How to get DLC for 2 people WITHOUT License Transfer

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Modding & Tutorials' started by ForeverLoading, Jul 3, 2011 with 65 replies and 21,886 views.

  1. Desire

    Desire 11.5 Out Here Retired

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    Yea, um that's what I did. Where do you think I got the ****ing example from? Did you even test it? Probably not.
     
  2. Nity

    Nity Getting There

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    I do it all the time. My cousin and I alternate map packs.
     
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  3. theth34t

    theth34t Newbie

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    You don't know what you're talking about, THIS WORKS, AND HAS BEEN WORKING FOR OVER 3 YEARS.

    You are confusing this with the "weaker" method.

    There are two things you can do:

    1.) Recover friend's GT onto your Xbox 360, use his money to buy DLC, wait until it finishes downloading, then he recovers it back onto his xbox and downloads it again, and you both PERMANENTLY get the DLC unless you delete it off your harddrive, then you're screwed.

    That's the only way to make it permanent, the weaker method is as follows:

    2.) Recover friend's GT, download ANYTHING from his download history, start game, sign out, he recovers back to his Xbox 360, doing this, you can use the DLC, however, as soon as you dashboard, it won't work, you'd have to recover again.

    In the end, ONLY do this with good friends you know in REAL LIFE. I bet somebody is going to get their account jacked doing this.
     
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  4. RawThentic

    RawThentic Premium Premium

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    actually ive done alot of license transfers lately (actually 1 just today)and its changed to 4 months not a year
     
  5. UnicornsFTW

    UnicornsFTW Enthusiast

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    nice find! going to try it next time i get dlc.
     
  6. SpaGoonGa

    SpaGoonGa Enthusiast

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    Could someone explain this to me.

    -Friend Recovers your Gamertag to his Xbox
    -Friend downloads MapPack (or whatever) and waits for download to complete
    -Friend finishes. You now recover your gamertag back.
    -You go to 'Download History' and see MapPack (or whatever) there on top and click 'download again'.
    -Friend has original xbox that downloaded and you have original tag that downloaded it so you and your friend enjoy together but only had to pay for it once.

    My question is, does the DLC (or whatever) work for you OFFLINE, away from Xbox LIVE? When I say 'you' I mean the guy who didn't get the content by being the first to press download on it, but rather by download history.

    Hope this makes sense, I just want to know the pro's-con's of each side. Thanks
     
  7. theth34t

    theth34t Newbie

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    Yes, it's essentially like you bought it, just remember, if you delete it, you can't get it back.
     
  8. ForeverLoading

    ForeverLoading Member

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    I really don't want to test this because of what can go wrong, but if you recover and download the DLC again wouldn't that be getting it back?
     
  9. xB2KxRewindZ

    xB2KxRewindZ Newbie

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    Couldn't you just download a file that has the DLC that you want off of the internet and then use Modio or any other program and then take your Profile and Device ID's and copy and paste them to the DLC so that they will be your's?
     
  10. KimiMKII

    KimiMKII Newbie

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    Seeing mostly good replies, and apparently I'm late to jump on the bandwagon. Will be trying tommorow, thanks.
     
  11. theth34t

    theth34t Newbie

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    Honestly, nothing can go wrong. There are two licenses tied to DLC, one is for your gamertag, one is for your xbox. As long as you have 1 of them, you can play the DLC without any problems.

    Now, when you delete an item off your console, it also deletes the xbox license, that is because it is tied to your console, say you have every arcade game on your console, delete everything off, then go and sell it, well now the other guy has everything. However, MS made it so that the license gets deleted too, that way, they can make more sales.

    If you recover the account again and redownload, it will be like the "soft" method I posted somewhere earlier, where it will only work for one session.

    That wouldn't work. All that would do is give you a trial game if it's an arcade title, or if it's like a map pack or something, the game wouldn't recognize it or it would say it's corrupted, or something like that.

    The reason being, everything you download off the marketplace DLC wise, is generally the full item, if you download an arcade demo, it's the full game, without the license.

    Changing the IDs on Modio just makes it so that the item is tied to your ID, but as a protection method against this, every item requires a license check without use.

    If you buy an item, you get two licenses, one is tied to Xbox the other is tied to your GT. If you delete the item, you lose the one on your Xbox (however, if you have the one tied to GT, it should give you the Xbox license again, I haven't tested it, but common sense tells me it should, if you have a second account on your Xbox 360, it should work if you delete a dlc and redownload it, somebody should test it I guess) and you need the one tied to your GT to play the item.

    The only way I know of, to lose a license tied to your GT is to do a license transfer, that's why I don't license transfer with people, because I constantly delete stuff and so if I deleted something but transferred the license to somebody, I would have to rebuy the item, which is stupid.

    tl;dr version: This method splits the two licenses you get apart when you buy a DLC, this method is old, and cannot be "patched" otherwise MS would have to replace their whole marketplace. Hell, if they patched it, then people in the same household with multiple accounts would have to rebuy the same DLC over and over again to play together, which would make MS lose sales too.

    Whatever account the DLC is purchased with will be given a license tied to their GT, and the ONLY way to lose that license is to do a license transfer. So as long as you don't do a license transfer with the person, they have nothing to lose, just do it with people you trust, I'd feel bad if you got your account stolen or something along those lines. I also recommend you change your PW after you do this, you can't trust anybody anymore.
     
  12. TonyThePwny

    TonyThePwny pwny

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    Nice tut description.
     
  13. Lodus

    Lodus Getting There

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    Sounds interesting... I'm going too definitely do this. Thank's bud.
     
  14. SpaGoonGa

    SpaGoonGa Enthusiast

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    Your post gives me hope. :o Thanks man.

    Me and my friend are going to try this on a GameOnDemand with coop and ill report back if it worked.
     
  15. Krazy Pigeon

    Krazy Pigeon Enthusiast

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    No this works, I found out about this 2-3 years ago with my bro. However it only works when you purchase an item. Not when you re download it.
     
  16. jer4251

    jer4251 Newbie

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    I downloaded a map pack on my xbox with my gt. I removed the hdd and moved it to another xbox i own. no problems on my end. but then i have the 1st xbox to a buddy with no hdd on it. should he be able to get the map pack as well or is the license on my hdd?? which he doesnt have
     
  17. Crash

    Crash Maniac

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    Can't you just make a silver account and download DLC on it, get it banned, and then give it to the public, so they can sign in using the method to get on banned profiles and ta-da!!! Then they can just do the 2-controller method to play the DLC. :smile:
     
  18. JPOrtiz831

    JPOrtiz831 Newbie

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    Does anyone know if it works with an online pass??? im gonna try it right now with mortal kombat online pass. and maybe the 4 new characters if the online pass works.
     
  19. Chicago Bears

    Chicago Bears Contributor

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    idk how to post help
     
  20. jbot

    jbot Enthusiast

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    Did this for the second BO Map pack. :smile: