RGH RGH & Happily Ever After...

joelj

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RGH & Happily Ever After - A Homebrew Guide

Most of you guys who are new to the whole RGH scene will be wondering, "OK I went through all this for what, now what can I do more on the console than before"?

Well I'm here to tell you guys... the possibilities are just limitless...

To kick off the RGH mod most of you will be looking for the most basic of things. Play games without disk, play GOD containers and the most popular, use FSD (Freestyle Dash) the open source alternative to Microsoft's NXE (New Xbox Experience Dash).

Follow the basic steps to get your home-brew on.

Required Items
Passwords are in next post to keep out the unreg ppl.
XexMenu 1.1 ISO
Xexmenu 1.1 Dashversion
NXE2GOD (XEX App) 1.1
ISO2GOD (Win App – ISO Converter) 1.6 (Supports XGD3)

Optional

QuickBoot 1.2 (XEX Shortcut Creator, Win App)
FSD 2.0 RC 2.1 (More stable, FSD 2.2 simply won’t do as there are million crashes, if you feel brave enough then go ahead with FSD 2.2, its up to you)
Dashlaunch 2.25 with pre-configured launch.ini

My Advice
Use the proven stable Microsoft NXE 13604 as your dash; this is my favorite method as I hate FSD. The reason is FSD is too unpredictable and unstable.

Step 1
– Burn XexMenu 1.1 ISO to a DVD or CD, use imgburn or any ISO burner would do.

1.1 - Insert the burnt DVD or CD into Xbox and Play game, make sure that your Xbox DVD-rom is flashed with iXtreme fw so that it can read your normal dvd, if you didn't do this or don’t know what flashing a
DVD-rom means you should not be here.

1.2 - Plug the USB drive in your PC and format it with FAT32. Now copy the NXE2GOD Dash-version inside that. Also copy XEXMenu 1.1 Live into that, it should look like the following screenshot.



1.3 - Plug the USB flash drive into your Xbox.

1.4 - Press RB in your controller to access the USB/HDD in your xbox.

1.5 - Now copy the folder C0DE999 and its contents from the USB (Presss Y in XEXMenu for file actions) and goto HDD1:\Content\0000000000000000\ and paste it there.

1.6 Repeat the same steps again to copy NXE2GOD folder but this time in the HDD root create a folder called XEXApps and paste NXE2GOD into that folder.

If you have done all that correctly XEXMenu should appear in the Game Library as a game demo.


1.6 - Exit XEXMenu, eject the DVD (that's the last time you are going to need it) but keep it for future use.

1.7 - Launch XEXMenu from your game demos.

1.8 - From XEXMenu you can pretty much launch most XEX apps including NXE2GOD.

Expecting More??? Nope that’s it…

Step 3 (Optional for those who like to tryout FSD)

3.1 - Copy FSD to your USB drive in a folder called Freestyle. All contents of FSD should reside in a folder called Freestyle. Refer screenshot.


3.2 - Open QuickBoot and create a XEX shortcut like the following screenshot


3.3 - Copy this (generated shortcut) too to the USB drive

3.4 - Copy the shortcut folder and contents to HDD1:\Content\0000000000000000\ and paste it there.

3.5 - Copy Freestyle folder to HDD root (use XEXMenu for all this)
That’s it now you can launch FSD from your NXE.

Step 4 - Booting Directly to FSD 2.0 RC2.1 or 2.2 (For the brave ones :) )
4.1 - Extract dashlaunch 2.25 and configure the launch.ini to boot FSD from the folder you copied in Xbox in this case HDD1:\Freestyle\default.xex (I have already included a pre-configured launch.ini, if you have followed all the instructions given in previous steps and copied to exactly the same places then no need to worry, you can use it right away.)

4.2 - Now copy “
installer” folder to the root of your flash drive.

4.3 - Now put the flash drive in your xbox, copy the
launch.ini to the root of your internal HDD.

4.4 - Launch XEXMenu, navigate to the usb drive and launch dashlaunch installer, (default.xex inside the installer folder) and watch the installer install itself.


4.5 - That’s all reboot your console and wait for FSD to launch...


Note 1 - Initially I planned to include the boot directly to FSD, but booting directly to FSD became a pain and there are so many things that could go wrong (in dash launch installation), might even lead to re-flashing your console. So I left it out.


Note 2 - Added booting to FSD directly... In case any of you needed.

I don't think of myself to be perfect, so if there are any issues with the tut please let me know and I will fix. If you have any questions please be patient as I do not live here. I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge.
If you like the tut please rep (thank) me :rolleyes2:
 
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shinemen

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Question...I don't have a drive anymore...how can I install xexmenu???

I've been trying to look around...but it seems to be applicable only for jtag users....

sorry if might question might sound nood...
 

josh1095

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no, u do need a disc. wont work otherwise. and on slim 4gb there is no place to paste the xex menu just fyi, gotta have an internal.
 

Astromine

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What types of things can you do with NXE2GOD and ISO2GOD? Also, how do I get FSD to recognize Marketplace games? Does anyone have a favorite skin they use with FSD?
 

joelj

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no, u do need a disc. wont work otherwise. and on slim 4gb there is no place to paste the xex menu just fyi, gotta have an internal.
Exactly... there is no point of doing a RGH if you do not have a HDD, either internal or external.

Internal is recommended as it is a lot faster and more reliable.

---------- Post added at 12:05 ---------- Previous post was at 12:01 ----------

What types of things can you do with NXE2GOD and ISO2GOD? Also, how do I get FSD to recognize Marketplace games? Does anyone have a favorite skin they use with FSD?
NXE2GOD transforms any games installed in the HDD to GOD (Game on Demand, the ones you download from xbox live) containers so that you do not need a disc to play the games.

ISO2GOD transforms any backups you ripped to your hard drive to GOD containers, later you can copy them to your internal hdd using XEXMenu and a USB flash drive.

or connect your internal hdd to a pc and use Xplorer 360 to do the transfer but, it is one tedious way. I prefer usb transferring I dun like to remving my internal drive all the time.
 

joelj

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Thanks nice tut,
But can I use my TX HDD Hacking to connect with the usbpro and my normal hdd to do this not for .bin and 320gb just to connect 2 the pc.
Sorry I do not understand your question. IF you want to connect the HDD to pc using 360 usb pro yeah you can. It will show as a USB hdd. thats all.
 

Justice1231

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Hi Joelj, nice tut but why is the need to put the c0de9999 in the HDD1:\Content\0000000000000000 folder, i ask as the folder got from xbins never had that path so i just put it into HDD1:\content then code9999 and obviously alterted the paths to reflect this and works perfectly. Just wondered if i was missing something that might fail later?
 

ball00

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Use the path HDD1:\Content\0000000000000000 for everything to show in the NXEdashboard. We cn set the paths in FSD but they are already set in the NXE dash.

Joel stated he prefers to use NXE than anything else. The paths he listed are so that everything works from the hacked xbox dash rather than from FSD or XEX menu.
 

diaboliq20

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no, u do need a disc. wont work otherwise. and on slim 4gb there is no place to paste the xex menu just fyi, gotta have an internal.
if you mean you need to install via disc, that is wrong - all my installs are done with 2 USB sticks....easy

if you mean you need a HDD, also wrong - you can run it from USB, but it would be slightly pointless lol