>> A600 comes with another new great port for the Xbox1: [QUOTE] This is a port for the Xbox1 of FreeDink (http://www.gnu.org/software/freedink/) a free, portable and enhanced version of the Dink Smallwood game engine done by Sylvain Beucler and possible thanks to the SDLx libs by lantus.
Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda (2D top view), made by RTsoft.
The game features the twisted adventure of young Dink Smallwood, a pig farmer who leaves his town and goes on a quest to save the world.
Lizard360 Standalone Mode Preview Part 3 and SD/SDHC Support
>> From 360lizard.com: [QUOTE] Here you have another Small vid of the Standalone Mode, this video shows how to backup your Jobs done "on the road" with Lizard to your PC for permanent Storage. With all the Standalone features added you can now enjoy "on the road" flashing without losing compatibility with the regular "on office" jobs.
Also we have added support for SDHC cards (last beta just supported standard MicroSD). This will wide the range of brands and model of SD cards that you can use with Lizard. [/QUOTE]
Team Xecuter: New Fake AP25 Patches – Still Unsafe For Xbox Live
>> From team-xecuter.com: [QUOTE] We have already commented on the fake AP25 patches but recently there has been some false claims by the makers that needs to be addressed.
They incorrectly claim that their patches are safer than C4EVA’s. C4′s patches are made with responses from an original disc which will always be safer than the fakes.
There have been several types of fake patches in a continued failed attempt to produce “safe” or “full stealth” patches as they put it. The fake patches are made from data in the dae.bin file and ISOs of an unverified origin.
1) The first version of these fake patches used hardcoded angles with blank response data. Result: Unsafe for Live.
2) The second version continued to use hardcoded angles with added response data from ISOs of unknown origin. Result: Still unsafe for Live.
3) The third version has an option to apply random jitter to the hardcoded angles using some software. Result: Still unsafe for Live.
Each supposed “improvement” is fruitless because they are not obtaining responses from an original disc. Any future releases will never be safe as long as they are based on data sources other than the original disc.
A correct response can only be obtained with an original disc which is how C4EVA has always done it. A public method is in development which will allow you to extract the correct responses from original discs with a new 0800 FW.
These fake releases are made for you without any regard whatsoever for the safety of your consoles and XBL account. Every official fw of patch ever released is done so after extensive testing to be as sure as possible that they would function fully using the XBL network.
Do not ever trust an unofficial fw or an unofficial patch. These people do not use or understand the methods implemented by C4E and any counter claim they make now and in the future should not be believed in any way shape or form. remember – they DO NOT CARE about the safety of your console and XBL account – they only care to have their name in lights with some software release that is both dangerous and irresponsible to the Xbox firmware community. [/QUOTE]
we can only say this: "XBOX OPTICAL DRIVE EMULATOR aka XODE" is coming... For now we can not release specific information or images, which would benefit x360key... after seeing the features and prices x360key we can say that:
1- Fortunately x360key follows the "old" approach of Wode... XODE instead introduces a new way of working really original... we will surprise you. 2- XODE will work on XBOX SLIM since its launch with a 100% support of AP25. 3-Half price then a X360KEY in production!!! thanks the new "original" concept of point 1...
We plan to release a first proof of working at middle/end of may with a nice video working on a X360 SLIM console... and a detailed review near the release of X360KEY... Production will be ready on JULY.
We advise all to wait before place BIG pre-orders from WIIKEY/X360KEY team, it is wise to don't risk too much... after not tell us that there were not warned...
PS: we found time also to update WODE platform, finally the WEB interface is almost ready, we plan to release this feature next week.
PPSS: official website of XODE is www.xodejukebox.com ;) soon online... [/QUOTE]
C4Eva: 0225 progress - LT2.0 with XGD3 Support, x360key
>> Some updates from C4Eva about the Slim 0225 CFW that will directly be 'LT 2.0' with XGD3 support (the new disc format MS will introduce with the new fall dashboard, and currently being tested by the Beta Preview Dashboard). He also said something about the x360key and apparently there's more to come...
From c4evaspeaks.com: [QUOTE] [G***] c4eva has there been a roadblock on 0225 progress? [c4eva] no
[c4eva] x360key: something better will be out around the same time :)
[c4eva] 0225 will feature LT 2.0 – support for XGD3 backups! [/QUOTE]
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Hulu Plus available on Xbox April 29
>> From joystiq.com: [QUOTE] Hey, here's some good news about a new online service coming out on a console that can currently use online services! That'll be nice for a change. According to a legit-looking scan of the June issue of OXM, Hulu Plus will launch on Xbox 360 on April 29 -- this very Friday. The last official word was "spring." [/QUOTE]
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360Lizard: Standalone Mode Preview Part 2 and new Basic Kit
>> From 360lizard.com: [QUOTE] We have recently posted the 2nd preview video of Standalone Mode. The Standalone Mode will be undergoing rigorous testing throughout the week and we anticipate releasing to the public by end of next week (if no major issues arise).
As many users are aware the UPDATE server has down the last days; we have fixed the problem and have restored the full functionality.
On another note we have posted Links in the download section for the FTDI USB drivers because some of the links in the manual’s where no longer valid, if you have problems getting the drivers please go to our download page by clicking the link above.
Lastly, there has been some claim’s about Lizard has been "way overpriced", the competitor’s are trying to compare against other tool around that "claim" to be cheaper, but when you do the math you end paying more by individually purchasing all the parts that are already included with a FULL Lizard kit. In order to have clear view on the price of both items on the market we are now offering a BASIC KIT; which consists on the Lizard unit, a USB cable and a SATA cable for a bargain price of $69.99 USD. The rest of the items can be purchased separately if desired BUT we are still offering the full 360 Lizard Kit (which includes the Scorpion Tool and the DVD Drive power adapter) for $99.99 USD.
** Note: The above prices are MSRP and may vary from reseller to reseller. Please contact your nearest reseller to see if they have basic kit available using the reseller link above. [/QUOTE]
x360key - ODD Emulator Loading Games from any USB Media
>> From x360key.com: [QUOTE] Running a custom Linux system, x360key is capable of immaculately emulating the optical disk drive in Xbox 360, allowing you to play all your Xbox 360 (and Xbox 1) games from any USB media. It is compatible with all Xbox 360 models, both Fat and Slim, and offers advanced features such as emulation of the AP25 protection. After more than a year in development We are proud to announce one of the most sophisticated backup loaders the world has ever seen. Backed by a team of hardware experts and some of the most renowned and respected members of the Xbox hacking community We have no doubt this will be an instant success! We are now taking preorders and the first shipments to distributors are expected to be sent out in mid-July.
Features: * Right here, right now -User friendly: intuitive interface, no soldering required -Compatible with all fat (and soon slim!) Xbox 360 models -Supports most Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 games -Supports most file systems, including NTFS, EXT2/3/4, and Mac OS X Extended -High speed USB2 interface -Stylish USB control pad for selecting games and controlling your x360key -Powerful embedded Linux system running from Micro SD card (included) -Linux firmware fully updatable from USB media -FPGA fully updatable from USB media via built-in, in-system JTAG programming -Recovery mode - it is always possible to recover from a bad flash -No drive flashing or JTAG hack required -AP25 protection emulation
* In A Firmware Coming To You Soon: -Support for all slim Xbox 360 models -Web Control Panel (Requires WiFi dongle (sold separately))
* Work in progress: -Loading games from NFS and Samba shares (Requires WiFi dongle (sold separately)) -Xbox Live support -Backup original Xbox 360 games to USB hard drive
How it works: x360key consists of 2 parts, a motherboard and a remote. The motherboard connects to the SATA bus inside the Xbox 360, and sits between the drive and the Xbox 360 motherboard. x360key is a full-fledged computer system running embedded Linux. It is capable of many things such as - Emulating the Xbox 360 DVD drive - Reading USB hard drives and other USB media with various file systems - Updating itself and other hardware from USB media - Communicating with the remote and other external USB devices - And a lot more! (embedded Web server and Wifi connectivity for exampe) The remote is a simple yet stylish piece of hardware that features an OLED display and 3 buttons. It connects to the x360key motherboard via a high speed USB2 connection. It also has USB for connecting USB hard drives and other devices. The OLED and buttons are used to control various aspects of x360key. It is also used for browsing attached USB media devices and launching games. [/QUOTE]
>> A600 comes with another new emulator port for the Xbox1: [QUOTE] This is a port for the Xbox1 of Raine, a very fast arcade emulator, coded by Antiriad and Emmanuel Anne (Tux) (if you like the emu, consider donating to him as a way of saying thanks for his hard work) and possible thanks to the SDLx libs by lantus.
>> From compl3x.wordpress.com: [QUOTE] Before you start the inevitable flaming, yes, I know there IS other dashboard downloaders, the issue I have is, the majority of them are outdated.
This isn’t bad programming, its normally because the creator has ever left the Xbox scene or has simply forgot about the application. DashGrab aims to circumvent this issue by providing an easy to update configuration file to add additional support when the time comes.
It is also open source; though credit to the author (myself) and any dashboard uploaders should be given.
*Update v0.2* So, Aldanga released a modified version of DashGrab enabling more then 1 dashboard to be downloaded per session. The weird thing is, If you decompile the code and look, I even added everything for this, I just forgot the if statement, I apologize. Also, goto statements in .NET are manly. Not recommended.
*Update v0.3* This fixes a bug in the way I assigned file endings, my method wasn’t effective and could be problematic, this is fixed in version 0.3. Recommended download. [/QUOTE]