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#16 whiffin

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 10:49 AM

Sweet, cheers dcaruana

I'll probably have a HEX-edit chart or patch for Furious Karting up later

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#17 BLazeD

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 04:57 AM

Stacey Jones Rugny League has too longer file name

Just rented it

#18 Devenic

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (whiffin @ Sep 16 2003, 11:58 AM)
No - the Xbox file system wont support the chars at all

So far, as far as I'm aware 3 games have had invalid filenames:

1. Enter the matrix - too long (patch available)
2. Alter Echo - + symbol (patch manually using hex editor)
3. Furious karting - french C symbol - no patch out yet

The way they are patched, and the opnly way they can be put on the HDD is by renaming offending files, then changing all links to them using a hex editor. Once done, process can be automated into a patch.

If these are 3 rogue games, then cool, but if this is a new copy protection then hmmmmmn, new app needed.

Not too hard though (although I've never coded Xbox stuff) - I don't think

1. If a file wont copy, rename to a file that doesn't exist (even 000001.xxx or summin)
2. Scan through ALL files and replace all instances with new filename
3. Upload all modied files

If someone can make a DVD-Xbox_HD app that does this it'll be great

Only a matter of time ...

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Qwix handles invalid characters. Create an ISO from the DVD directly with Qwix, or FTP the files to your PC and then create an ISO with Qwix. Transfer the ISO back to your Xbox and Qwix will examine any invalid filenames and give you a chance to rename them. You _will_ have to patch the game if you end up renaming something, but at least it tells you which ones are bad and lets you do something about it quite easily.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 08:34 PM

MTX: Mototrax
Filenames are too long

#20 XMAN0024

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE (Devenic @ Dec 9 2003, 02:09 PM)
QUOTE (whiffin @ Sep 16 2003, 11:58 AM)
No - the Xbox file system wont support the chars at all

So far, as far as I'm aware 3 games have had invalid filenames:

1. Enter the matrix - too long (patch available)
2. Alter Echo - + symbol (patch manually using hex editor)
3. Furious karting - french C symbol - no patch out yet

The way they are patched, and the opnly way they can be put on the HDD is by renaming offending files, then changing all links to them using a hex editor. Once done, process can be automated into a patch.

If these are 3 rogue games, then cool, but if this is a new copy protection then hmmmmmn, new app needed.

Not too hard though (although I've never coded Xbox stuff) - I don't think

1. If a file wont copy, rename to a file that doesn't exist (even 000001.xxx or summin)
2. Scan through ALL files and replace all instances with new filename
3. Upload all modied files

If someone can make a DVD-Xbox_HD app that does this it'll be great

Only a matter of time ...

A

Qwix handles invalid characters. Create an ISO from the DVD directly with Qwix, or FTP the files to your PC and then create an ISO with Qwix. Transfer the ISO back to your Xbox and Qwix will examine any invalid filenames and give you a chance to rename them. You _will_ have to patch the game if you end up renaming something, but at least it tells you which ones are bad and lets you do something about it quite easily.

qwix does not say anything about dealing with invalid characters..

#21 Chokito

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 07:39 AM

for Furious Karting

can anyone tell me a few of the files that wont copy to the HDD
and their folders ?

it's just that
i copied mine to the HDD, (before reading you couldn't)
and it plays just fine !!!

did anyone else get it to play off the HDD at all ?

but i haven't play it all the way through
so maybe some files didn't copy

i've looked through the folders and i can't see any files with a french C symbol
or could it be the difference between NTSC and PAL versions

thanks
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#22 Zak0

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 12:53 AM

Okay, the game I'm trying to copy to my hard drive has one filename that is too long. If I rename it, then I will have to hex edit default.xbe (and maybe other files) but how do I change the LENGTH of the name with a hex editor? Changing a single character is easy, but what about changing "ReallyLongFileNameThatIsTooLongForTheXbox.vmx" to "ShortFileName.vmx"?

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 05:03 PM

EASY.... use the newest DVD2Xbox to copy it onto your hard disk with LOGFILE writing enabled. Matrix will rename 40 files. The logfile will be kept in the DVD2Xbox logs subdirectory...or logfile...somethign like that. It will tell you exactly what was renamed to what. You can then go through the default.xbe with a hex editor and rename the files. some files such as text files will not have the extention on them in the xbe... just do a search for them - the extention. Make SURE to have the log enabled in DVD2Xbox or you will not know what to change. ...and the length of the filename in hex is simple. Just start at the beginning of the file and fill the rest of the length up with "00" in the hex window. Leave the next string where it is so the other jump points the the program will be able to find it without re-compiling. So... reallylongfilenamethatcan'tbeputon would look like reallylongfile...... in the ASCII window while you go to the Hex window and fill the rest with 00 00 00 00.

Edited by ezraa123, 15 August 2004 - 05:06 PM.





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