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Original Xbox molding
« on: August 26, 2019, 10:28:57 pm »
So I have a 4 unmodified original Xbox’s, I payed less then $30 for all of them. I have had them for a while and am now targeting them for my game room setup. I want to mod them all and  give 3 of 4 to friends and family. It seems the xbox mod seen never went away and is still pretty active.

I’m looking for feedback on my plane before I get started but plane to update this thread to the end of the presses.

The current plane:
  • identify the models of each
  • remove all sub v1.6 clocks capacitors
  • rocky5 soft mode all 4, assuming non are v1.6. If one or more are v1.6 I’ll use a Aladdin XT.
  • TSOP flash all non v1.6, probably with EvoX F G
  • install large HD
  • fill the HD with original Xbox games or just use a pre-made disk image from a torrent

I want them to be mostly used for  original Xbox games, emulators are not the goal but will probably be added. Pretty sure I have all the odds and ends for needed for the soft mode and installing a SSD.

Dose anyone know I if I use the Evox f g if I can just swop the hard drives? Or is there more to it when using a pre made Disk image?
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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 09:32:06 am »
If you install a bios that disables the DVD drive check, you can use Chimp to clone the hard drive after you have one set up the way you like.  No need to hot swap, either.  I've got a custom bios that disable that check and gets rid of the flubber animation.

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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 05:26:14 pm »
If you install a bios that disables the DVD drive check, you can use Chimp to clone the hard drive after you have one set up the way you like.  No need to hot swap, either.  I've got a custom bios that disable that check and gets rid of the flubber animation.

Interesting. So I can get one all set and simple clone and move it to another Xbox.

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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 09:11:00 pm »
Ignoring shovelware I wonder how large a complete xbox collection would be.  We are starting to get to the point where these older hdd equipped consoles could be completely archived affordably.

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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 09:54:24 pm »
Ignoring shovelware I wonder how large a complete xbox collection would be.  We are starting to get to the point where these older hdd equipped consoles could be completely archived affordably.

Iíve seen torrents that clams to be complete, there were almost 2TB.

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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 10:02:49 pm »
That's actually doable... it'll be better when you can get a 2tb ssd for a reasonable price though. 

I really want to take the time to set mine up properly, but I'm so divorced from xbox modding at this point I wouldn't know where to start... especially now that all the popular iso sites are gone.  I'll add it to the list of never completed projects I guess. 

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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 10:52:49 pm »
Most of the games are really only like 400-700 megs once you remove a few video clips.  I used to dig around in the files and find something like ďintro.xmvĒ, delete it, and replace it with a renamed copy of ďendcredits.xmvĒ or similar.   As long as it existed, the game would run and nobody watches those stupid intro videos anyway.  They were using DVDs so there wasnít any need to compress the videos.  In times where Iím pulling 2TB Sata drives out of the trash, I guess thereís no reason to bother but it was worthwhile in those 20-30GB days.

Would be interesting to pull together a list of 2019 Xbox must haves.  Only things I ever play now besides CoinOps are Simpsons Road Rage and Outrun 2.  Burnout 3 every now and then, but Iím like 80% complete and the remaining challenges are impossible and Iíve been stuck for a decade. 





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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 03:20:42 am »
The two Buffy games are great and nobody ever mentions those.  Crimson Skies and the Spiderman games are also particularly good.  The Prince of Persia Trilogy is fantastic... it's back when Ubisoft made something besides Assassin's Creed and clones of Assassin's Creed. 

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Re: Original Xbox molding
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 01:43:10 pm »
It is not hard at all to find roms Bittorrent is your friends.

I generally donít want or need ever game for a system. But some times itís simpler to download a complete set and just throw it on. This may be one of those cases.