I've been a console modder for awhile now and have so far covered the DS, PSP and PS2. I have been looking into jumping in Microsoft's arena for quite some time. I was able to obtain a used Xbox from a co-worker for free and one of my friends has one of the needed games (the Mech one) and an Action Replay disc and USB device. I believe he said I needed one more thing in order to get soft-modding. So, before I get everything, I wanted to ask some questions. Now, I know this soft-mod is most similar to the PS2, but it requires Linux. I'm not much of a computer whiz, so does the Linux part get complicated? I'm also aware of the Xbox's internal HDD (of 20 GB?). How would one store downloaded games in it? Is there a way to cut out dummy data and pad files like in Rominator and UMDgen? .I know actual discs can be copied over in the drive. Speaking of discs, can be games be burned to a DVD-r in IMGburn? Is a patch necessary for the ISO? I'll most likely have more questions later. Thanks fellow Tempers!