Introduction: Homemade Action Replay

Want to softmod your xbox, but don't want to spend the $30 to get an action replay?
Then this is the instructable for you!

In this instructable im going to show you how to turn your xbox controller into a USB one so you can use the memory card slots as an action replay.

What most people don't realize is that the xbox controllers are actually USB controllers in disguise.

Step 1: Prep

First you'll need to gather some stuff

1. an xbox controller or anything else that has xbox memory card slots
2. A USB cable like from a mouse or another piece of hardware you are willing to cut up
3. Wire strippers
4. Scissors
5. A windows PC
6. Action replay software(

Step 2: Step1

Splice up the ADAPTER not the CABLE and seperate the red,white,green, and black wires and strip them, do the same for the USB cable. wire up as shown in the diagram. Then tape it up to protect the wires

Step 3: Step 3

Install the AR software, once done plug in the controller the memory card slots should come up as "Unknown" let it search for the software. Once it does that it should say something like windows couldn't find blah blah blah, select the option that lets you browse for the drivers then goto C:/program files/Datel/Action replay/xbox/Drivers and press ok it should install

Step 4:

Once thats done goto start menu, All programs, Action replay xbox and start up the program then VOILA! it is done


shanobi made it!(author)2011-09-07

what operating system are you using

VincentDA made it!(author)2010-09-26

And the xbox reads this... how?

sorahypernoize made it!(author)2010-10-07

The memory card?? The computer is reading the data in the memory card.

jmbrock85 made it!(author)2010-01-24

what if it doesn't install?

chilll2009 made it!(author)2010-01-11

I don't have an xbox, but the idea is really cool!

bounty1012 made it!(author)2009-12-14

Hey I used a usb stick but I converted it so that it would be recognized by this program, but it says "Failed to enumerate." can anyone help?

chris2 made it!(author)2009-09-07

hey S1L3N7 SWAT he does it is on step !

snakeblack8 made it!(author)2009-09-03

vista 64 bit couldn't find the divers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S1L3N7+SWAT made it!(author)2009-06-05

Where do you get the A.R. Software? If it's free, you should link to it because this project is useless with out that software.

cm0002 made it!(author)2009-06-05

ok, i have updated the "prep" step with a link

S1L3N7+SWAT made it!(author)2009-06-06


Bongmaster made it!(author)2009-06-04

its a little brief and lacking in pictures of the steps. step 2 could be more detailed ;) seems it could be good tho. :)