Best of Both Worlds - Running Fonts & Audio
Morden Audio Exploit v3 + Catfish MA Fonts = %100 SafeNOTE: A BOBW Package is now availiable, please look HERE! HOWEVER, I still recommend you do this tutorial if you have MechAssault/007 :AUF Before you start
If you are a noob, and want to know what the 2 exploits ARE and how they work, read this:What are the Font and Audio Exploits?
Its a little bit of text I wrote to get you started...
AND, take a look at:Checklists For Fonts/audio Exploits
Another cool guide with some info so you dont mess up..WARNING!
Changing the files on your Xbox hard drive is dangerous and in some cases could lead to you totally messing up your games console, leaving you with a large unattractive paperweight!! Make sure you know what you are doing before attempting any of the following.
Ensure to back up your entire C drive as soon as you get FTP access to your xbox. Back it up to your PCs hard drive AND a CDROM just in case. You may need it at some point to "re-virginize" your xboxWhat will I need?
- Mechassault/007 Agent Under Fire ORIGINAL Games.
- A Memory card with the hacked game save, this can also be done using a Hard Drive hot swap.
- Morden's Audio Package Files (v3)
- Catfish MA Fonts
- My Modified "Font Swapper" Action Script
- Dashboard version 4920What will this do?
It will install Mordens Audio package and then use a script that allows you to enable-disable the wonderful Catfish-MA fonts. This will change then your xboxs "XBOX LIVE" Tab to say "PHOENIX" once selected this will Run MXM from Mordens package.
Once installed you will need to upload an MXM script that will enable-disable the fonts/audio.Why use Morden's?
Because its great, its clean, simple and works! I have tried other "installers" but none work as flawlessly as this one. Catfish did a good job with his, but I wasn’t a fan, it took me a long while to get all the files together and in the end I gave up and did this So how does it work?
Once the Fonts are enabled the tab will say "PHOENIX" and you will be able to use Ripped Audio, also the activation is a simple one button press
Once the Fonts are disabled the tab will return to the original Xbox-live, but and you will NOT be able to use Ripped Audio etc. To enable the hack you need to do a key combo on your game pad that basically tries to copy a hacked Audio Soundtrack.Why should I do this?
Because its the "Best of Both worlds". What do you mean?
I mean, the Audio package is great! But ripping audio and custom soundtracks are a pain! Even with Mordens hard work. Also, it hurts your fingers having to do the button presses every time..
The Fonts too are amazing, the Xbox Linux team really had a smart idea by replacing the "XBOX LIVE" tab. But the Clock Loop can still rear its ugly head! If you ever want to move house or unplug your Xbox for a few hours then its just SAFER to switch them off
Also, you may want to use XBOX LIVE someday
and there are ways around the dreaded "Dash Upgrade"
Also, you don't HAVE to do this, if you want safety then stick with Morden's Audio Hack, its great. But some people just want a little more.OK, Getting started.First step, the FILES!
Before you start read THIS and learn how to use xbins
. Its basically an IRC channel/FTP site that has all the goods. You will need to go there to get Morden's Audio Hack v3.
For information how to use Xbins click see this page:
The other files you need are the Catfish Fonts, these can be downloaded from:
- http://forums.maxconsole.com/showthread.ph...12183#post12183see the post by Catfish at 02-04-2004 11:46 AMEDIT: Big thanks to Catfish for modding his fonts to make this a lot easierNOTE: This file also includes a new more stable ST.DB file, if you wish to use it simply upload it to your xbox overwriting the origional one from Mordens package, more about this later...
AND, finally, the Font-Swapper actionscript, this can be found:
I will also post this as a message on the forum so you can simply copy/paste into notepad and save as an *.xas file.
Once you have Morden's Package you need to get it onto your Xbox and Run it from either MechAssault OR 007:AUF.Getting the hacked gamesave onto your Xbox.
This can be done using a memory card and some kind of "Action Reply" device, this is a device that lets your PC read Xbox memory cards.
It can also be done with a "HOT SWAP" of your Xbox hard drive, basically placing your Xbox HD on your PC for a shot time so you can copy the files.
Here are some tutorials to help with creating an Action Reply device:
And some for Hot Swapping:
(Ignore the install evox part in this one)
Personally I made a USB-Xbox cable for my PC, it was simple. Read the thread about it here. It allows me to use my controller on my PC AND Copy gamesaves that I download.Once the GameSave is on your Xbox its as simple as:
- Loads Mechassault/007
- Select the gamesave from the menu
- MXM will load!BACK UP YOUR C DRIVE
Now you have FTP access to your Xbox back up your entire C drive. Back it up to your PCs hard drive AND a CDROM just in case. You may need it at some point to "re-virginize" your xbox
!DO NOT MISS OUT THIS STEP!
!NO REALLY - DO NOT MISS OUT THIS STEP!
!It has got ME out of a few problem situations in the past!Installing Morden's Audio Package v3
Again, this is simple. With MXM running, press B to go to the "Audio Package" menu and select "Install Audio Package" that is that, done BUT
, in this case, we need to do a little more don't turn off your Xbox just yet!Uploading/Installing the fonts
First of all unzip the Fonts.zip file you downloaded before. You should have 2 files. bert.xtf and ernie.xtf
ernie is quite fat at 15mb!
NOW! Rename both fonts to bert.bak
We then need to FTP these files to your xbox
If MXM is running, you should have FTP access to your xbox. Again there are a number of ways to do this, basically you need your PC connected to your xbox in some way.
If you need to know how to get FTP access here are some tutorials:
(Same as the other but in PDF)
You can FTP to your xbox using its IP address and "xbox" as username and password.
Once you have this sorted, FTP the 2 font files to the "Fonts" folder in the "C" drive of your xbox, it SHOULD already have 2 files named "Xbox.xtf" and "Xbox Book.xtf" inside, do NOT rename these, in fact, don't touch them at all
Now, this next part is VERY IMPORTANT!
Here we are going to COPY the P.xbe file in E:\PBL and rename it to simply "P" with NO FILE EXTENTION.
To do this, download the P.xbe file to your PCs hard drive, rename it, then upload it BACK to the E drive.NOTE: At this point you can upload the more stable ST.DB file from the Catfish file merge.zip that we downloaded before. To instal this upload it to: E:\Tdata\fffe0000\music\st.db overwriting the ST.DB already in place. Note that if you DO this, you will no longer NEED the P.xbe file, HOWEVER I suggest you keep it in place for safetly.WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DO THIS?
This becuase this is the file the FONTS will boot from
ALSO, while you are at it, you could speed up the way PBL loads, have a read of this thread:http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=192890OK, time to ensure you have done the following:
- Installed Morden's Audio Hack v3
- FTPed the bert.bak and ernie.bak catfish fonts to c:\fonts on your Xbox
- Copied the P.xbe and renamed it to "P" with no file extention
Now, reboot and ensure the audio hack is properly installed and working. To do this go through this process:
- Boot Xbox without any CD in the DVD Drive.
- Select Music
- Hit Down-A-DOWN-A-Right-Right-A-A-A
- MXM should boot.
If not! Doh! you failed, try re-installing the audio hack, if it worked
Now, you have FTP access as long as MXM is running. Connect to your box, using the IP address and "xbox" as username and password.Installing the "Font Swapper" actionscript
- Unzip the fontswapper.zip file
- Make a folder on your xbox in the folder e:\mxm\ called "scripts"
- Now, upload the FontSwapper.xas file to this new folder
- You should now have FontSwapper.xas in the folder e:\mxm\scripts on your xboxNEXT! - Modding your menu.xml file
MXM uses XML for its menu system, if you would like to know more about this check the MXM forum it is full of excellent information.
In the MXM folder of Morden's you should find a file called menu.xml
, open it in notepad
Now copy this code into it:
Then save the file and upload this to your xbox, overwriting the OLD version. Now, press Y in MXM, select "Reset menu cash" and then re-boot MXM.Running the script
Now simply select the "Font Hack Switch" option in your MXM menu.
Once this is loaded it should tell you if your fonts are disabled or enabled
they should be "DISABLED"
To enable or disable them simply follow the options on screen Its all working
Once you have them enabled, re-boot the xbox, and "XBOX LIVE" should say "PHOENIX" you should also be able to rip audio and do all the things a standard Xbox can do except for select XBOX LIVE.
To run MXM select PHEONIX press A and smile Now....
If you want to take your Xbox on holiday, i.e. it will be "without power" for a good few hours, then ENABLE the audio hack until you arrive and have power again.
No more worries about the clock loop.
No more hassle with the GameStub.
Less tired fingers for gaming
Hope this helped some people. If it didn't, sorry This post has been edited by mkjones: Apr 27 2004, 10:31 PM