>> From 360lizard.com: [QUOTE] We are proud to announce a sneak preview of the 360 Lizard Standalone Mode. This is truly the results of a long development and research road and will serve to set the difference against other tools wanting to be considered as competitors.
This update will be available for beta testing shortly then in a few days we will release to the public. The battery pack shown on the video is a prototype; the final version is near completion and we will also give out simple schematic for it for DIY (do it yourself) Kit.
Many thanks to the many beta testers who will be very busy testing this new gecko OS. [/QUOTE]
>> From team-xecuter.com: [QUOTE] The last four weeks have seen an unprecedented response to the new X360USB PRO product and the feedback has been nothing short of sensational. Stocks have been wiped out time and time again, the production lines are working 24/7 and resellers have reported record sales – outselling any competitors products by up to 100:1 !
Well, development is always ongoing and we are happy to announce the next level of features and capabilities with the release of the new X360USB PRO HDD HACKER TOOL.
Not only is the X360USB PRO able to communicate with DVD Drives by utilizing built in PortIO and WinAPI functions giving a level of speed and access never seen before, but it can now also connect to Hard Drives and manipulate the data for the first time over USB using any Windows 32bit or 64bit operating system with just a few simple clicks.
What does this mean for you ?
You can now convert any off-the-shelf 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive and convert it to be 100% XBOX 360 Compatible, saving you a TON of money !
The X360USB PRO HDD HACKER TOOL currently supports the entire range of Western Digital 2.5″ SATA Hard Drives, however we will be able to add a range of other manufacturer’s and models in future updates.
All you need is the HDSS.BIN file from an original XBOX360 Hard Drive (which can be easily extracted using the X360USB PRO) and use it to convert your WD SATA Drive. The following guide will show you just how easy it is.
Note: The size of the drive is limited to the size of your HDSS.BIN file (e.g. if you have a 250GB HDSS.BIN and you flash it to a 320Gb Hard Drive – then the drive will recognize in the Xbox 360 as a 250GB drive)
To support the the new HDD capabilities of the X360USB PRO, we have begun to manufacture a range of new products to give you a clean and professional Hard Drive update experience.
XECUTER HDD ADAPTER PRO Replacement Slim HDD Case Replacement Phat HDD Case .s
The X360USB PRO HDD HACKER TOOL is sponsored by www.xconsoles.com so we are happy to direct you to their website for special offers on these new products including great deals on WD 2.5″ SATA hard Drives.
Requirements * XECUTER X360USB PRO (Minimum v18 Firmware) * XECUTER HDD ADAPTER PRO (you can also use the HDD Adapter that comes with the CK3 Pro for Phat drives or a SATA power adapter for Slim drives) * Windows 32bit or 64bit * MAC OSX Compatible (When using Bootcamp or VMWare to run Windows) * Original HDSS.BIN File
OK let’s begin…..
This image shows you the simple GUI and a short explanation of each button. The app has been kept purposely simplistic to make this as easy as possible. * DUMP To extract the HDSS.BIN from an original XBOX 360 Hard Drive * FLASH Flashes a HDSS.BIN to your 3rd party Hard Drive and saves a copy of the drives original sectors to UNDO.BIN * RESTORE Restores the Hard Drive’s firmware and Max LBA to it’s original state using the UNDO.BIN * PARTITION Partitions and formats the drive to XBOX 360 specifications [/QUOTE]
First, I just wanted to remind everyone that the CoverContest currently being held by EliteModScene for covers.jqe360.com is coming to a close soon! Make sure to submit so you don't miss the opportunity to win a custom case.
Second, I wanted to give you a sneak peak of what is to come in the next release - these notes are from our SVN so you may see things listed that don't apply to the end-user- and you may see things that get removed due to them not working at time of release- but with those stipulations- feast!
What's New: (Fixed) Queues thread safety (Fixed) profiling macro (Fixed) Asset Manager - and Garbage Collection (Fixed) Coverflow Transitions / Gamelist Transitions (Fixed) Zoom and Tilt Modes in Coverflow (Fixed) Issue with Miniblades and Dashlaunch (Updated) Installer can now user 7-zp (Added) Asset Manager Stability - (Decreased) Load times for all game lists (Added) Queue wrappers (Priority / FIFO / FILO) (Added) Multiple process queues in file manager to allow scan and copy at the same time. (Fixed) File Manager Cancel now clears queues properly (Fixed) Rss item scroll update to use the proper width for the text item (Updated) Plug In Screenshot Manager Skeleton Code (Added) "Install To Xbox" Support for Coverflow covers (Added) The ability to edit your full cover via HTTP Interface (Adjusted) the way AssetManager handles the Garbage Collection (Fixed) All Level 4 Compiler Warnings ^_^ (Removed) Duplicated Rijindael.cpp and .h to clean up linker warning (Updated) AssetManager Queues and the AssetItem Object to be more self aware (Added) Coverflow/AssetManager fixes (Removed) Debug output of locale list - speed up transition in Content Settings (Added) Old Gamelist functionality back in (Added) GarbageCollection to AssetManager (Added) New AssetManager to better manage texture loading ( WIP ) (Broke) Other game lists. (Fixed) When you delete GOD game from GameList it removes all files.. (needs extensive testing) (Added) Description of settings in the content settings (Added) Skeleton Scn Code for Screenshot Manager (Added) Screenshot Manager Icons (Updated) Main with SS Manager Tab (Revert) Some Speed up Changes - created more problems that fixes (Updated) call stack stuff (Added) callstack info (Added) Profile Change Checks To RSS Tools in HTTP Interface (Fixed) String format for rss loading text (Updated) HTTP rss remove will reload feeds (Improved) Game List Loading Speed by reducing hdd accessing threads. (Added) Rss setting to enable/disable feed (Added) Rss list based on signed in profile (Added) Refresh Feeds from HTTP (Updated) Favorites Start to be higher resolution (Added) More RSS Feeds to Debugger Command (Updated) Coverflow Gamelist Visual - recovering more and more functionality (Updated) Rss feed now fully supports multiple feeds (Updated) Feed update no longer on constant timer. Now based on info length (Updated) Coverflow Visual - Huge Improvements Added (Updated) Coverflow Manager to inherit the GameContentBase class (Updated) GameContentManager to Inherit a GameContentBase Class to help in creating different game list types (Added) Coverflow Functionality (Added) Rss Feed Management to Http Interface (working) (Added) Rss Feed Management to Http Interface (skeleton framework) (Updated) trainer engine code, and fixed a few minor bugs (Fixed) Issue where games with nxeslot didnt show up right in coverflow (Fixed) Issue where avatar would break rendering in coverflow (Added) RssAdd Command to debugger to add rss feeds (Updated) RssManager to use the Database calls instead of xml (Updated) RssManager to use SkinXML instead of skinsettings.xml (Updated) Consolidated Rss code down (Fixed) update and delete UserRSSFeeds from database (Added) required header file for previous checkin (Added) update and delete database commands for UserRSS Functions (Update) changes to samba server from before svn crash (Added) Profile Specific RSS Feeds to Database (get and add functions only) (Fixed) Coverflow SlowDown (Fixed) Cover Flipping (Added) Loading text to rss (Added) Rss hide when status is shown (Added) Coverflow Visual - Experimental (WIP) (Fixed) Rss now uses a single class instance (Updated) TeamFSD Scene (Made it more basic) (Fixed) Issue where user skins wouldn't load (Removed) Randomly placed file in XZP (Fixed) Version Manager issue causing FSD to not recognize build types (Updated) HTTPClient To Use HTTP1.0 GET (Fixed) Skin Focus Loss in Settings Menu (Fixed) HTTP Server Error Messages (Added) Ability to move a game to a different menu via HTTPServer - must reload game list in FSD to see changes (Added) Error Message Handling in HTTPServer (Added) Menu Selections for GetDB, and Config Settings to HTTPServer (Added) HOME Button to HTTP Server (Added) Kernel Version to HTTP Server (Added) Add ScanPath and ScanDepth to HTTPServer (Added) A method to remove scanpaths via http server (Added) Xlink Kai Game List to the HTTP Server (Added) A Scan Setting to ignore quick boot containers during scan (will skip them and not add them to list) (Added) A Scan Setting to ignore DLC during scan (will skip them and not add them to list) (Added) A button to Content Settings that allows you to search your library for missing artwork, and have it donwloaded (Added) An error message when entering wrong password / username in HTTP Server (Enabled) Trailer Asset Downloading in Content Download Settings (Not viewable yet) (Recoded) Settings System - Now Easier to add/remove/update/list settings (Added) Support for Backgrounds C and D in Theme manager for skinners (Updated) Skin Settings XML in the skin - requires Skin Settings Reset (Fixed) Samba Server Crash when Samba Server Starts enabled with no existing config files (Added) Plugin Module Detection to eventually be used to show what modules are being used by plugin (Deleted) LaunchData after FSD Retrieves it - Memory Leak (Fixed) Removable Device Hot Swapping (Added) Disc Count Subtitle to Supported Game Lists ( Displayed as Disc 1 of 2 ) (Added) Hidden Game List To the HTTP Server (to browse games that have been hidden) [/QUOTE]
Free Xbox LIVE Weekend and be a part of a World Record Attempt
>> From majornelson.com: [QUOTE] I wanted to remind everyone that this weekend is a Free Gold Weekend for European Xbox LIVE members. That means Xbox LIVE Free members will have access to features normally reserved for Gold Members….PLUS EVERYONE can help make a Guinness World record attempt through Kinect Sports this Saturday, April 23rd.
Marking a free weekend of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, dubbed Xbox Nations, Kinect Sports players around the globe will join together and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest online 100m sprint’ at 1pm ET on Saturday, April 23. (Find out what time in your region) Players can participate by jumping on Xbox LIVE, firing up Kinect Sports, and running a 100-meter dash event at 1pm ET. Each and every runner will be rewarded with an exclusive Xbox and Guinness World Record Avatar t-shirt [/QUOTE]
>> From teamfsd.com: [QUOTE] Game database manager for FSD2. FSD2 offers various ways to update/modify your collection through online downloads or manual editing (HTTP). GaDaBaMa offers a similar function without using your console. Just needed for downloading/uploading/synching databases/images. More about the sync function in the pdf.
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>> A600 released xSorRv5 for the Xbox1: [QUOTE] This is a port for the Xbox1 of bennugd-monolithic (a game development language). This port is aimed to run the Streets of Rage Remake v5 (other bennugd games may run if they are compiled with the modules used by SorRv5). It was possible thanks to BoMbErGaMeS Soft, SplinterGU for bennugd, the Fenix team, the people behind bennugd-monolithic and the SDLx libs by lantus.
You'll need the SorRv5 release for Windows.
*Update* Update1 has been released. What's new/fixed: - Fixed a rare bug which could hang the Xbox after beating a boss. Many thanks to ChoKoBo for finding a way to reproduce it. Replace the default.xbe with the one included in this release. [/QUOTE]
>> Tuxuser released a new homebrew application that will allow you to easily update just the XeLL part of your freeBOOT NAND: [QUOTE] XeLL Updater for freeBOOT - v1 Based on dashlaunch installer by cOz
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Use it on Single NAND-freeBOOT only (9199, 12611, 12625 or above - if nothing on the flash layout changes!). Rename xell-2f.bin to updxell.bin and stuff it together with the default.xex on your xbox. Execute the XEX, Confirm the update. Shutdown your XBOX, press eject to poweron and you will be greeted with an updated XeLL :P
Greetz to cOz, Cancerous, Redline99, GliGli and Ced2911 :) [/QUOTE]