This is intended to be a supplement to forthex's excellent tutorial
Using A Usb Stick To Transfer Gamesave Exploits!
Things you need
- A PC
CD-ROM bootable, with USB interface.
- Xebian Live CD
download the ISO from sourceforge and burn it. The package is in
tarball (.tar.gz) format. You can use winrar, or GNU tar from
cygwin/MSYS, or other tools to extract files in the package.
Xebian download page
Other Linux distros with FATX might work as well. I haven't tried any.
- Your USB device
1. Boot your PC with the Xebian Live CD
You will get an X window interface that won't respond to the
keyboard and mouse. Don't worry, it is not freezing. The CD is for
booting XBOX thus the input is expected to be the XPad which we
don't have on the PC. Don't worry, we can still get to the Linux
console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2.
Login from there using user: root, pass: xebian (or what ever in the
README file along with the ISO). Only root user has the permission
to mount a device.
3. Upload the game save to the Live Linux
- either copy it from other drives (HDD, other CDROM) of your PC if
they are mounted in the Linux
- or copy it using a USB device
- or transfer via SFTP (Usual FTP won't work. You need an SFTP
client, e.g. PSFTP from putty.) Before you can use SFTP, you need
to know how to configure the network interface and do it.
- or whatever feasible methods.
For the Splinter Cell game saves, I copied the two .zip files to /tmp and
Now I have a directory UDATA under /tmp
4. Connect the USB device (formatted to FATX by the XBOX) to PC and transfer
- using the following commands on the Live Linux PC
$mount -o loop /dev/sda /mnt/pendrive
If you don't have /dev/sda, try to unplug and re-plug the USB device.
Next, copy the game saves to the USB.
$cp -R /tmp/UDATA/21585554 .
$cp -R /tmp/UDATA/5553000c .
Yes! the game saves are now on the USB device. Remove it from the PC.
The USB device should have the game saves on it and be ready for the
XBOX. Just plug it to your XBOX and copy the saves to your XBOX
So, if you have access to a Linux system with FATX support and USB
support, you can always transfer data (game saves, MP3, videos, ...)
to the USB devices that are not liked by the Action Replay software.
There's another method which allows you create your own disk
image file and save it to the USB device by using OzXMemory Stick
Explorer. Just the same as how the XBOX-Linux MechInstaller FATX
images are created. It also requires a FATX compatible Linux system.
Link to the other method.
I tried this method with no luck. Not sure where's the problem.
The above is typed in according to my memory. Hope it's helpful to others. Please let me know if there is any error/omission/....
Edited by voidfoo, 28 January 2005 - 01:53 AM.