Last edited: November 8, 2004

features/BIOS

(detailed info on features on bottom of page)

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Working on all modchips                                                                                    
originals                                      
 
                     
                  originals
original imports                                      
 
                     
                  original imports
unsigned code                                      
 
                     
                  unsigned code
debug xbe                                      
 
                     
                  debug xbe
backups                                      
 
                     
                  backups
play Xlive                                                              
                  play Xlive
disable Xlive                                                                                   disable Xlive
macrovision off                                      
 
                     
                  macrovision off
no-patch hack                                      
 
                     
                  no-patch hack
no-patch hack2                                                              
                  no-patch hack2
eject trick                                      
 
                     
                  eject trick
eject fix                                                              
                  eject fix
HDD swap                                      
 
                     
                  HDD swap
LBA48                                                              
                  LBA48
Err16 fix                                                              
                  Err16 fix
VGA mode                                                              
                  VGA mode
Embedded eeprom                                                                                   Embedded eeprom
Debug Bios                                                              
         
  Debug Bios
OpenXDK xbe                                                              
         
  OpenXDK xbe
MS txt mods                                                                                   MS txt mods
logo color mods                                                              
                  logo color mods
ledcolor                                                              
                  ledcolor
noani                                                              
                  noani
change MAC address                                                                                   change MAC address
F/E-Boot          
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F/E-Boot
change bootfile          
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v3
v3
change bootfile
IGR to dash
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bp
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IGR to dash
IGR to game                                                                          
      IGR to game
in game shutdown                                                                                   in game shutdown
in game tray eject/close                                                                                   in game tray eject/close
in game power cycle                                                                                   in game power cycle
disable IGR
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disable IGR
err                                                              
                  err
nologo                                                              
                  nologo
nodvdrom                                                              
                  nodvdrom
Boot BFM bios from
e:\xboxrom.bin
                                                                            Boot BFM bios from
e:\xboxrom.bin
disable auto DVD boot                                                                                   disable auto DVD boot
Use XBX file for dash loading                                                                                   Use XBX file for dash loading
disable bootup sound                                                                                   disable bootup sound
noav                                                              
                  noav
change txt and logo scaling                                                                                   change txt and logo scaling
adv. ani change                                                                                   adv. ani change
fanspeed                                                              
                  fanspeed
xbox v1.0                                      
 
                   
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xbox v1.0
xbox v1.1                                      
 
                   
1
               
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xbox v1.1
xbox v1.2                                                            
1
               
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xbox v1.2
xbox v1.3                                                            
1
               
1
xbox v1.3
xbox v1.4                                                            
1
               
1
xbox v1.4
xbox v1.5                                                            
1
               
1
xbox v1.5
xbox v1.6                                                            
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2
xbox v1.6
xbox v1.6b                                                                                
2
xbox v1.6b
embedded xbe                                                  
FTP
FTP
FTP
FTP
   
          embedded xbe
min size (kb)
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1024
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min size (kb)
special rls notes
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special rls notes
                                                               
                   

 

  no
  yes
  yes, butwith problems
  version available with and without this feature - often added/removed using XBtool

 

 

 

originals boots original/official games
original imports boots original/official imported games
unsigned code boots any xbe compiled with the Microsoft XDK ... even if it's not signed
debug xbe boots xbe's compiled for the xbox debug machine
backups boots backups
play Xlive would mean you could go on xbox LIVE with this bios. So far no bios allows this - if you go on Xbox LIVE with a modified bios, your xbox will be banned. You have to switch to a non-modified bios if you want to play on Xbox LIVE.
disable Xlive It's long been a worrying issue for Xbox gamers who use Live! and also have a hacked Xbox with modified bios, that it's sometimes possible to accidentally connect to XBL while the mod is enabled - which in turn bans their account from the Xbox Live Service. This is a method that will patch the game on the fly forcing an error at the login screen which fakes that the network cable is disconnected.
macrovision off allows to copy a DVDmovie with your VHS recorder for example
no-patch hack removes the original media check directly in memory... so disks don't have to be patched manually anymore.
no-patch hack2 removes the new/2nd media check added in newer releases directly in memory... so disks don't have to be patched manually anymore.
eject trick if xbe is compiled with specific flag, the xbox will not reset when you press eject-button
eject fix xbox will never reset if you press eject-button
HDD swap allows to install and use a new larger harddisk (max 137gb)
LBA48 allows to install and use a +137gb harddisk. There are 2 versions: one that will give all available space to partition6 (f:) and another version that will give space till 137gb to partition6 (f:) and rest to partition7 (g:)
Err16 fix Skipping of the MS Dash clock check. This enables you to boot from DVD correctly when setting up a new hard disk without any problems or errors. This gets rid of Error 16 problems.
VGA mode "real" vga output - need special made cable
debug bios bios based on the Microsoft debug xbox (for developers). The number in this section is the size of the debug version of the bios.
OpenXDK xbe boots xbe's compiled with OpenXDK
colormod change the colors of the xbox bootlogo
ledcolor allows to modify the color and cycle of the xbox power-led (green/orange/red/off)
noani removes the whole xbox bootanimation
F/E-Boot * v1 = Boots F or E:\xboxdash.xbe
* v2 = try to boot F or E:/evoxdash.xbe (filename can be changed), if it doesn't work it will boot the standard F or E::/xboxdash.xbe
* v3 = try to boot F or E:/evoxdash.xbe (filename can be changed), if it doesn't work it will try to boot F or E:/nexgen.xbe (filename can be changed), if it doesn't work it will boot the standard F or E::/xboxdash.xbe
* v4 = it will try to boot in this order: c:\evoxdash.xbe, c:\avadash.xbe, c:\mxmdash.xbe, c:\xboxdash.xbe, e:\evoxdash.xbe, e:\avadash.xbe, e:\mxmdash.xbe, e:\xboxdash.xbe, f:\evoxdash.xbe, f:\avadash.xbe, f:\mxmdash.xbe, f:\xboxdash.xbe
change bootfile * v1 = it will boot up your xbox with another file then c:/xboxdash.xbe (for example evoxdash.xbe or yboxdash.xbe)
* v2 = try to boot c:/evoxdash.xbe (filename can be changed), if it doesn't work it will boot the standard c:/xboxdash.xbe (filename can be changed)
* v3 = try to boot c:/evoxdash.xbe (filename can be changed), if it doesn't work it will try to boot c:/nexgen.xbe (filename can be changed), if it doesn't work it will boot the standard c:/xboxdash.xbe (filename can be changed)
* v4 = auto search for evoXdash.xbe THEN avadash.xbe THEN mxmdash.xbe and THEN it will load xboxdash.xbe if neither of the previous 3 are found (in that order)
* v5 = auto search for avalaunch.xbe THEN evoxdash.xbe THEN mxmdash.xbe THEN nexgen.xbe and THEN it will load xboxdash.xbe if neither of the previous 4 are found (in that order)
IGR In Game Reset: allows to easily reset your xbox using a gamepad trigger
s: softwarehack (only works if evo-x dashboard v1.8.3285 or later is installed)
b : bioshack
bp : bioshack with problems
disable IGR there's a way to disabled IGR (might be useful if there's a compatibility problem with IGR in some games)
err custom error codes - gives more information about error if booting fails
nologo remove xlogo and/or splash-logo and/or trademark symbol on logo
nodvdrom xbox will boot even if DVD-rom isn't connected in your xbox
noav xbox will boot even if video cables aren't plugged-in your xbox
fastani faster version of the xbox start-up animation
fanspeed allows to modify the speed of the case fan in your xbox
xbox v1.0 works on xbox verion 1.0
xbox v1.1 works on xbox verion 1.1
xbox v1.2 works on xbox verion 1.2
xbox v1.3 works on xbox verion 1.3
xbox v1.4 works on xbox verion 1.4
xbox v1.5 works on xbox verion 1.5
embedded xbe xbe (program) packed in the bios image ... program can often be launched by pressing a specific gamepad button during boot-up
min size (kb) minimum size of the bios image. You need atleast this amount of space where (modchip/tsop) you want to flash this bios.
special rls notes if available, follow link for additional info about the release
   

 

Special release notes from some bios/kernel releases

X-ecuter2 v4973 - changelog
* Fixed "Non-Boot" IGR Problem (tested on Silent Hill 2, Linux, Dragons Lair & Others)
* Fixed "only needed one trigger for reset" bug
* Added S-Type Controller Reset (LTRIG+RTRIG+BACK+BLACK)

PiXEL8 VGA Beta - release notes
* True Native VGA on Xbox using a simple homemade cable (instructions included)
* VGA works on 95% of games, most games that donÆt work are visible but green
* VGA works with Microsoft's Xboxdash.xbe as well as EvoX, neXgen, and Xshell.xbe
* VGA works with XBMP, DVDx2, and all tested emus (MameX, XSnes9X, FBAx, etc)
* VGA Cable is easy and inexpensive to make
* Horizontal and Vertical Sync are not accessible through the Xbox AVIP! :( Unfortunately if your monitor does not accept composite sync (many do, most donÆt), you will need separate the syncs from the green signal, or possibly another source. Simple methods should be documented for future releases of PiXEL8's VGA firmware.

X-ecuter2 v4976.02 - changelog
* Many people having issues with the Xbox freezing sporadically on bootup. This should fix the problem - apologies for the bug.

X-ecuter v4978 - changelog
- Added FTP server, IP: 192.168.10.123, Mask: 255.255.0.0, login/password: x3/x3
- FTP server starts up if you keep the 'A' button pressed on bootup, otherwise the dashes are run
- Dashboard sequence changed to: evoXdash.xbe, avadash.xbe, mxmdash.xbe, xboxdash.xbe

X-ecuter v4978 Bug Fix - changelog
- Fixed 1MB incompatibility problem with X2.x Lite

X-ecuter v4978.02 - changelog
- Squeezed to 512k with FTP server still functional (this is done by implementing heavy compression algorithms)
- no functional changes

X-ecuter v4978.03 - changelog
- Fixed IGR function which made 4978.2 hang on game startup
- Tested on pro & lite with evoX and a couple of games

X-ecuter v4979 *repack* - changelog
- Added Focus Video Encoder Support (xbox v1.4/v1.5)
- Embedded OzPaulb's LBA48 Hack
- Added MS Dash clock check skip
- Removed embedded FTP (was simply a proof of concept anyway)
- Resized and optimized back to 256k
- Clean up of code and some general bug fixes
- 4979.06 = LBA48 6
- 4979.67 = LBA48 6+7
- repacked with correct 4979.06 file

X-ecuter v4983 - changelog
- Fixed X2 Lite Bank 1 XBE Crash Bug

Gueux'Net Debug Bios 256k - changelog
- Now you can launch Phoenix Bios Loader to load an other bios from debug dashboard. You can launch any types of XBE like EvolutionX or Linux XBE. Halo now works (Screen capture don't work)

EvoX M8 - changelog
* M8.BIN Is a new BIOS based on the latest 5838 kernel, and has the same features as M7, It will work on XBOX versions (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)
* M8_16.BIN Is also based on the 5838 kernel and has the same features as M7. It will ONLY work on XBOX version 1.6

IND-BIOS 5002:
Fixed - buggy IGR.
Fixed - issue that prevented NOSOUND=1 from working
Fixed - issue with config injector that caused no video in some cases
Fixed - custom blob distortion when flubber background was off
Added - in-game shutdown, tray eject/close, and power cycle
Added - custom MAC address
Added - custom text and logo scaling
Added - a few things to the feature list that were present in 5001, just not noted
Change - text.x files don't need face inversion

IND-BIOS 5003:
Fixed - bug in injected config handling