Stealth Checking Xbox 360 Games With abgx360 and Nautilus

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If you're like me, you've jumped through a million hoops to get abgx360gui working. But you can only get the command line interface working. No problem, we'll create a script for Nautilus to easily launch abgx360 to check your Xbox 360 games.

First off, we need to make sure abgx360 is installed properly.

Unzip the archive
tar -zxvf abgx360-1.0.1.tar.gz

Change to the abgx360 directory
cd abgx360-1.0.1/

Configure the files to prepare installation
./configure && make

Install abgx360 (checkinstall is recommended for Debian/Ubuntu systems)
sudo checkinstall -D

Simply hit Enter when asked about configuring the install. You don't have to change anything.

The normal use for abgx360 is: abgx360 -af3 /path/to/iso

That's great, however I'm sure you would like to automate this command more. So we'll be setting up a Nautilus script to launch abgx360 and stealth check your game nice and quick, without having to type in a command each time.

Nautilus scripts are placed in the following folder (on 9.04 anyway): ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts

So create a new file called "Verify Stealth":
gedit ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/'Verify Stealth'

In the new file, paste the following in and save:
gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=abgx360 -x abgx360 -af3 $1

To ensure we can run the script, let's set the permissions to be able to execute it:
sudo chmod 777 ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/'Verify Stealth'

Now, in order for this script to function properly, we need to make some slight adjustments with gnome-terminal, so go ahead and open it up:

Go to Edit > Profiles > New > call it abgx360 (base it on default, it doesn't matter)

On the General tab, uncheck the box Show menubar by default in new terminals.

Click on the Title and Command tab and change the option: When command exits: to Hold the terminal open.

Now click on the Colors tab. Uncheck Use colors from system theme. Choose #FFFFFF as the text color, and #2E3436 as the background. (#2E3436 is the background color abgx360 uses by default)

Now it's time to test out our script. Use Nautilus to browse to a folder with a Xbox360 iso/image in it.
Right click the image file, and go to Scripts > Verify Stealth.

Assuming everything works for you, abgx360 should launch in gnome-terminal, check the image, and proceed to verify it.

Notes: In gnome-terminal, we removed the menu bar for the abgx360 profile, and also adjusted the colors, so that it fits the default color scheme in abgx360.

If you remember in the source of the Nautilus script, we told gnome-terminal to use the abgx360 profile when using this script.

Also the command in the script tells abgx360 to auto-fix at level 3 (AutoFix if stealth passes but fails verification). You may remove the -af3 option if you want.

That's it, you should be able to check and verify your Xbox360 games now through GUI without having to install the GUI version of abgx360!

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33 Responses

  1. Christian says:

    Well, it didn’t work. Tried it on v1.0.2gui:

  2. Simon says:

    works like a charm!

    thanks for explaining, now I can make ma own scripts yow! 😀

  3. jjody says:

    Worked great, just put two of these ” in the script around “$1” so that it can handle spaces in filenames.

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