So now you've installed XKEY on your xbox. Congratulations! There's only a few XKEY users in Malaysia. They should ditch the use of DVD in Xbox especially V3.0 disc as its always have problems with them.
Here I'm gonna teach you the basics of using Xkey.
Getting the game ISO file
First get your games iso. ISO is a disc image file, it is basically a whole disc in a single file. You can get your games iso by downloading them from the internet at these site:
Xbox360 iso files ranging from 5GB to 8GB per disc. So you will have to download about 100 small rar files, then extract them to a single iso file. Don't worry about the whole extracting process as WINRAR will do it for you, make sure you have this software installed.
Also, please remember that your Xbox can only play NTSC games, so make sure not to download PAL games.
The second way to get ISO file is by extracting them from the game disc itself. Buy a Xbox360 game disc (pirated one), pop them into your PC, and hope that your PC can read them as DVD video. If your PC can't read those disc, probably your disc is corrupted. Send them back to the shop and hopefully they'll replace with a working one.
The problem with Xbox360 V3.0 pirated disc is that they're extremely fragile because of the cheap media disc that they're using. That's why newer V3.0 games usually get crash in-game.
So once you get the disc working (it should appear as a DVD video), download this firmware: IMGBURN
This is a image making and burning software. It's a really good software and it's free.
On Imgburn main menu, just click on [Create Image File From Disc]. Set your output destination, and click on the big disc icon below. Once the extraction is complete, you'll get yourself a game ISO file.
Prepare your external USB HDD
Your external can be in any format, but NTFS is better as it is much faster read than FAT.
On the root or your HDD, create a new folder [GAMES]. This is where you put your game iso files. Xkey will not read an iso that is not in this [GAMES] folder.
It is better to put each game in its own folder, but make sure it is in the [GAMES] folder.
If the game have multi iso, put all of those isos in a single folder. Name them, and put the game folder in the [GAMES] folder on the root of your HDD.
Set up all your Xbox360 wires. Don't turn them on yet.
Power up your external HDD. If you're using a 2.5 hdd that use 2 USB socket (one for data and one
for power), DO NOT use the Xbox360 USB as the power. Use a USB adapter instead.
|3.5 HDD using power adapter.|
|You can remove the Xkey USB socket but don't remove the thin cable.|
Turn on your Xbox360 using power button.
On the main dashboard, press A to open the tray.
Your tray WILL NOT open, instead the menu on-screen will close it automatically, and then it will come up as [MIXED MEDIA DISC].
Go to [apps] > [My apps] > [Picture Viewer] > [Current Disc]
This [current disc] is your [Games] folder in your external HDD.
Here, select your game, press A, and wait until it says [Press eject to load]
Press B to go back to main dashboard.
Press Y to eject disc. It will automatically closed on-screen and will load the game.
If [Mixed media disc] wont show up, reset your xbox and check your HDD USB connection. Remember, DO NOT CONNECT YOUR HDD WHILE XBOX IS TURNED ON!
After you're done playing, just eject the disc by pressing Y button. And it will come up again as [mixed media disc]. You can choose the other game or turn it off.
DO NOT eject using the eject tray button at the console. All Xkey operation must use your controller.
Multi disc game/ changing disc in-game
When the game ask for disc change, just press [GUIDE] button on your controller.
Select [Media] > [picture viewer] > [Current disc]
Select your game folder and the iso file that you need. Press [GUIDE] button again to return to your game.
Play using disc
Press eject button on the console to power on your xbox to go to Passthrough Mode. With this you can use your game disc as normal like before.
For a complete user manual of Xkey, you can view it here:
If you still don't understand, feel free to ask me here, via SMS, or my Facebook page here: