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ModChat 117 - ENDGAME Exploit for the Original Xbox, PlayStation Portal Running Android Apps
Just a couple of topics for this episode of ModChat, but we're going big with a throwback to the original Xbox having a true breakthrough entrypoint in the form of the appropriately named ENDGAME. This works on all stock Dashboards, kernels, and can be launched directly from the Dashboard using only a storage device. No hotswapping, soldering, teardowns, or games needed! Show and tell is prevalent this episode as we walk through a setup of ENDGAME on a stock Xbox and show what it can be capable of. We also see a pretty awesome announcement showing the PlayStation Portal is now running Android apps natively. Finally, as a fun mod to cover, and old Fallout: New Vegas mod has been recovered which might have you rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin' with joy.
ModChat 116 - NetYaroze Access Card Reversed, PrometheOS for Xenium, Beta Switch Menus Discovered
Getting two episodes in this month! First of all covering a project related to the Wii which is a Wii Shop revival service. Going back to the PSP, this covers the Kirk ROM being dumped, which is the console's encryption/decryption engine. The original PlayStation gets some love, in the form of the NetYaroze's Access Card being reverse engineered! Xenium modchip owners can celebrate a new development with the release of PrometheOS, a free and open-source replacement operating system for the chip itself. There's many ways to dump GBA games, but have you ever thought a GBA game could dump itself through a crash? Finally, we get some awesome looking screenshots we haven't seen before of an early prototype of the Switch System Menu!
ModChat 115 - Mig Switch Dumper Revealed, Xbox 360 XL Patches Combined, Portal 64 Taken Down
First episode of 2024 so we had to fill it up with plenty of topics to kick off the new year properly! First of all being an upcoming tease for the Evilnat 4.90.2 CFW allowing for decryption of encrypted PS3 ISOs on the console itself. Movian M7 gets a library update on the PS3, as well as a few other fixes that should offer improvement for anyone currently using Movian. We get a few Mig Switch updates, one of them being more of a reveal of the Mig Dumper! The XL HDD and XL USB patches make a return for the Xbox 360, with this update combining the two to make it possible to have up to 48 TB of storage on a single console! DeckHD gets some nicer open-source support with BiosMaker being released. Another awesome Android game comes to PS Vita with the latest port of SoulCalibur being released. The Sega Saturn also gets some love both with a hidden Clockwork Knight 2 code and a HUGE update to Pseudo Saturn Kai! We also touch up on Portal 64's takedown, and finally a brief look at a quite rare Xbox 360 console meant for testing.
ModChat 114 - MIG Switch Flashcart for Nintendo Switch, PS5 Backups with Itemzflow Released
Only a couple topics for this final ModChat episode of 2023, but a couple big ones here with a lot to discuss! The first one being a flashcart for the Switch of all consoles, first teased and then revealed with much more detail. It seems this device will allow Switch owners to play game backups in XCI format on any model of the Switch, any firmware, without any modifications to the console itself! We also covered Itemzflow booting up PS5 game backups on jailbroken PS5 consoles, but it looks like Itemzflow has been released for PS5. This means PS5 game backups and native PS5 homebrew apps are now working on jailbroken PS5 consoles! Finally, an old 3DS leak gets answered, proving that if someone says their parent works for Nintendo they might not be lying after all. Enjoy this final episode of 2023!
ModChat 113 - Xbox CPU Interposer Open Sourced, Xbox Controller Restriction Bypassed
The PS5 gets a bit of love this episode of ModChat, this time around for stock consoles it seems that owners are wanting to integrate into their Home Assistant workflow! The legendary 1.4 GHz CPU upgrade for the original Xbox comes closer to being publicly known with open sourced CPU interposer boards being released. We have not one, but TWO different types of PSP unbricker news! The first one being a new take on the Baryon Sweeper hardware, but ported over to a RP2040 microcontroller. The second one being a tease from Davee's upcoming unbricker software which will successfully install the latest official firmware on any PSP you can get into Service Mode. Meaning it will work for the old Pandora's Battery configurations and newer Baryon Sweeper implementations! Microsoft's block on third party controllers and accessories on the Xbox platform might have been successfully bypassed thanks to some clever tinkering and using an official controller as a donor or relay of sorts. Finally, ever wanted the font from the Xbox 360 Blades Dashboard on newer Dashboards? Well now that's made a bit easier thanks to a post and release covering how to do so!
ModChat 112 - bd-jb Updated, PS5 Backups Running, Xbox Video Chat Revived with PS2 EyeToy Camera
Starting off this episode with another PS1 English translation patch, this one being released for the game Addie no Okurimono. Game Boy Advance lovers can rejoice knowing they can replicate some original PCBs thanks to the original boards being reverse engineered and released for free on GitHub! The PS5 gets some big updates, one being for bd-jb now updated to work up to firmware 7.61 for disc based consoles. We also have a big proof of concept teased showing PS5 game backups running for the first time on a modified PS5! We highlight an interesting addition to Insignia Live, with that being the Xbox Video Chat application being revived. Even better, if you can't get an original Xbox webcam, would you believe that with a couple modifications you can use a PS2 EyeToy camera on the Xbox? If that's not enough off the wall modifications to add into this episode, we also check out a prototype proof of concept of what could have been if Metal Gear Solid 2 released on the Dreamcast.
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Best on YouTube. Love the podcast
Mostly revolves around console modding and the community’s surrounding that.
I would be five star if not for some bad pod-etiquette and not editing around drunk rants, chewing on mic, and gross belches directly in your ear.