What to do to get an XBOX 360 to play backups ?

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  1. Ben_j
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    So, I'm getting an XBOX 360 soon (GTA IV calling !) and since I'm a noob about hacking the 360, I'd like to know what I need to get my 360 to play backups, out of the box.

    - Can I hack ANY 360 ?
    - Is it easy ? Any soldering needed ? Depending on the 360 model ?
    - I've heard about "stealth" games, can any game be patched to stealth ? Easily ? Or does it require hax0rz 1337 skillz ?
    - can I use any hard drive as a 360 hard drive, without buying an official -expensive- one ?

    Thanks to whoever will have the patience to answer [​IMG]
    Flamers away
     


  2. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    You can download them already stealthed ...

    Hit xbox-scene for tutorials and info on modding 360s ...

    You need a legit M$ 360 HDD with a 360 ...
     
  3. Ben_j
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    Thanks...
    Also :

    - Will I be banned if I play an original game on the Live with a flashed drive ?
     
  4. neveras

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    no one can read the future, who knows if MS will find a way of detecting stealth chips/ flashed bios.
     
  5. Ben_j
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    Ben_j GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've heard that it's already the case... But that doesn't answer my question
     
  6. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You don't need a legit ms hdd , you can use a western digital scorpio sata drive if you want. You just need to get hold of a hdd signature file (hddss.bin) and the specialists HDDhacker program. You'll need to find a hdd case from some where though , or fit it internally by soldering to the board where the drive connects. Suppose it depends how much not getting ripped off by ms is worth to you.

    As for the question about playing originals on live only , far as I know , no one has been banned if they have only used originals online and back ups offline only. How ever , if you flash , accept the fact that there is the possibility of getting banned , don't want to risk it , don't flash.
     
  7. SavageWaffle

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    Im sure you will get banned even if you play with a legit copy of a game. Microsoft released(secretly) a new software to detect modded AKA chipped Xbox's. They can't detect soft modded ones yet( this is for the 360+Original).
    Your better off buying the real game, and staying legit for Microsoft. Nintendo, you can do w/e you want.
     
  8. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No they didn't. The drive chips have been detectable since the start , the last update has already been checked by the people who make the firmware. Nothings changed , live still checks the exact same things it's been checking for ages and ixtreme still passes everything.
     
  9. Joe88

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    there also upgrading live on the 21
    its gonna off for like 10 hrs
    maybe some new stuff to detect copied games being played over live and to block new cheats\exploits
     
  10. Ben_j
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    got my xbox at 6:00PM today, it was flashed at 10 [​IMG]

    All the games play fine, after having updated the console.

    I have a BenQ drive and I used iXtreme 1.41 firmware (what's the difference between 8x, 12x etc ?)
     
  11. fischju

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    GTA 4 will probably be super laggy at 8x.
     
  12. Ben_j
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    that doesn't tell me what the difference is [​IMG]

    I picked 12x anyway. And there was "non stealth" too, what's that ?
     
  13. Armadillo

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    12x , 8x , 5x and 2x are the drive speeds that you can have. Slower speed , quieter drive , but longer loading. Non stealth is just a version of the firmware that lets you play non stealth copies. Only useful for people who don't use live and have old non stealth copies that they don't want to stealth and burn again.
     
  14. Ben_j
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    is there a way to make the fans quieter ? [​IMG] Cause I'm having headache because of the sound :s
     
  15. aZnXrAvEr

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    use a lower speed for the ixtreme for quieter fans
     
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    But then games will load slowly (PSP-style !) and GTA IV will lag ? And I don't want to open my XBOX again [​IMG]
     
  17. aZnXrAvEr

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    i don't think there's another way to make fan quieter [​IMG]
     
  18. Ben_j
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    changing them probably... but what was MS thinking ? It's making more noise than my old computer, almost as much as my hoover
     
  19. lenselijer

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    i got the arcade system with a benq, and at 8x it's pretty quiet. however when i keep my hand over the outtake it's totally cool.
    i dont understand why the fans need to run so fast if there is no heat to take away?
     
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    I was wondering if a modded 360 is able to play backup games of the original xbox. Can you play burnt xbox games on the 360?