Will you buy the Kinect?

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maybe later
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Week of January 23, 2011
Kinect helps Microsoft to record growth
>> From eurogamer.net:
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Eight million Kinect sales in the peripheral's first two months on sale helped Microsoft post a very healthy set of financial figures for the last quarter, with revenue in its entertainment division up 55 per cent year-on-year

Total earnings were up five per cent to a record $19.95 billion of which $3.7 billion came from the entertainment division.

The figures also revealed that Xbox 360 sales were up 21 per cent compared to the same period last year, apparently making it "the world's fastest growing game console".

Xbox Live membership has grown by 30 per cent too.
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Full Story: eurogamer.net
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(Friday 28 January 2011 00:19 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

FreeBOOT Toolbox 0.04 Maker v2.7a
>> BestPig released a new version of freeBOOT ToolBox - a tool that allows to create and customize a freeBOOT image based on an original or XBR/freeBOOT dump:
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This new version comes with the option to deactivate the KeyVault hash checks. This will allow those with a corrupt KV to use the 12611 dashboard on their JTAG 360.

Other new stuff:
* The "My console has no DVD drive" feature now works correctly.
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Official Site: http://www.bestpig.fr (the interface is also available in English)
Download: n/a (might be illegal under DMCA/EUCD)
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(Friday 28 January 2011 00:11 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Easy freeBOOT HC Edition - Official
>> Sneakypeanut released a new official version of his Easy freeBOOT - an application which will automate the creation of a 12611 rebooter for JTAG-able consoles with the modified FBBuild .04 KV Hash Check Removed - that allows to bypass the KeyVault Hash Check:
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After HeyDex released a version of my tool with hash checks removed I decided to update my own source and add in a few new features.

Easy Freeboot is a tool that creates 12611 freeboot images for Jtaged Xbox 360 Consoles

Changes:
* Donor BB jasper smc config Fixed
* New gui
* ability to choose patches (more will be added later)
* more bugfixes
* CPUKEY grab fixed
* endless loop fixed
* cleaned code

Things todo:
* Add auto build from xell
* Usb save
* Nandpro stuff (was there befor but never finished)
* other stuff i cant remember right now
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Official Site: n/a, by Sneakypeanut
Download: n/a (might be illegal under DCMA/EUCD)
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(Thursday 27 January 2011 23:55 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Easy freeBOOT 12611 GUI KV Hash Check Removed
>> HeyDex released a modified version of Sneakypeanut's latest Easy freeBOOT - an application which will automate the creation of a 12611 rebooter for JTAG-able consoles with yesterday's release FBBuild .04 KV Hash Check Removed - that allows to bypass the KeyVault Hash Check.

Official Site: n/a, by Sneakypeanut/HeyDex
Download: n/a (might be illegal under DCMA/EUCD)
News-Source: logic-sunrise.com
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(Thursday 27 January 2011 00:13 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Disk Swapper v1 Beta DashLaunch Plugin
>> After the released of the Dead Space 2 Disc Swap DashLaunch Plugin, cOz now released a universal disk swapper plugin for DashLaunch:
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Disk swapper v1 BETA
Multidisk game switcher
This plugin is not hard coded to require any specific version of dash or for any specific game.

What it does:
If you have games with more than one disk installed on your machine, this plugin takes care of switching from one disk to the other (once you set up the multi.ini file, the plugin, and dash launch of course) ingame.

Currently tested with (so few hence the beta)
- Dead Space 2
- Castlevania
Should work well for most games
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Official Site: n/a, by cOz
Download: n/a (built with XDK)
News-Source: elitemodscene.com
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(Wednesday 26 January 2011 06:36 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Freeskinapp v1.2
>> GoodfellaKeyser released Freeskinapp v1.2 on our forums - an app for FSD skinners:
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App functions:
* Generate XUI files; select xzp file or path with xur files.
* Generate XUR files; select path with xui files
* Change fonts; changes all fonts in xui files (obsolete. Change default font in Xuitool)
* Xuitool registry edit -> skin.xui, Default font
* Edit Skin.xml -> Skindetails, Captions, Font
* XmaEncode -> convert all wav files in selected dir to xma (through xmaencode.exe found in xuitool package)
* XZP/directory file compare -> shows a report with all differences between files (can be exported as xls/pdf)
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Official Site: n/a, by GoodfellaKeyser
Download: here (Access Runtime 2007)
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(Monday 24 January 2011 18:21 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

FBBuild .04 KV Hash Check Removed
>> A modified version of FBBuild .04 has been released by E Nellie for JTAGable 360s:
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This is for those who don't have the original nand and are having trouble creating a FBBuild .04 image.

This patches the KV hash check and Allows the swaping of KV's
NO this WON'T let you online.

with that said, there is an instruction.txt explaining how to use these.

All credit to Freeboot/FBBuild creators.
Also to Deep3r for uploading Kernel's and HV's
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Official Site: n/a, by E Nellie
Download: n/a (might be illegal under DMCA/EUCD)
News-Source: se7ensins.com
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(Monday 24 January 2011 17:30 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

360 Lizard Toolbox Beta Release
>> From 360lizard.com:
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We are glad to anticipate the release of the Lizard Toolbox, the PC application that will be the companion of Maximus Lizard when used attached to a PC. The functionality of this application is to receive the files that are read with lizard and also serve the patched files (custom FW) to lizard for drive writes.

We have added a tab "CFW Generator" whose function is to generate the patched firmware from the file you read with the device, pretty much all that is needed for a really quick job. Please read the attached readme.txt file for general information on how to use it. We will post proper tutorials really soon.

Lizard Toolbox (from now on TBX) will be very useful in the meantime while the Stand-alone mode is released. Its important to consider the Stand-alone mode will be releasing in stages after launch date. We will go 1 drive and 1 feature at a time, we will start with the most popular drives at the moment. Remember lizard will have the possibility to upgrade anytime its firmware so your investment is protected. People worried about 0225 key reading, I guess they missed our launch video long time ago :)

Consider the TBX application as Beta and even when you don't have a lizard yet you can help us testing the CFW Generator, we will appreciate your feedback and suggestions, error reporting, etc.

Last but not the least we want to make clear we are not taking credit for custom firmware at all, all credit its and remains to c4e.

Download the TBX on our downloads page
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Official Site: http://www.360lizard.com
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(Monday 24 January 2011 17:11 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Dead Space 2 Disc Swap DashLaunch Plugin
>> cOz released a new plugin for DashLaunch:
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Our good friend cOz has released a solution for the Dead Space 2 disc swap issue that many people have been stressing over. It's a simple dashlaunch plugin that auto swaps for you, remember to remove the plugin from ini once it's no longer needed/wanted.

** When adding the plugin to your launch.ini be sure to add it as 2 lines
[Plugins]
plugin1 = Hdd:\swap.xex

the [plugins] line if vital, it lets dashlaunch know that there are plugins to load. The plugin WILL NOT LOAD without it.
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Official Site: n/a, by cOz
Download: n/a (built with XDK)
News-Source: elitemodscene.com
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(Monday 24 January 2011 17:04 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

HvxDump v1.3
>> TheFallen93 released HvxDump for Xbox360 DevKits that will allow you to read out lots of information (KeyVault, CPU key, bootloaders, ...) from your console NAND:
[QUOTE]
This is a small app that will dump a bunch of things from a devkit:
- Fuse lines
- 1bl rom
- Keyvault
- Bootloaders
- Smc code
- Extended/secdata.bin

And some other stuff. This app runs on every kernel from 11164.3 and up. It is ridiculous that I am actually releasing this app as most people will only use it to get their cpu key, and the cpu key on a devkit is 100% useless. I am releasing this because a few assholes decided it would be
a cool idea to sell this and trade it for recoveries. Itís fucking ridiculous that people do this kind of shit. Stop leaking shit and go learn something for once you fucking assholes.
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Official Site: n/a, by TheFallen93
Download: n/a (built with XDK)
News-Source: logic-sunrise.com
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(Sunday 23 January 2011 19:37 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )


 

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