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Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:27 pm   
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Work has started on SID5 Babylon, the biggest update softmodding has seen in years. We all know how annoying it is to install the softmod then need to go and install XBMC, apps and emulators. Well no more. Now its going to be like it should, when you pop out that exploitable game and reboot you will have all that. Of curse it will be a choice, if you prefer to do it all yourself you will have that option.

This will also be coming in the form of an installer DVD, where you can pop it in if you happened to use an older mod and want to shore it up, and lots more goodies that just dont fit on a small USB drive.

Keep your eyes peeled, the countdown has begun.

Update
Babylon has been released. Just a heads up to users, this is not to be uploaded to any site that charges for it or offers "faster" download if you pay. Its free or not at all, and I will enforce this like Im the reincarnation of Stalin. I have i available here for free, on Mediafire for free. And thats how I want it to stay.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:09 pm   
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This sounds cool, the good old one click softmod is back huh? I'm subscribed!
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Yep 1 click is back, but this time instead of 1 click from disc after the fact like AID did, this is gonnabe straight from the initial mod. I sure you remember my old SuperNoob mod I wanted to release a couple years back but didnt on request, this is the evolution of it. So many things that were seen as road-blocks just a few years ago actually arent at all. Just people were looking at it through pop bottles. So much with what we do is stuck in circa 2005 thinking, and people have stuck with it. The XBOX and Ux (as you know Hobs the backbone of SID) hasnt been pushed to its full potential. If I could just figure how to sign a disc with that NHL key we wouldnt even need to worry about mem cards and such. Sadly I think Im the last guy who cares about exploits. Most are happy in the dev world with what we have exploit wise, Im not, I think we just scratche the surface, but Im not good at coding from the groung up (come on Legendary forget 360 come back to the light) I really just know how to look at whats already been written and edit it for improvement.

If I had an A+coder to work with me skys he limit on what we could make the XBOX do


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:25 pm   
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LegendaryFire could certainly add to this project, he is a great coder for his age.. Smile I was only just messaging him yesterday to try and get him active. hahah Oh and check your b'day message on 360-HQ SPPV.
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:33 am   
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Just an update on the project.

Work is progressing well. The USB, HDD and disc installers are being written n tandem. Menu system is almost complete along with some tweaks to VIA HDD, then I can start on file setup and skinning it.

Features so far
Softmod:
1)Disable Shadow C
2)ShadowC softmod with UnleashX
3)Re-Do softmod
4)The Works E,F or G (installs ShadowC with Ux, emulators, XBMC, apps and skins)
5)Degenerate Glue Sniffer (Installs ShadowC and locks away the dash to protect those who scrw around from them selves)

Dashboard:
1)Installs Evox, UnleashX or XBMC

Chip HDD Builds:
Builds an HDD on the XBOX for chips. Formats C and E, installs MS dash filles and hacked dash, and XBParttioner as an app for extended formatting

Apps/Tools:
Installs all apps found in XBMC Installer plus some, HDD format options, eeprom backup, return to stock, and Ava live dash

Emulators:
Option to install all emus found in Emu Installer V3

Skins:
Installs SD, HD and A/V skins for Ux, skins for Evox and skins for XBMC (dash or app)

Tutorial:
Plays a video on using this installer. Screensavr is a pic based slideshow of the installer. Text based guides also included.

Hopefully the alpha version will be tester ready by end of May.


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Very Happy
awesome!
as you explained what was required for tests, let me know and i'm all over it like a "degenerate crak head" with just as a verbose report after the spin!
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good work by the way! Very Happy

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:18 pm   
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Great work, SPPV. We all appreciate what you do for the scene!


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:43 pm   
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Heres an early preview vid


And heres some pics that get played in a slideshow as part of the tutorial screensaver


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:11 pm   
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I really like having an explanation of xbox error codes as the screensaver.

That answers many questions ahead of time. Great idea!

Here's what confuses me:

Currently to softmod an xbox, one pops in an exploitable game with hacked game save files already on the xbox. Once they install UnleashX etc, they take out the game, pop in XBMC installer, emu installer or get an EEPROM backup for XBOXHDM or Autobuilder, then replace the OEM drive with a bigger one with mod files.

How exactly is Babylon different? From what you said above, one still would need a splinter cell game etc with hacked game files to install some initial firmware mods, then pop in a different installer disk.

Or is this going to be the xbox DVD hack you've talked about?

From what I understand a DVD attack of an unmodified xbox was never successfully implemented.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:14 pm   
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SIGH........read the first post again and check out the other WIP videos on my channel. The answers are all there


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Update
I've finished compiling the exploit for testers. This has very nice features to aid in testing and make it pretty snazzy. Also these features won't be seen in the public release. What makes it special compared to the exploit shipping with the final product or in comparison to sid will not be discussed publicly or with non testers. If you wanna test contact me via pm or the hq Skype line.

Reqs for being a tester
Must be an experienced modder
Must have a pc capable of running xboxhdm and have experience using it
Must agree to never publicly distribute this exploit as it will compromise security features in softmods designed to protect noobs from themselves

Any tester caught distributing the exploit or pre release Babylon builds will be banned from testing and the site


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[omit]... Embarassed
understood!
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Please, no public reports Skype only. I'l have the full pre-release Babylon pack ready in a couple of days and will let peope know where to grab it


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This shows the Mini Gamesave that gets installed on your XBOX when any mod is done using Babylon via HDD or DVD. Uses the SID5.11 Gamesave linker files to boot via game (MechAssault save, 007 save, Splinter Cell save)

When save is booted via an exploitable game Shadow C is auto disabled (if you have a Shadow C) and re-enabled on reboot. If save is booted via System-Boot Softmod Menu the Shadow C will stay mounted

Beta is done and going to testers April 26 2013. Public release of the full DVD/HDD/USB Babylon Softmod/Installer should be sometime in May



Features Added:
Shadow C Unmount via HDD (and Re-mount)

Dual Boot Evox/UnleshX-XBMC (Evox/Unleashx boots with power button, XBMC with open button)

Tutorial video viewable from main menu

Boot Softmod Menu


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Heres a full list of features I packed into the BETA

1)Live Ava dash runnable from main menu
2)Tutorial video runnable from menu
3)Tutorial screensaver
4)Soundtrack

MODS Section
1)(VIA HDD) Disable and enable ShadowC
2)(VIA DISC) Disable Shadow C (auto enables when disc is removed and rebooted)
3)Single boot Shadow C with UnleashX
4)Dual boot Shadow C (UnleashX-Power button, MSDash-Open Button)
5)Dual boot Shadow C (UnleashX-Power button, Mod Menu-Open button)
6)Dual Boot (No shadow c) Evox-MSDash
7)Dual Boot(no shadow c) Evox-Mod Menu
8)Dual Boot (no shadow c) Evox-XBMC (XBMC must be in E\Apps)
9)Single boot(no shadow c) Evox
10)Dual Boot (No shadow c) Unleashx-MSDash
11))Dual Boot(no shadow c) Unleashx-Mod Menu
12)Dual Boot (no shadow c) Unleashx-XBMC (XBMC must be in E\Apps)
13)Single boot(no shadow c) Unleashx
14)Dual Boot (No shadow c) XBMC-MSDash
15)Dual Boot(no shadow c) XBMC-Mod Menu
16)Single boot(no shadow c) XBMC
17)The Works-E (ShadowC, UnleashX, XBMC, OXM, DVD2XBOX, Enigmah, all emus to E)
18)The Works F- Same as above but installs emus and aoos to F
19)The Works G-Same as above but installs to G
20)Mod Menu-does everything from 1-13

Tools
1)EEPROM backup
2)MS Backup
3)Return to stock
4)Format C
5)Install Debug

Apps
1)XBMC (E,F,G)
2)DVD2XBOX
3)Enigmah
4)OXM
5)ConfigMagic
6)XBOXFTP
7)Linksbox
8)XBPartitioner

Dashboards
1)Unleashx chip or softmod
2)UnleashX skins
3)Evox chip or softmod
4)Evox skins
5)XBMC chip or softmod
6)XBMC skins (installs for dash or app)
7)UnleashX dash cleanup (deletes left over files when you switch from UX to another dash)
8)Evox dash cleanup (deletes left over files when you switch from evox to another dash)
9)XBMC dash cleanup (deletes left over files when you switch from XBMC to another dash)

Emulators
(E,F or G)
1)Snes9xbox
2)FBL 1.12
3)KIXXX1.0
4)Mednafenx NES
5)Mednafenx-Lynx
6)Mednafenx PCE
7)Neo Genesis
8)MekaX
9)XBOYAdvance
10)PCSXBOX
11)Surreal64

Oh and when you do any softmod install it will also by default install the Babylon gamesave and the 007, Splinter cell and Mechassault liner files (NTSC) for PAL users I included an option to install the Splinter Cell PAL save, but NTSC is default. Sorry but Im NTSC region so my testing gets done NTSC and only linker file for PAL I could find and patch to work was splinter cell


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