-Updated USB adaptor cable link
Furbs Xbox Media Centre setup/customising guide
- Link to a easy to follow new Hard Drive installation Guide;
- Updated SoftMod Link.
-Updated Softmod Link
IT WORKS!!! And has all the features of a chipped Xbox, with the added bonus of being able to still use xbox live.
Ok, finally got round to doing this over the weekend. But I used a quite different way to Pirotic.
What I used
Firstly, I bought a xbox to usb-female converter. I figured out that the Action Replay/Datel Max Drive et al are just xbox formatted memory keys so a traditional PC formatted memory key should work with the converter. And it did! Be sure to use a blank memory key as the xbox will format it, once formatted you can use this hacked action replay program to transfer the 'crafty' savegame to your xbox. If you have a Action Replay or Datel Max Drive already you will still have to use the hacked program as the savegame won't transfer with the bundled software.
I used Splinter Cell, but you can use Agent under fire and Mechassault too.
Formatting the memory key
All you need to do is connect a blank PC memory key to the usb converter while the Xbox is on, access the memory management screen in the Xbox dashboard, & select the memory key. An error message will pop up when the xbox tries to access it, something along the lines of "unrecognised card, it has been formatted". Great! Now exit the menu and turn off your Xbox. Connect the Xbox formatted Memory Key to your PC. DO NOT access it via explorer as Windows will try to reformat it. Open the hacked Action replay program and it'll show up in it. All you need to do now is drag and drop the 'crafty' save game into the memory card window.
UPDATE: Not all memory keys are compatible, check here to see if yours will work. (Cheers Furbs)
Don't Panic! This list isn't complete and is regulary updated. If your key isn't compatible, I recommend you buy a Datel Max Drive which ranges from around £15, gameplay has them for 17.99 + delivery. Have a look on Ebay, I'm told you can get them cheaper there.
Alternatively you can follow this guide (cheers obscured) on "using A Usb Stick To Transfer Gamesave Exploits!".
To aquire the crafty savegame...
Download Softmod Installer (torrent) (NDure is reccomended), also here. All 'crafty' save games are included, and follow the FAQ included, or use this guide.
If you can't get a copy, email me.
FYI This is what i did:
- Transferred the 2 splinter cell crafty savegames to my memory key via the hacked action replay program
- Copied the files from the memory key to the hard drive using the memory management section in the xbox dashboard
- Loaded up splinter cell
- Loaded the crafty savegame
- Xbox resets with the Softmod menu
- Backed up my current MS dashboard (option given Softmod menu, nothing diffucult)(This lets you reinstate the normal xbox dash so you can use xbox live)
- Installed Softmod
- Installed evoultion-X (which came with dvd2xbox and a dvd player preinstalled!)
- Reset xbox
- w00ted! \o/
- Connected Xbox to PC via Cross over network cable
- Setup FTP (the xbox uses 192.168.0.2 un:xbox pswd:xbox by default you can change it via EvoX if you wish)
- w00ted! \o/
- Transferred emulators, proggys etc... (e:/apps, e:/games)
The FAQ will explain how to do all the above in easy to understand language, it is impossible to fuck this up, anyone with basic PC knowledge can do it.
Where to aquire apps and emulators
Priotic mentions an FTP access where he aquired his save games, they also have loads useful apps and emulators,
Pirotic wrote: For any files you need, google 'xbins' - its an IRC channel which gives out an FTP address (and a username/passy) for all sorts of goodies and tools, nothing illegal mind so not to worry.If you need any emulators, i can email them to you. You will need Xbox Media Centre to play divx, mp3 etc... a torrent for it should be availble on most torrent sites or xbins.org. It's a brilliant program it's able to stream movies to your xbox via your home network!
Bundled Softmod programs
This program come bundled with EvoX, it's lets you copy xbox games to your Harddrive, which can be tranferred to your PC for backup purposes. i've backed up all my games, and they work perfectly from the harddrive! \o/
Dongle Free DVD player
DVD video player for the xbox without need to buy the extorionate DVD pack, cool stuff!
Edited by Razz at 19:55:24 27-04-2006
Edited by Razz at 09:13:12 19-07-2007
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