[TUTORIAL]Installing & Using DLC on RGH - *NOOB FRIENDLY*
The below is a quick guide for anyone who needs assistance with getting DLC working on their RGH. These steps also work on a JTAG.
First some tools you will need/want:
1. XM360 (v2.0d - latest version): https://rapidshare.com/files/662032754/xm360v2.0d.zip
2. 360 Content Manager (version 2.2): https://rapidshare.com/files/1425362...Manager_2.2.7z
3. FlashFXP (to FTP to your console): http://www.xbox360iso.com/flashfxp-4-2-t557812.html
4. ABGX (v1.0.6): https://rapidshare.com/files/3904857....0.6_setup.exe
*NOTE: This tutorial will not get into details on how to use FlashFXP or 360 Content Manager. These are pretty straight forward apps for use.
What do these tools do?
1. XM360 allows you to see your content, and manage it, content that it is aware of is: XBLA, DLC, Title Updates, and Game Saves.
- It allows you to unlock XBLA and DLC.- It allows you to sort XBLA by title, release date, rating, etc.2. 360 Content Manager:
- It allows you to launch XBLA titles
- It allows you to "backup" TUs to a separate directory that isn't subject to wiping by the 360.
- It allows you to delete content.
- It will produce "reports" of what content you have and what you are "missing."
- Browse 360 files on your PC by their real info, like game name and package title.3. FlashFXP: An FTP client which is useful for manually loading your DLC onto your RGH'd console.
- Unlock XBLA, DLC and Avatar files downloaded from Xbox Live.
- Upload files (XBLA, DLC, GOD, Avatar, Title Update) to your console over FTP with a single click. Files are automatically uploaded to the right folders.
- Drag and drop files to other applications, if you'd prefer to use your own FTP client.
- Organize a messy folder of downloaded content into 1 of many different directory styles. Restore the original filenames for XBLA and DLC files.
- View the MediaID of Title Updates and GODs so you can match them, and search JQE and XBUC for matching TUs.
- View the MediaID of ISO files. (Requires abgx360)
- View the MediaID of default.xex files.
- Browse your 360's hard drive directly, using FSD. This allows you to delete, unlock, edit and copy the contents of the 360's internal drive over the network.
4. ABGX - Check the ABGX website for all of the info....too much to post. Google, "XBox360 ABGX" and click on the first link.
There are two basic ways you can run DLC on your console. Below is a brief description of the main way (using an internal harddrive), and a link to Kazekage Gaara's tutorial on how to run DLC from a USB flashdrive.
1. Internal Harddrive:
DLC should be run from an internal harddrive whenever possible to avoid any issues with unlocking that DLC, as well as the need to setup a flashdrive for use with DLC as the folder structure needs to be created manually. To install DLC within your internal harddrive, either use 360 Content Manager and let it automatically load the content for you, or use FlashFXP to FTP the DLC to the following directory: HDD:\Content\0000000000000000\<GAME TITLE ID FOLDER>\00000002\<DLC FILE HERE> (Example using Batman Arkham City referenced below)
*NOTE: "HDD:\" is for internal harddrive.
Getting DLC Working:
If your DLC is not immediately working upon installing on your console, then there are three main reasons why:
1. DLC is NOT unlocked
2. Incorrect or non-existent Title Update (aka TU)
3. Incorrect launch.ini setting within DashLaunch
1. Unlocking DLC:
- Download XM360 referenced above and install it onto your console as Homebrew (if using FreeStyle Dash), or on your internal/external harddrive in your location of choice for easy execution within Xexmenu. (I personally run it from within FreeStyle Dash, aka FSD).
- Launch XM360
- Select "Rescan All", and run a scan (XM360 will scan your console for DLC, XBLA, TU's, and Gamesaves)
- Select "Show DLC"
- Then "Unlock DLC"
- XM360 will then unlock your DLC, and display a pop-up message advising the amount of DLC that has been unlocked
*NOTE: Some of your DLC and game Titles may appear within blue font with a message (No matching title is in the database)<----if you see this message, you will need to update your .csv files for both your dlc_titles and xbla_titles by doing the following:
1) Copy the \server\ folder from within the xm360 directory to the root of your PC harddrive (C:\)
2) Open up a command prompt within the C:\server\ directory by holding down shift and right-clicking to select "Open command window here"
3) Type XM360server.exe /X (to update XBLA) or XM360server.exe /D (to update DLC)
4) Copy your newly created .csv file(s) (they'll be in c:\server\ directory) to the XM360 directory within your 360
If you keep getting the error message :\\xbla_titles.csv not found, creating from scratch and it not creating the .csv's, open up xm360server.cfg and change the line #DEFINE_HDD1 = e:\temp\ to DEFINE_HDD1 = c:\server\
(If you want it to add other region XBLA/DLC, you need to type XM360server.exe /L xx-XX /X, where xx-XX can be found from your regions xbox.com website address (for example: en-GB is for the UK and ja-JP is Japan), it automatically scrapes the info from the US site)
This will cure the blue text and 'not in database' messages when in XM360 on your JTAG...
ALSO....if you have downloaded a file that is not being recognized within XM360, try to "Repair Filename" under "Show DLC", and then rescanning.
2. Title Updates:
Most, if not all, DLC requires a TU to work with the DLC you have downloaded. The majority of the forum members do an excellent job with including the required TU with the DLC (& XBLA) whenever posting. Either download the TU manually with the the included DLC (or from places like the JQE Marketplace, XBUC, etc.) and then install the TU manually via FTP or automatically using 360 Content Manager to the following location:
- Internal Harddriver: HDD:\Cache\<PLACE TU HERE>
- Flashdrive: USB:\Cache\<PLACE TU HERE> *NOTE: You will need to create and inject this folder directory manually into your flashdrive as you did with the DLC folder described above following the posted link.
If you are using FSD as your dashboard, allow it to download and install the TU for you. To do this, follow these steps:
- Navigate to your select game
- Press Y (to display the options menu)
- Navigate down to "Manage Title Updates"
- Press A
- Press Y again (FSD will download and install your TU)
- After it is finished downloading select the TU and press A to activate it
*NOTE: If FSD downloads more than 1 TU, ONLY activate the latest one. You DO NOT need to activate them all.
Also, at times you will be required to place your TU within a folder labeled "000B0000" if your TU has been downloaded manually and consists of a short filename similar to something like this: tu00000008_00000000
Then place the "000B0000" folder within the same directory as your DLC folder under the Title ID folder. (Example again using Batman Arkham City referenced below)
If you manually downloaded a long file name like this one, TU_1A581V7_000000C000000.0000000000183, then it should be placed within the Cache folder located at the root of your internal harddrive or within the one your created on your flashdrive.
3. DashLaunch Setting:
DashLaunch is an application installed onto your console which allows you to boot into a hacked dash like FSD and also provides you with the ability to tweak the nature in which your console behaves. DashLaunch has a settings file called launch.ini which sets the parameters of how your console behaves with this app installed. Within it is a setting called contpatch. If you have followed all of the steps above and your DLC still isn't working, and you have DashLaunch installed, you will need to locate your launch.ini file (in most cases it will be in the root of either your internal/external harddrive, but can also be placed within Flash Memory, BB MU or USB). Once located, you will need to transfer that file (using FTP or a flashdrive) to your PC and edit it within Notepad. If the setting contpatch does not exist within your launch.ini, do not add as it is already within it's default value of false. If contpatch = true is defined as a setting, change the value to false or remove the entry altogether. Save your file, copy onto your flashdrive or FTP to your console, and overwrite your existing launch.ini file. Rerun XM360, and then test your DLC.
If all of the above fails then confirm with the uploader the region for which the DLC is specified for use. DLC is not like a game, and is region specific. You will not be able to use PAL DLC on a NTSC game or vice versa. Make sure you download the DLC which matches the region of the game you are planning to play.
All credits goes to Dutch1576