I just recently picked up a jtaged xbox, because I found a good deal where I live. This was probobly an impulsive move on my part though, as I know little to nothing of xbox mods. Almost all guides and information I'm finding online though is about how to burn games, and I got a taged system specifically so I could play them from a usb harddrive instead of burning them. I've yet to find any guides or tutorials that explain how to get games to play from my usb drive. The person I got this from gave me a breif explanation in person, but having some other referance would really help. I was also given some software to use. If anyone can tell me the purpose of these programs, I would be grateful. First; Xbox image browser. As I understand, once I have an .ISO, this will rip the needed files from it that I will want to put into a folder in my usb drive to play from (by finding the .xex file in xexmenu). Please correct me if this is wrong. Second; Swiss army knife. I have not used this yet, and don't know what this does at all. If it's used to format or partition drives, I already did that with paragon. Third; Something to the extent of 'XBOX360GAMEHACK'. I don't remember exactly what it was called, but it was flaged for a trojan by my anti virus (AVG) and was deleted. when I found another download online, AVG reacted the same way. As I understand, this is used to make some modification to the game files before use. Some clarification on this would really help. And this brings me to another question actually. The more I look online about this, the more and more I see people talk about AGB360 and having to patch or mod your games for safety reasons (ie stealth patching to prevent banning) Am I confusing this with something else, or getting something mixed up?? If I'm reading this all correctly, than none of this is actually necessary at all if you dont plan to take your system online (which I don't, ever). If I have this all wrong, please clarify If there is another step after ripping the files from the ISO that is actually necessary to get the game to work, please let me know. I would have done some more testing or playing around with this myself, but I havent gotten my hands on an ISO yet, which brings me to my last main issue I wanted to ask about; I know it is very frowned upon to go to boards like this and ask where to get ISOs. I'm not asking for ISOs. I'm just going to explain my situation, and maybe someone can give me some vague tips; I've had no problems finding what I need for my wii, or my portable systems, but I'm finding that decent torrents for 360 games are alot harder to come by and that sites such as [EDIT: was told not to mention site names] are just not practical at all if your not paying for a premium download service. Is there something I'm missing? Do I just need to look harder for torrents (I use scrapetorrent) or is it just random bad luck I'm having? VVVV Actually my highest priority question right now[below], I don't know why I asked it last Please tell me if this is just bad luck, or if there's something I need to do to get this to work. VVVV I've managed to finish 2 downloads for good games that I wanted, but I can't successfully extract the ISO for either one. I get something about a broken or currupt file every time and I'm left with ether an empty folder or a 30kb iso or something like that. I've tried with both winrar and 7zip. I've noticed a particular difference in these downloads from most other things I get from torrents (zipped or compressed I mean). In most cases I just get a large number of winrar files (I guess because I use winrar, would be 7zip files if you use that, but thats not my point) they're either numbered or not numbered, and I can just click on any one and unzip it w/o a problem. In the case of all the 360 games I've seen, I have about 30 unnumbered winrar files followed by a large number of numbered(starting from 30), non winrar files (my pc does not recognize the format). [I have three more games currantly downloading that also look just like this] EDIT: The numbered files have the same filename but are than numbered after the dot. For example, the following is what my assasins creed 2 download looks like; about 30 of these; "gs-ac2" followed by the numbered files that look like this; "gs-ac2.r##". i.e., the first few numbered ones look like; gs-ac2.r30, gs-ac2.r31, gs-ac2.r32, ect. and my pc would recognize the file types for those three as r30 file, r31 file and r32 file respectively. I don't know how much this helps, but that's as specific as I can get about this. /EDIT My question is, are 360 games zipped or compressed in a particularly different way from most other things? and does this have anything to do with why I can't extract the files from them? (ie, is there a specific way I need to extract them?) Or did I just get bad downloads? This is the main reason I posted. I'm hoping I can get these games that I already downloaded to work. If not, I think I'll just have the same problem with other games, because I can't find any downloads of just plain ISOs. Sorry for the super long post, I actually have just two more super quick questions; Assuming I get these to work and play from my usb drive (they are NTSC-U), will PAL and NTSC-J game also work in the same way? Can a JTAGed system play all regions? Also, what about XBOX(regular non-360) ISOs?? Can a JTAGed system play those off a usb drive? What do I need to know to play those? And that's it, lol again, sorry for super long post. any help would really be appriciated, especially if I can extract those ziped downloads. thanks in advance for all responses . . .