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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:00 AM Edited by -zerox-, 11 May 2010 - 06:34 PM.

This is a guide how to load a savegame if you've lost your XLive account for the savegame(s).
I won't be responsible if you mess up something with your computer.
(This guide is not for newbies)


EDIT: UPDATED GUIDE HERE: http://xliveaf.co.cc/

If you are not sure how to do this, or you don't understand some step, watch this video.




1. Download a hexeditor and install it. Example: Hex Workshop

2. Write down the "E0xxxxxxx" code from your savegame folder which ones XLive account you've lost.

3. Create a new XLive account.

4. Go to "C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive\Content\E0xxxxxxxxx\FFFE07D1\00010000" (If you can't go to there, turn hidden folders to visible)

5. There you will find a one file, open it with the hexeditor.

6. Find following lines: user posted image


(http://img206.images.../hexeditmp0.jpg)

7. Now replace the underlined lines with the code you wrote down at step 2.
(Notice the upper line, it is writed backwards)

8. If you can't find the lines, it's the same code that the Xlive account has (shown in the video).

9. Save the file you edited.

10. Rename the following file and folders with the code you wrote down at step 2:

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive\Content\E0xxxxxxxxxx

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive\Content\E0xxxxxxxxxx\FFFE07D1\00010000\E0xxxxxx (the file you hexedited)

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive\Content\E0xxxxxxxxxx\FFFE07D1\00010000\E0xxxxxxxxxx_MountPt (leave the "_MountPt" at the end, don't remove it)

10. If your old savegames aren't already in the folder where they should be, copy them to "C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames"

11. Play smile.gif

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:30 PM

Holy sh*t! IT WORKS!

Thank you my friend! THANK YOU! biggrin.gif

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:33 PM

Bookmarked. Thanks buddy! icon14.gif

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (Sombrero @ Dec 21 2008, 12:30)
Holy sh*t! IT WORKS!

Thank you my friend! THANK YOU! biggrin.gif

I'm glad it worked! smile.gif

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 10:40 PM

Thank You very much.

I was trying to play online and lost my offline profile and I was so close to finishing the story,
been looking for a solution for days.

This 100% works

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:04 PM

Nice one mate. My Live account is fine but this is handy to know in case anything weird happens somewhere down the line. icon14.gif

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:11 AM

Thanks for the guide, but I have a problem...

When I open the corresponding file with the hexeditor, I'm not able to find the lines that you mentioned in your guide. I followed the steps carefully, but something's wrong with it.

I'd really appreciate your help.

Thxs

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (avenged7xuy @ Dec 22 2008, 04:11)
Thanks for the guide, but I have a problem...

When I open the corresponding file with the hexeditor, I'm not able to find the lines that you mentioned in your guide. I followed the steps carefully, but something's wrong with it.

I'd really appreciate your help.

Thxs

Which file you were trying to open? Post a screenshot so I can see.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 12:11 PM

hello
excused me but has what corresponds the first line underlined and therefore with what I must replace it

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:21 PM Edited by avenged7xuy, 22 December 2008 - 03:47 PM.

QUOTE (-zerox- @ Dec 22 2008, 11:43)
QUOTE (avenged7xuy @ Dec 22 2008, 04:11)
Thanks for the guide, but I have a problem...

When I open the corresponding file with the hexeditor, I'm not able to find the lines that you mentioned in your guide. I followed the steps carefully, but something's wrong with it.

I'd really appreciate your help.

Thxs

Which file you were trying to open? Post a screenshot so I can see.

Don't worry. I tried again today and it worked! I just had to find the corresponding lines to my E0xxxxxxxxx file. They're different for every LIVE profile.

Thanks a lot for the guide!

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:13 PM Edited by -zerox-, 22 December 2008 - 04:16 PM.

QUOTE (billyboy889 @ Dec 22 2008, 12:11)
hello
excused me but has what corresponds the first line underlined and therefore with what I must replace it

You need to replace them with the E0xxxxxxxxxxxx code from the savegames you are trying to get working. (You can find the code from the ...\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\user_ e0xxxxxxxxxxxx )

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 01:59 PM Edited by PiotreX, 26 December 2008 - 05:35 PM.

Hello smile.gif
I have problem with Game for Windows Account sad.gif I create it in game menu by pressing Home and create a new offline account After I fix the file and rename all folder and file, Game for Windows won't see this edited account sad.gif I done everything what was written before. Someone can help me ?

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (PiotreX @ Dec 26 2008, 13:59)
Hello smile.gif
I have problem with Game for Windows Account sad.gif I create it in game menu by pressing Home and create a new offline account After I fix the file and rename all folder and file, Game for Windows won't see this edited account sad.gif What done everything what was written before. Someone can help me ?

I have the same problem, i'm pretty sure that i have followed the steps exactly. When i click on start it's asking me if i want to create an account.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 05:38 PM Edited by PiotreX, 26 December 2008 - 05:41 PM.

Maybe it's all about version of Game for Windows ? I downloaded the newest version and it still don't work confused.gif . I will try to install older version if it possible.


I searched the windows registry, but there is nothing in there sad.gif . Damn... I don't know what to do sad.gif I have 55% of the game completed sad.gif

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 05:44 PM

Does this method allow you to play multiplayer? If not, then Rick's method of copying a single xlive.dll file to your GTA IV directory works much better and you can play any savegame you wish.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:39 PM

Short question regarding the HEX editing. When editing my result looks like this:

user posted image

In the short manual above it is mentioned that the left key should be in reverse. This is not the case when I'm editing it. Also when I start GTA like this, it doesn't recognize the "Games for Windows" account and asks me to create a new one.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

zware find the right line to modify, is not that one. make sure that your program's window looks exactly the same.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:19 PM Edited by -zerox-, 28 December 2008 - 10:30 PM.

If your account disappears after hexediting, make sure you edited both of the lines and also renamed the file and folders which I listed in the first post.

QUOTE (zware unit @ Dec 28 2008, 16:39)
Short question regarding the HEX editing. When editing my result looks like this:



In the short manual above it is mentioned that the left key should be in reverse. This is not the case when I'm editing it. Also when I start GTA like this, it doesn't recognize the "Games for Windows" account and asks me to create a new one.


user posted image

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:35 AM

Which line do I modify?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:06 AM

All I can do is applaud Rockstar here for making another completely run-of-the-mill task incredibly and unnecessarily complicated. suicidal.gif

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:03 AM

Bro you are the dam freakn man, it works biggrin.gif
I love you work bro biggrin.gif !!!!!!!

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:38 AM

Excellent guide! Helped me get my savegames from Windows XP into Windows 7 beta. Thanks a lot!

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:44 AM

Thanks for the guide.

However, for some reason after following all the instructions and attempting to load a game, it gives the "Load failed. Please check hard drive and try again." error. That's normally what one gets when trying to load saves on a different account than which they were made. Isn't the purpose of this method to change the ID of your account so any saves would work?

Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:18 AM

Ugh, Im about to pull my hair out.

So all I want to do is take my saves from my XLive account, and load them into my other Offline account. I don't understand why it's still not working even with this guide! I mean, surely there couldn't be anything different from going Xlive > Xlive (offline) as opposed to Xlive > Xlive. Other people are even able to go Offline > Online.

Any help or ideas?

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE (Corgi @ Dec 29 2008, 15:06)
All I can do is applaud Rockstar here for making another completely run-of-the-mill task incredibly and unnecessarily complicated. suicidal.gif

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

user posted image

Yeah..so i have maybe the same problem as others.I don't know which line to edit, i tried one time and i failed.I selected the whole line which in edited myself and on where i thought it would be.

Any tips are much appreciated..like drawing some arrows on the screen shot to point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance!

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

Thanks a lot works perfect!! you give me one month of my life back!!
I thought saving the savegames is enough.
1000 times thank you.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:50 PM Edited by Vate, 20 January 2009 - 08:42 PM.

Will this disable multiplayer?

I'm trying to transfer savegames from my offline account to online and I want to play multiplayer too.

E: Thank you very much, it worked! I can even play multiplayer! smile.gif

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:25 AM

a BIG thumbs up to -zerox-...This bloody actually works!

Just installed GTA IV on my nice shiny new PC and didn't fancy the prospect of playing the game over again (not yet anyway).

I'd reached just over 95%, so this solution is a god send.

Thanks once again.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

Nice guide man....




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