Jump to content

Xecuter 2.6 on v1.6 advice


Recommended Posts

Hello Friends

I think this has 2 x 512mb banks on this chip.

On bank 1 I have xecuter x5035 and when I switch to bank 2 I get a blank screen, so I presume its empty.

I am going to use @sweetdarkdestinyinstaller disc 2021 as it has everything!

Is there any software to check this correctly? I have tried the BIOS checker on @sweetdarkdestiny installer disc and it doesn't actually state x5035 but one of the dashboards does identify it. 

I was thinking of keeping x5035 on bank 1 and flash Evox M8Plus_1.6 nodvd on bank 2.

I believe x5035 uses a config ini file to modify its settings,  and I can use Evox m8 x4gamers EEC and ignore the presence of the DVD drive. I presume I can do this on the x5035 via the ini to point to  x4gamers dash and ignore the DVD?

If this all sounds right, which app should use to keep bank 1 and flash 2 as there is a x2 flasher software. I can see an x2config under the BIOS on the installer DVD. 

@sweetdarkdestinyrecommends "2.2. Flash ModChip or TSOP (No Winbond/Sharp TSOP!)."

and there is "2.2.3. Flash Xecuter Bios (XBox v1.0/v1.5)." but I have a v1.6

Sorry for all these questions, I have been thinking about this for days and need your advice.

Thank you

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

7 minutes ago, AtariSoul said:

On bank 1 I have xecuter x5035 and when I switch to bank 2 I get a blank screen, so I presume its empty.

With the executor 2.6 you need to combine the 2 X 512kb bios file in to 1 X 1012kb(1meg) file then flash that.

 

This program will allow you to combine the 2 bios files in to 1 X1meg file that you can then flash to the chip

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z6arf91ixphfuua/AAC0uaa2wmGOxxpEE9udL4N7a?dl=0

 

8 minutes ago, AtariSoul said:

If this all sounds right, which app should use to keep bank 1 and flash 2 as there is a x2 flasher software. I can see an x2config under the BIOS on the installer DVD. 

It properly has a bios file in the other bank that is not 1.6 compatible.

 

When your adding the X2-5035 bios make sure it has v16 in the file name(x2.5035.v16plus.137.bin) or it will not work on the version 1.6 board

 

Cheers

SS Dave


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

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @SS_Davefor your reply.  Its been over 15 years since I did this :) I do recall the program you posted on DropBox now!

I also have a X3 modded XBOX, if I remember correctly, I can browse from Windows to the XBOX and flash it across the LAN.  

I presume for the X2 I'll have to FTP or copy via USB stick to hard drive and then use a flashing tool from @sweetdarkdestinyinstall DVD?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AtariSoul said:

Thanks @SS_Davefor your reply.  Its been over 15 years since I did this :) I do recall the program you posted on DropBox now!

I presume for the X2 I'll have to FTP or copy via USB stick to hard drive and then use a flashing tool from @sweetdarkdestinyinstall DVD?

Yes FTP the compiled bios to the X2.6 board and use any flash program or FTP Xblast.xbe to the X2.6 box and then you can flash the chip from you home network.

 

Cheers

SS Dave


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

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AtariSoul said:

Thanks @SS_Davefor your reply.  I did try XBLAST but it said "unsupported modchip" so I just used 5.2.1.7. FlashX v1.2 XECUTER on  @sweetdarkdestiny install disk.

Happy New Year :) 

It has been 12 months since I flashed my X2.6 chip and Xblast is my goto flash program then raincoat flash.

The main thing is you now have it working with a new BIOS.

 

Happy New Year to you as well

Cheers

SS Dave


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

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.

  • Similar Content

    • By TWesten
      Hi all, sadly the Xecuter X3 BIOS User's Manual has been removed from http://x3.bustedchain.com/ and from the team executer site.
      Does anyone have it saved as a complete webpage that I could go get a copy of? Would be most obliged if so thanks!
      Or does anyone know of any mirror still hosting these pages?
      Cheers!
    • By bolofski
      Hi, i purchased a faulty 1.6 xbox which was modded with xecuter 3 and the front control panel, the xbox was powering up but no sign of life on the chip or front panel, upon inspection the lpc rebuild board wasnt installed straight, it seemed to be slightly skew, i didnt really have the proper kit to remove and reseat the lpc rebuild board so i desoldered everything else and re-installed it all into a 1.4 so no need for the lpc board, i now have signs of life on the chip (chip lights up blue) and the front control panel (logo lights red and hdd activity light blinks) however i cant get the chip to enable, ive tried the bank switches in various positions, short press, long press, if i try pressing eject and power together the xbox frags once then powers up normally but the logo light is always red, ive retried all my solder points on the lpc / d0 but to no avail, anyone have any ideas anything else i could try?  thanks

    • By sweetdarkdestiny
      Bios “FAQ”:
       
      What does CEE or EEC meen and what is different?
      CEE/EEC is the boot order of the bios file.
      CEE will boot it’s first Dashboard from the “C:\” partion of the drive. In most cases it’s “C:\evoxdash.xbe”.  Which can be either a the EvolutionX Dashboard or a shortcut to a different Dashboard on any other partition (C,E,F or G). So you could place a shortcut on C:\ and point to E:\Dash\UnleashX\unleashx.xbe and when you boot up your XBox, UnleashX will show up as Dashboard.
      Screen : https://imgur.com/a/hf6nG5Z
      In some cases, the evoxdash.xbe can be found, for what ever reason. Then the bios tries to boot the second letter “E:\” which points to UnleashX (In the pic above – E:\Dash\UnleashX\unleashx.xbe).
      If that can be found it will boot UnleashX. And you guessed it, if that can’t be found either, the Bios tries a last time with “E:\Dash\EvolutionX\evoxdash.xbe”. When all of these options has failed, you will get an fancy error screen.
      Note: For some apps like Dashloader ect. you should use a CEE bios to avoid any trouble. I would say, a CEE is the most user frindly option even, if you have more experiences, it makes no differend.
      EEC will boot it’s first Dashboard from the “E:\” partion of the drive. They point mostly strait to a Dashboard like “E:\Dash\UnleashX\unleashx.xbe” or “E:\XBMC4Gamers\default.xbe” as you can see in the screen below.
      Screen : https://imgur.com/a/GsFOZCo
      So that’s the main difference between them and they are the most common bios variations.
      But every “rule” has his exceptions. Some times you have bioses like “EFC” or “FFC”. If I remember right, the X-Disk from FireFucker has those bioses. Not sure why but if I had to make a guess “FireFucker – FF” = F partition. But thats just a guess. So you see, you can point your bios to what ever you want. C,E,F or G, it just depends on you. But there is a little “twist” in here.
      Some old Dashboards lile tHc, BlackStromX (BSX) and some other will need a bios which boots C first because those are “Hacked” MS Dashbaords. Ofc you could HEX-Edit the hell out of it, like some ppl. Have done with BSX or tHc Lite but at the end, it’s not worth it. All “modern” dashboards boot from everywhere.
      So let’s move on to iND.
      iND bioses are a bit different. A iND bios has, not always but most likely, a config file in which the bootorder is stored (you could inject the config to the bios but, for 1 sec it’s not worth the trouble you could get into and in case you use a 5004.06 bios it could breake your XBox). To edit the config of the iND bios you can use the IND-BIOS Configurator or notepad. It just depends on your personal taste. Like you see in the screen below, in the “ind-bios.cfg” and in “ IND-BIOS Configurator” appears the same. It’s almoste or is the same like you have already seen in the EvTool for EvoX bioses.
      Screen :  https://imgur.com/a/YSWRajj
      And they work the same way. You can do CEE, EEC configs if you want and inject them and you would have an EEC, CEE bios like you have with the EvoX bioses but that not very common. Most ppl. prefere to use the config. A plus here is, you can edit the config fast and you don’t need to re-falsh a bios just to make the change work.
      Example - iND bootorder (ind-bios.cfg)
      DASH1=\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2\evoxdash.xbe DASH2=\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\Dash\UnleashX\unleashx.xbe DASH3=\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\Dash\EvolutionX\evoxdash.xbe DEFAULTXBE=\Device\CdRom0\default.xbe The rest is the same like for EvoX. And now the last, the Xecuter bios.
      Like the iND, the Xecuter bios has a config, the “x2config.ini”. And like in the iND config you can edit it with x2-config-maker tool or with Notepad like you can see in the screen below.
      Screen : https://imgur.com/a/81liMNt
      nd yes, it’s the same like in EvoX or iND but you have 2 Dashboard options more which can fail before you get that fancy error I have talked in the beginning.
      You can change the boot order here as fast as in the iND and you don’t need to re-flash it in case of a change. One different here, you cant inject the ini to the bios like you could do it with the iND but again, who want’s that.
      Example - x2/x3 bootorder (x2config.ini)
      dash1Name = e:Dash\UnleashX\unleashx.xbe dash2Name = e:Dash\EvolutionX\evoxdash.xbe dash3Name = e:Dash\XBMC4Gamers\default.xbe dash4Name = c:evoxdash.xbe dash5Name = c:xboxdash.xbe So that it about the CEE, EEC, XBMC or X4G bioses.
      Some other interesting things which should be cleard up are, that even the name “noDVD” seems to say that you don’t have a DVD drive, that is not true.
      As we all know the XBox will not boot up when you remove your DVD drive or it’s gone bad.
      A noDVD bios just disables the check for it so the XBox simply didn’t care if it’s there or if it’s working. And because more and more drives beginning to fail because they get old it’s a smart choice to flash a noDVD bios. BUT you have to keep your eyes open.
      Because, since HeXEn/TruHeXEn has faulty noDVD bios on it, ppl. Start to belive that you can’ t boot a DVD and some just belive you can use it at all, like I said above. Both isn’t true.
      So if you have a “good” noDVD bios, you can boot/cold boot any DVD you want. Let’s take a look at the screen below.
      Screen : https://imgur.com/a/1KA1gmZ
      Like you can see, the left one is a “good” noDVD bios. It has still “default.xbe” in the DVD box.
      The one on the right is missing that. So even you have a good working DVD drive the bios don’t know what it should boot. That meens, when you have such a bios on your XBox, you will only be able to launch the DVD from your Dashboard but not if you power on your XBox with the DVD already in the drive. We have the well known HeXEn cold boot bug which hopefully get fixed in the 2021,2022,2023 version? We will see – or not. That depends on Heimdall and his finger.
      So whats left to say? Oh right.
      F, G or F+G. And what stand this letters for? They define the layout of the hard drive. So if you have a huge 2TB HDD in your XBox, you have to use F+G (Partition F and G) if you like to use that space.
      For smaller HDD’s up to 250GB max, a F only would be fine but, you could also use a F+G because there is basicly no downside (Did your PC care if you have just C partition even Windows supports up to 5 partitions? ).
      That leads us to the last question.
      Which bios you should choose? That depends. I would say. If you don`t have a 128MB XBox, I would recommend a “EvoX m8+ F+G noDVD CEE” bios. You flash it once and then you can forget it.
      EvoX is fast it does make the job well and you can do pretty much the same with it like you can do with the others. And if you have an v1.6 you have to use it in case you have a Aladdin, LPC2 or any other “cheap” modchip which just has 256kb. The other option for a 1.6 would be an x2 5035 but that’s an 512kb bios.
      But if you have a fancy schmancy bling bling 128MB XBox, I would choose the iND but, I have to point out here that there isn’t a “becasue of”. Some nerdynerds have a reason for that, I don’t.
      So… I think, thats it for this little weivrevo which turned out to be a little bit longer.
       
      I hope that I gave you some more or less usefull information and that I cleared things up a little for beginner or HeXEn/TruHeXEn noDVD user.
       
      If so, hit the like and subscribe button and don’t miss the next video …
       
      PEACE!
       
      PS. If you have found a typo, congrats, you have found the copy protection.
       
       

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.