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Rockstar: Don't Install Both GTA V Xbox 360 Discs

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Jonathan Lester
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Rockstar: Don't Install Both GTA V Xbox 360 Discs

PSA: If you're getting an Xbox 360 copy of Grand Theft Auto V tomorrow, Rockstar advises you not to install both discs. "For optimal performance, we recommend not installing [the 'Play'] disc," they informed an inquisitive fan on Twitter. "We will have more info on our Support Site at launch." The first disc is intended to be installed onto your hard drive in its entirety (weighing in at 7GB), but by the looks of things, the second ought to be remain firmly in your disc tray. Until October, probably.

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Breadster  Sep. 16, 2013 at 17:03

Well that's annoying, I install all my games, I hope they give us more info about why it's not recommended.

cicobuff  Sep. 16, 2013 at 17:13

Extra security checks on disc authenticity maybe with firmware modded drives?

Won't affect me, my 360 is gathering dust and will be picking this up on PS3.

fluff86  Sep. 16, 2013 at 17:24

Surely it makes no difference, the reason to install is for better load times, if they say it performs better without them there's no need to install?!

cicobuff  Sep. 16, 2013 at 18:29

Surely it makes no difference, the reason to install is for better load times, if they say it performs better without them there's no need to install?!


Well it is usually the first disc that has to be in the disc tray whether the game is fully installed to the hard disk or not for piracy checks which is circumvented by firmware modding.

Seeing that the second disc has to remain in the disc tray makes me wonder *if* Rockstar have implemented further security checks within the game.

kristian77  Sep. 16, 2013 at 19:35

The answer here is simple.

The game installs Disc 1 to make access to the streaming elements quicker than from a disc. Hence why the game looks so good. If you install whats on Disc 2 onto the drive as well, then the xbox is going to be trying to access information in 2 places on the hard drive at one time. As opposed to the Hard Drive and the DVD drive which can run along side each other. Having both discs installed will bring performance issues because of this

Its nothing more than for that reason.

JonLester  Sep. 16, 2013 at 19:43

The answer here is simple.

The game installs Disc 1 to make access to the streaming elements quicker than from a disc. Hence why the game looks so good. If you install whats on Disc 2 onto the drive as well, then the xbox is going to be trying to access information in 2 places on the hard drive at one time. As opposed to the Hard Drive and the DVD drive which can run along side each other. Having both discs installed will bring performance issues because of this

Its nothing more than for that reason.


This, most likely.

Jaffo  Sep. 17, 2013 at 09:22

Digital Foundry put a video up yesterday showing that installing the second disc to a USB drive worked ok.

YouTube Link

Breadster  Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:24

The answer here is simple.

The game installs Disc 1 to make access to the streaming elements quicker than from a disc. Hence why the game looks so good. If you install whats on Disc 2 onto the drive as well, then the xbox is going to be trying to access information in 2 places on the hard drive at one time. As opposed to the Hard Drive and the DVD drive which can run along side each other. Having both discs installed will bring performance issues because of this

Its nothing more than for that reason.


That makes sense I guess, I've not had any problems with other games that use a similar method though. I guess GTA5 is just more demanding. Ah well, I'm just glad I'm not using one of the noisy ass older consoles any more.

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