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Hello, OG Xbox noob here.

I was wondering how expansions & DLC were handled on the OG Xbox since I don't have any on hand to mess around with. Stuff like the Halo 2 multiplayer map pack & the DOA 3 Booster disc. (those are the only two I know of that were released physically, if there are any others let me know.)

was it all just copied from the disc to the hard drive? If so was there any form of copy protection? If you have a modded console with games ripped to the hard drive do expansions still work properly?

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3 hours ago, blighty said:

yep, it all just copies to the hdd the same as if it was downloaded and works fine with the game playing from hdd.

Cool! so even back in the day one person could pick up the disc, rip the content, and then share it around to all their friends. That's just crazy to me, considering Microsoft won't even let you play your OG games in a Series X without the disc being present, despite the content being installed on the hdd. Are they really that concerned that people will rip & resell their 20 year old games that they already made their money on al long time ago?   

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Most downloadable content was free on Classic Xbox anyway and yes you could hand the Halo map expansion disc around to you mates and they could use it no problem.

Some of the so called downloaded content was just on the disc anyway and it just needed a downloadable key to unlock (Unreal Championship)

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