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by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Enigma Video Software...is it accurate
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Enigma Video Software...is it accurate

You really should not bother with PAL at all. Switch the console to NTSC and leave it there. You'll rarely ever need to swap it back to play the small number of games that are PAL region locked. Most PAL games support NTSC and 480p with a few supporting 720p too. You'll only get the benefit of that ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: costum soundtrack
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: costum soundtrack

The problem, as I just found out after a bit of experimenting, is that ST.DB file. It seems to be in some unique format that the Xbox generates itself when you rip a CD to use as custom soundtrack. It is not regenerated if you delete/move it either. You can open it in a program like Libre Office but...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: costum soundtrack
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: costum soundtrack

I've never added anything to the Custom Soundtrack folder on E:\TDATA directly so I have no idea if there are any wrinkles needed to get them to work. Only thing I remember is something about the WMA music files needing to be WMA9. But the obvious thing to do is surely to rip a retail music CD (assu...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: force 480p spider-man 2
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: force 480p spider-man 2

If the game doesn't support widescreen then black bars either side of the image area would be expected on a widescreen display. 480p on the Xbox is 640 x 480 progressive scan ie. 4:3 if the game does not support widescreen. As I understand it even if it does support WS then its often not really true...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: force 480p spider-man 2
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: force 480p spider-man 2

According to the Xbox games' "alternative display modes" list Spiderman 2 does not support WS but you should be able to get it displaying in 480p.

What AV cable type are you using?
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: fat xplorer Xbox formatting tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: fat xplorer Xbox formatting tools

The problem I was having was definitely a specific external housing/WDC HDD firmware issue. The trouble was actually fixed by a FATXplorer update. That very quickly followed after I'd opened a support ticket explaining the trouble. But since I've bought a different (better) external housing supporti...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: New hdd and build install
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: New hdd and build install

As long as your Xbox DVD drive is working OK the simplest way of doing this is by using a disc like HeXEn although my preference would be to use AID. With AID you get a one-click install menu option for either chipped/TSOPed machines or softmods. Its almost foolproof. Essentially all that happens is...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Please please please help...I think I just deleted my whole XBOX setup
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Please please please help...I think I just deleted my whole XBOX setup

Can't help you directly because the Xenium OS which is pre-installed on the chip your Xbox is using is foreign territory to me. But the fact is your Xbox is chipped and whatever the problem it can be sorted because your Xbox should still be able to boot original games discs and installer/rescue disc...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Can tsopped xbox softmod other Xbox drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Can tsopped xbox softmod other Xbox drive?

Six year old thread but still an interesting technique I'd not heard about as a way of unlocking a Xbox whether modded or not. It suggests to me a, now possibly better, use for it with FATXplorer ie. unlocking and then hot-swapping to PC either USB IDE external housing or direct IDE connection if av...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: fat xplorer Xbox formatting tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: fat xplorer Xbox formatting tools

Thanks for the info. That could be very useful - if I can get the ITB WD AF HDD I want to use to be recognised by FATXplorer which at the moment I can't when it is already FATX formatted with dash installed etc. I've opened a support ticket but my suspicion is that the problem is to do with the USB ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Bought a Xbox that hasnt been turned on in 14 years.
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Bought a Xbox that hasnt been turned on in 14 years.

Any mod hard or soft doesn't affect the ability to play original discs. It adds the ability to play backup discs (DVD-R/ImgBurn) and by install using FTP. Your Xbox is likely softmodded, the retail BIOS being reported by XBMC suggests that. Its a Xbox v1.6 so it can not be be a TSOP. XBMC v2.0 is ve...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Hardmoded Xbox Won't Run Games
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Hardmoded Xbox Won't Run Games

It's a v1.6 so there is a possibility it is a 480p issue and your TV doesn't support 480i via Component or whatever cable type you're using. Fable is definitely one of the games on the v1.6 480p patch list but not sure about The Lost Chapters version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZzFDJrN7W8 Rock...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon May 31, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Previews for XBMC4GAMERS
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Previews for XBMC4GAMERS

Do you have any other installed dashboards you can test the original XMVs you have? The UnleashX dash is the main reason the preview files are all XMV format as it can't play MP4s. They, the XMVs, should play from the UnleashX file manager wherever you have them and any games with a "preview.xm...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun May 30, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Previews for XBMC4GAMERS
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Previews for XBMC4GAMERS

What type of video file are you trying to convert to MP4 using Rocky5's Resize MP4 to Xbox Size tool? I haven't done extensive testing with multiple file types, just some XMV previews I had already made, using another tool, for use with an UnleashX main dash. All I did is download the tool from the ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed May 26, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox original aladdin modchip issue
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Xbox original aladdin modchip issue

If you have not installed a dashboard then that's your error 13 explained. It can be caused for other reasons but that seems the most likely. The chip allows you to boot an installer disc, like HeXEn, AID or Slayers and install a dash (Chip/TSOP options). Chances are the problem with the HeXEn disc ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun May 16, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Red and green
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Red and green

Just read/green continuously or red/green with two restarts.

Generally red/green is not good - often hardware or component failure or trace damage often caused by leaking capacitors.
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox can't boot into retail kernal
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Xbox can't boot into retail kernal

Blank screen but sound could be resolution support issue or regional setting. If you're trying to play a game like PAL Timesplitters 2 and you've region swapped your Xbox to NTSC so you can play it in 480p you get that happening. The game only supports PAL and there are other both PAL and NTSC games...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Hack ndure / xbmc4gamer fatal error
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Hack ndure / xbmc4gamer fatal error

Yes, that's an almost generic XBMC error when the existing installation is corrupted in some way and can. of course, also appear when using an incompatible skin version. Always better to download a full new version to another folder and test that works rather than to try and update a running version...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Help with newly acquired xbox
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Help with newly acquired xbox

Oh its: OpenXDK (since corrected in the earlier post) the Open Xbox Development Kit not OpenXDH. Dumb of me not to realise that and might be why I didn't get any hits when Googling.

Thanks for the info
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Help with newly acquired xbox
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Help with newly acquired xbox

With a TSOP the Xbox is effectively like a chipped machine which means you can pretty much do whatever you want without too much risk. A TSOP in this case is simply a shorthand Xbox modding term for the replacement of the original Xbox BIOS with a new one. That is written to the, previously read onl...