Xbox £50 at argos with 4 games

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Dec 26, 2006
  1. adgloride
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    Argos had this offer on before xmas and it only lasted a few days. They then put it back up to £80 with the games. Reserving the item online doesn't mean your going to get the item at that price. The offer should be good for another week though. When ordering or reserving online remember to add the 4 games to your basket, you then get them for free. The games are Halo 2, Fable, Forza Motorsport and Project Gotham 2. Even if you don't want it for games they are easy to softmod and you can use them for playing DVDs without the dongle, MP3s and most video formats including xvid and divx on XBMC.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5671867.htm
     


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    Wow thanks for alerting us, I'm sure to pick up one as long as it's available in my area
     
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    Strangley enough, the cos of putting the chip into my Xbox is the same as the cost of that package. Anyways, I hope the 360 has a chip out soon.
     
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    I brought my for £299 [​IMG] 3 year ago
     
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    A Modchip isn't needed anymore in an xbox, its just a waste of money. When you can softmod it with a memory card and a game like splinter cell. You can even turn the soft mod off now to go on xbox live, the krazies softmod is really configurable as well. The only hastle is fitting a harddrive with a softmod you have to make sure it locks and have to place it in your PC. The software for doing it is easy enough to use though.
     
  6. legendofphil

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    I bought a modchip for less than $15 inc p&p, thats cheaper than buying a memory card and a compatible game.
    Fitting it was an issue, but I have friends who can solder well.

    EDIT: The only real problem I had was installing a new HDD, as the drive wasn't working and I didn't know that prior to fitting it. Once I got a working HDD it was really easy to install.
     
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    no need to mods you can buy game for £3.99 like here
     
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    I jumped on this offer last month when they had it before - absolutely awesome deal! I've had mine softmodded with xbmc on; it's a great bit of kit. I suppose I could d/l the games but virtually all the best games can be bought on ebay for less than £5 shipped.

    Oh yeah quick question - I have a couple of smartjoy SNES to USB adaptors. Anyone know if they would work if I connected them up to a female USB to xbox adaptor i.e. use SNES controllers on my xbox?
     
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    I was looking for a cheap dvd player, this is perfect!
     
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    How comes you didn't mention anything at that time [​IMG] I've checked for availablility online for 6 stores and they're all sold out
     
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    It won't work [​IMG] I got a competition pro joystick a while ago that works off USB. It will not work on the xbox. It has something to do with having to hack the xbox to use the controller, its not meant to be straight forward to do [​IMG]
     
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    Hahaha...I'd never buy a console for £299, EVER.

    Not even legacy consoles.
     
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    Reason I bought this xbox for Halo within 3 months price drop to £199 and
    those who bought for £299 get to pick 2 free shitty games and 1 brick Controller from microsoft.


    PS3 for £549.99 anyone?
    the PS3 game are £49.99.... [​IMG]
     
  14. spas

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    I paid 179.99 for mine makes you feel like shit for buying it but you had it when it was in fashion.

    Soft modding VS modchips

    17.99 for the replay card
    7.99 for the game if you cant lend it

    11.00 for a pogo pin spider chip

    its a matter of choice really


    I am trying to get my xbox to work at the moment but I am having Evox problems backing up the files via usb. It is not connecting I am using a crossover cable and one ethernet card.

    the ip's for pc for xbox are different im using flashfxp I cant understand it.

    I have a modchip and am running the evox dashing I dont want to install evox without backing up the files.
     
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    Where you getting those prices from? Gamestation/Cash Converters have splinter cell for £1-£2 depending on store. The Xploder full package is £5 at dixons/currys (includes memory card). If they have none in stock they have the Xploder light for £3 - couple that with a memory card from gamestation for £4 (or borrow one from a friend if you can). Max price of £9. You can always sell on the softmod tools for what you paid for them once you are done anyway - meaning it has cost nothing.

    Chips were great when there was no other option. Once software exploits became stable there was little reason to use a chip (other than if you want to use it in a xbox with an unlocked hd).
     
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    I bought an xbox for 21 quid on ebay and then softmodded for an extra 15 quid and that`s with the memory card, splinter cell and postage .. class
     
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    yeah. - I just made a cable that was old wired controller to female USB and used an old 64MB usb flash drive for transferring across the savegames to the harddisk. With a bit of tinkering you can get Action Replay software to recognize different hardware.

    Also the good thing with softmods is that once you've got everything you need you can do as many Xboxes as you like - no more expense, where as with modchips you have to buy a new chip for every xbox...
     
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    I was asking this guy at cash converters what he does with modded xbox's he said he checks the none tamper seal but it would be so funny if you gave him a soft modded one that boots the normal dash. Some kid takes it home and it has evoX on it.

    But heres the thing Bennyboo I have the files need for the Splinter Cell exploit on the PAL system just tell me this.... How big does the memory card have to be. Is it a matter of putting the exploit on a 8meg xbox card using another chipped xbox and then using that to open evox on the softmodded xbox then ftping the software or will it all fit onto a 8meg offical xbox save cart??

    Its because I want to softmod my friends xbox and mine is already chipped just need to know what he needs to buy a 8 meg memory unit should do the trick then?

    As long as I can put the main files on using my chipped xbox (ftping)

    I have been seeing a lot of usb stick to controller wires out there I just cant believe they work. Its like anything you ram into the xbox works!
     
  20. bennyboo

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    Hey Spas,

    Yes, the exploit will fit onto an 8 meg card, and the fact that your xbox is already modded will make life a hell of a lot easier. Like you say just copy the exploit to the memory using your modded xbox, then copy them to the unmodded xbox using the MS dash. Once you've got the FTP server running on his xbox then you can copy across apps etc.. but you don't need to ftp just to install the softmod as such.. a basic dashboard is there with the exploit usually. All the info. I ever needed I found on www.xbox-scene.com they have a whole softmod forum with tutorials etc...

     

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