Original Xbox Softmod Kit

 

No need for action replay memory cards, xploder, modchip, to disassemble nor to solder. Free your Original Xbox and explore all new features i.e. play ROMs via Emulators, play import games, install XBMC (Xbox Media Center), burn games and/or install them on the Original Xbox hard drive. All you need is the Xbox Memory Card with the proper files and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2002) game disc. 



Xbox Memory Card
The Xbox memory card is available for either [NTSC] or [PAL] meaning it's compatible with any Original Xbox worldwide.

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Softmod Features

Soft-mod means software modification. To modify is to install new software over the original while giving the Xbox new features. All these feaures are free to install on a softmodded Xbox.

*Note: this softmod is for the original Xbox and not the Xbox 360

Emulation (Retro Gaming)


The Microsoft Xbox was designed to only play Xbox games. However, a modded Xbox can play games from classic video game systems by installing emulators. Emulators are programs that play ROMs. ROMs are video games contained into a single file. ROMs also make it easy to play import games from retro systems such as Japanese titles that were not released in the North America or Europe.

Play games from Nintendo (NES), Super Nintendo (SNES), Nintendo 64 (N64), Game Boy Advance (GBA), Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Atari, MAME Arcade and other game consoles. Additionally, the Sega CD and Neo-Geo CD emulators are able to load their original game discs directly from the Xbox disc drive. 

Original Xbox Games (Import/Backup)

original xbox games xbox softmod kit import backupOriginal Xbox games can be played from the hard drive as ISO image files. It can also play imported original Xbox games, the Xbox games released in Japan, Europe, Australia & North America, so no matter which country you're in you can play all the released Xbox games. Also play homebrew games and backup copies of an original Xbox game disc. The original Xbox also has the ability to rip game discs directly to the hard drive, this can be done after softmodding the console. The Xbox already has an 8GB hard drive that can also be upgraded when modded. Making backup copies of games allows you to system-link Xbox's with just one copy of the game disc.


Multimedia (XBMC/XBMC4XBOX)

xbmc xbmc4xbox original xbox media center Transform your classic Xbox into a killer media center. Install XBMC on the original Xbox to access all your digital media files to play them on Xbox. Connect the Xbox to a computer or home network to stream video, music and photos. Additionally, play region free DVD's without the DVD Movie Playback Kit and rip DVD's to the Xbox hard drive.


Xbox Linux Project/Windows 98

Linux Project Original Xbox Softmod KitThe Xbox Linux Project is installing Linux operating system on the original Xbox converting the Xbox into a personal computer (PC). Xbox Linux features internet browser, text editor, file manager and more. Also, a mouse and keyboard can be used with a usb converter. There are several types of Xbox Linux such as xDSL, Gentoox and Xebian. Windows 98 is also able to be installed as long as the Linux xDSL is installed.


New Dashboard

xbox softmod dashboard unleashxThe dashboard is start up screen of the Xbox. After softmod has been installed on the original Xbox it will start up with a new dashboard, either UnleashX (photo) or EvolutionX. The new dashboard will give access to the Xbox file system and allow you to transfer files between Xbox and computer. *The original Xbox dashboard will still be accessible.

Arcade Emulation on the Xbox Original
























Today we want to discuss the arcade emulators for the original Xbox. The most popular arcade emulator is the M.A.M.E. (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) able to run games from the 80's and 90's with ease. There are several emulators that have ported over the MAME emulator for the original Xbox. 

Neo-Geo CD Game Discs Are Playable on the Xbox Original


















Today we bring to attention the Neo-Geo CD. Available in 1994 the Neo-Geo CD was a video game consoles manufactured by SNK. The Neo-Geo CD is the CD equivalent version of the cartridge based Neo-Geo console released in 1991. The Neo-Geo CD was made to reduce manufacturing costs.  The Neo-Geo CD's library was mainly ports of AES and MVS titles but also had an array of exclusives. The Neo-Geo CD was discontinue in 1997, 97 CD games were released and eight of them were CD exclusive.


Play Sega CD Discs on the Xbox Original

















Today we bring to attention the SEGA CD. Available in 1992 the SEGA CD was an add-on attachment to the Sega Genesis. The CD quality games a higher quality audio experience, some games such as Night Trap evolved around using FMV video. Many games were ported from their Sega Genesis version, some SEGA CD games showed great improvement while others were made with less effort and gave the SEGA CD brand a bad name.


MAMEoXtras v1.4 Released




















MAMEoXtras v1.4
MAMEoXtras is a port of the popular MAME (Multi Arcade Machine Emulator) system for the Original Xbox. Includes source code. Featuring new updated driver work and brand spanking new skins. 

Contains coding by Erik Abair, opcode, luckyMIC, superfro, XPort, bendermike, Ebsy, HK$, IQ_132, gamezfan, destronger, cbagy, And BritneysPAIRS. 

New in this release: Games Now Playable.... Power Instinct Legends (USA Version). Ikari 3 The Rescue (Joystick Version). Crystal Castles (Joystick Version). Super World Court (English Language World Version). Authors: gamezfan and destronger
Download MAMEoXtras v1.4 Emulator for Original Xbox at EurAsia.nu


Install Microsoft Windows 98 on Orginal Xbox via Softmod


Windows 98 can be installed on the original Xbox as long as you meet the requirements. First your original Xbox must be modded then xds/windows98 can be installed. Xdsl is a linux operating system, like a computer for your Xbox. In this tutorial Xdsl and Windows 98 are both installed giving you two options. In the video you will see the installation take place from a burned DVD disc. The other option is to install without a disc via FTP.


FTP from iOS device to Original Xbox





















FTP is the way main way to transfer files to the Original Xbox after a softmod install. Today I stumbled upon a way to transfer files from my iPhone to the Original Xbox. It will work on any other iOS device i.e. iPod Touch or iPad. The iPad even allows the download of iPhone apps. This is an FTP process and a router/modem is required that gives out wireless/Wi-Fi signal. For the full list of options how to transfer files to your original Xbox, see FTP tutorial.


Capcom vs SNK 2 EO [Full Game] Included in Demo Disc


When I first played Capcom vs. SNK 2: EO for the Original Xbox it was on the Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol. 2. As soon as you start the game all 40+ characters are accessible as well as the multi-player. The only difference is that there are two unlockable characters and they are not playable. Each Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol. 2 contains the full game of Capcom vs. SNK 2: EO, it seems that someone at Microsoft made a mistake. The demo disc goes for less than $5 on eBay (via half.com). *aka Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 

Use Original Xbox Controller for Windows, Mac & Linux



For those who love to use their Original Xbox controllers, learn how to use it on your computer as well. This includes Windows, Mac & Linux. There are other tutorials online that require you to break & repair the controller for exclusive computer use. However, here we'll be covering where to buy an adapter as low as $4 and how to install computer drivers for compatibility. This way, you'll have the freedom to use the Xbox controller on the Original Xbox and computer. The converter and drivers are suitable with the Microsoft brand controllers, that is to say the Controller S (above) and DUKE (below). Thy also work on other 3rd party controllers, see the XBCD list.

Original Xbox vs Raspberry Pi













Since we're an Original Xbox blog we want to show the readers just how powerful the console is. Within the last two years the Raspberry Pi has been making a buzz. Chances are you probably only know one or the other but the Raspberry Pi is shares similar computer comparisons with the Original Xbox. Here we'll show you just how powerful your original Xbox really is when you softmod it. Keep in mind softmod means there's no need to dissemble anything, it's a breeze soft-modding. The OG Xbox and Raspberry Pi are both computer systems which have homebrew capabilities. The Raspberry Pi is a computer first and the Original Xbox prioritizes in gaming, both are capable of similar hacks and advantages. We're going to compare a soft-modded Original Xbox with a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit (Model B) which includes all the required accessories to start up.