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Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by speedany1, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. speedany1

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    what is the point of having multiple bioses?
    On my system i can have upto 4, but i don't understand what the need is for.
     
  2. GetModded

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    With having more than 1 bios you never need to worry about getting a bad flash on the chip. If you do get a bad flash or bios on one bank you just boot from a different bank and reflash the other.
    You can also set each bios to load a different dash or App. Say bios 1 loads the EvolutionX dash. Bios 2 loads the avalaunch dash, etc...
    Also good for testing new bios releases or when making your own changes to a bios. Test on one bank of the chip and know that your safe to boot from another bios if you screw something up in the bios.
    RustyDog
     
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    All so good if you want to use XDK Laucher with a debug BIOS.
     
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    Whats XDK Launcher?
     
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    It's a dashboard that developers use to test their games.It has functions like screen capture,Video capture.Will have to be used with Xbox SDK on the PC side.In order for those functions to work.

    -The smallest a Debug BIOS can be split into is 512k.
    Bank 0 & 1 //Any Debug BIOS that you want
    Bank 2 &3 //Any Hacked BIOS that you want.
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    You can choose either bank 0&1 or 2&3 for a Debug bios.So ur left with another 512k.So then you can flash 256k with Evox M7 and 256k with X2 49xx.xx.You see how fast it fills up.
     
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