thanks to some terrific help from heimdall, i'm now soft modded (splinter cell exploit, NDURE 1.1.1) with XBMC installed with app and emu's! i do have just a couple of questions as i dive into this further...
1. i have a stock HD installed currently. not much available space after running the XBMC installer deluxe disc and installing all the apps/emu's but i did have enough space on my E: drive to try ripping a single game, Splashdown. i ran DVD2XBOX and successfully(?) ripped the game. when i tried launching the game, the box reset back to XBMC. anyone have any suggestions?
2. i have about 200 xbox games i'd love to store away and just rip them locally, which means, i need a HD upgrade. i have an extra 300gb seagate lying around that i'm going to try to install. from what i've read, it will be in partitions of about 137gb. so i'll split my HD questions out...
2A. i've seen lots of guides on upgrading the HD, anyone have a recommendation on ones that might be easier?
2B. with so many games to split over different partitions, is there any kind of front end launcher (cover flow style browsing maybe?) to browse games without having to go into each different partition to find a game?
2C. curious if there is some DB out there showing game sizes or if there is an average size for xbox games? just wondering if my 300gb will hold most of my games or if i should pony up and get a larger capacity drive?
2D. if i do need to buy a new drive, any recommendations?
thank you all, i'm so glad i found this site and decided to make some use out of my old box.