Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Xbox Softmod Kit still available in 2022/2023? 
Yes. Purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit from our online store: https://www.videogamestart.us/product/original-xbox-softmod-kit

Do you sell other products? 
Yes, we sell game-save files for original Xbox, PlayStation (PS1), PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Nintendo 64 at our store https://www.videogamestart.us/

How do I contact you? 
You may use our websites contact page.

How do I purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit?
To purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit use our online store: https://www.videogamestart.us/

Does the Xbox Softmod Kit work on all Xbox versions?
Yes. It will work on all versions of the original Xbox. Your Xbox must be an original Xbox (not Xbox 360, not Xbox One, not Xbox One X). 

Can I purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit if I live outside of the USA?
Yes, the Xbox Softmod Kit is available for [can be purchased https://www.videogamestart.us/product/original-xbox-softmod-kit

Is it safe to buy from this website?
Yes. We currently sell the Xbox Softmod Kit from our store website bigcartel where a merchant handles and secures all payments. See our customer reviews and positive feedback we have received. Buyer protection is also ensured. Learn more

The links to purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit send me to a different purchase page, is this where I purchase the Xbox Softmod Kit memory card? Yes. The page to purchase is on our store website where you will be brought to a checkout page.

Do I need to pay for anything else to softmod my original Xbox after I have purchased the Xbox Softmod Kit? 
No. Once you have installed the softmod you can install more things free via our Xbox Softmod Kit tutorial.

How will I connect the USB flash drive to the Xbox? 
If you receive a USB flash drive version of the Xbox Softmod Kit it will always come combined with an adapter. The USB flash drives connects to the adapter and the adapter connects to the Xbox. It will appear on the Xbox dashboard as a normal memory card.  

Do I need a mod-chip to softmod the original Xbox?
No. Learn more.

Do I need action replay or xploder to softmod the original Xbox?

Do I need to solder or disassemble the Xbox to softmod the original Xbox?

Are emulators, ROMs and games included on the Xbox Softmod Kit memory card?
No, but the Xbox Softmod Kit memory card allows you to install the emulators, ROMs and games once the softmod is installed. The Xbox Softmod Kit memory card is too small to carry that much data. The Xbox softmod tutorial will guide you to install of these features.

What are emulators?
An emulator can be described as the digital form of a retro video game system i.e. Super Nintendo. The emulators for the original Xbox are unique and will only work on the original Xbox. See our complete list of emulators for the original Xbox.

What are ROMs? ROMs can be described as the digital form/computer file of retro video games i.e.

How do I install emulators, ROMs and retro games on my original Xbox? Emulators and ROMs are installed only after the Once installed, our FTP tutorial will guide you on using the File Transfer Protocol program. Learn more.

Can I install Xbox Media Center (XBMC) on my original Xbox after installing the softmod? Yes. XBMC can be installed on your Xbox once the Xbox softmod is installed. 

Can I rip games and DVD's into the original Xbox hard drive with the Xbox Softmod Kit installed? Yes. Once the Xbox softmod is installed you'll be able to rip Xbox games and DVD's into your hard drive at the touch of a button. 

Can I play backup games on my original Xbox with the Xbox Softmod Kit installed. Yes. 

Will backup games or ripped games work with other Xbox's when playing on a system-link (LAN) party? Yes. 

How many original Xbox's can I softmod with the Xbox Softmod Kit? Unlimited. There is no limit on how many original Xbox's you can softmod with the

What is required to softmod the original Xbox? Aside from the obvious Xbox console, controller and proper cables, to softmod the original Xbox you will need the

Which Splinter Cell do I need to install the original Xbox Softmod? Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (2002), this is the first game in the series (no sequels). Black label, platinum hits and classics edition will work.

What is Dashboard 5960? Dashboard 5960 is a free original Xbox dashboard update that can be downloaded for free from an Xbox game released November 9, 2004 or later that featured Xbox Live, internet is "not" required. Dashboard 5960 games are available to purchase with the Xbox Softmod Kit. 
How do I transfer files into my original Xbox?
Files can be transferred into the original Xbox once the

How do I upgrade my original Xbox hard drive?
Visit our original Xbox hard drive upgrade tutorial.

How much is a pre-owned original Xbox worth today?
A pre-owned original Xbox with a controller and proper connections is worth $50.00 or less. 

Will I still be able to play original Xbox games after installing the Xbox softmod?
Yes. The Xbox softmod does "not" remove any original features. 

Will the Xbox Softmod Kit work on Xbox 360 or Xbox One? No. The Xbox Softmod Kit will only work on the original Microsoft Xbox. 

Can I output high definition on my PAL original Xbox? Yes. After you have installed the

What is NTSC? NTSC is the video system standard used in North America and most of South America. An NTSC Xbox requires anNTSC memory card and NTSC Splinter Cell to install the Xbox softmod. The Xbox Softmod Kit is available in NTSC format.
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What is PAL?PAL is the predominant video system standard used overseas. A PAL Xbox requires an PAL memory card and PAL Splinter Cell to install the Xbox softmod. The PAL format. 
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