4-8-10: Initial release.
The Xbox 360 is prone to RROD. Unfortunately, it is due to bad solder joints. Microsoft has paid a lot of warranty costs in the billions, but was it worth it? They rushed the system to market before any of the other next gen systems and now the Xbox 360 is a profitable system for them.
However, they will never ever be able to recooperate the money lost in warranty claims.
For the regular user (you), it will suck if you have RROD. I have an Xbox 360, but it never has RROD.
Trivia fact: Versatile cannot and WILL not help you diagnose your RROD and help you fix it. Versatile cannot guarantee the material in this article will help you fix your RROD.
Because of that, I cannot help you directly. What I can do is point you to websites or provide educational material that can help you. If you want to help me out, leave a comment and I’ll post it here.
Sources to Help You Fix RROD
PDF RROD Tutorial: Megaupload
Download link to wallpaper here.
Everyone, I want to personally thank Seb for winning this months Youtube Wallpaper contest! It was tough deciding what video to put his wallpaper in, but the other day I re-recorded my Halo 2 tunngle video, which in sort is very special to me because Halo 2 I could not get to work in Hamachi at all, and it worked in Tunngle the first try.
Since then, I have become a devout Tunngle user. You can see this wallpaper in action in the video below. Stay tuned for next month’s contest!
1-15-10: Initial release. Video is coming if you have a hard time reading. 🙂
1-16-10: Added my Youtube Video.
Foreword: This tutorial shows the user how to FTP into their Xbox using the crossover cable or router method. Although this tutorial has a video (coming) and screenshots for the Evolution X dashboard, the METHOD is still the same for the UnleashX dashboard. You just have to be smart enough to recognize the network settings when you see it. – Versatile
With a modded Xbox original (softmod or hardmod), you have the ability to FTP into your Xbox to transfer files. What this means is that you can transfer files from the PC to the Xbox (music, games, emulators, roms, movies), and also from the Xbox to the PC. You can also install custom dashboards, and other homebrew programs.
If you are new to Xbox modding, then please read my other guide here.
This guide will show you how to connect to the Xbox via two methods, the crossover cable method and the router method.
Define STD: STD for The Underground Blog is short for Savvy Tech Dude/Dudette. The STD story is my attempt to share some insight into some of my practices, as well as others as to how they are using technology to make their life better, saving money, or perhaps bettering the environment. (Hopefully, I can find a female contributor… 🙂 )
Frequency of Story: When it feels right.
Personal Comment: I really love the STD idea, and with topics so broad, I can go anywhere with this series. The question is, how far down the rabbit hole do you and I want to go? 😛
In the meantime, I encourage all forms of interaction. Please sound off in comments, I’d appreciate it. If you have an idea, or want me to consider something different, I will. If you want to spread the word, be my guest. As time goes along, I’m asking for people to contribute, or if you want to be interviewed (I’ll protect your identity), then we can dig deeper. Please consider my offer, thanks!
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It’s just about here! October 22nd is the release of the new operating system from Microsoft. I’ve been running the RTM version for quite a while now that was on the Technet networks, but I will definitely be getting a new copy of Windows 7 very soon.
I’ve run all the betas since last November, and I am psyched that the new OS is almost here. I can’t believe it. It really is the successor to Vista, so that begs the question: Why would you even buy Vista now that Windows 7 is here? Well…you don’t!
Are you getting Windows 7? If not right away, then when? I will be installing it for sure along with my Windows XP (only to run some nit picky XP programs although I may have to try this new XP virtual machine software).
9-26-09: Initial release
1-1-10: Added more hints. Removed youtube video until I upload the new one.
4-8-11: Added dropbox link. Added video tutorial!
11-25-12: Rewrote the whole guide, added new video link. All discussion about Chinese program is removed
When I initially wrote this blog post, I had a tutorial referencing a Chinese program that allowed you to play 1vs1. The problem with that program was that it was not stable, and it wouldn’t work right all the time.
Since 2009, I have found a GFWL keygen file that allows you to take various GFWL games and play them online. Rather than go through all the steps, everything that you need to know is at the Pastebin link below, and I have also pasted my youtube video as well. Enjoy!
Last night was an excellent night in the Versatile household. Here I was in the basement with my brother, and there we were drooling over the computer screen. What did we see? Before us, we had ourselves a fully flashed Lite-On DVD drive from our Elite Xbox 360. Significance? The flashed drive will now let our XBOX 360 play all of our backed up, retail bought games.
Why is this significant? Xbox 360 games can range as high as $60 dollars. I know some people who are hardcore gamers, and nothing is worse than having your favorite game that you play daily suddenly crap out on you due to scratches or other scenarios that cause the game to be malfunctioning.
To combat this, users can make copies of their own XBOX 360 games (remember, owning a backed up copy of a game that you do not own is illegal) to preserve the original state of their retail purchase. It was surely a joyous occasion. How could it get any worse?
Microsoft recently announced that October 22nd is when the next version of Windows will be released. Sweet! I am using the RC right now and I am truly digging it.
When October comes around, I will definitely be moving to the new OS. Will you?
Well you Macintrash fangays, while consisting of approxiamtely 8% of the computer population, managed to use your cock-poked throats to spread your homosexuality and stupidity to just about every corner of the world.
Okay, I admit, I got carried away there for a moment, so anyways…
Old news, but I thought that I might renew it.
Here is a piechart of the causes of Vista crashes:
“That huge bundle of damning emails and documents Microsoft produced as part of the Vista-capable lawsuit is full of fascinating information about how the company developed, planned, and launched Vista, but the latest juicy nugget to come out if it suggests that a lot of problems faced by the troubled operating system are actually NVIDIA’s fault — nearly 30% of logged Vista crashes were due to NVIDIA driver problems, according to Microsoft data included in the bundle. That’s some 479,326 hung systems, if you’re keeping score at home, and it’s in first place by a large margin — Microsoft clocks in at number two at 17.9 percent, and ATI is fourth with 9.3 percent. Now, the chart doesn’t contain a ton of additional information that would help put it in context — a specific time period in 2007 would be nice, as would and driver and OS versions — but we’ve been hearing about NVIDIA issues with Vista from the start, and this seems to confirm it. So that’s pressure by Intel to support incompatible chipsets, outrage by Dell and Wal-Mart that the Vista Capable program was confusing customers, Microsoft executives saying they had been “personally burnt” by Vista, and now what looks like a huge NVIDIA driver problem — who knows what else is going to come out of this lawsuit? At this point we’re half expecting a photo of Gates signing a Save XP petition.”
[3/18/08 – Picture added courtesy of Versatile1]
So, Microsoft finally released it for retail. It will pop-up soon in your windows update thing.
I’ve installed it a month ago and it is really satisfying.
Here is more info: http://vistarewired.com/2008/03/18/windows-vista-sp1-officially-released
NOTE: if you are using a pirated or cracked version of Vista, this update will detect it, and deactivate your windows. Microsoft somehow perfected their anti-piracy algorithms. However, unlike in XP, an unactivated version of Vista will not be put into a reduced function state. So far, the only annoyance for me is that every 30 minutes or so, my desktop background changes to solid black, besides that, I don’t see any difference between a pre and a un activated Vista.
Sorry Versatile1 for posting over your thing, and thanks for inserting a picture!