nimroth, I don't have a box with kernel 5530, so I can't test anything. The general belief is that 5530 blocks PBL and the hacked Mech fonts.
Does your post indicate you have the fonts working with kernel 5530 but PBL freezes?
nope ,only can load the pbl usin the older bigfonts, but if pbl loads the rom it hangs (- both 1.3. und 1.3.5i (but cant load the bios selection, cz the prog cant find the folder wich really exists on c, always got error that he cant find p:, but it use the .bin in maindirectory and hangs ) )
There is a new unofficial version of Phoenix BIOS Loader 1.4.
It supports the focus chip and this one has the drive mapping fixed so it can be loaded from DVD.
Everyone with kernel 5530 should give this a try, but no promises from me.
The "usual places" has a direct link to the website where it can be downloaded in a complete package.
thx catfish, what should i tell u, 1st i signed the pbl 1.4 , edited the boot.cfg and used an older 4817 dash with bigfonts on an 1.1 box... woos runnin FINE... so now i copied the hole backup to my box with 5530 kernel, it starts the pbl after loadin the exploitd fonts, but after that it looks like this. -> a black monitor before the intro animation of pbl with some startinfos:
after that --> it hangs, no animation , nothin more...
after runnin pbl through signed evox,
got same problems like 1.3.5i had, intro anim works, no bios selection available and after try to load the default bios it hangs
A question. My xbox is up and running with bigfonts. I used hotswap method to exploit. Problem with bigfonts is the clock loop problem. i heard mech fonts 99.9% solve this problem. So, if I just ftp into my xbox and replace bert.xtf and ernie.xtf with mech fonts wil they work fine with my dash ( xbmc)
another confusing thing is I read mech fonts loads a hacked msdash. so, if I replace my fonts will it loads with msdash or my old xbmc. And, do I need to sogn the .xbes with other signeture other than -fonts.
Okay call me an idiot and a fool. I have downloaded the catfish installer, both versions, put in the missing files, the best I could, and when I install PBL comes up and all it does is tell me to select my bios if I choose xboxrom or Phoenix I just get Mechassault booting up again.
I used x2 4981.67 renamed to phoenix.bin and xboxrom.bin I tried messing around with xbtool but I cant get it to open or unpack the bios all I can do is change the size. i'm running 5101 and 5659. I used the keyboard and settings_panel from my box so that may also be the problem I've scoured the usual place but to no avail, if its buried inside some app could you point me to it I'm going nuts here!
Okay, I dont think I have an rc4 key I know to get one in the usual places but I cant find it any hints? I have no idea how to configure it either. I thought catfish would install 4290, thats why I'm using it (or trying to at least) I'm not trying to be lazy I've read this whole thread countless times as well as x-s and the read me, I just cant figure this out.
One other thing, I used thr boot.cfg and default.xbe from pbl 1.4 to bypass the focus chip could this cause a problem? I'm begining to think I should just wait for one of catfishes ninjas to upload a version with the questionable files intact, Since this has been around since Dec. what are the chances of finding one soon?