Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack [RF] (Homebrew / All Map Packs / Update 1.5) Includes: Halo 2 1.5 Update Bonus Map Pack Killtacular Map Pack Maptacular Map Pack Blastacular Map Pack Note: This map pack includes the Blastacular map pack and the Halo 2 1.5 update released on April 17th 2007. These are not included on the original Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack disc you could used to purchase in shops. This is a user modified disc created by feudalnate with the additional map pack and 1.5 update included. This is the only way to install the Blastacular Map Pack and 1.5 update on a flashed Xbox 360, as it is no longer possible to download them off Xbox Live, since Xbox Live for the classic Xbox has closed down. For use on a modified Xbox Classic (Extract the ISO with Qwix) and Flashed Xbox 360 only Download: Download Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack - All Map Packs and 1.5 Update For Xbox 360 How to use: 1) Open "Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack (Homebrew).dvd" with IMGBurn 2) Burn to a dual layer disc (LBA 1913776 is correct, do not change!) FAQ: Q: What is this? A: This is an edited version of the original Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack game Q: Why call it homebrew? A: I called it homebrew because calling it Custom, Modded, or Edited may give the indication that it doesn't offer the retail data - which it does. Q: Wait, homebrew? For a retail Xbox 360? A: Yes. Although many files have been removed, added, and edited the main executable (default.xbe) has not been tampered with and Microsofts' digital signature is still valid, thus allowing the executable to be launched on retail consoles. Q: How is this possible? A: By dumping the original Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack image, I found that the default.xbe (original Xbox executable) was really the CDX menu system by Microsoft. The CDX menu was designed for kiosk style discs (ie: demos, videos, content, etc. all-in-one disc) and is totally configurable from external files and the executable never needs to be touched to offer something completely different. This meant by editing certain files and adding the necessary content, I was able to edit the game to offer whatever I pleased. All this is possible because the executable file is cryptographically valid and external files aren't checked for validity. A mistake on Microsofts' part but a benefit for those that understand how CDX works. On another note, although it would say Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack when launching the game, this executable and its files could be used to install ANY original Xbox content on retail Xbox 360s as long as all the required files for the particular DLC are present. Q: Does this really install all 4 of the map packs!? A: Yes, it really does. Q: What title update does this install? A: The latest update, which is version 1.5 (aka Auto-Update 5) Q: Does this contain all the content from the original Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack game as well? A: No. The exclusive videos, E3 videos, and sound test have all been removed. Only the 4 map packs, title update, and Bungies' game type variants are included. Q: So what are the requirements for using this? A: A few things are required: 1) The original Xbox emulator for Xbox 360 (most consoles have this pre-installed or have installed it via a system update) 2) iXtreme 1.6 firmware (or higher (LT/LT+ also)) (Hitachi drives do not support playback of burnt original Xbox games, sorry you're out of luck) 3) Have ran Halo 2 atleast one time (needed to create the content folders to store the maps and update) Q: Will I get banned booting this on my console!?! A: You run the same risk as you do booting any other burnt game. Q: Is this stealth patched? A: Yes! Because I ripped the original game with my 0800 drive, the image is patched with the proper SS(v2) and DMI sectors and because the default.xbe has not been touched, the sectors are valid for the executable Q: I can't run this through ABGX360 arrrrrrggggggggg!!! A: Nope. Q: Why do this? A: Because I can. Halo 2 has always been my favorite game and has been the most enjoyable multiplayer experience on a console for me and I'm sure many people share the same feelings towards it. So why do this? To offer all the content as it should've been mainly, for personal use, and for those that still enjoy Halo 2 over system link emulators to this date. Also, at the time of this post, this image (ISO) is the ONLY way to get ALL the map packs and latest update on a retail Xbox 360.