Xbox Alpha Kit Recoveries + VGA Bios

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  1. jaunelapin

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  2. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Not weird at all - they made it so everyone's files were private unless you specifically changed it.

    Anyway, thanks for keeping these alive!
     
  3. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    Link is dead, i searched my harddrives and here it is:
    AlphaRecsAndVGABios.rar

    Have fun, and please make your own backup, place it in the cloud. Not sure if I keep it here forever.
    Your welcome :D
     
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    Very cool, surfed around your site as well, great work with the Alpha, keep us updated.
     
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    Updating the Alpha Video ROM to a GeForce3 Card: Use at your own risk, scroll to bottom for models I had success with.


    Step #1 Download the rom file,
    http://www.codeasm.com/xbox/files/AlphaRecsAndVGABios.rar
    Extract and rename the .ROM file to ALPHA.ROM


    Step #2 Create a DOS 6.22 Boot disk
    http://www.ulink.net/crossroads/computers/sli/boot622.exe
    Keep only files needed for booting, delete all others.
    IO.SYS
    MSDOS.SYS
    COMMAND.COM


    Step #3 Download NVFLASH 3.18
    http://www.x86-secret.com/Download/bios/nvflash318.exe
    http://www.x86-secret.com/Download/bios/DOS4GW.zip
    Copy both NVFLASH318.exe and DOS4GW.EXE to the floppy.
    Copy ALPHA.ROM to floppy.


    Step #4 Boot
    Boot from the floppy disk.


    Step #5 Backup current ROM file
    nvflash318 -b backup.rom


    Step #6 Flash the Alpha.ROM
    nvflash318 alpha.rom -u


    WARNING: PCI subsystem ID doesn't match
    CONFIRM: You are about to write a new ROM image to the display adapter.


    Step #7
    Type YES


    Software EEPROM erase finished.
    Writing Flash with file ALPHA.ROM
    .......................
    Flash Update Successful.
    Comparing entire ROM.
    ROM size = 47104 bytes.
    Compared EEPROM with ALPHA.ROM successfully, no miscompares.
    Getting ROM version and ~CRC32.
    EEPROM size = 47104 bytes
    ROM BIOS version is : 03.20.00.00.00
    ROM BIOS ~CRC32 is : DA9727B0h
    ROM BIOS SubsystemID, SubvendorID : 0000h, 0000h




    Now boots with Engineering Release bios




    The 2 Video Cards I used and had success with:


    Video Card(s) Used:


    Gateway GeForce 3
    Part Number: 6002029
    180-P0050-0000-A09
    Model P50
    NV879 REV B
    03.20.00.10.02
    http://panam.gateway.com/s/VIDCARD/VisionTEk/6002029/600202901.shtml


    VisionTek GeForce 3
    Part Number: 72404.0 VT
    180-P0050-0000-A09
    Model P50
    NV879.0 REV A
    NV20 3.20.00.10.02
    http://www.overclockersonline.net/?p=5000101
     
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