Quantcast
Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
    1. Welcome to GTAForums!

    1. GTANet.com

    1. GTA Online

      1. The Cayo Perico Heist
      2. Find Lobbies & Players
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Vehicles
      5. Content Creator
      6. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Online

      1. Frontier Pursuits
      2. Find Lobbies & Outlaws
      3. Help & Support
    3. Crews

    1. Red Dead Redemption 2

      1. PC
      2. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Redemption

    1. Grand Theft Auto Series

    2. GTA VI

      1. St. Andrews Cathedral
    3. GTA V

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    4. GTA IV

      1. The Lost and Damned
      2. The Ballad of Gay Tony
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Help & Support
    5. GTA San Andreas

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    6. GTA Vice City

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    7. GTA III

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    8. Portable Games

      1. GTA Chinatown Wars
      2. GTA Vice City Stories
      3. GTA Liberty City Stories
    9. Top-Down Games

      1. GTA Advance
      2. GTA 2
      3. GTA
    1. GTA Mods

      1. GTA V
      2. GTA IV
      3. GTA III, VC & SA
      4. Tutorials
    2. Red Dead Mods

      1. Documentation
    3. Mod Showroom

      1. Scripts & Plugins
      2. Maps
      3. Total Conversions
      4. Vehicles
      5. Textures
      6. Characters
      7. Tools
      8. Other
      9. Workshop
    4. Featured Mods

      1. Design Your Own Mission
      2. OpenIV
      3. GTA: Underground
      4. GTA: Liberty City
      5. GTA: State of Liberty
    1. Rockstar Games

    2. Rockstar Collectors

    1. Off-Topic

      1. General Chat
      2. Gaming
      3. Technology
      4. Movies & TV
      5. Music
      6. Sports
      7. Vehicles
    2. Expression

      1. Graphics / Visual Arts
      2. GFX Requests & Tutorials
      3. Writers' Discussion
      4. Debates & Discussion
    3. Gangs

    1. Announcements

    2. Support

    3. Suggestions

GUIDE: Loading savegame, when XLive account gone


-zerox-

Recommended Posts

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.imageshack.us/img206/3187/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

Edited by -zerox-
Link to post
Share on other sites
LamingtonMan

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
avenged7xuy

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
avenged7xuy

 

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!

Edited by avenged7xuy
Link to post
Share on other sites

 

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)

Edited by -zerox-
Link to post
Share on other sites

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 ?

Edited by PiotreX
Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by PiotreX
Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

 

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

Edited by -zerox-
Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Link to post
Share on other sites
All I can do is applaud Rockstar here for making another completely run-of-the-mill task incredibly and unnecessarily complicated. suicidal.gif

+1

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

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!

Link to post
Share on other sites
consulweyer

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Edited by Vate
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 1 User Currently Viewing
    0 members, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using GTAForums.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.