So, I have a copy of Supreme Commander from that distant past Best Buy blowout, and I want to try it out and at least give it a chance before I never play it again. However, my Red Elite console refuses to read the disk properly. So, I thought I was getting all wily and went and used my old white Xbox to install the game to the 120gb hard drive from my Elite. Apparently the other box has no difficulty reading the disk.
I took my hard drive back to my Elite console (as it is the one in my room, where I am now) and tried to play the game from the hard drive. In theory I saw this working, as the system does read that it is the Supreme Commander disk, it just doesn't load anything other than a blank frozen screen if I try to boot it up. So, I try booting the disk from the Hard Drive and the Xbox proudly tells me that you can't play from the hard drive except on the console that did the installing. Now why the heck is that the case? I have the disk in the drive, I have my hard drive in there with the game data on it. How could I be cheating? I don't get it. Hell, I'm even on Xbox Live, I'm the only me out there!
Right now I am trying to install it again through my Red Elite system so I can play it here, on MY Xbox. It always gives a dirty-disk-error around 22%, but now I am trying it with the system upright. I really find it pointless that I am trying so hard to play this game... It isn't making those painful noises as much with the system upright, but I still don't know about this... It's up to 24% now though, a new record. Heh, and dead, just as I typed that.
Why the hell can't I play this game through the hard drive if it is not on the original console that installed it. What is that about?