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New ABGX Setup Tutorial

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#1
I have created this guide as the one TORO wrote is quite out of date. This guide is based on TORO's work (not sure who he is though) so all credit to him! (And those who have commented below with corrections)

When you first open ABGX, go directly to the "Option" tab, check the "Check/Fix Video Padding" & "Check For ANYDvD Style Game Data Corruption" button. (Note: You don't have to enable the AnyDVD corruption check. If a game is verified, then that check will be carried out whether you check that box or not. Checking it only forces the check on non-verified games)




Then go to the “Autofix” tab, change the drop down box to "Level 3 - AutoFix Stealth passes but fails verification" (Note: You can leave at Level 2 if you rip you own games) and check the “Adjust angles that deviate more than 3 degrees from the CCRT targets” button. (Note: Adjusting the angle for older firmwares isn't relevant to anyone using iXtreme 1.4 or above, so for most people there is no point in checking that box.)




Next go to the "Misc" tab, click on "Select" and put a check in your region code. Note I have used PAL due to being in a PAL region, you may need to select another option depending on where you live




And finally, we now need to save these setting. Click on "File" the "Save Settings". Make sure you save as the Default so ABGX wioll load these settings each time!







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#2
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yeah the noobs probably need this since no one on here knows how to search. Looks pretty!
#3
Hover the mouse over the blue i next to Check/Fix Video Padding. Part of what it says is "this does not affect stealth and is definitely a waste of time" and "it doesn't matter if you enable this or not, but you'll save some time if you leave it disabled".

Also, you don't have to enable the AnyDVD corruption check. If a game is verified, then that check will be carried out whether you check that box or not. Checking it only forces the check on non-verified games, which may be useful for some, but a guide should make this clear.

And again, adjusting the angle for older firmwares isn't relevant to anyone using iXtreme 1.4 or above, so for most people there is no point in checking that box.

Sorry if you think I'm having a go, but a good guide should explain the options and why exactly you might want to enable them, but abgx360 does that already when you hover the mouse over the blue i next to each option. There will be no need for most people to enable some of the options that you're telling them to enable.
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#4
Originally posted by funksoulb:
Hover the mouse over the blue i next to Check/Fix Video Padding. Part of what it says is "this does not affect stealth and is definitely a waste of time" and "it doesn't matter if you enable this or not, but you'll save some time if you leave it disabled".

Also, you don't have to enable the AnyDVD corruption check. If a game is verified, then that check will be carried out whether you check that box or not. Checking it only forces the check on non-verified games, which may be useful for some, but a guide should make this clear.

And again, adjusting the angle for older firmwares isn't relevant to anyone using iXtreme 1.4 or above, so for most people there is no point in checking that box.

Sorry if you think I'm having a go, but a good guide should explain the options and why exactly you might want to enable them, but abgx360 does that already when you hover the mouse over the blue i next to each option. There will be no need for most people to enable some of the options that you're telling them to enable.
Added to guide. Thanks dude.



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#5
Cool man. BTW, it's also debatable whether you should switch autofix to level 3 if you're ripping your own games. Personally I would leave it at level 2, because I would rather trust the stealth files I've ripped from my own originals than the ones that have been uploaded to the abgx360 database by a stranger. Level 3 is the setting you want for downloaded ISOs though.

You don't need to change that SplitVid setting either, lol. From the Quickstart info on abgx360 GUI: -

Quote:
If you put an Xbox 360 disc in a normal DVD video player you will see a screen that says, "To play this disc, put it in an Xbox 360 console." This happens because there's a DVD video partition on the disc which is split over both layers on original discs. On normal backups the video partition is all on layer 0, and hacked firmwares are supposed to redirect reads to the layer 1 video back to layer 0. However, it was discovered that some hacked firmware versions prior to the release of iXtreme were not doing this properly, and if the Xbox 360 host tried to read the entire video partition, the second part of it would be blank because the firmware started reading from layer 1 instead of continuing to read from layer 0 like it was supposed to. One solution to this problem was called SplitVid, and it works by appending the layer 1 video to the end of an iso (padded up to the proper position based on PFI) so that when these buggy firmwares start reading from layer 1 they will actually read the layer 1 video instead of blank data. The better solution is to simply upgrade your firmware to the latest iXtreme version because these old firmwares have even more security holes, even if you have a perfectly stealthed disc. iXtreme versions prior to v1.4 also have a bug in disc jitter (see 'Is there such a thing as a "bad kreon rip"?' for more on this). If you still want to add SplitVid (or even if you want to remove it) you can select your preference in the Misc tab. The default behavior is to not check for it and just leave it the way it is, because if you're using iXtreme firmware it doesn't matter if a backup has SplitVid or not; data past the game partition will not be readable by the Xbox 360 host.
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#6
Nice one, amendments made & finished. Cheers for your help with this ;).



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#7
I have updated my Stealth Patching Guide with this tutorial. Thanks!

How to Stealth Patch Your 360 Games (Idiot-Proof Guide)-
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/732074
How to Burn a 360 Game (Idiot-Proof Guide)-
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/729303
#8
Great work. Definitely a needed guide for the community. I've personally learned what I know about ABGX from bits and pieces I've gathered from reading forums. It's good to see all of the necessary info in one place.
#9
thanks gonna add this to my memory bank. you guys rock keep up the good work.
#10
A quicker setup guide: -

Ripping your own discs? Change nothing.

Downloading games? Change autofix to level 3.

That's all you need to do. You can set your console's region if you like, then if you download a game and the NFO is incorrect, you'll be able to easily spot it's the wrong region before you burn it.
#11
I have my setting of abgx to ntsc for my region but in the middle of the stealth check it says the disc is region free. If it doesn't matter i don't care i just figured that would be a red flag for M$ to ban me...but good job
#12
Miketrev if you get time do you think you could update it for the newest version? I think its 1.02?
#13
Originally posted by johnny412:
Miketrev if you get time do you think you could update it for the newest version? I think its 1.02?

Read my previous post. You only need to change one setting and that's if you're downloading games and not ripping them yourself. A lot of the boxes that guides tell you to check only apply if you're running old firmware (iXtreme below 1.4).

Mike's guide still applies to this version. It's just that the settings in the first screenshot and the "adjust angle 359" setting in the second screenshot only apply if you're using outdated firmware, which the guide makes clear. Other than that you just need to set the autofix level appropriately and select your console's region (which is optional, but worth doing IMO).

The only new option that you might want to check is "Include the CSV" under Options. If you hover the mouse over the blue i next to that option, it'll tell you what it's for. You don't have to enable it though. All the other options that need to be checked are checked by default, so you don't need to change them.

EDIT - Besides, we'll be seeing another new version fairly soon I would imagine as Left 4 Dead 2 has a new video partition, so they'll have to update the app to include that (wave 5).
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#14
Originally posted by funksoulb:
Originally posted by johnny412:
Miketrev if you get time do you think you could update it for the newest version? I think its 1.02?

Read my previous post. You only need to change one setting and that's if you're downloading games and not ripping them yourself. A lot of the boxes that guides tell you to check only apply if you're running old firmware (iXtreme below 1.4).

Mike's guide still applies to this version. It's just that the settings in the first screenshot and the "adjust angle 359" setting in the second screenshot only apply if you're using outdated firmware, which the guide makes clear. Other than that you just need to set the autofix level appropriately and select your console's region (which is optional, but worth doing IMO).

The only new option that you might want to check is "Include the CSV" under Options. If you hover the mouse over the blue i next to that option, it'll tell you what it's for. You don't have to enable it though. All the other options that need to be checked are checked by default, so you don't need to change them.

Yeah, i just went and compared them and like you said there are only a couple of changes so everything is basically the same. Thanks. :-)
#15
you don't need to do check/fix video padding or check for anydvd style game data corruption

nevermind 3rd post says it
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#16
juggalo66 Suspended due non-functional email address
If I'm checking to see if my burned Xbox 360 game is stealth with abgx360, do I need a kreon drive?

Thank,
Trevor
#17
Originally posted by juggalo66:
If I'm checking to see if my burned Xbox 360 game is stealth with abgx360, do I need a kreon drive?

Thank,
Trevor
No.

How to Stealth Patch Your 360 Games (Idiot-Proof Guide)-
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/732074
How to Burn a 360 Game (Idiot-Proof Guide)-
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/729303
#18
Here's a dumb question I looked everywhere for a answer.

Im trying to rip my game i own Left 4 Dead, using xbox360backup version 2.9 Build 0306 latest version, it rips ok a ,ISO to my hard drive no errors , but it wont burn cuz the video partition error ) think cuz its wave 4 )

using abg360 to fix this but , when agb360 make the corrections , it dont modify the .iso file , it makes a bunch of files like .in and .bin files , what do I do with those , where is the modified .iso file ? it dont make a new one , and it dont modify the old one ?

SuperMan I AM
#19
( Left 4 Dead 2 ).iso

Here's a dumb question I looked everywhere for a answer.

Im trying to rip my game i own Left 4 Dead 2, using xbox360backup Creator version 2.9 Build 0306 latest version, it rips ok a ,ISO to my hard drive no errors , but it wont burn cuz the video partition error ) think cuz its wave 4 )

using abg360 to fix this but , when agb360 make the corrections , it dont modify the .iso file , it makes a bunch of files like .in and .bin files , what do I do with those , where is the modified .iso file ? it dont make a new one , and it dont modify the old one ?

ERROR in post "Its Left for Dead (2) correction made.."

SuperMan I AM
#20
Unless I'm mistaken, shouldn't we be sure to leave the 'Adjust angle 359' box unchecked. If using LT, they reccommend using SSV2, and this will just defeat the purpose, since it will just change all your angles back to 359 instead of having those variable angles that we want.

Correct me if I'm wrong though!
#21
Originally posted by MReprogle:
Unless I'm mistaken, shouldn't we be sure to leave the 'Adjust angle 359' box unchecked. If using LT, they reccommend using SSV2, and this will just defeat the purpose, since it will just change all your angles back to 359 instead of having those variable angles that we want.

Correct me if I'm wrong though!
I'm not entirely sure TBH, but the option in the new AGBX 1.02 is "Adjust SSv1 angles back to 359" so I'm assuming this only effects SSv1 angles. There is also a separate "Trust SSv2 angles" which is checked by default. Can anyone clarify?

Also regarding the splitvid info funksoulb brought to my attention since this has also changed since LT needs splitvid to remain steathed.

Ill update this guide when I get home tonight with the new version of ABGX
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#22
**Bump**

Firstly, sorry mods for the bump. I know its frowned upon, I just don't want anyone to end up getting banned due to my guide. I will update this as soon as I get the info.

Can anyone clarify the points on my previous post?

Thanks in advance
Mike



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#23
Originally posted by MReprogle:
Unless I'm mistaken, shouldn't we be sure to leave the 'Adjust angle 359' box unchecked. If using LT, they reccommend using SSV2, and this will just defeat the purpose, since it will just change all your angles back to 359 instead of having those variable angles that we want.

Correct me if I'm wrong though!

That option doesn't adjust any angles to 359. It adjusts any angle of 359 to 0 because older versions of iXtreme would otherwise jitter 359 to 360 which is an impossible angle that could make you detectable. It only affected iXtreme 1.4 and below and that option also only adjusts SS V1 angles, not SS V2.
#24
Nice one for the clarification on that bit, now just need someone to confirm the splitvid part ;)

Mike



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#25
Thanks for the heads up, and thanks to miketrev for making this thing and keeping it updated!
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