A Newbie Question About Evolution X Dashboard
Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:18 AM
For the past 2 years I have been extremely happy with my modded Xbox (which I bought already with the mod chip, I didn't installed it). I have been able to play most of the games (sadly SSX 3 and Metal Gear Solid 2 backups wont run) And although I know my Xbox and modchip are old I never had a problem but the other day I saw how a friend runned some cool emulators from his Evolution X dashboard and I wanted to install Evolution X on my Xbox to be able to play some snes and arcade games too.
After searching a lot of information and looking up for software to help me get some diagnostics on my Xbox I used something called Xbox Ultimate Boot CD v.4.0 from Xbox-board.de. The disc includes semes to include some dashboard installations, emulators, applications and some diagnosis tools.
I tried to do some diagnosis and I found out I have the following:
Xbox version: Xbox v1.1
Video Encoder: connexant
only two partitions with some MB
C: with 499.92 MB (333.89 MB are free
and E: with 4,881.63 MB (4,395 free)
Chip Type- > Mod Chip
Using Genuine BIOS -> Evox M7
(told you its an old Xbox, I read most of the stuff like the bios is obsolete).
The DVD drive is a Phillips. And the modchip if I remember correctly is a Xecuter 1 or 2, I can't remember correctly (and I don't want to open my xbox to find out cause I feel I could mess up something).
So my question is. With this kind of obsolete system (only 5gb in HDD, old modchip and an old BIOS) could I be able to run evolution X dashboard? I feel tempted to install it simply by using the install option that comes on the "ultimate boot CD v4" that I downloaded but I just want to be sure I won't damage my Xbox. In case its safe to use that install option for the dashboard and the emulators do I need to backup first my MS dashboard with some ftp software? Do I need to create more partitions? If it is possible I would like to alter the least possible, right I play the games thru the original dashboard so I am not familiar at all with Evolution X or any other alternative.
Also I would like to know if you guys think it would be good to update my BIOS, I read all over that Evox M7 is obsolete and maybe that is the reason why I can't play SSX and MEtalgear. If it's worth it I will go for it, but it seems kind of complicated to find out what mod chip I have in order to know if I need a 256kb or 1 MB bios.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:03 AM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:39 PM
thanks mcbraders. I start to undertand how it all works. I actually did some emulation installation with Ultimate Boot Cd v4 and they work perfectly but I still haven't installed evolution X dashboard. I hope I find the other 5 gb Im not able to locate because the installer says I have 0gb on F:
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