Stripped Down Bios
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:59 AM
I'm currently making an arcade machine based around a xbox. I'm currently looking for another xbox but if that fails i'll use my v1.2 xbox. I would like to flash it with a custom bios. I've read that ind.5003 or x2 4981 would be my best bets. ind.5003 includes a program to customize it, but I can't find a read me on how to use it correctly. These features are needed:
-no flubber animation
-no xbox logo (or a custom .png replacing it)
-no dvd drive check (won't be using a dvd drive)
Another requirement is that the xbox would autoload a backed up xbox game when the power button is pressed. If possible, I'd like it to load another game when the eject button is pressed. Would this be possible?
thanks for helping a noob
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:49 PM
If you want VGA you will need a dedicated VGA BIOS. iND-BIOS.5001 comes in a VGA version.
It is possible to load a game instead of the dashboard, just edit the config to point to your game, or put a shortcut (the Team XBMC shortcut) in place of the dashboard. I don't think you can make a hacked BIOS boot a different game if you boot with the eject button.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:55 AM
wouldnt work with a tsop though.
and have the chip bios look for a diferent xbe to the softmod default boot up..
Ths configuration of this could be a huge pain in the neck though, as the softmod would want to softmod the chipped bios when the chip was running, and that dosent work.
So a tsop flash + chip with the bt wired to the eject button would probably serve just as well.
you would need to configure 1 of the bios files to search for a diferent dash 1st..
"they usualy have a list of where they search and for what. to find the dash board files"
then again you could probably achive the same thing with a dual boot softmod. where you would replace files with game files.
however i would not recommend it.
you could also get a chip with bank select and have 2 diferent bioses configured to search for a diferent xbe 1st. and use the bank select switch to chose the game,
I dont think a tsop can dual boot though.
But i supose that it could be possible to split a 1.0/1.1 tsop and have it act similar but that wouldnt work from eject. Unless of course you changed the eject button for a diferent click on click off switch. and then it wouldnt be much use as an eject button. it would just be a bank select button.
Edited by shambles1980, 11 July 2012 - 01:02 AM.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:28 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:40 AM
I guess I'll have to either use a multiple bank modchip or a double tsopped v1.0/1.1 xbox, as a dual softmod won't work without a dvd drive.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:09 PM
Make sure you can boot a rescue disc from DVD before you start, so you can recover if you make a mistake in the dash config.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:17 PM
and im 60% sure the m8+ on hexen dvd has to be eidted to run with out dvd.
no idea about the x2 bios though. never really use them.
Edited by shambles1980, 11 July 2012 - 03:18 PM.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:45 PM
I'm not sure how to get a custom x-logo via the config file. Do I simply move the needed picture file to the c-drive?
Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:58 AM
Splitting the TSOP the normal way that you will find on google will work, but will result in a bus conflict, shorting some address lines to GND. This may or may not cause a problem. You should disconnect those lines from the MCPX chip and supply only Vcc or GND to a18, a19 or use a resistor appropriately.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:45 AM
Oh and the dash im talking about is the uxe dash... of course i had one of the kernals that supported every feature first go (so long since i installed... maybe a year or two now but i remember there being restrictions on certain kernals)
another option if your ok with having to select the game from a list is to do what i did and make a copy of the custom dash and stick it in another folder... then take the original dash and the use the config file to repurpose it as a boot loader (just have an option in the config file that points to the dash copies xbe file and your good to go after that you just add any other dash's/games you want to load to the menu)... of course with waht your looking for this most likely isnt for you but meh... at least its free and 100% software which is always nice
Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:04 AM
-disabling the igr doesn't work. I can still use igr in my (unleashx)dash.
-won't autoboot my games. I tried
but it just boots unleashx dash.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:55 AM
im prety sure bioses like to search for that 1st and most dash installs will have you rename the new dash to that....
also its not F its partition 6 or 7 or sumthing
"according to xbpartitioneer F is partition 7"
although im not sure the bios actualy counts them the same way
so you may want to try. 6 5 and 4 excetera untill you get it..
also have you tried dissabeling IGR for the dash..
Edited by shambles1980, 14 July 2012 - 01:01 AM.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:26 AM
I've tried altering dash3, no difference.
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