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#1 gargamel9141

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:35 PM

Hello!

I just unpacked my xbox which I haven't used for years. I am pretty sure it is softmodded and it has EvoX installed on it and XBMC pre-2.1. The thing is that I wanted to update it to a newer version of XBMC but I am a bit confused on what I need to do. Everyone seems to talk about files like evox.ini, but I can't find that file anywhere. I can only find standard files like xboxdash.xbe and no configfiles.

Any direction would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

#2 MrMajst3r

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

Just download XBMC4XBOX 3.1 stable and transfer it via FTP to E\Apps\XBMC



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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thanks for the response!

So I do not need to remove any files?
On E: I have two folders called: TDATA and UDATA. Should I create another folder called APPS and copy xbmc to that place? And how would I set it to load the new XBMC instead of the old one?


#4 Heimdall

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

Let's step back a bit here.

Are you sure your Xbox is softmodded?

Is XBMC your current dashboard, or does your Xbox boot to an Evox dash then you run XBMC as an application?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:52 PM

I am not sure it is softmodded, but I thought that was most likely. I bought it years ago and can't remember. To start my xbox I must press and hold the powerbutton and then an EVO X symbol is at the upper left corner while it boots. Directly after the bootscreen Xbmc appears, so I don't actually know if that is the dashboard or an application that is run.

Edited by gargamel9141, 16 May 2012 - 01:53 PM.


#6 Heimdall

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

If you get an Evox symbol while booting then the Xbox is chipped or flashed, not softmodded.

If XBMC launches when you boot the Xbox then that is your dashboard..........

You need two things. The latest XBMC (3.1 is the latest stable version, r31107 is the latest nightly build), and the Team XBMC Shortcut.

1. Install XBMC and get it working:
- Unpack XBMC and put it in E:\Apps\XBMC\
- Use the file manager in your current XBMC to launch E:\Apps\XBMC\default.xbe, to make sure that the new XBMC works properly.

2. Set XBMC as your dashboard:
- The Team XBMC shortcut is two files - an xbe and a cfg. You need to give them the same name as your current booting dash, which is probably C:\evoxdash.xbe (you need to check), so you end up with evoxdash.xbe and evoxdash.cfg
- Edit evoxdash.cfg so that it points to your new XBMC installation i.e. E:\Apps\XBMC\default.xbe.
- copy both files to a temporary directory on your Xbox e.g. E:\Temp\
- Use the file manager in your current XBMC to launch E:\Temp\evoxdash.xbe, to make sure that the shortcut launches XBMC.
- Finally, copy the two shortcut files to C:\

When you reboot your Xbox will have the latest XBMC as its dash.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Thank you for the clearing that up and giving easy instructions!

A question though: In my C drive I have a file named xboxdash.xbe but no .cfg file. Could I add one and in that file point to the new .xbe-file? Or could that configfile be somewhere else?

#8 Heimdall

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

Stop!!

Where in my post did I mention doing anything with xboxdash.xbe? And what makes you think that a file called xboxdash.xbe might even be vaguely similar to a file that you download and rename evoxdash.xbe?

Stop making things up, and re-read my post. Then download the two things you need (the latest XBMC, and the Team XBMC shortcut files), and follow the instructions in my previous post.

Edited by Heimdall, 16 May 2012 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Sorry if I missunderstood you. I read what you said carefully but since I didn't have any file anywhere named evoxdash.xbe and that xboxdash.xbe is the only file that is named .xbe I thought that one might be the one you meant.

So I am not supposed to have a .cfg file until I add the one from the new XBMC-release?



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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

You are making this very hard work.

- If I'd meant xboxdash.xbe then that's what I'd have said
- Even if you do have evoxdash.xbe on your Xbox, that's not the file you need. If it was then I wouldn't have told you to download and rename the other files.

Let me requote my first post.
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- The Team XBMC shortcut is two files - an xbe and a cfg.


So, where do you think you get the new .xbe and .cfg files from?

Now, in the middle of your confusion you have identified an issue - the fact that you don't currently have C:\evoxdash.xbe on your Xbox means that it is booting the dash from a different location. So, can you answer the following two questions:

1. Which .xbe files are in the root of your C partition?
2. Which .xbe files are in the root of your E partition?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

Sorry.
My confusion is based upon buying the Xbox years ago already fixed, so I thought that maybe the guy I bought it from had named the files differently.

I have downloaded the two shortcuts from Team Xbmc.

As to my C and E drives:
On my C drive the only .xbe-file I have is the xboxdash.xbe, no other. And on my E drive I only had two folders named: TDATA and UDATA, so now .xbe-file. I have added the Apps folder and put the new XBMC inside of that one(so I have the default.xbe inside that folder.)

Don't know if this will help, but I have 5 partitions totally: C, E, F, G and Q. C and Q seems to be exactly the same, G is empty and F contains movies and games I've added.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

Which xbe files are in the root of the F partition?

Edit: And how big are the F and G partitions?

Edited by Heimdall, 16 May 2012 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

The F drive contains no .xbe files only movies and other things I've added.

F drive is 120 GB
G drive is 60 GB

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

More questions:

- are there any .xbe files in the root of the G partition? If yes, what are they called?
- how big is c:\xboxdash.xbe?
- which directories are in the root of the C partition?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

There a no files at all in my G-drive.
C:\xboxdash.xbe is 7.4 MB

In the root of my C drive are the same folders as I got when I downloaded the new XBMC-version:
credits, language, media, plugins, screensavers, scripts, skin, sounds, system, UserData, visualisations, Web.




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