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Ind-Bios: Initial Public Release v5001
>> From nfo/readme:
We are a group of xbox enthusiasts that just wasnt satisfied in how far BIOS development has come, and decided to take matters into our own hands.
Basically, we went through the current bioses feature lists, and the requested bios hacks thread on forums.xbox-scene.com, and implemented all that we could.

We are open to most feature suggestions, especially if you feel that you can help implement them. We are aware of 2 of the most requested features that we have not done; xbox live hack, and embedded ftp. The former we will not be touching, sorry. As for the later, never say never! :)

We know how many people love to customize their bios to fit their exact needs, and we made an effort to make every option that we could configurable. All of the configurable options are controlled by a .cfg file (ini style) on the xbox hard drive. We have included a win32 application that will edit this file for you, which should eleminate user error for the most part.

Loading the config file from the disk requires a short delay while the IDE is initialized. If you don't like the delay you can inject your config file into the BIOS with our ConfigInjector tool. Note that an injected config does have its disadvantages. Please see the ConfigInjector readme.txt for more info.

Please remember that this is our first public release, and bugs are expected. Please report all bugs in the bios forum, on forums.xbox-scene.com, or #ind-bios on EFnet.

Feature Summary (see notes for details):
Bootloader for 1.0-1.5 (evox's)
Supports conexant and focus video encoders
lba48 support
Boot All Originals
Boot All Unsigned Code
Boot All Backups
Macrovision Disabled
Custom error screen
On the fly .xbe patching:
--Media patch
--FATX Patch
Hard Drive Swap Hack
Eject Fix
No AV Cable Hack
In Game Reset - Off/Quick/Complete
--Reset to Game/Reset to Dash
Configurable bios intro:
---Custom Flubber, loads from c:\flubber.x or user specified file
---Flubber, glow, scene(3), fog colors
---Flubber radius
---Camera angle (15 choices)
---Spikey and/or Wireframe blob
--Splash Screen:
---Custom "X" logo, loads from c:\xlogo.x or user specified file
---The 'normal' hacks: lip, lip highlights, inner walls, inner glow
---Enable/disable light (the white light coming in from the top right)
---Enable/disable Trademarks
---Replace "XBOX" text with "IND-BIOS"
---Custom "XBOX" text, loads from c:\text.x or user specified file
---XBOX text color
---Change Background color
---Custom "Microsoft" logo, loads from c:\mslogo.bmp
Configurable LED color
Configurable fan speed
Configurable boot sequence
Use e:\dashboard.xbx (optional) - used to specify a dash to boot for debug
Will boot some BFM bioses from e:\xboxrom.bin (make sure you can recover
if you try this)
No DVD Rom Hack
Auto Load DVD Disable/Enable

To be added:
xcalibur video chip + 1.6 smc support
Advanced In Game KeyPress Features:
--Tray Eject
--Tray Close
Xbox LIVE Block - In alpha testing
And more...

Download: n/a (contains MS copyrighted code)
News-Source (and more details): xbins.org
Thanks to Heinrich for the news
(September 2 05:47 CEST) - (direct link to article)
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