Someone gave me an original modded Xbox.. now what? 0_0

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  1. GM Otomon
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    Hey, so someone gave me a modded Xbox and a bunch of burned Dvds, shortly before they passed away.
    I just tried using the console today, but I noticed all the dvds were in terrible condition and unplayable. So I download and iso, but I cannot figure out how to burn them in order for the modchip to reconize em? I tried using Qwix and burning the converted iso using both the "Local Folder" iso and "Convert Iso" options but no luck...

    So how do I burn isos properly?

    And no I have no idea if its hardmodded or softmoded, but they gave me those burned dvds which I am guessing means its hardmodded otherwise some sort of custom XMB would boot no?
     


  2. Daggot

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    Wait, you have a modchip? Check your HDD size you might be able to bypass the whole disk thing and just play em straight from the xbox. Xbox drives and finicky and only like certain media that depend on which drive it was produced with. You can tell which drive you have by looking through the menu of your modded dashboard. Alternatively you could refer to the picture here and also make sure to read this copypasted post, it helped me a bunch back before I swapped the HDD on mine.

    Samsung Drive:
    Reads all CD-R/RW
    Reads all DVD-R/RW
    Will not read DVD+R/RW

    Thomson Drive:
    Will not read CD-R
    Will only read SOME (generally expensive media) CD-RW
    Reads all DVD-R/RW
    Reads all DVD+R/RW

    Philips Drive:
    Will not read CD-R
    Will read SOME (generally expensive media) CD-RW
    Reads all DVD-R/RW
    Does not read DVD+R/RW
    [​IMG]

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    If you're softmodded make sure you still check the HDD size in the file explorer. Back when I burnt disks I usually used imgburn and burnt them gently at the slowest setting my drive could support. Its more economical to use multi disk managers so you can fit 2/3 games on 1 disk depending on their size and that way you have an entire series on 1 disk instead of 2. You can find things like that in the C-Xbox tool
     
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    Regardless if its softmodded or hard modded you can play burnt games, or copy games to the HD. Use imgburn for making backups. As for the rest? I can't help you with that.
     
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    Don't know anything about this topic, but I'm just going to like your comment for the effort you put into it. :)
     
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    So last night I got desperate and started pressing the buttons randomly, I held the power button and noticed that the ligth on the Xbox turned orange... and Boom it reads my burned dvd 0_0 So I am guessing it means that I have a hard mod.

    I am interested on playing games off the harddrive, but the stock hardrive is only like 8 gbs rigth? And what is the easiest way to achieve this with a hardmod?

    Also, I noticed that the xbox will randomly either be totally silent, or get really loud. Is this normal on the Xbox? This is my first time messing around with it so idk if it is... its sounds like an airplane in comparison to my ps2 slim lol
     
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    Yes you don't per se need to open the Xbox to rip discs to the harddrive, even burnt games. Except 8gb is pathetic. (I've never upgraded mine...)
     
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    That orange light could be a softmod too. I used to have EvoX and it would load just like you said. I doubt someone would sell you a chipped xbox when softmods can pretty much do everything chips can.
     
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    Well how do I find out? The Xbox does not load a custom XMB just the regular one when I turn on... and when I activate the mod mode the logo for Xbox comes out blue instead of green 0_0
     
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    If the xbox logo is blue. Then it's chipped. Last I checked you can't edit the logo/splash screen on a softmod. Only chip/tsop flashed machine can do it.
     
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    Okay I guess I am writing my posts too long so I will just list the questions:

    1) Is the Xbox supposed to be so loud?

    2)My Xbox is hardmodded, what is the best way to get games into my HDD

    3)Can I run PAL games in my NTSC system? I know softmodded Wii bypasses region but not sure with Xbox
     
  11. Armadillo

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    1) I wouldn't say it should be very loud. It's probably the fan is dusty/worn out or possibly the disc drive if it's noisy with a disc in.

    2) FTP. The alternate dashboards have ftp servers built in. So just ftp the games across. You don't seem to have anything installed, so probably easiest for you to just burn something like slayers auto installer and let it install one for you. Once you have a dash installed, then you can just send the games across via ftp. Although if you still have the stock hdd in there, you aren't really going to get any games on there.

    3) Yes.
     
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    1/2) So to open up my Xbox and clean it and install a new HD.. I need to have a screwdriver that is shaped like 6 pointed star, I got tons of tools but never seen one like that before, I was hoping it would be easier lol

    3)So do I just burn them like I would any other game and my NTSC game will just play them? Or do I need to use some sort of patch on the iso too convert to NSTC?
     
  13. Armadillo

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    1) Torx driver. You need a t10,t20 and t15. 20 for the outside screws, 10 for some of the internal and 15 to get the hdd out of it's plastic caddy thing.

    3) yeah, just burn them.
     
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    So after spending like 6 hours figuring out how to open the Xbox and carefully taking everything apart, I managed to do it and clean everything carefully, now the Xbox is pretty quiet :)

    I am going to install Slayers like you told me to, once I do, is it easy to FTP roms to Xbox? How is emulation on the Xbox anyways?

    I do not think I am going to change my Hardrive, as even if its just 8 GB in size, most games are not bigger than 3 GB, so I will just FTP whatever game I want to play and delete it once I am done, I will mostly use the Xbox for emulators if the emulation is decent in it....

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    Oh also I took a picture of the HD it had, not sure if that tell us anything...
    http://postimg.org/image/f44o9y1a5/

    EDIT2: So I just downloaded the iso for Slayer, and burned it into an CD, did not work...am I supossed to burn it into a dvd instead? And also... do I need to convert it using Qwix like I would for a game iso?
     
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    Good for most stuff up to ps1. N64 is meh and I think arcade games (cps2 etc) are a mixed bag, with a lot working great, but others not so much.

    That's just the stock 10GB seagate drive, Microsoft started to use 10GB drives locked to 8GB, the extra 2 can be unlocked on a modded box, you'll have to search that one as I can't remember how.

    Depends on the drive. Unless it's a Samsung drive (and one of the earlier ones, iirc there was a 2nd revision that didn't read them), then you aren't likely to have luck with cd-r. You shouldn't have to do anything to the iso, other than burn it. It's been a long time, but you can try booting the console with the disc already in. I think those types of discs (not games, so slayers and similar) tend to not boot if you let it get to the ms dash, unlike games.
     
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    Okay so I managed to install EvoX and managed to ftp with Qwix, by complete luck, I just messed around using the settings people posted online.
    The problem is Qwix needs Avalaunch for some features and also Avalaunch has file manager, so I installed that instead, but now I have no idea how to do it!
    Any change you have the instructions on how to achieve this? I am so near... I was already able to FTP a game using Evox so I know its possible.
     
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    Avalaunch is installed but you don't know how to ftp in or use Qwix with it? or you can't get it to boot as a dash? I don't think I've ever used avalaunch (think the last dash I used was UnleashX). The website for avalaunch is still around and has documentation for it

    http://www.avalaunch.net/index.html
     
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    I don't know about any of this but I'm sorry about the guy that passed away. That sucks.
     
  19. GM Otomon
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    Avalaunch is installed, no idea how to set up FTP. I have no idea what setings im supossed to change on my pc (I had to insert manual ip on my Internet protocol 4 settings for evo)., i have no idea what static ip means or gateway ip....

    And yes I know there is lots of sites out there, but none of them have been straigthfoward, like i just need to know exactly what to put into each field x_x

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    Thanks dude, it was actually given to me by my dad... he liked when I figured things out, because in his old way of thinking, being a man meant you could fix things, thats why I am trying to set it up so badly
     
  20. Armadillo

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    ah right. I've not used Avalaunch, but ftp settings tend to be much the same across all the dashboards.

    Are you connecting directly between the xbox and pc? Not through a router? A lot of the old guides assume you are making a direct connection. You really shouldn't have to change anything pc side if you are going through a router, only stuff on the xbox side.

    Anyway. It looks like avalunch sets most of it's stuff via an .xml config with no option to adjust from avalunch itself, which is a bit shit.

    Does avalaunch show an ip at all in the bottom corner when it has booted? It should be easy enough to get it working, once we know where we stand (direct connection/router, showing ip or not etc).