Connecting An Xbox 360 Slim Hard Drive To Your PC


Don’t put all your saves in one Eggs-box

My Xbox slim started behaving strangely the other day. I’d just bought some new games and was going through the process of installing them to the HD. Half way through the uninstall the Xbox crashed and I was back at the profile select screen.

I deleted the half installed game files and tried again. It still crashed and I was back at the profile select screen. This time selecting my profile would cause the Xbox to reset. I tried a different profile and it reset. Even accessing the system menus without selecting a profile would cause it to reset 🙁 As soon as there was HD access the Xbox would die.

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Sharing your Minecraft data folder on a dual boot system

I finally made the move to Windows 7 recently but have left my old HD connected so I can boot into it my old XP set up. Sometimes I like to play games that don’t work well with Windows 7. I can also get more from my gaming with XP as the OS has a smaller footprint leaving the RAM free for the games.

The problem is that Minecraft expects it’s data to be in your Application Data folder which is specific to your profile. I had Minecraft installed on both systems and therefore had two different data folders. I could just copy over the data folder to the New HD to continue playing n the worlds I had already created but I’d then have to copy it back if I played when playing in XP.

Initially I tried creating a standard shortcut to the minecraft folder on my XP disk but Minecraft didn’t recognise it and created its own. If only I could make a proper symbolic link to the data folder like in Linux….. Wait a minute…. I can! 🙂 Continue reading

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle

Another Humble ‘Donate-what-you-want’ Bundle is available offering another cool game (Frozen in fact!)……. I’ll give you a moment let that sink in…..

If you give more than the average ($4.80ish at time of writing) then you will get all the games in the previous Humble Bundle too! Steam, Desura and Direct2Drive keys can be provided if needed.

Go!     Fetch!      Good Gamer 😀