Resident Evil 5 DEMO thread (x360 only)

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#1 Edited by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -

The RE5 demo (Biohazard 5) will be up tonite around 4-5 am (eastern time) on Live

Players - 1-2 (Online co-op)

http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/campaign/bh5/

You need a Japanese Gold account for this, if you need some help and heres how you can get it.

  1. Go here: http://www.passport.net
  2. Sign up a new account, Click, "No, sign me up for a free MSN Hotmail e-mail address"
  3. Pick JAPAN for your country, Pick Tokyo-to as your Prefecture, 150-2345 for your zipcode
  4. Keep going, and then have it set you up with a @hotmail.com address.
  5. Go to your 360, and create a new profile. Log in using your hotmail address on your 360, and it should set it to Japan.
  6. If this is less than your 4th trial account you get gold free, so select yes when it asks you. and if you already made more than 4 accounts, you have to wait a week


Okay for people having trouble - 


 download the five rar parts
- extraxt them
- this will get you one (1!) folder named "content"
- burn this folder to a cd
- insert cd into 360, it will show up as "mixed media"
- navigate to "my xbox", "demos"
- click & play!


#2 Edited by Weltal (2272 posts) -

That's pretty awesome. Thanks for the info. *Goes to watch Resident Evil: Degeneration*

#3 Posted by VitaminWaterYum (381 posts) -

Damnit, I read 4-5 am as 4-5pm eastern time tonite :(


Needless to say, I can't wait

#4 Posted by pause422 (6169 posts) -

Wont the demo be in Japanese though?

#5 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3089 posts) -
pause422 said:
"Wont the demo be in Japanese though?"
Okay, here's what you need to know. Shoot zombies but not really zombies in the face. A lot of them are black so you must be in Africa. If you see a parasite thingie come out of a dude's face KILL IT WITH FIRE!

How's that translation?
#6 Posted by pause422 (6169 posts) -

I mean figuring out what is what, if I try to play this in co-op with a friend smart ass. I'm not gonna just know what thing on the menu is that.

#7 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
pause422 said:
"I mean figuring out what is what, if I try to play this in co-op with a friend smart ass. I'm not gonna just know what thing on the menu is that."
Ninja Gaiden 2 demo had english menus. 
and even if its in japanese, theres gonna be basically 2-3 options on the title screen (start game, co-op, options)
#8 Posted by Webby (720 posts) -

Its out!

#9 Posted by Weltal (2272 posts) -

After playing the demo I can safely say, yeah, that feel alot like RE4. That's not really a bad thing, of course. The partner mechanic seems kinda neat and if it weren't a Japanese demo(Although the demo itself is in English) I'd try it out with a real friend rather than an AI.

#10 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Oh man. I can't believe people are playing Resident Evil 5 right now. :(

#11 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

I had already made a Japanese account in advance, but alas, my brother has already put us over the three-gold-trial limit. If anyone here would be gracious enough to allow me to recover your temporary Japanese tag onto my 360 and download the demo, well--I'd nominate you for sainthood. I'm just that kind of guy.

Looks great, nonetheless.

#12 Posted by John (828 posts) -

For as much as I would love to play the demo, I think I can wait. US demo should be coming soon right?

#13 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

I played it, and without a Japanese account. It's actually very easy, but I'm not really allowed to say much here, even though Microsoft says it's fully within the terms of use considering it doesn't violate any of their restrictions. I'll just keep it down to saying it involved my normal, unmodded Xbox, something we all learned from the GH3 demo, and someone happening to mention it on NeoGaf (with a mod's permission, no less).

The demo is amazing, and I couldn't anymore excited for the game.

#14 Posted by pause422 (6169 posts) -

Would they really release a demo for the US for a game that is not coming out for several months? Usually at the most demos hit the month the game is coming out, or barely  a few weeks before. It would just seem odd to get it in the next week or so, with the game still being off until March.

#15 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
#16 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -

^^^

No, you dont need a moded 360 for it. its legal
#18 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
sarkeen said:
"Unreal_dro said:
"The demo is amazing.
Okay for people having trouble - 


 download the five rar parts
- extraxt them
- this will get you one (1!) folder named "content"
- burn this folder to a cd
- insert cd into 360, it will show up as "mixed media"
- navigate to "my xbox", "demos"
- click & play!

"
What kind of CD?

Edit: NVM I found it.
"
any kind. regular cds take longer to load, dvd's load faster
#19 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Maybe it's just vestiges of RE4 Wii in me, but Chris seems clunkier to control.
Other than that, this is exactly what I expected. Good shit.

#20 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

Ack at my accidental quote of my own post. Bizarre!

Anyway, yeah, I'm loving it. It took a moment to grasp the controls again, as I, too, had last played RE4 on the Wii prior to this. After a playthrough or two of the demo, I couldn't love the new scheme any more. The strafing is brilliant--excellent addition.

#22 Posted by William (441 posts) -

I can't get it to work.

When i create a Japanese account it says "Cannot download in your current location" when i try to download it.
When i try the CD method, it doesn't work.

Oh well, i'll wait.

#23 Edited by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
William said:
"I can't get it to work.

When i create a Japanese account it says "Cannot download in your current location" when i try to download it.
When i try the CD method, it doesn't work.

Oh well, i'll wait."
The CD part is simple. i walked my friend through it, and he never did any of this before.

simple steps - 

- After you download all 5 parts from the link, put them all in the SAME folder in your computer and ONLY extract the first one.

- the extraction will give you a folder called "content", just burn that FOLDER into a disc.

- Put the Disc into the 360 (it'll come up as a Mixed media disc), while the disc is in your 360, go to your demo section and itll be there.
#24 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -
Unreal_dro said:
"The demo is amazing.
Okay for people having trouble - 


 download the five rar parts
- extraxt them
- this will get you one (1!) folder named "content"
- burn this folder to a cd
- insert cd into 360, it will show up as "mixed media"
- navigate to "my xbox", "demos"
- click & play!

"
good sir, I'm going to give you the blowjob of your life.
#25 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
clubsandwich said:
"Unreal_dro said:
"The demo is amazing.
Okay for people having trouble - 


 download the five rar parts
- extraxt them
- this will get you one (1!) folder named "content"
- burn this folder to a cd
- insert cd into 360, it will show up as "mixed media"
- navigate to "my xbox", "demos"
- click & play!

"
good sir, I'm going to give you the blowjob of your life."
ill take a rain check on that
#26 Posted by klonoa (7 posts) -

The Demo with controller type D feels quite American.
So far the game is really nice. Feels a lot like RE4, which I think is a good thing.

#27 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I wish the aiming was more nimble, like Dead Space. Chris is just too damn slow.

#28 Edited by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
TeflonBilly said:
"I wish the aiming was more nimble, like Dead Space. Chris is just too damn slow."
put the sensitivity on "fastest." thats what i did right after i died on the hammer dude. and then it felt alot more comfortable.
even on "fastest", its slow. buts its supposed to be like that, cause i guess that adds to the horror element (thats why you cant move and shoot).

i dont like how people think limiting the controls actually "add" tension, but what ever. i guess you wouldnt be "scared" if i could control chris as fast and smooth as Marcus fenix and run through zombies. 
#29 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

I'm a huge fan of Resident Evil 4, but I was still underwhelmed by the demo. The presentation is top notch and the game will probably be great, but seriously, everything apart from the graphics, the AI and the Co-Op is actually worse than Resident Evil 4.
The new item management is absolutely useless in combat situations. Maybe they were aiming for realism, but it's just bad.

Co-Op is great and all, but they really, really, really need to tweak the controls and item/partner management. Maybe enter some sort of slow motion mode whenever you're in a menu? Freely mappable buttons? Neat demo, but the general reception in the gaming community shows that there's definatly work to be done before this is released.

#30 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

So, does the CD method works good? I haven't tried it because I'm scared it may fuck my X360. D: Has anyone tried it?

#31 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

It works fine. I burned it on a dvd though since that's all I had lying around.

#32 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

I actually liked it , I can not wait to buy the full version on March

#33 Posted by William (441 posts) -
Unreal_dro said:
"William said:
"I can't get it to work.

When i create a Japanese account it says "Cannot download in your current location" when i try to download it.
When i try the CD method, it doesn't work.

Oh well, i'll wait."
The CD part is simple. i walked my friend through it, and he never did any of this before.

simple steps - 

- After you download all 5 parts from the link, put them all in the SAME folder in your computer and ONLY extract the first one.

- the extraction will give you a folder called "content", just burn that FOLDER into a disc.

- Put the Disc into the 360 (it'll come up as a Mixed media disc), while the disc is in your 360, go to your demo section and itll be there.
"
What program are you using to burn it?
#34 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1695 posts) -
Unreal_dro said:
"The demo is amazing.
Okay for people having trouble - 


 download the five rar parts
- extraxt them
- this will get you one (1!) folder named "content"
- burn this folder to a cd
- insert cd into 360, it will show up as "mixed media"
- navigate to "my xbox", "demos"
- click & play!

"

thanks, got it to work
Online
#35 Posted by Verdugo (2001 posts) -
#36 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -

I need help with the rar files, I have all of them downloaded but there isn't an option to extract them and message box says I need to select a program from a list to open it. HELP!

#37 Posted by Fantastical (94 posts) -

I really enjoyed the demo and can't wait. I got used to the controls and I ended up having a great time even though I couldn't beat the stupid chainsaw guy.

#38 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -

Never mind I figured it out, I need to download WinRAR to extract the files.

#39 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -

Word of caution to people who do the disk download thing, make sure to disconnect yourself from Xbox Live when playing the Demo just incase MS decides to start banning people.

#40 Posted by Bill_Hickz (51 posts) -

OMG wasnt expecting these graphics. I actually like the controls, and this is coming from someone that just clocked gears2 on insane, RE5 gives you shit all ammo so you want your shots to count which adds to thrills. It feels oddly refreshing and old school japanese horror at the same time, with the best shotgun body reaction ive ever seen. And noone got banned during the GH3 demo downloads, this is legal. I played it off a disk and i dont have a modded xbox, I don't see why people would get banned for playing a demo thats supposed to get you to buy their game...which it totally does.

#41 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
DARKIDO07 said:
"Word of caution to people who do the disk download thing, make sure to disconnect yourself from Xbox Live when playing the Demo just incase MS decides to start banning people."
lol.
Theyre not gonna ban you for playing a demo. Demos are like commercials
#42 Posted by TomA (2531 posts) -

Kool beans,me wanty,tommorow me will getty!!!!!!

#43 Posted by Dovey (161 posts) -

CD Method works fine make sure you are burning as data disc as well

#44 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

I couldn't get any of my CD's or DVD's to actually work. And every burning program out there other than Nero is useless... So I didn't get it to work. On the upside I now have the option to purchase Puyo Pop fever or someshit. And I got 112 mb's of free content for a stupid dating sim I think.

#45 Posted by BritishMiracle (3 posts) -

ok so i burnt a disk, but my xbox has a hard time reading disks sumtimes

my question is will this have an effect cause the disk is just a CD-R plus its only 700mb and the folder "Content" is a 702mb file (aint that a bitch!)
it wrote the file onto it and said it was succesful but i cant help but think is it cos my xbox is rubbish or coz that extra 2mb might be missing

also, im trying to load the cd whalst the dashboard is displaying the open tray tab in "my xbox" could sum1 explain how the message will look here once
the disk is loaded? cause it keeps saying "open tray" everytime i try to load it due to my xbox being a bag of shit,.... well,... a box of shit.

my final question is, if i tryed to download the demo thru the japanese account i have and was succsessful in downloading it but to late because
capcom put the region lock on,... so now i have the demo on my harddrive,... then i try to play the disk ive burned the demo onto,...
should i delete the japanese version of the demo before trying the disk method???

any help would be gr8tly appreciated

BritishMiracle

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dont ask why im a miracle, i just fucking am ok!,...

#46 Posted by BritishMiracle (3 posts) -

why was my post deleted??

i asked 3 questions.

1 if ure xbox doesnt read disk too good is there a chance it wont read the writen CD?
2 what will it say if it does read the disk? (on the 1st tab of "my xbox")
3 if i already have the demo from a japanese account but want to use the disk method, should i delete the japanese demo 1st?

please dont delete my post this time i just need answers as ive already spend 5 hours trying to get the demo
and im fed up now,... i just want it.

#47 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -
BritishMiracle said:
"why was my post deleted??

i asked 3 questions.

1 if ure xbox doesnt read disk too good is there a chance it wont read the writen CD?
2 what will it say if it does read the disk? (on the 1st tab of "my xbox")
3 if i already have the demo from a japanese account but want to use the disk method, should i delete the japanese demo 1st?

please dont delete my post this time i just need answers as ive already spend 5 hours trying to get the demo
and im fed up now,... i just want it."
Your post is still there, it didnt get deleted.
since the file is 702 mb and your disk is 700.....youll probably need a bigger disc (or a DVD).

its not your xbox's fault, if it says "open tray" after you entered the disc, its probably because theres some files missing and the xbox cant read it.

It should say "Mixed Media" disc on the tray.

If you have the Japanese demo......why cant you just play that? and yeah, you might have to delete it because The Disc contains the same demo thats on the Marketplace, so the xbox might confuse both of them.

#48 Posted by Duckbutter (412 posts) -

how are you fuckin pimps that are makin Japanese accounts gettin past the Region Code bullshit when tryin to play the demo?

#49 Posted by GmLx (58 posts) -
#50 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

fucking sweet demo, I loved the fact that there's barely any ammo, I actually approve this Resident Evil.

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