== <<----------------- n00b's guide to your first Evox Boot Disk -------------------->> ==
This is my first tutorial so please excuse lack of style
== <<--------------------------------- Requirements -------------------------------------->> ==
1. Nero Burning Rom (or any iso burning prog, I
recommend Nero though).
2. a blank cd-rw disk, if you find any cd-rw with
data on it you can use Nero to delete the
info (Recorder>Erase ReWritable or something)
3. Download the latest version of EvolutionX, it's
what is called a "dashboard" which acts a
sort of operating system for your xbox.
Although you can choose whatever dashboard
you want, I *HIGHLY* recommend it for
You can find it here:here
4. Craxtion, which makes your required dash files
into an ".iso", which is sort of like a
.zip but can be read by the xbox, we will
talk more about that later though.
You can find it here:here
5. a "dummy" or "padding" or "fluff" file, it has
many names, but the purpose of this file
is to beef up the size of the disk to make
it more readable for the xbox becuase the
required files for the .iso are very small.
To make a dummy file, simply zip up nero.exe
(again not required... but recommended) by
right-clicking nero.exe and choose winzip>
add to nero.zip...)
Put this into whatever folder you extract
your EvoX (EvolutionX) files.
6. you may want to edit your evox.ini, open it and
change STATIC NO to YES, and you also may
want to change the IP from 192.168.0.1 to
learn about the evox.ini here:here
== <<------------------------- Creation of the Boot Disk -------------------------------->> ==
1. extract the files from the version of EvoX you
*Make sure*: your dummy file is in the same
2. in the new EvoX folder, find the file with
the extention (i.e. .bmp, .txt) of .xbe
it is usually names something along the
lines of evoxdash.xbe
This is the dashboard file. *YOU MUST*
rename this to default.xbe
3. make sure you have *at least* these files in
your evoX folder (I haven't found any
faulty dl's but just to make sure...)
default.xbe (after renaming)
4. open Craxtion. click add. browse so that it
is searching for the folder with the
evoX files in it. Click Next.
It will now ask you to point it in the
direction of where to save your new .iso
you can also rename it in the bottom left
Click Next. Then Finish it up and you
got yourself a new .iso
5. open nero. close out of the wizard if it pops
up. go to File>Burn Image. Burn the .iso
file you made with Craxtion onto your
6. after burning the disk, put that disk into
your xbox and turn it off then back on.
Notice anything different?
This Boot Disk has created a temporary FTP server
so that you can transfer files to and from your
xbox and computer.
!!AS SOON!! as you get the boot disk to work and
you connect to your xbox for the first time,
BACK UP your C: and E: drives. You can do this
by using FlashFXP (http://www.flashfxp.com/ ) Use "Quick Connect"
and type in the following:
now connect. on the right box you should see
open the Backup folder on the LEFT display. Drag
the C: folder from the right to left (when in
the backup folder) and do the same with the E:.
This is just in case something ever goes wrong
and you want to have your xbox back to normal.
On the left display, find your way to your good
ole EvoX folder. Find that default.xbe of yours
and right click it. Rename it to evoxdash.xbe
Drag it over into the C: on the xbox. This makes
your temporary FTP server into a permanent one.
This is also how you replace your dashboard.
Welp, that's about it. If you have any questions
or comments you can find me on Xbox-Scene forums
PM Mail me at mastertito4 (if you don't know how
to PM Mail, just ask!)
Keep the scene alive.
Special Thanx go out to:
Skibizkit, you lead me thru EVERYTHING
your a n00b's godsent, thanx man
LepPpeR at Xbox-Scene, craxtion owns!
and so do you!
vidgms4me for the guide on the evox.ini
everyone else at XS ESPECIALLY
BenJeremy for MXM, i love it! and all
the other mods there, you guys own.
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