Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
65c102

Original XBoX + UnleashX Year 2020 Problem

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, I've just joined. Great forum

I have an original xbox softmodded with unleashx

I have found an issue when setting the clock to year 2020, after a reboot the clock goes back to 2006. Setting the clock to year 2019 works correctly

Im guessing the problem is some form of bug with the 2 digit year value in the RTC

Do you guys know if anyone has worked on a patch for this ?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello 65c102

Where are  you setting the clock? MS dash ?

 

Cheers

SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No the problem is with the softmod you have installed - SID (Softmod Installer Deluxe).

It checks the system time for a maximum date/time value of midnight 6 June 2019.  If the console's date is after date/time, it sets the clock to a default minimum value which I believe is midnight 4 March 2007.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, annoying-ish SID thing.

Reverted to date varies with SID version but that is correct, depending on your daylight time setting, for the most recent SID version 5.11/12.

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your replys

Yes I did the SID installer route using splinter cell many many moons ago

I tried setting the clock in unleashx and in the ms dash but once unleashx loads the clocks goes back

I could disassemble the code in unleashx and patch it myself but not knowing where to look in all that code might take some time

Is there another version of unleashx that doesnt have this clock check funtion ?

Thanks

-------------- edit ---------------

just been looking into xbe file structure on wiki and I got a headache already, ive never messed around with xbox files before gonna look for some tools to disassemble this dashboard and see if I can find the code that checks the clock and just patch it out with some nops or something

Edited by 65c102
hope to fix this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rocky5 is the guy to brain storm with about this. His Xbox Softmodding Tool sidesteps the problem, if that is the right term, for other reasons by setting the date to always be 01/01/19.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the softmod that's causing the problem not the UnleashX dashboard.

When booting, the softmod checks for the date/time value to be between a known min and max value.  If the date/time is not within that range, the clock is set to the min value.

Backup your C drive using FTP then upgrade the old SID softmod to Rocky5's Please login or register to see this link. using the Build v1.1.7 / Installer Variants / Quick Upgrade.zip content.  Instructions inside the archive's Read Me.txt file on how to use it.  The C drive will no longer have the MS dashboard available to run from it.  You can upload a clean file set of the MS dashboard version 5960 back to the C drive or use the Xbox Softmodding Tool Extras Disc to re-install it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you avoid having that, for me annoying, Shadow C protection?

I've used his softmod before as a test bed but TBH couldn't get on with it. I fiddle, a lot, with settings and edit the config.xml regularly and I just found the whole thing too much hassle for my taste. Great protection for noobs and those whose Xboxes are used by others but not for me.

XBMC4Kids likewise.

Question is why was the SID max time value set so low - if you're going to put a time check in like that why not just set it to 12.12.9999?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/31/2020 at 3:19 PM, KaosEngineer said:

It's the softmod that's causing the problem not the UnleashX dashboard.

When booting, the softmod checks for the date/time value to be between a known min and max value.  If the date/time is not within that range, the clock is set to the min value.

Backup your C drive using FTP then upgrade the old SID softmod to Rocky5's Please login or register to see this link. using the Build v1.1.7 / Installer Variants / Quick Upgrade.zip content.  Instructions inside the archive's Read Me.txt file on how to use it.  The C drive will no longer have the MS dashboard available to run from it.  You can upload a clean file set of the MS dashboard version 5960 back to the C drive or use the Xbox Softmodding Tool Extras Disc to re-install it.

Thanks for providing instructions on how to proceed with Rocky5's installer. I've recently run across this clock issue myself but seeing as I originally ran SID back in like 2006 I didn't really know where to begin in updating the softmod. Cheers.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By aries
      Have a NTSC xbox 1.0 console but live in Italy here is the 220v current,you can mod the PSU to 110v to 220v? at the moment use a step down converter and works fine.
    • By ttsgeb
      This is going to start out as just being copied directly over  from my thread on BitBuilt about the project.
      Please login or register to see this link.

      The xbox has some mildly odd power requirements. It uses the same 20 pin Molex MiniFit Jr connector that an ATX PSU output, however the pinout is completely different.

      As it stands, the typical solution is to use a PicoPSU, a small ATX PSU, a modify it to work with the original xbox.  PicoPSUs can be had for around $15, the power supplies for them can be had for around $10.  It's a very inexpensive solution.  Traditionally when this is done, the Power OK and Power On lines are ignored, the PSU is set to always on, and the wires are run all catywumpus to get to where they need to go.  While this solution works, it's definitely a hack, and I believe we can do better.
       
      So what are the xbox's actual power requirements?
      While I haven't actually cut up a power supply and tried to get the xbox to full load while measuring the current draw, I have a V1.1 PSU here that handily has the power requirements right on the label.
      Max Output Power: 96W
      DC Output:
      +5V -- 13.2A
      +3.3V -- 4.8A
      +12V --1.2A
      +3VSB -- 0.045A
      I hope it's safe to assume that further revisions of the xbox had similar or lower power draw.  Regardless, this seems like a good starting point.
       
      So, how do I plan to accomplish this?
      With 4x LM2678 Regulators from Texas Instruments.
      Please login or register to see this link.
      Why 4 regulators for 3 voltages?
      The LM2678 is a 5A regulator. I need 13.2A on the 5V line.  Having looked at the specs for the PicoPSUs that seem to work just fine, they're rated for 8A on the 5V line. This leads me to believe that 10A should suffice, so I'll need two regulators for 5V.
      I'll also need a 12V regulator, as I plan to run this off of an easily obtainable laptop power supply rather than needing to source an 8A 12V supply.
      I will also be designing a smaller footprint alternative that runs off of 12v for when space is of the highest concern.  I'll likely also break down the xbox's power requirements even further at some point to see if I can't design a PSU that allows for aggressive trimming, but that's much further down the road.
      --------------------------------------------

      I've designed the first iteration of the 24v board, it's 60*32mm. Now that it's done, I don't like it for a variety of reasons. I'm going to try again, putting the low profile components on the backside of the board and the tall components on the topside of it. Maybe I'll be able to squish it down a bit more in the process.
      --------------------------------------------

      There, that's a little better.
      27.5*49.25 mm
      --------------------------------------------
      Oh, hey, I worked on this a bit.
      I ditched the 12v regulator and changed it to 12v in. I also had to source different inductors, which are sadly larger, so the whole board got a couple of mm wider in the process.

      26.5mm*57.2mm

      I think I'm gonna actually order this one, and see if it works.
      --------------------------------------------
      I've since looked at the most recent revision and noticed a couple of flaws in it. I've repaired those flaws, and I'm gonna sleep on it again, look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow, and probably order it.
    • By sweetdarkdestiny
      Like the titel say...
       
      Source: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/21/21265995/xbox-source-code-leak-original-console-windows-3-5
       
      Have a nice day guys.

Board Life Status


Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.