Hi guys, Iím quiet new to the world of Xbox modding but Iíve waded through almost all of your Xbox scene tutorials and I have gained much information about hacking. Iíve no plans to carry out these mods yet but I hope to do it in the summer holidays when I have a decent job that gives me enough income to afford everything.
Basically I need all feedback and information about these mods and I will mention specific feedback were required.
The Mod Chip
Iím hoping to buy a chameleon because they are so cheap $25, thatís about £16 compared to the Executer2 Pro mod chip. The reason I would like to buy this mod chip is because I believe itís a 1024kb bios space, is that true? And apparently I can split bioses with a win32 programme. What programme is that and where do I download it? I also heard that the mod chip requires a Matrix Programmer, does that come with the package? Also what programmes do I need to prep the chip for a bios. And were can I get bins, dialup users (me) canít get onto #xbins . Any other information regarding this mod chip can you please mention here.
Version 1.2 mainboard
I really need to buy this part separately. As well as being up to date with all of the circuitry I will also be able to attach a Case PSU without any problems. I can buy these sorts of spare parts but were are they located, on the net, doggy street shops, computer fairs? And will it all function with my v1.1 component like USBX connecters/boards, dvd drive etc. And how much do you reckon they will be?
120 gig Hard Drive
Well I assume I can just simply buy one but what tools do I need to prepare the hard drive for the Xbox. Were are the tools to lock the Hard Drive? I would also like to know were a Disk Defragmenter is for the Xbox because Iíve heard that transferring big amounts of data regularly can disrupt the hard drive access and make it very noisy.
Also Iím hoping to just use XBMP as my dashboard (I know, configuration file uses MD5SUM pass) and does this include the tools for preparing the hard drive or do I have to do that with windows or something. I would prefer windows tools.
Xbox Hard Drive in my workstation
Iím hoping to use the original to create Xbox Iso on my computer and transfer them via networking. I just format the drive under Windows 2000 Server sub menu donít I? Well this all be enough space for ISO files (one game at a time).
Xbox Mandrake 9.0
Well can I just install mandrake for the amount of space I would like instead of 8 or 10 gigs. Also it just uses free space right, and I will be able to use the F drive because I customised the amount of space to be used.
I saw the tutorial for the case but for a modded case. Is that ok. I have enough power for the case lights because Iíll be using the Case PSU on my ver2.1 mainboard. But any important information is welcome.
Xbox PC Case PSU instead of XBOX PSU
Well Iím hoping to do that with an Xbox mainboard. But will too much power (350 Watts probably) blow the board or anything. And the Original DVD drive has to be on the mainboard right? All spare power connections will be going to hard drive, and fan (I can by a PSU to Fan connection converter from Maplin).
Thatís about all I need information about. I will be doing other stuff like USB adapters etc, oh yer were could I buy IMAC style USB keyboard & mouse from?
Well all information is welcome. GG sorry if I boarded you.
PS would a Linux PSX emulator work ok in Linux?