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Hi all, posted this in the squad forums about a week ago, i hope it's in the right department here.
Do you or anyone you know still own an original xbox?
If you do, and you already know about the exploding acid for blood xenomorph motherboard destroying capacitor that needs to be removed and have fixed it,... then please ignor this post.
If you own an original xbox and you didn't know about the exploding acid for blood xenomorph motherboard destroying capacitor that needs to be removed, then you should listen up because i only just found out about this.
Ok, ok, the acid for blood xenomorph bit isn't really true, lols, but you still need to get onto this as soon as you can.
Click links for the seriousness.
SAVE THE XBOX'S!
Never owned an xbox, yet still collected the odd 15 titles until 360 came out. Bought the 360 for Chromehounds and Ghostbusters in 2008.
Maybe five outta the original xbox games in the collection were not backward compatible with the 360 even after the update. Very sad face.
About eight months back i scored a modded one off the young part time lad i worked with on Saturdays, it had survived garage sales and a couple throw out attempts. I got him into Squad before he got a real job. Dude is currently still on my Steam friend list from EA and said he would never do Squad forums,...so i get to say his mum is my age and she is stonking hot as!
hehehe, well, xbox boots with a custom wallpaper UI and i was finally able to play, for the first time in nearly forever, Gun Metal, Crazy Taxi 3, Battle Tech, Serious Sam 2 and Midway Arcade Treasures! Very happy face.
But!...none of this shit im telling you now would have happened if i had not found an abandoned xbox two weeks ago. I assumed at first it was broken. Cleaned it up, turn it on, awesome it works! Re-set date and time, save, bonus game already in the disc drive starts loading. Play game for two minutes, power down, add console to spot right next to the PS2, Saturn, 3DO and GameCube in my little console arcade man cave thing i got going...
Couple of weeks later, i boot up the xbox, the darn date and time had re-set. Im thinking, must have a coin battery or something somewhere, like the Saturn does, but i find zip...so i google how to change the bastard and find out,
So my dear fellow gamers, if you have an xbox stashed away in the attic or garage you were saving for that nostalgic game night with your mates, you need to find it and check the date of manufacture, If you loaned it to you're little brother, call him up and get the little rascal outta bed. If you have loaned it to the parents or grandparents, im not sure what to do there.
If the console was made before 2004, safely remove the capacitor, de-solder it from the back, clean the motherboard, put it back together and Kevin or Jim or Steve is your Uncle!
Your old xbox should live a long and happy life. Done the operation twice, only took me around fifteen mins each console...
My xbox - acid stain (RED) from leaking capacitor (YELLOW)
For 2004+ xbox's, Check link to find what version xbox motherboard you have, im reading these capacitors can't be removed without being replaced or no boot up? Once re-newed, monitor. Good luck!
Take the xbox apart vid.
Here's some SQUAD Dev head honcho (Z-trooper) footage from last weekends closed "Ranger" Build v2, that's right, i went Ranger level...maybe you should all call me Ranger rulie now! LOL!!
I joined the battle late for the final defence of our compound at the 32min mark.
SQUAD has attached my Steam name rulie-JDF- to the game. I am the major league noob standing around in this video looking like a major league noob. I did alot of shoveling, fired alot a bullets at shadows and died another nine times in this game...bringing the grand total of my deaths so far to 16.
No Team Kills yet though, so i guess that has to go in the "win" column right??
Hi Snakeyes...if you sign up and say g'day here,
you will be on their radar when the next test night comes up. The last test night was given at very short notice and i was the second post on the test request thread. Good luck!
Ive started a "Hot Topic" JO map remake thread at SQUAD...sign up, say g'day and tell us what JO maps you liked back in the day so we can get this mutha rolling!
eww Brit...at my age i shouldn't be getting anyone excited!!...thats just WRONG!! ..but what ever floats your boat i guess!
I am one of a few old school JO players to get a pre-alpha test run last Saturday arvo for some qual feedback to Devs.
Had to signed a NDA so once you have all read this below.....im afraid i am going to have to kill you.
SQUAD looks like ArmA but plays smooth like BF3 and is as lush as JO...and that was just me on a crappy PC made for BF BC2 on medium settings! I'll be putting together another rig for this game ASAP.
They will be looking for more testers soon for the next test run.
Fellas, sign up and say g'day here ^^^. Do it before the flood gates open or be forever a classed as a noob!
Calm_as from AE and LaughingJack from ASO are already there representing the aussie JO old schoolers.
Alot of USA and EURO JO players have already seen the light.
This is gonna be big!...i can feel it in my nuggets! AAS with JO, BF3 and ArmA elements.
So if you guys wanna keep playing the EA BF series against 10 year old kiddly winks in a game with "glow in the dark" nades or where you can fly in a jet up into the stratosphere - jump out - RPG the kid in the jet behind you and jump back into the cockpit ...then...of course, stay with what you know...
See you there lads.
Hey fellas, have you heard about SQUAD yet?
It's AAS evolved!
Almost all of the SQUAD dev team own nologics DF and JO series. Guess they got sick and tired of waiting for Angel Fails so they went and made their own game. From the makers of BF2 PR and ArmA 2 PR and yes
Sign up when you get the chance and Kickstarter is going off if you feel the need to get in early and back these guys!
ok, you're clear; please put that link back if you like.
Sorry for being trigger happy; as I wrote we had too many advertisers in the past. I'd rather be wrong than let things get out of hand quickly.