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digzdirect
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:54 pm   
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G'day Ladies and Gents.
1st time caller, lifetime Boxing...14 years ago A mate had spent top coin on a softmodded box I was amazed. But loved og disks so never got into it. Six ogs later one has a softie on it right...boots evolution X version 3921. RD tools-slayers.
NOW.... majority of menus are blacked out fucked if I know or can find out why....2 days for this prob has me educated well in softmodding/hardmod FTP gods chat room etc.. tried ftpeein some random gear..no go, carnt access it. Thoughts? Cheers,



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Post Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 pm   
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FTPing would likely help you fix the problem but it can be troublesome tracking down the problem when it does not work. I have never been able to get a static IP to work with my current set-up whereas I could never get DHCP to work with my old WinXP laptop.

I'd suggest that whilst the softmod(?) is still working OK ie. it is still booting then you should be able to get any installer disc to boot.

Slayers is meant for use with chipped machines only. The manual itself warns users specifically not to use it on softmods.

So use AID 4.53, HeXEn or one of the others, whatever your preference is, and update the whole thing. Install a better dash than EvoX as part of the process; UnleashX has far more functionality. That version of EvoX is not even the last last one which was v3935.

Burn the disc on DVD-R using ImgBurn (Write image file to disc) at default settings to guarantee compatibility.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:25 pm   
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Thanks for the quick response AA, May be complete Noob ignorance here...FTP reads BOX no worries and connects ok shall NOT automatically mean that every things A OK? + The bloke had heaps of games thrown in with the deal and some are ripped to HDD aswell as some Trainers. How did they get there? Im 99% sure its a SOFTY as i had it apart for a once over and to check what Chiip or if a TSOP had happened. Board was mint. Im stumped at the 1% of my NOOBNESS. Hate the fact that this is a problem and the answer ive not found. I did give into the fact of just Installing again ,and went to the local Landfill 2n hand shop and picked up a couple Burners for my old girl. AFTER touching every type of USB, SD, MP3 player i could throw at it not working. Laughing


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:46 pm   
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Wink Read and re-read what you said about protocols. DHCP's got Rocky5 extras installer going over so i can get a viable starting point again. Ill keep the post updated. Whats your hot pick for an installer and dash?


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If the FTP is working posting some screenshots of the C:\ and E:\ drive content might help with the advice being given.

However the safest way to deal with an old, uncertain softmod is to update
it using a tool designed for the purpose. As said it probably could be updated by FTP but that carries with it significant risks if you put something in the wrong place or the connection fails.

Rocky5's Xbox Softmodding Tool Package is probably the most noob friendly, complete, safest, well finished and most up to date package there is and probably ever will be now. It will install everything cleanly and very rarely causes any problems but even if it does there are all sorts of safety nets built in.

But................I've always been an SID/AID person. It gives you more less safe choices in how you have it all set up. I like that but for some users it would not be ideal. If other people are going to use your Xbox (kids in particular) then they will stuff it up. It is almost inevitable so a safe ie. protected softmod installation is highly recommended.

However whilst SID/AID's standard install is not as safe as Rocky5's XST or HeXEn the options are still there if you want them.

The question is how will SID/AID handle an existing non-SID/AID softmod update. The quick answer is I do not know because I've never used it for that. Rocky5's XST Package includes options for updating old softmods so I suppose that is another nod towards that.

I'd expect SPPV to come in here at this point and suggest his own current Babylon modding toolset package, effectively a SID/AID update. But, again, I've not used it so I can not personally recommend it for this purpose either.

Dash choice - the most sophisticated is XBMC. It depends very much on what you want to use the Xbox for. Multi-media uses? If so it is the best. Skin choice is important too.

UnleashX has less good multi-media support - the music player is crude and flawed but does its job. Although it will display photos etc that is all done through the file manager, again a bit crudely. DVDs are played from the MS dash or a third party app.

Where UnleashX shines is if you just want a games playing machine. Its file manager is not faultless but in several respects better than XBMC most notably because it has a built text editor. XBMC does not.

Whichever you choose as a main dash remember you can and, I'd argue, should, install the other as an app too.


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