Mod the old maps on a 360 VERY IN DEPTH

Discussion in 'Halo 2 Mod Help' started by xXMockeyXx, Dec 16, 2008 with 17 replies and 486 views.

  1. xXMockeyXx

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    I can stress the in depth enough. I have seen different tutorials that are extremely vague and don't mention which program to use, or the link is program. Or the tutorial doesn't even match the program they are using.


    I am asking for a very, very in depth tutorial, please!

    Things I want to know ( I want to mod Lockout. Replace w/ Turf):
    Which map do I mod first, which do I resign... and when, anything else I need to do.

    I don't need a bunch of useless stuff on where the maps are in my Harddrive, I just need to know how to mod an old map without any conflicts... pics would be much appreciated, thank you.
     
  2. W i s d o m

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    xXMockeyXx

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    Is there any other way?
    That seems so hard, do I need to have my 360 flashed?
    I don't understand more than half of the terminology in that either... I don't even understand why it mentions a movie of some sort, and how do I know what type of Xbox I have, I am pretty sure I have a Hitachi becasue of the DVD tray design... but why does it say something about 40$ near it?
     
  4. W i s d o m

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    No your 360 does NOT need to be flashed.
    You just need a proper disk to hotswap with.
    I suggest trying to learn.
    (this is prob your best course of action since your not familiar with how to make a disc)
     
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    xXMockeyXx

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    Hmm... Can I just download a Halo 2 RAW dump from somewhere else?
    And do I need to burn it on a DVD?
     
  6. EclipseModz

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    Download Raw dump
    Inject modded maps
    Burn to dvd + r dl
    Open 360
    Open drive
    Go to custom game
    Wait for the laser to turn off
    Switch the disc
    Load another map
    Should load
    If loads then you have your modded disc loaded up and ready to play:thumbup:
     
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    xXMockeyXx

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    I need an explanation of that tool, yes... thanks, it never seems to work... But I would like to try hot swapping, it seems fun, and if anyone has AIM, and can give me some one-on-one support that would be great!
     
  9. Chotton

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    Well I can't help with hotswapping but I can try out the map converter, see what works, and then tell you how to use it if you would like.

    Hotswapping would actually mod the old maps, converting to a new map would just be an old in place of a new that only you would see. Example: You see headlong, they see turf.
     
  10. EclipseModz

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    When you have your 360 open and your drive open. Play halo 2. Go to a custom game and load up a map. Now you play the waiting game. Takes about 5minutes for the laser to turn off. Once it turns off take the magnet that holds the disc down off and take the disc off immediately after. Now take your modded disc and put that in there, put the magnet on and spin it a bit or just go and select another map. If your disc is good then it will load, and if it does then your modded disc is loaded and ready to play.

    If you have a modded mainmenu.map on there to get that to play you do what i just said to do. Then after you get that done. Go to the dlc where you download the maps and click it. Let it take you there and then leave the menu and it will load your disc up again and your modded mainmenu.map will be loaded.

    Another way to do that I found that once you hotswapped and everything is going good you can exit to the dash and then go back in the game and it will load the game hence loading your modded mainmenu.

    If you need anymore help just pm me and i can help you with it. I hotswapped on 2 of my 360's all the time.
     
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    xXMockeyXx

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    Do you have an instant messenger?
    You seem very smart at this, but I don't quite know how to tell if the lazer is on...
    Or how to put the Halo 2 RAW dump on my Dvd+R disk... or the maps or anything..
    Thanks!
     
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    <_<How can you tell if it isn't spinning at full speed?
     
  14. David5534

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    Add me aim (David55345534) and i can help you with the map converter app.
     
  15. Link Gray

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    I think he wants to hotswap on an Xbox 360, not original xbox. I don't think he can just "take off the magnet".
     
  16. David5534

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    Its the same between a 360 and original xbox.
     
  17. EclipseModz

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    lol Yes he can i did it all the time. hotswapping with a 360 is the same as an xbox.

    Also your drive will go from a louder sound signature to a quieter one when it starts to idle.
     
  18. II All In Mods II

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    on the original xbox i can hotswap so easily the only problem i have is with the layer break file, when the dump is "aparently" created, the burning thing doesnt go to 7% but it comes up with the error message on 0%................. somthing is wrong ??