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by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Error 13 / Can't boot hexen
Replies: 3
Views: 4946

Re: Error 13 / Can't boot hexen

If you tried with a new HDD and it still would not cold boot an installer disc its not a HDD issue. It could be a chip issue but without the eeprom to lock the original HDD and test it with the chip off I'm not sure what to suggest.

Have tried cold booting an original game disc?
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Error 13 / Can't boot hexen
Replies: 3
Views: 4946

Re: Error 13 / Can't boot hexen

With a console in long storage it could be a leaking clock capacitor which has damaged some traces. Other capacitors are known to fail too so check for leaks and bulging. However error 13 is a bit unusual in such circumstances - dashboard fails to launch. Are you cold booting HeXEn and is it burned ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: XBOX shuts down after xbmc logo
Replies: 5
Views: 5203

Re: XBOX shuts down after xbmc logo

Interesting information so a powersave/over-heating issue; had not read that other thread and the potentially very useful information there. I do think though that the report of the temperature being up to 70C should be considered very worrying. With my v1.6 (which reports notably higher temps than ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Changing Region - Won't save
Replies: 4
Views: 5092

Re: Changing Region - Won't save

Well you need to know whether you are using it because if you are it is probably the cause of the problem not being able to save the region change settings permanently. Shadow C is just a way of protecting your real C:\ drive from unwanted changes. Its effectively a virtual C:\drive which reverts ba...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Changing Region - Won't save
Replies: 4
Views: 5092

Re: Changing Region - Won't save

Sounds like a typical Shadow C annoyance to me too but how are you exiting Enigmah? It has, also annoyingly, no formal exit button. If you're shutting down the Xbox then restarting and have a Shadow C that's why it is reverting back to the original settings. You should use the controller reset optio...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Softmod with ide to sata
Replies: 1
Views: 4232

Re: Softmod with ide to sata

All normal behaviour. The Xbox HDD and MB are locked together via an eeprom, effectively an key code and although it is possible to hot swap and build a new softmodded HDD using XBHDM USB it is risky. No burned disc is going to boot on an unmodded Xbox and no HDD, even if unlocked, formatted to FATX...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Motherboard/Power Board Screws
Replies: 0
Views: 4922

Motherboard/Power Board Screws

Does anyone here know exactly what the screw size/type are used for the 13 screws which secure the Xbox MB (motherboard) and PB (power-board)? I've asked around in other forums and the only suggestion I've had so far is that they might be MS custom screws. Obviously they're Torx10 with what are call...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: BIOS ID Detection
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

Re: BIOS ID Detection

I decided to add the two 512K BIOS on my Xecuter 2.6CE chip (2 x 512K banks) to my BIOS Checker app's BIOS list as Evox M8+ v1.6 137 (FG) Cstm1 and Cstm2 respectively. They are definitely Evox M8+, they're on a v1.6 Xbox and I've had no problems with larger HDDs or partitions so that must be the bas...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Using XBMC as default dash.
Replies: 8
Views: 6506

Re: Using XBMC as default dash.

The Apps folder is meant to display in the same way with both dashes - the only difference is that if you had F:\ or G:\Apps you might have to put in those locations as a new path manually when using XBMC. Your primary dash UnleashX's config.xml is usually set up to include all three locations. What...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Using XBMC as default dash.
Replies: 8
Views: 6506

Re: Using XBMC as default dash.

That looks very like the messy dash installation HeXEn left on my newly TSOPed Xbox except, if that is the main dash you were using for the screenshots, it is XBMC not UnleashX. You do appear to have an UnleashX dash on C:\ (evoxdash.xbe/config.xml/item.xml) but if that is your main dash and the evo...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Using XBMC as default dash.
Replies: 8
Views: 6506

Re: Using XBMC as default dash.

With a chip, as long as it is reliable, and you're using a good BIOS and Evox M8+ 1.6 137 (F&G) is as good as it gets IMHO there is pretty much nothing you can do to stuff up your Xbox short of reflashing the BIOS with something else or not partitioning F&G correctly. You're not going to do the form...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Locked hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9471

Re: Locked hard drive

Anyone finding this thread now be aware that in a 2017 update Rocky5 changed the required location for the external eeprom file from the E:\drive to Y:\eeprom.bin. It is in the readme that comes with Chimp 261812 but I suspect a lot of people reading this thread might not think to check that before ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Creating E Drive larger than 4-5GB?
Replies: 18
Views: 11816

Re: Creating E Drive larger than 4-5GB?

Its when you reach the limit on one or the other that the problems occur.

It also depends on what exactly 1014GB means - if that is what the Xbox itself is reporting ie. 1,014,000MiB on F and G then you're OK because that is actually 990GiB (base 1024)
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Re: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?

This sounds like a XBHDM USB (XBox Hard Drive Maker) sort of thing - something I know practically nothing about.

This thread seems relevant but whether XBHDM can do what you want and any better than the other methods I have no idea.
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Re: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?

How were you thinking about setting up and using a cable like that?
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Re: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?

If you use FileZilla you will get immediate information at the bottom of the screen about how many files there are to transfer, how many have been successfully transferred and how many have failed. When the ones which have been FTPed successfully first time are done you are told that some files fail...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: BIOS ID Detection
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

Re: BIOS ID Detection

I've done a bit more research on this but not the XBMC question. It seems I'm likely right about them being Evox M8 series and as it is a v1.6 Xbox and supports extended partitions must be, at its core, one of those but both modified in some way, probably using the EVTool. As said it was chipped by ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: BIOS ID Detection
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

BIOS ID Detection

Can somebody please explain how to get XBMC to display the BIOS ID correctly? If you open the Shutdown menu > Information > Hardware option under Detected BIOS it shows Unknown. Please add MD5 from xbmc.log to BiosIDs.ini. Well I've opened the log and I can not see a MD5 hash anywhere and where is t...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Re: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?

Once set up and working FTP is the best and fastest method to get stuff to the Xbox. You certainly would not want to use anything else for bulk transfers. But when transferring large amounts of stuff with lots of small files some will simply not copy first time. Re-queuing them and 99% of the time t...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Re: Xbox ISO vs HDD ready?

I think you've found some bad information or misunderstood something along the way. To play a Xbox game from anything other than the original disc the Xbox must be either chipped, TSOPed or softmodded. Any problems with specific games is usually due to the Xbox v1.6 Xcalibur video chip it uses. Rock...