Download Resident Evil 5 Demo for Xbox 360
[Works on All Region Consoles - Just burn to CD]
You can now download the Resident Evil 5 Demo from the Market Place, add it to your download queue.
Update 7th May 2009: xzKinGzxBuRnzx has uploaded the USA version of the Demo which will play on Xbox Live, This can be downloaded from the Digiex FTP, you can still download the original Japanese demo from the torrent if you wish.
You do not need a modified Xbox 360 to play this.
1. Burn the content folder to a CD or DVD using Nero or any other DVD burner.
(Your DVD should look like this)
2. Go to the Demos tab on your Xbox 360 to play.
Download Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Demo (Japaneese) - The demo is in English, it just from the Japanese region and will not allow a none Japanese console to play on Live.
Download Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Demo (English)
For anyone who doesn’t have Nero or is having trouble with burning this demo I recommend you give ImgBurn a try, it works as good as Nero and its free. Have a look at the Digiex guide: How to burn files and folders to a CD, DVD or Blueray Disc using ImgBurn.
Last edited by Rick; 04-07-12 at 06:12.
You could do for a short while but Capcom quickly region locked it meaning even with a Japanese account you needed to be using a Japanese 360 to download the demo.
This demo is not region locked
What im confused about is that the demo was divided into 5 rar files and you exctract the 1st one and put it on a disk. so what do you do with the rest of the files. if you exctract the others its the same size. can anyone give me detailed instructions or have the files in one big file. thanks.
If you downloaded the demo from Digiex it will be one big rar file if you get it from the Digiex ftp server or un raríed ready to burn if you got the Digiex torrent.
With rar files you only need to extract one of them, the data is split across the multiple files so if you have successfully extracted it you good to go.
Make sure the folder structure on the DVD is like this screenshot and burn it.
Yes read my first post at the bottom where it says Digiex FTP - Europe, However the copy you have now should be fine.
Once you have extracted the rar’s you don’t need them anymore, don’t burn them. Just burn the content folder as in the guide above.
Hey thanks for the help i think i had an error extracting this morning. i put it on a CD-R just the 1st extracted file went to the demo and my system froze i may download this when i get home from work and try it. thanks for clearing it up. It makes me wonder how the 5 parts work. if your only extracting and burning the one part how dose it get the data from the others?
In a split rar achieve each file starts with either .rar then the next files are .r00, .r01, .r02 or .part01, .part02, .part03 and so on depending on the version of WinRar used.
When you open the first rar it knows it’s a split achieve and to carry on looking in .part02 and so on until it’s all been extracted.
Don’t worry if you have extracted the folder structure and the re5_demo file you have everything you need to burn.
hey thanks for the help. Cant wait to get this working tonight.
It works! Hooray!
Is there any way to install it to your 360 hard drive once you've burned it to disk? Some things seem to load a little slow (i'm guessing Capcom optimised the demo for loading from the HDD).
No you canít install the demo, however if you have one of the SATA adaptors to connect the 360ís hard drive to your computer you can open up Partition 3 using Xplorer 360 then just copy the content folder from this download in to that and it will run from your 360ís hard drive.
Thanks InsaneNutter. Why Capcom couldn't release this demo to everyone, I don't know. The game is coming out in the US and Europe 1 week after the Jap release I think. Anyway if it's all in English I can see if the game is any good (I loved RE4) and whether to buy it next year or not
I've added 4 more Seeding Boxes to this, so we are easily pushing out over 200mbit between all the boxes. 3 More Canadian ones and another UK one.
This should be a recorded for the fastest seeding Digiex Torrent
The FTP on the other hand its stressing out with tons of downloads, its pushing out over 50mbit now. Still recommend to everyone for the fastest speed to use the torrent.
FTP Live Bandwidth Usage:
I would BT if possible but alas i cannot. and i cant dl till i get home grrr.
I burned it to a CD using imgburner and on the xbox 360 it said mixed media disc but when I go to my demos its not there. What did i do wrong?
SmoothCheese, The exact same thing happend to me. I am also thinking of writing it to the HDD.
How come whenever I try to burn the CD/DVD, it always says mixed media disk. I have gone through three disks already. Any advice?
OMG it works thank you guys so much. If your having trouble just make sure that when your burning it as a Data Disk that your copying the contents folder and not the resident evil folder. Then check and see if it shows up in your demos.
haha, the problem with me was that I didnt check the demos section. ha, gwcommander, thanks for telling to check in the demos
hey np. is anyone playing this online. im just a bit paranoid that microsoft will throw down the ban hammer on those playing it out side of japan.
I donít see why you would get banned, I have an American account to download American only stuff such as the Ages Wing Arcade game and so on. People have been using accounts from other regions since the 360ís launch with no problems.
I can't get it to work. I've tried burning the content folder to a CD, a DVD; I've tried burning just the demo file. My 360 won't even say the disc is a mixed media disc. All it says is "open tray" and it's not coming up under the games section.
What am I doing wrong?
Never mind. I got it working.
Last edited by Pliskin; 08-12-08 at 01:23. Reason: Solved
Ok so I have downloaded the file, and verified that I downloaded the content folder and all of what it contains within it just as you showed on the first screenshot. When I put the disc in my 360 it starts to read it, and then instead of saying mixed media disc, it says open tray (as if there isn't a readable disc in the tray). I tried burning multiple discs, and my 360 still won't read the disc. The demo isn't appearing in the demo section either. Any ideas?!?! I am fairly sure that it isn't the laser in my system or anything like that I haven't had a single issue with it since launch. Thanks for the help.
Thanks a lot for the demo...made my day. Had to register to say thank you
I used a DVD-R RW but I donít think the 360 is that fussy with media.
Got it working! thanks for everything nutter, I am truly grateful!
spank how did you get it working???? MY xbox still just says open tray and nothing in the demo list.
OK, I've burnt the file to a DVD using Nero and I'm able to see it in my demos list (as Japanese text). However, when I click "Play Game", the screen goes black and after a few seconds it plays the Xbox power up noise but the screen remains black indefinitely. Any idea what's up?
The only thing I can think of for MacabreAngel and farbeyonddriven is your using media the 360 doesnít seem to like too well.
I would burn using some proper software such as Nero, Iíve never found the built in CD burring software in Windows any good.
I burnt it to a Sony DVD+R at 4x with Nero 6 and all works great!!! The controls are kinda of "too tight" and hard to see any enemies close behind you. But hey, visuals and game overall is fun!!
Now if only Too Human demo was available. I get all demos from the OXM demo discs but never saw TH. Is there a list of demos released on Live Marketplace and not OXM? I don't have Live.
what kind of disk am i supposed to be burning as eg dvd cd or data disk cos i just cant seem to get it work ive been getting the same problem as farbeyonddriven and ive allready gone through 3 disks