Softmod Went Back To Original Dash
Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:19 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:42 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:44 AM
Edited by Heimdall, 27 March 2011 - 02:44 AM.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:54 AM
I modified an xbox controller and created an Action Replay. Then used the savegame exploit which loaded a SID installer (an older one). I then used Auto Installer to format and set up a new hard drive. It did put a newwer version of SID on as well. I am thinking maybe she can just buy Splinter Cell and I can try to talk her through, but I would rather solve the problem so it won't happen again.
Sorry. I forgot they disabled links. that is the ex-box headquarters tutorial.
Edited by brandvegn, 27 March 2011 - 02:59 AM.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:00 AM
Easy solution: use Splinter Cell to reinstall SID (as the gamesave is on there), then grab HeXEn 0.99B11-22, burn it to DVD-R, and use that to upgrade the softmod to Krayzie 1.1.1.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:03 AM
Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:09 PM
I had her try and take out the Splinter Cell disc and when she did, it rebooted. This happened 3 times. Then I had her go to Remove Softmod-->Recovery Disc option and told her to choose the latest dashboard and when asking for a disc, using the Hexen disc. I had read that this was how I was supposed to do it. Black Screen for over 10 minutes.
I am having her send me the xbox back and am going to buy a MU so that at least she will have the tools there if this were to happen again. Is there a tutorial or a troubleshooter that I am missing. I have found a couple, but they usually end up saying, download Krayzie, reinstall softmod. I think there might be a piece of information I am missing here.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:45 PM
My own observations: if that's the top of the menu it's a weird layout for, what looks like and from the sound of it, is an installer dash. Never seen one with options like that useful Eeprom to MU save facility and odd Specify Fonts. But then I'm used to various SID versions not whatever this is.
However, what should be correct is that if you're getting to this installer dash the SC game save exploit must still be on the HDD and then it would be a fair bet that your main installer save is there too.
Are you sure other important options, like Install Softmod, aren't just hidden? Try scrolling the main menu up or down to see if there's more, I've a feeling there will be.
Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:19 PM
on an alternate note, you can FTP the latest Krayzies 1.1.1 gamesaves into the E/UDATA and then remove the softmod and remod it with splinter cell. should you choose to go this route, when choosing to remove the softmod, it will look for a clean copy of M$ dash in E/backup/Cdrive. if you do not have a backup located there, make one. you can then take the box back to retail then remod.
Heimdall may have different advise. but this is what i did to fix when i ran into this screen
Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:45 PM
There's no File Explorer and no Shutdown option both of which I thought would be essential features of any dash, installer or softmod. Why would anyone design a dash for any purpose that didn't at least offer Shutdown? Ergo the menu show is only partial. I know from my own experience that they're not always laid out in what I would call a logical or safe order and use of different or edited skins can complicate the matter further.
I just don't get what that screen shot is a picture of if not just an install dash and if so doesn't mean the softmod is still there? It surely just means the Splinter Cell exploit save is still present. The MS dash is now the main dash and apparently normal and the LED is also reported as being green. Doesn't that all suggest that the softmod isn't intact any longer?
My guess and it is just a guess is that the SID used was dual boot with installer dash on tray out and somebody clicked on Restore MS dash or some similar option and that's exactly what has happened.
What would be helpful is to know whether the Spilinter Cell exploit and installer game saves are still there. If the MS dash is working then that would be a good start.
Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:55 PM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:23 AM
So you're saying those menu options are all there is?
I just don't get what that screen shot is a picture of if not just an install dash and if so doesn't mean the softmod is still there?
Some softmod installers show this screen when the installer has been triggered again (redundantly) after a softmod has already been installed. This menu is here to allow you to uninstall, or temporarily disable the installed softmod, or make changes to it, and that's it. It isn't meant to be full featured like the standard menu that would be shown after a normal boot.
Think of it as like an administrator menu.
Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:58 PM
So it's a sort of safety net dash which stops you accidentally re-installing over an existing softmod, broken or not, to prevent you stuffing things up further.
But why no File Explorer? Another 'safety' feature I suppose.
Re: the OP's problem. The advice Heimdall gave weeks ago was and still is the easiest solution in these particular circumstances.
If the SC/SID saves are on the HDD, run the game to get the dash shown. Click on Remove Softmod and then simply reinstall it. After that it's up to you whether you stick with the SID set-up chosen but standard recommended practice here now is to use Hexen. Whatever you do selecting a boot option with Shadow C should mean problems like this are less likely to occur in the future.
Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:38 PM
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