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Old 02-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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USB Trick explanation?

Hey Guys,

i've read something about the so called "usb trick" for the hardcore mode, but actually dont get how it work. could someone PLEASE explain it to me step by step how this works and what i need to do?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Very simple, provided it isn't patched. Worst case scenario is to clear cache and play completely offline.
  1. Start Hardcore.
  2. Reach a checkpoint.
  3. Save and quit.
  4. Go to dashboard, and then to storage.
  5. Copy Hardcore checkpoint save to USB.
  6. Continue playing.
  7. Reach a new checkpoint, repeat steps 3 to 6.
  8. Die before reaching a new one? Copy old checkpoint save back to hard drive, or other storage device you are using. Continue from step two.
I would not use cloud, personally.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Very simple, provided it isn't patched. Worst case scenario is to clear cache and play completely offline.
  1. Start Hardcore.
  2. Reach a checkpoint.
  3. Save and quit.
  4. Go to dashboard, and then to storage.
  5. Copy Hardcore checkpoint save to USB.
  6. Continue playing.
  7. Reach a new checkpoint, repeat steps 3 to 6.
  8. Die before reaching a new one? Copy old checkpoint save back to hard drive, or other storage device you are using. Continue from step two.
I would not use cloud, personally.
sounds easy to me, thank you

so "save and quit" wont let me loose any story progress if proceed on a checkpoint? (how do i know i reached a checkpoint? sorry if this sounds stupid)
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #5
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Very simple, provided it isn't patched. Worst case scenario is to clear cache and play completely offline.
  1. Start Hardcore.
  2. Reach a checkpoint.
  3. Save and quit.
  4. Go to dashboard, and then to storage.
  5. Copy Hardcore checkpoint save to USB.
  6. Continue playing.
  7. Reach a new checkpoint, repeat steps 3 to 6.
  8. Die before reaching a new one? Copy old checkpoint save back to hard drive, or other storage device you are using. Continue from step two.
I would not use cloud, personally.
That's the only annoying part about the entire thing but other than that it saves you a lot of stress!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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Very simple, provided it isn't patched. Worst case scenario is to clear cache and play completely offline.
  1. Start Hardcore.
  2. Reach a checkpoint.
  3. Save and quit.
  4. Go to dashboard, and then to storage.
  5. Copy Hardcore checkpoint save to USB.
  6. Continue playing.
  7. Reach a new checkpoint, repeat steps 3 to 6.
  8. Die before reaching a new one? Copy old checkpoint save back to hard drive, or other storage device you are using. Continue from step two.
I would not use cloud, personally.
Thank's for this nice step-by-step. Why would you not use cloud?
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #7
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Thank's for this nice step-by-step. Why would you not use cloud?
Reports of it auto-overwriting certain files and loading those instead. I've never used it myself as well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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Reports of it auto-overwriting certain files and loading those instead. I've never used it myself as well.
Okay, thanks for the info. I'll stick with a flash drive.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #9
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So is the same method that i used for medal of honor: warfighter..... very good even if i was expeting a more challenging road fo 1000g......
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #10
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Can it be any Flash drive or does it have to be the Xbox 360 brand one? Also, if you can SAVE and quit, why not when you die, just reload your save real quick?
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Very simple, provided it isn't patched. Worst case scenario is to clear cache and play completely offline.
  1. Start Hardcore.
  2. Reach a checkpoint.
  3. Save and quit.
  4. Go to dashboard, and then to storage.
  5. Copy Hardcore checkpoint save to USB.
  6. Continue playing.
  7. Reach a new checkpoint, repeat steps 3 to 6.
  8. Die before reaching a new one? Copy old checkpoint save back to hard drive, or other storage device you are using. Continue from step two.
I would not use cloud, personally.
Thanks for explaining this!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:32 AM   #12
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Can it be any Flash drive or does it have to be the Xbox 360 brand one? Also, if you can SAVE and quit, why not when you die, just reload your save real quick?
Any USB flash drive can be formatted to work with an XBOX. If you have a standard XBOX memory card that will work also.


The reason you can't reload the save is the game instantly "saves your progress" when you die on hardcore mode... meaning it immediately wipes all your progress on the save and forces you to start over.

That's why you have to keep a back-up save if you want to bypass this.
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i believe the "flashdrive trick" is against the ToS by getting achievements illegitimately and can get your account banned/gamerscore reset.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:16 AM   #14
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i believe the "flashdrive trick" is against the ToS by getting achievements illegitimately and can get your account banned/gamerscore reset.
No, it's not.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:22 AM   #15
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i believe the "flashdrive trick" is against the ToS by getting achievements illegitimately and can get your account banned/gamerscore reset.
That is so far from the truth that I find it ridiculous that you even took the time to post that.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #16
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i believe the "flashdrive trick" is against the ToS by getting achievements illegitimately and can get your account banned/gamerscore reset.
You can believe anything you want, but it still doesn't make it so. It makes you paranoid and irrational.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #17
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i believe the "flashdrive trick" is against the ToS by getting achievements illegitimately and can get your account banned/gamerscore reset.

Falling back on an old game save is nowhere near against the terms of service, and there is no way that it will get you banned. Ever.

It could be considered a "backup save" in case your file gets corrupted, or, as I've done countless times in games, making a save before a choice in a game to go back to and choose the other option(s).

If they didn't want that to happen, they should have made it so we can't copy or move files at all, which is dumb.

*Also, I feel safe to say there is no way they can track this, or will waste time and money trying to.

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That just made my day.

BTW thank you so much for this tip. I was more worried about one of the stupid repelling sequences killing me more than a necromorph. This deffinitely helped.
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Thanks for this tip. I used Cloud when going for that irritating MoH: Warfighter achievement, so I'll probably do the same for this. Haven't had a problem with it yet. *Knocks on wood*.
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I don't mean to bump, but can anyone confirm if this still works after the patch?

I would hope I don't have to play offline.
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How does this work with dead space 2, you only get 3 saves won't the game recognize it if you save more then 3x even if you save it somewhere else or make a copy somewhere else.
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How does this work with dead space 2, you only get 3 saves won't the game recognize it if you save more then 3x even if you save it somewhere else or make a copy somewhere else.
This doesn't work with Dead Space 2, this trick is for Dead Space 3, so if you die you can copy backup the save file back onto the HDD without having to restart the entire game again.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:13 PM   #25
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Ok, thank you. I've already beat ds3, this came up when I searched for ds2 USB trick. Oh well
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