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#1 blueinfinity

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 05:26 PM

What you need:
Original Mech assault game
Mech Eurasia
Soldeirng Iron
Solder
Torx 20
Tork 10


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Step 1:
Open the xbox. Remove the hdd and the dvd drive. So that you are exposing the mother board. (Click here for how to open)

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Step2:
Identify your motherboard tsop bios size. Easy to do. Look at the following images. Identify which Power supply connector you have.

If this image is yours. This means your bios size NEEDS to be 1mb. You have a V1.0 or 1.1.
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NOTE: If your motherboard has a fan on it then you have a 1.0 if not you have a 1.1.

Or if you have this one. This means your bios size needs to be 256k. You have a V1.2+
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Now you know whether you need a 1mb or 256k bios. You also now know what version you have. or pretty close to which versio.

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Step 3:
Now you need to write enable the tsop. This is where soldering skills are required. There are alternative ways to do this without using solder. But they are not as reliable (trust me I have teste). Remember step 2? this is where you will need to know your xbox version.

Versions 1.0 and 1.1 need to solder these points.
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Top of the board. Join point R7D3.

Point Number two. Bottom of the motherboard. This requires removing the board. Sorry...
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WARNING!!!! If your tsop on a v1.0 or v1.1 mother board is a sharp tsop. You will need to add some wires for a temp bridge.
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READ ME:
* if sharp here's what you do
* first solder a wire to each of these two extra points.
* boot up like normal.. goto the evo-x dash setu form my game save.
* twist the two wires togethor and go flash.
* power off and untwist
* should work
* if you plan to upgrade your tsop flash. i'd recomend installing a switch. leave off at all tiems unless you are flashing. then follow above steps. but using a switch instead of twisting.

(thanks aaron)
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Versions 1.2+ need to do these two points. Both locate don the top of the motherboard. If you feel daring enough. You wont even need to remove the motherboard smile.gif
Much easier. bridge the two points lsited bellow. Easy enough. there are no extra places to bridge.
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The two points are highlighted in red. Easy enough too do. once this is done you can rebuild the box smile.gif

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Step 4:
Flash the tsop.. But how??? unsure.gif Let me explain smile.gif
You will need a retail copy of mech assault and a program in your saved games files called Mech Eurasia.
You wil need to copy these saved games to the unmodded xbox somehow. This has been explained a number of times. So I will not explain this step. Maybe later I will ad it in. smile.gif
You can downlaod Mech Eurasia from the usual places. such as xbins or contact me by email. it's a pretty straight forward program. you will need to copy the 007 and the mech assault hacked save files to the xbox. Launch mech assault and goto campaighn then launch linux. and go threw. I have labeld it pretty well as well I have also included the latest bis to suit your needs.

for the V1.0 and 1.1 xbox's which are 1mb you will jsut go into system and flash.
for the v1.2+ you will need to goto system and launch Eurasia.
Let it to what it does. or select the required bios. Then let it run. the xbox will do a few things then power off.

Power it back on. and walla.

I do not have the capability to take images of the evo-x process. If someone could please take images of the steps to flash the bios and email me them blueinfinity@sasktel.net I will add them to this guide.

Thanks.
Please psot and problems/ideas/comments you have here. I will answer ASAP.


to get the mech assaul file...:::

email me @
blueinfinity@sasktel.net
make the subject simply "mech-hack"
i will reply with a link.

sorry to everyone who emailed me before. re email and i wll send you all the links smile.gif

Edited by blueinfinity, 07 February 2004 - 10:23 PM.


#2 lukano

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:09 PM

Well, I was going to rewrite an up to date tutorial on 007auf/raincoat tsop flashing, but this pretty much covers it. Well done.

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:10 PM

Hey, just noticed that you run Fortunemods... that's in Moosejaw or something isn't it?

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:29 PM

lukano yes it's in moose jaw smile.gif

and thanks for the compliment. I am working on extending this tut over time to a full fledged everything you need to know guide smile.gif

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:37 PM

Hey, don't suppose you've got an original of 007auf you'd want to sell to a guy in Saskatoon (aka; me) eh? tongue.gif

I'll also post up my guide, just as something to do. I've been compiling it over the past few weeks, and figure I may as well make use of the work. It's exclusive to 007auf/raincoat/tsop though.

#6 blueinfinity

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:10 PM

naw sorry never even played hte game.

i can check out eb game shere.. moose jaw is good for having needed games

launch your tut. good to have alternate methods. smile.gif

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:10 PM

WOW! Very nice guide. It cleared up all the questions I would have asked. Thanks! smile.gif

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:14 AM

your welcome blank smile.gif

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:50 AM

Great guide, man. It's nice to have ONE memory card save that will flash any version Xbox, and without needing to remember the commands to type in raincoat! beerchug.gif

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:38 PM

perp thanks ACTUALLY this is two lol
it has the 007 and evo-x

but when u launch the mech it gives u a link to launch a copy of raincoat. which is a self installer

i am not sure but i think if you only have 007 and you launch this it works also biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:31 PM

Are you sure the file is on xbins? I can't find it.

Thanks!

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE (GenEriq @ Feb 1 2004, 11:31 AM)
Are you sure the file is on xbins? I can't find it.

Thanks!

It's not there...I checked. unsure.gif

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 12:13 AM

blueinfinity's file is just the mech assault part of:

Highway 007mech Flash Pack v1.0

he was the tester for that part but didn't have the finished package (he is listed in the credits).

it is on xbins and eurasia.nu

it flashes all versions with 007:AUF or Mech Assault.


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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:05 AM

Well I did my first ever (in 60 or so xboxes) Sharp TSOP... yes it is a pain but i dont really get why people bitch about it so much. But I have one question and one observation... Q: Must the wire from the VCC LPC point to the point above D4 (D5?) remain permanently, even after the flash? Any harm in leaving it there? O: There is no talk about soldering two wires to the top set of write enable points, when you have a sharp tsop, and then twisting them together post boot.

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:23 AM

aaron unless u had a 1.0 or 1.1 with a sharp ud idn't need any wires

as for it.
if you needed it yes leave it. removing it would stp the person from flash upgrading smile.gif


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