Xbmc - New Release Install Help
Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:36 PM
I need to know where to / how to, install the new version.. Anyone have any advise or aware of any available tutorials on this? I greatly appreciate any help on this, been a video game collector for longer than I would like to admit but there is something special about Xbox1, truly the first Mod that made me go speechless..
Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:46 PM
It is fairly easy, depending upon where they placed the xbmc files.
All you pretty much need to do is reboot the Xbox, FTP into it.
Look for the directory that has default.xbe in it and copy the new version over this directory.
If you are concerned with losing personal data, i'd make a backup of the "userdata" folder before hand.
Let me know if this works out!
Posted 24 May 2011 - 04:27 PM
Not good advice, for two reasons:
1. There could be loads of files called default.xbe, and the booting dash could be a shortcut called default.xbe - which you don't really want to replace.
2. You don't overwrite the original, you should delete or rename it, and start with a clean directory for XBMC.
So, you need to find your current XBMC installation by looking for the XBMC files and folders (not just default.xbe). If they are installed sensibly e.g. in E:\Apps\XBMC\, and the xbe file is called default.xbe, then you simply rename the current folder (e.g. E:\Apps\XBMCold\), create a new folder (e.g. E:\Apps\XBMC\) and use FTP to put the latest XBMC there.
However, if your XBMC installation is in the root of C or E, or if the xbe has a different name (e.g. C:\evoxdash.xbe), then you need to post details back here.
Edited by Heimdall, 24 May 2011 - 04:37 PM.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:33 AM
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:19 AM
I guess at this point I just need to know if there is a tutorial around or if anyone know what I should do. I am thinking that if I just format the HD and start from scratch that would be best, but I truly dont know what I would need to do or how to get it done.. My system is hard modded so not sure if that means anything in the big picture..
I apprecaite all the help as finding knowledgable people on this system is not always so easy, obviously the world has moved onto the new systems of the world but I just dont want to let this one die..
Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:49 AM
Thanks again all, your amazing
Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:35 PM
As a Dashboard
XBMC can be run as the default dashboard of the Xbox. That means that it is the first application that gets loaded when you turn on the Xbox. With an FTP Server, XBE launch function, and easy to use design, not to mention its unparalleled ability as a media center, XBMC is a great option as a dash. There are at least three different ways to install XBMC as a dashboard.
Option 1 - Using the Team XBMC Shortcut.xbe (Recommended)
Team XBMC recently developed their own Shortcut tool. It comes in 2 “flavors”:
OpenXDK (source and pre-compiled binary available in SVN)
MS XDK (only source available in SVN)
Download link to pre-compiled OpenXDK: Shortcut XBE.
As a precaution you should have a bootable rescue disc with a ftp enabled dashboard on it at hand if anything goes wrong (See below).
Both versions work in the same manner:
Find out the filename of your current dashboard (i.e C:\evoxdash.xbe for the Evox dashboard): That is the dashboard your Xbox is booting. (this will usually be either "c:\evoxdash.xbe", "e:\dash\default.xbe" or "e:\dashboard\default.xbe". Softmod users should note that "c:\xboxdash.xbe" is very likely the boot trigger for their softmod, as is NOT to be messed with).
Rename your current dashboard to an alternate bootable name. This will be used as a fallback if execution of the new shortcut fails (depending on your mod - most softmods will not fallback in this way. If using a softmod, make sure you've got your EEPROM data backed up before messing with the system boot files). Consult the table below, or www.xbox-scene.com for details on your dash.
Download the XBMC Shortcut XBE from the link above and rename it to whatever the dash was named (usually evoxdash.xbe)
Upload the renamed Shortcut XBE (i.e. evoxdash.xbe) to where the old dash was (Usually the root of the C: drive). The Shortcut XBE is now effectively your dashboard(!)
Install XBMC as a regular application to somewhere on E: or F: (for example, E:\Apps\XBMC) (Instructions on how to install XBMC can be found under Installing XBMC as an Application)
Create a text file on your computer with the same name as your renamed Shortcut XBE, except with the extension .cfg instead of .xbe (i.e. evoxdash.cfg) and put the path to the installed XBMC\default.xbe inside it (eg. E:\Apps\XBMC\default.xbe)
Upload the text file you just created to the same place you uploaded ShortcutXBE to in step 4. You should now have two files in your boot dash location. If your previous dashboard was Evox, These files will be named evoxdash.xbe and evoxdash.cfg. The .xbe is the shortcut XBE you just uploaded, the .cfg is the text file containing a path to XBMCs default.xbe
Congratulations, now you are all set and don't need to alter the shortcut again, unless you change location of XBMC's default.xbe.
Please note that step 2 is optional. The actual fallback order is BIOS dependant. If you don't know what BIOS you are running, you're at risk. First try the xbe given by the .cfg file. Otherwise, the following filenames can be tried. But, the safest backup is to create a bootable rescue disc with a ftp enabled dashboard on it. See xbox-scene.com for details.
Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:27 PM
Just one more quick question though, at the time I had my XBox 1 modded a few years ago, a 250gb HD was the only stable size working with the Xbox1, has that changed?
Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:42 PM
FYI, HeXEn definitely has tools to make XBMC your default dash, and the post I linked to earlier explains how to do it.
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