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Posted 25 July 2004 - 04:58 PM

Team Xecuter releases more Xapter news
>> From TeamXecuter.com:
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As most of you are aware the X2.3B Lite Plus and the X2.3B Pro were discontinued in order for us to streamline our manufacturing process in preperation for the launch of X3. However we have received many requests for a no-solder adapter for those who are purchasing the massivley successful X2.3B Lite. As far as we were concerned the best solution currently for a seperate add-on was the Chameleon adapter designed by Xodus a while back. We attempted to source a large quantity of these to pass onto our resellers, however it proved impossible without having to buy a bundled modchip. Naturally we made our own version - the Xapter (inventive name lol). There was no real need to change the basic design as it was fine the way it was - so kudos to Xodus for that. As design quality is always of paramount importance at Xecuter there were a couple of things we wern't too happy with - the untidy mould process and shoddy hand soldered wire from ground to the d0 loop. We have illustrated comparisons between the Chameleon and the Xapter design / build process. The Xapter is sold seperatley and should work with all LPC based mods (except X3) - you should be able to buy it without having to also buy a particular modchip.
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Package includes:
* Xapter Adapter
* Phillips Screw with larger head
* 9 LPC Rivets (Optional Use)

On sale now at all recomended resellers:
Buy Now: System-Mods, Divineo,
Extreme-Mods baldbouncer.co.uk mrmodchips.com

(July 25 14:36 GMT+1)

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:52 PM

X3 Flubber Fun
>> From Team Xecuter:
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We're currently wrapping up software development on X3. Our Linux bios is in progress and 1.6 work is well underway. However we took a break over the weekend to play with some fun 3D hacks.

http://www.teamxecut..._flub_beta1.wmv to view a sample of one of our flubbers :-)
Here's another with the zoom in out shit disabled Here's another with the zoom in out shit disabled

(July 26 21:18 GMT+1)

Edited by Chancer, 23 July 2006 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:20 AM

Xecuter 2.3b v1.6 Diagram
>> From Team Xecuter:
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Most of our users have bene using the Smartxx or Xenium diagrams to convert their v1.6 boxes. However 3.3v is not required so as promised we made our own to help you out. I think you'll find these are very high quality. Click on the thumbnail to view.

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(July 28 04:02 GMT+1)

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 07:07 AM

Team Xecuter startup animation hacks news
>> From Team Xecuter:
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Spent some time playing with the startup animations again this weekend. We have re-written most of the flubber routines so its very easy to import custom meshes and also we now have our own compression tools to make the job that much easier. As you can see from the video we are able to use different layers of colors on the flubber. You can also see that we have started to manipulate the X logo. Much more to come.

X3 Flubber Beta3 Video (Divx) http://dwl2.xbox-sce..._flub_beta3.avi

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 07:42 PM

Disable Xecuter2.3B on v1.6
>> From Team Xecuter:
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When fitting an X2.3B to a v1.6 you will find that it won't disable correctly and the machine will FRAG unless you add a switch to the LCLK (LPC 1) point. Diagrams were requested on how to do this simple task and we'll get on them asap. In th meantime RoboChicken over at xbox-scene.com did his own after following my advice. Check it out here

(August 7 18:29 GMT+1)

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:14 AM

Xecuter 2.6 + X3 date + New X2.3B v1.6 Hack Tutorial
>> From Team Xecuter:
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* To show we haven't ignored X2 users and the "budget" end of the market we have redesigned the X2 mod to have complete compatability over all Xbox versions.
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We're ready to produce these right now, just waiting on a few FlashBIOS v2.6 tweeks. If you wish to get an X2.3B I suggest you move fast as we are no longer shipping these to reellers and they are low on stocks.

* We can also officially confirm our own personal deadline for the release of X3 - August 23rd. We hope to have the X3 bios with 1.6 compatibility on that date but cannot confirm anything until its actually complete - howver we are making good progress.

* New X2.3B v1.6 Hack Tutorial
I just saw this tutorial on xbox-scene.com forums. Thanks to ivc
http://xbox.x-pec.com/x23bl-v16/


Thanks to zeph and ivc for submitting the news.
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:11 AM

Latest Xecuter 3 Photo
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Note: Hand-soldered prototype shown.. and the color will differ in the final product.

Thanks to p3nt4g0n for the link.
(August 11 04:03 GMT+1)

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 03:30 AM

No Solder Adapter for X3 Reset / Eject Points
>> From Team Xecuter:
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Designed this today - works really well. Haven't decided if we should supply this with the mod or with the X3 No Solder (Pogo) Adapter - depends on costings.

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Xecuter FlashBIOS v2.6 BETA
>> Team Xecuter released a beta version of their new Xecuter FlashBIOS(info):
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We have updated the Linux bios that we distribute with X2 mods to co-incide with the release of the X2.6. As you can see we have added a couple more features that will be of use.

v2.6 Update:
* Updated Cromwell(info) from v2.3.2
* HDTV / Svideo Support for Conexant / Focus (v1.0 - v1.5)
* Composite video support for Xcalibur (v1.6)
* New Unlock / Lock HDD feature - works on v1.0 - v1.6
* New Load Bios from HDD feature

We have tested this on all boxes from v1.0 to v1.6 - however we prefer to get feedback from the public in order to jump on any unforseen errors.
Please test loading bios from hdd and flashing / loading bios from disc and flashing / unlock / lock hdd / video outpout reports (especially for v1.6).
For v1.6 the bios is COMPOSITE VIDEO compatible only.
As usual - even tho we have taken great care in this build and tested it ourselves we cannot guarantee it will work for you - so we will not be held responsible for a stuff xbox yadd yada yadda
Bios will boot on all mods but will flash X2.x Mods only. Unlock / Lock should work fine with all other mods too.
Once we are satisfied with the stability we will of course release the full sources.
We look forward to your feedback in this thread:
http://www.teamxecut...=...pic&p=78231


Official Site: http://www.teamxecuter.com
Download: http://dwl.xbox-scen...S_v2.6_BETA.rar
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 05:00 PM

X3 New Switch Design and Xapter Troubleshooting Guide
>> From TeamXecuter.com:
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* As we enter the final stages of X3 development, we are now tweaking various parts of the design to be as high quality as possible. As you can see it's MUCH nicer than the beta version. Blue X3 logo is mod booting to the 2MB flash, green X3 logo is mod booting to the 256k backup, Red X3 logo is mod disabled booting to onboard flash. We now use a removable face plate which is the same material as the Xbox itself and of course you can interchange with different colors - kinda like cellphone covers Smile here's some pics of the prototype just out of the factory. Images will differ slightly from the one that is finally shipped to retailers.

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* Modchip News We threw this guide together as it was requested.
http://www.teamxecuter.com/xapter/

(August 15 14:07 GMT+1)

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:01 PM

X3 will support v1.0 - v1.6 on release BOTH hardware and X3 Bios
>> Normally we wait for an official news story to be posted on their own page, however.. top brass of TeamXecuter have posted a statement in their support channel on IRC:
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X3 will support v1.0 - v1.6 on release BOTH hardware and X3 Bios

Good news! Thanks to Leftyfb for the news.
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:29 AM

Xecuter3 bios build 1691
>> More info on TeamXecuter.com about their latest development on the X3 bios:
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[X3 1691]
* disabled temperature display on 1.6 boxes
* first ever source based 1.6 xbox bios release
* full xcalibur support added (rgb / svideo / all hdtv modes)
* full 1.6 smbus re-write in source
* started to customize flubber and x logo models
* re write of mesh tables to import your own later on
* a few config live bug fixes
* some more config live customizable options


Official Site: http://www.teamxecuter.com
Download: n/a (Internal Build (X3 modchip isn't released yet) + contains MS code)
Thanks to TheMoho for the news.
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 02:26 PM

More X2.6 and X3 news from Team Xecuter
>> From teamxecuter.com:
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Quick update for news watchers:
* Finished porting our final X3 code to Actel. Spent a sleepless night in our workshop testing the crap out of it and everything is looking great except for one bug which we are trying to nail. Apart from this we are pretty much go for production - we may miss our deadline by a couple of days - we'll know more by Friday and will keep you posted as usual.
* Added support for nghtshd's XBpartition tool to X3 by request. Now can be toggled in X3 Config live if you wish to read the partition tables from HDD as opposed to the set bios versions.
* We will be releasing a new X2 bios for our loyal X2 customers as soon as we've finished X3 work. This will support v1.6, XBTool & XBpartition.
* After scouring the forums we have taken the advice of various users and made some changes to the X2.6 PCB. Some components and connectors have been shifted around to give a more optimum design.
* Added HDD & LAN LED to X2.6 - HDD/LAN/D0 connector same as X3 for easey future upgrade.
* Updated the X2 programmer. Its a lot smaller and leaner. Tested on 2.3B and 2.6 using WinXP, Win2K, WinmE, Win98SE, Win95 with X2 Bios manager v2.2. Also working on adding support to this programmer to be able to flash the X3 also - not tested yet, we will let you know.
* We will be supplying the no solder reset / eject plug that will be used on X3 for the MS kernel functions and also for the Infra Red Mod addon - free of charge with every X3 supplied.
* FlashBIOS v2.6.0 has gone gold. We have made some changes since the beta version we released last week. This will come pre flashed to the X2.6
* FlashBIOS v3.0.0 is now in development for X3. A basic version will be supplied with X3, however we plan on adding a whole suite of linux features to this bios in the near future thanks to our new member who is quite proficent in linux.

We are working hard day and night to finish this project - as well as working on many other projects which you will benefit from in the near future. We'll post more updates as and when necessary.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:09 AM

Xecuter3 update
>> From Team Xecuter (forums):
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Must apologise for our lack of updates. The bugs we had last week are fixed. We have a couple of loose ends to tie up but we're done.
Manufacturing of new samples and test boards to nail this last bug was very much delayed due to typhoons in Tawain stopping us from working.
We are now on track and should have a final design / code / bios etc etc ready by this weekend. Manufacturing and delivery should then take around 7 days
Your patience has been superb and your support overwhelming.
You will not be dissapointed.

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 03:20 AM

Team Xecuter news update
>> From teamxecuter.com:
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Apologies for our lack of updates recently, we've been having to deal with some X3 hardware bugs, X2.6 release, X3 Bios work, X3 Linux Bios work and Typhoons tongue.gif

* X3 is now finished. All hardware bugs are fixed and final testing was completed yesterday. Hardware and Bios are now both 100% compatible with v1.0 - v1.6 along with many new bios features.
* X2.6 will be in stores next week. All connectors and installation methods will be 1:1 the same as X3 - so those who may wish to upgrade to X3 later will simply plug and play.
* X3 Linux Bios (FlashBIOS v3.0.0) will support flash via webserver. We are also looking to implement other features such as FTP. We are still finalizing the code but it should be ready in the next few days.
* X3 Bios is currently at build 1702. There will probably be another 2-3 builds by the time it hits the stores in a couple of weeks time.
* The final X3 LCD lib has been passed onto the XBMC people.
* We have more goodies to offer once X3 hits the stores, things we've been working on out of the public eye - watch this space.
* v1.6 Boxes are now hitting Europe. They are on sale in Sweden and the UK. This is confirmed from our own purchases.

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 09:29 PM

New Xecuter3 and Xecuter2.6 pictures
>> From teamxecuter.com:
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Current X3 Build. Maybe small change for final - will have decision on Monday. PCB will be purple (dont want to be accused of "copying" anyones color lol) - in stores within 14 days.

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Final X2.6 Design. Yes we copied the patented color of white. Makes us wish we patented green blue and red now heh wink.gif - in stores within 7 days.
New X2 Programmer. Leaner, sharper, more reliable. Now includes data transfer LED - in stores within 14 days.
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(September 4 14:38 GMT+1)




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