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Can someone please explain not just what an original Xbox game 'redump' is but why it is done too?

I ask because I've found several game download sites where everything is 'redump' rather than XISO or extracted files. I'd thought this was all to do with >4.7GB games but that is clearly not the case with some games I know are well under 4GB listed as 'redump' too.

So I decided to download a game (BTW I do own the original disc) from one 'redump' archive which was about 3.6GB installed on the HDD.

To start with the RARed download was 5.6GB so took a very long time on my BB speed. They all seem to be the same size too. Why?

When unpacked you get an even bigger folder >7GB which XDVD Mulleter magically extracts the contents from to create a folder of about 3.6GB. This contains the Xbox game's folders and files you can either FTP or, being under 4.7GB,  create an ordinary XISO with C Xbox Tool or Qwix and burn to disc.

All works fine but what a bloody palaver.

I could have downloaded an XISO (<3GB zipped) or the zipped/RARed file contents in half the time. So why are these smaller games also being provided as these oversize 'redumps'? It does not make a lot of sense to me so I'd like to understand.        

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