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Hi,

I want to get back into making custom x2 4981 bios's but need the XBOX TEXT.3ds file as mentioned in the screen grab below (x-projects.org is long gone).

I know I could use a newer bios but I liked messing with this particular one and having everything on the tsop rather than having a config file on the hdd.

If anyone has it could you please PM me? I have 3ds max and deep exploration but I can't find this, any help or links appreciated :)

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1 hour ago, Ging3rguy said:

Checkout xbmcmoddforxbox google drive, there is a copy there.

Do you happen to have a link at all? Just searched but couldn't find anything. Thanks 

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Unfortunately you don't seem to have the XBOX TEXT.3ds template I'm after. I did check all folders.

I don't want to use X2 5XXX bios's, I want to modify an X2 4981 bios and package the changes within the bios, no config file (i prefer to have everything on tsop). I'm going to replace the XBOX text on the splash screen with different text. It's a 3d wireframe model hence me needing the template file.

Thanks anyway

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17 minutes ago, Ging3rguy said:

Give this a try. Look in unofficial.

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Unfortunately that's just the X2 bios's, not the template for 3ds max. Thanks anyway

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:25 PM, ShinGoutetsu said:

Hi,

I want to get back into making custom x2 4981 bios's but need the XBOX TEXT.3ds file as mentioned in the screen grab below (x-projects.org is long gone).

I know I could use a newer bios but I liked messing with this particular one and having everything on the tsop rather than having a config file on the hdd.

If anyone has it could you please PM me? I have 3ds max and deep exploration but I can't find this, any help or links appreciated :)

NOTE: Image removed from the quoted text from the first post in this thread --KaosEngineer

 

Okay, I've been looking for this holy grail of Xbox BIOS modding files too - XBOX TEXT.3ds from x-projects.org without any luck.  The Wayback Machine did not seem to archive it.

However, today I was looking at the Wayback Machine's saved content from www.kernelbase.com and xfiles.kernelbase.com and happened to click on one of the links on the pages captured and low and behold some files downloaded that I'd not been able to locate there before.

Wayback Machine downloads of captured content from www.kernelbase.com
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 N = File to download

     3DS Templates
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 7 - 3ds4_template.zip  -> 3DS Max 4 Template
 8 - 3ds5_template.zip -> 3DS Max 5 Template
 9 - 3ds6_template.zip -> 3DS Max 6 Template

Video Tutorial
================================================================================
10 - createx.zip -> How-to Create .X Files Video Tutorial

Hex Workshop Templates
================================================================================
11 - x2_4979_full.hbk
12 - x2_4981_full.hbk
13 - x2_4983_full.hbk
14 - m7_full.hbk

Other
================================================================================
15 - hex2txt.zip -> Hex 2 Text

BIOS Editors
================================================================================
16 - indbios_config_app_v0.4.25.rar
17 - kernelbasherv1.1.0.zip
18 - scene_tool.zip -> Scene Tool - BETA 0.01

DirectX Files (Download Listing shows 6; however, only 5 when entering section)
================================================================================
19 - flame.zip -> Flame
20 - halo.zip -> Halo Text
21 - apv.zip  -> Anti PoP Video
22 - atari.zip -> Atari
23 - autobots.zip -> Auto Bots

Page [2] Entry --- Oh, here's the sixth file

24 - PIMP.zip 
        --> not saved by WBM, it was on a second page. Looks like they did
            not capture it. :(

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

25 - Unknown only shows a message, "You do not have the correct permissions to download this file."
 

I created and attached one large archive file with all of the files that I was able to download:

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Note: The 3DS Template in the template archives is not named XBOX TEXT.3DS each version's file is a bit differently named but all end in dot max, not dot 3ds.  The version 6 template file is named XBOXTEXT.max.

 

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15 minutes ago, KaosEngineer said:

However, I do not have a copy of 3DS Max 4, 5 or 6 and Deep Exploration to try using these templates.

Great find, thank you! I have 3dsmax 6 and deep exploration somewhere so i'll install it and take a look

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2 hours ago, KaosEngineer said:

However, I do not have a copy of 3DS Max 4, 5 or 6 and Deep Exploration to try using these templates.

It works! I had to install windows xp on a vm, then 3dsmax 6 but your download actually has the template file. Thanks!

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I think I figured out what request?25 was 

The source code to KernelBasher.  It required Site Membership to download the file.  Without an account on their site, you'd not have the correct permissions to download the file.

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Release of KernelBasher source code

To keep with the rules of the GPL licence, we are releasing the source code for V1 of Kernelbasher.

Download for site members only (Sorry) - Please login or register to see this link.

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Not sure why they restricted downloads as it's to be GPL'd source code.
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Unfortunately i don't have deep exploration 2, just 3.5 which keeps crashing when opening the exported .dxf mesh. 

I'm hoping it just needs some windows updates installing (downloading now) but if that doesn't work does anyone happen to have deep exploration 2.0? 

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So I figured it out in the end, kind of protracted but it seems to have worked:

Basically I followed the tutorial up to opening the .dxf in deep exploration then saved the .dxf to usb within the VM, copied it to my Win 10 desktop and opened it in deep exploration (installed on my Win 10 pc obviously).

Followed the rest of the tutorial from there apart from using flubber text tool (I used kernelbasher v1.2 instead as it is the same thing but with more options) and now have a flubbered.bin 256kb x2 4983.67 bios with the XBOX text modified to say DEMON (in red) and red X, red fog, random geometry, etc. Now just need to get a cheap modchip to test it out with as I don't want to flash it to tsop just incase it's not good 🤨 Anyone selling an aladdin in the UK?

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OK i've run into a problem and i'm struggling to resolve it.

When i export the text mesh and open it in deep exploration the model is skewed so when i inject the text.x into the bios it's skewed also.

Anyone know how to resolve it? It looks like it's on the right axis in 3dsmax (see screenshot showing 3dsmax below, deep exploration on the left and how it should look in deep exploration according to the tutorial on the right).

Any help much appreciated

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