Unofficial rules for Xbox 360 game releases
Last updated: 2009-01-20

1) Ripping:
Reccomended hardware for ripping games:
     - Samsung TS-H943 / BenQ VAD6038 / Lite-On DG-16D2S in 0800 mode; or
     - Samsung SH-D162C / TS-H352C / SH-D163A / TS-H353A with Kreon firmware
Recommended software for ripping games:
     - Latest version of Schtrom360Xtract (v4.0 at time of writing); or
     - Latest version of Xbox Backup Creator (v2.8.0 build 275 at time of writing)

2) Image file must:
     - contain correct Video Partition
     - contain correct Video Data
     - contain correct Security Sectors
     - contain correct PFI / DMI (Stealth)
     - pass stealth check in latest abgx360 GUI (v0.9.4 beta (leaked) at time of writing)

3) Packing:
     - Compression MUST be used (Best to Normal only)
     - Recovery records MUST be used.
     - rar files MUST be 100MB in size.
     - .dvd file packed with the main rar (LayerBreak=1913760)
     - Release MUST include sfv & nfo file.

4) NFO must include:
     -Group Name
     -Game Title
     -Region coding
     -Gamespot/IGN, or similar link.
     -Number of archive files.

5) Directory naming:
     - Directories must be in the format:


       Acceptable characters are as follows:
                    0123456789 . -_

     - LANGUAGE is only required if not English, and must be full language name, not abbreviated. If multilingual use MULTIX
     - MULTIX is REQUIRED if there is more than one language option AND does not include English (X being the amount of languages included).
     - Region coding is REQUIRED
     - If region free state the region of origin
            - If Europe then use PAL
            - If USA then use NTSC
            - If Asia then use JPN/KOR/ASIA (JAP ok but JPN preferred)
     - If releasing Xbox1 game then use Game_Name-LANG-REGION-XBOX1_for_XBOX360-GRP
       NB: Since Xbox1 backups now require DVD9, a.dvd file is required with the release

6) Propers:
     - Propers based on stealth patches/security sectors not being included are NOT allowed, release the patch separately! (See rule 7)
     - Propers based on previous releases having bad dir names are NOT allowed
     - If you must release the full game again, keep it INTERNAL.

7) Fixes/Patches
     - NFO must contain:
            - Full release name of release the fix is intended for use with
            - Detailed description of what is being fixed in the nfo, with full instructions on how to apply fix (supplying tools, or links to tools if necessary)
     - Original release should be unnuked with reason get.GRP.fix
     - Dirname format: