137w ago - As a follow-up to the previous XBox 360 Slim Backup news, today the x360Key hard drive game loader is officially announced along with a video of an x360Key prototype running an AP25 protected game on XBox Dashboard version 2.0.12625.
To 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.
User friendly: intuitive interface, no soldering required
Compatible with all fat (and soon slim!) Xbox 360 models
139w ago - Every once and awhile when something big happens in the non-PS3 console scene we report it, and this weekend C4E has released iXtreme Slim LT+ which allows the world's first game backups to run on an XBox 360 Slim console!
Realtime checks of drive firmware and ram by dashboard - Rootkit technology used to pass several realtime check types. These checks on the drive are open ended so as to make replay of the answers impossible. Will pass any check on any part of the drive
Hardware flash modification check - The 1335 chip performs a hardware check on powerup for modified firmware. Chip fooled into thinking firmware is stock
Slim drive locked to read pressed game discs only - Enabled reading of DVD+R DL media for game discs
For those unaware, this XBox 360 case mod changes color as you play- the hotter your XBox 360 gets, the more it changes color.
The kit included all needed tools to open the XBox 360 case, if you ever opened one of these you know how handy the tools are.
XBox 360 top and bottom shell
DVD Tray Bezel with Buttons
DVD Drive Lid (Compatable with Sansung, Hitachi & BenQ only)
Universal Plug and Play dual LED Light Kit (I recieved Blue)
Case Opening Tools
The Install: The supplied parts were of a high quality plastic (not at all thin and flimsy) and went together fairly easily. The rear clips did aggravate me not wanting to clip together at first. After all was said and done I proceeded to clip on the HD, however, the rear slot for the hard drive wasn't exactly the same as the drive and wouldn't let the HD click in place correctly. This was fixed easy enough with a hobby knife and a steady hand.
To quote from the NFO file: Official release of C4E's iXtreme LT+
• Supports Benq and Liteon Drives (74850, 83850V1, 83850V2, 93450)
• Optimized PFI code to accommodate AP25 SS data
• Defeats current AP25 protection
• Protects console from logging AP25 violation
• Full disc stealth used by default
• Waveless booting, disc images are assumed to be correct!
• Split-Vid used as default
If booting an AP25 title without AP25 SS game will not boot but will still be protected from logging AP25 violation on current dash 2.0.12611.0. If LT+ encounters an unknown AP25 challenge, game will not boot but console will still...
161w ago - Update: KinectMan2 has now posted a video (below) of a non-open source version he did, and MarcanTweeted he did the same with his open-source libfreenect as well. Below are the videos!
With the recent Kinect release for XBox 360, a bounty has been offered by Adafruit Industries for an open-source Kinect driver.
The challenge found on Adafruit's Web site states the following, to quote:
What do we (all) want?
Open source drivers for this cool USB device, the drivers and/or application can run on any operating system - but completely documented and under an open source license. To demonstrate the driver you must also write an application with one "window" showing video (640 x 480) and one window showing depth. Upload all of this to GitHub.
How get the bounty ($2,000 USD)
Anyone around the world can work on this, including Microsoft Upload your code, examples and documentation to GitHub. First person / group to get RGB out with distance values being used wins, you're smart...