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Author Topic: Dashboard Font Patcher  (Read 106 times)

ldots

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Dashboard Font Patcher
« on: July 07, 2004, 01:04:53 AM »


Dasboard Font Patcher

Changes :
19/7-2004 : Fixed a bug that produced an output xbe larger than the input xbe for the windows version.

I still see numerous posts by people having trouble hexing a copy of their M$ Dash to look for the original fonts after installing a font hack.

To hopefully make this a bit more simple I made a small command line tool to be run from a DOS prompt that patches the name of the "fonts" folder or the .xtf extension in a dashboard file.
This can be used on your original M$ Dash or any of the replacement dashboard based on the M$ Dash (tHC, blackstromx, ...).

Get the tool from 'the usual places' (PC section, xbe tool).
Copy your dashboard xbe to the patcher folder and run the tool. The output file from this tool is out.xbe. The syntax is given below :
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adil786

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2004, 01:08:22 AM »


thanks idots,

going to grab it now!




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adil786

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2004, 10:39:55 AM »


i cant get this to work,  when i click on patcher.exe it gives me a black screen for 1 sec then goes away sad.gif

whats wrong?




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ldots

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2004, 11:12:00 AM »


It's a command line utility. Like in the good old DOS days smile.gif
Copy your xboxdash.xbe to the patcher directory.
Open a command prompt and navigate to the patcher dir.
Then execute the patcher as described in the first post (patcher xboxdash.xbe -f0nts).




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Angerwound

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2004, 05:14:27 PM »


Awesome ldots.. A very helpful utility, many people have problems hexediting for some reason. Hopefully, this changes all that.  beerchug.gif




Edited by Angerwound, 08 July 2004 - 01:14 AM.


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ipodder2003

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2004, 05:52:15 PM »


Yeah, this will help a lot of people, if they don't do xboxhdm biggrin.gif  Great work, as usual.




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adil786

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2004, 12:02:12 AM »


i ended up hex editing myself,

it was suprisingly MUCH easier than i first expected!

regards




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chimpanzee

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2004, 11:03:42 PM »


Does this thing has a linux version or it may already be in your package ?




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ldots

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Dashboard Font Patcher
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2004, 11:09:05 PM »


It's already in the mini-linux included in both the Memcard UDE installer and on xboxhdm. Same name, same syntax.




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Teldin

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2004, 09:14:06 AM »


So if I use "patcher.exe thclite.xbe -f0nts" it will allow me to run thclite with UDE? I tried that but it didn't work. Running the edited thclite.xbe just boots MXM.




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chimpanzee

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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2004, 09:17:40 AM »


may be the xbe needs to be signed again with habibi ?  




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Teldin

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2004, 09:19:51 AM »


I'm not trying to boot with it yet, just get it to run. I'm using UDE so I can run whatever unsigned code I want I think.




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ldots

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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2004, 09:37:28 AM »


If it says it patches some "fonts" strings then the tool most likely worked. If tHClite does not work it could be you dont have the original *.xtf fonts in the C:\f0nts folder ar that some files are missing for tHC.




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nickrivers

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2004, 10:01:47 AM »


ldots - I tried your patcher on my original xboxdash.xbe.  It said it patched successfuly 2 times.  I have the basic UDE setup with the f0nts dir.  When I manually launch out.xbe it just hangs.  Any ideas on what I could be doing wrong?




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adil786

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2004, 10:05:48 AM »


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