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Posted 11 October 2004 - 07:40 PM

Team Xodus Announces Universal Solderless Adaptor
>> From TeamXodus.com:
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TEAM XODUS U.S.A. WE WANT YOUR VOTE!!!
We are proud to announce the launch of our new Universal Solderless Adaptor (USA). The U.S.A. is compatible with all chips that route the D0 connection to the missing pin4 of the LPC. Being the originators of the solderless adaptor we have combined our experience and your valued input to improve our design. (Please see diagram below). The USA is not compatible with version 1.6 boxes at present but a solderless solution is currently being investigated. Xodus USA, no frills. No fuss. Just good quality at the best value around. Buy it, try it, and give us your vote!
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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:17 AM

Xenium Ice Fakes/Clones
>> From www.teamxodus.com:
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WARNING: FRAUDSTERS ARE BACK
We thought we had rid ourselves of bad rubbish but it seems that the thieving animals that tried to rip you all off a few months ago are back. We have received several reports that the Fakesters are trying their luck again and we are issuing as stern a warning as we possibly can. THEY WILL FAIL AGAIN. DO NOT BUY THEM!!

ACT (Anti Clone Technology) worked 100% effectively against fake Xeniums before and ACT2 will be as effective this time.

We are also told that these fakes are NOT being shipped with the standard Ice Accessories that are supplied with genuine Xenium Ice chips. Should you receive a Xenium Ice chip without a wire loom, external led or USB adaptor, you have been defrauded and you need to make a Credit Card charge back. Fake chips will be rendered useless by our OS, leaving you with no recourse and no compensation at all.
We will be highlighting the many mistakes made by these fools in due course. For now it is really simple to tell which is the real deal and which is not. Please take a look at the pictures below.
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Posted 13 November 2004 - 02:29 PM

X-Tender/Xenium Competition Judging Begins
>> From Team X-Tender/Team Xodus:
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Phase one of Xtender/Xenium competition is now officially over and we are overwhelmed at the tremendous amount of entries that have come in. We would like to thank you for your participation and are really flattered by your enthusiasm and response, which makes our decision to involve all of you, a definite winner! Short-listing and judging has already begun with results expected in the next few days.

Once a final name is picked we will announce phase two of our competition series, "Design the logo".
Thank you once again and also a very big thanks to Xbox-Scene for hosting such a successful competition. Good luck!
Team Xodus and Team Xtender

(November 12 21:23 EST)

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 08:58 AM

Xbox Nation Mag - December 2004 - Xenium Ice Article
>> Xbox Nation Magazine writer Jeremy Horwitz writes in the December 2004 issue hitting newsstands now:

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After developing an innovative but legally questionable Xbox mod chip called Matrix and a follow-up called the Chameleon, the hardware-savvy group of hackers known as Team Xodus went to work on a new chip called Xenium.. includes its own apparently legal software full of cool features.

Until now, it was fair to assume that a mod chip's maker or purchaser had questonable intentions. With Xenium's useful and feature-rich OS software, Team Xodus is taking the first steps toward changing that perception. We're betting it won't be the last to try.


Click the picture above to read the full unabridged article by Jerry Horwitz/XBN & 1up.com or better yet pick up a copy at newstands worldwide now.
(November 21 02:53 EST)

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 08:59 AM

Unrelated.. people were acking for that cover..

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 05:13 AM

Xbox v1.6b Compatibility, No Problem For Xenium OS
>> From TeamXodus.com:
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1.6b COMPATIBILITY, NO PROBLEM FOR XENIUM OS
We have recently picked up some malicious rumors regarding Xenium compatibility with Xbox version 1.6b and we thought we would update all of you with a clear and concise statement.

Xenium OS has absolutely no problem with 1.6b.
There is no need to re-program or recall our chips at all. We have done extensive testing of both Xenium OS and the recovery system and have found no issues specific to 1.6b. Unlike other more outdated systems, Xenium OS has once again proven to be that much more advanced and that much more versatile, which makes us wonder how claims by others for top spot in this industry (no, in fact, on this whole planet) can be so arrogantly made without the backing and results to prove these claims.

Over the past year, our product has stood tall and proud as the genuine market leader and has proven itself time and again. Reliability, flexibility and stability are as important, (if not more so), than features and features that are yet to be proven. Remember that fourth generation chips are advanced, feature full SOFTWARE DRIVEN devices. If the software is not capable or flexible enough to adapt and change with the environment in which we currently find ourselves then even a claim to second place would be difficult to justify.

Our policy is simple. “If it aint broke don’t fix it” One year of tried and tested products that work seamlessly, without hiccups no matter what is thrown at them, should count for quite a bit in our book. Xenium has more than proved itself and there is very good reason why our chip and our Xenium OS are receiving the praise and accolades they are, and why we are changing perceptions and expectations in the industry, as seen in yet another flattering article in Xbox Nation Magazine. Whether that justifies a top rating is really up to you to decide.

(November 28 21:41 EST)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:02 PM

XODUS/XTENDER COMPETITION: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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We have sifted through the thousands of entries and have chosen the finalists and winners. It has really been a terrific contest and we would like to thank all of you once again for taking part. We are sure that this overwhelming enthusiasm is an indication of the excitement and anticipation for this unique co-operation agreement between Team Xodus and Team Xtender.

Both Teams had just as much fun reading your submissions, as you did coming up with them.
Before announcing the finalists we would like to explain a few rules that were used.
We looked for something that was unique, that would best describe the new product.
Finalists were chosen by a panel from Team Xodus, Team Xtender and Xbox-Scene.
From the names and phrases chosen as finalists, whenever a selection was chosen as a finalist, but was submitted by more than one candidate, the earliest posted submission was the one considered.

We will need to verify the name and identity of the chosen winners so please logon to the forums and PM message HSDEMONZ the following info:

- Your full name, address, country etc.
- Your email, IM and/or ICQ info
- Your Xbox-Scene forums account.

We will contact you via your XS forums account to verify your identity.

We have chosen five finalists and two winners. One winner for the name and a separate winner for the phrase. (this was not easy to do.. but we managed to get the list of fantastic entries down to a select few we could all agree on.)

Each finalist will receive an Xtender Kit and a Xenium ICE.

The two winners will receive an Xtender Kit, a Xenium ICE and a cash prize of USD $500 each. (Originally, we were only going to award one grand prize of the 500$ US but we decided that the enthusiasm shown by the scene, and it's members for Xodus and Xtender, and the amount of submissions, warranted 2 grand prizes for this contest.

So here are the five finalists:

Finalist/Product Name
Thaylock "X-pack"
Pseudo99 "Xfusion"
blinx "Xmach3"
Finalist/Marketing Phrase
Audiodox rewrite the rules
RUNTIME unlock the potential

The winners are:
Product Name:
"Xfusion" by Pseudo99
Product Phrase:
"Rewrite the rules" by Audiodox.

We had a lot of fun with this contest. Keep a lookout for the Xfusion Logo contest which will be announced in a few days!
Congratulations!


(December 3rd, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:06 PM

XODUS 12 DAYS OF XMAS

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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Recent mails from some consumers and retailers asking questions regarding our Xenium OS have prompted us to put together a series of quick, informative facts for all of you regarding key features in Xenium OS. We have decided to hold a twelve days of Xmas series which will feature updates, competitions and key facts for all of our loyal Xenium OS owners and those that are still to become part of our elite group. The purpose is to enlighten both dedicated users and “newbies” on why our product is in a class of its own and is the best product on the market today.

Just yesterday a retailer wrote to us and was amazed that Xenium can do Web Flashing! Our answer was simple, proud and confident. “Of course it can. Xenium does it all and a whole lot more!”

HARD FACT NUMBER 1.

XENIUM DRIVES YOU HOME THIS CHRISTMAS

First of all, a clear and distinct difference between Xenium and other lesser chips is that Xenium has a proprietary dedicated OS and is therefore not subject to illegal and extremely cumbersome and time consuming downloads, flashes and cd burning, which are required to make the chip work in the first place. With a dedicated OS, Xenium installs in seconds and works immediately, unlike others that scam the public into believing they are buying a fully functional and working unit straight out the box. For the many newbies out there this is a very important fact that needs to be highlighted. Let us paint it a little more clearly for you. Would you buy a BMW X3 with no engine? You can put all the fancy accessories you want in and around the vehicle to try and sell it but no engine is no engine. Got it? Not yet? Ok a little more clearly.

OTHERS:(Just to get started)
Install, search through underground scene for an OS after learning the ins and outs of IRC, get into illegal sites and choose a hidden OS (one that is not a virus), download to PC, burn a cd (if you have no CDRW go out and get one), transfer to Xbox and pray like hell it accepts the file, flash the OS without destroying the chip. MAYBE NOW YOUR CHIP MIGHT WORK

XENIUM:
Install, it works. Done.


We are proud that we deliver what we promise, “the complete package”. All our features are onboard and fully functional immediately. No mess. No fuss.

Stay tuned for more in our series.


(December 16th, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:10 PM

First Day of Xmas (XOS 2.0.2)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS…..

TEAM XODUS GAVE TO ME…..….

Lots of bug fixes in the source tree…..

We are proud to announce the release of Xenium OS 2.0.2. This release contains bug fixes only. Features are intentionally disabled and will be released in forthcoming updates during our 12 days of Christmas series.

Changelog:

+ Added APPE command ("Append") support to FTP server
+ Added confirmation for entering recovery mode


* Preparation for eventual move to VC8/Visual Studio 2005
* Minor changes to IDE/ATAPI handling
* Removed soft reset of IDE drives on selection timeout
* Minor performance tweak in IP stack
* Increased debugging facilities to speed internal development/bugfixing
* Minor changes to filesystem driver diagnostics
* Better "bios-less" pci bus handling
* Minor IRQ servicing changes
* Added framebuffer initialization diagnostics

- Fixed problems with PAL60 mode setting, will now fall back to PAL50
- Improved compatability with some usb mass storage devices
- Minor change to ISO9660 handling, may help with burnt cd compatability?
- Improved suspend/reset of USB root hubs
- Fixed reset/enable handling of USB devices
- Fixed minor bug in power calculations for external powered USB hubs
- Fixed rare buffer overflow in filename handling
- Removed unused long-filename code
- Fixed small bug in cgi handling of web server
- Fixed some buggy date handling (wasnt causing any problems, was in currently unused code)
- Minor fix to PnP device handling
- Added PCI initialization of audio controller, may fix "no sound when booting kernel" bug
- UI scripts should no longer be able to cause Kernel Panics

Legend:
+ Addition
- Bug fix
* Change

Go to our Download section (Stable Releases) for this update.

KEY FACT NUMBER 2

Our primary commitment is to reliability and stability, (hence the bug fix updates above). As we have stated time and again, proven and tested results and a year long track history cannot be understated or ignored. The stability and reliability of a 4th generation chip can be measured ONLY by the stability and reliability of its firmware. Teams that do not feel a need to update, while ignoring the many bugs and problems that popped up in their OS, cannot possibly claim to be stable. Naturally, with the positive history and reputation our team has achieved, there is a definite pride and a certain confidence that comes with such results.

We have invested a great deal of time, money and effort in our OS for good reason. For both proud Xenium owners and those new to the scene, it is becoming abundantly clear that reliability, stability and flexibility are key factors that consumers are looking for. A recent spate of revision after revision of one inadequate version after another, coupled with recalls and frantic re-flashes are not what consumers want, or should be subject to with any premium chip.

GO PREMIUM. GO XENIUM!


(December 16th, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:14 PM

Second Day of Xmas (XOS 2.1.0)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS…

TEAM XODUS GAVE TO ME...

2 COOL NEW FEATURES...

And lots of bug fixes in the source tree


Now that we have the bug fixes out of the way, we can concentrate on offering you real fun and tangible stuff that you will enjoy. We are proud to present Xenium XOS 2.1.0.

Although we are starting small and building up to bigger and bigger things we really want you to try these features and tell us what you think. Unlike others who are doing away with features and giving you half the value at half the price we are continually adding to our product to give you double and triple the value at the same great price. Xenium is Premium, simple as that.

Password Lockout:

This is by far our most requested feature since shortly after we first released the concept of an operating system controlled chip onto the world. When both the Password and InstantBoot options are enabled, XeniumOS will not allow you (or little siblings, troublesome cousins, or anyone else) to enter the XeniumOS configuration menus without first entering a system password. There are 2 passwords to start, "XWAY", and the classic Konami code, "UUDDLRLRBAS." This will keep uninformed users away from sensitive configuration menus and utilities.


QuickRegion ™

The second feature was only requested by one person, but we thought it was an excellent suggestion, and very much in keeping with the philosophies of our legal OS. QuickRegion™, when enabled, allows you to select a game region at the touch of a button. ("A" for US/Canada, "X" for Japan, "Y" for Europe/Australia, "B" to keep current setting) An excellent feature if you have a respectable import collection, and are using the chip to allow you to play your legitimately aquired titles from lands afar. With QuickRegion™ you can make your Xbox play any region game in a flash. This cool feature now brings instantaneous power to your fingertips!

AND …

WAIT…..

THERE’S MORE!!

ANNOUNCING THE “SECRET PASSWORD” COMPETITION


Find any one of the 12 secret Christmas passwords and win a cash prize. .

For the initial five “easy” words found we will reward each first correct entry with a $100 cash prize.

For the next five “medium” words found, the prize will be $200 for each winner

The last two “difficult” words will attract a prize of $300 for each winner.

For the more difficult words we will be giving hints along the way smile.gif

Post your results in this thread. The first to post the word will be the one to win the prize, so once you've found it, hurry and post!"

Button Assignments:

A - A
B - B
X - X
Y - Y
W - White
N - Black
U - Up
D - Down
L - Left
R - Right
T - Left thumb
O - Right thumb
E - Left trigger
M - Right trigger
S - Start
I - Back

Naturally this cash prize competition is limited to our Exclusive Club Xenium members only (the Elite group of Xenium owners). There are many more such competitions and events to come so join us now.

GO PREMIUM. BUY XENIUM.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
&
HAVE FUN!


Go to our Download section (Stable Releases) for this update.


(December 18th, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:17 PM

Third Day of Xmas (PR Competition, Password Competition Winners)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS

TEAMXODUS GAVE TO ME

THREE FRENCH PENS…

Two cool features….

And a lot of bug fixes in the source tree.

ANNOUNCING THE THREE FRENCH PEN PR COMPETITION

Since the beginning of our much loved Xenium project it has been made quite clear that many fans and critics alike feel that our PR SUCKS!! If I had the time, I would go through posts and logs and mails and threads and messages and dig up ALL the various names and insults given (with love I am sure) to our PR. So we thought that we would give all the armchair critics out there who have said time and again “I could do better”, the chance to prove it.

The task is simple. Do a write-up of at least 500 words titled.

12 reasons why Xenium/XOS/Xodus is THE BEST!

Hints:
Be proud
Be confident
Be arrogant
Take no prisoners.
Be professional but don’t be too serious.
Be creative
Be original
Above all, have fun!

You are talking about the number one chip on the market. The number one OS on the market and of course the number one Team on the market.

Spelling and Grammar will be considered.

You may use any visual aids or graphics necessary to make your post grab attention and get the message across.

ENTRIES: Please e-mail all entries to prcomp@nospam.teamxodus.com *remove the .nospam. part* We will then post the winners and their articles in our forums. The winning article may even get posted on our front page if approved by the team!

JUDGING: The articles will be judged by the entire team and who knows I may be out of a job by early next year smile.gif

PRIZES: We will be rewarding the top three posts with an antique French Pen valued at approximately $250. So get writing and show us what you can do!

And now a special message from Artifex….

YESTERDAY”S WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Congratulations to all of our lucky and talented Xodus Secret Password Cash Prize Competition winners, and thank you to all of our Exclusive Club Xenium members who participated. The contest ran, for the most part, very smoothly and we are happy with it's success and popularity. We were NOT expecting all of the words to be found that quickly! It just goes to show you that the sharp ones choose Xenium! ;-)

Here are the official winners:

$100 category:
Snow Kharoof
tree SpiderX
sled SpiderX
toys SpiderX
xmas Kharoof

$200 category:
noel iamcheese
santa Kharoof
season counter terrorist dan
mantle Lightning|Striker
reindeer SniperKilla

$300 category:
newyears SpiderX
mistletoe Dangerously_Cheesy

Total Winnings:
SpiderX $600
Kharoof $400
Dangerously_Cheesy $300
iamcheese $200
counter terrorist dan $200
Lightning|Striker $200
SniperKilla $200

A warm congratulations to our winners, and to all of the Exclusive Club Xenium Members for participating. We will be contacting the seven lucky winners shortly via PM on Xbox-Scene. Thanks for your continued support and happy holidays!

--Artifex

Well done to all the winners from all of us here in the team and we look forward to seeing all those great PR articles in the coming days!

Happy Writing!


(December 19th, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:20 PM

Fourth Day of Xmas (XOS 2.0.2)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

TEAM XODUS GAVE TO ME…

4 MORE FEATURES….

Three French pens…

Two cool features….

And a lot of bug fixes in the source tree.

Today we have decided to go all out and offer you four more great features for you to try. Our key feature is, of course, skinning, a much anticipated and requested feature that will allow you to personalize your Xenium OS in your own unique style.
Installers, you will absolutely love this new feature. Just think of the possibilities as it now allows you to throw in your own exclusive logos, adverts and information each time the Xenium boots up. Talk about IN YOUR FACE ADVERTISING!!

Without further ado here are the features and notes for you from our very tired but very proud head coder. Thanks Artifex.smile.gif

1. Skinning!

That's right, XeniumOS now supports a dynamic skinning system. What we have in place so far is just the beginning of what's planned to increase the flexibility of the user interface, and there has even been some talk of a complete re-implementation of the UI, so expect even more great advances soon.

The skinning system works as follows: The directory E:\XeniumOS\Skins\ is scanned for subdirectories, the names of which will appear under the "Choose Skin..." menu item in the Xenium Settings. Each of these subdirectories contains 2 files, backdrop.jpg (PNG support will be included in the next release) which is the background image to be used, and Skin.cfg which is a simple text file which defines the color and positioning of user interface elements. The Skin.cfg file contains 1 line for each of the following items, in the order specified.

Dialog text color
Dialog background color
Dialog frame color
Dialog highlight color
Menu text color
Menu highlight color
Menu background color
Top Menu X position
Top Menu Y position
Top Menu Width
Top Menu Height
Number of items to display in Top Menus

All colors are specified in hexadecimal RGB format, much like in html. The classic XOS 2.x skin will be available from our downloads page as an example to work from. We will be expanding this configuration file to include per-skin fonts, alpha transparency settings, and much more in the future.
A few talented developers have already been given the specifications for this skinning system, and at least one project is already underway, so expect to see some great supporting applications soon!

2. Save EEPROM to .BIN file

There is a new option under the EEprom Tools menu to allow you to backup your EEprom to the harddrive, allowing for easy redundant EEprom backups, to avoid any potential problems with EEprom corruption.

3. Cache space clearing

This has been a highly requested feature over the past months, so we felt obligated to satisfy our customers and provide it in this update. This item, which can be found under Disk Tools, will clear out your X, Y, and Z partitions, as well as the E:\Cache\ directory, solving many headaches with compatibility.

4. Auto-naming improvements

Some minor tweaks and improvements have been made to the Auto-naming system, allowing you to more easily organize and manage your Xenium's Launch Items. We still have a few additional changes which we will make to this subsystem of the OS, in order for you to keep track of your Launch Items in the most efficient way possible. We have a hunch that this will become an important issue soon.......

UPDATE ON YESTERDAY’S FRENCH PEN PR COMPETITION:

It has been pointed out to us that in our haste to give away my job, we neglected to set a deadline to the French Pen PR Competition. Sorry about that. We have decided that this competition will end at the end of the 12 days of Christmas, to give you enough time to write your masterpieces and hopefully to get more ideas and inspiration over the next few information releases as to why Xenium is the BEST! Judging by the quality of entries already in, new submissions are going to have to be really good and creative to stand any chance of winning. So, the bar has been set.
Good luck!

Download our new OS in the (Stable Section) (Xenium OS 2.2.0)


(December 21st, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:23 PM

Fifth Day of Xmas (XOS 2.2.1, Skinning Competition)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

TEAM XODUS GAVE TO ME

FIIIIIVE BRAND NEW SKIIIIINS...

Four more features...

Three French pens...

Two cool features...

And a lot of bug fixes in the source tree.

WOW! The response to new features released yesterday has been terrific. Thank you to all of you for your compliments and we are glad that you like them. We had a few minor bug reports, and so today we are releasing a minor update, XeniumOS 2.2.1, with the following changes:

- Text color entries in config are now properly RGB. (In the previous release they were RBG)
* Added a 3 second delay to notice about unlocking hdd when changing eeprom settings (Requested by beta group)
+ Added support for PNG, GIF, BMP, and XPM (Coincidentally bringing the total number of supported backdrop file formats to FIVE!)

Legend:
+ Addition
- Bug fix
* Change
And now to our feature of the day….

FIIIIIVE BRAND NEW SKIIIIINS

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We also realized that a skinning feature isn't much fun without some skins to use for it, so we put the artist of our group to work, and then picked out our 5 favorite skins for you to enjoy. You can download XeniumOS Skin Pack 1 here, just extract the rar and place the folders within into E:\XeniumOS\Skins\ on your xbox, and they will appear under the "Choose Skin..." menu in XeniumOS.

BIG 5 SKINNING COMPETITION:

We are trying to get as many people as possible with their different skills involved in our competitions. So, while the writers are writing, the designers will be designing! Design a unique and eye catching skin for XeniumOS and you could be one of our FIVE prize winners, and have your work included in the next XeniumOS skin pack! The four "runners up" will win $ 100 each and the grand prize winner will receive a Usb 12x12 pen tablet valued at approximately 500 dollars or 500 dollars cash in hand.

Entries must be 640 by 480, and can be in any supported file format. A working Skin.cfg must also be included. All skins must be tested under XeniumOS before submission, non-working skins will not be accepted! Email your submissions to prcomp@nospam.teamxodus.com *remove the .nospam. part* by the end of the 12 days of Christmas.(thankfully we are running a bit behind so you have extra time to get this done)

Skins will be judged by Team Xodus on several factors, including (but not limited to):
-Creativity
-Aesthetic
-Original use of positioning/sizing in the .cfg
-Theme

BE PART OF THE FUN: GO XENIUM!

You can download XeniumOS Skin Pack 1 here


(December 22nd, 2004)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:26 PM

Sixth Day of Xmas (A-Wards Voting)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

TEAM XODUS GAVE TO ME...

SIX GREAT A-WARDS

Fiiiiive brand new skiiiiins...

Four more features...

Three French pens...

Two cool features...

And a lot of bug fixes in the source tree.

As Christmas day draws closer, and the festive spirit of giving grips us more and more, we thought that we would get your involvement and contributions to a group of awards and thank yous we would like to make on your behalf and ours. Team Xodus has proved time and again that we really focus, on and are entirely dependant, on the word TEAM. With our premium product, the Xenium, being almost one year old we felt that this would be a perfect time to recognize and reward some of those who have been a part of the whole success story, whether it be direct help either in forums, irc or email, or indirectly via private tutorials of any size either as individual file or as a post in the forums, or any other area that has made an impact on you and enhanced your Xenium experience.

Naturally, we cannot reward everyone, and in an effort to be fair and transparent we thought we would let you, the users, nominate. We welcome your suggestions and nominations for the awards or commendations to individuals or groups that have contributed and given of their time to help. Once all nominations (and the reasons for the nominations) have been sent in, we will collate them into categories to choose the winners and runners up. Nominations must be submitted before the Ninth day of Christmas. Please post your nominations in the forums.

WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU IN THE COMING DAYS

Firstly, we would also like to remind you that both the French Pen PR competition and the Skinning Competition will only close on the twelfth day of Christmas so you still have plenty of time to get those entries in!

Now that we have reached the halfway mark in our series we thought we would give you a bit of a teaser of what you have to look forward to in the coming days. Our Hardware department is not left out in the cold with two new announcements, guaranteed to make some waves, competitions (of course), Xfusion part two, more software updates with cool new features and a host of tips and facts designed to enhance your Xenium experience, so stay tuned!

XENIUM: THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE


(December 24th, 2004)

Edited by appleguru, 10 May 2005 - 10:29 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:29 PM

Seventh Day of Xmas (Updates, XFusion Logo Competition)

>> From TeamXodus.com:

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ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS...

TEAM XODUS GAVE TO ME...

SEVEN POINTS A-POSTING...

Six great a-wards...

Fiiiiive brand new skiiiiins...

Four more features...

Three French pens...

Two cool features...

And a lot of bug fixes in the source tree.

1. Apologies

Firstly, apologies for the delay in posting, but as many of you quite rightly guessed, holiday season sort of took us away longer than expected. What with family reunions, parties, catch up get togethers, we figured our team deserved their much needed break and family time so we did not push too hard.

2. 12 days part two

Now with that out the way, we’re back, rejuvenated, re-focused and ready to kick some serious butt!! We have a second part of the 12 days of Christmas to unveil plus a whole host of exciting developments for the New Year. Unlike others we like to keep our cards close to our chest and release news and features as they are ready. We would like to end off this year with a bang (or begin the New Year with a bang, whichever you prefer) so we are building up the tempo once again. With the flood of questions, expectation and anticipation we have created we are burning the midnight oil to release the scheduled hardware and software features we have planned for you.

3. Xenium Stars again

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jonathan Harbour on the recent publication of his new book: The Black Art of Xbox Mods. Our Xenium is proud to have had a leading role in this book, and was featured rather exclusivly in nearly every chapter, with competing products receiving only a brief 1-2 paragraph mention.

Pick up your copy today! Let us know what you think of the book, and stay tuned in the coming days as we will have several autographed copies to give away.

4. Retail News

We welcome the guys over at www.bmmods.com as official retailers. Check out their site's new look.

5. Competition Update

It has been a few days since we last updated you on the status of the competitions in progress. Entries are still flooding in both for the French Pen PR competition and the Skinning competition. Remember you still have time so get those entries in!

6. Hot Air

In the coming days (if all goes well) we have scheduled the much anticipated release of our newest piece of hardware designed to revolutionize the industry. We have heard a lot of hype and hot air about adaptors that will do this and that, bigger, better, etc... etc... Where are they?

7. XFusion
Of course, news about the development and progress of the new XFusion project has been a long time coming. The co-operation is moving along at a rapid rate and we are now ready to launch phase two of our promised promotion.

XFUSION DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION:
We are so impressed by the number and quality of the skinning competition entries received so far that we thought we would give all you budding artists out there more chances to stretch those creative limits. The contest is simple:
Design a logo for the new Xfusion product.

Hints:
It has to be bold and has to have impact and flair. Be as wild and wacky as possible. You can also use the catch phrase “Re-write the rules” if you like, but it is not essential.
Email your entries to prcomp@nospam.teamxodus.com *remove the .nospam. part*
All entries must be submitted by January 9th

Prizes:
We will have three finalists from which we will choose a grand prize winner.
Each finalist will receive the brand new Xlight, and a Xenium.
The winner will also receive a grand prize of $500, cash.

Enjoy!


(December 30th, 2004)

Edited by appleguru, 10 May 2005 - 10:30 PM.





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