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X-Port Instructions Part 1

Opening X-Port, Backing up Data to a file you can send by E-mail

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Step by Step Directions on how to use the X-Port / Sharkport
Both programs operate Identically, they just have different looks.

DO NOT OPEN THE PROGRAM ON YOUR PC. DO NOT TURN ON YOUR PS2
Before you do anything:
1: Make sure your PS2 is hooked up to your computer with the USB cable.
2: Make sure your memory card is inserted into Slot 1 (player 1) of the PS2.
waiting for command

Step 1

Open your PS2 disk tray and insert the
Code and Save Transfer Kit for Playstation2 CDROM.

Wait a few moments and you will see this screen:
"Wating for command"

 

Step 2

Once you see the "waiting for command" screen it is safe to launch the X-Port software program on your PC.

When you launch the Program the default displayed data is your "PC Database".

Do NOT back up or restore any memory card data yet, First you should check your connection.

PC Database
Mem Card data

Step 3

Click on the "Mem Card" tab to make sure that you have a good USB connection. you should see the contents of your memory card data displayed here.

If you get a USB error, close the PC program, and turn off your PS2 completely (with the switch in the back) and repeat the above steps until you get a USB connection.

If you can see the Contents of the memory card, you are in business!.. Time to transfer data TO and FROM your PS2 Memory Card!

If you are STILL geting the USB error you may need to manually install the USB drivers for the cable.
Please follow the instructions below to manually install the SharkPort Drivers.

1. Click START -> SETTINGS -> CONTROL PANEL
2. Double click on "Add New Hardware"
3. When prompted select that you want to "select the Hardware from a list"
4. Select "Other Devices" from the list of hardware and then click Next
5. Click on the Have Disk button
6. Enter the letter for your CD-ROM drive (i.e. D:) under the box to "copy manufacturers files from"
7. Select the "XLink Cable" and Click Next
8. When prompted click "Finish" and the restart your computer

This information is from gameshark.com

Step 4

Select a file on the memory card you wish to back up to your PC by checking the box next to the save.

Click the BACKUP button

The gamesave is now on your computer!

Back up Mem Card Data
Send Data to File

Directory of saved data

Step 5

To Send your Memorycard data to someone else on the internet you will need to export your PC data to a file that can be e-mailed.

From the PC Database screen:
-Select the gamesave you wish to send.
-Click SEND
-select "File"
Choose a place to save your file.

Once the game save is saved to your PC, you can now choose that as a file to email to someone!

 

Your save is now on your computer in a form that can be E-Mailed to another individual.

 


Part 2: Putting the save onto a Memory Card

IMPORTANT:X-Port saves files as .xps, and Sharkport saves files as .sps.
If you are using 1 program and receive a file type of the other program Just Rename the File Extension to the program you are using (Example: if you use Sharkport, and you download an X-Port gamesave, rename the .xps file extension to .sps.)
DO NOT OPEN THE PROGRAM ON YOUR PC. DO NOT TURN ON YOUR PS2
Before you do anything:
1: Make sure your PS2 is hooked up to your computer with the USB cable.
2: Make sure your memory card is inserted into Slot 1 (player 1) of the PS2.
waiting for command

Step 1

If you have already established connectivity with your Mem card you can skip this step, otherwise:

Open your PS2 disk tray and insert the
Code and Save Transfer Kit for Playstation2 CDROM.

Wait a few moments and you will see this screen:
"Wating for command"

 

Step 2

Once you see the "waiting for command" screen it is safe to launch the X-Port software program on your PC.

When you launch the Program the default displayed data is your "PC Database.

Do NOT back up or restore any memory card data yet, First you should check your connection.

PC database
Mem card data

Step 3

Click on the "Mem Card" tab to make sure that you have a good USB connection. you should see the contents of your memory card data displayed here.

If you get a USB error, close the PC program, and turn off your PS2 completely (with the switch in the back) and repeat the above steps until you get a USB connection.

If you can see the Contents of the memory card, you are in business!.. Time to transfer data TO and FROM your PS2 Memory Card!

Step 4

First thing's first.. go Back to the "PC DATABASE" and select "IMPORT SAVES".

 

 

 


You will be promted to search for the gamesave you downloaded from the internet or by e-mail. If you were sent a save by E-Mail you Must save it to your computer first!

 

 

import saves
looking in your directory

restoring to memory card

Step 5

Once you select a gamesave on your computer, it will put it in the list of games in your PC DATABASE.

 

To put this save on to your memory card siply click RESTORE


Always double check your Memory card to make sure the save transfered properly
transfer status picture
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