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  1. 4 points
    Hi Guys. I received the Hyperkin HDMI cable today that I ordered a few days ago. Unfortunately it didn't perform any better than the Pound cable, in fact I think the Pound cable is better. I have five XBOXs; three v1.0s, one v1.3 and one v1.4. All of my XBOXs have the Conexant video encoder except for the v1.4 which has a Focus video encoder. Of the five systems I have, two of the v1.0s work well with the Pound cable and the Hyperkin cable, (no interference or noise in the signal). But with one of the v1.0s as well as the v1.3 and v1.4 there is noise and interference with both the Pound cable and the Hyperkin cable, although it's worse with the Hyperkin cable. Also, when I called Hyperkin today to discuss this with them and ultimately request a refund, they were quite rude. I had high hopes for this cable but was left very dissapointed. Just wanted to share this with everyone incase you were considering getting one. I wouldn't recommend it.
  2. 3 points
    Is anyone interested in helping us modders out I contacted xecuter about the xecuter 3 mod chip and they said they could sell the mod chip again if somone wanted to buy 5,000 or more mod chips they said the project would cost 30,000 dollars at least but at least we know we can still get them if anyone would want to help out on this project just send a message to me.
  3. 3 points
    Well the “Xbox artwork installer” is out, although it’s only on my downloader that comes with XBMC-Emustation and XBMC4Gamers. Currently prebuilt is 1072 Games with full artwork and synopsis information. There is more artwork done but that’s for specials and homebrew/emulators eg... these aren’t part of the installer. But you can download and manually install them from the github link below. Also a big thanks to everyone who scanned the disc and sleeves of all the Xbox games over at Emuxtras. If you want to make your own artwork or manually install the artwork you can get everything you need here. Link: XBMC4Gamers Artwork Github Full artwork source, 23.1GB worth so it’s big :eek: Link: Full Artwork Source Google Drive (23.1GB) Here is a preview of said artwork prebuilt ready for the Xbox. Link: 007 - From Russia With Love
  4. 3 points
    Hi guys From Ali Express I bought the ram and upgraded it. Do your friends too ~
  5. 2 points
    I made a few changes to HeXEn 2017 to... well, update some of it. There's certainly a lot more that could be done, but I didn't feel like it was necessary to go all-out on it, since the disc is primarily just used for TSOP/modchip flashing and building new HDDs. But with flashing in mind, there were some issues that should have been addressed, which were 1) editing the EvoX M8+ BIOS files to disable the need for a DVD drive on boot up (because it makes no sense to keep that restriction enabled) and 2) removing the ability to flash iND-BiOS 5004.06 (F only), since it is apparently broken and just bricks the TSOP/modchip. Full changelog: - Changed the default.xbe's title to "HeXEn 2018". - New menu background image. - Main menu's network type is now set to DHCP. - Updated all EvoX M8+ .bin files (including sharp.bin) to remove the DVD drive check by default. - Removed iND-BiOS 5004.06 (F only) because it bricks the TSOP/modchip it is flashed to. - ind-bios.cfg now supports 480p by default. - Corrected an error which prevented the sharp.bin BIOS file from being copied to the HDD. - Partially rewrote the TSOP/modchip flash menus to make things more clear and to correct spelling/grammar. - Updated XBMC to include JCRocky5's 480p Game Loader scripts (useful if you have a 1.6 Xbox, otherwise it can be ignored). - Updated Chimp261812 to JCRocky5's latest release. - 1080i support is now disabled by default (because it slows the Xbox down if enabled). - UnleashX .xbe file replaced with a patched version that doesn't automatically create UDATA folders for all .xbe files it sees on the HDD. -Updated the main menu's skin.xml file to display more system information to the user (on the right-hand side of the screen), and changed the color scheme of the options menus, dialogue boxes, file explorer, keyboard, etc. to better match the background image (no more of UnleashX's default ugly blue scheme clashing with it). - Various other spelling and grammatical fixes. - Other general housekeeping. As for the rather bland new menu background, I had to go for a very minimalistic design, because I suck with Photoshop, lol. It gets the job done though. OGXbox download link. MEGA download link MediaFire download link
  6. 2 points
    Hi All, My name's Ian. Just found this forum--glad to see there are still people working to keep the original xbox community alive. Thanks to everyone contributing for all the hard work!
  7. 2 points
    It's 80-wires with 40-pins still, not 80.
  8. 2 points
    XBMC-Emustation's downloader has a downloadable skin that makes it look more like XBMC4Gamers. If you're using emulators the old-school way, the emulator's root folder should come with a folder called "roms" or something like that and the ROMs need to be placed in there. For XBMC-Emustation though, they go in Q:\.emustation\roms\*system name* or wherever else you set them up to be if you choose to customize the path.
  9. 2 points
    i order 4 of them by accident but have put one of them in a 1.6 xbox and it works great no issues
  10. 2 points
    Hi friends I came. Today, 128Mod and 1Mega BIOS Split Dual Boot ... ind bios 5004 67 and evox m8 plus 137 I'll be back
  11. 2 points
    Hi guys I made an hd pack. ^^
  12. 2 points
    It won't do any good as that modchip doesn't support an LCD. The CPLD, a Lattice LC4032V, doesn't have enough macrocells to implement LCD support. Thus, the reason clones left off traces to the pads for an LCD and had no pot installed.
  13. 2 points
    finished this mod , can confirm , its the best image quality i personally ever saw from an OGxbox
  14. 2 points
    Thanks KaosEngineer... I was have been trying to use Rocky5's XBMC-Emustation and he only allows the EarworkJames set, because as he says in a GitHub issue "you must use a specific rom set with N64 as the emulators is crap and the roms set has all roms that work configured to do so." so his scraper thrown an error if it doesn't find this set.... dialog.ok("ERROR","","This isn't [B]EarthWormsJames[/B][CR]N64 emulator best of compilation") update: I just read through the whole emuxtras thread you linked....... update2: Well, good news, this set scrapes just fine, I'll convert the movies after Iget back from work. Thanks again
  15. 2 points
    Found similar set not EarthwormJames' version but from NeMesiS at emuxtras.net on MEGA. There are three files: N64-MoviesMP4 v1.88.7z 1.09 GB N64-GameManuals.7z 892.3 MB Surreal64 RomSet v1.88.7z 4.84 GB Rocky5 created a batch file to convert the MP4 format videos to XMVs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzRN8P835YijcHpHalBqald6dTQ Update: Later in the thread, Rocky5 posted:
  16. 2 points
    Here are two articles from hackaday that are covering similar territory, either might be helpful for creating a solution: The first uses a micro-controller to interface between an N64 and a wireless 360 adapter for the PC https://hackaday.com/2018/07/31/add-on-board-brings-xbox-360-controllers-to-n64/ The second article has more to do with creating wireless controllers out of refurbished retro controllers. Personally, if I could mod my Duke and my S to work wirelessly with my OGBox, that would be my preferred solution as it would preserve the original "feel" of the console. But I would ABSOLUTELY take a 360 controller over my current mess of wires. https://hackaday.com/2012/02/13/wireless-controllers-for-all-your-retro-systems/
  17. 1 point
    Hi. Old geezer here just getting into this stuff. I was given an old xbox with a copy of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. and I just ignored it for five years. I recently stumbled across all this stuff about soft modding and TSOP so here I am, with a TSOP flashed and softmodded 1.4 XBOX with a 500GB hard drive and a handful of games.
  18. 1 point
    eBay. Crazy that they made the cable without the optical driver present. It's part of the small adapter in the picture you attached. The other cable is a standard TSOLink optical cable Monster-style.
  19. 1 point
    There are various UnleashX skins here on these forums. Any skin should support any resolution, though some may not look so good when stretched to widescreen. That being said, you shouldn't enable 1080i on the Xbox. There's just no reason for it. Taxing on the system, causes slowdown and only about six games even support it. 720p max.
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    A Dev Kit already supports the entire 128MB of RAM with it's BIOS. To run retail games, there's an app to allow you to run them from the devkit's dashboard. I'll have to see if I can find it again as my HDD croaked with a majority of my Xbox modding files. Finally received the USB serial-to-TTL level adapter to try and repair the drive as I've found others have done. Can you PM me a copy of the EEPROM file?
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    I'm assuming you mean it's just TSOP flashed? Because it can't be both flashed and softmodded, as the two mods can't coexist. Either way, since the Xbox is a 1.4, you need to remove the clock capacitor if you haven't yet. Leaving it in will kill the Xbox.
  24. 1 point
    Never seen that before, but a quick google says it’s to do with the terminal process. So I wouldn’t worry about it.
  25. 1 point
    thanks, its helps a loot
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Hexen 2017 Auto-Installer. HeXEn 2017.7z
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    First you need to find the link to the original thread on the dead site, which you can find if you search "Surreal xxx roms lagging" on google, first result, first answer. Save that link, then paste it on Yandex (google won't show any results from this site anymore), you should get it at your first result, open it cached (click the green arrow) And the rest should be pretty straighforward. I don't think this method will last long, so treasure that romset.
  30. 1 point
    Is this the hulk skin you mention? [4955]Hulk_ZXB1.zip I think I have the animatrix skin too but the HDD it is stored on is currently messed up. Have some parts on order to try and fix it. Will look at my getting places in the meantime. I sure thought I'd installed it on my Xbox b4 but it is not there now.
  31. 1 point
    Great work! I really value the Hexen DVD. It is so helpful.
  32. 1 point
    Thanks very much for this! It's greatly appreciated
  33. 1 point
    So the system is softmodded and is using a Virtual EEPROM. Thus, any dashboard started modifying the EEPROM settings was only changing the in-memory copy, not the actual EEPROM hardware. The rescuedash on the R: drive has the Virtual EEPROM disabled.
  34. 1 point
    Hi everyone My name is Rens I'm from Overpelt , Belgium, 25 years old (male) I have been into xbox modding about then years ago, softmodded a few, tsopped my own (broke a few). Haven't really done much the last 7 years when it comes to xbox modding, Started gaining interest again about a month ago and i'm having fun right now with trying some different mods
  35. 1 point
    @Psychosurfer I‘m located in Germany. But shipping isn‘t too expensive.
  36. 1 point
    it looks like it just checks that the surreal.ini file is correct (that all the rom names in it match the roms present), so if you copy the ini fro those pack into the emulator directory it works fine.
  37. 1 point
    I think im just gonne cut open a cat5e or 6 cable, should be fine. ill let everyone know how it went when i get to it. i bought the same converter as used in the converter on amazon, should arrive next week
  38. 1 point
    I'd first try to upgrade the softmod using Rocky5's Quick Upgrade.zip package. It's found in his Xbox Softmodding Tool repository under the Installer Variants folder. First, backup all data on the C and E drive partitions of the Xbox's HDD using FTP to download the files.
  39. 1 point
    Hello World Let's discuss about Linux on Xbox Original, and what is it good for? I've read people use it to browse the internet and even watch Youtube throught a special distributive of Mozilla. Can anyone confirm launching Linux ports of Windows games on XDSL, and which ones? Counter Strike port for Linux would be awesome, never tried that, but found a port of 1.4 or 1.5 on the web. Maybe anyone kept a website on Xbox, by using it as server? What I was most impressed of, is the posibility of running a cluster of Xbox-es, tried that few years ago, but the update links for that distro were all dead, hope somebody has an image of a Linux distributive with everything set up or maybe can point on how to fully install everything in 2018. Do I understand correctly. that the cluster's power is all node's powers summarized, for example as the picture shows , is 12 x 733 mhz = 8796mhz? http://www.bgfax.com/xbox/home.html https://www.anandtech.com/show/1539/8 http://www.xl-cluster.org/index.php
  40. 1 point
    Of course they won't, because as was stated, HD cables need to be hooked up in order for it to display HD settings. Composite is not HD. What do you mean? Just mod the console to remove the region lock. Or by "region lock" do you actually mean the video mode? If so, just mod it and use Enigmah-X to change the video mode.
  41. 1 point
    The BIOS is trying to access the HDD and DVD during boot up. If the device does not respond at as quickly as expected, I think that's when the stutter occurs.
  42. 1 point
    I agree with the sentiments being expressed here. I've already done an HDMI install using Kevtriss' HDMINES and UltraHDMI (internal HDMI for the NES and N64) Neither of those were a simple job and both came with the understanding that DIY was not for first timers and was intended for experienced installers only. I don't believe that either offered any customer support beyond an online tutorial and a good installation video. If you don't want to put up with order fulfillment you could work with https://www.game-tech.us/ like Kevtriss does. They open up preorders every so often and when they get enough they order a large batch of units from China. I had to wait 6 months to get my UltraHDMI, installed it myself and couldn't be happier with the process because it makes available obscure tech that's a must have for retro enthusiasts like me. N64 Freak we're practically begging you to release an install kit! I'd pay $100+ for a quality internal DIY solution!
  43. 1 point
    Thank you for doing this! Will use this soon to softmod (hot-swap-hdd-method) my new and functional Xbox i found on the garbage-dump (can you believe how wastefull people are sometimes?)
  44. 1 point
    If it's worth doing, it's worth doing stupid.
  45. 1 point
    Hello guys, good nites, can you help me to find this thumbnails for xbmc4gamers, or someone can upload them, please,
  46. 1 point
    Bust or not Not all the pads for the chip have a connection anywhere else but to the pad. Those pads are easy to lift off the board but do not matter as they have no electrical connection only present for physical attachment of the chip to the printed circuit board. Those pins are labeled N.C (no connection) in the datasheet - see page 4 of the attachment for the pinout diagram. Samsung K4D263238D-QC50 - DSA-569279.pdf
  47. 1 point
    i made this mod for my self was lazy and i dont like soldering stuf to my xbox motherboard ! so i did it to the sata to ide adapter and it works the same
  48. 1 point
    Hello everyone! Just joined and will be upfront that I do own a business around case modding and deal with the original Xbox as well! I just wanted to share for some of you who are considering case mods since that is much less common than some of the hard/soft mods. I made a 4 part series that teaches how to build and complete an entire case mod for the original Xbox console..from scratch! Hopefully this isn't seen as spammy or anything since I am technically a business, but I do try to make a lot of tutorials so people can learn how to cut window mods and install LED lights, etc. The four part series can be found on my website here (videos inside are also available on youtube) : http://www.tinker-mods.com/modding-tutorials/original-xbox-case-modding-tutorials.php
  49. 1 point
    I recommend using the softmodding tool from jrocky5 as it's the most user friendly and up to date. His softmodding tool Xtras disc is nice too because it allows you to change from an old softmod to his without all the hassle.
  50. 1 point
    Startech IDE2SAT2, HDE IDE-to-SATA at Amazon, cheaper in 2 packs, looks like the one you've shown, and KingWin ADP-06. (master only operation) and, Sabrent SBT-STDB to name a few. 2TB SATA Upgrade Tutorial at xbmc4xbox.org.uk

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