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Posted 19 January 2004 - 02:14 AM

Xenium Manuals
>> From ozxodus.com:
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With Xenium units flying off the shelves this weekend we thought we had better post the install manuals pronto!
Team OzXodus would like to thank all of you for purchasing the Xenium and we are sure that once you follow the easy, step by step instructions it will only be a matter of minutes before you are up and ready to go! Welcome to the family.

Welcome to the fourth generation!


Manuals (zipped pdf):
Xenium_OSv1.0_Manual: http://dwl.xbox-scen...v1.0_Manual.zip
Xenium_Quick_Solder: http://dwl.xbox-scen...uick_Solder.zip
Xenium_pinheader: http://dwl.xbox-scen...m_pinheader.zip

Buy Xenium from an official reseller: Divineo.com - Xbox-Wired.com - Xbox-Gear.com
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January 19 03:33 GMT+1

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Posted 19 January 2004 - 05:44 AM

Installing the Xenium using the Chameleon PE Solderless Adapter I had handy. Xenium Solderless availabler shortly.

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Chips boots with RED LED during the time that Xenium OS XUI is onscreen..

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Led turns BLUE during BIOS segment of boot process...

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After Flashing Bank one from a CDRW with a 256k BLUE color Bios.. I decided to play around and FTP in to the Hd.. lay down some Bios files on C.. and navigate to them using the XUI and flash the rest of the banks from the HD.

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Check http://hsdemonz.left...eniuminstalled2 for more new pic and more movies.. including the BIOS selection process from the HD.

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 02:11 PM

OzXodus IRC support Channel
>> From ozxodus.com:
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The official OzXodus IRC support channel is now open on EFnet.
If you have any questions about the XENIUM or need help with an installation feel free to jump into the support channel and our channel operators will be more than happy to help you out!
Channel Name: #OzXodus
Network: EFnet

Recommended IRC clients: Mirc and Trillian

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January 20 13:51 GMT+1

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Posted 21 January 2004 - 09:39 AM

neXgen news: Xenium Support
>> We received this news from Team XoS:
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We just thought we would give a quick update on some of the new features we have added to neXgen(info) this week:
* Menu Caching System (improved boot time)
* XML Support
* Xenium Supoort (reboot to Xenium-OS & hopefully more features to come)

Since we are opensource & like to give to the community here is the code used for xenium support:
_outp(0xef, 0x01);
m_xkutils.XBOXReset();

We don't want to ask for much but to be credited for our work & the work OzXodus has put into developing the Xenium.


Official Site: http://www.xboxopensource.com
XoS/neXgen Forums: http://forums.xbox-s...php?act=SF&f=47
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January 21 03:08 GMT+1

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:10 AM

Warning From OzXodus
>> WARNING:

These are the kinds of posts that we really don’t like making, but we promised quality and service and we feel that it is our duty to warn all our loyal dealers, distributors and of course the end users and fans out there about some really disturbing findings that have recently been brought to our attention.

Certain unscrupulous dealers are offering “Xenium” chips at ridiculously low prices. (see listing below) We have complete control of our own original stock and pricing and therefore know that this pricing structure is impossible to justify legitimately. There can only be one possible answer to this; you are being ripped off!! Scam artists have always been there and have always profited off the backs of others or off the naiveté of misinformed consumers. We will not allow that and will do whatever is necessary to protect the integrity and reputation of our brand. We cannot sit back and watch our brand being associated with complete scam artists out to make a quick buck and blow up your consoles.

We have it on good authority that fake chips are currently being promised for sale through these particular dealers and manufacturers who have lost the battle to innovate and therefore resort to working on this other stuff ;-). (Assuming they even manage to bring them to market in the next two weeks) Our warning to dealers, distributors and retail customers alike is be careful! We WILL NOT guarantee or support anything else but official OzXodus product. Buying fakes will be at your own risk!

We would like to thank all our loyal fans and distributors who have flooded our e-mail with advice and concern about this scam. We will be updating the list below of all scam artists. For accredited customers and distributors please see list on our site. We also invite all of you to report any suspicious dealers and fakes to fakes@OzXodus.com

On a lighter note, the Xenium has truly lived up to its billing as a revolutionary product. This must be some new record for how quickly a chip has made enough impact and noise to be copied, and honestly we take it as a compliment.. However, as we have said time and time again only one team can be first and only one team can be genuine and original, everything else is just second!

Take care and thanks for your loyalty and support.

Your team. The original

Team OzXodus

Known verified Scammers and/or fake stock to date :

Neil from www.evolutionmods.com

David France from www.dartimpex.com



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Posted 28 January 2004 - 01:42 AM

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:34 AM

OzXodus XENIUM OS Update hours away.
>> The RECOVRY.BIN file is about to be released. Xenium-OS_V1.1_Final_Beta.rar has been making the rounds and it looks good. It fixes many issues that have caused some minor grief to Xenium owners. Watch for news of the Public Release of it here and on thier official site www.OzXodus.com

In the meantime.. for those who have been waiting for this OS release here is the manual so you will be ready...

Xenium OS Update Manual http://downloads.ozx.....te Manual.pdf

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 02:53 AM

Video and Features of new XeniumOS v1.1
>> Some people apparently managed to get an early release of the XeniumOS v1.1 beta on the official ozxodus website, but the file has been removed in meantime, probably because it wasn't fully finished yet (it wasn't announced on the news yet either).
MancModder posted a video of the new XeniumOS v1.1 beta on forums.xbox-scene.com. It shows the new 'Instant Boot' feature and also how fast the new XeniumOS boots up. The video refers to the SmartXX movie (by elses) released some time ago (see news).
Download XeniumOS v1.1 video: here (906KB)

Also (some of?) the new features have been posted by oblox on forums.xbox-scene.com (THESE FEATURES ARE NOT CONFIRMED BY OZXODUS!):
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1)Configuration
a)Settings Menu
i)Instant Boot ™: (When you power on your X-Box it instantly boots your default OS - press the eject button to boot into the Xenium OS)
NB The 'Display Hardware Info' section will tell you your OS version

b)Bios/Bank Configuration
i)Bank LED Colours
NB Autonaming Banks feature not working (maybe why they removed the update??)

c)Disk Tools
i)Drive Info (Displays Make, Model, Manufacturer, Size etc of your installed HD)
ii)Unlock Harddisk
iii)Smart Drive Upgrade
iv)Copy Partitions
v)Format Partitions


Buy Xenium: xbox-wired.com, divineo.com, xboxchips.com, Xbox-Gear, divineo.cn
(February 19 23:45 GMT+1)

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 02:55 AM

Xenium OS v1.1
>> From ozxodus.com:
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Dear Friends,
We had planned a detailed post to accompany our final release of our Xenium OS V1.1, but due to obvious leaks and hijacking of key features during our beta release and testing phase earlier today, we have decided to simply post the final version for now.
Their will be a full and detailed update explaining features and events that occurred today, to follow.

Stay tuned …
For now enjoy our latest release ?


Official Site: http://www.ozxodus.com
Download (CD/ISO Version): http://dwl.xbox-scen..._Update_ISO.rar
Download (HDD Version): http://dwl.xbox-scen..._Update_HDD.rar
Xenium-OS Update Manual: http://dwl.xbox-scen...date_Manual.pdf
Buy Xenium: xbox-wired.com, divineo.com, xboxchips.com, Xbox-Gear, divineo.cn
(February 20 05:35 GMT+1)

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 04:19 AM

Xenium OS v1.1
>> From the readme:
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BUGS FIXED
- Focus/Component video support: Xenium-OS will now work with component video cables (HDTV) on V1.4 & V1.5 consoles.
- Focus video resolution: Xenium-OS resolution for the focus chipset has been increased to 800x600 so all screens are identical for Conexant & Focus owners.
- Boot without controllers: There is no longer a need for a controller to be present when booting to a default bios from Xenium-OS.
- Controller compatibility: A range of third party controllers, steering wheels, lightguns and IR remotes are now compatible with the Xenium-OS. Please report any further incompatibilities on our message forums at http://www.ozxodus.com
- EEprom Tools LED warning: Console's power LED now changes to RED when saving EEprom data as a safety measure.
- Onscreen keyboard overlap with Focus chipset: Some keys were not visible when using a V1.4 or V1.5 console.
- HDD Browser bug: When exiting the browser without selecting a file, Xenium-OS will not lockup anymore.


NEW FEATURES
- Instant Boot ™: The ability to instantly boot your console using the default bios and skip the Xenium-OS splash page. Once enabled in the Xenium-OS settings menu you can power on your console using the power button and boot to the default bios, otherwise press the Eject button to start your console up in the Xenium-OS. No additional hardware install wires are required for this feature!!
- Onscreen Keyboard Upgrade: Symbols are now available for bios naming.
- Bank LED Colors: Assign a different color of the Xenium's LED to each bios bank. Default colors are Bank 1 = Green, Bank 2 = Red, Bank 3 = Blue, Bank 4 = Amber.
- Drive Info: Reports HDD model, capacity and lock status as well as DVD-Rom model.
- Lock/Unlock HDD: Lock or Unlock your HDD from Xenium-OS.
- Smart Drive Upgrade: Upgrade your HDD within Xenium-OS by replacing your DVD-Rom with a new HDD (set as Slave) for the duration of the cloning process. (Works with with source drives < 137Gb).
- Copy Partitions: Copy a HDD's partition to another HDD. Supports Partitions C,E,F,X,Y and Z.
- Format Partitions: Individually format your C,E,F,X,Y and Z partitions.
- Autodetection of X2 4981 series bioses.
- IR Support: You can navigate the Xenium-OS with your IR remote control using the following button mappings.
Menu Navigation
===============
Up,Down,Left & Right buttons = Controller's D-PAD
Select or 1 buttons = Controller's A button
2 buttons = Controller's B button
3 buttons = Controller's X button
4 buttons = Controller's Y button
Additional QuickStart buttons
=============================
Menu button = Controller's White button
Back button = Controller's B button
0 button = Controller's Black button


KNOWN BUGS
- When two devices are inserted into both memory card slots on a single controller, Xenium-OS navigation is not possible. To resolve this problem simply remove one device. Fault confirmed with 2 x memory cards as well as 1 x memory card and 1 x voice communicator.
- Controller button sensitivity may vary depending on what controller combinations are installed into what ports.
- Failure to boot Original Bios, this bug has been documented on our forums although at this point we have not been able to simulate the fault. We suggest that if you experiance this problem that you use a bios bank to enter the MS Dashboard and confirm your date and time settings are correct, thus far this is the most effective way to rectify the problem.



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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:30 AM

More about Xenium OS Update V1.1
>> From ozxodus.com:
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As promised, we are back again with more details and information for you. As far as we can tell the update has been very well received and has delivered on promises made (once again)
Of course, the main feature that we wanted to scream and shout about was the Instant Boot System which we took a great deal of pride and effort in. Somehow, between the release of the Beta version for testing and our final release hours later, the unofficial version was leaked and got into the wrong hands. Anyway, no use crying over spilt milk, the feature is there and is working beautifully. We have implemented stricter and tighter control methods within our own team and our beta testing friends to ensure that these types of leaks do not happen again.
We are however aware that the need to fully test and verify updates with respected people in the scene is of paramount importance to the quality of our product and to ensure that we keep the high standards we demand for you, the consumer. The guarantee of this quality and properly tested software is far more important than secrecy and protectionism and therefore we will not compromise that at any price. We promised you the best and we will deliver the best no matter what.
We are also very aware that competition and challenge by other teams, (sometimes smartly done and other times not so smart) is to be expected and is part of the business. We welcome competition and challenge as ultimately all that will lead to better products for you. Our major objective though is to support our loyal fans and products with innovation and dedication second to none. After all, any Xenium user does not deserve any less!! We will not be led into slinging matches about who is better, our product is out and is working well. You be the judge.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
In conclusion we would like to say that we are working very hard for the betterment and development of a product that we promised would set a new standard in the industry. To the skeptics out there that say we may be arrogant in our attitude we would say that there is a very big difference between arrogance and pride. We do not take promises made to you very lightly and look to back them up with results. All but one of the bugs reported so far by you, the concerned consumer, have been fixed. The major concern of delays at boot up has been addressed and resolved. Exciting new features have also been added to enhance your experience but the innovation does not stop there, tomorrow we will be announcing another exciting new development, to further enhance your product.
Arrogance, maybe? Pride, definitely. The proof is in the pudding!
Thank you to all those that have bought and are using our product. Your support and encouragement is truly appreciated. As long as you have an original bought from an approved site all we can say is enjoy and have fun! Welcome to the family, we are proud to be associated with you and promise you continued support and innovation. Stay tuned tomorrow for more exciting news!

Thank you
Team OzXodus

(February 22 05:16 GMT+1)

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 07:53 PM

Xenium announces LCD support
>> From ozxodus.com:
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LCD FOR YOU LCD FOR ME!

It's tomorrow already, and as promised here is some good news for all our Xenium faithful. Xenium owners and potential owners will never be left out in the cold!
For all those of you who were wondering what on earth that little SPI connector was for, here is one really good use.
Announcing our new and improved LCD display feature. With a connector you simply plug in your LCD display and there we go! No mess, no fuss!

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The beauty of this baby is that it is fully software controlled (no need for difficult to find and in fact impossible to use turn screws at the bottom of the chip!) Contrast control, as well as backlight can be controlled by the push of a button.
Currently we have no firm plans to release our own hardware. What we would like to know is what interest is out there. Currently we have a few commonly found SPI LCD screens supported in the dev version of our software, however, if we find the demand is great enough we will do our best to make up complete hardware kits ( solderless of course :-P ).
Let us know, through our forums.
Enjoy the pics. We had a lot of fun doing the case mod. But beware, it aint all that easy :-) As we have said before, welcome to the fourth generation!!

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 04:10 AM

Xenium LCD video
>> From ozxodus.com:
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IT WORKS!
We thought we would release a short video clip demonstrating our LCD screen at work. Of special interest is the ease and convenience of contrast and brightness control from the remote. Please note that our power button on the X-Box is on and that the text makes sense!

Enjoy, and keep those positive comments coming.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments very soon.
Team OzXodus

VIDEO: http://pictures.xbox.../Xenium_LCD.rar

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 02:58 AM

OzXodus Cromwell sources released
>> From ozxodus.com:
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As per the GPL requirements, we are publishing our Cromwell(info) source code. Please find below notes from our programming crew.

These sources are for the Cromwell derivative bootloader only. Cromwell is a bootloader, written under GPL by the xbox-linux team to load linux. We have modified it so that instead of loading and executing a linux kernel, it loads and executes the Xenium OS(info) environment.

The Xenium OS itself, and the XUI Menu system, are separate entities from the Crowmell derived loader. As they contain no GPL code, and are a separate binary, they are not considered a derived work, and are therefore not susceptible to GPL.


Official Site: http://www.ozxodus.com
Download: http://dwl.xbox-scen...ell_ozxodus.rar
(February 24 04:22 GMT+1)

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:13 AM

Xenium-OS v1.1 Manual
>> From ozxodus.com:
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A new user manual for the recent Xenium-OS V1.1 update is now available for download.
The revised manual now covers the configuration of Bank LED Colors, IR Support, InstantBoot ™ as well as the new Disk Tools features.


Download Manual: http://dwl.xbox-scen...User_Manual.pdf

(February 26 02:42 GMT+1)




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