>> c0z released a new version of his Disk Swapper plugin for DashLaunch. This new version is now also comptable with the 12625 dashboard, which is useful since the 12625-rebooter came out for homebrew 360s: [QUOTE] Multidisk game switcher This plugin is not hard coded to require any specific version of dash (fixed in this release) or for any specific game.
What it does: If you have games with more than one disk installed on your machine, this plugin takes care of switching from one disk to the other (once you set up the multi.ini file, the plugin, and dash launch of course) ingame.
v1.1 - fixes export table lookup to be versionless [/QUOTE]
360 Lizard: Gecko 1.07 and TBX B016, to support C4E 9504 LT release
>> From 360lizard.com: [QUOTE] We are releasing an update to Gecko OS (1.07) and Lizard Toolbox (B016) to support the C4E 9504 Slim LT release. You can get the Toolbox on our download page and the Gecko update using the Lizard FW Updater application.
In order to be able to generate the CFW files it is MANDATORY to update your Fileset Templates (those file need to be placed in the "CFW_Templates" folder). Visit the Official Fileset blog to download them as they are not included with the Lizard Toolbox Software Releases.
Please NOTE in order to successfully flash your 9504 Drive you need to go to the "Read Key from Slim Drive" option under Slim Liteon Menu on lizard, this will dump a full serial and key area.
** IMPORTANT !!: If you did a dump already with previous Gecko Releases (for example to change the drive for a phat model) you need to re-dump the original drive using the latest Gecko OS (1.07) as this new dump required portions of the firmware not included in previous releases (Key area and full serials).
The Procedure to Flash your drive is as follows (We are doing a proper tutorial) a) Get the Key using the Read Key from Slim Drive option on the Slim Liteon Menu on Lizard (this will generate all required files and will send to PC) b) On the Lizard Toolbox application go to CFW Generator tab and then to the Easy view and load the source_dummy.bin file just created. c) Select the type of firmware to make (original or CFW) and Save As. d) On Lizard enter on MTK icon follow onscreen instructions e) Go to Write option on Lizard and when prompted send the Generated File (default Liteon_CFW.bin) in the Toolbox.
Currently the Lizard toolbox will not allow you to open the generated firmware on the Advanced Tab, only on the easy view tab, the main reason is because Advanced tab is mainly for spoofing and 9504 release don't allow spoofing. We will work on a fix on the couple of days to enable opening the file on the Advanced tab; but for now it’s not really needed.
Also we have got reports of people that have Drive’s labeled as 9504 but that are reported as 0225, well this is a known issue and it just happen that are 0225 drives that were not re-labeled by the factory, it’s not a TBX, nor Lizard nor Jungle flasher problem.
Also we had a support request from a guy who just did his first bad flash (he accidentally lost power on the drive while flashing). Since the flashing had gotten to the 2nd bank the drive was no long detected nor being able to enter on MTK mode again (he used all tools available, dosflash, JF and lizard). So we just did a Quick Tutorial for Recovery from a bad flash using our friend The Scorpion. It’s not required every time, its similar to Benq Brick and is only required when the flash pass certain stage of flashing and it can happen with any flashing tool.
Last but not least, we want to express many thanks to c4e for his fair play of this release and keeping his word about not locking the release to any specific hardware, that means allot to us and all our customers. Full credit on the Slim LT firmware goes to c4e. [/QUOTE]
>> cOz released a new version of Dash Launch build for JTAG 360s.
What's new/fixed: * fixed noupdater option, readme is accurate with regards to updates now (sorry) * fixed dvdexitdash option, no longer conflicts with using miniblade to exit NXE should only affect DVD launched from NXE (note this affects DVD games too) * fixed a glitch with unhandled exception logging when occurs in kernel * revert to original fileExist() method
What's new/fixed: * PhatKey support faster responce reading key with x360USB ***f/w update required*** * Slim f/w support 9504 stock/LT+ parseing, LT auto-load and key/serial spoofing... cross spoofing not supported * SlimKey support Slim 9504 and 0225 key and serial info extraction - x360USB ***f/w update required*** Note: 0225 support is limited to x360USB and other compatible chipsets Note: via and Nforce not supported * slim/Phat selection MTK tab has selection for Slim/Phat MTK commands Selection is automatic based in inquiry info etc. Slim MTK commands added to support 9504 read/erase/write funtions
C4E iXtreme Slim LT+ Firmware for LiteOn DG-16D4S 9504
>> C4Eva (in association with Team Jungle & Team Xecuter) released the iXtreme LT+ for LiteOn DG-16D4S 9504 drives: [QUOTE] World first backups for XBOX 360 Slim - For Liteon Drive 9504
New protection measures for slim: * Realtime checks of drive firmware and ram by dashboard - Rootkit technology used to pass several realtime check types. These checks on the drive are open ended so as to make replay of the answers impossible. Will pass any check on any part of the drive * Hardware flash modification check - The 1335 chip performs a hardware check on powerup for modified firmware. Chip fooled into thinking firmware is stock * Slim drive locked to read pressed game discs only - Enabled reading of DVD+R DL media for game discs
All features of current LT+ also included - Optimised PFI code to accomodate AP25 SS data - Defeats current AP25 protection - Protects console from logging AP25 violation - Full disc stealth used by default - Waveless booting , disc images are assumed to be correct! - Split-Vid used as default
If booting an AP25 title without AP25 SS game will not boot but will still be protected from logging AP25 violation on current dash 12625 If LT+ encounters an unknown AP25 challenge, game will not boot but console will still be protected from logging AP25 violation on current dash 12625
AP25 SS are region specific for region locked games
Thanks go to Team Jungle for their hard work and efforts in the development process. Thanks also go to Team Xecuter for their generous support to this project. [/QUOTE]
New Beta Dash 2.0.13141.0 Stops All Non AP2.5 Games From Booting
>> From team-xecuter.com: [QUOTE] We tested the new Beta Dashboard 2.0.13141.0 and can confirm that all games that are NOT AP2.5 patched fail to boot to a black screen (Previous LT+ Non-AP2.5 symptoms) – there is still a lot more testing on really old games (Pre Fifa 09) so we will keep you posted.
So (as suspected) AP2.5 will be activated across the board once the new dash is released, and also as suspected, LT+ has shown to still work by protecting the system from a flag and bypassing the AP2.5 check. (Naturally we expect the AP2.5 checks to get harder and deeper so this is just the beginning)
C4E has confirmed that there WILL be a public method to rip your own AP2.5 data from titles thanks to all the new AP2.5 Table information that was discovered a few weeks back.
C4E also looks forward to receiving the new Halo Reach XGD3 disc
A fun summer ahead for sure.
…..Also standby for a number of HUGE releases by C4E, Team Jungle & Team Xecuter very shortly…….
Edit: Reports of 2.0.13142.0 also but we’ve not got our grubby hands on that yet [/QUOTE]
>> fbBuild v0.20 has been released, which will allow to create a freeBOOT-style NAND image and reboot JTAG-able 360s into the latest 12625 dashboard! [QUOTE] Introduction: Sad to hear the rumor of ikari stepping down, and even sadder to hear of the profiteers taking advantage of this... we bring you a tribute to ikari. If you paid for this, get a refund! fbBuild is a NAND image builder made to suit freeBoot style images, the included patches and freboot.bin core are based on the original works done by ikari. It is suitable to build rebooter images for all current JTAG exploit compatible xbox 360's. As with ibuild produced images, this version only requires a single flash 16MiB in size or larger.
What's New: - now encrypts crl, dae, secdata, and extended binaries (note, odd.bin encryption not supported - as of 12611 it's obsolete) - metadata no longer needed (including security files) - improved checks - scriptable file lists for image build, supports multiple versions - minor updates and fixes
Current Limitations: - STAY THE HELL OFF LIVE! Nuff said, we're not you're mum.
Note: - for those of you using donor data, the security files shouldn't pose a problem but make sure the CPU key you use is from the machine that donated the kv instead of the target machine you are building the image for. - if you have a 16M jasper, an additional build type has been added 'jaspersb', by default the image will be built for jasper with big block controller (config 00023010), use this alternate switch to build for small block controller (config 01198010)
Credits: Without ikari this would not have been possible, thanks! Thanks and greetz to everyone who has contributed to hacking this wonderful machine. Thanks to the engineers and countless others who made the machine what it is... we only wish they had listened and RROD was not a problem. If we were to list everyone here, there would be no time left to play on the machine! Big thanks to the folks at #freeboot on efnet for the tireless hours of help you all give freely. Big thanks to the testers who made sure stuff worked. Don't believe what random people *cough* write on forums .. [/QUOTE]
>> cOz released a new version of Dash Launch build for JTAG 360s.
What's new/fixed: * export option info along with the rest of dash launch info struct export * add multi version compatibility to installer and plugin * add 12625 patch set and offsets * new LIVE content hook patching, does auto yaris swap as well as extracted XBLA should work more consistently (hopefully) - added unhandled exception handler, dumps except info to UART/file and exits to dash/default item when apps don't have their own exception handler (instead of crash), disable by setting 'exchandler = false' in ini file. * added ini path setting (dumpfile) for capturing crash logs to a file, capture device must be connected at console boot time * added 'safereboot' option for those who have JTAG that have applied blackaddr's smc reboot fix, instead of 'hard' reboot * added option to enable debug strings to print to UART * adjusted patches to remove default UART hooking (less chance of string collision/overlap using DbgPrint via debug out option) * corrected a bug in the flasher ini update settings in regard to noupdater, it was setting nosysexit instead of noupdater value * added live "blocker", reroutes requests to resolve DNS names to loopback * added "livestrong" option to use an alternate list of DNS to block * added ini option to set how long buttons are watched for at boot time * embedding current versions external files into installer, no more messy directory; original paths still work and take priority over embedded files
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>> A600 released xBermuda v0.1.4: [QUOTE] This is a port for the Xbox1 of the Bermuda Syndrome interpreter done by Gregory Montoir (http://cyxdown.free.fr/bs/) and possible thanks the SDLx libs by lantus.
I have to say that this game is probably my favourite platformer of all times (far better IMHO than Another World or Flashback) and sadly it didn't get the recognition it deserved.
This program is a re-implementation of the engine used in the game Bermuda Syndrome made by Century Interactive and published by BMG in 1995. The original data files are required (retail or demo versions). [/QUOTE]
Microsoft Releases New And Cheaper XDK, Optional Sidecar
>> From gamasutra.com: [QUOTE] Microsoft announced the release of a new Xbox Development Kit that features additional RAM for development purposes, built-in flash memory, larger hard disk drives, and a smaller form factor.
The new XDK console, which is offered at "a significantly reduced price from its predecessor", is designed to increase efficiency while reducing costs for licensed development teams of all sizes that wish to create software for the Xbox 360.
When developers purchase the new XDK, they will have the option to license a Sidecar attachment that offers debugging and disc emulation capabilities. Developers can share the Sidecar across multiple XDK consoles, so they'll no longer need to license multiple and more expensive debugging consoles. [/QUOTE]
>> Dynup released Xboxburner v1.0 on our forums, an easy to use burner for XBox and XBox360 game images: [QUOTE] I developed a GUI for growisofs. XBoxBurner burns XBox and XBox360 game images. It runs under Linux, Windows and MacOSX! Current version is: 1.0
XBoxBurner needs the following to run: - Qt library (4.7 are urgently recommended!) - growisofs (part of the dvd+rw-tools)
Windows and MacOSX versions are in preparation! I hope, this little app will help you! Please write me your opinions! New ideas, suggestions, improvements, criticism and other feedback are welcome! [/QUOTE]
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ScummVM 1.3.0git Update1
>> A600 released a port of ScummVM 1.3.0git for Xbox1. ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. ScummVM supports many adventure games, including LucasArts SCUMM games, many of Sierra's AGI and SCI games and many more.
What's new/fixed: * Added the ability to resize the screen. Use the included program xResizer and with the analogs, calibrate the screen until you see the green border; press A and a file xbox.cfg will be saved with the following options: xpos=... ypos=... xstretch=... ystretch=... flickerfilter=1 720p=1 Now copy all those lines to the [scummvm] section of the scummvm.ini * Added flicker filter and 720p mode (see above). For the 720 mode, use the 3x scalers. NOTE: for a pixel perfect screen with correct aspect ratio these values should be used. The reason I didn't add support for resizing the screen with the first release is because I use a projector with no overscan at all so didn't think about it. * Source code updated to r44824 * Debug build should compile now.
>> Ced2911 released a new version of the the open-source FCE360, a NES emulator for JTAG/Homebrew 360s. It's based on on the FCEUX emulator for PCs. The emulator has an ingame menu for changing ROMs, chose the filter and also comes with support to Load/Save with several slots.
What's new/fixed: * Sound is perfect * Freeing memory ok * Added analog * Add new filter * Added new background for loading screen * Various fix
Developers Working on Codec Libraries for Homebrew 360s
>> Logic-Sunrire brings us the news that a group of developers are porting codec libraries to homebrew Xbox360s (JTAG and DevKit). At this moment, only mpeg1 work. The ffplay, ffmpeg and libxvidcore libs have been ported, but they still have to solve some issues with SDL. When everything is finished and working, you will be able to find their project on a git or google code so you can freely use it. This will allow developers to integrate these libs into their own 360 homebrew projects (FSD for example) or use it to develop a video player for example.
Here's a proof-of-concept of what they did so far:
The proof-of-concept binary has also been released. To test it, put a mpeg1 video named "test.mpg" is the same directory as the default.xex.