USB Flash Memory Stick support on XBox
You have two possible ways to achieve the goal of using a USB Flash memory stick on your Xbox but before we even continue please check to see if the particular Flash drive you have is compatible with the Xbox by checking the compatibility chart Here or you can Jump to devices that refuse to work Here
Step One: The easy way
Step Two: The hard Way
Unscrew your Xbox Controller and locate the main PC board inside, be careful to make sure you don't damage any wires. Note be careful to avoid any buttons falling out as it can take a while to put everything back together correctly.
Software you will require:
So the memory stick was formatted for use with the Xbox but it will not work with Action Replay software until you edit the configuration file. Start the USBView program and find your device from the list, click on your device and save the information it will look like the example below:
Record the YYYY digits and the XXXX digits and browse to where you installed the Action Replay software by default it installs in C:/Program Files/Datel/Action Replay Xbox/Drivers look for a file called 'xbreader' you need to open this file with notepad (or your fav editor) and find the [_Devices] section.
As indicated by the above photo you need to change the entry VID_0781 to the YYYY digits you recorded from the USBView program and change the &PID_5204 to the XXXX digits, now save the file and exit notepad.
Open your Control Panel and switch to 'Classic Mode' this will allow you to find the System icon. Open the System control and once it's open click the ' Hardware' tab, now click on the button labeled 'Device Manager'. Locate the section called 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' click on the '+' in front to expand the section. Locate the 'USB Mass Storage Device' (If you see more than one make sure you have removed all other USB devices) now select the 'USB Mass Storage Device' right click and you will see a menu appear you want to click on 'Update Driver..'
A new window appears select the option 'Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)' click 'Next' to get the next screen. Select the option 'Don't Search. I will choose the driver the install'. Click 'Next' Select 'ActionReplay XBOX' and click 'Next' (you might have to click 'Have Disk' and browse to the directory where you installed the Action Replay software) everything is complete and your USB device should be functioning properly.
Step Three: Installing software
Note in the photo above the large "AR" is black, it will turn green once a Memory card is inserted and recognized by the Action Replay driver.
The bar on the Memory Card will turn orange and increase in length until the complete file has been written to the Memory card. The Memory Card screen will be updated with the save games installed on the Memory card. Now you're ready to copy the save game to your Xbox.
You should of course make sure no other save games are present for this Game first before copying the new save over!
Copy the save game to the un-modded XBOX that you are about to flash. Make sure you have copied it the hard-drive and do not try loading the save game from the memory card as it will fail and may result in a bad Copy which means your not gonna be playing any games without some major soldering.
If using the 'Splinter Cell' exploit you will need to repeat the above process twice as it actually has two game saves to install (the save game was to large to fit on the memory card so it was split into two parts).
I had never used a memory card before and couldn't get the copy option to show up until I figured out you need to select the game title first then press the D-pad to the right to enter the folder, now the copy option shows up.
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