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by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 24
Views: 7287

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Sounds like the softmod is still OK and that you've just messed up your main dash installation somehow. How did you burn HeXEn? The only 'universally' compatible disc media is DVD-R (and good brand should be OK) preferably burned using ImgBurn as its default settings. Using its "Write image fil...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: How to disable "persistent softmod" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: How to disable "persistent softmod" ?

XBMC is 'just' a dashboard like UnleashX or EvoX, in simple terms the alternative GUI you have installed to replace the original MS dash. XBMC comes in 'standard' XBMC4Xbox form but there are several other versions for the Xbox customised for various purposes too. I do not know about the other stuff...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Rocky 5 softmod 1.1.8
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Rocky 5 softmod 1.1.8

My solution would be not to bother with most of what you want to do. If you wish the Xbox to be returnable to stock state then softmod it with whatever takes your fancy and clone (Chimp 261812) it to another larger HDD. Once done take your original HDD and repopulate it with stock files. Reinstall i...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 24
Views: 7287

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

The 'no brand' SATA/IDE adapter description is what should be happening ie. normal. Why it isn't working with the StarTech adapter is a mystery. I don't know the StarTech one, I went with what I suspect are the same 'no brand' green adapters in my two SATA HDD fitted Xboxes and have not had any prob...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 24
Views: 7287

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Problems like that with the power and/or eject buttons with a softmod are unusual and the typical explanation is the beginnings of trace rot. But your description of it actually booting to a black screen with one but with the other resetting to your main dash doesn't really fit in with that either. ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 24
Views: 7287

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

I've just looked at the Startech specs on their own web site and they claim SATA I/II/III Ultra ATA 133 support but I would still not rule out HDD/SSD compatibility issues being the problem. Although not Xbox related recently I had an issue with an external housing which worked fine otherwise except...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Having my softmod sent to be hard modded, do I need to uninstall softmod first?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Having my softmod sent to be hard modded, do I need to uninstall softmod first?

Certainly not essential. Once it is chipped yes. you need to install a dash set up for a chipped machine but, particularly if your softmod is on the original 8GB - 10GB HDD, what I'd suggest is keeping that softmodded/locked HDD as backup and simply start with a fresh clean, empty larger HDD. You'll...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Basic tutorial on how to burn DVD back-up
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Basic tutorial on how to burn DVD back-up

Qwix and the C Xbox Tool are the programs most people use for creating XISOs from games files/folders. The Xbox game 'HDD Ready' file content should work from either the HDD or if a XISO is created from their content and burned to disc. DVD-R with ImgBurn is pretty much the default recommendation. D...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX

The problem is likely the DVD drive. Xbox ones are now at least 15 years old and if they've had a lot of use they can become increasingly picky about the media they work with. Another very common problem now is that PC DVD-RW drives are ageing and far less used too and I've had several interactions ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX

Forget about softmodding a chipped machine. Some pics of the chip in situ so that it can be identified could be useful. A HDD with a modded dash can be prepared on a PC using XBHDM (Xbox HDD maker) but not having done that I'm not one to advise. Being a chipped machine you could do it all on a compl...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Enigma Video Software...is it accurate
Replies: 4
Views: 630

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: 778

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: 778

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: 646

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: 646

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: 1505

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: 507

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: 582

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: 2361

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: 1505

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 ...