Xbox Media Center!

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Xbox Media Center!

Post by vb_master » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:25 pm

Just showing off what was featured in Popular Science's How2.0 column. I softmodded my Xbox with Krazie's Ndure and XBMC. I then skinned it with MC360, and it is amazing what resulted.
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Screenshot taken within XBMC.
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XBMC with MC360 vs. Xbox 360 with Halo theme.
My Xbox can now play music, DVD's, videos and games!

Thanks to Nightmare to helping me out!

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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:29 pm

vb_master wrote: My Xbox can now play music, DVD's, videos and games!
Ummmm...couldn't it do that already? Anyways, as much as I hate the Xbox, that is a pretty sweet little mod. By the way, are we going to see any more soldering videos? Those things were cool!

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Post by Harshboy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:30 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of Modded Xboxs. I have XBMC and i love that skin....where did you find it? Also, what bios are you running? I'm on EvoX

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Post by bicostp » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:31 pm

Kickass! Now I want to do this; it seems like the perfect solution to my media center PC thing. Problem is, I don't have an xbox, and I don't want to plunk down $100 for one...

About how many Xbox-es will the softmod work on? I thought some later ones had firmware updates that blocked that. And how did you get the Xbox Linux working? Did you use MechAssault?
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Re: Xbox Media Center!

Post by vb_master » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:32 pm

CronoTriggerfan wrote:
vb_master wrote: My Xbox can now play music, DVD's, videos and games!
Ummmm...couldn't it do that already? Anyways, as much as I hate the Xbox, that is a pretty sweet little mod. By the way, are we going to see any more soldering videos? Those things were cool!

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Well I can now play Shoutcast streams, iTunes shares. It has an RSS feed from Xbox-Scene, and it can play Xlink Kai without the GUI on the computer. The Xbox can't play videos direct from the HDD, but now I can, and games can be homebrews. I don't need the remote to play DVD's now since XBMC has a built in player.

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Post by vb_master » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:36 pm

bicostp wrote:About how many Xbox-es will the softmod work on? I thought some later ones had firmware updates that blocked that. And how did you get the Xbox Linux working? Did you use MechAssault?
You just need a non-platnium edition Mech Assault, and an Action Replay. Krazie's Ndure works on all Xbox's with at least 5960 dashboard. It should work on all hardware infact.

If you want a bigger harddrive, my suggestion is to flash the TSOP, that carries a risk though (you can pull out "insurance" with a modchip, my suggestion would be a DuoX 2 GS since they are only $12.99 on Divineo).

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Post by kidw/32+systems » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:39 pm

bicostp wrote:Kickass! Now I want to do this; it seems like the perfect solution to my media center PC thing. Problem is, I don't have an xbox, and I don't want to plunk down $100 for one...
I just got my 3rd Xbox for $10 so it looks like I have one to blow up, I mean mod :lol:
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Post by Lucretius » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:42 pm

Where on earth or elsewhere do you get an xbox for $10 and what must I do to get it for 15 from you?! :wink:
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Post by vb_master » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:43 pm

kidw/32+systems wrote:
bicostp wrote:Kickass! Now I want to do this; it seems like the perfect solution to my media center PC thing. Problem is, I don't have an xbox, and I don't want to plunk down $100 for one...
I just got my 3rd Xbox for $10 so it looks like I have one to blow up, I mean mod :lol:
Yeah it's easy. You basically CAN NOT mess up with Krazie's Ndure, it's SOLID!

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Post by Sword_Gun » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:54 pm

Whats so special about: The non platinum Mech Assualt?
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Post by gamer2 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:59 pm

The Non-Platanum version has a glitch that alows you to install this with the AR. VB_master knows more
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Post by psychotic_mechanic » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:03 pm

They fixed the bug that let you install the linux in later versions of the game, including the platinum version. The only way to make be sure you have the correct version is the tiny serial numbers on the inner ring of the disk. I got mine for $.01 from ebay (plus $4.99 shipping) which isn't bad, it's even a pretty fun game, I'm glad I didn't have to buy "Barbie Horse Adventures" or some other crap game to get this done.
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Post by Sword_Gun » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:04 pm

I know nothing about linux..lol
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Re: Xbox Media Center!

Post by Unidentified Assilant » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:01 am

vb_master wrote:Thanks to Nightmare to helping me out!
Nightmare F'N Rules. I talk to him a lot on MSN, and he shown me this, and... I can't wait until my birthday when I finish off paying on my X-box :D
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Re: Xbox Media Center!

Post by vb_master » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:04 am

Sword_Gun wrote:I know nothing about linux..lol
This has nothing to do with Linux, but you can run it.
Unidentified Assilant wrote:
vb_master wrote:Thanks to Nightmare to helping me out!
Nightmare F'N Rules. I talk to him a lot on MSN, and he shown me this, and... I can't wait until my birthday when I finish off paying on my X-box :D
Yep, he does. I'm helping him find a DuoX2 GS in the UK right now. I picked up a WD 20 GB on eBay for $12.

The next soldering episode will probably be about soldering that type of stuff.

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