[Tutorial] Sleeping Dogs Won't Load On Your JTAG XBOX 360 Slim?

I'd been looking forward to playing Sleeping Dogs on my JTAG for a while that I even put it in my watched release list on my NZBMatrix account. So the day it got "released", I immediately started my download and left it running the whole night. Suffice to say I was very excited upon waking up and used my trusted method of extracting the ISO file I downloaded using XBOX Backup Creator onto my external HDD. Alas like many people, the silly game wouldn't load on my JTAG using Freestyle Dash. The system would just freeze upon trying to load the game. Curses!

Anyway, after extensive research online I found a few suggestions on how to get around this problem. The most common one was to update the JTAG to the latest dashboard/kernel. Since I did not JTAG my console myself, I was quite reluctant to do so even after watching many YouTube tutorials. Also most tutorials show their process using XBOX 360 Phat versions and as you guessed, I have the black Slim model.

Then I came across a very short comment on one of the forums I researched on. Someone mentioned they got their Sleeping Dogs game running simply because they converted their ISO file into GoD (Games On Demand) format. I looked up tutorials on how to do just that and lo and behold, it worked like a charm. So here I'll share the method, as I used it, on how to get games like Sleeping Dogs to run on your JTAG XBOX 360 Slim.

Note: My JTAG dashboard version is 14699. I run FSD from an external HDD. This tutorial is for those with the EXACT same setup.

Requirements
  • - A JTAG console - duh!
  • - The latest version of Freestyle Dash already installed (external or internal) - click here for a tutorial on installing FSD on your external drive
  • ISO2GOD - your one stop conversion tool

STEP ONE: (We can have lots of fun!) Download ISO2GOD

  • - ISO2GOD is the only application you'll be needing for this tutorial so click here to download the rar file.
  • - Open up the "iso2god_v1.3.6-360h.rar" file you just downloaded and extract all files anywhere you please on your PC.
  • - Open the Iso2God.exe file.
  • - Click on Add ISO
  • - For Image Location, click Browse and navigate to your Sleeping Dogs ISO file. Once that's done, the appropriate info for the game should be displayed in the middle section of the dialog box.
  • - For Output Location, click Browse and choose any folder you have sufficient space on.
  • - Next leave everything as is and click the final Browse button near the bottom to choose a secondary folder to save another copy of the rebuilt ISO.
  • - Now click on Add ISO at the bottom of that dialog box to close it and return to the main iso2god app.
  • - From there you can go ahead and click on the Convert button at the top and the program will start the conversion process.

STEP TWO: (There's so much we can do) Copy the Files to your External HDD

  • - Once the conversion is done (mine took 8 mins 47 secs), navigate to the folder you specified for Output Location in step one. You should have a folder there called 53510811 which is the Title ID of Sleeping Dogs.
  • - Copy this entire folder to any folder on your external HDD and step two is done.

STEP THREE: (It's just you and me) Loading the game using Freestyle Dash

I cannot take screenshots of my TV screen so bare with the rest of this all-text tutorial.

  • - Plug in your external HDD to your JTAG and fire up your console let FSD boot-up/load.
  • - From the main screen, choose Settings and then Content Settings and then Game Path
  • - Select Choose Path and then locate your games folder on your hard drive.
  • - Choose USB0, press A, choose the folder you copied the 53510811 folder to, press A, and then press Y to select that folder.
  • - Next, press X to save your game path and it should appear on the right pane of the screen.
  • - Get back to the main menu and choose XBOX 360 Games and you will be taken to the game selection screen where your Sleeping Dogs game can finally be enjoyed.
Voila! Leave feedback and questions below.

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Luca
August 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM delete

Followed the exact instructions, it displays the game, but unfortunately still the same error... :-/

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August 13, 2012 at 12:49 AM delete

@Luca

You might have to update your dashboard as some tutorials online have mentioned. My JTAG dashboard is fairly new (second version to the latest I believe) so I did not bother with that step. It might work for you though.

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Luca
August 13, 2012 at 11:53 PM delete

Thnx monkeyboner!!

I've updated my dash and it works!!

Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VZN34cD_nI&feature=related

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August 19, 2012 at 11:48 PM delete

hey.. I recently got an xbox 4gb slim with jtag..

i'm trying to set it up and the first game I tried putting on my external hard drive is sleeping dogs..

so far im only booting FSD straight from my external.. i dont know if that makes a difference

however.. my game won't show up in the game list in FSD.. any advice? Thanks!

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August 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM delete

@tatc

I boot off my external HD as well. Make sure you followed all the steps in my other tutorial. Let me know if you still have any probs.

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August 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM delete

i found a tutorial online that told me i actually have to put the games in
USB:/Content/Games

instead of
USB:/Games

weird.. but it actually worked
anyways, thanks a bunch!

but i have a question about your launch.ini.. did you have to install dashlaunch in order for that script to work? thanks!

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August 21, 2012 at 12:43 AM delete

@tatc

I'm glad you got it working. I only followed all the steps in that tutorial I posted. I'm not sure if dashlaunch was installed by the guy I paid to JTAG my system. As for the ini file, I got those parameters from a forum I can't recall at the moment :)

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June 3, 2013 at 11:18 PM delete

Hey, everytime I try load the GOD folder my Xbox recognises it but it still doesnt work. An error message pops up telling me to re download the game

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June 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM delete

Hmmm I'm not too sure Jeremy but it could be that the ISO you downloaded was not cracked properly or you need to update your xbox dashboard. Sorry mate not too sure about this one.

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De@DKiDD
August 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM delete

I'm sorry but your TUTORIAL doesn't WORK. I FOLLOWED all the STEPS. Im Using XeXMenu 1.2. Why is there a Numbers in the Title how am I suppose to play that? Please Reply Asap. Can I change to FreestyleDash? If i can . HOW? PLEASE REPLY. SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH. Am from philippines. :D

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Anonymous
September 12, 2013 at 12:44 AM delete

De@DKiDD - You have to google some and you can find all the instructions you need. It's not as hard as it seems, you just need to take the time and read. When you post things like that on forums like this, you're never going to get the exact step-by-step help that you want. The only way to do that is to start researching it yourself. Once you understand the concepts, it is easier.

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Anonymous
November 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM delete

ISO2GOD link is not working

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Anonymous
January 30, 2015 at 10:20 PM delete

TRY this One
http://www.realmodscene.com/index.php?/topic/32-new-iso2god-v-136-brings-xgd3-iso-support/

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Anonymous
February 27, 2015 at 10:59 PM delete

Please tell from where to DOWNLOAD ISO Files

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