09/01/04 - NEWSFLASH:
As promissed, we have released the latest version of the installer at the same time as a new website and dedicated support forums. All forum support will now move to the new official forums.
New Website: http://slayer.xbox-scene.com (complements of XanTium)
New Forums: http://slayer.xbox-scene.com/forum/
Separate Support Topics: http://slayer.xbox-s...ewforum.php?f=2
SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!
[b]08/21/04 - NEWSFLASH:
Just dropping a note to let all our fans know that we have been silent but busy in the background. The new version of the installer is basically finished and we are conductiong final tests as well as documentation edits. At the same time we are working hard on a simultaneous launch of a new website and dedicated forums for your convenience. We think you will be pleasently surprised, and it will all be worth the wait.
Also, please note that starting with the next installer version all forum support will be done on the soon to be unvailed, dedicated official SlaYer's Forum.
03/23/04 - NEWSFLASH:
Well it seems that bad seeds have a way of floating to the surface. One of the former OPs of the official #slaYers irc channel located on snoop.burghcom.com is trying to blackmail us for loosing his priviledges. He has opened up a fake clone of our channel on a different server. His handle is "Scotsman" and after driving away the great SS113, it makes us all sad to see such childish behaviour repeated.
Please remember that there is currently only ONE OFFICIAL #SLAYERS IRC CHANNEL, on the great "snoop.burghcom.com" servers. If you go anywhere else you do it at your own risk not to mention getting sucked into a petty personal ego trip & politics.
03/10/04 - NEWSFLASH:
Due to bandwidth limitation the IRC direct download is no longer available. However, the installer can now be easely obtained using Bit Torrent. See below for details or join the channel as described below and issue the !help Torrent command. On the positive side, the IRC channel now features the latest build of the XBMC.
01/16/04 - NEWSFLASH:
It has come to my attention that some pathetic individuals have turned my installer into a Trojan. It is truly disgusting to see people behave this way instead of applying their skills to help others in the scene.
To combat this, I am releasing here both the MD5 Hash Key and the CRC32 checksum for the real installer.
Please keep in mind that the real installer should idealy be obtained from the official IRC channel listed bellow.
You can get it anywhere outside of the #slayers channel, but you take a chance. If you do get it somewhere else, use the information below to verify it's an authentic release.
Official filename as downloaded is: SlaYers_EvoX_Auto-Installer_v2.5_FINAL.exe
Size of file is: 113610630 bytes
The MD5 is: bb12d38f6d926ae7199ea6808a86751a
The CRC32 is: 1885785732 113610630
Hope this helps everyone out and sends a message to those bastards! Enjoy!
11/20/03 - NEWSFLASH:
90% of all problems posted here relate to the classic "DVD Drive did not read Media properly" This is due to the lack of error checking on the xbox and the fact that the xbox DVD drives are so picky about media.
You must burn the installer ISO to a "virgin" CD-RW at 1x or 4x with verify on, but sometimes even that is not enough depending on how stubborn your xbox DVD Drive is.
You can try to burn at 1x to a DVD-R with verify or temporarily swap in a PC DVD drive to read the CD-RW or even CD media.
Lastly, try different burning software for the ISO if Nero does not work for you.
The other 10% of all problems stem from people having old mod chips or old bioses. Since the installer has all the latest tools that expect a new bios, you MUST update your Mod Chip/BIOS to either one from the selection included on the Installer.
I strongly recommend the X2 4977 *FC* (read the docs to learn more)
[b]11/14/03 - NEWSFLASH:
It is driving us crazy in the IRC channel that everyone just comes in without having read this main post or any of the documentation included with the installer. There are 2 manuals included that took months to create, have step-by-step procedures and even screenshots. Almost ALL questions asked in the channel ARE IN THE MANUALS. YOU MUST READ THE MANUALS FIRST!
We will not answer questions that have already been covered and answered in the manuals! Thank you for your consideration.
First a few Forum Rules:
1) DO NOT ASK FOR THIS TOOL HERE!!! - use your favorite newsreader and go to the newsgroups - If your provider sucks, try www.easynews.com OR just get it from BitTorrent as described in the SlaYer's IRC channel!
2) DO NOT PM OR EMAIL ME ASKING FOR THIS TOOL!!!
3) IF YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF FINDING THIS INSTALLER ON YOUR OWN, YOU PROBABLY SHOULD NOT BE USING IT, AS YOU WILL MORE THANK LIKELY KILL YOUR XBOX!
4) Please VOTE then post your feedbacks and enhancement ideas here (within reason and limited by the capabilities of EvoX)
5) DO NOT PM OR EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS! ASK THEM HERE IN THE FORUM AND DO NOT ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT FIXING THE INDIVIDUAL TOOLS. Post, do not PM, so that others can be enlightened!
***************** begin IRC Channel Info ******************
With the continued assistance of SS113, CoRP5e, Moosta and countless others, our SlaYer's IRC channel will continue to be the best place to go for support and to obtain the latest version. However, please do not abuse it by asking questions already covered in this forum, or in the included documentation, and behave properly. Remember, there is a "SEARCH" option in this forum
PLEASE REMEMBER TO READ THIS POST IN IT'S ENTIRETY AND THE NEWS FLASHES AS WE WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS ALREADY COVERED HERE!
Use the following information to come and join us on IRC:
* IRC Software: Get your free MIRC Client from here! and choose the link closest to you.
* IRC Server = snoop.burghcom.com ( IRC Server Join Command = /server
* IRC Channel = #SlaYerS ( IRC Channel Join Command = /join #SlaYerS )
The channel BOTS, will automatically send you what you need if you issue these simple commands:
!help - Lists available !help triggers. !help Torrent for example - DO this FIRST!!!!
!nfo - sends you both NFO files (open with WordPad to read properly!)
!help Torrent - Slayers Installer has been moved to a Torrent. Please type !help Torrent in the channel for the Tracker.
!ip or !help IP - info on fixing IP problems
!modchip - modchip info
!xbmc - bonus! get the latest weekely version of the Xbox Media Center
***************** end IRC Channel Info ******************
New SlaYer's EvoX Auto-Installer v2.5 features (built on v2.1):
* Includes latest versions of all Xbox homebrew tools and bioses (as of release date)
* Support for >137GB HD's and the G: Drive
* XBOX v1.0 - V1.5 Support (possible future versions too)
* Ability to install EvoX & Apps in F: for Stealth Mode
* Ability to restore the retail Xbox HD to retail mode
* Ability to Format the F: or G: partitions independently
* Latest Stable Media Player XBMP Custom Configured with ShoutCast Radio
* Customized X2 4977 *FC* Bios that boot "evoXdash.xbe" 1st from F: then from C: with
failover to "default.xbe" on DVD
* Further customized X2 4977 *FC* +137GB Bios that adds support for >137GB HD's
* Ability to flash virtually ANY v1.0-v1.5 XBOX TSOP and MOD chip with 1MB or 256K
* Ability to flash an X2, Chameleon, Akira or any other 1MB Cromwell based MOD chip
with X2 4977 *FC* +137G just by inserting this v2.5 installer disk.
* Ability to restore the "exploitable" M$ dash if replaced by Xbox Live
* Listened to everyone's concearns for size and kept the installer small, around the 105MB mark.
* Docs are now released as locked & encrypted PDF's to prevent fake releases
Software Included (along with the unchanged tools from v2.1):
* EvoX Dash v1.8.3921
* XBMP v2.4 CVS 09-24-03 (the 2.4 CVS 10-13-03 release was full of bugs so I ignored it)
* HDDLoader v1.2a
* dvd2xbox v0.4.9
* boXplorer 0.96 G: Patched
* BiosChecker v3.1
* xbftp v0.61
* XCommander R2 G: Patched
* Avalaunch 0.48 (can auto-download the Qwix PC ISO Manager)
* Xboxdash dvd region free patch disc v1.03
Version 2.1 Features Carried Over: Click HERE to See
For reference, here are the new Installer Menu options:
1) RESET / REBOOT
2) Save BIOS / EEPROM (XBOX C:backup)
3) REBUILD NEW LARGE HD on V1.X SYSTEM
........3-1) Rebuild v1.X Large HD – *C* 4920
........3-2) Rebuild v1.X Large HD – *F* 4920
4) REBUILD RETAIL HD on V1.X SYSTEM
........4-1) Rebuild v1.X Retail HD – 4920
5) UPGRADE XBMP, M$ Dash, APPS & EVOX 1.8.3921
........5-1) Inst/Upg XBMP, Apps, EvoX - LARGE HD (F:)
........5-2) Inst/Upg XBMP, Apps, EvoX - Retail HD (C:)
........5-3) Inst/Upg just EvoX - LARGE HD (F:)
........5-4) Inst/Upg just EvoX - Retail HD (C:)
........5-5) Inst/Upg just XBMP & Apps - LARGE HD (F:)
........5-6) Inst/Upg just XBMP & Apps - Retail HD (C:)
........5-7) Inst/Upg just XBMP - LARGE HD (F:)
........5-8) Inst/Upg just XBMP - Retail HD (C:)
........5-9) Inst/Restore M$ Dash 1012a700 - Any HD
6) FORMAT OPTIONS FOR ANY XBOX V1.X HD
........6-1) Full Clean Format of RETAIL HD
........6-2) Full Clean Format of LARGE HD
........6-3) RESTORE RETAIL XBOX HD TO FACTORY
........6-4) Format only C: Partition
........6-5) Format only E: Partition
........6-6) Format only F: Partition
........6-7) Format only G: Partition
7) FLASH XBOX v1.0-1.5 ON-BOARD TSOP OR MOD CHIP
........7-1) Flash 1MB MOD or v1.0-1.1 TSOP w/ EvoX-M7 EjectFix
........7-2) Flash 256K MOD or v1.2-1.5 TSOP w/ EvoX-M7 EjectFix
........7-3) Flash 1MB MOD or v1.0-1.1 TSOP w/ X2-4977
........7-4) Flash 256K MOD or v1.2-1.5 TSOP w/ X2-4977
........7-5) Flash 1MB MOD or v1.0-1.1 TSOP w/ X2-4977 *FC*
........7-6) Flash 256K MOD or v1.2-1.5 TSOP w/ X2-4977 *FC*
........7-7) Flash 1MB MOD or v1.0-1.1 TSOP w/ X2-4977 +137 G:
........7-8) Flash 256K MOD or v1.2-1.5 TSOP w/ X2-4977 +137 G:
........7-9) Flash 1MB MOD or v1.0-1.1 TSOP w/ X2-4978.03
........7-10) Flash 1MB MOD or v1.0-1.1 TSOP w/ EvoX M7+137 G:
........7-11) Flash 256K MOD or v1.2-1.5 TSOP w/ EvoX M7+137 G:
8) EEPROM MANAGEMENT
........8-1) Lock Hard Drive
........8-2) UNLock Hard Drive
........8-3) ConfigMagic FINAL (V1.X EEProm Editing)
9) NTSC <-> PAL VIDEO MODE SWITCHER
........9-1) USA – NTSC
........9-2) JAP - NTSC
........9-3) EUR - PAL
........9-4) NTSC <-> PAL VIDEO MODE SWITCHER
10) Identify Your BIOS/Mod Chip
11) System Settings
12) Install GentooX Linux v2 Home in F:
13) DVD Region Free Patch for M$ Dash
14) Power Off Xbox
This release will again be a SINGLE solid Self Extracting Archive with included authenticity verification. No need to have the latest WinRAR :-)
Distribution filename is:
SlaYers_EvoX_Auto-Installer_v2.5FINAL.exe ..... 108MB (approx) [Self Extracting!]
On * DO NOT LIST WAREZ CHANNELS * Newsgroups, it will go up in YENC format so make sure your newsreader supports YENC!
Make sure to have the Adobe 6 PDF Reader found HERE and read both of the included README and INSTRUCTIONS documents BEFORE using the Installer!
I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF ANYONE MESSES UP THEIR XBOX, SO DO NOT USE THIS TOOL IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT DOES!
NOTE: The purpose of the forum is to discuss the toolkit, not hand it to users on a platter. If people are not capable of finding it on their own, after all this information and links, then they should not be using it as it will probably destroy their xbox and they will be back here 10 minutes later crying and saying they "forgot" to make a backup and are now begging for help!
Feel free to improve on the installer and make your own but do not use the name "SlaYer" in the name of your installer or posts, except to say "built or based on SlaYer's" Also, please give credit if you reuse my or anyone else's work!
Well all that said, please help your fellow users, post your comments/feedbacks, and enjoy this latest version in good health!
Edited by SlaYer, 01 September 2004 - 08:40 PM.