Is The X-lite And 1.6 Adaptor Not A Good Solution?
Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:15 PM
First off, as you can see, I am very new here. And everyone on here seems extremely helpful, and it is very comforting to know that there are places like this to go for help and people are willing to give their time to help. I apologize ahead of time if this is technically in the wrong spot. That said, I just bought myself an xbox with forza package (there was a deal here in spain for 70 euros!!!) and my friend recommended that i get the aforementioned chip and solderless adaptor combo from eb2k for it (i will be getting my xbox next week, so i do not yet know what version it is, though i assume it will be the newer 1.6b). i was about to buy it, but after reading many horror stories on here about that particular combination, i am not so sure. although it does seem like it has finally been worked out, i wasnt completely sure if everything seems to be working well. so i was wondering if anyone could recommend this combination, or if recommend to NOT buy this. in other words, are there better options out there than this? my friend seemed very passionate about this ebsk site, but then again, he bought his about two years ago, so perhaps things have changed since then. anyhow, thanks for all your help ahead of time.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 01:14 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:11 AM
PS As far as the xchip goes, does soldering the wire seem to be a final solution (ie, it will work once you solder the wire)? I want to know that even if it needs more work, it WILL work at some point
Thanks a lot everyone and I will be back...
Posted 21 February 2006 - 02:54 PM
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:24 PM
by the waym, thanks tihspeed.
Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:36 AM
Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:01 AM
cant wait! but his will be coming in a few weeks. so i think i may take the safe route and pay an extra 40 euros to get it soldered (i guess its like paying an insurance of 40 euros. plus, they put in evox and xbmc, two things i will definitely put on). on another note, i wasnt planning on putting a hdd in, since i have almost a hundred blank dvds laying around my house. however, will i be able to play all games from dvd, or do some need to be put onto a hdd to work? oh, and one last thing for ya tihspeed. do emulators need to go on the hdd? i heard that the new xboxes have 10 gb. if thats true, maybe i can put an emulator (and possibly a game or two) without needing to install a new hdd?
as always, thanks a lot for all your quick responses and your help!!!
Posted 25 February 2006 - 02:50 AM
In the beginning I'd just stick with evox because its pretty much fool proof and it has the least ammount of problems. Once you get a feel for you new machine expand your horizions and try new dashes. Among my favorite dashes is Unleash X it has the ability of moving dashes. So do other dashes but for some reason I really love this one. You can still keep others but you have to make sure you don't run out of Hdd space.
Emulators are really fun especially if you actually remember playing the atari way back in the day. Once again Hdd space is a must you can burn threw this really fast if you don't watch what else you have loaded. As far as playing emulators from a disk I have no idea I don't see why not but you can look this up later in the designated forum. You might just end up finding two year old posts so maybe pose some of your own questions in there and see what you come up with.
Lastly you said you heard that MS is now putting larger Hdd's in the xbox's that are comming off the assembly line. I wouldn't believe this because the origional xbox is last years product. Why put in larger hdd's that cost more money and cut into their profits, but you never know you might be right.
P.S. be patient when it comes to soldering your new xbox. One speck of solder dropped to the mother board(solder splash)and you'll end up with a really nice, new paper weight.
Posted 25 February 2006 - 01:11 PM
So, I got some news. My xbox arrived last night! It came much faster than expected, and it was quite a pleasant surprise. It turns out it was made in mid 2005, so it is at least a version 1.6. I have been having some second thoughts about soldering, and, although I haven't decided yet, I am leaning towards haveing it professionally installed. I guess it is sort of like paying 40 euros for insurance, which isn't too bad.
I do not plan on playing xbox live, so that will not be a factor for me. I currently have tons of fujifilm dvd-rs. They have been the best ones to play movies on my laptop, and they are not a cheap brand like Prince, so I do not think that will be a problem. I will stick with the evox dash as you mentioned for a while then, until I get the feel for it. Ok, so as far as the emulators go, with a stock hdd, I should be able to put in several roms of different emulators shouldn't I? They seem to not take up to much space. So basically, I would be alright if I only used the stock HDD for emulators/roms, and a dash or two? I plan on streaming movies and music from my laptop via WiFi, and then to play backup games, I can just use dvds. Do you think this sounds possible?
That's pretty much it. If I decide to get the chip soldered professionally, I will get in done early this week and let you know how it went. However, if I plan on soldering it, I'll probably take a few weeks. That also makes me lean towards getting it installed so I can mess around with it already!!!!
Take it easy, and I will be back to let you know how it all went.
Posted 25 February 2006 - 05:33 PM
I currently have an WD external 250 gb hdd. do you know if it is possible to either A) make this internal in the hdd or connect the xbox to it via usb or firewire?
Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:05 PM
I'm pretty sure the things you plan to do with xbox are possible. I'd ask some questions in the Newbie forum just to make sure(the brightest minds are in there).
With the Dvd Media. Try not to burn to many coasters. I mean your media, just because its expensive, dosn't mean it will work. Your friend with the modded xbox should know which types of media are most compatible. I frankly go with the cheapest media I can find. Ritek is my brand of choice. So If you hit a dead end with your media not booting up this is where I would look.
As far as using an external Hdd. I've heard of people piggy backing an external hdd for extra space but it has limitations. I think it could only have music and video with no real applications on it or maybe it had to have a switch to move between the two Hdd's. I cant remember(check the newbie forum). I'm pretty sure the USB thing with the Hdd won't work.
I think you have reached the end of my magic carpet of knowledge. I hope I have helped you. come again.
Edited by tihspeed, 25 February 2006 - 09:06 PM.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:15 PM
anywayz, thanks again, as this was first experience asking questions here and it is nice to know that people are so willing to help
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