The Xbox Cometh

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The Xbox Cometh

Postby Jeff » 2004.10.27 9:46 am

Yeah, I finally took the plunge and ordered an Xbox. I shall soon be the proud owner of all three consoles.
Now why did I say "ordered" instead of "bought"? I'm glad you asked! I ordered one online because I'm too lazy to mod it myself, and mod it I must.

For $420, I got the following.
- Xbox in original box with controller, manual, cables, etc.
- Premodded with the Xecuter 3 chip; the most versatile and capable mod chip on the market.
- 250GB Western Digital hard drive to replace the OEM 10GB.
- LED mod for the eject button. Bright blue.
- Clear chassis!
- Shipping included.

The more impressive stats begin once I start to play with it, I suppose.
- Xebian linux installation/EvoX dashboard system (switchable by controller commands)
- Copy any game to the hard drive
- Emulators for NES, Sega, Sega Genesis, SNES, PSX, GBA, N64, Atari, ColecoVision, MAME, and more.
- Xbox Media Center: Streams content from my PC or from Xbox hard drive.

I can't wait. :)
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Postby peteyboy » 2004.10.27 6:23 pm

You should have just bought an ipod with that money! Traitor!!! Tractor!!!! Farmer!!!! Devil!!!!!

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Postby Jeff » 2004.10.27 6:42 pm

An iPod? The waste!!! If you just want to compare functionality for the price, I think the Xbox wins hands down. Especially since I have two fully-functional MiniDisc players...

You're the tractor devil. :p
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Postby Jeff » 2004.11.02 11:00 am

My Xbox is in Ohio! The suspense is killing me. :(
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Postby tigers_free » 2004.11.02 4:45 pm

:lol: What ever happened to that free i-pod you all had coming???? (thinks shes asked once before)
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Postby peteyboy » 2004.11.05 1:50 pm

Well, if all ya'll can't tell.... Jeff got his box an hasn't left it since.

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Postby Jeff » 2004.11.05 2:43 pm

It has a strange power over me. ...y'alll. :)
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Postby JHGNate » 2004.11.05 11:55 pm

Jeff's soul has been stolen! There were demons hiding in the box!

I better take it off your hands... before you kill somebody.
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Postby Red » 2004.11.06 11:07 am

'Course there were demons in the product. That's Microsoft's trademark. :lol:
I'd piss Coors if I could. You believe that happy crappy?

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Postby Jeff » 2004.12.14 6:47 am

I just modded my first Xbox!

As you know, I wussed out on the soldering for mine and ordered a pre-mod.

Well, I was going to help Jeremy mod his brother's Xbox from Christmas when we came across a snag: Even a "softmod" requires a small amount of soldering. Damn.

We went off in search of a soldering iron suitable for the very tiny points that needed to be bridged on the Xbox mobo. I was not looking forward to fragging someone else's Xbox...

Anyway, long story short, I did it! Solder points, new bios thru a tricky Linux gamesave method, and viola! New Xbox.

Whee.
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