!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Warning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a beta release. Use at your own risk. The LBA48 code
has not undergone rigorous testing. All other BIOS options
and combinations of options have not been fully tested.

                 ***** LBA48 Warning *****

If you choose the partitioning option "Partition 6 Takes
Rest of the Drive", and if your drive is greater than 137GB
and has a partition 6, data corruption will result. Only use
this option if you plan on reformatting partition 6.

Extracts, Compiles, and Patches XBOX BIOS/Kernel Files.
See XBtoolDoc.html for more info.
LBA48 Notes (see XBtoolDoc.html)

Please give all credit for the LBA48 stuff to oz_paulb. He's
done what many said couldn't be done. See the documentation
for more details on the LBA48 and partition options. Also
check http://forums.xbox-scene.com/ for help.

Warning: major code changes. Use only if you can recover
from a bad flash. The 4978 patcher is experimental at this


X scale patcher removed. There was an issue with the X scale
patch which could cause some BIOSes to hang. May be added
back later if anyone wants it. This has been a long
standing issue, but no one reported it as a bug. I just
happened to discover it while redoing the kernel ID engine.
Since it could lead to a frag, I decided to do this release
now rather than later.

The kernel ID engine rewritten. It should be much more
precise, but please report unrecognized or misrecognized

Tested BFM versions of all BIOSes, but not fully tested
with all possible options.


Paul Bartholomew's LBA48 and partition table patches.
(Not fully tested)

4978.03 support added (dropped other two 4978 BIOSes, since
they hang some machines).

Fixed crash in general dash patching function.

Changed the way colors are patched so rounding errors don't
happen when the colors aren't changed.


4978 patcher should be fully functional now. Don't test
it if you can't recover, but if you can I'd love to here
some feed back.


Fixed a crashing bug in 4976 and 4977 dash name patchers.


Fixed 4978 patcher a bug that could allow patching with
dash names which were too long (that would be very bad).

More display bug fixes.


Miscellaneous display fixes.

Fixed 4978 dash name patching (actually patches the
embedded FTPd app).

Removed x2 4976 support, which was broken anyway (4976.02
still supported, but will probably be dropped soon).


Major rewrite of the patch engine for the purpose of
easier maintence and code sharing.

Added experimental x2 4978 support.

Miscellaneous changes to the front end code related to
above changes.