I seriously need help!

#1 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -

This is just an utter disaster; I transferred my Dark Souls save onto an USB Flash Drive and then put that Flash Drive in my computer, since I wanted to see if it was possible to download Dark Souls saves and characters online, just for the fun of it. I then found a save, put it in the Flash Drive and then back into my Xbox 360.
 I then did all the configuration of the device and it said okay, but when I opened the contents of the Flash Drive, it doesn't detect any of my saves at all.
 
Horrified, I tried to take out and insert the device again, but my Xbox says that the Flash Drive includes 0 kb -- meaning none.
 
Any ideas what to do?

#2 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

Don't mess with save data.

#3 Posted by Buscemi (1106 posts) -

My condolences.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6966 posts) -

You fucked with Microsoft and they fucked you right back.

#5 Posted by Gravier251 (217 posts) -

hmm, all the configuration again? Don't suppose part of that involved formatting it again? Would explain the 0kb on it. From what I vaguely recall with toying around with 360 saves in the past they store them on the usb in a set somewhat compressed way, so you need a program to actually access and modify them. Manually putting a file found online in, without all the proper steps of putting it within that may have made the 360 figure it is wrong/not 360 complient so gone ahead and formatted it for you again ready for use. Which would mean that everything that was on that usb drive is gone i'm afraid :(.

It has been a long time since I looked into it, someone might have better info than me.

#6 Posted by bighat_logan (182 posts) -

Yeah, don't do that.

#7 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -

Gosh darn it..

#8 Edited by Finstern (641 posts) -

Xbox 360 save files are stored in a "CON" file without any extensions, each CON file is digitally signed to your Gamertag, if the signatures don't match the xbox simply does not display them and pretends like nothing is there. If you toyed with your save file or your pc changed them in anyway you need to resign them to your Gamertag.

There are numerous pieces of software for doing this but it involves copying your gamertag onto the usb, using a special piece of software to access the part of the usb it is stored to, copying it off that partition, opening your Gamertag, finding your signature, copying it into your save files using the CON Resigner (hint!) and inject your saves back into the partition of your USB the xbox reads.

#9 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -
@Finstern said:

Xbox 360 save files are stored in a "CON" file without any extensions, each CON file is digitally signed to your Gamertag, if the signatures don't match the xbox simply does not display them and pretends like nothing is there. If you toyed with your save file or your pc changed them in anyway you need to resign them to your Gamertag.

There are numerous pieces of software for doing this but it involves copying your gamertag onto the usb, using a special piece of software to access the part of the usb it is stored to, copying it off that partition, opening your Gamertag, finding your signature, copying it into your save files using the CON Resigner (hint!) and inject your saves back into the partition of your USB the xbox reads.

But there was no .con when I moved the save over the USB drive and then opened the folder on my pc..
#10 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -

Has anyone any other suggestions?

#11 Posted by Tackchevy (264 posts) -

New pyromancer character?

#12 Posted by Bocam (3716 posts) -

@Popskinz: Do what told you to do.

#13 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Yep, sounds like Dark Souls.

#14 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -
@Bocam said:

@Popskinz: Do what @Finstern told you to do.

I guess it's worth trying.
#15 Posted by Bocam (3716 posts) -

@Popskinz: Also, use Modio

#16 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

Sounds like you must have reformatted the stick to get the file on from your computer.

#17 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -
@MikkaQ said:

Sounds like you must have reformatted the stick to get the file on from your computer.

Yeah well I'm always forced to use formatting.
#18 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

@Popskinz said:

@MikkaQ said:

Sounds like you must have reformatted the stick to get the file on from your computer.

Yeah well I'm always forced to use formatting.

Then the data on the stick is lost. The xbox sticks are specially formatted, PCs can't read them without specific software, it probably just erased everything and made it FAT32 when you tried to move the file over.

#19 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -
@MikkaQ said:

@Popskinz said:

@MikkaQ said:

Sounds like you must have reformatted the stick to get the file on from your computer.

Yeah well I'm always forced to use formatting.

Then the data on the stick is lost. The xbox sticks are specially formatted, PCs can't read them without specific software, it probably just erased everything and made it FAT32 when you tried to move the file over.

Could you please elaborate? :)
#20 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

Oh dear. Anything with the words "Just for fun" never end well with Dark Souls. I once thought I'd check through a fog door "Just for fun". Nek minit I was being eaten and lost 30K souls.

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