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Author Topic: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out  (Read 3236 times)

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After playing the hideously fugly and awful Elevator Action update for PSN, I decided I wanted EA Returns on one of my consoles, preferably my Xbox HDD. Normal MAME and other emulators on the Xbox, last time I checked, can't emulate EAR.

But Taito Legends 2 has it on there, near flawless from what I can remember. Thing is, the full compilation about 650mb and my HDD is nearly full. Is it possible to open the file up, rip out all that extra crap, and just have EAR and maybe Metal Black in the ISO?

I have 7Zip which I've used to open ISOs before (Samurai Shodown emulation on PSP for example), but I've never tried anything with Xbox files.

Is it possible? What progs do I need? Is it as simple as busting it open, deleting and then zipping it back up again? Cheers. :)

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Re: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 11:03:58 am »
Normal MAME and other emulators on the Xbox, last time I checked, can't emulate EAR.
Perhaps you should double-check that.  I'm pretty sure it works in normal MAME.

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But Taito Legends 2 has it on there, near flawless from what I can remember. Thing is, the full compilation about 650mb and my HDD is nearly full.
Wait, are you referring to the hard drive on your XBox?

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I have 7Zip which I've used to open ISOs before (Samurai Shodown emulation on PSP for example), but I've never tried anything with Xbox files.

Is it possible? What progs do I need? Is it as simple as busting it open, deleting and then zipping it back up again?
ISOs do not generally work that way, no.  There aren't a lot of programs out there that can edit ISOs directly; the first one that comes to mind is ISO Master, but the free version is Linux-only.  (Do XBox disks even use the ISO9660 standard?)
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Re: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 11:13:24 am »
I'd actually just recommend replacing your XBox's hard disk wholesale. There should be plenty of tuts on xbox-scene to help with that. It's what I did to mine - five or six years ago, admittedly, but still - and having 120GB in there is wonderful.

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Re: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 11:49:11 am »
I am tempted to replace it, but I'd need to format it in a special way, and then transfer all the stuff that's on the old to my PC, and then from my PC to the new HDD. I might wait till it pack ins, but certainly my old Xbox is my go to machine for retro - screenshots for work are a doddle.

Got around it by putting the disc in the drive, booting XBMC and then manually copying specific folders over. Turns out over 300mb is useless videos!

I'm also tempted to replace some of the MAME rom folders on there with other games, just to see how they work.

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Re: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 01:42:12 pm »
Ah, but unless you replace the disk, you'll never be able to run Metal Wolf Chaos off of the hard drive, and really, that's something that everyone should experience at least once.

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Re: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 05:57:06 pm »
I'll second that I played Elevator Action Returns on my XBox.  No issues there.

Also, haven't gotten around to playing much of Metal Wolf Chaos, but the intro is insane.  Still haven't upgraded the HDD in my XBox, but I've survived to this point.  I'll get around to it eventually.
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Re: Possible to hack Taito Legends 2 for Xbox? I want to rip stuff out
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 10:11:15 am »
Ah, but unless you replace the disk, you'll never be able to run Metal Wolf Chaos off of the hard drive, and really, that's something that everyone should experience at least once.

I played it via disc. Are there improvements when you play it from your HDD? Of course it goes without saying that I loved it.

Otherwise, if they updated MAME, I'll have to look into that. Last I heard people were soldering more RAM into their units to improve compatibility. Problem as always is finding the damn things because they're always hidden away via FTP.