Ben Vanik has begun working on a project to get a stable Xbox 360 emulator
Yes, it is true, some smart dude has started to work on a fully functional Xbox 360 emulator that someday may be completed.
The goal of this project is to experiment, research, and educate on the topic of emulation of modern devices and operating systems. It is not for enabling illegal activity. All information is obtained via reverse engineering of legally purchased devices and games and information made public on the internet (you'd be surprised what's indexed on Google)- Ben Vanik
Hello. My name is Pinky. Let me preface my list by saying that I didn't discover all of these hacks. Where needed, I have credited the person who had originally discovered the hack (at the bottom of the applicable tutorials). Out of respect, all of these tutorials and accompanying files are my own. If you need help with any of them, don't hesitate to ask.
I'm going to take a break from all scenes for a while. However, as per the 360 scene, I'll eventually write tutorials on obtaining your xuid for avatar content, consolidating all avatar content for use with all profiles, using yaris swap/xm360 to change the dlc/psn content header to free, playing xblig from dashlaunch (much better imo than FS3 considering u don't have to wait for the artwork to load every single time you wanna play a game which may or may not be an xblig), using samba (great if you want to drag-and-drop content onto your internal/external hard drives without using a third-party tool or treating them as if they were connected to your laptop/pc), title update locations (short name = 000B00000 folder of the title ID folder; long name = cache folder on the root of the internal hdd), injecting hacked compatibility files for xbox 1 compatibility, swapping out an internal hdd, opening up the console, etc.
★ How To Recharge A "Dead" Xbox360 Controller Rechargeable Battery Pack ★
Have you ever encountered an xbox360 controller rechargeable battery pack that refused to charge (i.e. turning from red to green or not being detected at all the moment you connect it to a quick charge/plug 'n' play kit)? Generally, this is the result of the battery level indicator points and the battery draining points not being in sync (i.e. the indicator points read the battery as being full charged when in fact it isn’t). There are two ways to fix this issue.
'The amazing ways that video games have become increasingly militarised'.
Take a look at how Microsoft's Kinect is being used to guard the South Korean border...
Microsoft's movement-sensitive Kinect cameras have been deployed to the border between North and South Korea, in order to guard it.
The system, developed by Ko Jae-Kwan, was implemented on the border last August but was revealed to the general public just last month, and it's used to track and identify what passes across the DMZ. It can distinguish the difference between humans and animals, and if it senses the former it will alert the closest outpost of its presence.
Here's the report by Daily Mail, which also describes how video games have become increasingly militarised:
The Kinect sensor, which was designed to allow hands-free play on the Xbox, is the basis of the latest security system deployed along the world's last Cold War frontier.
But incredible as it may seem, the adaptation of the device by a South Korean programmer is just the latest adaptation of video gaming principles to military purposes.
Eugene K. Chow, writing in The Week, compiled a list of the video games technology that has made the leap from virtual warfare to the actual blood and tears real thing.
He describes how Xbox joypads, WiiMote controllers, PlayStation 3s and the wrap-around monitor set ups enjoyed by hardcore PC gamers have all found uses with armed forces.
South Korea's military found a use for the Kinect controllers after Ko Jae-Kwan, a self-taught coder and software entrepreneur, wrote software that allows them to differentiate between human and animal movement.
As a military buffer zone, Korea's demilitarised zone remains an area of profound Cold War hostility, but its isolation has also created an accidental wildlife park recognised as one of the best-preserved habitats on Earth.
And that had been a problem for the previous technology used by the South to guard its border.
Mr Ko, 39, told AFP: 'Existing sensors, which had been in place along the border, were highly efficient but could not tell the difference between humans and animals, sending wrong signals frequently.'
He claimed that his Xbox based device, which has been in use along certain sections of the DMZ since last August, could detect the sound, movement and direction of anybody attempting to cross the border, with fewer mistakes.
He added: 'For its price, the device is very accurate and effective in covering vulnerable areas.'
Militaries across the world have been turning to consumer-grade technology to bolster their capabilities because the economics of the video game industry forces makers to offer highly advanced technologies at reasonable prices.
Indeed, some companies even sell their hardware at a significant loss in the hope they will make back the difference on the games and accessories customers buy to go with the machines.
That, apparently, is what prompted the U.S. Department of Defense to buy more than 2,000 Sony Playstation 3 consoles to power a military supercomputer, after it judged that they performed comparably to conventional - but far more expensive - supercomputer components.
But it's not just the technology inside the little boxes next to gamers' televisions that militaries have found a use for. The controllers and interfaces developed to actually play games themselves have also proven to be among the best available.
Lockheed Martin took Xbox 360 joypads, modified by simply removing the logo, and issued them to British drone pilots, while the U.S. Army has been seen using the same controller for flightless unmanned vehicles.
Nintendo's more child-friendly offerings have also found a use in the field of combat, with the U.S. Department of Defense modifying the company's WiiMote controller to steer the U.S. Army's Packbot reconnaissance drone.
ControllerMAX (formerly CronusMAX) warns about some China dealers trying to sell fake CronusMAX devices.
According to the guys over at ControllerMAX (formerly CronusMAX), some Chinese dealers are trying to sell old Cronus Device stock and passing them off as CronusMAX.
Apparently, these have been badly repaired by hand, so you are now WARNED. Don't get those!
Here's the info:
BE WARNED! There are China dealers trying to sell old Cronus Device stock and passing them off as CronusMAX. We received various samples and most seemed to have been repaired by hand and the work was terrible with dry joints and bridge solder on the IC (see picture). Half of them wouldn't even work without some soldering repairs or replacement of components.
All the serial numbers showed up as none CM and none of them will work with Gtuner or any of the GamePacks and none of them can be programmed to any new firmware or new features. Make sure you buy from a genuine retailer listed at controllermax.com/retailers
If you have already bought one of these expecting for everything to work correctly then you have two options. Return it to whomever you bought it from for a refund or you can pay the ControllerMAX Upgrade fee of $29.99 available at our store.
Old Cronus device owners can now upgrade to a new, fully featured CronusMAX for only $29.99.
The CronusMAX team has announced a Cronus device to CronusMAX upgrade service.
So if you own an old Cronus device, you'll be able to upgrade it to a fully featured CronusMAX for only $29.99.
Here's the info:
If you have an old Cronus Device (any model) and wish to update to the all new CronusMAX firmware with full access to all of the new apps, plugins & game packs then this will be music to your ears!
We are now testing the new CronusMAX store where you can purchase an upgrade for only $29.99 (half the price of a CronusMAX!) - We are currently testing the new system so be one of the first to use it at shop.cronusmax.com
Save $$$ by updating your original device right now! No need to pay $59.95 if you have an old Cronus device (any model including H1, Xtreme etc)
When ordering enter your serial number in the Customer Notes box on the checkout page. As soon as your device has been upgraded we will let you know by setting your order to COMPLETE and you can then goto serial.cronusmax.com to check your serial number is set to CronusMAX. You will then be able to update your devices firmware with the Gtuner software.
NOTE: Do NOT attempt to update with Gtuner until we have confirmed that your serial number has been updated - it may damage your Cronus device.
New MaxRemapper Plugin for Custom Controller Button Mapping
Access to the Complete Range of latest GamePacks
Lifetime Support & Free Updates !
More info on the official CronusMAX forums by following the links below, but may I suggest if you have not gotten one yet, check out one of the official resellers 'ModChipCentral' they offer great shipping and pricing & are a proud sponsor of our MaxConsole forums.
A 13-year-old boy from the UK admitted raping his 8-year-old sister after watching porn on his Xbox 360.
A 13-year-old schoolboy in the UK admitted to raping his eight-year-old sister after watching pornography through his Xbox 360's browser when he "decided to try it out", a court said.
Microsoft said in a statement that it has the 'greatest sympathy' for all involved, adding that it has 'robust' systems to control what users can see...
Here's the report by Daily Mail:
The teenager told police he used the games console to view explicit material before he 'decided to try it out'.
The boy said he targeted his younger sister because she was small and 'couldn't remember stuff'.
At Blackburn Magistrates Court yesterday the boy admitted rape, indecent assault and inciting his sister to perform a sexual act on him.
The youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been bailed to live with relatives away from his sister while a pre-sentence report is being prepared.
Fiona Elvines, from the Rape Crisis Charity, said that children accessing pornography was a ‘growing concern’.
She said: 'This is going to completely destabilise this little girl’s life.
'It will take her a very long time to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.'
Ms Elvines told the Lancashire Telegraph 'For a long time, people have been sitting on the fence and saying we do not have the evidence to say porn is harmful, but now we are starting to have some evidence around young people’s exposure.
'How much evidence do you need? It shows that the government’s measures are extremely important and that we need to start acting.
'When children see porn, they have no context for what it is used for. There is pressure on children to be sexualised, particularly on younger boys, to start having sex.
'It is coming from peers and porn.'
The government has said that by the end of 2014 all devices with access to the internet will be blocked from accessing pornography, with users forced to opt in.
The X-Box customer support website says explicit content and internet access can be restricted using parental controls.
Microsoft, the company which makes the console, said: 'We have the greatest sympathy for all involved in this case.
'At Microsoft we have some of the most robust systems that allow parents to control what their children play and watch online.
'For example, access to the internet is switched off automatically for all child accounts on X-box, and we urge parents to review the settings on their children’s consoles.'
In November last year a 12-year-old boy admitted three charges of rape against his sister, aged under 10, after he watched pornography at school and went home to copy what he had seen.
The abuse took place over the course of a year and was only discovered after the girl confided in a family member.
The boy was given a three-year youth rehabilitation order and will continue to live at the family home.
He was ordered to register as a sex offender for two-and-a-half years.
The latest product from the XCM team called MaxGear Cross Shot Converter allows you to use the latest next-gen Xbox One controller on your current-gen Xbox 360 console and also on your PC for gaming!
We recently been informed of a hot new product called the Maxgear Cross shot converter, here is some of its features:
●Maxgear – Cross shot converter – for Xbox one controller on Xbox 360 and PC is an adapter that allows you to connect your Wired Xbox One(tm) controller (connect with charge cable) to your Xbox 360(tm)/Xbox 360(tm) Slim console with the ability to remap all buttons to how you want it to be.
● Support button mapping.
● Can map multi-keys function into one key. (with this Marco programming, you are able to program special modes like: auto drop shot, auto burst, active reload, sniper breath, super aim, quick scope etc for FPS games.
Regarding to different FPS games with different setting, you are able to program without waiting for the new marco program from the PC) ,and of course -no need to modify or solder your controller and console.
● Built in Rapid fire function.
● Compatible with PC and all versions of Xbox 360(tm) consoles.
● Compatible with Xbox 360(tm)/Xbox One(tm) wired controller (connect with charge cable).
● Support firmware update via PC.
● You are able to enjoy Trigger vibration effect of Xbox one controller on Xbox 360 /PC games.
See the official site linked below for more info and other cool functions.
Some said it would not be possible with the current version of CronusMAX hardware, that it was too complicated, that the new PS4 controller wireless data was too heavily encrypted.
They were wrong.
Presenting to you another world first – 100% PS4 Controller WIRELESS support for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Windows PC including STEAM ! Happy Christmas
As a Christmas bonus we have also released our latest GamePack – Call of Duty: Ghosts !
Introducing World’s First Full PS4 Controller Support *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller on Xbox One *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller on Xbox 360 *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller on PS3 *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller All Rumble Features *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller All Accelerometer (ACCX, ACCY, ACCZ) Features *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller All Gyro Features *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller LED Bar Support *Wired & Wireless*
DualShock 4 Controller Touchpad Support *Wired & Wireless*
Full Scripting and Macro Capabilities on Xbox One *Wired & Wireless*
All GamePacks on PS4 DualShock 4 Controller including Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts and more! *Wired & Wireless*
2013-12-21, Gtuner v2.10
Plugin Manager: Fix locale conversions on version check (decimal separator dot/comma)
Firmware Update: Recovery mode (enable re-flash the firmware after an updating fail)
Documentation updates (Firmware Recovery, DS4 Wireless, CoD:Ghosts GamePack)
2013-12-21, CronusMAX Firmware v1.40 & v1.41 (Bug Fix)
Dualshock 4 wireless support (LED Bar + Rumble + Touchpad + Sensors + Battery) !
Firmware Recovery Mode (enable re-flash the firmware after an updating fail)
USB Host: Enabled ATL+SOF interrupts == full utilization of all USB frames
Bluetooth Stack – HCI: applied a 40ms waiting between each inquiry scan
Bluetooth Stack – L2CAP: More robust reconstruction of segmented data
Added a CRC32 generator based on lookup table (for DS4:BT outgoing packets)
DS4 Battery level report over USB connection
2013-12-22, CronusMAX Firmware v1.41
USB Host: Added XIM3 compatibility mode
USB Host: Automatic USB endpoints setup (Configuration Descriptor)
USB Device: Fix Xbox One Guide button when running plugins
USB Device: Force all endpoints IN interval to 1 frame == fastest output rate
USB Device: Early checking and sending (if available) of data reports
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We are a small startup of 4 guys that is dedicated to developing the greatest video game add-on that has ever been created and we are not able to do it without your help and support. So sincerely, thank you.
Swizzy has posted a tutorial on how to dump Xbox One games using ImgBurn
Good news we have here. It seems that some clever user has managed to dump an Xbox One game and has written a tutorial about it.
According to Eurasia:
Swizzy has posted a tutorial over at logic-sunrise.com how to dump Xbox One games using ImgBurn. His first ISO, 'Forza Motorsport 5' (28GB), was dumped using a PIONEER BD-RW BDR-208D burner with original firmware 1.10 - ID61. Swizzy don't know if the security sector is included in the ISO dump or not [I'm guessing 'not'].
So, if you want to see how he did it, head to the link below.