I'm trying to figure out some stuff about the Xbox. We have Chihiro and we have Dev kits.
All nice and pretty, but Now i'm so much doing research I cant find specific information about some stuff.
Some of you know allot about different subjects or you know some one who maybe knows.
So while I was using google to find more I found a 3th version of the MCPX of the Xbox I dint know off.
I have collected some info under here, please take a look.
So we have in ALL retail xbox a MCPX X3, this is the final version, I'm not sure if secretly there are differences but because all the software needs to run on all retail xboxes I can hopefully assume there are no differences or only minor bugs removed or a smaller footprint.
1: First question, do we have a High res images of the MCPX decapped? the bare DIE ? like Bunnie did with his? cant find it :(
Ok so I asked something different in the title. The DVT3 development kit came around (June 2001?)
This was equipped with a MCPX X2, if my information is correct.
Now the final one looks like this (its a 1,6 mobo) which as you read is a MCPX X3
Now What is its exact difference hardware wise? is software incompatible? have we example code or documents about this?
Especially because this is a picture of a Chihiro Motherboard:
As you can see, the Chihiro is very much compatible, like you can read elsewhere, its even uses XBE files and game images are encrypted FATX format files(Representing a hard-drive(?confirm))
Some games run also on DVT3's that are equipped with this mcpx x2 chip. (Also on DVT4 or Retail with 128MB mod? please confirm this)
Anyway, now I found this image:
Its properly hard to see, but according to the poster of this thread: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums...board-HD-Combo
its a Prototype XBOX Motherboard with a MCP X-MODE 2. Notice the "Arcade" connector behind/infront of the Case fan.
Also do someone has all his pictures in High-res?Please?PM me with your email so I can send you the ZIP containing them. It's a hefty 3.5MB.
So whats this last board? Was it used to DEV Xbox games and Pre chihiro? and finally used the MCP X2 or MCPX X2 for final chihiro and X3 for Retail xbox. Now Have you images of different xbox mcp chips, please pm, or reply here.
Do you know more about this development. Do you know how MS made this all and/or have some documents about this?
Yes, I do know about the Alpha1 and Alpha2. Thats an other topic, but came the dvt3 after this or did MS other research and development between?
Im not scared for Schematics, Tech documents or even code examples. I want to know the version history as far as we together can reconstruct and maybe help some people get Chihiro code run on retail hacked stuff, make more games run and maybe fix unkown bugs in the cxbx emulator.
Thank you for your reading time and feel free to reply, but please keep it on topic (yea, a large topic :D )
last bit, Ive seen images of the following "versions" 4 so far:
- MCP X-mode 2
- MCP X2
- MCPX X2
- MCPX X3