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    Posted: 02 May 2016 at 9:49am
I Found a nice site with some info on hacking the Pandoras Box 4, the sites a bit confusing but it looks like it may contain Mame as an alternative?

not sure but there's lots of great info

http://mengxipeng1122.github.io/PandoraBoxHacking/
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Pretty sure all these multi boards run hacked versions of MAME on Linux.
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I know someone in the usa had hacked the game elf boards,didn't realise these were hacked as well,not sure if they use a serial number for each card,or if you can just swap cards from one board to another with the pandora box ones,perhaps frothmiester would know?
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If anyone can provide a dump of their sdcard I can test it on mine.

I've got a pb2, pb4 and King of air (VGA only with 5 duff games).

I'm interested in trying pb3 and King of air where all the games work..

I'm not cracking open the pb4 yet as I only just got it.
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Hi , i found this post googling around because i'm trying to hack the pandora 4 , i want to add or remove games but i can't find the list.dat like in pandora 3 to edit.
I've looked everywhere on the linux partition , maybe someone here is luckier.

This is an image of my sdcard you can flash it with winimage

https://mega.nz/#!SodAGYjQ!-CBa_IEzR-RGZ6lQroFuaZIZfs7JhcSHwdl90soA4LA

Let me know if you find anything usefull


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After messing with it more , i can say that there isn't any protection , you can flash the image on any sd card. But you can't use this image on pb3 i've tried i own one.

Still no luck in finding the game list like in pb3 i've successfully hacked that one.

There's xmame included but unfortunately no frontend so it can only run one game and you have to edit the file manually
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I was hoping to be able to fix the 5 duff games on my king of air (or run the PB4 sdcard on it) so all the games work...


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The king of air is included on the sd you can switch the emu editing the file game with a txt editor, i dunno if the 5 games work better tho
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Originally posted by penrhos penrhos wrote:

If anyone can provide a dump of their sdcard I can test it on mine.

I've got a pb2, pb4 and King of air (VGA only with 5 duff games).

I'm interested in trying pb3 and King of air where all the games work..

I'm not cracking open the pb4 yet as I only just got it.

Send me your pb4 I'll exchange it for a pb 3 for you to crack open  Wink

PB 3's are getting rarer by the day !



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pb3 are rarer because they are easy to crack but they are also crappy.

The pb4 has a working xmame which would be great to use with a frontend, also the only step missing to crack the pb4 is to find where the game list is stored, i wonder where it's hidden damn chineses heheh
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote purplec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2016 at 10:53pm
So how big is your pb3 hacked image?

Do you want to share that too please?
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Can you crack the pb3 the one which is the shape if the ps4, openthepandora website says you can't?

Edited by Darrenwall - 06 May 2016 at 1:21pm
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this the pb3 image i use

https://mega.nz/#!G8kU2Z7J!RN3sZZSTZvq3508sOBESaaIyxpApuGO06i43wLfa7ek

some games work randomly which i guess it's the reason they where not included

About the original pb3 i dunno if switching the sd card will work , i don't own one , you can try using that sd image
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Myzar can you post were the xmame rom goes and what it is called please.

Also I ran a search for the game names  on the entire file structure and found several files  that contained these words : altered fighter ghosts bubble bobble arkanoid aliens

N° Name            Short Name Folder  
 1 libnsxnx.so                g:\lib\  
 2 libnsxnsaes.so             g:\lib\    
 3 libnsxnsapes.so            g:\lib\    
 4 libnsxnse.so               g:\lib\      
 5 libnsxnsa.so               g:\lib\          
 6 libnsxnsape.so             g:\lib\          
 7 libnsxcs.so                g:\lib\           
 8 libnsxcse.so               g:\lib\          
 9 libnsxnses.so              g:\lib\          
10 libnsxc.so                 g:\lib\           
11 libnsxnsae.so              g:\lib\           
12 libnsxcses.so              g:\lib\          
13 libnsxnsa.so               g:\lib\kzbw\      
14 libnsxcs.so                g:\lib\kzbw\      
15 libnsxcse.so               g:\lib\kzbw\      
16 libnsxnsae.so              g:\lib\kzbw\      
17 xmames.so                  g:\lib\xmame\     
18 xmame.so                   g:\lib\xmame\     
19 libnsxnx.so                g:\lib\pb4\       
20 libnsxnxs.so               g:\lib\pb4\       
21 libnsxnsaes.so             g:\lib\pb4\       
22 libnsxnsapes.so            g:\lib\pb4\       
23 libnsxnse.so               g:\lib\pb4\       
24 libnsxnsape.so             g:\lib\pb4\     
25 libnsxcse.so               g:\lib\pb4\       
26 libnsxnses.so              g:\lib\pb4\       
27 libnsxnsae.so              g:\lib\pb4\      
28 libnsxcses.so              g:\lib\pb4\    

 so the game list seems to be encrypted with some other data.

Also my Pandoras Box 4 came on a 8gb card with no king of air or Xmame so there are different variants out there.




Edited by keytor69 - 26 June 2016 at 8:15pm
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the game list like you found is in the exes those are the emus so we are screwed there's no way to edit it.

the roms on my sd are in /usr/sd/roms , there's a single folder for all the emus
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I found the rom directory but cannot find the xmame rromantic.  Is it stored somewhere else or called something specific ?
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Originally posted by keytor69 keytor69 wrote:

I found the rom directory but cannot find the xmame rromantic.  Is it stored somewhere else or called something specific ?


do you mean the exe ? it's in /lib/xmame , if it's not there it's not in your image
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this is my image with king of air and xmame if you need it

https://mega.nz/#!SodAGYjQ!-CBa_IEzR-RGZ6lQroFuaZIZfs7JhcSHwdl90soA4LA
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I have the Pandoras 3 Box (520 games in 1)
Anyone tried this..??

Are these just plug n Play then??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote keytor69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2016 at 6:49pm
Myzar my pandora files seem to have extra encryption to yours's.  If Iopen your script and script1 files i can at least see some ascii text,but if I open mine the are totally scrambled, so your image file won't run on my card. Unhappy

Edited by keytor69 - 04 July 2016 at 7:01pm
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