Question about the XBOX 1ST GEN

Discussion in 'Microsoft Xbox' started by JN_big3, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. JN_big3
    OP

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    223
    17
    Oct 1, 2011
    Hi guys, I was wondering. Is the XBOX 1ST Gen region-free? My cousin sent me a lot of XBOX 1st gen games. Most of them are in the NTSC-US region

    A friend of mine offered me an XBOX 1ST Gen for $20. Said it isn't modified. He told me that it was made in Mexico. Does that mean anything?

    If the XBOX 1st gen isn't region-free, is there an easy alternative to play the games?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,566
    13,208
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    You'll have to softmod it to make it region free.
    It's fairly easy to do, just follow this tutorial.
     
  3. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    migles is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    7,072
    4,753
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    console made in mexico? isn't that a ybox? (contrafeit/fake console?)
     
  4. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    Xbox region lock was optional. A few games didn't use it.
    Still if using an HDTV you'll want to enable the NTSC video modes. PAL consoles didn't officially support 480p.
     
  5. Count Duckula

    Count Duckula .

    Member
    646
    169
    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    If you want to upgrade the hard drive to store games it's a hell of a lot easier if the console is chipped (no messing around with drive unlocking and locking). Chipped xboxes go for around $20 here in Australia (likely more on ebay, but more local used sales listings have them cheap). I got one chipped with 2 controllers and component cable for $20 a year or so ago (now have 3).

    Worth it for 'Conker: Live and Reloaded' alone :)
     
  6. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,566
    13,208
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Actually no.
    Your Wii gets made in China, Xbox gets made in Mexico, Hungaria and other countries.
    All of the parts for consoles get produced world wide and be assembled elsewhere.
     
    migles likes this.
  7. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Member
    1,046
    461
    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    Not sure this is 100% accurate but from what I've been able to gather
    • 1.0 systems were made in Mexico or Hungary
    • 1.1 systems were made in Mexico or China
    • 1.2 systems were made in China
    • 1.3 systems and later were made in China or Taiwan
    In any event, I wouldn't worry about it being a Mexican system. Mine's Mexican and still runs perfectly after more than 12 years. Wish my PS2 bought around the same time had lasted half that long.
     
  8. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,566
    13,208
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Me 1.5 unit had trace corrosion.
    Fixed it with a few wires.
    DVD drive still works perfectly fine!
     
  9. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,736
    4,737
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Pretty much comes down to if you open it up for any reason, take a peek and make sure everything is still good in there, remove any busted caps if there are any, like the clock capacitor. Give it a good clean if that's the case and she's good to go again.