Halo 4 is an excellent game, but that’s not to say its without its flaws (which ill be outlining in my upcoming review). One of these flaws is the fileshare system. It’s broke. It can’t be accessed or uploaded to the Internet at time of writing. Thankfully, your screenshots are safe. Our good friend and creator of the Halo: Reach Challenge Initiative has created a nice little tool to extract all of your Halo screenshots right off your Xbox’s hard drive.
The process is a bit complicated, but he’s written up a in-depth guide here. I’ve taken the liberty of re-xplaining it below.
What you’ll need:
- Xbox HDD + Transfer Kit
- USB Flashdrive formatted as an Xbox Storage Device.
- Halo 4 (duh)
- screenshots taken in Halo 4 saved to the memory location you’ll be using.
- the modding program “Horizon” http://www.xboxmb.com/horizon (Note: LevelSave nor ReachChallenges.org encourages modding of consoles through this program.)
First off, make sure all your screenshots and films are saved on on the location you’ll be connecting to your computer, then follow Kirk’s directions:
“On the right you’ll get a list of files located on the device. Harddrives will have a lot more folders than USB devices, but Horizon should make it easy. Drop down the “Games” folder, then “Halo 4″, and the files within should be your screenshots. Just drag the files into a folder on your computer that you can find later.”
“Now that you’ve got the files on your computer, [download here and then] open up my program, and either click File > Batch, drag the files, or drag the entire folder into the program window. Within a second or two the list should populate with details about the files. You can double click each item in the list to view a preview of the screenshot (click the preview window anywhere to close it). You can save individual screenshots by right clicking, and you can remove selected or inverse selected (all but what’s selected) items from the list. At this point, you can just click Save > Save All and select a folder to output the JPG files to. That’s it. Congratulations, you can now post your awesome screenshots on the internet.”
Simple, right? Now, post your best screenshot for all of us to see below and let us awe in your wonderful spartan sexiness! Be sure to follow @ReachChallenge and give him a hearty thank you for helping out the community.