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MAMEoXtras v1.20
>> The popular port of MAME on the original Xbox has been recently updated

Gamezfan continues to fine-tune his port of the MAMEmulator on the orgiinal classic, now retro Xbox console, adding in support more games, and many small improvements to make everything run smoother.

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The original Xbox has alot to offer still, it well supported, stable, and affordable to purchase if you don't have one yet, and easy to mod, and besides playing the games that it originally came with, once you have it customized, you will find it makes a great emulation box also, and one of the better emulators out there for it is the MAME port by Gamezfan and he recently updated and added more tweaks.

MAMEoXtras is a port of the popular MAME (Multi Arcade Machine Emulator) system for the XBOX.

  • Includes source code.
  • Featuring new updated driver work and brand spanking new skins.

Contains coding by:

  • Erik Abair, opcode, luckyMIC, superfro, XPort, bendermike, Ebsy, HK$, IQ_132, gamezfan, destronger, cbagy, And BritneysPAIRS.

Changes for v1.20:

  • New Games Added
    • Snowboard Championship (Now Playable)
    • Gain Ground (Now Playable)
    • Crackdown (Now Playable)
    • Rough Racer (Now Playable)
    • Super Masters Golf (Now Playable)
    • Sonic Boom (Now Playable)
    • World Cup Volley English Version (Now Playable)
    • Professor Pac-Man (Now Playable)
    • Scramble Spirits Japan Version (Now Playable)
  • Fixes And Improvements
    • Major Sound Gfx and Game improvements for Gorf
    • Major Sound Gfx and Game improvements for Wizard Of Wor
    • Improved MCU simulation for Renegade
    • Sound and Protection fixes for Chequered Flag
    • Control improvements in Chequered Flag
    • Fixed Dipswitch in ThunderHoop game defaults to 3 lives now
    • Fixed Slowdown issues in US Championship V'Ball
    • Sorted some Gfx clipping issues in The Legend Of Kage
    • Improved Scramble Spirits Japan Version getting rid of most of the Slowdowns

BTW The Sega System 24 games especially Gain Ground take a short while to boot.

For more info, downloads, and to show your support, please visit the news links below!



News-Source: MAMEoXtras v1.20 Released (via) MaxConsole

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(Monday 29 February 2016 16:04 EST) - (Category: Xbox) - (Posted by:: )

XBMC 4 Xbox - Version 3.5.3 is Released
>>
Nothing better out there to use then XBMC on your original retro modded Xbox console!

It has been now 5,218 days since the original Xbox was released by Microsoft, but still there is tons of people out there using them in their living rooms as their Media Center for Movies/TV and more!


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We might be using Xbox One's now, but before there was this thing called XB1 in our living room taking space, there was amazing new device released 5,218 days ago, that ended up being the de-facto standard for streaming media from our PC's and direct from the 'net, when XBMC was born.

So many things have changed in the 'scene world' since those amazing first Xbox days, so its good to see a team out there still working on the original core of XBMC and adding in little features and improvements for all those people still madly in love with the green box.

XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 has been released. A smaller update again, but includes some weather and scraper fixes, and some library updates.

Changes since 3.5.1 include:

  • Improved compatibility with some Kodi addons.
  • Fixes for the TMDB scraper.
  • Fix for weather location search and data.
  • Python updated to 2.7.11 (including updated SQLite3/OpenSSL).
  • Fix for a problem with stuttering video.
  • FFMpeg libraries updated to 1.2.12 (the last of the 1.2 series).

Thanks

Thanks to Dom and tim619 for contributing patches.

For more great info on this release, latest downloads, and support please visit the official links below, and remember above all else, please show them some thanks for their on-going efforts, by dropping a line here thanking them, on their forums, and if possible a small donation, as the original Xbox and our love for XBMC will be around for many years still to come, so lets support them fully!



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News-Source: XBMC4Xbox is out
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(Sunday 28 February 2016 15:11 EST) - (Category: Xbox) - (Posted by:: )

ModChipCentral December #MerryXmas2015 Specials
>> All the UnderGround Modding Gear you will ever need for All your Video Gaming Consoles wants!

From now until the end of December 23th, ModChipCentral wants you to get into Merry Video Gaming Christmas Mode, by offering all our loyal readers 5% OFF everything on their website to get you modded!

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Happy Holidays and Christmas is just around the corner, and 'tis the season when we go mad with shopping and buying new electronics, and what can you to do with all those cool Xbox or PlayStation consoles, or Nintendo handhelds, or even some Retro Gaming Gear like Gamecube's or Wii's or even maybe a refurb'ed SNES, after you unwrap them, well you can modify them using amazing devices from top brands like Sky3DS, Gateway 3DS, Cobra ODE, Team-Xecuter's CR4XL and much more like Xeno GC modchips and SuperUFO's SNES, and what better company then ModChipCentral to supply all your Video Gaming Needs as right now during their Happy Holidays Events, besides their already low-discounted-prices, they are offering our loyal forum readers another 5% OFF everything on their site, just by placing your order and entering the coupon code of 'MerryXmas2015' when you are ready to checkout, you will get the best price ever, but hurry up and place your order soon, as the special promo deal ends after the 23th.

[QUOTE]MerryXmas2015 Specials:

FEDEX 2 BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING ONLY $14.00!!!
(USA ONLY! INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE)

Xbox:

CRONUS MAX
TX USB PRO V2
TX CR4 XL

PlayStation:

PS2 FREE MCBOOT
PS2 MODBO 745
E3 Flasher
PS3 DMC MODULE

3DS Flashcarts:

R4I 3DS Card
R4I SAVE DONGLE
SUPERCARD DSTWO PLUS
SKY3DS PLUS w/ ORANGE BUTTONS

Retro:

GC XENO Modchip
WII TO HDMI CONVERTER
SNES SUPERUFO PRO 8 SUPERDRIVE

Service:

X360 JTAG/RGH FOR PHAT & SLIM $120.00 (USA ONLY!)
[/QUOTE]

The above list, is just a small faction of all the amazing UnderGround Scene items you can find on ModChipCentral's webshop, so why not vist the link below and browse thru it, even if you not in the mood at the moment, something I am sure will catch your eye, that you just have to order today before the holidays are here, and remember to use the coupon code 'MerryXmas2015' to get 5% OFF.

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(Saturday 12 December 2015 11:28 EST) - (Category: OffTopic) - (Posted by:: )

Modchipcentral Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Deals
>>
All the UnderGround Modding Gear you will ever need for All your Video Gaming Consoles wants!

    If you been thinking of modding your console, and waiting for the perfect deal, now is the time as ModChip Central has all the top brands on sale during Black Friday until end of Cyber Monday weekend.




Have you been looking for the right underground scene gear to get your video gaming console fully modded and doing the things you dreamed off, well no longer do you have to worry, as this special super long weekend, our wonderful Modchipcentral sponsor has all the neat gear you want at super special prices, so hurry up and act before Black Friday or Cyber Monday ends, otherwise it will be too late!

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!!!!!

FEDEX 2 BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING ONLY $7.00!!!
(USA ONLY! INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE)

Xbox:

CRONUS MAX $39.95 regular $49.95
TX USB PRO V2 $44.95 regular $54.95
TX CR4 XL $22.95 regular $34.95

PlayStation:

PS2 FREE MCBOOT $17.95 regular $24.95
PS2 MODBO 745 $5.95 regular $12.95
PS3 E3 Flasher $49.95 regular $69.95
PS3 DMC MODULE $6.95 regular $14.95

3DS Flashcarts:

SKY3DS $74.95 regular $88.49
R4I 3DS Card $11.95 regular $17.95
R4I SAVE DONGLE $11.95 regular $22.95
SUPERCARD DSTWO PLUS $34.95 regular $59.95

Retro:

GC XENO Modchip $6.95 regular $14.95
WII TO HDMI CONVERTER $12.95 regular $19.95
SNES SUPERUFO PRO 8 SUPERDRIVE $34.95 regular $54.95

Service:

360 JTAG/RGH FOR PHAT & SLIM $80.00 regular $120.00
(USA ONLY!)


If you don't see the deal you want above, don't worry, just browse their vast website, there is tons of other amazing underground scene gear available all priced at affordable prices, to get your video gaming console modded the way you want this holiday! :)

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(Thursday 26 November 2015 23:23 EST) - (Category: OffTopic) - (Posted by:: )

Team-Xecuter's Forum Database Stolen
>> If you use same password on other forum sites change it asap

It seems a group is after the long-time Team-Xecuter site that been Rockin' the Xbox Scene since early 2000, and were able to finally 'steal' their database and are trying to un-hash their passwords!!

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Team-Xecuter has been famous for over a decade in hacking into the original Xbox and Xbox 360, and hopefully in the near future the Xbox One, but it seems someone decided to turn the tables on them and hack TX's big official support forum.

Here is official statement from TX regarding what happen:

We recently moved to a new server and stupidly left our backend open for an easy attack which has now been fixed.

Luckily the guys who gained access left their muddy prints all over the place so it was easy to clean up. What we did find out was more interesting. Who did it, why they did it.

If you want a quality hack, use someone who isn't going to leave their signature all over the place and take 5 minutes to find out who they are and have half their team rat out the other half. In short - don't hire these guys for the job: http://xbl.services http://refaced.org

For the last 12 years our community of 282,000+ members have always had the security of knowing that we have never used their information for any purpose other than to be part of the Xecuter community. You will now be pleased to hear these group of hackers tried to steal the accounts to various high level staff and admin of the se7ensins community, who are also part of the Xecuter community, so they came in to grab our entire database. Hackers have been trying to do this for years and this weekend succeeded due to a stupid failure on our part to button up a few holes in our backed after we moved to a new server, making it easier for lesser skilled individuals.

If you have an account with us you can now assume that your email and password is now in their possession. We highly recommend you change your password here on the Xecuter forums and if you use the password anywhere else that you change it too - there is a maximum probability that it is now, or will be in the very near future compromised. No passwords are stored in clear text of course, they are all hashed but we are very skilled in this area and know there are ways around this so we can only assume they know the same tricks that we do so it is only a matter of time. These guys attempted to install a crappy keylogger too, it didn't work of course, it was a mess so no worries there.

We're not sure who to reach out to at se7ensins but i'm sure this will no doubt reach their ears in good time.

We are reporting this news since alot of Xbox and Xbox 360'ers use our forum site, and just might have similar passwords out there, and as warning to other website admins that run similar 'scene' sites keep an eye out for this horrible group of messy bad hackers.


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(Sunday 07 December 2014 19:44 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Xbox One beats PS4 on Black Friday
>> Bundles & Xbox Dominate the Console War

The XBOne dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft’s latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

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It most likely will be a few weeks before we get official sales tracking info on what console did the most sales over the American Thanksgiving long weekend, famously called Black Friday / Cyber Monday, but one market research firm is claiming the Microsoft Xbox One came out as the King of Hill for holiday sales so far.

The Xbox One was on sale for $330 at a number of big stores like Target and Walmart, and Microsoft bundled it with big games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Unity. That helped gamers choose the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, which was $400 bundled with Bungie's sci-fi shooter Destiny or with the rereleases of Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us. 

They claim XB1 got 53% of the Black Friday sales, compare to 31% for Sony's PS4, and leaving 16% to other consoles.

As shown in the picture above from InfoScout, the poor Nintendo Wii U come in losing Fourth place below Microsoft's older Xbox 360.



News-Source: Xbox One beats PS4 on Black Friday (via) MaxConsole
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(Sunday 30 November 2014 11:11 EST) - (Category: (default)) - (Posted by:: )

RGH2 (phat) firmware for X360ACE released
>> Nice update for RGH'ing the Phat Xbox360's consoles by 15432

15432 over at hackfaq.net has released custom firmwares in XSVF format for X360ACE v1/v2 to support RGH2 in fat Xbox 360 consoles. The firmware files can be flashed via JTAG interface.

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ModRobert over at EurAsia is reporting that 15432 has released a nice update for the X360ACE glitch'ing chips that are very affordable let via stable, so now with this custom firmware you be able to easy RGH your Phat Xbox 360 console.

Here is the translated tutorial from HackFAQ posted by 15432 in Russian:

For about a month I have been working on the launch of the chip RGH2 x360ace. Finally, everything is ready for release!

For fun, try to arrange an article in the form of FAQ

Q: Why now? RGH2 on veils was for a long time!
A: Cheap and powerful chips x360ace appeared relatively recently. Besides, I was impressed this video Indicating that stable RGH2 on fatkah possible.

Q: The video and so x360ace, why do something different?
A: Unfortunately, the author has not posted any code or xsvf files. I had to do everything myself

Q: How quickly start?
A: In my console - in the region of 4 cycles. But I did not even try to optimize starts by moving the wires and other magic. I'm sure you can do better.

Q: Faster than CR4?
A: No, not faster. Using ECC CR4 images can be reduced to the time of one cycle, but stability at start up CR4.

Q: What console are supported?
A: Judging by the reviews on Falcon and Jasper works. When will I Zephyr and Xenon - and for them to do

Q: Where can I download ??
A: Set the firmware available here Source code posted on GitHub

Q: The most important question. How to install?
A: For starters, you need to find x360ace v1 or v2:



You can buy them on the ebay or aliexpress. With a price of $ 2 - $ 10 apiece, a fake bump difficult because almost nobody forges.

Then find what they ask. XSVF files are supported by programmers as Super NAND Flasher, NAND-X and JR-Programmer
If zamorochitsya separately, can be written through Squirt 360 flasher and even after MTX SPI Flasher. But still recommend something from above.
Contact us to write firmware are on the opposite side of the chip:



Next you need to solder them to the console. Points marked similarly TX Coolrunner, problems should arise. Use your favorite laying wires, then I will tell you how to find the appropriate firmware file.
The only thing that requires change is the chip power. Need to unsolder and solder the diode at that point postings with 1.8V:



1.8V to take from here:



So. Now the most interesting - how to choose the firmware.
important note. if the chip is already soldered to the console before the firmware you want to paste the power to Xbox!

Firmware files are named according to the principle l x _s y, where x - pulse length, y - the start point.

Diode chip flashes to the beat of the bus post_out, it will help to choose the right firmware without logic analyzer.

Most importantly - find the pulse length is the main problem RGH2. It's simple, but the sign for more info:

  1. write l6_s5.xsvf, look at the behavior of the LED.
  2. most likely for one cycle you will see a lot of small pulses and one of Authenticity ("long" cycle). This means that the pulse length is too small.
  3. take the firmware with more length, for example l7_s5.xsvf, again, look at the diode.
  4. continue to increase the length, until there are only cycles of short pulses blinking ("short" cycle).
  5. Finally, you need to choose a length, when there are "short" and "long" cycles interspersed.
  6. If not, then select the minimum length of a short cycle.

Once decided on the length, select the time of discharge, it is easier - to sort out all 4 options.

In general, I have triggered flash l7_s6 and l7_s7. Startups are not perfect, sometimes up to 15 cycles comes, but I'm not trying to change the styling.

Who are interested, here's a video, shot in the dark 7 on the video starts, 1, 1, 1, 1, 8, 1, 2, 2, 11
We'll see both long and short flashes when trying to start, but nothing more to be seen) 

For more info please see the original source (http://www.hackfaq.net/xbox360/x360ace/) and for the needed files, check out the news links below. -- Enjoy!



News-Source: RGH2 (phat) firmware for X360ACE released (via) EurAsia

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(Thursday 27 November 2014 10:56 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

ModChipCentral Presents Team-Xecuter CyberMonday
>> Get great deals from MCC for all your Xbox 360 modding needs!

Even tho the Xbox One is out, the 360 console is still going to be hot-seller this Holiday and best of all the 360 is fully moddable, and MCC has you covered with the latest cool Team-Xecuter gadgets!

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Team-Xecuter has been rocking' the Xbox scene for over a decade now, they have been a trusted brand when it comes to modding your Microsoft Xbox gaming consoles, and so has ModChipCentral they been a trusted reseller and supporter of the video gaming modding scene for just as long, and are offering up great deals for your Holiday shopping this season, along with discount codes for more deals on TX products.

Here is sample of some of latest cool TX gadgets you can order from MCC today:

Check out ModChipCentral's website for more great products and other deals and use coupon code xecuter5 for 5% off on your order!

Don't worry if you too busy on CyberMonday, this great deal will be available thru-out the whole Holiday Season for our loyal readers! :)

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(Monday 24 November 2014 10:50 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

New X360 Corona motherboard where RGH fails
>> Xbox 360's with 500GB and FIFA 15 pack are incompatible with RGH

Seems Microsoft has released a new Corona motherboard layout that is using a smaller die and new traces and Nand setup, as such it is currently not possible to RGH (mod) these new Xbox 360 consoles!

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Looks like Microsoft is still improving the Xbox 360 console, releasing yet another new model, and because it is new PCB layout with a smaller die chipset, it is sadly incompatible with the current RGH hacking setups, leaving those buying these new Xbox 360 consoles unable to mod them correctly.

"KonzolozZ over at team-xecuter.com has posted info about a new Xbox 360 Corona motherboard bundled as 500GB + Fifa 15 Pack which is incompatible with RGH. Various observations from the forum post: The CGPU is without IHS, and the type is: 4672991 D-A3;X888841-001. Featuring SKhynix or ST NAND Samsung K4J10324KG-HC14 NAND flash. These are the new 500 GB consoles, the MFR DATE 2014.08.14; LOT NO./DATE: 1436X. The NAND is readable and writeable, after writing ECC it gives 0010 secondary error. The post_out fix adapter doesn't fit." 

But don't worry, Team-Xecuter says they will have one of these new models tomorrow, and 15432 is already looking at the new Nand dumps, so it might not be long before you be able to RGH these new boxes, all tho for sure you will need a new post_out fix adapter, and I guess this means CR4 will be delayed a bit more again by TX until these new Corona models are sorted out by everyone.



News-Source: New Xbox 360 Corona motherboard where RGH fails (via) XboxOne-Scene
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(Friday 26 September 2014 12:00 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Xbox 360 Winbond 2KB Problem Solved
>> XeLL image and XeBuild patches released

Russian hacker has released solution for new unglitchable consoles

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15432 (Russia) and DrShottky (Italia) have released XeLL images and XeBuild patches compatible with Winbond RAM.

Someday I’ve promised to start working at my own Winbond solution, if TX won’t release it soon.

I thought, if somebody can do that, I can do that, too! (Now I understand, that was slightly wrong belief)

After the first failure, I had to delay everything for a month (mountains, sea, other rest).

I’ve returned a week ago, and started research from scratch. I had only Trinity console (thanks to grifon2006!!) and lots of hardware tools (sent by mixail21).

But the most important help was from an italian colleague (DrShottky), he solved a lot of problems and suggested main ideas.

So..This project was made not only by me, we all did it!

Thank you, guys!


XeLL images:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uv5pqb5bll9oszj/xell_wbx6.rar

16747 addon for xebuild (JRunner / AutoGG compatible)



News-Source: Xbox 360 Winbond 2KB Problem Solved (via) MaxConsole UnderGround
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(Saturday 20 September 2014 00:12 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

 

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