Feb 7 2003, 08:49 PM
I downloaded the program, and i must say, the GUI interface is nice. The input boxes are intuitive and straightforward.
However, i cannot get it to work!
I have filled out the fields properly, ie, ip addresses, login/pwd, and it won't connect to my xbox.
I can get it to extract an xiso to a temp directory, but trying to extract on the fly doesn't work.
Under xbox partition i have tried "f" and "F" and "/F" and so on various combinations.
Under folder i've tried "test" "/test" "/test/" and other various combinations.
I get the error msg "request action not taken"
BTW, "test" is just a folder i created in the root dir of my F drive. Am I doing something wrong?
A good feature to add on to your program would be a "stop" button. While it was extracting a rather big game, ~4 gigs, i realized it was going to the temp dir and not the xbox. I wanted to stop it, and alas, i had to wait. It's not that big of a deal, but i'd still appreciate the ability to stop an extraction process once it starts.
Feb 7 2003, 09:31 PM
Thanks for trying it out and I did put some effort into the GUI to make it not only good-looking
but also as you say, intuitive.
Anyway, maybe I should have put some more effort into the readme.txt instead.
As stated in the readme.txt, you must enter an *existing* path in the Xbox partition textbox
and a nonexisting directory in the folder box.
Let's take your problem.
As I understand, there is a folder on your F partition named 'test'.
That is what you should enter in the Xbox partition textbox = F/test
In the game dir name box, you must enter a *nonexisting directory*, because this directory
you enter here, will be created by xISO xFER. So, if it already exists, you will get a
'Request not taken' error. Enter i.e the game name dir, DOA3, or something like that.
Hopefully, this will solve your problem.
As for the Cancel button, yes, I know, very stupid not to implement it, but it will come,
I assure you.
Feb 7 2003, 10:58 PM
Ahhh, it's my fault for not reading the readme.txt file.
I did what you said to do, and it works like a charm - good job.
I noticed that when you select an ISO, the program defaults to extracting to the hdd, it could be a good idea to not have the program automatically set it, thus forcing the user to select where they want the iso to go.
I say this because after i typed in my server info, i hit extract, and was like, "why isn't the space on my F drive decreasing?" It's not a big deal, just a small insignificant suggestion.
Your program is very nice though.
Maybe you can implement on the fly xbe name changing in the future?
Feb 8 2003, 12:00 AM
Made the changes/additions you requested
The v0.2b can be downloaded from [ here ]
And yes, 'on-the-fly' renaming is something I have thought to add in a future version of
It's raining in suggestions of changes/additions, I almost don't know where to start
Anyway, glad that someone found my program to be useful!
Feb 8 2003, 02:59 AM
Hey, man i just downloaded it, and it's great!
Just transfered a iso to my HDDLoader dir, and it worked like a charm.
I can't do any coding, but i can write (political science major), so if you need any help with anything, lmk.
Feb 8 2003, 01:39 PM
Glad the program serves it's purpose!
Well, if you think the readme file isn't clear enough, write a tutorial for it or something
(I'm sure to lyk if I need your assistance)
Won't be any updating tonight, or tomorrow. Gonna be partying this evening, and everyone
knows how it feels the day after...
Feb 8 2003, 05:19 PM
Wonderful program. You have made my life better. I love this program. Excellent job. I do have a suggestion that would really kickass. It would be awesome to incorporate the xbe renamer program, so we can upload the iso on-the-fly and rename the game all in one program. Thanks for your hard work and dedication.
Feb 8 2003, 06:26 PM
I can't tell you how much I appreciate the feedback!
Anyway, I'm at a friends birthday party right now, and I am trying to get myself really drunk
It will be implemented, I assure you that. It is not that much coding to get it done, so I guess
you can expect it in v 0.3b!
If I don't reply to your messages here, you can always contact me by using the address provided
in the 'readme.txt' (if you guys ever read it, no pun intended Shafted!)
Gotta get going, dudes!
Have a good one!
Feb 9 2003, 05:00 AM
Well, you definitely deserve a lot of your favorite beverage. Keep up the good work.
Feb 9 2003, 08:27 PM
Due to public demand, the XBE renaming feature has now been implemented
into xISO xFER v0.3b!
Should be up on the front page soon.
If you can't wait for the Xbox-Scene DL link, you can also get it from[ here ]
Hope it works as it should!
Feb 12 2003, 03:48 AM
Out of Memory Error,
I've been using Xiso Xfer to transfer mostly small isos, under 1GB, and it's worked flawlessly.
However, i recently tried to on the fly a big iso image (DOA XVB), and it stops and gives me an out of memory error.
I'm wondering what's going on here, as i am sure it isn't the program.
My page file / temp file, is permanently set to 700 megs. Setting it so it doesn't grow or shrink helps cut down on fragmentation.
Is that the problem?
It's more of a rhetorical question, as i'll try to get it working tonight, but if someone has the answer, then by all means, chime in. Maybe someone else is having the same problem.
Feb 12 2003, 05:51 AM
Where/when does this error occur? Can you specify the filename of the current file that is
being extracted when this error occur, and how much RAM you got installed?
Does this also happen when extracting locally (not on-the-fly)?
Feb 12 2003, 02:09 PM
L!M!T, i feel asleep before i could resolve anything. I've got to go to school soon, once i get back, i'll get all the answers for you. It might just be specific to DOAXVB.
Feb 13 2003, 06:23 AM
Ok, Shafted! Take your time. Go get yourself a good education
xISO xFER v0.4b released! Download it [ here ]
Feb 13 2003, 02:06 PM
I have to say this is a Godof a program, it makes it so much easier to transfer isoz to the xbox, i had already notice about the speeds being faster using this, and i carried out a test using The simpsons road rage, with yours transferring the iso was going constent 2.1mb, with Flash fxp having extracted the iso it was going on average 1.8mb so i from now on am going to use craxtion (the release that had a bug to let you go over 4.7gb multigame disks) to make a 20gb disk with loadza files, i will then use Xfer to Xfer them over to the xbox.
Cheers for this app!
Feb 13 2003, 07:11 PM
Glad you like it!
Hopefully, xISO xFER won't let you down on your 20Gb ISO either...
Feb 16 2003, 12:48 AM
New version 0.5b released !
L!M!T have added multilanguage file and after translate the 0.4 with hexadecimal
i must say that this new feature is excellent.
After having to test xFER, I advise it with all the members of my site so much it is intuitive and powerful.
Very nice job L!M!T !!
Feb 16 2003, 07:50 PM
Yup, it is now multilingual... or something like it
I want to thank all of the users that have sent me translation files for xISO xFER!
If you want to translate it, check the xISO xFER page BEFORE you translate, there is
a chance someone already translated it into your preferred language (you need to go
there to get the translation file anyway...).
Feb 16 2003, 08:43 PM
After the file transfers are completed my box freezes up. Can anyone else duplicate this problem?
Feb 16 2003, 10:26 PM
Haven't heard anyone getting a locked up box using xISO xFER. Yet, I might add.
Make sure you are running the latest version of EvolutionX.
Feb 17 2003, 07:43 PM
L!M!T, sorry i didn't get back to you on the out of memory issue. I have a screen capture of the problem actually happening during a game if you want to see it. PM me if you want me to email it to you.
Feb 18 2003, 11:41 AM
I love your prog !
I only ran into an xFERed iso that wouldn't run with one of the previous version, for this one I reverted to the old XISO/FlashFXP method. But all the other iso I xFERed work perfectly !
May be you could implement a way to tell the program where to put the iso of the form partition:[\path]
Also you could try to 'guess' where the user wants to put his iso like pre-filling the 'dir' field with the name of the dir containing the opened iso (this would force you to also implement a name check for this field to prevent errors).
Keep up the good work bro.
Feb 18 2003, 01:32 PM
Yes, it seems that 'xISO' don't create 'true' xISO's (as also reported by other sceners), the
Xbox ISO format that xISO xFER was meant to work with. You can also see this reported
on the xISO xFER page.
I have got the same suggestions from other users regarding the syntax of i.e. D:games
instead of D/games and the 'pre-filling' of the game directory textbox. As I see it, the suggestion
of 'game dir' can, as you say, be taken from the dir where the xISO resides, or it can be generated
by taking a couple of chars from the XBE title. Don't know which approach I might take though.
Seems to me that using the XBE title would be 'better' in terms of assuming the game name
by looking at the dir.
Feb 19 2003, 12:16 PM
xISO xFER v0.7b released, as you've seen on the frontpage.
The memory error has been fixed, as well as the range check error.
Also, I added the option of entering the 'partition/dir' as 'drive:dir' as requested
by SillYcoNe, Depeh and other users.
You can get it in the downloads section of Xbox-Scene or at Xbins.
The download at the xISO xFER page will be up later this evening, as I hope to
have my FTP axs back at that time.
As always, report your suggestions, bugs or other thoughts to the usual mail.
Feb 19 2003, 07:03 PM
It dosent work for me, the extract buttons are never lit up, and it always says "identifier not found possible coruption" no matter what iso i point it at. Whats the deal?
Feb 19 2003, 08:31 PM
xISO xFER searches the xISO for identifiers that exists in Xbox images.
xISO xFER cannot simply find these identifiers and thus not enabling the extract button.
The ISO's you've pointed xISO xFER to extract seems not to be Xbox ISO's, containing the
Xbox media identifiers.
Feb 20 2003, 02:11 PM
Thank you very much for coding my request !
I just asked about it because I had to spend at least 32 seconds in the readme to learn what to type in the field. when everyone talks about the M$ everyone says drive:dir so I didn't figure out I should write in Unix style (although I prefer...)
Just a though for the newbies
BTW thanks again for this nice prog
Feb 20 2003, 05:50 PM
Hey, no problem!
Try the new v0.8b, available at the usual places.
This will hopefully work better with certain xISO's that the 'infinite files' error was reported with
when using v0.7b.
Feb 25 2003, 04:47 AM
I dont know how feasible this is, but it seems like when you have a bunch of small files (ie Morrowind) it takes a really long time to transfer the entire archive because it has to stop, extract, transfer so many times... is there any way to tell the program only to transfer after it has 20mb or some bigger limit worth of files?
For example, if the next file is a 37mb file, it would extract and transfer
If the next file was a 1mb file, and the one after that a 6mb file, and the one after that an 18mb file, then it would extract all 3 before transferring...
I think that would speed up the process significantly.
Great program by the way!
Feb 25 2003, 07:09 AM
Also, it seems to hang everytime I try to xFER DoA XBV.. it hangs on the 700MB file. I have an AMD Athlon 2000+ with 512MB of RAM and 300GB of HD space, so unless its the RAM I dont know what could be causing it...
Feb 25 2003, 09:24 AM
Yes, I have been thinking of that too. This information can easily be retrieved during the
scanning of the xISO chosen in xISO xFER and later used during the xFER.
Regarding the DOA XBVB problem you are mentioning, I have xFERRED this as well, with
a much 'smaller' computer configuration than you, and it gets xFERRED successfully.
Can't say what the problem might be.
The way I see xISO xFER now, is that it is pretty much 'complete' when it comes to extraction
or xFERRING, codewise. Now is the time for your feature requests, the kind of stuff you would
like to see as a feature in future versions of xISO xFER. It also feels like it's time to remove
the 'b' in the version status as well
Keep the feature suggestions, requests coming. You know where to reach me.
Feb 25 2003, 10:21 PM
One other good feature would be the ability to set a 'queue'... Often times I extract 4-5 ISOs to a directory (from their rar/zip) and then want to transfer each of them, but to do that I have to be around when each one finishes.. itd be nice to be able to say 'put this one here, then this one here, then this one here' and then go eat dinner or something..
Feb 26 2003, 05:11 AM
Darn! akg4y beat me to the suggestion!
I agree, a queue would be nice, however, it has to also have the abilty to do something else that he may not have mentioned.
It has to be able to create directories in numerical order, say pxgame001, then pxgame002.
Aside from this suggestion, L!M!T, xiso xfer has been working great. I just reformatted my 80 gigger, and been using it to transfer back all my stuffs.
Feb 26 2003, 10:45 AM
I would really appreciate if you also could mail your requests to me.
My inbox will be the place where I'll be going when applying new features to xISO xFER.
All of your requests has crossed my mind though, along with some additional stuff
People are still experiencing some xISO 'infinite files' problem though...
Not on so many ISO's as before, though..
Feb 26 2003, 11:45 AM
Let's go for 2 suggestions:
A lot of us get the isos from rar files: couldn't you read directly the rars ? (sample code that may help you: jetpak.fr.st
(I recommend this unpacker))
I also suggest you port your nice handy app to linux so that we can use our preferred OS.........
Keep up the good work !
Feb 27 2003, 08:15 PM
Your app is the SHITTTTTTTTT
I've used it pretty sucessfully lately and have only run into a problem with the infinite size iso's. I just use Xiso and trasfer it the old fashioned way. Keep up the good work.
Also, queue's would be a nice addition, as well as a cancel transfer in the middle button.
Feb 27 2003, 10:25 PM
Thanks! Glad you guys like it!
Well, that 'infinite files' bug is a true pain in the a**. Don't know if there is any prog out there that really can create true, errorfree xISO's...
Currently slowly working on v0.9b and that version contains an errorcheck for the 'infinite files' bug, so you won't have to CTRL-ALT-DEL your way out of xISO xFER.
I am also looking into the queue/batch job function. Although, I have some bugs to hunt down first, like out of memory errors occuring for users with 64Mb RAM.
Anyway, keep on xFERRiNG, dudes!
Mar 3 2003, 11:16 AM
Just wanted to update y'all about v0.9b.
This version will contain the batch job/queue function and the development is progressing
pretty good. If all goes well, then you can expect v0.9b to be released with a new translation
file in a couple of days.
Mar 4 2003, 08:58 PM
excellent...your program is one of the coolest utils i have come across in a while. got a whole batch of backups i need to extract and transfer so looking forward very much to new version...
Mar 5 2003, 09:11 AM
Like I said earlier, glad you like it!
Have spent the last days trying to get the batchfunction to work and really got a breakthrough
yesterday, so hopefully it *is* working, but I need to test it and verify it before finetuning the
code. Can't even start thinking of releasing it before this is done.
I am also thinking of holding on to this release for a while, trying to add even more features.
Don't know how you fellas react to that, maybe you *need* the batch version and are waiting
for that release more than any other feature?
Mar 5 2003, 04:28 PM
i'd vote for "release 0.9b when the batch function works well, save the new features for later"
IMHO - small, slick programs that perform one or 2 functions very well are tops. for instance - config magic. the batch function would be an excellent and logical addition to the current program, while any new features might distract away from what xFER was originally designed/used for. not sure what new features you're thinking about adding, but IMO the batch function would be more important.
Mar 5 2003, 04:56 PM
With other features I mean requests by you, the users.
Like being able to control xISO xFER with commandline options, xbFileZilla support etc.
Mar 6 2003, 07:26 PM
xISO xFER v0.9b
Soon up on the XS frontpage I guess.http://limit.agent55.com/xFER
Mar 7 2003, 06:43 AM
L!M!T 0wnz !
(do plan to add RAR support (if possible)?)
Mar 7 2003, 07:39 AM
Hehe! Well, although there are some issues with v0.9b as you can read on the page, please download it and help me find the bugs. I have tested it, but since I know how the code works, I might get a little 'blind', therefore, putting xISO xFER to the test, with different setups, conditions etc., is the best way to bring them (the bugs) out. I don't like the fact that I don't have betatesters, except for you, the users, that report the bugs.
Also, I want to point out that I am not a 'programmer per definition', never claimed to be one either, I do this in my sparetime, my knowledge learned by 'trial-and-error', so please respect the fact that we all have the IRL to think of. This is also why xISO xFER contains bugs. I'm trying my best to fix'em up and adding the features you guys request, to the extent of my possibilities.
I will fix the most vital errors in v0.9b within 24 hours and update the xISO xFER download link with the updated version, so please keep an eye on the xISO xFER news page.
Have a good one, fellas!
Mar 7 2003, 02:47 PM
can you tell me what might be causing this error:
Can't create directory! Directory C:xboxxfer09b/xfer09b.exe/dvd already exists?.
That is my location of xiso xfer on my computer but I dont know whats wrong.
Mar 7 2003, 03:01 PM
I got an error very similar to that and was gonna post about it when I got home.
BTW, thx for the program L!M!T.
Mar 7 2003, 05:09 PM
1- weird percentage displayed in batch progress bar
2- same error as above that is when you come to the first directory in the iso, you try to create in ./temp the dir but you seem to use the program name instead of the dir
reverting back to 0.8b for now.
BTW I like this new version and I'm sure that it'll rule when the main bug is corrected.
Keep up the good work bro !
Mar 7 2003, 07:50 PM
The bug you guys are referring to is a shitty flaw made by me. I have corrected it now, but is still battling with some other bugs.
You should do as SillYcoNe and revert back to v0.8b for now. Working, but no batch feature.
I am gonna work on this on my free time during the weekend. Check in either in Xbox-Scene or the xISO xFER page for news updates.
'til the next time, enjoy the weekend!
Mar 8 2003, 10:14 AM
Thank you for the support L!M!T !
I just want you to know that we really apreciate the work you are doing on this nice piece of software !
Note: I noticed v0.8b sometimes doesn't recognize the name inside the XBE so I think pepole should not rename on the fly but test the display in evox, then rename if necessary (can be reproduced on Kung Fu Chaos (Kung_FU_Chaos_XBOX-Global))