This method will allow you to use a regular memory unit as an action replay (get and put saves from the internet to the xbox) without buying a mega-x key or action replay but rather, a standard xbox memory unit (xbox brand,but read on later in this thread if you want too try some other brand..there are ways too do this..but i have not tried them so of course..i will not include them in my tutorial) and a standard xbox controller. Also, it will let you use your controller on your computer like a usable gamepad..on most emulators and games with controller support, and also, just by making a few modifications, you can use a keyboard and mouse on your xbox.
1.Xbox memory unit(THIS TUTORIAL NO LONGER SUPPORTS A NON MS BRAND MEMORY CARD, DUE TO TOO MANY CONFLICTS IN SAVE CORRUPTION..ETC.)
2.Access from your xbox controller to your PC (xbox controller to usb cable, or homebrew cutting the cord and connecting the wires technique, EXPLAINED LATER IN THIS THREAD!!!!)
Here are the steps.
1. Get the action replay software LINK 1 is 1.20(Seen problems, reccomended use of 1.05), LINK 2 is 1.05.
2. Download the HID drivers.(XCtrl is now illegal and will NOT be used in this tutorial)
3. Plug the controller into the PC.(Make sure the memory card is NOT plugged in!!) It will say found new hardware. and direct it to where you installed the HID drivers on your computer. Reboot
4.Plug the memory unit into the controller. It will say found new hardware. Direct it to where you installed the action replay software in the Driver folder. (or if you didnt change it, C:/Program Files/Datel/Action Replay Xbox/Driver
5. Double-click on ActionReplayXbox.exe in the action replay folder, and voila, you now own an action replay, cool eh, but you didnt waste like 40 bucks.
--Homebrew Xbox Controller To PC Method--
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1.a usb cord(or cut an old mouse or something and salvage the cord from it,BUT MAKE SURE ITS USB!!)
2.An xbox controller, duh
Here's the steps
1.Find a good place at the end of the xbox cord(i did it by where it plugs into the second part of the controller cord) carefully, strip all the wires (about a dimes length)
2.Cut the usb cord and strip all the wires(about a dimes length)
3.Match up wires and twist them together or solder them. except the yellow wire on the xbox controller cord. which you don't need, just snip it off
4.Either tape them together which electrical tape them, or you can tidy it up a little bit and solder them. it still works out fine either way.
*all work on this site is work of original author*
Edited by vintage_guitar, 20 June 2004 - 05:15 AM.