How Xbox Saves Work...?
Posted 18 August 2003 - 06:12 AM
e:udata is where the data is saved, I gather. Each folder is related to a particular program (not just games). It's easy enough to identify which folder is which program/game.
Take a particular game, for eg, Mortal Kombat DA. Under e:udata4d57000c which is the MK save folder, there is a subfolder, which looks like it is related to a player profile/save game. Now I backed up my one using Xbox saves manager, and replaced with a downloaded save. Obviosuly, this overwrote my game.
Out of interest, noting that each save had a unique identifier (and the downloaded one was the same as my save, so I knew it was going to be overwritten), I loaded the game, (the save worked), and made a second profile, hoping to change my save's identifier to the new profile, and transfer it back, so I would have my old save and the one I downloaded.
However, a second subfolder was not created in e:udata4d57000c.
So how do the saves work? Also, what is e:tdata for? Just profile settings? It's linked to each save game somehow...
I'm just trying to understand how the saving/folder process works. Once I understand this I can easily play around with saves. I know xbox saves manager makes things easy, but I'd like to know HOW things work. Ideally, I'd like to figure out how to put a save on my xbox, while also keeping, and being able to use, my original saves, at the same time. Hopefully this is possible.
Posted 18 August 2003 - 06:28 AM
i downloaded a save game with a folder name 987654321 which is diferent like the my own save game, so i coped this 987654321 in my modtown maddness folder, and when i run midtown maddness, i see 2 profiles my old one and my downloaded save game.
so in my opinion...
if you using a profile like "ABC" the xbox creates a unique folder lika 123456789 and if u use a new profile like "XYZ" xbox creates 987654321
so different names/profiles will generated different unique folder.... and the one that decide this unique ID is the game it self.... and different game have different unique folder generation....
Posted 19 August 2003 - 03:51 AM
Amped is the same...has a seperate sub folder for each save.
But Mortal Kombat does it differently it seems..there is only 1 subfolder, even though I have 2 profiles.
Anyone know how MK:DA works? And how is all of this linked to e:tdata also?
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