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How do you open .xex files?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Support' started by iShox, Jul 19, 2010 with 16 replies and 17,118 views.

  1. iShox

    iShox Getting There

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    The title pretty much says all. Im looking for a program that will allow me to open .xex files

    +rep for whoever finds me something

    -Shox
  2. Sumo

    Sumo ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Retired

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    To run the .xex on your computer or to edit the code?

    Btw moved to 360 support.
  3. ModsBABY

    ModsBABY Newbie

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    Hex Editor, Or wait for the program Soup to be realeased, i think it open them too but not sure :huh:
  4. iShox

    iShox Getting There

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    Something i Can use to 'Explore' an xex, So I can find Dvars ect

    -Shox
  5. p3rksy

    p3rksy Newbie

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    Open up your C:\ drive. Go to Windows. Select System32, delete that and then you get .xex opener program installed on your computer.
  6. iShox

    iShox Getting There

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    /lol.. I aint risking that lol :P
  7. decima7e

    decima7e Seasoned Member

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    notepad :lol:
  8. Sumo

    Sumo ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Retired

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    There isn't a program really dedicated to editing .xex files. You need a good knowledge of ppc to do it.
  9. iShox

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    So how does Jester Mod the Default.xex in halo 3?
  10. Sumo

    Sumo ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Retired

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    Jester mainly tested it. Supermodder and unknown did the modding. They know ppc ;)
  11. h2player117

    h2player117 Contributor

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    You might want to start with just decoding the .XeX and opening it in a hex editor. You can google how to decrypt a .XeX through XeXTool. It's the basic way of learning, then move onto PPC.
  12. Bau5Man Chris

    Bau5Man Chris Enthusiast

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    IDA Pro. http://www.hex-rays.com/idapro/
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  13. h2player117

    h2player117 Contributor

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    ^That's a good one, but he doesnt seem to know much about it, so why put him up in the big leagues right away :P
  14. iShox

    iShox Getting There

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    sorry Guys I became inactive there for a while.. thanks for the help !
  15. joshleeman

    joshleeman Newbie

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    yeah i too came looking for a way to open and mod my own xex files but after 4 paragraphs of even the dumbed down version of that linked program has made my head explode. If u cant mod a gamesave because of a checksum is it possible to mod the games xex folder for play on jtag?
  16. Fire30

    Fire30 Senior Member

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    get xextool here is the download

    http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/xbox360pc/developers/XexTool_v5.2.rar


    put it on your desktop with your xex.

    run "cmd"


    then put in cmd

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    cd desktop
    then put

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    xextool.exe -cu -ed default.xex
    It should say that your xex is retail uncompressed and decrypted.

    now look at it in your favorite hex editor.

    btw halo3 doesn't have dvars...
  17. Twisted Impulse

    Twisted Impulse Seasoned Member

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    Oh my god, have you guys checked the date of the last post in this thread above your own? Posted 19 July 2010

    Exploited consoles can run any code you throw at them, that's the whole point of exploiting them!

    That's pointless since you will only be able to see the raw hex code. Use IDA and learn PPC if you want to edit XeXs properly.