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This is a complete modding guide for people who are just starting out. If you have anything you would like to add, then PM me and I'll add it and give you credit if it's good!




Hope's Modding Guide
For Beginners





First off, you're going to need some hardware for getting the files on your xbox onto your computer to mod them.By the way, there really isn't a way to do all of this on a Mac so you're going to need a PC for this.

The Hardware (One of these)

-USB Flash Drive (Recommended)

All you need is a USB Drive that's 1 gigabyte or larger.

Configuring it to your Xbox
  • Plug it into the USB Port on your Xbox (Next to the Memory Card Ports/ Where you plug in wired Controllers)
  • When you're at the dashboard, go to "My Xbox"
  • Scroll all the way to the right and click on "System Settings", then go down to "Memory"
  • Click on "USB Storage Device"
  • Click "Configure Now"
  • It might take a few minutes but after it's done it might say it doesn't meet the recommendations. As long as it's over 700kb's it should be fine.


How to Put Files On Your USB Storage Device
  • After you configure it, go to "System Settings" > "Memory" > "Your Hard Drive"
  • Click on whatever you want to go on your USB Storage Device and click on "Move"
  • Then Select "USB Storage Device" and your Done!!!


-Transfer Cable (More Difficult)

A transfer cable is supposed to be used to transfer data from a smaller xbox 360 Hard Drive to a bigger one. Luckily, Microsoft's terrible designers made it so you can plug your Hard Drive into your Computer. You can get one of these by a few ways:

  • Buying one off Ebay (Recommended) Link
  • Calling Microsoft and telling them you need to transfer your stuff from your old 360 to your new one (They will send you one for free)
  • You can buy a new Hard Drive that says "Includes Transfer Kit" or something like that
All you need is one of those to start modding! The next step is downloading the programs.



The Programs

- I would make separate Folder to put all your programs in
- Also Download these on an administrator account or some won't work

  • ALWAYS run your programs as administrator. Some programs won't work properly if you don't.
  • You will need to download This if you don't already have it. It will let you run the programs for modding properly.
  • Winrar (Download Link)
    -Winrar is used to download .rar and .zip files which you will need to download almost every modding program
  • Modio (Download Link)
    Modio used for a number of different things and will definitely be the program you use the most for most modding done with a flash drive or transfer cable. I also would recommend getting a VIP account for this. It lasts a lifetime and is very much worth it.

    What Can Modio do?
    -Rehash and Resign files (This is so files don't get corrupted after modding them)
    -Game save modding tools (You use these tools to mod the game saves)
    -Device Explorer (Lets you Extract, Insert, Replace, or Delete files from your Hard drive/USB Flash Drive)
    -Picture Pack Creator (Download Any Gamer Picture for Free)
    -Theme Creator (Make your own custom theme)
    -Game Save Downloads (Lets you download modded game saves)
    + Tons more
  • HxD (Download Link)
    This program is used to Hex edit files (Give things specific values). Modio has a tool for this but I prefer this by a long shot.
Popular Things to Mod

  • Call of Duty: WaW -Campaign and Zombies
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -Campaign/Special Ops
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops -Zombies ("Kino" & "Five" only)
  • Avatar Color
  • Bio,Motto,Name,Location Ect.
I'll show you how to do all of these things in order!


Call of Duty: WaW: Campaign

What you will need:

  1. Modio
  2. USB Flash Drive (Configured to your Xbox)
  3. CoD Tool (Download)
-First, you need to have a WaW saved game on your xbox (Just play a level and hit "Save and Quit" in the pause menu if you don't)

After that, Follow these Steps:

  • Plug in your USB device
  • On the dashboard, go to "My Xbox" and go to "System Settings" all the way at the end
  • Click on "Memory"
  • Go to "Games" and scroll through all your games till you find "Call of Duty: WaW" and click on it
  • Go to your saved game and click "Move" after you select it
  • Click on the "USB Storage Device"
Now go to you Computer and follow these steps:

  • Open up Modio
  • Go to "Explore a Device"
  • Go to "File" then "Open/Close Drive"
  • Then go to "Content" > "Your Profile" > "Call Of Duty:WaW (4156081C)" > then "Game Saves (00000001)"
  • You should see a file named "savegame.svg" right click on it and click "Extract"
  • Save it to your Desktop (Don't Close Modio!)
Now it's time to use CoD Tool:

  • Open up CoD Tool
  • Click "Open" and select the "savegame.svg" file
  • Click on whatever you want to mod! (Don't change "Player Speed" or "Game Speed", it gets to crazy)
  • After your done click "Save Changes"
  • It should say "Done., Modded, Rehashed, and Resigned"
  • Close CoD Tool
  • Go back to Modio and right click the "savegame.svg" file again
  • Click "Insert" and Selected the modded Game Save from you Desktop
  • **It will ask you if you want to overwrite it, click "Yes"
All you have to do now is go back to your xbox,start World at War up and when it asks you to "Select a Save Device", click on the "USB Storage Device" and start the Campaign! Enjoy!

Call of Duty WaW: Zombies!

First off, you could follow the Campaign modding Tutorial (Completely) then go to "Save & Quit" > "Solo" > "Mission Select" > "Nazi Zombies" and chose any zombies map, but the mods won't be even close compared to these (FYI: You will need to delete your old savegame before doing this)

Things you will need:

  1. USB Flash Drive (Configured to your Xbox)
  2. Modio
  3. ID Sets saved on modio
  4. Newest WaW map pack: These mods are only for Der Riese
How To Save Your ID Sets on Modio

  • Put your profile on your USB Flash Drive
  • Open up Modio and go to "Explore a Device"
  • Click "File" > "Open/Close Drive"
  • Then go to "Content" > "Click On Your Profile" > "Profile Storage" > "Profiles"
  • Right click on your profile and click "Open in Resigner"
  • Click the button that says "Edit ID Sets"
  • Click on the thing on the left that says "Unamed Set"
  • Click the button that says "From File" and go to "From Device"
  • Click on your profile and it Save it and your Done!
After you have your ID's Saved onto Modio, it's time to download a modded game save!

  • On Modio click "Download a Gamesave"
  • Click on "Most Popular"
  • It should be the 1st one on the list, it's named "# NAZI ZOMBIES DER RIESE BEST PLAYABLE MODS"
  • Click on it then go to "Download" but click the drop down arrow next to it and click "Download to Device" (You need to have the ID's Saved)
  • It should pop up with your profile, just click on it
  • Your good to go!

    Now go back to your Xbox, start up WaW, select the USB Flash Drive as the storage device, and resume the campaign! Have fun!!!

Modern Warfare 2: Campaign/Special Ops

Things you will need:

  1. USB Flash Drive
  2. Modio
  3. MW2 DVAR List (Download Link)
Here's what you do:

  • Put a MW2 gamesave on your USB Device
  • Open up Modio
  • Go to "Explore a Device"
  • Go to "File" then "Open/Close Drive"
  • Then go to "Content" > "Your Profile" > "Modern Warfare 2 (41560817)" > then "Game Saves (00000001)"
  • You should see a file named "savegame.svg" right click on it and click "Extract"
  • Save it to your desktop
  • Click the "Open a Save" on Modio and click on the save game file
  • Click "Mod File"
  • Click on whatever mods you want
  • Go to "Custom" and click "Load Custom DVAR List" and select the file that you downloaded
  • Click "Save"
  • Close the editor and click "Rehash and Resign" just to be safe
  • Open the "Device Explorer" back up and right click on the old MW2 save
  • Click "Insert" and Select the new save on your Desktop
  • ***When it asks you if you want to overwrite it, click "Yes"
Go back onto MW2, Select the USB Flash Drive as the Save Device, go to "Resume Campaign", Have Fun!

**For Special Ops

  • Follow the instruction for modding the campaign
  • After you "Resume Campaign", "Save & Quit"
  • Go to "Special Ops" > "Solo" Choose an level and have fun!
  • *For online Special Ops Mods, Both player MUST have the EXACT same mods for it to work

Call of Duty Black Ops: Zombies!

Before you do this, you need to delete the latest Title Update (AKA- TU) and Clear the System Cache
Here's How:

  • Go to "System Settings" > "Memory" > Click "Y" over your Hard Drive
  • Select "Clear System Cache"
  • After that go to "Memory" > "Games" > Select "Call of Duty: Black Ops"
  • Find the Title Update and Delete it by Selecting it and going down to "Delete"
  • Done
Things you will need:

  1. Modio
  2. USB Flash Drive
  3. Your Profile
  4. A modded .GPD file Cheez's .GPD -I hope it's ok with you if I use it for my TuT!
This is What to do:

  • Put your Profile on your Flash Drive
  • Open up Modio and go to "Explore A Device"
  • Click "File" > "Open/Close Drive"
  • Click "Content" > "Your Profile" > "Profile Storage" > "Profiles"
  • Right Click and "Extract" your profile to your Desktop
  • Go back to Modio and click "Open a Save" and Select Your Profile
  • Click "File Contents" in the top right corner
  • Find the "41560855.gpd" file
  • Right Click it and Select "Replace File" then select the modded .gpd
  • Go back to "General File Info" and click "Rehash & Resign"
  • Now go back to the "Device Explorer" and right click on your profile and Click "Insert"
  • Select the modded Profile
  • **When it asks you to Overwrite it click "Yes"
Now go Onto Black Ops (not signed in) and Make sure you Select the "USB Device" as the "Save Device", Click on "Zombies", Sign in, don't update, select a map, Enjoy! (You can go Herefor the controls)

Avatar Color [Patched]

Things You will Need

  1. USB Flash Drive
  2. Modio (VIP/Premium)
  3. Your Profile
What to do:

  • Go to "System Settings" > "Memory" > "Profiles" and Select your Profile
  • Move your Profile to your USB Flash Drive
  • Open up Modio and go to "Tools"
  • Click "Avatar Color Changer"
  • Then Select "Load From Device"
  • It Should pop up with your Profile, Click it
  • Change whatever you want to
  • Click "Save to Device"
  • Your good to go!

Bio,Motto,Name,Location Ect.

Things you will need:

  1. Xbox Live Bio Art Creator by o TRiPPiNz V5.1.0.exe (Download Link) -Thank You For Your Hard Work!
  2. Xbox.com
  3. .Net Framework V4 (Download Link)
What You Need to do:

  • Open up the "Xbox Live Bio Art Creator"
  • Click the "Go to Xbox.com" button
  • Sign Into Live
  • Click on your GT
  • Go to "Edit Profile"
  • Use the program to do whatever you want to it (Read The Instructions under "Help")
  • Click "Save" at the bottom of the page
  • Enjoy!
Free Recon Armor -By Verifyz

What you'll need:

  • ProfileEditor
  • USB Xplorer
  • Modio
PART 1: Computer Stuff

[list1]
[*] Extract your profile
[*] Put it in ProfileEditor
[*] Scroll to Halo 3/Halo 3: ODST
[*] Select the Vidmasters and set it to ONLINE
[*] Be sure to set the times of each achievement earned! Don't you think it's a little suspicious to get 7 or so achievements in 1 second?
[*] Save and exit ProfileEditor, open Modio
[*] Rehash/Resign
[*] Replace the profile in USB Xplorer with your modded one on your desktop.[/list]

PART 2: Unlocking

[list1]
[*] Sign in to XBL on your modded profile
[*] Play a quick custom game of Halo 3, end it and sign out
[*] Go back to the computer and sign into Bungie.net
[*] Click Halo 3, and scroll to Road to Recon!
[*] Click it, and it should say Unlock Recon

NOTE: If you get an error with "Endure," you probably didn't play the Custom game.[/list]

There you have it! A semi-friendly way to get recon without spending hours on the ODST achievements.

Note: This is just a short tutorial for people starting out that want to get into modding. I NEVER copy and paste. This took me about 8 hours to put together for you guys so I hope you like it! Thanks!

-Hope
 
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Wow this is great for noobs :biggrin:
 
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This may be a really stupid question, but can you get banned for "modding" this way?
 
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This may be a really stupid question, but can you get banned for "modding" this way?
Savegame modding is undetectable so my answer is no unless these savegame mods can be used online

May I suggest adding the online savegame mods (noclip and godmode) for zombies
 
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This may be a really stupid question, but can you get banned for "modding" this way?
None of the things I posted on here can get you banned but other things that you can do by modding this way can get your gamerscore reset or stuff like that. Overall you can't get banned for modding THIS way. You may get a few restrictions or stuff reset but not banned.Hope that helps!



-Hope
 
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None of the things I posted on here can get you banned but other things that you can do by modding this way can get your gamerscore reset or stuff like that. Overall you can't get banned for modding THIS way. You may get a few restrictions or stuff reset but not banned.Hope that helps!



-Hope

Thank you! It was probably a simple question, but it was a simple question i couldn't find an answer for :smile:
 
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Just to mention modding your avatar may get you banned.
 
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nice post wish i would of had it when i started to mod
i learned from modding halo 3 maps lol
 
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nice post wish i would of had it when i started to mod
i learned from modding halo 3 maps lol
I learned like 99% on my own and it was the biggest pain EVER. I started with modding WaW campaign. I decided to make this because I don't want other people to feel the same pain I did :lol:
 
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Anything I should improve? Anything I missed?
 
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Nice guide! This will definitely help out n00bs who don't know how to mod yet.
 
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Great tutorial!!
Will doing the cod bo zombies mods result in any penalisation for tampering? will you appear on the leaderboard?
I just want a safe way to kill zombies without them destroying me within a couple of minutes :S

+rep :smile:
 
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Good post hope it helps members
 
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None of the things I posted on here can get you banned but other things that you can do by modding this way can get your gamerscore reset or stuff like that. Overall you can't get banned for modding THIS way. You may get a few restrictions or stuff reset but not banned.Hope that helps!



-Hope

Yes you can get banned! are you kidding lol. GT/bio/GS modding will all get you banned. Trust me i been banned twice this year already. Just sayin, oh and where is USBXTAF or XPLORER360 ?! USBXTAF is like the most important tool of USB modding! Modio will let SOME usb read but mine will not so i think you should include it. or better yet ill do it lol this link has all the modding tools i use regularly. Feel free to use it in your OP, i am not taking credit for making these but would like credit for the link if you use it
These Files include:
XBLAT-no longer working due to newest update<have not had time to remove since>
HxD
Hex Editor Neo-Use the 2kb shortcut for the fully unlocked version (Ultimate)
Wx-Ripper
Modio- Fully Unlocked
WillowTree - for Borderlands modding
F3 Cap editor -dont ask lol
Xero
USBXTAF Final

If it is IN a Folder LEAVE IT ALONE it requires all the things inside the folder IE: The .dll etc

Link:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YZ8WJ1ZL
Virus Scan:
http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=eaa2092cb3c4699c3e5fcceb10c0047670a7609e7bce28c9cbdd01f7481dbd3c-1306511468


Edit: You can't be banned For OFFLINE modding, but if you go ONLINE with your modded GT or whatnot they CAN ban you not saying they WILL but like i stated earlier i have had 2 accounts banned for mucking with them.
 
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Is there a simple way to undo the mods, like the zombies mod for black ops?
Or back up before doing all this, then put it in modded place?
 
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Is there a simple way to undo the mods, like the zombies mod for black ops?
Or back up before doing all this, then put it in modded place?
To undo the mods and can save a .gpd file that's normal before you do the mods and switch back when you need to. Also with the zombies mods, they go away after 1 game.
 
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