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Xbox to Media Center in under 30 minutes (Xbox Live Safe too!)

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This instructable will go over how to transform your stock XBox, into a multimedia monster. Ok, so it's not goinng to give you hd resolution video... but it can downsize that video for viewing on a standard 480 television! yay downsampling! This can be done for about 25 dollars. This allows you to play on xbox live without doing anything special. You only have to have the game disc in before the xbox boots, i will go into this in a later step.

Also, if I missed anything, please tell me, this is my first instructable, and i want this to be as in depth as possible.


*************NOTE*************
I will not go over how to FTP or make the USB controller, you can find that elsewhere.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You need only things you already have, and at most 25 buckaroonees for the game and memory card (who bought one anyway?).

Xbox
Computer
Splinter Cell or 007: agent under fire or Original mechassault (not a special edition)

If you have an Action replay, or way to transfer save files onto xbox, then these materials are not needed.
USB modded Xbox controller
Action replay software. (free from the action replay site, i forgot where i got it...)

Save game exploit for game of your choice (i used Ndure softmod)

there are 2 ways of connection to xbox through xbox
1)
router
2 straight-through ethernet cords

2)
2 ethernet net ports on computer. (only one if not connected to internet)
crossover cable


With that done and out of the way, we move onto the first step!
duct tape4 years ago
xbox live for original xbox has been discontinued :cries:
there is always XBConnect
It just isn't the same...
yeah but what can ya do? stupid Micro$uck!!
XBC or Xlink Kai man, I was just playing Halo 2 multi-player with 8 other ppl.
Cryptobones6 years ago
I have a BIG problem I tried the exploit from Mechassault but because I have the limited edition xbox crystal (I live in Canada) which apparently runs off a different version of lynx this won't work. Any ideas?
only first versions of the 007 and MechAssault games work for the mod. all versions of Splinter Cell work
FMunkey (author)  Cryptobones6 years ago
try xbox-scene.com forums they know more in depth about issues like the one you are having.
well i don't know how to copy game 4 a start
You might need a m0d-ch1p for it to work.
i have a mod chip i'm anly doing this cuz i don't know how 2 work it
sorry not anly i meant only
well i have to do it now i knocked 1 of the wires and no 1 will fix it!!
Actually it's a different kernel
Trainguyxx4 years ago
Ok well i'm going to just ignore the Halo trolls, and ask my question =/

Instead of Media Center as the os, I wanted to use avalaunch, which has xbox media center integrated into it. I know it all has the same structure, but i might as well ask: can I install it the same way?
i have XBMC4Xbox installed as my dashboard.
jeijei25 years ago
halo 2 is for the noobs halo 3 is for the non-noobs
dude what if you cant play that game, oh by the way this inst youtube this is a refined website if you have something bad to say dont say it please
halo 1 is for the non noobs (they have a flame thrower in it) halo 2 sucks (didnt improve on the game at all) halo 3 uhhhhhhh (marginally better than 2 but still nothing new)
Flamethrower is for noobs, and so is halo.
halo is for uber glitch kings
all of the halos r cool but halo wars just gives away the purpose of halo. halo is a fps not a age of empire styled game!!!!!
veetiz3 years ago
`plz where i can get xbmc
you just gave me a brilliant idea on how to hack my xbox, but i do not have usb controller. i only have a usb adaptor that let me use an xbox controller on my pc (along with ps2/1 and gamecube controllers) so i have no clue if that with work. so if it does work all i need to do is buy/ borrow a memory card and one of the exploit games thanks so much
JoeyJaroz6 years ago
Can someone plz tell me where i can get a game exploit from i have media center, a modded controller to usb cable, and the xbox (not sure if it is the right version?) but i need a game exploit
FMunkey (author)  JoeyJaroz6 years ago
Try the xbox-scene.com forums, they will point you in the right direction. Also, there are tutorials in the tutorials section that will help you out with that.
torrents fixed my problem
stomp_4424 years ago
I don't see a download button, will someone please provide link to exploit for splinter cell, no torrents please.
why no torrents? torrents are awsome.
awesome! but there is a better link:
http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/
this link is totally useless, daiatlus79, if you are going to go thru the motions, then why not be useful. Why even reply?
it was just as useless as the link fwjs28 left! humor is something i think few appreciate at times
Oh snap!
garbear925 years ago
Modified xbox mad catz controller that works in usb is on us right? we have to create it?
si senor...you have to make it yourself
abadfart4 years ago
can i swap hard drives and then install a new os on it?
This is pretty cool, i must admit. although i don't have Halo 2 seeing as how the series seems rather bland to me.
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