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#1 littleredmachine

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:27 AM

First off, I would like to apologize if this question has already been addressed previously, however, my search yielded no relevant results, and thus, I am left with no other option other than that of posting. With that said, my questions are:

1) How are games transfered from a Macintosh (OSX) to a softmodded Xbox (1.0 OS)?
-if "FTP", what settings need to be altered on the Macintosh, and subsequently, what settings need to be altered on the Xbox
-if "Create DVD Copies", does only the ".iso" file need to be burned, are there special parameters required when burning the file, is write speed a factor, and are DVD-R (+R) media formats acceptable (Xbox is running 1.0 OS/Thompson CD drive)

2) Are there any applications available for the Macintosh that facilitate the above processes or that somehow aid in the Mac/Xbox combination?

Any and all help pertaining to the above matters is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:34 AM

Well, you need FTP access to create a game backup in the first place. So let's start there.

Transit, Yummy, NcFTP, etc will FTP fine. I made a post in this forum a few days ago listing a good number of apps I found. Search my post history in this forum and you'll come across it.

Edit: Oh, and don't refer to it as "OS." I believe you mean to say that your motherboad version is 1.0 (although, yes, the MS Dashboard does have various "versions", but that's beside the point).

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE(Xombe @ Nov 13 2005, 04:41 AM)
Well, you need FTP access to create a game backup in the first place.  So let's start there.

Transit, Yummy, NcFTP, etc will FTP fine.  I made a post in this forum a few days ago listing a good number of apps I found.  Search my post history in this forum and you'll come across it.

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Thanks,

I have Panic's Transmit as well as Yummy FTP and a whole slew of other clients, I am unsure however as to the settings that need to be altered (both on the Macintosh side and Xbox side). For example, where am I connecting to (address) from my Mac cleint to reach my Xbox?

Thanks again.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:46 AM

Hey, why are you concerned with how to FTP games to your Xbox when you don't have the ability to create them? huh.gif

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:22 PM

I've established a wireless network, set my Xbox's Static IP value to "no", and then recorded the Xbox's designated IP from the dash settings. However, when I then enter that IP into my FTP client to connect, I continually get a "server busy" error.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(Xombe @ Nov 13 2005, 04:53 AM)
Hey, why are you concerned with how to FTP games to your Xbox when you don't have the ability to create them?  huh.gif

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Why do I not have the ability to "create them"? Aside from that, I am utilizing this mod as a trial. If the ability to load games from the hard drive, in addition to the backup features, proves worthwhile, I am going to delve into the realm of increased hard disk space so that I may load my entire library in such a fashion. Thus far though, I must concede that it has proven to be more of a headache than advantageous.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:48 PM

If you cannot FTP, then you cannot retrive the files from the DVD tray (or Xbox HDD, if loaded there via an app like DVD2Xbox, etc.), therefore you cannot create a game image.

A standard PC DVD drive cannot read retail discs either.

You can't create a backup if you can't access the gamedisc. Hence, my confusion at why you're working backwards.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 01:56 PM

QUOTE(Xombe @ Nov 13 2005, 05:55 AM)
If you cannot FTP, then you cannot retrive the files from the DVD tray (or Xbox HDD, if loaded there via an app like DVD2Xbox, etc.), therefore you cannot create a game image.

A standard PC DVD drive cannot read retail discs either. 

You can't create a backup if you can't access the gamedisc. Hence, my confusion at why you're working backwards.

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This is exactly my question: How can I access, via FTP, my Xbox's hard drive when using a Macinosh? I have DVD2Xbox, so I can transfer games to the HDD, but, I can't get them to my comp, as I can't establish an FTP connection.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 02:04 PM

Now you've changed your question, and confuse me:
QUOTE(littleredmachine @ Nov 13 2005, 06:34 PM)
1) How are games transfered from a Macintosh (OSX) to a softmodded Xbox (1.0 OS)?

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But now you ask:
QUOTE(littleredmachine @ Nov 13 2005, 09:03 PM)
I have DVD2Xbox, so I can transfer games to the HDD, but, I can't get them to my comp, as I can't establish an FTP connection.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(Xombe @ Nov 13 2005, 07:11 AM)
Now you've changed your question, and confuse me:

But now you ask:

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My apologies, as the question was worded incorrectly in my first post, and should have read: How are game files transfered from the Xbox HDD, to a Macintosh computer?

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