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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:48 pm   
Post subject: ALL NEWBIES: A MUST READ TOPIC!!
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Hi guys,

This topic is just to explain some things to you all and to help you understand whats required to mod your xbox and is explained in simple terms from the beginning.

MODCHIPS:
A modchip is a modchip if you ask me... Really all a modchip does is allows your xbox to boot a hacked M$ (microsoft) Bios which then allows your modchipped xbox to boot backup games, homebrew emulators (N64, PSX, SNES, GENESIS etc) and other homebrew dashboards like the evox dashboard, mediaxmenu, avalaunch etc etc..

One thing you will have to decide is if you can soldier or not.. Maybe you can get a friend or tv repairman/technician to do it for you. They come with instructions normally or you can print them out from the web..
Im sure they wont charge you much.. Maybe a carton of beer.! Smile

If you cant soldier then a NON SOLDIER MODCHIP would be best for you.

Here is some non-soldier modchips:
Xenium (highly recommended)
Xecutor Modchips (highly recommended by other members)
X-CHIP modchip (new) (used to be called chameleon)
AladdinLive (great chip) (http://www.aladdinlive.com) (*i think its non soldier from memory)

There are probably tonnes more but stick with really well know and highly advertised modchips.. You will get the most support for those on any website or forum.

Most modchips come with a swtich these days.. The alladdinlive uses your XBOX on/off switch to turn the modchip on and off.. It also has another feature where you can use your XBOX POWER LED on the front as a HDD ACTIVITY LIGHT! I install these because of the cool features! But i have installed many many other modchips.

I have been working hard to try and add as much information on all modchips on this page here called 'Xbox Modchips':
http://xbox-hq.com/html/modules.php?name=Xbox_Modchips
(Im using alot of data from X-s because they have done all the hardwork)

You can see all of the features of each modchip that is available.. At the moment only the latest generation 4 modchips have info.. It takes quite a bit of time to get all those stats added.!

MODCHIPS & XBOX LIVE:
Most users when looking to purchase a modchip need a switch to turn the modchip off or some other type of protection which modchips can offer to prevent their XBOX from being banned on the XBOX LIVE SERVICE.

If you access the XBOX LIVE SERVICE with your modchip turned on (enabled) your xbox will be banned for life..

So just remember this one!

THE CROMWELL BIOS: (the legal bios)
The cromwell bios is a LEGAL bios. This legal bios is used to allow your xbox to boot XBOX LINUX code.. In otherwords, this bios WILL NOT allow you to boot backups or anything.. ONLY LINUX or LINUX APPS..

Just about every modchip you purchase from the internet will come flashed with a cromwell bios. This is for LEGAL REASONS. The only country i know of that is allowed to ship a MODCHIP with a hacked bios already flashed is SWEDEN. (http://www.aladdinlive.com).

DIFFERENT XBOX DVD ROM MEANS DIFFERENT BRAND OF MEDIA NEEDED:
Most newbies probably would know this but there are a couple of different brands of DVD ROM DRIVE in the RETAIL XBOX CONSOLE.. This means that when you burn DVD-R/RW CDR/RW etc etc it will depend what brand of DVD ROM drive you have to what media it will take.

The SAMSUNG DVD XBOX DRIVE is the only XBOX DVD ROM to play CDR's.. All other XBOX DVD ROM DRIVES DO Not play CDR's.

All Xboxes read CDRW's but you must find a brand that your xbox likes.. Buy a couple of different really cheap brands until yuo find one that boots with your xbox..

Here is a tutorial abuot media and different xbox dvd rom drives.

Dvd Drives and Best Type of Media:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-76.html

SO YOU BOUGHT YOUR MODCHIP AND INSTALLED IT WHAT NOW?
So you installed your new modchip and all the lights are flashing like they should. What now you say.. How come it doesnt boot backups??

Well like i mentioned in the last section or so 'THE CROMWELL BIOS' your modchip is normally shipped with the cromwell bios flashed onto your modchip.. Your xbox will boot normally with your MODCHIP turned off (disabled) but it comes up with a INSERT BIOS CD screen or doesnt show anything at all when its ENABLED..

Dont worry, This just means you now need to FLASH YOUR BIOS with the latest hacked M$ Bios.. To do this you will need to know the correct procedure to flash your modchip..

Flashing means to transfer a file from either your PC to the modchip via a modchip programmer or from your XBOX DVDROM DRIVE oR HDD to the MODCHIP!

Have a hunt through the xbox-hq.com xbox tutorials section and you will find the information you need for your modchip. We have gone to alot of effort to gather these tutorials and many member have used them before you!

If your modchip is not listed just ask for help in forums.. OR, If your a VIP member Just POST A VIP SUPPORT TICKET and it will be replied to immediately..

Xbox Tutorials here:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials.html


MY MODCHIPS INSTALLED, FLASHED AND WORKING PERFECT:
So your modchips working and all your seeing is the same old MICROSOFT DASHBOARD eh..?!?! Smile This is where things get fun!
The microsoft Dashboard can be changed. The M$ (microsoft) Dashboard is what you see when you turn on your xbox.. Like a WINDOWS DESKTOP! (sort of??)

You can install so many different dashboards its getting hard to even think of them all..

Heres a short list of some popular dashboards:
- EVOX DASHBOARD
- XBMC DASHBOARD (Xbox Media Center)
- AVALAUNCH DASHBOARD
- MEDIAX DASHBOARD (MediaXmenu)
- BLACKSTORMX DASHBOARD

Before you go and try to upgrade your xbox dashboard you want to make sure you can play a BACKUP GAME or HOMEBREW APPLICATION in your newly modded xbox..

So get your hands on a .iso and burn it to a CDRW/DVD-R that your xbox will read.. Once you have backups booting and you can play them you know you are ready to upgrade your XBOX DASHBOARD to evox or whatever you chooose.. A good test to make sure you modchip is active and working correctly is to boot the XBOX-HQ AUTOINSTALLER.. This iso is in the VIP DOWNLOADS section.. It requires a modchip to be working correctly to BOOT..

VIP Downloads learn more here: (over 5gb of files) - NO GAMES
http://xbox-hq.com/html/downloadsvip.html


INSTALLING A NEW DASHBOARD:
Basically this is getting really easy now thanks to the big efforts of DJB a co-admin on XBOX-HQ.. He has written a script called the XBOX HQ AUTO INSTALLER (based on slayers auto installer but much better)..

XBHQAI (auto installer) is a .iso file that you can download and burn to a CDRW/DVD-R and boot in your MODCHIPPED XBOX.. Once you boot this AUTO INSTALLER it has a user friendly menu which you can navigate through using your XBOX CONTROLLER..

You can choose to install the evox dashboard, XBMC (xbox media center) and all the latest applications.. Its always good to have if your xbox ever has problems.. It can install everything at the touch of a button..

You may have heard of Slayers Auto Installer,??? Well Slayers is getting way old guys.. Time for it to lay down and die.. HQ Auto Installer Deluxe is all you will ever need for your modded xbox:
(http://www.aid.xbox-hq.com)


XBOX HQ AIDeluxe is our own CUSTOM and UP-TO-DATE AUTO INSTALLER that we take care of ourselves.. Smile SO, really you want to use XBOXHQAI because slayers is WAY TOO OLD and has OLD APPLICATIONS AND DASHBOARDS..

HOW TO UPGRADE THE XBOX HDD:
This is easy too thanks to the XBOXHQ AUTOINSTALLER DELUXE (http://www.aid.xbox-hq.com).

All you have to do is open your xbox and replace your exisitng RETAIL XBOX HDD with a new XBOX HDD.. You can choose any PC Drive to install but not all PC DRIVES Can be locked.. You will find information on recommended HDD's for xbox by searching the forums here:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/forum-search.html

or try google too..

Make sure the JUMPER SETTINGs on your NEW XBOX HDD match the old RETAILS XBOX HDD settings.. They normally are set to CS - Cable Select..
(You can install any size HDD from 20GB - 250GB+.. Make sure when you flash you bios you have the latest bios.. The newer the bioses support LARGER HDD's.)

Now just put your xbox back together!

ONCE AGAIN, Boot the XBOXHQ AUTO INSTALLER DELUXE in your MODCHIPPED XBOX with your NEW HDD (say 120gb for example).. Now when the main menu boots just choose FORMAT/PARTITION NEW LARGE HDD or something very similar (im doing all this from memory guys).

Thats it.. It will format/partition your new XBOX HDD. Now choose to install EVOX and all other apps as normal. DONE!

Reboot your xbox and you have nearly done.. IT WILL NOW BOOT TO THE EVOX DASHOBARD which you just chose to install from the menu.

IF YOU INSTALL A NEW HDD YOU NEED TO LOCK IT:
Once you install your new HDD you need to lock it.. If you dont lock your XBOX HDD you will get a ERROR when you turn of your XBOX and TRY TO BOOT IT normally!.. Sad..

Its very simple to lock your new XBOX HDD.
Just open the xbox application called CONFIG MAGIC which should be located in yuor RUN APPS from HD tab on EVOX..

Once CONFIG MAGIC runs up on your xbox just choose LOCK XBOX HDD.

Done!

Your xbox should now be perfectly working..

Anyway, my fingers are worn out guys.. I just typed all this as i was thinking it.. I hope i havent missed much.. Just trying to help all your newbies.


Hope your all likeing the website and all our efforts..

Special Thanks to DJB, RealMccloy, Connor2k, Schmirk, TheModGod, CustomXModz and other moderators who put in as many hrs as they can between their full-time jobs.. I myself work 24x7 days a week ON-CALL and still get all the info to you guys..

WE ALWAYS ARE LOOKING FOR HELP SO PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY SPARE TIME!

Take care from down under in Australia,

forahobby
http://www.xbox-hq.com

Wow.. This keyboard is quite warm on a cold winter night in australia lol.. (no wonder) hehehe Smile

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:04 am   
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Hi Everyone, I just bought a chipped xbox v1.6 last week and I am trying to connect it to my PC with a crossover cable.

I have read numerous websites and have set my settings as follows:

PC
Static IP: 192.168.0.1
Subnet: 255.255.255.0

XBOX
Static IP: 192.168.0.2
Subnet: 255.255.255.0

Flashfxp
IP: 192.168.0.2
Port: 21
username: xbox
password: xbox

When I try to connect with these settings using Flashfxp I get this error:
Connecting to 192.168.0.2 -> IP=192.168.0.2 PORT=21
Connected to 192.168.0.2
Connection failed (Connection lost)

Any Ideas?


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:30 am   
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hi lexie,

follow this tutorial here:

Setup PC (ip address) for FLASHFXP tranfer to xbox:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-85.html

It sounds like your pc has a different ip address range!
You may need to setup your pc ip address..

that should get you started!

cheers,

forahobby
http://www.xbox-hq.com

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:17 pm   
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Yo dude, jus joined, thought id say hi. Jus wonderin whats the best N64 emulator to use on me xbox? I must say the xbox really is a piece of kit when ya start playin with its bits. CyA sOoN


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I use the Surreal 64 but I just acquired about 5GB worth of roms that I cannot get to work on that beast. I have to play around a little more as I get some time.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:49 am   
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Hello,

I just put a mod chip in my Xbox v1.2 and for some reason I can't get it to boot off of any type of disk.

When it boots up with Cromwell I even tried to say boot bios off of CD and with a DVD it says no BIOS found.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know I am willing to try anything.

Thanks


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:54 pm   
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You need to flash it with something other then cromwell. Get one of the auto-installers and burn it to disk. Try booting up with the disk in. What type of modchip you using?

Xbox's are picky about which media is used. Mine will only read cd-r's or dvd-r's......nothing else.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:38 am   
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hey guys... Just poped in to say hi and ask a question.
Im going to get my xbox chipped in a few days. And im wondering if its worth getting a new hard drive put in it.
And if i just keep my normal 8gig hard drive can i rip games onto it? If so roughly how many games can i put onto it?


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:37 pm   
Post subject: Re: ALL NEWBIES: A MUST READ TOPIC!!
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forahobby wrote:
Hi guys,

This topic is just to explain some things to you all and to help you understand whats required to mod your xbox and is explained in simple terms from the beginning.

MODCHIPS:
A modchip is a modchip if you ask me... Really all a modchip does is allows your xbox to boot a hacked M$ (microsoft) Bios which then allows your modchipped xbox to boot backup games, homebrew emulators (N64, PSX, SNES, GENESIS etc) and other homebrew dashboards like the evox dashboard, mediaxmenu, avalaunch etc etc..

One thing you will have to decide is if you can soldier or not.. Maybe you can get a friend or tv repairman/technician to do it for you. They come with instructions normally or you can print them out from the web..
Im sure they wont charge you much.. Maybe a carton of beer.! Smile

If you cant soldier then a NON SOLDIER MODCHIP would be best for you.

Here is some non-soldier modchips:
Xecutor Modchip (highly recommended by other members)
X-CHIP modchip (new) (used to be called chameleon)
AladdinLive (great chip) (http://www.aladdinlive.com) (*i think its non soldier from memory)

There are probably tonnes more but stick with really well know and highly advertised modchips.. You will get the most support for those on any website or forum.

Most modchips come with a swtich these days.. The alladdinlive uses your XBOX on/off switch to turn the modchip on and off.. It also has another feature where you can use your XBOX POWER LED on the front as a HDD ACTIVITY LIGHT! I install these because of the cool features! But i have installed many many other modchips.

I have been working hard to try and add as much information on all modchips on this page here called 'Xbox Modchips':
http://xbox-hq.com/html/modules.php?name=Xbox_Modchips
(Im using alot of data from X-s because they have done all the hardwork)

You can see all of the features of each modchip that is available.. At the moment only the latest generation 4 modchips have info.. It takes quite a bit of time to get all those stats added.!

MODCHIPS & XBOX LIVE:
Most users when looking to purchase a modchip need a switch to turn the modchip off or some other type of protection which modchips can offer to prevent their XBOX from being banned on the XBOX LIVE SERVICE.

If you access the XBOX LIVE SERVICE with your modchip turned on (enabled) your xbox will be banned for life..

So just remember this one!

THE CROMWELL BIOS: (the legal bios)
The cromwell bios is a LEGAL bios. This legal bios is used to allow your xbox to boot XBOX LINUX code.. In otherwords, this bios WILL NOT allow you to boot backups or anything.. ONLY LINUX or LINUX APPS..

Just about every modchip you purchase from the internet will come flashed with a cromwell bios. This is for LEGAL REASONS. The only country i know of that is allowed to ship a MODCHIP with a hacked bios already flashed is SWEDEN. (http://www.aladdinlive.com).

DIFFERENT XBOX DVD ROM MEANS DIFFERENT BRAND OF MEDIA NEEDED:
Most newbies probably would know this but there are a couple of different brands of DVD ROM DRIVE in the RETAIL XBOX CONSOLE.. This means that when you burn DVD-R/RW CDR/RW etc etc it will depend what brand of DVD ROM drive you have to what media it will take.

The SAMSUNG DVD XBOX DRIVE is the only XBOX DVD ROM to play CDR's.. All other XBOX DVD ROM DRIVES DO Not play CDR's.

All Xboxes read CDRW's but you must find a brand that your xbox likes.. Buy a couple of different really cheap brands until yuo find one that boots with your xbox..

Here is a tutorial abuot media and different xbox dvd rom drives.

Dvd Drives and Best Type of Media:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-76.html

SO YOU BOUGHT YOUR MODCHIP AND INSTALLED IT WHAT NOW?
So you installed your new modchip and all the lights are flashing like they should. What now you say.. How come it doesnt boot backups??

Well like i mentioned in the last section or so 'THE CROMWELL BIOS' your modchip is normally shipped with the cromwell bios flashed onto your modchip.. Your xbox will boot normally with your MODCHIP turned off (disabled) but it comes up with a INSERT BIOS CD screen or doesnt show anything at all when its ENABLED..

Dont worry, This just means you now need to FLASH YOUR BIOS with the latest hacked M$ Bios.. To do this you will need to know the correct procedure to flash your modchip..

Flashing means to transfer a file from either your PC to the modchip via a modchip programmer or from your XBOX DVDROM DRIVE oR HDD to the MODCHIP!

Have a hunt through the xbox-hq.com xbox tutorials section and you will find the information you need for your modchip. We have gone to alot of effort to gather these tutorials and many member have used them before you!

If your modchip is not listed just ask for help in forums.. OR, If your a VIP member Just POST A VIP SUPPORT TICKET and it will be replied to immediately..

Xbox Tutorials here:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials.html


MY MODCHIPS INSTALLED, FLASHED AND WORKING PERFECT:
So your modchips working and all your seeing is the same old MICROSOFT DASHBOARD eh..?!?! Smile This is where things get fun!
The microsoft Dashboard can be changed. The M$ (microsoft) Dashboard is what you see when you turn on your xbox.. Like a WINDOWS DESKTOP! (sort of??)

You can install so many different dashboards its getting hard to even think of them all..

Heres a short list of some popular dashboards:
- EVOX DASHBOARD
- XBMC DASHBOARD (Xbox Media Center)
- AVALAUNCH DASHBOARD
- MEDIAX DASHBOARD (MediaXmenu)
- BLACKSTORMX DASHBOARD

Before you go and try to upgrade your xbox dashboard you want to make sure you can play a BACKUP GAME or HOMEBREW APPLICATION in your newly modded xbox..

So get your hands on a .iso and burn it to a CDRW/DVD-R that your xbox will read.. Once you have backups booting and you can play them you know you are ready to upgrade your XBOX DASHBOARD to evox or whatever you chooose.. A good test to make sure you modchip is active and working correctly is to boot the XBOX-HQ AUTOINSTALLER.. This iso is in the VIP DOWNLOADS section.. It requires a modchip to be working correctly to BOOT..

VIP Downloads learn more here: (over 5gb of files) - NO GAMES
http://xbox-hq.com/html/downloadsvip.html


INSTALLING A NEW DASHBOARD:
Basically this is getting really easy now thanks to the big efforts of DJB a co-admin on XBOX-HQ.. He has written a script called the XBOX HQ AUTO INSTALLER (based on slayers auto installer but much better)..

XBHQAI (auto installer) is a .iso file that you can download and burn to a CDRW/DVD-R and boot in your MODCHIPPED XBOX.. Once you boot this AUTO INSTALLER it has a user friendly menu which you can navigate through using your XBOX CONTROLLER..

You can choose to install the evox dashboard, XBMC (xbox media center) and all the latest applications.. Its always good to have if your xbox ever has problems.. It can install everything at the touch of a button..

You may have heard of Slayers Auto Installer,??? Well Slayers is getting way old guys.. Time for it to lay down and die..

XBOX HQ AI is our own CUSTOM and UP-TO-DATE AUTO INSTALLER that we take care of ourselves.. Smile SO, really you want to use XBOXHQAI because slayers is WAY TOO OLD and has OLD APPLICATIONS AND DASHBOARDS..

HOW TO UPGRADE THE XBOX HDD:
This is easy too thanks to the XBOXHQ AUTOINSTALLER.

All you have to do is open your xbox and replace your exisitng RETAIL XBOX HDD with a new XBOX HDD.. You can choose any PC Drive to install but not all PC DRIVES Can be locked.. You will find information on recommended HDD's for xbox by searching the forums here:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/forum-search.html

or try google too..

Make sure the JUMPER SETTINGs on your NEW XBOX HDD match the old RETAILS XBOX HDD settings.. They normally are set to CS - Cable Select..
(You can install any size HDD from 20GB - 250GB+.. Make sure when you flash you bios you have the latest bios.. The newer the bioses support LARGER HDD's.)

Now just put your xbox back together!

ONCE AGAIN, Boot the XBOXHQ AUTO INSTALLER in your MODCHIPPED XBOX with your NEW HDD (say 120gb for example).. Now when the main menu boots just choose FORMAT/PARTITION NEW LARGE HDD or something very similar (im doing all this from memory guys).

Thats it.. It will format/partition your new XBOX HDD. Now choose to install EVOX and all other apps as normal. DONE!

Reboot your xbox and you have nearly done.. IT WILL NOW BOOT TO THE EVOX DASHOBARD which you just chose to install from the menu.

IF YOU INSTALL A NEW HDD YOU NEED TO LOCK IT:
Once you install your new HDD you need to lock it.. If you dont lock your XBOX HDD you will get a ERROR when you turn of your XBOX and TRY TO BOOT IT normally!.. Sad..

Its very simple to lock your new XBOX HDD.
Just open the xbox application called CONFIG MAGIC which should be located in yuor RUN APPS from HD tab on EVOX..

Once CONFIG MAGIC runs up on your xbox just choose LOCK XBOX HDD.

Done!

Your xbox should now be perfectly working..

Anyway, my fingers are worn out guys.. I just typed all this as i was thinking it.. I hope i havent missed much.. Just trying to help all your newbies.


Hope your all likeing the website and all our efforts..

Special Thanks to DJB, RealMccloy, Connor2k, Schmirk and other moderators who put in as many hrs as they can between their full-time jobs.. I myself work 24x7 days a week ON-CALL and still get all the info to you guys..

WE ALWAYS ARE LOOKING FOR HELP SO PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY SPARE TIME!

Take care from down under in Australia,

forahobby
http://www.xbox-hq.com

Wow.. This keyboard is quite warm on a cold winter night in australia lol.. (no wonder) hehehe Smile


Very nice read

Thanks

XboxXXX

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:20 pm   
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PrivateRyan wrote:
hey guys... Just poped in to say hi and ask a question.
Im going to get my xbox chipped in a few days. And im wondering if its worth getting a new hard drive put in it.
And if i just keep my normal 8gig hard drive can i rip games onto it? If so roughly how many games can i put onto it?


With hard drives as cheap as they are today, definitely buy one to go along with your newly modded box. With your 8gb drive, you get roughly 5gb of data to store games, you can put tons of roms in that space, but you have just about enough room to put 1 game on there, and some games won't even fit. Such as ninja gaiden. And other large games.

When looking for a hard drive, use 4gb/backup and you should get a rough estimate on how many games you can fit. Normally it's about 1.5x as many as you count, as most are in the 1-3gb range. But for those greater games, it's nice to have that extra padding.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:44 am   
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Thanks man that helped me alot.!
Now i know wat to get when she gets chipped xD


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:39 am   
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Whats up!
This is my first post and thought i'd help out some of the other newbies.
Trying to network my xbox and PC took me some time, but i got it figured out and thought i'd post this to help out anyone else who was having problems. Wink I read many tutorials on how to do this and have tried most of the methods but the easiest, and the one that has worked best and fastest so far, is a direct connection from the xbox to the PC via CAT5 crossover cable, so here it goes.

First you need to set up a static IP address for your xbox. I use an EVOX dashboard and to do this i went into the SYSTEM SETTINGS option on the main menu towards the bottom. You should then set up the first few settings like so...

Setup Network: YES
Use Static IP: YES
IP: 192.168.1.5 (last two can be anything between 0-9)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (this must be the same on your PC)
DNS: 0.0.0.0
DNS: 0.0.0.0

after you do this go down to the bottom of the screen and select save and exit.
Next, if you don't already have one, you should go out and buy a CAT5 crossover cable, mine was $11.99 for a 10 ft.( 3 meter) cable. In my opinion well worth it for all the money I'm saving in recordable media. First get on your PC and go to the START menu, (sidenote: i run XP, not sure how different it is on the other systems) go to the CONNECT TO option and then to the SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS option. The network connections window sould then pop up. We're interested in the LOCAL AREA CONNECTION under the LAN OR HIGH-SPEED INTERNET section, which sould be there if you have an ethernet adapter on your NIC card, if not you should stop reading this and go out and get an NIC card that has one. Then, plug the CAT5 cable into your xbox and your PC, if everything is kosher then it should say that the Local Area Connection is enabled.

OK, so we have the xbox hooked into the PC. Now, right click on the Local Area Connection that concerns your box and go down to the bottom were is says PROPERTIES and click on it. In the middle of the window there should be a box that says "This Connection Uses The Following Items:", scroll down to the option that says "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), highlight it and then go down and click on the "Properties" button. Then check the option that says "Use the Following IP Adress" and enter the following.

IP Address: 192.168.1.3 (just something different from your box's)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (should appear atomatically)
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (same as your box's)

leave the rest blank

Almost there. Your xbox and PC may need to be restarted at this point, I had to restart my xbox but not my PC.

Next you need an FTP program, I started off using Flash FXP, but have recently switched to the C-Xbox Tool (look around for it, free to download) which offers many other useful tools. So I will show you how to set it up for the C-Xbox Tool.

First get the Tool and open it up. Go up to the top were it says "Options" then open up the preferences go over to the "FTP" tab and click on it. Fill it in like so.

Host(Xbox IP): 192.168.1.5
Username: xbox (lowercase)
Port: 21 (should be filled in already)
Password: xbox (lowercase as well)

leave the rest as it is then go down to the bottom and click OK.

Now turn on you box and wait for it to start up and get to the Evox dashboard, you shouldn't have to do anything else with it at this point.
Now, in the C-Xbox Tool, on the left hand side click on the "FTP Explore" tab, after that comes up go down to the lower right hand corner and click on the "Connect" tab. Hopefully folders representing the drives on your xbox harddrive should show up. Now you're ready to transfer...Enjoy!

I run on a wireless network, for those who connect to the Internet through your ethernet adapter, you will probabaly have to go back into the network connections for the adapter and change settings back to "Obtain IP Address Automatically" in the properties.

I hope this helps more than it confuses. L8

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dan_the_man
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:42 am   
Post subject: hdd upgrade questions with regards to a softmodded v1.6 xbox
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I have a softmodded Xbox v1.6 (softmodded using softmod installer dlx v1.01) and EvolutionX dashboard on my stock hard drive. Under the EvoX system settings, it says I have BIOS: (256)Retail 5838.01. I have a brand new 250 gb hard drive that i want to put in my Xbox. I know I need to change my bios so that my Xbox can utilize all 250 gb, but i don't know how to change the bios or even where the bios are. I have downloaded a lot of different EvoX bios files such as EvoxM7.bin, EvoxM7_ef.bin, M8plus.bin, M8plus_16.bin, Metoo-M8plus_16-06.bin, and Metoo-M8plus_16-06-EF.bin. But I don't know what to do with them. Do I need to use all of them? Do I copy them over to the root of the Xbox c: drive? Do I need to rename them and place them in some other directory? Do I need to change any configuration files if I do replace bios? I am having a helluva time understanding "bios". I don't know how to flash bios or even what "flashing" means. What are "eeprom"? Do I need to alter these? Do I need to alter any *.xbe files? I need your help because I don't want to be stuck using just 137 gb of my 250 gb hard drive. This stuff is all very confusing right now. I have read so many posts, tutorials, faqs, and I just can't find a procedure that I understand or that I think will work for my situation. I know I just asked a bunch of questions, but I had to get them off my chest, hopefully I can get someone to methodically answer them for me so that I can stop pulling out my hair. I'd appreciate help. I DO know how to FTP to my Xbox Wink .


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Hakeshu
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Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:22 am   
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Hello Everyone,
Im new here, that head topic was really informative,Thanks.

I have a few questions:
1]Can a newbie like me donwload the Auot-Installer, or is it only for VIP.
2]How does one know the X-Box version & the Version of an Xbox game(US,EU,Japan)

Thanks.


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Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:38 am   
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AID3.0:
http://www.skierscene.com/xbox/Auto.Installer.Deluxe.v3.0.rar

Serial Number:
http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Xbox_Versions_HOWTO

The AID website has a link at the very top of every page, and you can just do a quick google search for other serial number web pages if you need to.

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