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#1 McMeyer


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Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:47 PM

Hi All,

I searched google, xbox-scene and several other resources but I can't find the basic info I'd like anywhere so I thought to give it a go here.

First, the box runs fine smile.gif I bought it completely configured and got it set up on the network. I updated xbmc without any troubles. Now I want to fine tune it to my personal preferences...

I would like to edit the evox.ini file and leave out some menu options I don't use.
The thing is that everywhere I find some info people say "you have to edit evox.ini" but I can't find a good description of how it is actually done.

Here's some info on the version of evolution-x
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I'm planning to do it as explained in the steps below. Could someone tell me if this is going to work ?

- I downloaded evox.ini to my comp via ftp and opened it with notepad
- The menu section currently looks like this:
- I edited the menu section to:
Is this menu going to work ?
- I saved the edited evox.ini :
fliename: evox.ini
save as type: all files

Now for the actual transfer.
- I start up my box and get the evox menu
- I select and run xbmc to get the ftp to work
- Can I log in via ftp from my comp, and just overwrite the evox.ini file in C:\evox.ini ?
Or is this a very bad idea ? Can evox.ini be overwritten when running xbmc or is it going to be in use ? Or could any other very bad things happen ?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 03:37 AM

How is xbox modded? Chipped , softmod?

As long as you have a boot disc like Frosty's xbox rescue disc ready and ascertain that will boot, it's fairly safe meddling with evox.ini. Running XBMC while meddling with your default dash settings is a good safety measure.

But backup your xbox eeprom contents to PC - just in case.

#3 McMeyer


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Posted 07 June 2009 - 03:32 PM

Thanks for the reply. It's modded with an executer2 lite chip. But as I understand it evolution-x has a bios part and an interface part, the dash. Is that correct ? So when I edit the evox.ini menu section I would be just messing around with the menu in the dash I guess.

I'll do some more reading on the (eeprom) backup and rescue disk options.


#4 McMeyer


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:03 AM

Well, I just did it. I edited and copied the file as described in my opening post and all went fine. The menu looks like I wanted it to smile.gif

...I see the link to the edited menu on pastebin doesn't work. But here's what it looks like:

Section "Root"
        Item "Xbox Media Player - XBMC","f:\Apps\XBMC\default.xbe"
        Section "System Management"
                Item "System Settings",ID_Settings
                Section  "Launch Apps from HD"
                                Line "- Media and File Managers -",2
                                Item "Dvd2Xbox Media Copier","e:\Apps\Dvd2Xbox\default.xbe"
                                Item "PxHDD Loader","e:\Apps\HDDLoader\default.xbe"
                                Item "Xbox File Explorer","e:\Apps\boXplorer\default.xbe"
                                Line "- Auto Added Items -",2
                                AutoAddItem "e:\Apps\"
                Item "Game Management on Xbox HD","e:\Apps\HDDLoader\default.xbe"
                Item "Game and Media Backup Tool","e:\Apps\DvD2XboX\default.xbe"
                Item "Choose a Different Skin",ID_Skins
                Item "MS Dashboard ",ID_MS_Dash
        Item "Reboot Xbox",ID_Quick_Reboot
        Item "Power OFF Xbox",ID_Power_Off

Edited by McMeyer, 08 June 2009 - 10:07 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:29 PM

If you are booting to Evox and then choosing XBMC to run things, you could set XBMC as your dash.

There are shortcut files in the XBMC folder on the PC. You find the file your Xbox is booting from, probably on the C drive since you are chipped.

Do some reading on it. If you can't figure it out, re-post.

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