One of the last remaining Windows applications that I had hung on to was the C-Xbox Tool. It was used to convert games backups from my Xbox hard drive to FATX ISOs.
The problem had always been that there was not a suitable program written for Linux. There were plenty of Xbox utilities for Linux that would extract or extract and upload an ISO, but nothing seemed to handle the repackaging task. I had tried to run C-Xbox Tool under the Windows emulator Wine, but to no avail. So, I just basically quit creating ISOs. Until this weekend when I had encountered the glitch that occurs in Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. There is a part in the very beginning that requires you to use the game disc to bypass the glitch. I have long since lost the game disc and needed to make another one. This is when I decided to see if I could get a different Windows Xbox utility to work – enter Qwix. This program is developed by the entity responsible for the Avalaunch dashboard for the Xbox. I was able to run this under Wine without any special parameters (see screenshot below) – but you cannot run it exactly the same as you would under Windows.
There were two issues that I had to work around in order to get this to work. First, I could not get the FTP to work in Qwix to get the game files. So I had to transfer them, before creating the ISO, using my regular FTP client – in this case gFTP. Second, I could not get Qwix to open the transferred game folder to create an ISO from it. My solution for this was to move the folder into Wine's simulated C: drive environment. There is a hidden folder under the user directory labeled
.wine, and just below that is the
drive_c folder. The contents of this directory will look familiar to Windows users. I copied the entire game folder into the
drive_c folder and selected it on the Local folder line of the Source section of Qwix under the Create ISO tab from the left sidebar. It created my ISO pretty fast – considering the size – and I was able to bypass the glitch in the game.