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PGR 3 disk cracked !

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BEN_UK, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. BEN_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,954

    Location: Nottingham

    Hello,

    Just been playing Project Gotham Racing 3 in my 360 and noticed that it was making a different sound when loading.

    It was loading everything fine just seemed to take alot of effort to do so.

    Not played PGR 3 in over 2 weeks but sure it dint make that sound before.

    After finishing playing the game i eject the disk and check for any scratches or dust that could be causing the problem.

    I am shocked to find a crack in the centre of the disk !

    Its where the whole is in the middle and runs out into the disk for about 10mm

    Could the 360's drive of done this ? the game has been in its case for the past 2 weeks on the bottom on the pile.

    The game was playing fine but i am sure its going to cause a problem somewhere down the line :(

    I brought the game second hand of the member market so i dont have a recipet.

    Is there anyway i could get a replacement ? or an i going to have to buy it again ?

    Thanks Ben
     
  2. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,127

    Location: Lake District

    I don't know what they're using for PGR3 discs but there's been numberous problems with them, I myself have had two with defects in them.
     
  3. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 21,974

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    Activision discs seem to be the most frequently cracking ones from my observations on other forums. Most of the time its the centre bit that's buggered and its very common.

    I'd guess that the discs are being put through more strain then ever before and the cheap media that publishers are using, is beginning to feel the strain. I've taken to sticking all my game discs in jewel cases now because I hate the 'catch' mechanism that most dvd cases have, the 'zen' shaped ones are fine, its the other stiff one that is a pain. It's either the drives or the cases, or a combination of both - no one really knows.

    My CoD2 one had 2 small cracks a month after I bought it, and I'm still waiting for a replacement on that :/ If you bought the game second hand, then effectively imo you're screwed. The publisher won't help you at all tbh as they don't condone lending games etc from what friends tell me who work in high street retail stores.
     
  4. ~J~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 7,558

    Location: London

    Still not got mine sorted out :(

    Took it back to Game last week when I replaced the console and they weren't interested at all, practically said it was my own fault and doubted my word about the vertical/horizontal affair.

    I miss PGR3, had some good times on that.
     
  5. punky_munky

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,964

    I wouldn't put it back in your 360. My Quake3 disc (this was some time ago) had a small crack but I carried on using it and one day it completely shattered in the computer which meant a replacement game and DVD-drive.
     
  6. Revelator

    Associate

    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 87

    Location: Ireland

    The problem with the disc could be when taking it out of the case, I've noticed it bending and stressing a good bit when taking it out. That could be how it was cracked.
     
  7. T ® ø õ p ê R

    Associate

    Joined: 5 Feb 2004

    Posts: 83

    Lo all, same thing happened to my bro. He noticed a crack on his nfs:mw going half way through the disk from the center. Takes the mick, i just bought him another copy off gameplay.
     
  8. BEN_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Nottingham

    Thanks for the info lads.

    Looks like i am gonna have to buy it again :mad:
     
  9. dirtydog

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 47,398

    Location: Essex

    Ouch :( This would make me worry about buying 2nd hand games, which is bad because I buy a lot of games that way.
     
  10. da_mic_1530

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,578

    Location: Leeds

    would the disks be damaged easier standing vertical, or will it not matter, il be peeved if my disk dies
     
  11. BEN_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,954

    Location: Nottingham

    I have just called Microsoft support about it.

    They took loads of details and are going to get back to me.

    Will let u know what happens.
     
  12. mcc49

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 May 2004

    Posts: 1,935

    The discs do seem to come under alot of stress when taking it out of a DVD box. I personally just put them all in a decent quality CD wallet, keeps it safe and saves alot of room
     
  13. geiger

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

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    Location: Garrison, New Jersey

    I thought this was about 360 disks being copied
    :o
     
  14. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 21,974

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    Bought full auto on sunday from a high street second han games/hardware shop, i knew the risks though....just hope the bugger doesn't crack on me :)