| Tutorial For Font/audio Exploit
, First try...
Dec 30 2003, 01:43 PM
Joined: 27-July 02
From: Columbia, SC
Member No.: 2096
Xbox Version: v1.4
i've had many problems installing font on my xbox. some of the tutorials talk about hex editing and although i know how to do it, it just seemed like a hassle. i wanted to put font on but always feared the dreaded clock loop when i moved my box. i’m writing this tutorial to help people like me who just want to do it an easy way and a simple way. my first tutorial, here goes.
things you will need:
x2 4977 bfm bios
EDIT: for boxes w/ the Focus Chip us X2 4981.06 bfm bios
EDIT: or use grospolina's stable audio hack: Stable ST.DB
evox 1.8.3752 (one i used)
a way to ftp to your xbox (ma or 007)
*i did mine on a 1.3/1.4 box with a 4920 dash*
first we need to sign our pbl with font and audio. extract pbl 1.3.5i to two separate directories on your pc (name them pbl 1.3.5i font and pbl 1.3.5i audio…reduces confusion). using xbedump, sign the default.xbe with –font. (to use xbedump copy it to your pbl directory and load it up in ms-dos. type xbedump default.xbe –font) it will create a out.xbe file. delete the default.xbe and rename out.xbe as default.xbe. it is now signed with font. now do the same with the audio pbl directory you have created, only sign it with –audio. you are now ready to begin loading files onto your xbox.
so well start with font first. load up ma or 007 to ftp to your box. once you are have the evox screen, ftp in and go to the C:\root directory. open C:\fonts folder. copy bert.xtf and ernie.xtf over from your pc to the C:\fonts folder. next, make copies of you xbox book.xtf and xbox.xtf files to your pc hd. rename them xbox book.org and xbox.org respectively. copy them back to your C:\fonts folder. rename your existing xbox book.xtf and xbox.xtf to xbox book.xft and xbox.xft. you are done with loading bigfonts25 onto your xbox.
open up the pbl 1.3.5i folder signed with font on your pc. copy the files to your C:\root directory of your xbox. pbl is now on your xbox.
next on your pc, extract x2 4977 bfm bios into a folder. rename the file to xboxrom.bin. copy the file over to your xbox to the C:\bioses folder.
now copy the evoxdash.xbe and evox.ini (with your configured network settings) to your xbox C:\root.
the font hack is now installed on your xbox. reboot and the phoenix logo should appear booting you into evox.
now we will put the swapless audio hack onto your box.
open the pbl directory you signed with audio. copy the files in the directory to your E:\root directory. rename the default.xbe file to linux.xbe. also, open the folder on your pc where you renamed x2 4977 bfm to xboxrom.bin. copy that file over to your xbox to the E:\bioses directory.
next unzip audio_sl_audio-key.zip to a folder on your pc. on your xbox, navigate to the E:\TDATA\fffe000\music folder. there, rename the st.db file to st.org.db. copy it over to your pc in a backup folder. now copy the st.db file from the audio_sl_audio-key folder you unzipped. you are now done with the audio hack.
now you can use my evox.ini as a guide to set up how to turn on/off the audio/font hacks:
AutoLaunchGames = No
AutoLaunchDVD = No
DVDPlayer = "f:appsdvd2.0default.xbe"
AutoLaunchAudio = No
#AudioPlayer = "c:\xftdash.xbe"
MSDashBoard = "c:\xftdash.xbe"
UseFDrive = Yes
UseGDrive = No
SkinName = blackbolt_consolev3_2
IGR = Yes
#SkinName = RuDeDuDe2
UseItems = No
ScreenSaver = 5
Fahrenheit = No
ShadeLevel = 90
EnableSMART = Yes
HDD_Temp_ID = 194
DebugTSR = No
ChameleonLed = 15
SetupNetwork = Yes
StaticIP = No
Ip = 192.168.0.2
Subnetmask = 255.255.255.0
Defaultgateway = 192.168.0.1
DNS1 = 0.0.0.0
DNS2 = 0.0.0.0
SkipIfNoLink = No
SetupDelay = 0
JumpToMsDash = No
JumpIfNoLink = Yes
Use24 = Yes
SwapDate = No
SNTP_Server = 188.8.131.52
Enable = Yes
Password = xbox
IGR = No
Enable = Yes
Enable = Yes
IGR = No
Name = GOOSE
ROM = "EvoX 2.0",0x76fd88337b8d8c1f116f85f3984b98b6
ROM = "EvoX 2.1",0x99487615bb30670cb65993388fcf2a63
ROM = "EvoX 2.2",0x220ade778785cfc3c98bb5ea8bbd8608
ROM = "EvoX 2.3",0xd79bc87c2caa1a50dcc7016adf2ccc0a
ROM = "EvoX 2.4",0xe3ce66b99957a92fdac40af951c3f1fd
ROM = "EvoX 2.6",0xdd3de3542bff7b36cdb0dbe078c27fbe
ROM = "EvoX 3.6",0xcb73b4914bb6c70b66e21377989726a0
ROM = "EvoX 3.6ef",0xf754767b388ce7a08bf57304e24c9ae9
ROM = "EvoX D.6",0xc349c2b047a3d6c2de2e1c10185ecf86
ROM = "EvoX D.6ef",0x74c6235497f474bf88b54b3fc52a20b2
Flash = 0x01d5,"AMD - Am29F080B",0x100000
Flash = 0x04d5,"FUJITSU - MBM29F080A",0x100000
Flash = 0xadd5,"Hynix - HY29F080",0x100000
Flash = 0x20f1,"ST - M29F080A",0x100000
Flash = 0xbf61,"SST - 49LF020",0x40000
Flash = 0x015b,"AMD - Am29LV800B",0x100000
Flash = 0x01da,"AMD - Am29LV800B",0x100000
#Flash = 0x89a6,"SHARP - LH28F008SCT",0x100000,0x20,0xd0,0x10
#Flash = 0x378c,"AMIC - A29002",0x40000
Current = 0xc3db66c8e212974afec6d6087ddbb8ef
# <Time> =
# <IP> =
Text = 30,37,0.5,0x000000,0,"<Time><CrLf>MB Temp <Temp1><CrLf>CPU <Temp2>"
Text = 28,39,0.5,0x808080,0,"<Time><CrLf>MB Temp <Temp1><CrLf>CPU <Temp2>"
Text = 620,420,0.5,0x000000,1,"<Name> V<Version>"
Text = 618,422,0.5,0x808080,1,"<Name> V<Version>"
Text = 620,37,0.5,0x000000,1,"<CD>"
Text = 618,39,0.5,0x808080,1,"<CD>"
Text = 30,420,0.5,0x000000,0,"RD Name : <RDName>"
Text = 28,422,0.5,0x808080,0,"RD Name : <RDName>"
Item "Launch DVD",ID_Launch_DVD
Item "MS Dashboard",ID_MS_Dash
Item "Power Off",ID_Power_Off
# Item "Flash Evox BIOS","c:biosd6.bin",ID_Flash_Bios_File
# Item "Lock Harddisk",@210
# Item "Unlock Harddisk",@211
Section "System Utils"
Item "Flash BIOS",ID_Flash_Bios
Item "Audio On/Font Off",@212
Item "Font On/Audio Off",@213
Section "Launch Menu"
Section "Goose's Games"
Section "The Applications"
Item "Config Magic Final","C:\Applications\Config Magic\default.xbe"
Item "Bios Checker","C:\Applications\Bios Checker\default.xbe"
LogFile = "f:\lock.log"
Info "This function will lock your XBOX Harddisk"
Warning "You will now lock your XBOX harddisk and will be able"
Warning "to boot from an original XBOX bios"
LogFile = "f:\unlock.log"
Info "This function will unlock your XBOX Harddisk"
Warning "You will now unlock your XBOX harddisk and will not be able"
Warning "to boot from an original XBOX bios"
Info "Deactivate fonts"
Warning "Activate Audio and Turn off Font?"
Progress "Turning On Audio Exploit..."
rename "c:\fonts\Bert.xtf" "c:\fonts\Bert.bak"
rename "c:\fonts\Ernie.xtf" "c:\fonts\Ernie.bak"
rename "c:\fonts\XBox Book.org" "c:\fonts\XBox Book.xtf"
rename "c:\fonts\Xbox.org" "c:\fonts\Xbox.xtf"
rename "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.db" "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.org.db"
rename "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.hack.db" "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.db"
Info "Reactivate fonts"
Warning "Activate Font and Turn off Audio?"
Progress "Turning On Font Exploit..."
rename "c:\fonts\Bert.bak" "c:\fonts\Bert.xtf"
rename "c:\fonts\Ernie.bak" "c:\fonts\Ernie.xtf"
rename "c:\fonts\XBox Book.xtf" "c:\fonts\XBox Book.org"
rename "c:\fonts\Xbox.xtf" "c:\fonts\Xbox.org"
rename "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.db" "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.hack.db"
rename "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.org.db" "e:\tdata\fffe0000\music\st.db"
i hope some people find this tutorial helpful. i just got lazy loading the audio hack with a cd all the time, and didn’t want to put the font hack on because i didn’t want the clock loop when i unplugged my box. now i can boot into evox directly and turn off the font hack if i need to move my box.
big thanks goes to aaanti for all his help. i owe pretty much all this to him. thanks again buddy.
Edit: last line of code thanks to grospolina.
|This is a pretty good method, but it could be better. The way it is right now, if you turn on the font exploit, it doesn't actually turn off the audio exploit. In other words, both exploits are enabled. The disadvantage with this is that you still can't rip audio tracks for your games. Just make sure that you rename your original ST.DB file to ST.ORG.DB. Do this with your font exploit OFF. Do NOT rename your hacked ST.DB to ST.HACK.DB. It's also nice to have a copy of the original fonts and name them "Xbox.XFT" and "XBox Book.XFT" and patch your dash to point to XFT (XTF2XFTPatcher works well, I hear). That way, you'll have a dashboard that works whether the font exploit is on or off.|
This post has been edited by JBNinja99: Mar 6 2004, 01:56 PM