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Xbox One X |OT| The Scorpio King

BMW

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,220
One of the reasons I bought an X way back when, was because of the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack and now it seems to be never coming out.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,305
What’s with all the updates lately? I think there’s been one a day the last 3 days and another one last week I believe. I wouldn’t mind so much but they take an absolute age to verify and apply. It’s not like I haven’t used the thing in ages as it’s turned on daily.
 

BlockABoots

Member
Oct 27, 2017
830
Major necro-reply but curious what you used to get the old paste off? Was it flaky enough that it came off without much issue?

My Xbox One X went out of warranty in February and sounds like a jet is taking off when trying to play Battlefront 2. I'm thinking I have a similar thermal paste issue and don't really want to fork over the $250 Microsoft is asking for repair.
I just used rubbing/Iso Propanol alcohol and kitchen roll. 1st wipe off as much as you can with kitchen roll, then damp some roll in the alcohol and remove the rest, should come off without too much issue.

With this warm weather we've had in UK my fan has go loud again in some games and then nothing in others very strange (Battlefront 2 being the biggest culprit).

Im seriously thinking off adding a resistor to the live fan wire to reduce its overal speed of the fan, as im sure the fan doesnt need to spin up as much!
 

The Albatross

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,210
Major necro-reply but curious what you used to get the old paste off? Was it flaky enough that it came off without much issue?

My Xbox One X went out of warranty in February and sounds like a jet is taking off when trying to play Battlefront 2. I'm thinking I have a similar thermal paste issue and don't really want to fork over the $250 Microsoft is asking for repair.
The $250 repair fee seems so ridiculous. My X1X seems to be dead, I've had intermittant issues for a year or so, and I just don't want to fork over $250 for a ... repair ... or a refurb console when they're likely to go on sale in 2020 anyway with the new consoles imminent.
 

BdoUK

Member
Oct 27, 2017
113
Louisville, KY
The $250 repair fee seems so ridiculous. My X1X seems to be dead, I've had intermittant issues for a year or so, and I just don't want to fork over $250 for a ... repair ... or a refurb console when they're likely to go on sale in 2020 anyway with the new consoles imminent.
Yeah at this point I’m just waiting for their new console. For most games I don’t have issues but if I play something taxing the system will shut itself down.

I did have the thermal paste replaced but still seeing the same issues with my X1X.
 

sangreal

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,441
The $250 repair fee seems so ridiculous. My X1X seems to be dead, I've had intermittant issues for a year or so, and I just don't want to fork over $250 for a ... repair ... or a refurb console when they're likely to go on sale in 2020 anyway with the new consoles imminent.
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. No HDMI output which apparently is a common problem and they want $250 for it -- fuck that. Will probably just wait for Scarlet

I was thinking it would be like $150 tops
 

LuvOfThaGame

Member
Oct 27, 2017
202
Didn't know where else to posts this, but Vudu now supports Dolby Vision on x1X and holy shit does it look incredible. Watching Infinity War because I've seen it a ton on 4k UHD, and I'm super impressed with the digital DV version on Scorpio.
 

inguef

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
12,726
I can never find the 'official' BC thread, but I noticed Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (and Fusion Frenzy?) got an update recently, what was changed?

Could also be just shenanigans with my external drive..
 

Syriel

Member
Dec 13, 2017
6,500
I can never find the 'official' BC thread, but I noticed Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (and Fusion Frenzy?) got an update recently, what was changed?

Could also be just shenanigans with my external drive..
I think they've just been general emulator updates. I've had a bunch of older titles get these over the past two weeks.
 

BigWeather

Member
Nov 4, 2017
704
Wasn't sure if this was the best thread but searching for a more generic Xbox One OT turned up empty...

I had previously set my daughter's Xbox One to my home Xbox so she could play some of my old XBLA games and such while in undergrad. She's now in grad school and has no time and left her Xbox One here at home. Meanwhile, my son is off to college and would like to play Gears 5 and the like. I'd like to make his Xbox the new home so he can do so, but am not sure if I have to re-home it to my Xbox from hers before homing it to his. The line that gives me pause is "Your previous home Xbox will still give your friends and family access to your stuff when you're signed in to it." Seems to read that I have to make my Xbox home (taking home from my daughter's) so that when I home to my son's I'll still have access on my Xbox (and my daughter none) as it'll then become the previous home. Is that right? This is like some elder wand in Harry Potter crap. =)
 

Syriel

Member
Dec 13, 2017
6,500
Wasn't sure if this was the best thread but searching for a more generic Xbox One OT turned up empty...

I had previously set my daughter's Xbox One to my home Xbox so she could play some of my old XBLA games and such while in undergrad. She's now in grad school and has no time and left her Xbox One here at home. Meanwhile, my son is off to college and would like to play Gears 5 and the like. I'd like to make his Xbox the new home so he can do so, but am not sure if I have to re-home it to my Xbox from hers before homing it to his. The line that gives me pause is "Your previous home Xbox will still give your friends and family access to your stuff when you're signed in to it." Seems to read that I have to make my Xbox home (taking home from my daughter's) so that when I home to my son's I'll still have access on my Xbox (and my daughter none) as it'll then become the previous home. Is that right? This is like some elder wand in Harry Potter crap. =)
No. Stop overthinkg.

Set new home.

Explore the games.
 

derFeef

Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,536
Austria
I continue to run into a startup error loops that suddenly appear. I can fix it by (sometimes a few times) resetting the console, which is annoying of course. One time I could not even get the reset process to start and I started a repair process with MS, but then suddenly the reset started to work. I am thinking there might be an issue with the internal HDD but not sure...

Also I just can't move games from an external HDD to the internal HDD, it always stops the installation after like 10% - I can see the light of the HDD stop blinking and then... "installation stopped".

I moved frm a slow external HDD to a SSD for the more modern games, but want to move the smaller/XBLA games to the internal frm the old HDD, but it just does not work... this is really annoying - it's almost 400GB and I don't want to redownload all of it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
8,649
The $250 repair fee seems so ridiculous. My X1X seems to be dead, I've had intermittant issues for a year or so, and I just don't want to fork over $250 for a ... repair ... or a refurb console when they're likely to go on sale in 2020 anyway with the new consoles imminent.
Where'd you buy it from, what card did you use. You might be able to get a replacement via your credit card, lots have extended purchase protection
 

The Albatross

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,210
Where'd you buy it from, what card did you use. You might be able to get a replacement via your credit card, lots have extended purchase protection
Oh interesting... I got it when it first came out and probably though Amazon, but could be through Microsoft, and I used my Chase/Visa Amazon rewards card. I'll have to look into that... I actually scheduled a trip to the Microsoft store today to have them looka t it. I'm 98% sure the unit is just busted (tried everything else) but still figured I'd bring it in to the store.

"
Extended Warranty Protection
Your Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card extends the time period for the U.S. manufacturer’s warranty by an additional year, on eligible warranties of three years or less.³

"

Crap I might be up just to the 2 year window on this thing... I'll be fucking pissed if I just missed it because it's been broken for months and I've just been lazy.

Looks like I have till November 7th (when my card was billed). I'm going to look into this...

*edit*

how the hell do you even use this service...? hahaha
 
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BMW

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,220
Oh interesting... I got it when it first came out and probably though Amazon, but could be through Microsoft, and I used my Chase/Visa Amazon rewards card. I'll have to look into that... I actually scheduled a trip to the Microsoft store today to have them looka t it. I'm 98% sure the unit is just busted (tried everything else) but still figured I'd bring it in to the store.

"
Extended Warranty Protection
Your Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card extends the time period for the U.S. manufacturer’s warranty by an additional year, on eligible warranties of three years or less.³

"

Crap I might be up just to the 2 year window on this thing... I'll be fucking pissed if I just missed it because it's been broken for months and I've just been lazy.

Looks like I have till November 7th (when my card was billed). I'm going to look into this...

*edit*

how the hell do you even use this service...? hahaha
Probably the same way AMEX does it: Just call CS and they will start the process.
 

The Albatross

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,210
Probably the same way AMEX does it: Just call CS and they will start the process.
Just wanted to follow up for others...

So with my Amazon Chase Rewards card, There's a "Card Member Benefits" Portal (https://www.cardbenefitservices.com) and when you register with your credit card number it gives you the chance to file a claim. You have to provide receipets, your crredit card statement, and other documentation, but it probably took ~5mins total to create the claim.

I went to the Microsoft store and exchanged the Xbox One X for a new one or a refurb... they didn't have scorpio editions (obviously) but the guy gave me a white one instead, which I'd rather have anyway... I love the look of the white Xbox One X. $249, and I submitted that for my claim with the credit card warranty dept.

Thanks for giving me this tip, I wouldn't have even thought to look there... and the extended warranty will expire on Nov 7 so if you hadn't given me the tip I woulda been shit outa luck, so thanks!
 

BlockABoots

Member
Oct 27, 2017
830
Is there any risk of getting banned form xbox live if i upgrade the harddrive inside my XBox One X?, i know this was an issue with the Xbox 360 but not sure with Xbox One X?. Also would i see any performance if i was to go SSD?
 

F34R

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,201
Is there any risk of getting banned form xbox live if i upgrade the harddrive inside my XBox One X?, i know this was an issue with the Xbox 360 but not sure with Xbox One X?. Also would i see any performance if i was to go SSD?
edit: wrong link.

Any reason you wanna change the internal drive? Just get an external ssd.
 
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Xiofire

Member
Oct 27, 2017
846
Is there any risk of getting banned form xbox live if i upgrade the harddrive inside my XBox One X?, i know this was an issue with the Xbox 360 but not sure with Xbox One X?. Also would i see any performance if i was to go SSD?
Recently did this and the overall UI/operation of the console is night and day for snappy/responsiveness. Not sure about banning, technically you've modded the console but you've only changed the storage device, not modified anything with the OS or your games, so I can't see why they'd have an issue.
 

BlockABoots

Member
Oct 27, 2017
830
Recently did this and the overall UI/operation of the console is night and day for snappy/responsiveness. Not sure about banning, technically you've modded the console but you've only changed the storage device, not modified anything with the OS or your games, so I can't see why they'd have an issue.
Thanks, i may go the SSD route, only issue is a 1TB drive is rather expensive
 

BlockABoots

Member
Oct 27, 2017
830
So a question about Game Share, my brother has gotten an Xbox One S i have Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live also), if i set his console to the home system im aware that digital games ive bought he can download and play them at the same time as me. But how does this work with Game Pass Ultimate?, are we able to both play a Game Pass game as the same time and also play online together or will he need a Xbox Live subscription to play online?
 

Maturin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,017
SW England
So a question about Game Share, my brother has gotten an Xbox One S i have Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live also), if i set his console to the home system im aware that digital games ive bought he can download and play them at the same time as me. But how does this work with Game Pass Ultimate?, are we able to both play a Game Pass game as the same time and also play online together or will he need a Xbox Live subscription to play online?

You should be fine with one sub. I have an X1X in my study. The kids have my old X1S in the lounge. The latter is set as the "home" console for my account. I have Live and Gamepass.

I can play Gamepass games against the kids from my study. For example I played Sea of Thieves against my youngest son this weekend.
 

PaulLFC

Member
Oct 27, 2017
935
I really hope they release another public / general availability system/OS update soon.

An Insider update at the end of August is preventing my XB1X from starting (E100 error), and since the last public software is from 13th August, it's too old to try an offline system update to see if that will fix things.

I want to try that before sending it in for repair and potentially having to pay hundreds for a replacement since it's out of the 1 year warranty.
 

Tap In

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,217
Gilbert AZ
why the fuck every time you go to the store to view a game a video starts at ten times the volume that you have your games set for.

it's ridiculous

got people sleeping in this house and I'm chilling while playing my games and I switch to the store to look at a game and explosions and engine revving starts blasting through my surround sound at a hundred decibels higher than I had my game at.

Fix this shit Microsoft

Give me a way to turn off audio previews in the store
 

MCD

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,872
why the fuck every time you go to the store to view a game a video starts at ten times the volume that you have your games set for.

it's ridiculous

got people sleeping in this house and I'm chilling while playing my games and I switch to the store to look at a game and explosions and engine revving starts blasting through my surround sound at a hundred decibels higher than I had my game at.

Fix this shit Microsoft

Give me a way to turn off audio previews in the store
Press start on the video.

Only problem is that it resets with every OS update.
 

Selina

Gotham's Finest
Member
Oct 28, 2017
3,618
I can't get over how amazing it is to play The Witcher 3 at 60fps on this console. Giving me an excuse to play through it again.
 

mclem

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,072
Been getting some odd behaviour from my Xbox: Occasionally it seems to lose the ability to connect wirelessly to a controller, and the functionality only appears to come back after pulling the plug on the console for a few seconds. We're not talking during active play; I generally first notice this when trying to pull the system out of standby by hitting the guide button on the controller, after which it starts blinking on the controller but the console itself doesn't respond.

If I connect the controller by wire it works fine, but doesn't quietly sync itself; as soon as I pull the USB out it goes back to blinking (but at least that situation allows me to shutdown properly before pulling the plug!)

I thought at first that the issue was likely to be the controller having been desynced from the console somehow, but the fact that doing nothing to the controller but pulling power from the console rectifies it suggests to me that the problem isn't on the controller side.

Any thoughts as to what might be going on?
 

-Le Monde-

Avenger
Dec 8, 2017
2,059
I’m currently playing on a 1080P display, and it automatically switched to 1080P. Allow 4k is greyed out. Normally it kept the check mark.

Does that mean it won’t downsample 4k games?
 

Izzard

Member
Sep 21, 2018
1,147
When I’m watching films on my X, it’s so loud spinning the disc. It’s so annoying, but I have to put up with it cos it’s my only means of playing UHD discs.