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DashLaunch 2.04

Dash Launch 2.04

at time of this writing, this is ONLY compatible with "freeBOOT" 12611
read info_launch.ini for info on options and setting launch parameters.
This a core rewrite, major changes were done to the paths used in the ini
file, the installer can update these for you if you have the old ini files
accessible at the time of install. See the inlcuded sample ini files.

The installer is now much more robust, and can even flash the appropriate
patches to your console for you, all that is required is that you have
installed freeboot 12611

Overview - what it does
- It will launch a XeX or CON file from the path you specified in launch.ini
as long as it's valid
- Depending on the button you hold when the xbox is trying to load the NXE, it
will divert to the xex/con tied to that button or return to default as
defined in launch.ini
- Depending which button is held when closing miniblade in NXE (use Y button to
close, release then hold a QL button) it will quick launch a CON or XEX
from your ini file
- allows one to patch kernel/xam at bootup with a freeBOOT patch style bin file
from usb or hdd (in that order) must be in root of the device and be named
"kxam.patch" and be no larger than 0x4000 bytes. Again, kxam.patch binary
format is the same as a compiled freeboot patch bin, but uses real virtual
addresses rather than offsets - see 1.0 release for a windows patch builder
- with the included patch set, launch.xex acts as a helper to detect when
xbox1 emulator loads, allowing memory unlock patch and xbox1 emulator
to function together

- have the required freeboot version installed on the console

- get the installer to a place where you can run it, and do so. Follow onscreen
instructions. The installer will prompt you if it needs to update the
freeboot patches and will give you an opportunity to configure the new

- edit and place launch.ini where you would like it
**See inlcuded sample and the info ini which describes the options allowed**

note: the installer includes upgrade paths for dash launch 1.0 users, it will
optionally update launch.ini files wherever found to use the new path names

when upgrading an existing flash ini file, the installer will fix the paths
as needed and write it back to the installer's files directory to be written
to flash, if you have provided an ini file for flash installation be sure to
say no to the upgrade prompt for an existing flash ini file

Important - going to NXE
- if you need to go back to NXE and have default item set in ini, HOLD RB while
exiting game via miniblade or exit using one of the miniblade options like
family settings or system settings

INI notes
-it's possible to have multiple ini files, priority is: USB, HDD, BB MU, FLASH
(** it is NOT recommended to launch USB con/xex from hdd ini **)
-see for more info on the ini parser

The work herein is presented as-is, any risk is solely the end users
responsibility. While all of us are sorry when unforseen things happen, not
every situation or mistake can be accounted for before they have been
spotted. Please use responsibly.

-Big thanks to those who opened the way and those who made it even more usable.
-Thanks to Tux, Arbiter, stk, the2000 and Corrupted for all the bugs you caught
trying to sneak by!
-Thanks to Tux, Ironman, JPizzle and Dionis Fernandez for helping procure a
Jasper big block console to extend testing and fix NAND MU corruption bug
Dionis - you went above and beyond!
-Thanks to vgcrepairs for providing the cygnos, dash launch likely wouldn't
exist without one.
-Thanks to FBDev and mojobojo for the data used for the patch options
-Thanks to sm32
-Thanks to unknown, you know why
-Greetz to XeDev

~brought to you by cOz~
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • Xdqwerty
    what are you looking at?
  • BakerMan
    I rather enjoy a life of taking it easy. I haven't reached that life yet though.
  • BigOnYa
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Ah, yes, portrait mode, surely the best way to film a row of people. If only there were some way to fit a wider shot, at the expense of height... if only...
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    4k portrait mode?
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    @BigOnYa, Glad that the Diddler got caught once again.
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    Iran ran out of options
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    Thought I saw my ex on that new kingdom of the Apes poster
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  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    I'm so pumped, NCAA football video game is back after a 10 year hiatus, coming to SeriesS/X, PS5 in July.
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Wish they would let us play the NCAA football 14 on newer xbox, its one of the only games I love and own on disc still, that is not back compatible, bs.
  • AdenTheThird @ AdenTheThird:
    @BigOnYa My dad recently bought a spare Series X off of me, got game pass, and saw Madden '24 on Game Pass, decided to try it out.

    ...He was a bit taken aback by the 60GB download size. Poor guy's still living in the 90s!
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    @AdenTheThird, Bro's still in the PS2 age.
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    Lol charging your dad's classic unless he's the type that doesn't like taking things like that
  • AdenTheThird @ AdenTheThird:
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    A little yeah...
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    @BigOnYa, [insert wut here]
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    Now I'm low, i was upstairs in my wifeys kitchen, now I'm downstairs in my dungeon.(My basement)
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    do you mind? i snuck in with amiibo and jars, and am trying to do my thing brony style
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    have you ever regretted saying something immediately after saying it?
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    nah what i was doing was trying to cure my ever-so-apparent crabs
    Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty: @SylverReZ, hi