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#1 AnnaOlum

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

Recently I was given a (old) Xbox 1.0 for free. I decided to extend it with an VGA port.

What do I have to do to get my VGA port to work?
I soldered the port directly to the motherboard after JaredC01's diagram/guide.

I only get a signal with my old CRT monitor (another CRT doesn't even work) and even then only when it boots.
Also the screen is too green (and too dark) - the Microsoft logo isn't white but green.
(Btw: I don't have a HD cable)

Greetings,
Anna

Edit: Already checked the cables - they're all in their right places and isolated from one another.

Edited by AnnaOlum, 29 January 2012 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:58 PM

You need a VGA BIOS or a softmod that supports VGA, or you could use FrostyTheSnowman and Xman954's VGA Boot Disc

For Kingroach NDURE 3.1 you run NDTS (E:\ndts\default.xbe) and select Nkpatcher Settings then one of the RGB options. HOWEVER, there's a small bug in the ndts config (E:\ndts\config.xml), so you should replace it with this version first.

Edit. It's too long, so I can't paste it here. Just don't select RGB67 as the nkpatcher option. I'll find somewhere to host the modified config. Meanwhile, here's the bit of config.xml you need to change - it's the section from NKPatcher Settings down to the start of the "System" part of the menu - just cut and paste into your current ndts config.xml

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        <!Modified by Heimdall 2009>
        <!I've relabelled the options to make them a little bit clearer, and fixed a minor typo that meant you couldn't select RGB 67 - it installed retail 67 instead>
        
        <List Text="Nkpatcher Settings" Sort="off" Auto="On">
            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher.67 (With Basic)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.67" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.67(F+G) single boot (power and eject = hacked dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\bs67\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>

            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher.67 (With Retail)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.67" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.67(F+G) dual boot (power = hacked dash, eject = retail dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\rt67\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>

            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher.06 (With Basic)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.06" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.06(F only) single boot (power and eject = hacked dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\bs06\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>

            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher.06 (With Retail)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.06" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.06(F only) dual boot (power = hacked dash, eject = retail dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\rt06\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>

            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher RGB.67 (With Basic)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.67" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.67(F+G) single boot (power and eject = hacked dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\rgbbs67\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>
            
            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher RGB.67 (With Retail)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.67" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.67(F+G) dual boot (power = hacked dash, eject = retail dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\rgbrt67\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>

            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher RGB.06 (With Basic)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.06" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.06(F only) single boot (power and eject = hacked dash). Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\rgbbs06\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>
            
            <List Text="Use Nkpatcher RGB.06 (With Retail)" Sort="off" Batch="True">
            <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Nkpatcher.06" Arg2="This will install Nkpatcher.06(F only dual boot (power = hacked dash, eject = retail dash).) Continue?"></Item>
            <Item Action="Delete" Arg1="C:\bios\bios.xbe"></Item>
            <Item Action="copy" Arg1="E:\ndts\files\C\bios\rgbrt06\bios.xbe" Arg2="C:\bios\"></Item>
            </List>
            
        </List>

        <!End of changes>

Edited by Heimdall, 29 January 2012 - 03:39 PM.


#3 AnnaOlum

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:40 PM

What's with the "&nbs" at the bottom of your config file? It seems like it's not complete...

Edit: Ah, ok. THX!!!!!

Edited by AnnaOlum, 29 January 2012 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

Here's the whole config file. smile.gif

Edit: Replaced with link to the text version.

Edited by Heimdall, 29 January 2012 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

Can't download the file. It says something about "XML error: not well-formed"...

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

Try this text version. You'll need to rename it once you've downloaded it.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

Thanks!

One more thing...
If i used the nkpatcher RGB .06 should the VGA work then? Or do I still have to change the BIOS? If so, how do I accomplish this?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

That's three things....... sleep.gif

Yes.
No.
Flash the BIOS, or fit a chip, or use PBL to load a BFM VGA BIOS every time you boot.

Edited by Heimdall, 29 January 2012 - 05:01 PM.


#9 AnnaOlum

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

Now I'm confused... sad.gif

I have used the nkpatcher RGB .06 now but the boot screen is still green tinted. When XBMC loads after the boot screen I still got no image.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:14 AM

Anyone who can guide me through the VGA process?

Already did the first point - installing ndure 3.1.

Edited by AnnaOlum, 30 January 2012 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable in the art of Xbox VGA, but I don't do softmods. Flash your TSOP, and then we'll talk.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

Help please?

Btw: I don't do hardmods except the VGA port. Is it possible to flash the TSOP with a VGA bios without physical tools (e.g. soldering iron, etc.)?

Edited by AnnaOlum, 30 January 2012 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

Temporarily, try Frosty and xman945's VGA boot disc. This will confirm the basic operation of your VGA output. Burn it to DVD-R, and don't forget to put the config file on your hard drive (as per the instructions).

I'll have another think about the softmod solution later.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE(AnnaOlum @ Jan 30 2012, 10:09 AM) View Post

Is it possible to flash the TSOP with a VGA bios without physical tools (e.g. soldering iron, etc.)?



Conductive pen or paint. (rear window defogger repair kit).


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:23 PM

@Heimdall It seems like the DVD drive is defective so i can't use boot discs.

@Movax Thanks, I red a bit about this topic and I think I can handle this myself with a soldering iron. biggrin.gif
Is it neccessary to have the games "James Bond 007: Agent under Fire" or "Mech Assault" or can I do the TSOP flashing via a softmodded (ndure 3.1) box?

By the way: Is a TSOP flash comparable to a modchip? Can I run unsigned stuff with it?

Edited by AnnaOlum, 30 January 2012 - 07:35 PM.





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