How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

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How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by DavPow » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:04 am

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I recently bought a Component to VGA adapter to use on my Samsung SyncMaster 950p (which supports Sync-On-Green). I plugged it and it worked. Sorta.

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I found out you actually need to modify the BIOS to work through VGA. Here's what you will need to use your Xbox on a VGA monitor:

-A Component to VGA adapter (I used this one: http://tinyurl.com/kaf6hl9)
-A Sync-On-Green compatible monitor (CHECK IN YOUR OSD SETTINGS BEFORE BUYING/SETTING UP ANYTHING. NOT ALL MONITORS SUPPORT THIS)
-XBTool (https://mega.nz/#F!4CoVibjD!Yh1DixpWufLLlHpbpr33LQ)
-FrostyTheSnowman's VGA BIOS Patcher (https://mega.nz/#F!sOBSzaYJ!b2NRnWX1vZE1FdGmtfDCyg)
-Your favorite BIOS (I am using iND-BIOS 5003)


I AM NOT RESPONSABLE IF YOU SCREW UP YOUR XBOX WITH THIS TUTORIAL. BE CAREFUL WITH FLASHING MODIFIED BIOS'. HAVE A SPARE MODCHIP IN CASE. ALSO THIS ONLY WORKS ON 1.0-1.4 CONSOLES WITH A CONEXANT/FOCUS VIDEO ENCODER. DO NOT USE THIS ON A 1.6.


First of all, get a copy of your favorite BIOS.

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Open up XBTool.

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Click on "Unpack..." and select your BIOS File.

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XBTool will create a folder with the unpacked BIOS files in it.

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You should have these files in the folder:

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Copy xboxkrnl.img to VGA Patcher's folder.

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Run VGA Patcher.

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Then, press "Patch"

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You should now have new files in the VGA Patcher folder.

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Copy the new xboxkrnl.img in the extracted BIOS' folder.

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Open XBTool again, but this time select "Pack..."

Then, select the extracted xboxkernl.img in the unpacked BIOS' folder.

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Now, give the BIOS a new name and save it.

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You should now have your new VGA patched BIOS :)

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Now, flash the BIOS using your favorite method (I used EvoX since it is the fastest way of doing it)

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When your Xbox reboots, the colors should be very weird on a regular TV. This is normal.


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Now go ahead and plug your Xbox on your monitor with the adapter.

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Enjoy ;)

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If you have any questions, let me know. :)
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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by welonline » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:05 am

Very interesting, the colors are faithful ?

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by welonline » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:10 am

hello friend , I found very interesting your component cable to vga xbox and would like to make one for me , I have a converter component to vga feeding by DC source what makes a good conversation , but direct connect without connecting to making me look better , You realize if you have any loss in quality ? difference in color ? It has to be exactly the cable or may be some other suitable ? sorry my bad english google translator, thank you!

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by welonline » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:48 pm

Can I get the same result with these ?

http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1zIaDLVXX ... -RCA-b.jpg

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by asbo » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:17 pm

welonline wrote:Can I get the same result with these ?

http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1zIaDLVXX ... -RCA-b.jpg
Yes that will work, as long as your monitor supports sync on green and you flash your xbox with a VGA BIOS.
welonline wrote:any loss in quality ? difference in color ?
No loss of quality or colour :)

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by welonline » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:59 am

very bom! ... but how do I know if my monitor is compatible? :P

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by evidencedj » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:30 am

Hi,

very interesting tutorial indeed.
I have the same problem with the video out. Very greenish tint and light red and blue colors with Component to VGA cable.

Is there any chance to this BIOS flash with a softmod? I am a little helpless here, how to flash my bios with a softmodded Xbox.
My XBOX is V1.1... so should be compatible.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards

EDIT: nm I got it fixed now. I used the Frosty VGA Boot CD and now the colors are perfect.

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by Coldly-Indifferent » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:20 pm

Frosty VGA Boot CD - never heard of that, I'd like to know more.

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Re: How to use an Xbox with a VGA monitor

Post by MrMajst3r » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:16 pm

Here is a pack of patched VGA bioses.
http://www.eurasia.nu/modules.php?name= ... Collection
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