[Tutorial] How To XeX Mod in Real Time

isaacgar12345 Oct 7, 2012

  1. isaacgar12345

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    (I take no credit in making this tutorial, i just want to share it with xpg). I didn't find one on here already.
    Index
    Part 1: Setting Up Dashlaunch/Launch.ini/xbdm.xex plugin
    Part 2: Downloading the Needed Programs
    Part 3: Opning and using Needed Programs
    Part 4: Finding Editable Values and how to organize them
    Part 5: Editing Values in Real Time
    Part 6: Saving What you have Found
    Part 7: Share What you Have Found


    Video Tutorial

    Part 1: Setting Up Dashlaunch/Launch.ini/xbdm.xex plugin

    Needed Files:
    - Dashlaunch 2.32
    - xbdm.xex plugin

    When you finish the download, unrar the files and place them onto the Root Of your HDD

    I have added in my Launch.ini but you can edit this how you need, but you will need to keep the [Plugins] the same... This is what is inside of my launch.ini;

    Default = Hdd:\Freestyle\default.xex

    [Plugins]
    plugin1 = Hdd:\xbdm.xex


    [Settings]
    pingpatch = true
    contpatch = false
    fatalfreeze = true
    regionspoof = true
    dvdexitdash = true
    xblaexitdash = true
    nosysexit = false
    livestrong = true
    remotenxe = true
    nohud = false
    noupdater = true
    exchandler = true
    debugout = true
    Place your launch.ini file inside of both your dashlaunch 2.32 folder and inside of the installer folder.
    Run the default.xex to launch dashlaunch and continue through the steps to flash your launch.ini to your xbox.










    Part 2: Downloading the Needed Programs

    Needed Files;
    Xbox360 SDK 9328
    IDA Pro 5.5
    Ascension 0.039

    IDA;
    Unrar your folder and launch the idapro55.exe
    Proceed through the steps until it is installed
    When it is finished, go to your Program Files/IDA/Loaders/
    and place the 3 other files in this location

    Ascension;
    Unrar the files.

    Xbox360 SDK 9328;
    Just Instal to computer
    Add Your Xbox by using your IP







    Part 3: Opning and using Needed Programs

    IDA;
    1. Launch the Program
    2. Push OK
    3. Push New
    4. Push Cancel
    5. Push File/Open
    6. Make File Types (All)
    7. Select Your Default.xex
    8. Push OK
    Now we need to wait for the .xex to load, This can take several minutes. We will know this is finished when the bottom left text changes to "idle"

    Ascension;
    1. Launch Ascension.exe








    Part 4: Finding Editable Values and how to organize them

    IDA;
    when IDA has finished loading the WHOLE .Xex...

    1. Hit Search/text...
    2. Make Sure Find all occurenses is checked.
    3. In the "String" box type .float
    4. Now we need to wait until IDA finds all of the floats. (this can take several minutes)
    5. When all values have been found, Right Click, on one of the floats and copy it. (this will copy ALL of them)
    6. Now on your desktop, Create a new .txt document and paste all of the values inside. (SAVE IT!)








    Part 5: Editing Values in Real Time

    1. Go to your new .txt document that has all the floats inside of it and copy all of them.

    Ascension;

    Setting your IP in Ascension
    1. go to your opened Ascension
    2. Go to Edit/Settings
    3. Under General, make sure to put in your Xbox's IP
    4. Hit OK

    Adding a Game to Your Advanced Poker
    1. Go to Edit/Settings
    2. Under Advanced Poker Type in the game you are about to edit and hit Add Game

    Getting Floats inside of Ascension
    1. Go to Tools/Advanced Poker
    2. You will want to make this Window its full size, so click on the expand button.
    3. In the largest text box Paste in all of your floats
    (Note) Ascension can only hold 331 floats at a time so in your text document you should Mark this location so you know where to start from when you are finished with your current floats.
    4. Under the text box you will see a drop down box that needs to be changed to floats.
    "at this point you need to have your game started on your xbox"
    5. hit Parse Values
    When you do this ascension will "getmem" from your xbox and put it inside of Ascension so you can edit them.

    Editing Floats
    (Remember, Modding an .xex can make ANYTHING change so remember to try a lot of different things. such as jumping, running, buying things or ANYTHING that you can do in the game.)

    (THIS IS THE DANGEROUS PART! SO BE CAREFUL!)

    I will give you an example of how I change these values in the most effective way...

    Example....
    Float Default = 0.001
    1. First i would change this to 0.01
    2. If nothing changes then i would change it to a higher number such as 5
    3. If still nothing changes i would change it to 0
    4. If still nothing changes i would change it to -1

    Remember once you have changed a value just hit poke to change it in real time.






    Part 6: Saving What you have Found

    WOW! you just found edited a value that made a positive or negative change to the game! We should save what we have found!

    First Make sure that you select your game you are editing!
    You can select your game in the top Left drop down box

    Please refer to this Picture for the following...
    [​IMG]

    Class; This is the main location of where your mod will be placed. This should have a name such as... Map, Scenery, Game, Audio, Danger

    Offset; This is the offset of the float that you edited. such as 0x82050204 (you can copy your offset by left clicking on the offset on the right. then you can paste it inside this offset box with Ctrl V)

    Name; This is the basic name of what your mod did such as Jump height, Running speed.

    Default Value; This is the Original value of the float

    Value Type; if you are editing floats (like in this tut) then set this to float. If you are editing something else such as a long, then set it to long.

    Description; This is anything and everything that someone might need to know when they are changing this value, such as what values they should change it to, or what happens when certain values are poked.

    When you have finished editing this it should look something like this...
    [​IMG]

    Then just hit Save/Add to List






    Part 7: Share What you Have Found

    Now that we saved what we have found we should give back to the community by letting everyone see what we found.
    to do this just go into your Ascension folder and go inside the Values folder. Copy over the .Val file of the game you were editing and email this file to...

    [email protected]

    DeadCanadian will review this file and will upload it to a server which will automatically be put inside of Everyone's ascension program.






    Thanks to
    Everyone who helped make Ascension
    Deadcanadian - For making the advanced poker
    Nathan - for creating xbdm
    Chrisco - For making this Tutorial
     
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    Good tut bro
     
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    Thanks for the share,,but I had to remove the program links that are considered warez(SDK,IDA, please see forum rule 2.0 )I will double check Ascension, but i think that one is ok for the public boards ;)
     
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    So what am I doing wrong if I don't find any floats in the xex?
     
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    I have the lastest dashlaunch installed and I don't want to overwrite it if I have to. Can I just add the xbdm.xex inside my freestyle folder? Thanks
     
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    same question here. Thx for this great tuts.
     
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    ok managed to get xbdm onto dashlaunch. I have installed sdk and xdk onto pc but it wont connect to xbox. Neither will ascension and I know I have done all the rest correct. Please can someone tell me where i am going wrong please. I really want to try real time modding. Oh the only way I have managed to connect the two is via flash fxp so I know it is possible to connect the 2. Please help!!
     
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    WTF? God knows how that happened. lol..try this http://www.xboxmb.co...r-rgh-jtag.html

    If all else fails head over to www.xboxmd.com and search in the jtag section.

    Sorry xpgamesaves. never usually go there but I did find the solution to how to start xex modding real time. There should be a section for this here because lots of people want to try to do this. So far I have just poked around and changed colours of water sky and stuff but eventually I will find something that matters. I have heard that you can use Artmoney for this so if anyone knows how please point me in the right direction
     

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