i cannot seem to find a working version of maya 8.5, but while browsing your wiki today i noticed the Maya 2012-2014 Xmodel and Xanim Export Tool with the use of this does it mean that i do not need maya 8.5 anymore? a simple question for the users of this tool.
Correct, you do not need maya 8.5 while using this tool. I will warn you though that this tool at the moment does have a bug that could cause the converter to give you a tri/vert ratio error. This only happens occasionally in my experience but non the less it's there.