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Welcome to Xboxmb, your source for Xbox Modding, Gaming news, and many, many other things! In this little thread of mine I will be explaining to you many things that will help you out as a new member on the site. As you read along you will read through information on various things to do with the site. The main things I will be discussing will be: Diamond Membership (Our "Premium" Membership), Features of the site, Horizon(Most Likely why you came here), and the forums! If you have any questions or concerns that you need help with beginning your stay here at XboxMB, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than glad to help you. Enjoy your time on this site, and if you appreciate this thread and the hard work I put into it, you can easily click the "Thanks" button at the bottom right of this post, check the section of this thread titled "The Thanking System" to learn more about it!
Horizon is an amazing program developed by the XboxMB Developers (See Staff Section for their names) to help users understand and develop their modding experience to the best possible advantage. As of now, Horizon (through various subjects) seems to be better than all the competition. When I say that it seems to be better than all of the competition I mean it IS better than all the competition. Cheater912 (Horizon Developer) even made a post showing his extensive testing of Horizon, Modio, and various other Xbox file transferring programs finding out that Horizon was the clear winner with an extreme lead above Modio and other programs that could not be excused. Horizon is the top program and the Features in the spoiler below (click "Spoiler" button to show it all) show how and why this program is the right program for you when it comes to modding your favorite games and other various things on your 360.
Preview of the Program:
Tools and Moddable games with Horizon
Horizon is the most up-to-date and innovative Xbox 360 modding tool on the market. In seconds you can achieve 100% completion along with unlimited health, endless ammunition, bank loads of cash, and so much more for your favorite games. With a few clicks you can unlock those achievements and avatar awards for games you just can't beat while using Horizon’s incredible user interface, built with the casual gamer in mind. The program is updated frequently with the latest and greatest tools, making the possibilities endless, and modding for you, a cinch.
To download Horizon and find more information about it, you can do so here:
Avatar Color Editor - Change your avatar's colors to ones not normally available in the Xbox Avatar Editor!
Gamer Picture Manager - Create gamer picture packs and change your gamer pic to whatever you want!
Gamercard Viewer - Search for gamertags and view their profile data including gamerscore, recent games, reputation, and gamerzone. Download all avatar/gamer pictures!
Package Manager - View, extract, and inject STFS Packages and their Contents.
Rehash and Resign. Horizon automatically rehashes and resigns your packages whenever you hit a save button!
Title ID Finder - Search for games and find their Title IDs and vice versa. Also save the game covers!
Theme Creator - Create themes for your dashboard using your own, custom images!
Mod Popular Xbox 360 Titles
Assassin's Creed II
Crysis 2 Profile
Dead Rising 2
Dead Space 2
Devil May Cry 4
FIFA Soccer 11
Forza 3 Screenshot
Forza Motorsport 3
Forza 4 Screenshot
Forza 4 Livery Unlocker
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 Stats
Grand Theft Auto IV
Halo 3: ODST
Just Cause 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Marble Blast Ultra
Modern Warfare 3
NFS: Hot Pursuit
Naruto Ninja Storm 2
Plants vs. Zombies
Quake Arena Arcade
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Resident Evil 5
Saints Row: The Third
Sonic The Hedgehog
Star Wars: TFU2
Super Meat Boy
Test Drive Unlimited
Test Drive Unlimited 2
rmal Shoutbox - Get access to the rmal Shoutbox built into the program. It's also integrated with the one on the forums.
Diamond Shoutbox - Get access to the diamond Shoutbox built into the program. It's also integrated with the one on the forums.
Memory Unit Explorer - Ability to use the FATX Explorer to explore all official Xbox 360 formatted devices! Never have to manually extract or inject files!
Account Editor - Modify the account information stored in your profile. This does not let you change your gamertag for free!
Achievement Unlocker - Unlock achievements for games that you've never even played before. Uses methods that keep your modifications undetectable!
Avatar Award Unlocker - Unlock avatar awards for games that you've never even played before. Uses methods that keep your modifications undetectable!
Game Adder - Add games to your profile that you've never even played before! Adds all awards and achievements.
Modify Xbox LIVE Profile - Modify your Reputation, Gamerzone, Motto, Location, Name, and Bio straight from Horizon!
Crown Modder - Never seen before: You can w change your Crown, which is the number of years you've been a gold member!
Custom Theme - Customize your Horizon theme to any color you choose! w it's getting personal.
Easter Eggs - Find Easter Eggs put in by the Horizon developers!
This is the section about the amazing premium membership of our site, Diamond. Diamond Membership has an extreme amount of perks in which will be listed in the spoiler below. Various things will attract you into buying a Diamond Subscription including how cheap it is, the sexy badge, and more respect as a user around the forums. Buying Diamond shows your support for the site so I highly suggest you buy Diamond as soon as you can! The Perks of Diamond are listed below, check them out!
The Perks of Diamond
Games only able to be modded with Horizon:
Crysis 2 (Profile)
Dead Space 2
Forza Motorsport 3
Forza 4 Livery Unlocker
Forza Motorsport 4(Main tool)
Gears of War 3 Stats
Halo 3: ODST
Quake Arena Arcade
The Sexy Green Badge & Name:
The Site Features (Makes it worth it by themselves):
The Hidden Feature of Diamond:
Respect. Users will respect you more and want to help you out more if they see that you are a Diamond member. If you buy diamond it tells other users "I'm here to stay". Even if you are not active on the forum and just use Horizon, if you post on the Forum asking for help (in a proper format, NOT IN ALL CAPS PLZ HELP ). If you are a diamond member, calm, mature, and just want to get to the bottom of your issue, users will most likely be MORE than happy to assist you (They will even if you are not Diamond, but if you post like I did in the parenthesis then we(the users) will most likely just ignore you).
The rules are a very important part of the XboxMB Community. Following the rules does not just make you feel good for helping the staff and their effort in keeping things under control, but you also are given a chance to obtain certain ranks such as Epic and Staff! Most likely none of you new members will read this section fully or just not read it at all, if you have read this far then congratulations and I would like to thank you, PM me that you read this far and I will thank you on a random post (make sure you have at least made 1 post on the forum) I will be thanking you not because you will be asking me, but because I am thanking you for being a good member and wanted to follow the rules out of your own choice.
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The ranks of XboxMB vary from Regular Member to Founder. In the spoiler below you will find all users that are in all the staff positions & other postions. I will not update Regular Members or Diamond Members as that would require an EXTREME amount of work 24/7/365. These Ranks are updated as of 1/9/2012. I will update them if major change happens and I am available to make the changes.
Originally posted by zrueda
List of Badges
Here is an updated list of all the different badges on XboxMB, and some of the ways one may obtain said badge.
This badge is for the elite four, the Horizon developers. They work on the program, Horizon.
This obtainable through showing progress and experience as a Veteran Moderator. As well as other determining factors.
Show true knowledge of moderating, and leadership as a Super Moderator.
This is chosen by the staff, as long as you follow the rules you are eligible.
This badge is for the people who stand out as an exemplary poster in the Horizon forum sections, specifically Horizon Support.
PNETS are randomly chosen members, or in some cases members that stand out for their keenness towards bug reporting.
Those with YouTubes, or forums that have a significant amount of unique visitors and are active content providers.
Follow the rules, go above and beyond community expectations. Stand out as a member, and show that you've contributed in ways that prove you are indeed, epic.
Win MOTM, this badge only last's 1 month and then you must reclaim it by winning again.
The top 3 posters on the site are given this badge.
Members that signed up on Horizon360.net before the 5th of November 2009. (Horizon360.net was the original home of Horizon)
I know what you are thinking, you have a lot of interests and you want to express them to the XboxMB community and show us(other members) don't post 5 threads in 5 minutes about your favorite band, tv shows, movies, etc. Make your profile unique with everything you like! Things you can edit to express yourself to other members (and most likely make some new friends, I have just by my Adventure Time Signature Picture) are things such as your signature, avatar, and profile picture. Out of the three things you can edit to express your ideals to other members only one of those is not on every post you make, your signature and your avatar (check under my name and under my post).
Here are a few photographs to show you where certain things are and how to change them. If you do not know how to get to these things please refer to the User Control Panel section.
First off, your profile picture is shown on your profile (this will NOT be shown on every post). It is just a cool little graphic spot for you to make your XMB wall look cooler.
Next, your Avatar is essentially your Profile Picture but you set it separately and it is shown on every post that you make.
Last but definitely not least, your signature. Think of your signature as spot for a mini post for text and photos. Your signature is where you truly can express your interests!
BB Code is a great way to make your posts, threads, and signature look awesome! BB Code can seem very confusing for beginners because of our forum showing the code itself (some forums update it in real time without the code being shown when you are editing the post, thread, or signature. The BB Code list is a straight copy and paste from iJosh's thread. The ONLY reason why I considered copying and pasting directly from another thread is because it is perfect as a BB code list.
Originally posted by iJosh
Have you ever seen someone post a video, an image, or something else that you do not know how to? Well look no farther, here you will be learning how to make spoilers, post videos, images, etc. This is one of the most confused topic on XboxMB so be sure to read closely.
How to make “Centered” text, you will have to use the code:
How to make “Left” text, you will have to use this code:
How to make “Right” text, you will have to use this code:
How to make “Bold” text, you will have to use this code:
How to make “Italicized” text, you will have to use this code:
How to make “Underlined” text, you will have to use this code:
How to make an “Ordered List”, you will have to use this code:
How to make an “Unordered List”, you will have to use this code:
How to insert “Media/Videos”, you will have to use this code:
How to add a “URL”, you will have to use this code:
How to add a “Quote”, you will have to use this code:
How to add a “Code”, you will have to use this code:
How to add an “Image”, you will have to use this code:
How to add “HTML” around text, you will have to use this code:
How to add “PHP” around text, you will have to use this code:
How to add a “Spoiler”, you will have to use this code:
How to add a “Separator”, you will have to use this code:
How to add a BB code without it appearing, also known as “No Parse”, you will have to use this code:
How to add “Colored text”, you will have to use this code:
[COLOR="YOUR COLOR HERE"][/COLOR]
How to add “Different sized text”, you will have to use this code:
[SIZE="YOUR SIZE HERE"][/SIZE]
How to add “Different font text”, you will have to use this code:
[FONT=”YOUR FONT HERE”][/FONT]
User Control Panel
The user control panel is the place to do many things such as changing you email, password, avatar, profile picture, signature, and many other various things. To learn how to access it and how to use it, please refer to the spoiler below.
The User control panel is easy to use and easy to find. Simply click on "Quick links" at the top of the web browser and choose User Control Panel.
This is what is included on the list for the User Control Panel
The Thanking System
The thanking system is the XboxMB equivalent of the Reputation system on TTG. If a user makes a thread or post that you agree with and find very helpful you can thank them to show it. If you have more thanks it shows that you are a quality member who helps out the community. So go out there and help your fellow XboxMB Members out with their various issues!
After every post a user makes you will see this button on the bottom right:
If you click it it will give the user a Thanks in which will be added under his or her name on the left of their post and on their profile.
The Staff Members
There are quite a few staff members on the site. The staff positions range from Super Moderator to Founder(unreachable.). Staff positions can be earned overtime with hard work, determination, maturity, and of course abiding by all the rules. In the spoiler below you will find a list of all of the staff members in the color of their badges.
There are a couple ways of contacting a staff member. The Staff member list with a button next to each staff members name on the list with the words "Send PM", with this button you can obviously shoot them a private message with your needs. There are other ways of contacting staff in the spoiler below.
The first way you can contact a staff member is by clicking on the "Staff Members" button at the top of the XboxMB website.
Next, click on the staff members name or the Send PM button next to their name to contact them with your question, concern, issue, or suggestion.
The Other way of contacting a staff member is simply going to the bottom of the forum and posting in the "Ask the Staff" Section with what you want to tell them. Your post in the Ask the Staff section will not be shown to others.
Wow, what a thread! I hope all of you new members who have read through this big thread of mine have gotten something out of it. If you appreciate what I have done here, you are welcome to click the "Thanks" button at the bottom right of this post. I thank anyone who has read through this for taking the time in reading and appreciating my hard work. If you have ANY questions or concerns (ex. some images are broken or something does not make sense) please feel free to contact me as I am a very friendly and helpful person to anyone who needs the help.
Thank you Derek for the encouragement to make this thread!
Last edited by Derek; 01-11-2013 at 01:48 PM.
Reason: Updated Staff BB Code and section.