Dec 2 2004, 04:23 PM
I just need a push in the right direction with this xbox stuff.
Until yesterday i didn't even know there were different versions of xbox.....
So basically what I want is to be able to:
*swap hd for a bigger one
*back up games on hd
*make it region free for games and dvd's
*be able to run mp3's,avi's and mpeg's etc.....
*be able to run emulators
*make it so I don't have to buy a dvd kit...
What version of xbox do I need to get?
What modchip will let me do this stuff?
How do I make sure I'm getting one that will read all types of media? dvdr,cdr, cdrw etc...
I'm sorry to ask all these questions, I realise that they've probably been asked a lot before but whenevr I read about this stuff it tends to assume you already know the absolute basics. Once I have this information I'll go out and get myself an xbox then follow the tutorial for how to flash bios and all that I just need a little help to make sure I don't go out right away and make the wrong decision.
Thanks a lot,
Dec 2 2004, 04:28 PM
Yeah your right about them being asked thousands of times before but seeing as I wondered into this thread and took my time to read the whole thing I will give you some details, instead of telling you to search.
Ok where do I start lol ....
Any new box you pick up nowdays will be a V1.6 or a V1.6b which means at the present moment I believe there is only 1 completely solderless chip - The Spiderchip.
As for what you want to do any og the chips should do that for you - Or you could go with the softmod options (please see the softmod/exploits forums for more details).
When it comes to the dvd drive the only real way is to eject the drive itself and have a look - pics of the 3 drives can be found in the FAQ forum - .
Dec 2 2004, 05:10 PM
Ah right sorry to be a pain.
I'm likely going to be buying a second hand xbox as they're cheap so there's a chance it won't be the newest version what solderless chips would be available for it?
Will I have major problems putting on the programs I need and backing up games to my hard drive if I have one of the old thompson drives?
Oh yeah Will I be able to use my spare ide 120 gig hard drive in the xbox or do they need their own special sort?
Thanks a lot.
Dec 2 2004, 05:15 PM
|Will I have major problems putting on the programs I need and backing up games to my hard drive if I have one of the old thompson drives?|
Use ftp to transfer programs to you xbox, thomson drive will work fine for original discs and dvd-r, cd-rw and i once got a cd-r working on mine
You ide drive must support locking if your going to be booting original bios, best check here realy, http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/