in one thread. In the General Xbox 360 section.
Definitely don't do it in each individual game's forum as it will clutter the place like crazy! :D

No, that would be kind of pointless. Most games only load a couple seconds faster and it is not worth it to post in every game section just to say that. I think the majority of people don't even install games for faster load times, but so there is less noise.
Mmm, I think it might be interesting to have the information to hand. And it might be useful/interesting to know what to expect with certain games. I installed L4D, which I don't regret as I will be playing it a lot, but the load times are still extremely long! :(
Which is a shame as I expected a much bigger improvement on it than that... :rolleyes:

So, to the OP, I say go ahead if you want to spend the time doing it, and you never know, you may get some help from the community too! :)

cra
03-24-2009, 02:07 PM
you could highlight games which have significantly improved load times like TLR and i would appreciate your work.

Pashos
03-24-2009, 07:58 PM
;1742975']Mmm, I think it might be interesting to have the information to hand. And it might be useful/interesting to know what to expect with certain games. I installed L4D, which I don't regret as I will be playing it a lot, but the load times are still extremely long! :(
Which is a shame as I expected a much bigger improvement on it than that... :rolleyes:

So, to the OP, I say go ahead if you want to spend the time doing it, and you never know, you may get some help from the community too! :)

Well he said that he would post in each game's forum and that would be kind of pointless. It wouldn't be that bad to post it all in one thread in the General Xbox or Games section though

kingrich06
03-26-2009, 07:51 PM
I am getting started on marking down the load times. Making notes on certain areas of games like Mass Effect. The elevator times don't change but I do notice loading times and areas of lag in reduced.

Evil Demon55
03-29-2009, 06:25 AM
Bean thanks for that. I would like one of those on x360a tbh (tbh means to be honest right?).

Now that I know of these load times, I will check that and when I am playing a game, I will download it to my HDD while playing it, and once I am done take it off, easy as that :)... Best idea is to do every game no matter what, hate to need 1 more easy achievement to go and disc scratches :p

Again, thanks Bean, and someone should get one of those on this site :D.

X monkfish69 X
03-30-2009, 07:45 AM
As a further suggestion, can you add how much HDD space the game needs/takes up once installed. I have a 20gig HDD with about 4gig left and some games require more than that I have heard, so to have a list of what the games require space wise would be handy in my eyes.

[Waggly Bean]
03-31-2009, 10:21 PM
I just randomly stumbled across this list, might be of use to some:
A
Ace Combat 6 --- 6.4 GB
All Pro Football 2K8 --5.0 GB
Alone in the Dark --6.5 GB er
Amped 3 ---6.7 GB
Armored Core 4 --5.9GB
Army of Two --5.7 GB
Assassin's Creed --6.7 GB

B
Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts --6.6 GB
Battlefield Bad Company --6.5 GB
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat --6.6 GB
Battlestations: Midway --5.5 GB
Beautiful Katamari --3.4 GB
Bioshock --6.1 GB
Blazing Angels-- 3.4 GB
Blitz: The League --6.4 GB
Blue Dragon --6.6 GB (Disc 1)
6.5 GB (Disc 2)
6.4 GB (Disc 3)
Bomberman: Act Zero --3.4 GB
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway --5.2 GB
Bullet Witch ---5.2 GB
Bully: Scholarship Edition --3.4 GB
Burnout Paradise --3.4 GB
Burnout Revenge --4.4 GB

C
Cabela's Alaskan Adventure ---3.4 GB s
Call of Duty ---2 6 GB
Call of Duty 3 ---5.8 GB
Call of Duty 4 ---6.7 GB
Call of Duty: World at War --6.5 GB
Call of Juarez ---6.2 GB
Cars ---5.2 GB
Chromehounds --4.2 GB
Civilization Revolution --6.3 GB
Clive Barker’s Jericho --5.6 GB
The Club --5.2 GB
Colin McRae: DiRT --6.4 GB
Command &Conquer:TW --6.6 GB
Command & Conquer 3 --3.6 GB
Conan --6.0 GB
Condemned: Criminal Origins-- 5.4 GB
Condemned 2: Bloodshot --6.8 GB
Culdcept Saga --5.2GB


D
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3.--4GB
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2 --3.4GB
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3 --6.1GB
Dark Sector --3.4GB
The Darkness --6.8GB
Dead Or Alive --4 6.8GB
Dead Rising --6.6GB
Dead Space --6.6GB
Devil May Cry 4 --6.7GB
Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit --3.4GB
Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires --4.0GB
Dynasty Warriors 6 --6.8GB
Dynasty Warriors Gundam --5.6GB

E
Earth Defense Force 2017 --3.4GB
Enchanted Arms --6.7GB
Eternal Sonata --6.8GB

F
F.E.A.R. ---4.0GB
F.E.A.R. Files --6.8GB
Fable II ---6.8GB
Fallout 3 --5.9GB
Far Cry Instincts: Predator ---4.9GB
Far Cry 2 --4.5GB
FIFA 09 --6.0GB
Fight Night Round 3 --3.4GB
Final Fantasy XI: Online --6.7GB
Flatout Ultimate Carnage --4.9GB
Forza Motorsport 2 ---5.3GB
Fracture --4.1GB
Frontlines: Fuel of War --6.6 GB
Full Auto --3.4GB
Fusion Frenzy ---2 3.4GB

G
Gears of War --6.5 GB
Gears of War --2 6.7GB
Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter --5.2GB
Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter --2 6.8GB
Golden Axe: Beast Rider --6.4GB
Grand Theft Auto IV --6.8 GB
GRID --6.6GB
Guitar Hero II --3.4GB
Guitar Hero III --3.4GB
Guitar Hero Aerosmith --4.5GB
Guitar Hero: World Tour --3.4GB
Gun --3.6GB

H
Halo 3 --6.3GB
Hitman: Blood Money --5.8GB

J
Juiced 2 --5.7GB
Just Cause --5.6GB

K
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men --6.8 GB
Kameo: Elements of Power --5.9GB
King Kong --6.5GB
Kingdom Under Fire Circle of Doom --4.3GB

L
LEGO Batman --6.0GB
LEGO Indiana Jones --4.4GB
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga --5.8GB
LEGO Star Wars: Original Trilogy --3.4GB
Lost Planet --6.8GB
Lost Planet Colonies Edition --6.7GB
Lost Via Domus --4.2GB
Lost Odyssey --5.8GB (Disk 1)
5.2GB (Disk 2)
6.3GB (Disc 3)
6.0GB (Disc 4)

LOTR: Battle For Middle Earth --4.4GB

M
Madden 2006 --5.7GB
Madden 2007 --4.7GB
Madden 2009 --6.7GB
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance --5.9GB
Mass Effect --6.8GB
Mercenaries 2 --6.4GB
Midnight Club: LA --6.0GB
Mirror's Edge --5.7GB
Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia --3.4GB
Moto GP 06 --4.6GB

N
Naruto Rise of a Ninja --5.3GB
NBA 2K9 --3.4GB
NBA Live 09 --6.3GB
Need For Speed: Carbon --5.8GB
NFL Head Coach 2009 --5.8GB
NFS Most Wanted --6.8GB
NHL 07 --3.4GB
NHL 09 --5.7GB
NHL 2K8 --6.7GB
Ninety-Nine Nights --5.6GB
Ninja Gaiden II --6.8 GB

O
Oblivion --6.7 GB
Orange Box --4.7 GB
The Outfit --6.8GB
Overlord --3.4GB

P
Perfect Dark Zero --4.9GB
Phantasy Star Universe --6.8GB
Prey --5.0GB
Project Gotham Racing 3 --6.2 GB
Project Gotham Racing 4-- 6.0 GB
Project Syphleed --6.2GB
Pro Evolution Soccer --6 3.4GB
PURE --4.4 GB

Q
Quake --4 5.9GB
Quantm of Solace --6.8GB

R
Rainbow Six: Vegas --6.7GB
Rainbow 6: Vegas --2 6.6GB
Ridge Racer 6 --6.5GB
Rock Band --5.2GB (NA Edition)
4.8GB (UK Edition)
Rock Band 2 --6.3 GB
Rock Band Track Pack: AC/DC Live --3.4 GB
Rockstar Table Tennis --3.4 GB
Rumble Roses XX-- 4.5GB

S
Saints Row --6.8GB
Saints Row 2 --6.8 GB
Samurai Warriors 2 --6.6GB
Samurai Warriors 2: Empires --3.4GB
Scene It? BOS --6.8 GB
Scene It? LCA --6.8 GB
SEGA Rally --4.2GB
SEGA Superstars Tennis --3.4GB
Shadowrun --4.3GB
The Simpson's Game --4.7GB
skate --6.9GB
Soldier Of Fortune: Payback --3.4GB
Sonic The Hedgehog --5.6GB
Soul Calibur IV --5.9GB
Space Chimps --3.4GB
Spider-Man --3 3.7GB
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows --6.2GB
Splinter Cell: Double Agent-- 6.8 GB
Star Trek Legacy --5.7GB
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed --4.9GB
Stranglehold --6.7GB
Stuntman Ignition --5.8GB
Superman Returns --3.4GB
Supreme Commander --4.7 GB

T
Tales of Vesperia --5.9GB
Test Drive Unlimited --3.5GB
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 --4.2GB
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 --6.4GB
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 --6.0GB
Timeshift --5.8GB
TMNT --5.0GB
TNA Impact! --6.8GB
Tomb Raider Anniversary --6.4GB
Tomb Raider: Legend --6.7 GB
Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland --5.0GB
Too Human --6.2GB
Top Spin 2 --5.4GB
Turok 6.6B
Two Worlds --3.4 GB

U
Universe at War ---6.8GB
Unreal Tournament 3 --6.4GB

V
Viking: Battle for Asgard ---5.9GB
Virtua Fighter 5 ---4.7GB
Virtua Tennis 3 ---4.1GB
Viva Piñata ---5.0GB
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise ---5.2GB

W
Warriors Orochi ---6.4GB
Warriors Orochi ---2 6.8GB
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2007 ---6.8GB
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2008 ---5.8GB
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2009 ---6.6GB


EDIT: Don't know how different this is to the list I posted before that had some loading times on it, but thought I'd post it up anyway... :)

Im a Manatee
04-01-2009, 01:11 AM
A nearly complete list

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202456