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  1. 3 points
    If anyone has a Hyperkin Duke controller, I think ive got it working in the latest firmware update. If anyone is bored and wants to try it out, the firmware is here: https://github.com/Ryzee119/ogx360/releases/tag/1.4 You will likely only need to update the 'master' module on your ogx360
  2. 3 points
    Hello v3ck1n I would suggest that you get a temperature controlled soldering station with a small and medium size tip. Get some flux paste and for solder I use a leaded solder 0.8 mm diameter. You will also need desoldering Braid/wick to remove solder and to remove large amounts of solder a desolder pump. A magnifying glass and light combo is the way to go and a small vice to hold small parts while soldering is also useful. You don't need to spend a fortune just get the best you can afford . Then get some old circuit boards to practice on 1st Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  3. 3 points
    There is some other variable you're leaving out. The original Xbox dvd drives are 100% NOT LOCKED to the motherboard. They didn't start doing that with dvd drives until xbox 360. Most of us here have swapped every different type of dvd drive into every different xbox. We know that isn't what is going on. Wipe that from your mind and start looking for other variables.
  4. 2 points
    do you shill for thermal paste companies? Everyone is changing xbox thermal paste left and right, because no one explained this properly without before and after comparison, and everyone is thinking that replacing thermal paste on some machines is worthwhile. It's like talking to audiphile, Oh these power cables does make sound better.
  5. 2 points
    I had no idea the all-green Canadian Halo 2 xbox is that much more rare than the Halo 1 green xbox? I picked one up from ebay last week for only $117.10 usd AFTER paying $40 for shipping.
  6. 2 points
    hey guys! not sure if this is the right sub, but well... recently i was clearing out my basement and stumbled across an official XBox Promotional DVD (pics attached below). If I remember correctly, these DVDs were given out to people preordering the system in europe (although I'm not sure about this)... Anyway, the disc is packed with cool artsy dvd-menus, game-trailers, demos and other stuff like the official "life is short, play more"-commercial (you know which one), etc. I have no clue if this DVD is really rare, but I think it's worth asking and this is definitely the right place to ask. so, let me know if you know anything about this dvd. if it's rare and requested by the peeps here, i'm going to create an iso out of it. greetings and happy modding! bot
  7. 2 points
    I'm not keen on hardware modding for aesthetic reasons and I have a particular aversion to LEDs used for that purpose. So I am a purist in that respect but when such modding is done well you can not help but admire the craft skills being demonstrated.
  8. 2 points
    Disconnect the 2 wires (BT and L1) the front of the PCB and leave the D0 wire alone then ground the BT on the mod chip The linking BT to ground makes the chip always active. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  9. 2 points
    I have used this to run an old laptop hdd in a PC before. The 2.5 inch HDD's only need 5 volt. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  10. 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
  11. 2 points
    I've just read your post on the other forum with the suggestion to hotswap to XBHDM and if Rocky5's backdoor didn't work (pity) then it is probably going to be your best bet. There is indeed a XBHDM USB but how you fix this exactly I'm not the one to advise - never used it so you need advice from somebody else about that. From the sound of it you've busted the MS dashboard so it doesn't display but whether just replacing the files with stock ones would work I'm not sure. It depends so much on what you did with the partitioning. If that is messed up you will have to use XBHDM to rebuild the HDD from scratch but please wait until you get a reply and advice from somebody who knows how to use XBHDM USB before doing anything.
  12. 2 points
    Hey Folks, hey @KaosEngineer and @neighbor! hope you guys are doing well? So today, I ripped the DVD with my XBox. i ripped it with 2 different modes (iso and raw), created a Mega-Account and uploaded all the files, they are ready to go. I also scanned the artwork (front, back and DVD) for you guys (just in case you want to print it out or use it digitally). Here are the links: Raw DVD-Files: https://mega.nz/#F!rZh1SbQL .iso DVD-Files: https://mega.nz/#F!fJoBFRjK Artwork: https://mega.nz/#F!GI4HVLiQ so, start you machines and get downloading! greetings! bot
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  14. 2 points
    the text is in german and reads something on the lines of: "feel the difference! dvd with games, which have never been seen before, exclusive previews of games which aren't even available yet and videos from:" fischerspooner, gorillaz, ministry of sound, primal scream.
  15. 1 point
    Pins on the hard drive check is definitely worth looking at
  16. 1 point
    Hi all, Long time modder and lurker, first time poster but I wanted to share a project I have been working on the last couple months. It is a small PCB which allows you to use Wireless Xbox 360 controllers (via the Xbox 360 USB Wireless Receiver) on an OG Xbox console. The design is loosely based on another similar project I did for the Nintendo 64 console https://imgur.com/gallery/HVLea3d Following the release of this board another forum user sent me an email asking if this device could be adapted for the OG Xbox, and funnily enough that was the next thing I was going to attempt! I wanted to support the following features atleast: Up to four players with rumble support. 100% USB Bus Powered so no external power supply needed. Fast bootup time, so it's up and running in time for the OG Xbox. Low input lag. As always, this is a hard thing to measure, however I can say that an OG Xbox controller is polled by the console every 4ms or so. My software gathers all the Xbox 360 wireless controller data, collates it and generates all the HID reports every 4 ms aswell. It's possible an input may miss this 4ms window, so would happen in the next 4ms window. As you probably know, an OG Xbox controller is basically a USB HID device, however it has some custom requests and other slight differences, meaning that it doesn't work on a Windows machine without a custom driver, and conversely a generic HID controller will not work in an OG Xbox so there was some work in getting a reliable and compatible solution working. To support four controllers, it is necessary to have 4x Full USB device controllers. However I imagine most people would rarely play with 4 people at once so my design is modular meaning you can support anywhere from one up to 4 players as required to keep cost down. This is a link to the github repo with what I came up with https://github.com/Ryzee119/ogx360 A link to my etsy store where you can buy one pre-assembled https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/672315615/ogx360-add-wireless-xbox-360-controller Cheers!
  17. 1 point
    Great work and nice video... Those PWM demos are able to change the original front LED color as well. By default they are all set to "green", therefore the controller ports are currently "dimmed" where the front panel is "bright". By changing the last string in each line from "0F" to "FF" will make both modules "bright". I'll make the changes and upload new revision of the "Xenium Essentials" download on my main thread for you....
  18. 1 point
    One of my XBOXes on startup, if chip enabled, most of the times restarted itself 2 times and red/green flashing, and no video. But was working flawlessly without modchip enabled. After resoldering all the the modchip's LPC part I also noticed that GND was soldered quite bad and not always doing good contact with the underside GND motherboard point. It worked! After that, I also bridged (as you) the BT to GND and now it works every single time, not even a failure since.. Maybe it's worth to double check the soldering? Have a nice day, Sceriffo
  19. 1 point
    NO, JTAG is not used to fix the OS portion of the OpenXenium modchip. The flash.bin BIOS/OS of the modchip and the openxenium.svf file for the FPGA/CPLD are two entirely different types of code for the OpenXenium modchip. (FPGA = field programmable gate array. CPLD = complex programmable logic device.) flash.bin contains the Xenium OS that controls the modchip. Written to the OpenXenium modchip's 2MB flash memory chip via the low-pin count (LPC) debug port bus. openxenium.svf is the firmware loaded to the CPLD. Written to the CPLD of the OpenXenium modchip via the JTAG port on the modchip. Not what you want to use to recover from wiping the XeniumOS from the modchip's flash memory chip. If you wiped out the Xenium OS and if the flash.bin originally written to the modchip contained the recovery BIOS section, you can enable the recovery mode of the chip and reflash the Xenium OS 2.3.1 to the chip. Or, if not, more about second recovery method later. From Ryzee119's OpenXenium README.md at github.com: If you bridge the two recovery pins on power up, it will attempt to boot the XeniumOS recovery BIOS if available. This functions the same as a genuine Xenium modchip. For more details on the use of the recovery mode, read the Xenium OS 2.0 User Manual. The original Xenium modchip had a switch to enable recovery mode. Edit: Oops, sorry, there's not much about using the recovery mode in the Xenium OS 2.0 User Manual. It's in the Xenium-OS Update Manual. Now, more on the second recovery method mentioned earlier: If you have another hard modded Xbox (or another working modchip to install into and boot this console) after booting into a replacement dashboard, you can hot-swap the modchip and write the flash.bin file to the OpenXenium modchip by running the Xbox application xenium-tools.xbe available in the releases section at the OpenXenium github.com site.
  20. 1 point
    Here you are I remember bad. It's more like "T" shaped
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  22. 1 point
    Good to hear you have it working . That not hard for it to look better than the pound cable . My pound cable is in the junk box where it belongs. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  23. 1 point
    too much hoops for a 80gb drive. but if you really want, why not.
  24. 1 point
    Awesome i like it! Good Job.
  25. 1 point
    as the title says, I want to change the location of the music in the folder E: \ TDATA \ fffe000 to one of the following partitions F: \ or G: \. Because I installed almost the DLCs and it rest 100mb, and E: has a small storage about 4.8gb. I would like to install my music and listen to it in PGR2. So i ask is there a option to change soundtrack location?? UPDATE:I got it working, its piece of cake , it's just change location inside XBE, and copy the folder TDATA\FFFE0000 in E\ to F\. Thats all. Also i changed the location of XBOX Soundtrack Editor to look directly to F\DATA\FFFE0000. I tested in PGR2,FORZA,GTASA and its working!! Before : After :
  26. 1 point
    Heretic is named xHeretic. Wolfenstein's release Wolfenstein 3D is there too but the port has no sound. There are 83 homebrew game releases available from emuxtras.net's Homebrew ports download section. Many emulators are also available from a different sections of their downloads area.
  27. 1 point
    Hi Guys Can you believe the x wanted to throw this out!
  28. 1 point
    I would suggest an offcut of plywood about 50% bigger than the Xbox rather than news paper. It's cheap and non conductive also if it get stained or dirty it's not a big loss. As for a fume extractor unless your working in a confined space soldering for hours on end I think is a overkill and wearing latex gloves while soldering it's not for me. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  29. 1 point
    I'm aware of this and because of this I wrote a small program to convert the ReDump iso's to Xiso. These iso's work fine. I used DVD2XBOX to rip Ninja Gaiden to ISO and it saved it in two parts. This iso doesn't seem to work/load. that's why I asked I'll try to rip another big game with DVD2XBOX and the ISORIPPER provided in the driveimageutils archive. Good to know it should support multi part iso's. Thanks missed that...
  30. 1 point
    You need the attach app, attach.xbe, from NKPatcher's driveimageutils-v1.0.1.zip (attached below). You rename the attach.xbe file to default.xbe and place a copy of it in the subfolder with the dot iso file. You also need to edit the internal XBE Title of that default.xbe file for the item to appear with the name you want displayed in the Games menu. The folder name the files in has nothing to do with the name displayed in the menu. It's the TItle stored inside the default.xbe file that is used to populate the text of the menu. Use UnleashX's File Explorer's select menu option Rename XBE TItle to do so. Browse to the copy of the attach apps copy named default.xbe so the filename is highlighted in the explorer window then press the Start or White button for the Select menu to appear. D-pad up to Rename XBE TItle and press A. Use the onscreen keyboard to edit the name and save the new XBE Title. See: https://imgur.com/9CbLEtL Reboot or refresh the top-level Games menu (Press Start, use the D-pad to highlight Refresh List... then press A.) Edit: the attach.xbe file is small, 6.76KBs, so I've attached it. There are more tools in the driveimageutils archive linked above so you may want to download it. attach.xbe MD5 Hash: E658735E0A533D2A9F5DFB60B8334FC7 attach.xbe
  31. 1 point
    I’ve seen someone letting isopropyl alcohol sit on the stickers and soak in for a bit to cleanly remove them for putting back on. Haven’t tried that method myself. I’ve only used a hairdryer to partly lift the stickers to get at screws.
  32. 1 point
    Your choice of BIOS is really up to you as everyone has their favorite and some will say that the one they use is the only one and the other's are crap. I use the X2 and the M8 bios and seeing the Open Xenium can have several why not load up some different ones and try for you self. The M8 can be modified using EVtools and there is XBtools for some of the X2 bios. The IND bios can also be modified by changing the config file on the Hard Drive Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  33. 1 point
    Xbox UnleashX skins I'm warming too much more than I have in the past are the XBMC Project Mayhem/PM3 skin lookie-likies. The best of those you might think you're using a XBMC dashboard of some sort at least on the 'home' screen. For more Xbox UnleashX skins Google "UnleashX 69 skins pack" plenty of links but unfortunately the Google Drive archive which had 625 UnleashX skins has disappeared completely. There is however a Google Drive archive of EvoX skins still available. Rocky5 created a simple conversion tool to convert EvoX skins to UnleashX. If you can find that it does a pretty good job although some positional tweaking of specific Sources text may be required for a polished look.
  34. 1 point
    Well, the problem is solved, here's an update: I went ahead and removed the modchip from LPC....and controllers started working when booting into stock! So I thought 'ah, must be something with the modchip'. Decided to reattach the modchip to see if I could replicate the controller problem and....controllers worked. So I reassembled my Xbox, and now everything seems to be working. Still not sure what the issue was; modchip not seated correctly? A loose connection that was fixed by reassembly? In any case, thanks for the replies everyone, it looks like this is a rocky start for my first xbox project!
  35. 1 point
    Is the controller a MS one or after market? Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  36. 1 point
    Hi, I would defininely swap the ports over to rule out a bad one, also check the wires going to the port connectors are all as the should be. Its possible to damage them by pulling on the wires to free the connector from the motherboard.
  37. 1 point
    then you have a dead drive.... they are fully interchangeable
  38. 1 point
    Certainly it will depend on the typical operating temperatures and, I believe although cannot prove it, whether the Xbox was left attached to a power supply 24/7. I think keeping the cap charged up even at the lower temperatures with Xbox off might have a significant effect on their working life. It would explain why some people have suffered early clock cap leakage and others have not had any problems........................yet.
  39. 1 point
    There has been cases of the Gold clock cap starting to bulge and leaking the version 1.6 boards but it's still not as common as the 1.0-1.4 boards. The 1st leaking clock cap I had was 13 years ago and I think it's depends on the climate the Xbox lives in as that one was in a tropical location. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  40. 1 point
    If it was my Xbox or one sent to me with the problems your having I would fit a mod chip and scrap the Softmod altogether . The number one rule with soft modding is as soon as you can null the hdd key then you can use a PC or a 2nd Xbox to rebuild the hdd. If you can get you hands on a EEprom reader/writer you can read the EEprom from the working 1.6 Xbox and write that to the non working 1.6 Xbox that way you now have 2 Xboxes that have the same HDD key and you could then clone the HDD and put that in the other Xbox. Or if the key has been nulled you can the use a PC to make a drive to work in the 2nd Xbox. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  41. 1 point
    The replacement jewels I've found aren't the same domed shape as the originals. They are cut from a plastic sheet the same size as the opening in the top of the case and engraved/etched with a logo/text and can be attached where the original jewel mounted. See: https://www.chimericsystems.com/product/custom-xbox-jewels
  42. 1 point
    Thanks guys! Now I feel really dumb Imma blame it on the fact it’s a new tv!
  43. 1 point
    Because it is so big a torrent is the only option aside from somebody paying to host it, took me a month of nightly scheduled downloads to get it landed but well worth it. I am attempting to cut the "chaff from the wheat" to make a much more portable version sized at or around 500Gb. Who really needs so many sports and garbage games from 18 years ago? Just grab the torrent and get started, if your ISP is a pain with torrents run a VPN while downloading to obfuscate the traffic.
  44. 1 point
    Thanks guys, I've had alotta positive feedback from the various sites I've posted on.
  45. 1 point
    What BIOS are you using? Also what version of XBMC? Cheers SS Dave Those that can Hard-Mod. Those that can't Soft-Mod.
  46. 1 point
    If you "find" an Xbox ISO file that does not work with anything, it's most likely a "Raw Dump" or "ReDump-style dual layer rip" meant for use with a modded Xbox 360, the ISO needs to be converted from "Raw Dump" to "XISO", you need to use something like the program "XDVDMulleter" to convert the ISO, Google searching with something like "XDVDMulleter ReDump XISO" will lead you to some Reddit posts that might help.
  47. 1 point
    This is my little collection, Mainly ogxbox with some 360 and pc games too.
  48. 1 point
    Hi - thanks a million for the advice I got the clean C and E files - I'm off to prepare the HDM disk now - thanks again!
  49. 1 point
    Hi guys I have an xbox with xecuter 3 and pro switch.. If anyone would like to make an offer
  50. 1 point
    Here is a link to the YouTube video walking you through step-by-step. I hope this is useful if I helped one person I have succeeded... also for some reason if there is some sort of interference I seen a gentleman put A-10 microfarad capacitor in line with the 5volt rail.. Thank you

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