How to Go from Xbox to Xbox Media Center in 30 minutes

by Erik Feb 15, 2006 fileunderFound in Microsoft Xbox

Note: If you have any questions or problems, please consult the FAQ first. It can be found here. If this does not answer your question, feel free to ask dialupinternetuser, a site moderator.
So you've heard rumors of, or perhaps seen friends with, a pimped out Xbox running Xbox Media Center. They are streaming their favorite TV shows, movies, mp3s, and pictures all to their kickass home theater, and now you want some of that action. This guide is written to help you get from a standard Microsoft Xbox to a Xbox Media Center in a relatively short time with the least amount of headaches.
I've compiled a step-by-step guide with a complete parts/software list for everything you'll need to get, to know, and to do, so that you can consider yourself amongst the XBMC elite. I have a set up a discussion here for those of you with any questions about this guide or to answer any problems you may encounter.
Items You'll Need
  1. Microsoft Xbox ($150)
  2. Networked PC Computer ($???)
  3. Original MechAssault game ($20)
  4. Datel Xbox Action Replay ($25)
  5. Krayzie's NDURE installer ($0)
  6. Xbox Media Center (XBMC) ($0)
  7. FlashFXP ($0)
  8. 7-Zip ($0)
  9. uTorrent ($0)
(note: many advanced users prefer to use a USB memory stick alongside an adapter to transfer the save to their Xbox.  Read how to do this here)
WARNING: Attempting to modify your Xbox is done at your own risk as it is possible to damage your console through the steps outlined in this guide. It also can affect your Xbox Live account. If you have Xbox Live and want to play a game on it, you MUST start your Xbox with the game in the tray. Do not start the Xbox and then put the game in. Doing so will result in you being banned from XBL.

1. Get an Xbox!

Either you can go out and buy a new Xbox, a used Xbox, or use your existing Xbox. Once you are done with the XBMC modifications, it'll be worth its weight in gold. Now, you should make sure you are fairly familiar with the Xbox and the controller. This guide will refer to the Xbox "Dashboard", which refers to the software that loads (hint: it's green) when you turn on your Xbox without a game in it.

2. Buy the necessary equipment

There are two purchases that you need to make to get your Xbox running XBMC. You need to buy a game called MechAssault (also can be done with 007: Agent Under Fire and Splinter Cell using a very similar process, but that is outside of the scope of this guide. For more information about using the other games, read the readme.txt that comes with the NDURE installer), and you need to get an Xbox Action Replay.

2.1 : Buy MechAssault

Mech Assault

You must find an original copy of MechAssault that can be used to modify your original Xbox. This game may be hard to find, so your best bet may be from a friend or from a used store or renting it. You have to make sure that the version of the game is correct before you make your purchase otherwise you might waste $20 or so. The reason is because Microsoft has "fixed" MechAssault in subsequent versions so that the exploit cannot be run. Please read this forum for more info.
The newer copies of MechAssault say either "Game of the Year" or will be designated as "Platinum Hits" and these will not work.You need a copy of MechAssault that is listed as either Part No. X08-82261, X08-82262 or X08-82264. Take a look at the pictures below to find out where to read the part number on the box and disc. You should note that sometimes when buying used games the disc will be matched with a different case, so you should make sure the part number on the disc is the proper one.
NOTE: To be certain that your copy of MechAssault will work, take a look at the laser etching on the inner ring of the disc. If you see MS02301L then it will work, if it is MS02308L then it will not.
You will need to hang on to your copy of MechAssault if you ever want to undo the modifications you've made to your Xbox, but otherwise this game can sit on your shelf as it is will not be needed after you've performed the exploit.

2.2 : Buy an Xbox Action Replay

Action Replay!

The Xbox Action Replay is a device that allows you to load game saves from your PC to your Xbox using your PC's USB interface and an included 8 MB memory card. It is available for approx. $25 at most stores that sell games.
Once you've successfully performed the exploit, technically, you do not have any reason to keep this device as it will not be needed. However, you may want to keep it on hand in case you want to perform another exploit on another Xbox (or use it for its intended purpose).

You can also make your own USB controller adapter and use the Action Replay software.  This works fine.  Here is one method.  This will save a trip to the store, but you will still have to download the Action Replay software.

3. Download the required shareware

Before we get started with the mod, you will need to get 3 pieces of shareware software that will become necessary later: mIRC, FlashFXP, and WinRAR. If you have any of these already, then you can use your existing copy.

3.1 : Download/Install uTorrent

uTorrent is a freeware BitTorrent client. This application is needed to download files off of the Internet using the BitTorrent protocol. In this guide, it is used to download Krayzie's NDURE Installer. Read about it on Wikipedia.
uTorrent can be downloaded from

3.2 : Download/Install FlashFXP


FlashFXP is a great FTP transfer tool that you will use to move files back and forth between your PC and Xbox.
Go to to get your shareware copy that is free to try for 30 days.
Note: The main reason FlashFXP is used is because it is well known. Once your 30 days with FlashFXP is up, either buy FlashFXP or switch to Filezilla. Filezilla is a free, open-source, FTP client.

3.3 : Download/Install 7-Zip

7-Zipis a free, open-source archive manager that you will need to uncompress .RAR files. This is much like a .ZIP file that you may already be familiar with. It can be downloaded here.

4. Download the Xbox software

There are two key pieces of software that need to be loaded onto your Xbox for your mod to be considered complete, the NDURE installer and Xbox Media Center. There is a website created by an XBMC used know as T3CH that provides current, compiled, XBMC releases.
NDURE must be downloaded from bitTorrent or Xbins. (The use of Xbins is outside the scope of this guide, however it will provide more recent files than bitTorrent. Read how to use it here.) I recommend you familiarize yourself with the BitTorrent protocol and how to download files using this protocol if you are not already. Don't worry, it's not too complicated to use. Instead of downloading files directly, you must first download a torrent file (has a .torrent file extension) first, then open this file using a BitTorrent client such as uTorrent to manage the downloading of the actual file(s).

4.1 : Download Krayzie's NDURE exploit

Do a search for "NDURE" on PizzaTorrent to download a torrent file called something like "Xbox Softmod Krayzie NDURE" with a file size of approximately 36MB. Open the torrent with uTorrent to download Krayzie's softmod installer. It will likely be zipped AND rarred so you'll have to unzip and unrar it to somewhere on your PC. This package includes the files necessary to mod your Xbox using either Mech Assault, Splinter Cell, or Agent Under Fire. There will be one folder for each of these options.

4.2 : Download Xbox Media Center (XBMC)

Xbox Media Center
Download Xbox Media Center from There are several versions. You should download either the most current SVN release, or the stable release. For new users I recommend the stable release. The software will be rarred, so use 7-Zip to extract the files.

5. Install Krayzie's exploit on your Xbox

Now that we've collected all of the necessary hardware, software, and game necessary to perform the XBMC modification, we can get started with the actual mod. The first step of the mod is to load the NDURE gamesave file onto your Xbox using Action Replay. Actually, this "file" is a gamesave that runs within your copy of Mech Assault.

5.1 Install and run Action Replay on your PC

Action Replay should come with an install CD that you need to install first before you get started. Follow the instructions provided by the install software, and once finished, insert the Action Replay device complete with the memory card into your PC's USB port, then start the Action Replay software.

5.2 Copy Krayzie's Exploit to the Action Replay memory Card

You should see three columns in the Action Replay window. Drag-and-drop the ZIP file labeled, located at "\Krayzie Ndure Pack\MA\MA save" from the compressed files downloaded from Step 4.3 into the center column labeled "PC database" (You must drag from My Computer and drop in the center column). Now scroll down the list until you see "MechAssault" and a child item labeled "Run Linux".
"Run Linux" is the title of the game save that you will load up within MechAssault. Drag and drop this file from the "PC Database" column to the "Memory Card" column on the left. This process can take several minutes as the memory card is written. A dialog should tell you when it is complete, then proceed to step 5.3.

5.3 Copy Krayzie's NDURE exploit from the memory card to the Xbox

NOTE: You must delete all previous MechAssault gamesaves from the Xbox before continuing. Also, you must remove all Xbox Live Mech Assault downloaded content.
You now must move the "Run Linux" game save from the memory card to your Xbox hard drive.
Insert the memory card into your Xbox controller, power on your Xbox (without a game), and you should see the familiar Xbox dashboard welcome screen. Select the section labeled "memory" and follow the following three screen captures to get the gamesave from the card to the Xbox.
NOTE: When attempting to copy the gamesave from the memory card, make sure to press right on the directional pad to select the smaller MechAssault circle, as in the second screen capture above. Use common sense and you can figure this out easily.

6. Perform the exploit

Up until now, you have not done anything to your Xbox other than load the gamesave. Step 6 crucial as this is where the actual exploit will take place.  Before following the next stemps make sure you have dashboard 5960 or greater. You can update your dashboard by running a Live game and connecting to the Live service (you don't have to be signed up with Live).  Or you can run a newer game like Halo 2 that will update the dashboard automatically. To check your dashboard version, power on your Xbox without a game in it, select settings, and then system info. Read the text, and at the bottom it will say D: xxxx, which is your dashboard version.

6.1 Run Linux

Put your copy of MechAssault into your Xbox and it should load up. From the main menu in Mech Assault select the option labeled "campaign". Now, you should see the familiar gamesave title "Run Linux". Load this gamesave by highlight it and pressing "A".

6.2 Start the Exploit

After you selected "Run Linux" you will end up at what looks to be a new program. This is installer's main menu. This program is the UnleashX dashboard written as an alternative dashboard to the Xbox dashboard with a set of scripts prepared by a person who refers to himself online as Krayzie. The exploit is bundled with this dashboard and can be accessed from the menu option labeled Install Softmod.
NOTE: Some newer versions of the script ask you which dashboard to install either UnleashX or EvolutionX; this install covers UnleashX.  The UnleashX dashboard is suggested as it does not have functions that will wipe out your xbox (BIOS (EEPROM) Flashing, etc.)

(1) First, select the option to back up your EEPROM  it is the first option on the top (the software will not install unless you backup the EEPROM), select YES on the next screen and then OK on the following screen:
The UnleashX dash will then load a portion of the EvolutionX dashboard to backup the EEPROM (you should see the first screen - if you see the second just select backup):
There are no bells or whistles to let you know things worked, if you do not get an error then things worked.  Depending on the script version  you have, it will either return to the Ndure installer OR it will sit at the 2nd screen above, hit the eject button and it should return to the Ndure installer IF it does not you can restart your xbox (if you see the 2nd screen it is safe).
(2) When you return to the install screen it is suggested you backup the EEPROM to the MU (Memory Unit) and keep it in a safe place - you will need this in case anything goes wrong and MU's are cheap.
(3) install the softmod. The installer will guide you through the install procedure and keep you updated on its progress. Once the mod is complete you will be prompted to reset your Xbox and remove the game. The installer will then make a shadow copy of your C drive. After reboot, you will now have a modded Xbox!
Krayzie's installer is really well put together, and you only have to follow the instructions that popup once you've started the mod. Please use this forum on xbox-scene to correspond with Krayzie directly or to read what others have experienced when modding their Xbox.

6.3 OPTIONAL: Uninstallation and troubleshooting

After step 6.2 is complete your Xbox is setup so that you can get to the UnleashX install dashboard by launching "Run Linux" as you did in step 6.1.

You can disable the exploit by selecting "Switch softmod on/off" from the menu.
This menu has FTP functionality which may come in handy if something goes wrong. For now, we can move on.

6.4 Backup your Xbox Information (Not Optional for recovery)

It is strongly recomened that you backup the Xbox information before you do anything else.  This backup information needs to be safely stored somewhere other than on your Xbox in case of a hardware failure, hard drive corruption (or user errors).  Without this information you may not be able to recover from such a problem without extensive knowledge of electronics, or great expense. 

To backup the information FTP into your xbox, using the steps below.  In the Xbox directory you should see E: drive, under that drive you should see BACKUP as a directory.  This directory and all content needs to be copied from the XBox onto a computer (and burned to a CDROM). Inside this directory make sure that you have EEPROM and CDRIVE. The CDRIVE directory should contain about 175Meg of files (this is your original XBOX hard drive before the exploit) and the EEPROM directory should contain about 2.23Meg of files (This is a copy of your eeprom contents - special serial numbers and keys, will detail this in the FAQ) 

7. Install XBMC on your Xbox

Powering on your Xbox without a game loaded should now bring you to the EvolutionX dashboard. Many people could be happy to leave EvolutionX as their default dashboard on their modified Xbox but I very much prefer to install Xbox Media Center because of the aforementioned amazing media streaming capabilities.
This is possible because you now have access to your Xbox's hard drive through FTP access over your network. Cool, eh?

7.1 Connect the Xbox to your network

If you haven't already, you need to connect your Xbox to your network (or at least your PC) so that you can get FTP access. If you have a typical home network with a router, then your Xbox should be accessible by an IP address assigned by DHCP on your router. (Read this if you don't have a home network and will have to connect your Xbox to your PC using a crossover cable).
Determine your Xbox's IP Address by going into the "settings" section in EvolutionX where it should be listed. You can check to see if your Xbox is available on your network by "pinging" this IP address from the command prompt on your PC. To do this open the command prompt (Hint: It's under accessories in the start menu) and type ping ipadress of xbox.

7.2 Copy XBMC to the Xbox using FlashFXP

Go to the location on your PC where you download your copy of the XBMC .RAR file. Using WinRAR, extract the files to your PC.
Start FlashFXP and navigate locally to the location where you extracted XBMC on your PC. Now, open a new FTP connection to your Xbox by clicking the lightning bolt and then selecting quick connect. Enter in the IP address from step 7.1 and username: xbox with password: xbox. You should now be able to get access to the Xbox's directory structure. Be sure to uncheck Use Passive Mode on the options tab. If you do not do this, your transfers will take forever.
Navigate to /E/Dashboard/ on your Xbox. This is where EvolutionX is installed, so to have XBMC replace EvolutionX, you simply have to copy the XBMC files to this location, overwriting the existing files. Now select all of the files from XBMC that are located on your PC and transfer them to the /E/Dashboard/ directory on your Xbox. This will take several minutes, so please be patient.
Once this is complete and you power cycle your Xbox, Xbox Media Center should start up.
You can configure Xbox Media Center from within the dashboard itself or the setting can be modified directly in the XboxMediaCenter.xml file located in the root of the application directory on the Xbox.

8. Configure your network shares

To start streaming your media from your PC or home network it is as simple as creating network shares of your media folders on your PC. You should be able to navigate to the computers on your network using the SMB network options from within XBMC. Also, you can create shortcuts to you media folders in XBMC so you don't have to navigate through so many folders to get at all of your media. For more information about this, go here.


Congratulations, you now have a pimped out Xbox running Xbox Media Center!
There are many capabilities that have not been mentioned in this guide, and I leave you to discover the splendor that is the modified Xbox with Xbox Media Center.



1.  avatar bbrevolt said:

Great article! Took me about 2.5 hours but it was totally worth it. Plays everything and can now play dvds without the remote!
Aug 27, 2006 9:39pm
2.  avatar motselig99 said:

Are you still able to play Xbox games without uninstalling the Media Center prog.?
Aug 28, 2006 5:45pm
3.  avatar HOG HEAD  said:

ive done it it works great .. yea you can still play xbox games plus play on x box live if you use the right softmod installer ,, i play halo 2 all the time with no issues on live ... the media center is an app that can be used from the dashboard its just like running a program on a pc .. ps you can also play your backed up xbox games the way to play on live is to cold boot the game meaning put the game in and turn on the xbox from the power button and it will boot the game not the soft mod dash and then you can sighn into live .... well good luck
Aug 29, 2006 9:42am
4.  avatar HOG HEAD  said:

lol one correction on above post you can play your bought xbox games on live not your backups dont want to confuse anyone lol its early in the am ..
Aug 29, 2006 9:45am
5.  avatar excelon said:

Is there a Link to upgrading the Xbox HD after successfully following these steps?
Aug 29, 2006 6:49pm
6.  avatar Erik said:

excelon, read this.
Aug 31, 2006 8:34pm
7.  avatar Omar said:

Yes, I'm 99% sure it does.
Sep 09, 2006 3:55am
8.  avatar nestafett said:

Hi, Im about to get a xbox and set all this up, but my tv is not close to my modem to connect the xbox to. is there a cheap way to make my xbox wirelss? can i just get a usb wireless adapter or do i have to buy a special adapter? (Ive seen tutorials on how to open it up and soder stuff, but i dont trust myself with that) I'm using this as a cheap way to get a media center and less wires. so hopefully i dont have to run a long one from my comp or buy an expensive adapter. thanks!
Sep 09, 2006 6:06am
9.  avatar Omar said:

Yes you can network your Xbox without running a cable by using a Wireless Brige, like this one from Linksys.
Sep 09, 2006 11:26am
10.  avatar EasyToRemember91 said:

hey so i got that Krayzie guy's exploit and downloaded it through torrent and then went to action replay and it didn't give me the option to open a mechassualt thing can anyone help me please? just leave a comment here please because i am not familiar with any accounts here thank you
Sep 10, 2006 6:01pm
11.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

you need to put the gamesave onto the action replay. Then take the memory card and copy the fil to mechassualt on your xbox, not computer
Sep 11, 2006 10:57am
12.  avatar EasyToRemember91 said:

Hey can someone help me again im sure i sound like a retard but i downloaded one of the run linux files from and it works but once i get it on my the game and click run linux my xbox shuts off and says an error code 21 can anyone give me a run linux file or a link to a good one so i can finally run the linux file please
Sep 11, 2006 4:21pm
13.  avatar spongy said:

Do I need a wireless adapter on the XBMC to connect to both my PC or router ? Is there an updated version of tutorial that is easier as I am afraid that I might screw up somewhere since this tutorial does not sound easy ? -
Sep 13, 2006 5:50am
14.  avatar bbrevolt said:

Before embarking on this tutorial read it through twice. Completely worth it. Now I can play avi's/divx on cd/dvds on the box and don't need to stream it to the tv or have a dvd-divx player. The only expensive thing is the action replay. The game is only $2 at gamestop.
Sep 14, 2006 5:04pm
15.  avatar bbrevolt said:

In order to network my xbox and computer I hardlined the xbox to my router and used a wireless usb adaptor for my desktop.
Sep 14, 2006 5:06pm
16.  avatar kakkarot said:

yeah I did all of the steps till the part where u gotta instal the 2nd part after the backup thingie..and it kept saying error and wouldnt i clicked on other thinges in the menu and ended up clicking on something which then turned of my xbox...when i turned it back on there was a black screen with green leters saying call customer support in a buch of different languages..and there is a big white 21 on the top left corner of the screen...and it does this every time..what do I do now? it broken?..can annyone help???...
Sep 14, 2006 6:52pm
17.  avatar kakkarot said:

damn...i need a xbox rescue disc it said there should have been instructions for one on the readme...but I have no readme file...i need helP :`(...
Sep 14, 2006 8:10pm
18.  avatar randalljr said:

im new to all this but it does sound interesting. my question is i already have windows media to my xbox 360, is this something that is worth doing. how diferent is this setup as appose to what i got now???
Sep 15, 2006 1:03am
19.  avatar fox said:

ok sucessfuly got evox onto xbox. am goingto put xbmc on next. however when i put a dvd in to xbox and press launch dvd a sign comes up saying loading and nothing. has this happend to anyone else? havn't really looked into it yet, but before i do i thought i would post this and try get some feed back. by the way was very easy to mod xbox with ndure, tried heaps of other ways but this was the only one that worked
Sep 15, 2006 4:03am
20.  avatar fox said:

p.s. has anyone tried to burn xmbc to dvd and load it to xbox or can it only be done by ftp?
Sep 15, 2006 4:10am
21.  avatar fox said:

ok sorted my dvd problem. put mechassult back into xbox and pressed run linux a new dash came up went to xtras and loaded dvd codec
Sep 15, 2006 4:25am
22.  avatar s049031 said:

I want to know if its possible to go back to factory xbox settings, and if its possible to turn the mod off so you can play online
Sep 15, 2006 3:06pm
23.  avatar kakkarot said:

ugh...does annyone know were I can find an Ms dash recovery cd or atleast the data that I can make into a cd...and will it work even though linux has dissapeared when I try to load it up on mech assult?
Sep 15, 2006 4:06pm
24.  avatar fox said:

you can turn mod off if you used krayzies ndure package. put mechassult game into xbox and run linux. a screen will come up with option of turning off mod. also try some of the afterdawn forums or xbox scene heaps of helpful info
Sep 15, 2006 9:04pm
25.  avatar fox said:

hay kakkarot download ndure, i got from isohunt and utorrent. unzip or unrar and look in "krayzies ndure pack" folder. open 007, sc, or ma the read me files there good luck
Sep 15, 2006 9:11pm
26.  avatar fox said:

ok got another question for ewes (lol yous) can i run a remote/portable hdd through one of the usb ports on the front of xbox and run xbmc or any apps from there?
Sep 16, 2006 3:52am
27.  avatar kakkarot said:

fox I have that pack but what do I do with it? I take the image file the bin and burn it?...cause I tried the ms one with cdrwin 5 and I dont know if I set the options right but It didnt work when I put it into my see the run linux campaign does not appear when i load mechassult like it did I cant get to the screen where I can turn off the mod...nor can I get to the original dash board...all It ever does is either run games or show an error screen with a big 21 in it...please if anny one has anny Idea how to fix this email me at but ill check back on here in a while...thanks again fox...
Sep 16, 2006 6:10pm
28.  avatar fox said:

kakkarot try how to fix error 21 by removing xbox live, hope this helps man
Sep 17, 2006 5:57am
29.  avatar kakkarot said:

I gotta crack open the xbox and conect it to my comp...delete some data and put new data on box...sounds fun...thanks again let me see if I can find a capable screw driver in my dads tool box...
Sep 18, 2006 11:09pm
30.  avatar hur said:

Here's a torrent for the other games (James Bond, Splinter Cell) in case you can't find MechAttack..though t has it too. BTW BEST guide, thanks.
Sep 20, 2006 4:05am
31.  avatar hur said:

I found out the torrent above is for 1.0 try send$$pace here for 1.1 files of all three games:
Sep 20, 2006 6:34am
32.  avatar hur said:

BTW what's with absolutely no stores seling it/being rude about this "Action Replay" thing? One of them was like "No we don't sell that kind of stuff" and hung up on me. WTF!
Sep 20, 2006 3:02pm
33.  avatar Colt said:

why cant i connect to xbox live?
Sep 20, 2006 4:24pm
34.  avatar snagdxr said:

how how come my action replaydos not have run linux for mechassault
Sep 20, 2006 8:31pm
35.  avatar snagdxr said:

how how come my action replay dos not have run linux for mechassault
Sep 20, 2006 8:32pm
36.  avatar snagdxr said:

how come my action replay dos not have run linux for mechassault
Sep 20, 2006 8:33pm
37.  avatar Erik said:

@Colt and @snagdxr: please post more details about your respective problems in the discussion linked to in the beginning of this guide, and I should be able to help you.
Sep 20, 2006 10:11pm
38.  avatar PLoppeh said:

does anyone know where i can get a program that takes a european game (PAL) to play on a north american Xbox
Sep 21, 2006 8:34am
39.  avatar 6ujufy said:

Sep 21, 2006 1:18pm
40.  avatar Erik said:

Actually, I believe you can play PAL games on your modded Xbox.
Sep 21, 2006 1:21pm
41.  avatar hur said:

Hey Erik, have you seen It's supposed to add PVR-like functionality to the XBMC...there's a more recent plugin here:
Sep 22, 2006 12:22am
42.  avatar hur said:

Sorry, here's the official site of "Media Portal":
Sep 22, 2006 12:26am
43.  avatar SiRCRX said:

Hey guys just did the mod seems to work really good big test is with a burnt game but i have a question Has anyone else ran into poor picture quality? i have an LG 50" rear projection with the componet video cables and i can't seem to get the pictures clear it's blurry soon as i load the MS dash the picture is fine any help would be great Cheers!
Sep 22, 2006 1:50am
44.  avatar thechydude said:

I havent been able to mod my xbox becase i am looking for the cable for the memory card to hook it up to my computer, but i am excited to mod my xbox as soon as i can find it. I have dial-up witch i hate sometimes but if you are going to mod ur xbox and have dil up it should take about 5 or 6 hours to download the files needed. That is 5 of 6 hours total for all of them together.
Sep 23, 2006 4:36pm
45.  avatar chuckles2k6 said:

do i need to use the WET54g for the wireless bridge or can I use the Linksys Gaming adaptor?
Sep 23, 2006 4:46pm
46.  avatar ZiggyM said:

I do not have a E/Dashboard Directory on My Xbox now what ???
Sep 24, 2006 7:39pm
47.  avatar SiRCRX said:

with this Ndure softmod am i able to play PAL games on my NTCS Xbox? if so can someone please tell me how this is done so far i am not able to get it running cheers!
Sep 25, 2006 4:11pm
48.  avatar raj16 said:

Can I use X-box 360 instead and get the same result????????
Sep 25, 2006 7:03pm
49.  avatar QuickJolt said:

no you can not use a 360
Sep 26, 2006 8:57am
50.  avatar QuickJolt said:

and the most recent version of the installer mentioned on this tut is kraizes ndure installer 1.1.1 there is no 2.0. just go to they can answerall your questinos in minutes with percise advice.
Sep 26, 2006 8:58am
51.  avatar QuickJolt said: host the actual xbmc forums trust them.
Sep 26, 2006 8:59am
52.  avatar raj16 said:

thanks u quickjolt for all the info.
Sep 27, 2006 5:05pm
53.  avatar hur said:

I don't really understand how to install 1.1.1 myself from krayzie's post..
Sep 27, 2006 8:54pm
54.  avatar addme said:

hi guys,can any one give me a link to a site where it give a detailed instrutions on how to mod your xbox useing the splinter cell or oo7,as i can not find a copy of mec, many thanks.
Sep 28, 2006 1:00pm
55.  avatar Erik said:

@addme: it's almost the same as listed in this guide, just make sure to copy the correct files to your memory card (use the Splinter Cell or 007 folder instead of the MA folder). I haven't done it, but it's almost trivial to switch.
Sep 28, 2006 3:22pm
56.  avatar thechydude said:

to give feed back i did it through splinter cell and it works great
Sep 28, 2006 9:40pm
57.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

On the Dash, it says "My Programs". What does that entail? Can you run Firefox? Or a word editing program?
Sep 29, 2006 9:23am
58.  avatar Erik said:

You can run applications built for the Xbox. Emulators, Homebrew games, etc. There is a browser but I don't think it's that good.
Sep 29, 2006 10:43am
59.  avatar escort75 said:

Hi people just wondered as ive just modded my xbox with evox would it be possible to install xmbc and say unleashx along side this if so any help would be welcomed thanks..xmbc looks good too...
Sep 29, 2006 10:47pm
60.  avatar James Bay Snypz said:

can anyone help me soft mod plz
Sep 30, 2006 1:14am
61.  avatar jwhung said:

Hi, Erik I follows your instructions and stop in Step 6.1. When I try to run Linux, xbox shows "unable to load ". I have recopy the file to action replay and restart but it didn't work. Do I miss anything? thx you
Oct 01, 2006 11:59am
62.  avatar kingofthecoast said:

Oct 01, 2006 6:20pm
63.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

Where can I download homebrew games, XBox apps, etc? Is the instillation essentially just stick in a boot disk, and go, or is it the same kind of "transfer-the-files-then-load-a-save-game"thing? After I get this on, can I download Xebian? How about XUbuntu?
Oct 01, 2006 9:33pm
64.  avatar SX_512 said:

@ Frolicking... I'm not 100% sure of this but i think you can get that 'homebrew' stuff of torrent sites. Also, although i havent done it myself, i have read tutorials on the net about installing Xebian on the xbox, i believe it is the only or the most stable or something version of linux for the xbox.... Just try googling 'install linux on your xbox' or something like that. Also, you may find this tutorial helpful, just scroll down to the bit after installing the 'emergency linux' or whatever it is.
Oct 05, 2006 10:24am
65.  avatar SX_512 said:

Woops, left out the link. Here it is
Oct 05, 2006 10:25am
66.  avatar Erik said:

@frolick: Read this guide on Xbox-scene.
Oct 05, 2006 10:42am
67.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

Thank you SX 512 and Erik. You guys pwn. hXc.
Oct 05, 2006 7:20pm
68.  avatar Aliminator said:

WTF is the Q Drive? Why does it takes up 3.5 GBs? Now my E Drive only has 3.5 GBs left...(my game saves are not even over 1 GB)
Oct 07, 2006 6:03am
69.  avatar Erik said:

The Q drive is a virtual drive. A shortcut to your XBMC install directory. That's why it has the same amount of space as your E drive. They're the same partition.
Oct 07, 2006 10:42am
70.  avatar towlett said:

I followed the instructions but when I boot I still get EvolutionX dashboard, not XBMC. :-( Anyone have a list compiled of what files/folders should be where?
Oct 07, 2006 9:01pm
71.  avatar zbroszczyk said:

hey.if you do this can you make modded maps on halo 2?
Oct 08, 2006 11:13am
72.  avatar Aliminator said:

So Q Drive is same as E Drive? ok....but why do I only have 3.5 GBs left? does XBMC takes up 3 GBs?
Oct 08, 2006 6:13pm
73.  avatar Omar said:

The xbox saves 2GB for caching. The other gig maybe went to saves/custom soundtracks?
Oct 08, 2006 7:13pm
74.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

note: for non high speed users, runnning halo 2 by itself does update dashboard. To check to dashboard go to System on MS dash and wait for the D: #### to come by, #### is the dash
Oct 09, 2006 9:32am
75.  avatar Aliminator said:

is there a way to upgrade xbox HDD?
Oct 10, 2006 11:40am
76.  avatar ddmax81 said:

I have been trying to get hold of a working copy of XBMC, but not successful. If any one can direct me to the correct site please.... Thanks D
Oct 11, 2006 9:44pm
77.  avatar enetrprise said:

I have heard rumors of geeks using Windows on an xbox is true >>>>?????
Oct 14, 2006 11:05pm
78.  avatar HOG HEAD  said:

xbox remote .. i have an keymap xml file that changes the volume with the xbox remote in videos u use the up and down arrows in music you use the numbers 3 and 9 .. 3 and 9 work in videos also and in the dash of xbmc it is kinda usefull ,, i never liked the fact that you have three ways to skip through the movie and no way to turn up the volume so i spent like 2 hrs figuring out the way it works . if any one would like the same thing you can email me or im me at and ill be happy to send you my xml file any you just ftp it over and it works with techs build as seen above in the main picture o and ddmax i have a good copy of media center if you need one ..
Oct 15, 2006 1:03am
79.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

Hey, I try to connect my PC to my Xbox with FXP and it tells me either "The connection timed out" or that it connects, no XBOX files show up, and then it says "Disconnected".. What's wrong? How do I fix it?
Oct 16, 2006 10:39pm
80.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

what exactly are the autoinstallers, i found one called franks xbmx autoinstaller on torrent, is this any good?
Oct 19, 2006 3:32pm
81.  avatar Omar said:

Autoinstallers are DVDs or CDs that you stick into your Xbox when it's already modded that does all the installation and setup of all the programs for you. So you don't need to mess around with FTPing, knowing the proper folders, etc etc.
Oct 19, 2006 3:58pm
82.  avatar hur said:

I just used a cheap USB adapter cable for the xbox controller instead of the uber EXPENSIVE action replay, you can find the walkthrough for that on xbox-scene. When I had ftp problems I also had to set the connection "active' instead of passive in advanced settings in my ftp client. btw this is a great guide.
Oct 19, 2006 8:18pm
83.  avatar Erik said:

The USB adapter cable route is definitely a great option. I haven't tried it myself, but I'm sure with some help from xbox-scene, it's a cinch.
Oct 19, 2006 10:24pm
84.  avatar zippo said:

Question: If an Xbox has the Evolution X dashboard installed on it, and you have games loaded on the hard drive, .... do you lose access to all of the games if you install XBMC ? I'm guessing that once you install media center, this means you cannot play games that are installed on the hard drive anymore ?
Oct 20, 2006 9:26am
85.  avatar Erik said:

@zippo: answered here
Oct 20, 2006 12:10pm
86.  avatar Phil said:

I tried a couple of mechassault save expl. Both say... cannot load linux when I'm in Campaign.... Anyone help please
Oct 20, 2006 1:25pm
87.  avatar Erik said:

Have a read through this thread. Most common problems have been 1) faulty memory card/action replay, and 2) failure to remove all mech assault download content from the Xbox before starting.
Oct 20, 2006 2:26pm
88.  avatar JonBoy said:

Thanks. If only I could find a copy of mechassault that works (I rented version 1.6 from blockbuster but it wouldn't boot up-- faulty copy I guess). I guess I'll try online next.
Oct 22, 2006 7:31pm
89.  avatar marshall said:

best thing ive ever seen for xbox im glad that you took the time to do this i had no problesm just to everybody else if you dont have a file in e:call dashboards create one and put everything in there and restart i love this program
Oct 22, 2006 9:18pm
90.  avatar blood45 said:

Instead of using shareware try: FileZilla instead of FlashFXP and 7-Zip instead of Winrar they are free and good also instead of the action replay thing, i used an xbox to usb adapter and a Kingston DataTraveler 256 meg usb thumbdrive. you can find more info on the xbox-scene's forum
Oct 22, 2006 11:06pm
91.  avatar cheeha said:

Great tutorial, it inspired me to dust off my old Xbox and give it life again! Unfortunately I couldn't get Krayzie's exploit to work, every time I tried to select Linux within Splinter Cell my Xbox would freeze. I did however find another tutorial using ltools which worked a treat >> My Xbox is now pimped out, my only gripe with it is that the support for DVR-MS files is not complete as yet but they are getting close.. Good work to all involved ;)
Oct 24, 2006 10:37pm
92.  avatar adeimar said:

Does this let you play Rip'ed games on your XBOX? and if so do you need to copy the ripped files to your XBOX HD or can you burn them to disc and play? (Note i am not asking if it allo0ws you to play them on LIve, just if it allows you to play ripped games in general)
Oct 28, 2006 8:07pm
93.  avatar TruePsion said:

No matter what I do, I can't get XBMC on my modded xbox. I followed the tutorial as much as possible. I do have one worry. I see two mech assault save files on my hard drive but I don't remember EVER playing this game. Was that save created when I put it in my xbox...or did I screw up the whole soft mod? Everything else works fine though so I dunno.
Oct 29, 2006 12:32am
94.  avatar cheeha said:

@TruePsion your xbox is already modded?
Oct 30, 2006 1:30am
95.  avatar G said:

Can I just take the HD out of the xbox and hook it up to the pc and transfer the files instead of using that active replay thing? If so where do I place the files, what directory etc?
Oct 30, 2006 7:40pm
96.  avatar SONYBREADMAN said:

How do I Play halo2 on live with this mod?
Oct 31, 2006 6:29am
97.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

has anyone here modded an xbox bought in January/February 05? my dad is being annoying and wont let me mod my xbox because he says they might of changed something in the hardware spontaneously and it won't work.
Nov 02, 2006 2:16pm
98.  avatar Erik said:

I've modded almost ten Xboxes from 2003 up to the latest store bought in mid-2006 and all have worked flawlessly with this technique.
Nov 02, 2006 2:56pm
99.  avatar viper973 said:

FTPing XBMC is taking me hours (!) not "several minutes"...I have wired connection to the xbox not wireless so idk is fxp slow in nature?
Nov 04, 2006 2:17am
100.  avatar Erik said:

FlashFXP is a great application and normally fast. I have heard of people having slow network connections to their Xbox, but I can't remember the fix right now. I'll see if I can dig something up, but in the meantime double check your network setup.
Nov 04, 2006 10:00am
101.  avatar superazn said:

to G, no u cannot just hook up ur xbox hd to ur pc the xbox hd is locked. u willl need a program and the eeprom to unlock it. so its not as simple as u say. to Sonybreadman, u can play on live as long as u boot using the retail dashboard. i'm not sure wat microsoft will check in the future so no promises it will work say in 2011.;)
Nov 04, 2006 1:55pm
102.  avatar viper973 said:

well I mean its just that FXP transfers files one-by-one and the latest xbmc 2.0.0 is like over 100mb and includes around 500 files. It's not that have a slow speed because they are all transferring at over 500kbps, but there is a delay between the starting of file transfers from the queue that can last as long as 10 seconds. This is exactly what I did: 1. connected to xbox 2. navigated to e\dashboard in ftp side 3. navigated to xbmc (not the originally downloaded .rar) files on left side 4. selected all and hit transfer 5. this loaded them into the queue which, like I said, goes one file at a time does this do the same for everyone or what? this is painstakingly slow I didnt want to leave this running overnight since I dont want my xbox overheating but is still going and the total time now is like 4 hours...
Nov 04, 2006 2:56pm
103.  avatar viper973 said:

sorry if thats hard to read I forgot to insert html line breaks
Nov 04, 2006 2:58pm
104.  avatar viper973 said:

would it matter if I have the trial or full version of FXP?
Nov 04, 2006 3:00pm
105.  avatar viper973 said:

and actually XBMC is over 3000 files haha
Nov 04, 2006 3:02pm
106.  avatar Erik said:

@viper: check out this thread. Try connecting to your Xbox from another computer if possible. It may be something with your computer setup.
Nov 04, 2006 3:58pm
107.  avatar viper973 said:

SOLVED IT MAKE SURE IN THE CONNECT SETUP YOU DO NOT USE PASSIVE MODE! XBOX DOES NOT SUPPORT IT! You have to goto like the second tab and uncheck a checkbox.... im so happy now thanks for the help erik
Nov 04, 2006 4:07pm
108.  avatar viper973 said:

wow it literally transferred all those files in under 10 min hahaha wow i feel dumb
Nov 04, 2006 4:09pm
109.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

ok, so what's up with my Connection "Timing out" in FXP? Is it the Active/Passive thing? Help, please....
Nov 06, 2006 9:16am
110.  avatar dojcsany said:

Hey I hope somebody is till checking these, I have modded my xbox to xbmc with a couple different versions thinking i had a bad xbmc install. but it doesnt change anything. Everything works great except it wont recognize backed up games. When I put them in the drive it tries to read them and the drive either says (busy) or unknown, and it wont load the game. please someone help!!!
Nov 06, 2006 5:21pm
111.  avatar jakskal said:

do you have to use the datel action replay kit? can u use the intec one?
Nov 06, 2006 8:33pm
112.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Thanks Erik for the info on when Xbox's are modded. *If you are using FlashFXP, before you install with an installer FOR THE FIRST TIME, set your clock to like 2050 as the year. Then install it and put the time back to normal.
Nov 06, 2006 9:10pm
113.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

ha ... i forgot to say what that will do, you will get more than 30 days on trial version.
Nov 06, 2006 9:11pm
114.  avatar ktolisgr said:

I have installed the exploit but I cannot connect the FlashFXP. The connectin test is sucessful but it waits something called file listing?
Nov 09, 2006 12:11pm
115.  avatar Erik said:

@jakskal: You can use any device that allows you to load gamesaves on your Xbox, including the Intec.

@ktolisgr: It sounds like you are having networking difficulties. Perhaps a very slow connection to your Xbox. Can you ping your Xbox?
Nov 09, 2006 12:17pm
116.  avatar bigwaveda said:

**WARNING** Do not attempt to use Splinter Cell Chaos Theory or Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow it will not work.
Nov 09, 2006 2:48pm
117.  avatar Erik said:

Why do you say that? Everything I've read said it can be done. Are you sure you did it correctly?
Nov 09, 2006 3:01pm
118.  avatar bigwaveda said:

I tried both and neither did not work. It took some research but finally found that it is uncompatible. 2. One of the Following Games a. Any version of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (NOT PANDORA TOMORROW OR CHAOS THEORY) To find this out a few hours later was hair pulling. But I'm all good now.
Nov 09, 2006 3:22pm
119.  avatar bigwaveda said:

I was wondering why my transfer from PC to XBOX was so slow!! Many thanks Viper for that fix, much faster now! :)\
Nov 10, 2006 12:06am
120.  avatar bigwaveda said:

Help please. I attempted to transfer XBMC per instructions which transfered fine into the /E/Dashboard/, I can see the files in /E/Dashboard/, but when power cycling the XBOX does nothing I still have EvolutionX. Now I have all these files located in /E/Dashboard/ but no change to XBMC.
Nov 10, 2006 1:29pm
121.  avatar Erik said:

Make sure you copy the XBMC files to the root of /E/Dashboard/ and not in a sub-folder /E/Dashboard/XBMC/
Nov 10, 2006 4:29pm
122.  avatar bigwaveda said:

Many thanks Erik for the reply, I have done this numerous times now where all files reside in /E/Dashboard/, but still no go. One other question, if I was to use EvolutionX how do I put my video files onto my XBOX and what folder would the reside? i would like to get XBMX going though. Thanks again!
Nov 10, 2006 6:12pm
123.  avatar bigwaveda said:

Got it thanks. Problem was I inputed files with no .xbe. Thanks again!
Nov 11, 2006 12:08pm
124.  avatar d3sib0y753 said:

i cant find the game were can i get t
Nov 12, 2006 2:38pm
125.  avatar d3sib0y753 said:

i look for t everywhere but only fnd the new one and not the orignal where did u guys go to get it
Nov 12, 2006 2:41pm
126.  avatar Erik said:

I bought Mech Assault used. If you can't find it you can perform the mod using all versions of Splinter Cell. Anywhere where you see Mech Assault replace it with Splinter Cell in this guide.
Nov 12, 2006 2:47pm
127.  avatar jakskal said:

ha! my mechassault cover which has 'game of the year' on it has a part number which doesn't match the ones stated above(its X09-46303)..but the actual game cd inside has the part number i guess that'll work?
Nov 12, 2006 6:31pm
128.  avatar Amanie said:

It should. If it's not the correct version, you'll know as soon as you try to "Run Linux". Nothing will happen.
Nov 12, 2006 6:50pm
129.  avatar Chris said:

Erik. Is this tutorial still okay to use? Or is it out of date and old? I was thinking of doing my softmod in a few days using your tutorial.
Nov 13, 2006 1:04am
130.  avatar Omar said:

It's still good. There are probably new versions of the dashboards, XBMC, installers etc, but the basic guide is the same. Get MA, transfer the save over, run through the steps, copy over XBMC and you're good to go.
Nov 13, 2006 1:18am
131.  avatar Chris said:

Are the new versions that much more significant then the versions posted on this tutorial?
Nov 13, 2006 1:43am
132.  avatar Chris said:

Will this softmod allow me to play backed up games? And what if I cannot find the original Mech Assault game?
Nov 13, 2006 1:50am
133.  avatar Chris said:

is there any way that i can do this softmod using a mac computer?
Nov 13, 2006 10:36pm
134.  avatar thabeacon206 said:

wassup everyone, you guys should totally modify your xbox with the xbox media center cause its worth it. I got mine done for $30 from a friend and it makes my life easier. you can simply turn off your xbox with your controller or restart your xbox. you can put ANY games on your new modified xbox. and more memo space. so get that shit cause its worth it!!
Nov 14, 2006 10:04pm
135.  avatar rls 38 said:

with sid4 u can download skins and game saves its pimp
Nov 15, 2006 6:56pm
136.  avatar webmaster said:

um well ok i bot the stuff and everything like a long time ago. and i lost the cd. and then I reformated my computer. how can I get the action replay back without buying a new one?
Nov 15, 2006 9:27pm
137.  avatar Jeremey said:

I was looking at bigwaveda's post and I'm having the same problem, I moved them all to the e/ folder and not the e/xbmc folder but when I do that I get an error? What should I do?
Nov 16, 2006 2:29am
138.  avatar Jeremey said:

ok so i moved the files but it is still booting evox first, what the hell?
Nov 16, 2006 2:34am
139.  avatar Jeremey said:

OH CHIT, I was trying to move the E folder to the C folder and it wouldn't work, so me being a dumbass deleted all of C folders contents. Games still cold boot but there is no dashboard if no game is placed in tray. How do I fix this?
Nov 16, 2006 4:24am
140.  avatar Jeremey said:

Basically I can't enter the dashboard i can only play a game without going on xbox live...
Nov 16, 2006 10:39am
141.  avatar Chris said:

can i still mod my box with splinter cell instead of mech assault? Can anyone tell me how. I don't want to take any chances of trying to use splinter cell instead of mech without knowing how to, and f**k up my xbox. PLEASE RESPOND!!!
Nov 17, 2006 12:59am
142.  avatar Erik said:

I haven't used Splinter Cell, but it's almost exactly the same process. Inside the .rar file you download, just make sure to use the "Splinter Cell" folder instead of the "Mech Assault" as per the guide. I've modded many Xboxes, and there have been many thousands of people modding their Xboxes using the method in the guide, and there have been almost an insignificant number of ruined Xboxes. (less than 0.1%) In a case that I remember the person's brother tried to mod his already modded Xbox, and then he deleted everything off of his E drive to fix that.
Nov 17, 2006 9:40am
143.  avatar Chris said:

i downloaded the action replay software, and I'm gonna try and make the usb controller mod to hook my memory unit to my pc. is the action replay software all I need? Or is there extra programs on the original action replay disk that I need?
Nov 17, 2006 10:43pm
144.  avatar superazn said:

@jeremey. if u can still ftp things to ur xbox, then u should download either CASH or Slayer's Autoinstaller. There is a retail C drive with a 5960 Dash within the iso. The latest versions are v1.1 for CASH, but not exactly sure for Slayer. @Chris. All u need is the driver for the action replay to do this mod.
Nov 19, 2006 10:09am
145.  avatar Jeremey said:

will slayers autoinstaller also mod my xbox at the same time?
Nov 19, 2006 7:45pm
146.  avatar Chris said:

help. i started my mod. i used the splinter cell platinum since people said it was okay to use. i got to the start game part and saw the linux save. once i did that and clicked on check points, the next screen showed a bunch of green words in different languages. in the upper left corner there was a number 21, and the words in english said service required. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Nov 19, 2006 11:10pm
147.  avatar Jeremey said:

you can't use the platinum edition. They must be originals. Use mech assault. AND DON'T DELETE YOUR C DRIVE EVER once you get into the HDD if you use FTP.
Nov 20, 2006 12:03am
148.  avatar Chris said:

are there any online sites that sell original mech assault copies?
Nov 20, 2006 12:15am
149.  avatar Chris said:

i cannot find an original at gamestop. they are all platinum copies.
Nov 20, 2006 12:16am
150.  avatar Chris said:

Also. I don't understand what you mean jeremy by not deleting my c drive ever!!!
Nov 20, 2006 12:17am
151.  avatar csr1978 said:

I finished the conversion process, but when I rebooted my Xbox, the XBMC appeared with no background, no pictures and no icons. It only has white text over a black screen. It is very difficult to navigate through with no icons to tell you whats "highlighted"

WHAT DID I DO WRONG? Is there a file or two missing?
Nov 20, 2006 6:01pm
152.  avatar superazn said:

@jeremey, if u already downloaded slayers auto installer, then extract it so u can see the individual files. u will see a file under "ALL" folder that holds the dashboard. i'm pretty sure that the autoinstaller requires a modded xbox for it to work.
Nov 22, 2006 2:47pm
153.  avatar toliman said:

well, the ndure softmod is linked to the games. if you change the game, the exploit that allows you to run non MS -approved code just won't work. you can get different kinds of softmods, depending on the access you have to the xbox. in this case, you load the exploit in a savegame tied to a specific game. once you have the softmod installed, you now have two (or more) dashboards, the original dashboard that is installed on the c: of the XBOX HDD, and the UnleashX / XBMC application stored in a folder somewhere. the thing about this advice is that if you install XBMC to /c/dashboards/ it won't fit there. my last XBMC v2 install took ~160mb with all the plugins, etc. i dont think c: has that much room with the MS dash and another dash on the main drive. if you put the files on /e/XBMC/ instead, and replace the default/hacked.xbe file in /c/ with the shortcut that's included in the XBMC directory, it will work, and you get three different dashboards to choose from if you need to later upgrade XBMC to a new version or run different apps. the autoinstaller pack does this for you, as long as you install the initial softmod via the first few steps. essentially once you get the unleashX dash working, put the autoinstaller disc in the drive, wait for it to start, and follow the instructions there. you really only need unleashx, dvd2xbox, the full/fat xbmc, with plugins, trainers, etc. some emulators from the autoinstaller packs and you're totally set.
Nov 22, 2006 7:55pm
154.  avatar KillaJJ said:

i kinda messed up my xbox can i revert it?
Nov 26, 2006 12:57am
155.  avatar KillaJJ said:

i can run games but a cant go to the dashboard it says call customer support what can i do?
Nov 26, 2006 1:07am
156.  avatar Rupert_Tippens said:

thinking of installing a simple skin mod on my xbox, gonna get a secondhand xbox in the near future to try running xbmc on. anyway, i wanna know is there some way of taking the skin back off and reinstalling the original skin if i don't like it or if i stuff it up?
Nov 26, 2006 4:38am
157.  avatar superazn said:

@killaJJ, if u look in the C there should be backups created during the use of ndure indtaller. They should be the files in ur C drive before the mod.
Nov 26, 2006 5:58pm
158.  avatar bama370 said:

KillaJJ you formatted your hard drive you have no dash or game saves and you cant save anything :)


WARNING: Attempting to modify your Xbox is done at your own risk as it is possible to damage your console through the steps outlined in this guide.

Nov 27, 2006 9:46am
159.  avatar bama370 said:

haha i did the samething!!


WARNING: Attempting to modify your Xbox is done at your own risk as it is possible to damage your console through the steps outlined in this guide.

Nov 27, 2006 9:47am
160.  avatar Chris said:

I installed the softmod successfully and I now have the EvoX dash. I downloaded xbmc from the official website, and then coppied everything to /E/Dashboard/ on my xbox using flashfxp. I didn't overwrite the evox files already in the /E/Dashboard/ directory. When I finished copying all the files (took 6.5 hours) my /E/Dashboard/ directory had xbmc files plus the evox files. When I rebooted my xbox, the evox dashboard appeared instead of the xbmc. These are the files I transfered to my xbox in the /E/Dashboard/ directory using FlashFXP /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/bugs.txt /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/Build.bat /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/Changelog.txt /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/copying.txt /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/credits /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/CVS /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/CVSROOT /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/Debug /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/docs /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/FileZilla Server.xml /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/guilib /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/keymap.xml /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/keymapping-schematic.pdf /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/keymapping.txt /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/known_issues.txt /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/language /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/LICENSE.GPL /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/ /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/mplayer /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/python /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/Release /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/scripts /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/skin /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/skinning.txt /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/tools /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/visualisations /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/weather /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/web /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/xbelogo /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/xbmc /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/xbmc.sln /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/xbmc.vcproj /Users/chris/Desktop/XBMC_src-v1.1.0/XBMC/XboxMediaCenter.xml Should i just get the XBMC file from torrentspy instead of the xbmc website? Now, my xbox has the xbmc files and the evox files. Do I delete the evox files in my /E/Dashboard/ directory for the xbmc program to work? Please help me out. I have no idea what to do!!!
Nov 28, 2006 11:34pm
161.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

I've found places to get emulators for the Xbox, but where can I get games to run on the emulators? For instance, if I have an NES emulator that runs under NDURE, where can I find The Legend of Zelda to run on it?
Nov 29, 2006 9:33am
162.  avatar jelly1 said:

Chris: I think you would delete them, or, as I did, move the evox files to E:\Apps\EvolutionX. frolicking: they're all over the place! google nintendo roms and there's a bunch of sites with them
Nov 29, 2006 1:30pm
163.  avatar Chris said:

what is the best xbmc file out there? Should i get it from the official xbmc website? Or does anyone know where or what the name of a legit xbmc application file is?
Nov 29, 2006 10:06pm
164.  avatar Chris said:

I cannot get xmbc to work! someone help me please!!! I copied then deleted the evox files located in /E/dashboard/ and I don't know which xbmc files to place in this area. anyone know what to do???
Nov 29, 2006 11:49pm
165.  avatar mavs_freak31 said:

i cannot find the download for xbox media center off the official site.
Nov 29, 2006 11:52pm
166.  avatar ahines777 said:

Ok ppl who need to find out where 2 get Xbmc U need to get to the xbmc FTP siteIf u dont know where this is then read this after you read that do what it says but when it says go to that is NOT where u want to go unless you want Emus and other Programs for the xbox including trainers but where you want to go is dont worry that it says UK in the address and it says xbmp it does not matter just go there and Xbmc will be there Download the on that says Xbmc build 2.0.1 or something do that and THEN you unzip it and ftp it to your xbox If you need anymore try my best Friend Google.
Nov 30, 2006 12:36am
167.  avatar Chris said:

ahines777. After you get the Xbmc build 2.0.1, which directory of your xbox do you ftp the files in? i just don't know where to place the xbmc files.
Nov 30, 2006 2:06am
168.  avatar smdepot said:

Hey guys, if your getting stuck please take a minute to stop by and get some help. We're happy to do what we can. Soft Mod Depot. We have a very informative forum and FREE online chat for help when you get stuck.
Nov 30, 2006 11:14am
169.  avatar writecory said:

Is there a way to do this without using one of those 3 games? Is it possible to make a new exploit for a different game?
Nov 30, 2006 12:17pm
170.  avatar ahines777 said:

Writecory:There is no way to create another exploit because no other game besides 007,Mechassult,or Splinter cell has a buffer over load Chris:Copy It to Dashboard directory then Rename the file called rename_me.xbe to default.xbe then rename your old default.xbe to default.xbe.bak if that does not work go to BTW What you Dloaded from the offical XBMC site was the source code you need the .xbe thats why I told you about all that other stuff.
Nov 30, 2006 8:19pm
171.  avatar Chris said:

hey ahines777. thanx for all da help. appreciate it. your xbins strategy worked for me. I just downloaded the XBMC-2.0.1-FINAL-FAT-T3CH file. I hope this one works on my box.
Dec 01, 2006 2:55am
172.  avatar mavs_freak31 said:

So for the USB and Controller mod that is showed on Fury Tech, can I just use a usb cord such as my ipod charger cord, cut it off and tape them together? Will it work for any kind of Usb cord I have for an electronic device? Or do I have to actually buy some kind of Usb cord?
Dec 01, 2006 6:01pm
173.  avatar bla182 said:

once one these dasboards are installed will the saves on the hard drive still be accessible
Dec 02, 2006 8:07am
174.  avatar daytona said:

is there a tut on streaming as i can`t seem to connect through the ftp. i can see all the folders on the comp, but can`t get rss to work. any ideas would be appreciated
Dec 02, 2006 8:24am
175.  avatar ahines777 said:

Chris:no prob it should work as its the one I use as long as u put it in the right place Mavs_freak31: the usb controller mod should work but you need to dload The actionreplay software if you want to transfer game saves to the mem card Bla182: All the save will still be accessible dupending on ur dash it sould have a option to return to ms dash but if you get xbmc it has very nice a built in game save viewer and if it is connected to the inter net you can dload more game saves from the net straight from ur xbox daytona : explain more plz
Dec 02, 2006 1:18pm
176.  avatar mavs_freak31 said:

i was asking if i needed a special kind of usb cord or do i just get any kind of usb cord that i have for a camera,ipod,etc and attach it to the xbox controller.
Dec 02, 2006 9:41pm
177.  avatar mavs_freak31 said:

i was asking if i needed a special kind of usb cord or do i just get any kind of usb cord that i have for a camera,ipod,etc and attach it to the xbox controller.
Dec 02, 2006 9:41pm
178.  avatar mavs_freak31 said:

and i think i got a link off this page with a list of gamesaves from a website. you would just type in the game and alot of gamesaves would come up. Does Anybody have the link to this page?
Dec 02, 2006 10:01pm
179.  avatar Chris said:

hey guys! I just modded my xbox with xbmc. I am sharing all my pics, music, and videos. I also installed Dvd2xbox though I may not use it at all.
Dec 03, 2006 3:55am
180.  avatar Chris said:

mavs_freaks31: if you need help, just ask me. i was once a noob, but i still managed to install xbmc by myself.
Dec 03, 2006 4:03am
181.  avatar ahines777 said:

This is ah777 but for some reason I cant seem to login I will soon login to confirm its me mavs_freak : you can use any usb cable as long as it is not one of those very small ones that only have two wires in it most standard cables should work i used the wone for my mp3 player so the ipod or camera one should work fine
Dec 03, 2006 5:04am
182.  avatar ahines777 said:

nvr mind it worked
Dec 03, 2006 5:05am
183.  avatar Chris said:

Hey. Does anyone know how to set up and use xlink kai with a softmodded xbox with xbmc dashboard?
Dec 05, 2006 1:36am
184.  avatar smosionier said:

i have an moded box but when i go to my dashboard i get service required can i fix this problem my self? if any one can help
Dec 09, 2006 2:19pm
185.  avatar vinwonders said:

ahines and Chris :

I have been at this for days. Succesful until XBMC copy over to e/dashboard (downloaded through xbins). XBMC is now frozen on load. I am running XBMX as an within e/apps. For the life of me I can't figure out why everyone can do this but me?
Dec 09, 2006 3:15pm
186.  avatar superazn said:

did u remember to delete old dashboard files?
Dec 11, 2006 8:16pm
187.  avatar fenderman160 said:

looking for help with running emulators on my newly modded xbmc....
Dec 12, 2006 7:21am
188.  avatar 22222 said:

Please note that this will give xbox live servers a mod code and you will not conect to xbob live after a while.
Dec 12, 2006 6:11pm
189.  avatar superazn said:

can u specify which emulator u need help on?
Dec 12, 2006 9:02pm
190.  avatar ahines777 said:

22222: Thats not true as long as you cold boot(have game that u want to play online in the xbox when it boots) then the mod is not activated until you take the disk out and no Microsoft cannot look on ur hd for a mod but they can see if u changed hd's so If u have been online with a stock hd then u change ur hd you will get banned Fenderman: What is ur prob with the emus ? Vinwonders:Try to set xbmc as default dash see if it works Chris: try these links Those should help
Dec 12, 2006 10:08pm
191.  avatar fenderman160 said:

superazn...(and others who can help) i am looking to be able to rock out nintendo and genesis on this thing. looking for any help reguarding which emulation progrms might work best for those two platforms. thanks
Dec 13, 2006 6:54am
192.  avatar jaminjimlp said:

How to Softmod Your Xbox Using XboxHDM (Ndure)


thanks to "textbook"  and all the guy's that made it posable

read!!! read!!!! read !!!  then do it!!! 



free free free don't buy anything!!!

 did it on 2 xboxes plus put in bigger hd's works great!!!

 if you want xbmc do what it says with ftp or internet explorer.

i run xbmc out of my app's folder and edited the xml to use the shortcut in unleasex that says "ms dash"


look for torrents that with any torrent prog [i use bitcomet]. search for "xbox emulaters" there are lots of iso's [that have hundreds of rom's on them] ready to play just burn um to a disk.

Dec 14, 2006 4:58am
193.  avatar ccolanto said:

Does this Media Center mod let you play Burn games?
Dec 16, 2006 9:53am
194.  avatar superazn said:

there are many emulators out there for N64. U can get them at xbins. and yes this does allow u to play burned games and even rip games. all u need is dvd2xbox or something like that. u can get it from xbins also
Dec 17, 2006 11:33am
195.  avatar superazn said:

u can download some emulators here. I'm not exactly sure if it works though. haven't even downloaded it. It is a torrent file. u should know how to use it from the tut above. i would like to make clear that using this emulator is ur choice and i have no responsibility for what happens to ur xbox. I just want to help. enjoi this thing is supposed to include emulators already compiled including: adamx (ColecoVision) atarixlbox_v5 (Atari 800/5200/130/320/XL/XE) blissx_v5 (Intellivision) DaphneX_0_96 ( Laserdisc Arcade) dosxbox_v4 (286/386) FBAx_Beta4.1 (cps2) fceultra_v16 (NES) fmsxbox_v6 (MSX/MSX2/MSX2+) Lynxbox_V1 (Atari Lynx) hugo_xbox_v10 (PCE) Kawa-X 0.11 (Arcade) kegsx_v3 (Apple IIgs/e/c/+) MAMEoX_v0.84.3b (Arcade) neogenesis_v16 (Genesis/Megadrive/32X/SegaCD/MegaCD) neopopx_v4 (Neo Geo Pocket) pcsxbox_v11 (PSX) SarienX (Sierra AGI) sc3x-v005 (Sega SC-1000/3000) scummvmx.0.6.0 (Lukas Arts) smsplusx_v9 (SMS/Game Gear) Surreal64_FDB_V2 (N64) KI-xxx (Killer Instinkt) Winuaex_v7 (Amiga 500/1200) vice20x_v3 ( cVIC-20) vice64x_v4 (C64) vicepetx_v2 (CPet) winstonx_v5 (Atari ST) wonderswanx_v2 (Wonderswan) xboyadvance_v9 (GBA/GBC/GB/SGB/SGB2) xSnes9x_V1.42 (Snes) z26x_v4 (Atari 2600)
Dec 17, 2006 11:44am
196.  avatar xbox said:

hey um i accedentally messed with the settings and it won't let me got to mxm.
Dec 17, 2006 5:40pm
197.  avatar xbox said:

i mean go to mxm
Dec 17, 2006 5:41pm
198.  avatar xbox said:

omg is anyone here =p =p
Dec 17, 2006 5:42pm
199.  avatar xbox said:

how the arnold schwaseneger do i fix!
Dec 17, 2006 5:45pm
200.  avatar Omar said:

Well if you calm down a bit, and give some more information about what exactly you did you'd be more likely to get some help. And I'm sure the problem and solution are addressed in one of the 200 comments on this page, as well as one of the 500 posts in the official discussion.
Dec 17, 2006 6:45pm
201.  avatar Belgeno said:

if i just downloaded flashfxp. how do i connect my xbox's harddrive to it?
Dec 18, 2006 11:20pm
202.  avatar Belgeno said:

if my friend has a modded box already with emulators already on it. how do i transfer that to my box?
Dec 18, 2006 11:21pm
203.  avatar djtrackie said:

Just want to say thanks to the writer of this thing. I modded my xbox following your easy to understand instructions and it works awesome.

I really wanted to be able to stream DIVX from my computer, and now i can!

Dec 19, 2006 9:52pm
204.  avatar gruntkiller1 said:

Does it matter what version xbox you have to do the mod? I have a v1.6 (k-5838 d-5960) and have read that these can't be modded. Is this true, or will this mod work?
Dec 21, 2006 4:31pm
205.  avatar gruntkiller1 said:

also where can I find the most recent versions of XBMC and NDURE
Dec 21, 2006 4:33pm
206.  avatar Chris said:

xbins. look here to learn how to use xbins. you need an irc client like mIRC, and also an FTP client like Flash FXP. Check out this link: Xbins has everything you need for a modded xbox.
Dec 22, 2006 7:25pm
207.  avatar xbox said:

omar well i tweaked with the options and i think since i put play games on. it always restarts the game.
Dec 23, 2006 11:23am
208.  avatar xbox said:

omar well i tweaked with the options and i think since i put play games on. it always restarts the game.
Dec 23, 2006 11:23am
209.  avatar xbox said:

*sigh* omar log on... *sigh* i not patient.
Dec 23, 2006 11:26am
210.  avatar xbox said:

Dec 23, 2006 12:01pm
211.  avatar xbox said:

Dec 23, 2006 12:01pm
212.  avatar xbox said:

Dec 23, 2006 12:01pm
213.  avatar xbox said:

Dec 23, 2006 12:01pm
214.  avatar xbox said:

erik or omar or anyone who is flippin here. how do i select eeprom?
Dec 23, 2006 2:31pm
215.  avatar xbox said:

WARNING: Attempting to modify your Xbox is done at your own risk as it is possible to damage your console through the steps outlined in this guide. up yours america =p.
Dec 24, 2006 11:04am
216.  avatar xbox said:

WARNING: Attempting to modify your Xbox is done at your own risk as it is possible to damage your console through the steps outlined in this guide and may make u wanna have sex with some chicks.
Dec 24, 2006 11:08am
217.  avatar fenderman160 said:

superazn: thanks for the help. but i still have a question... you wrote: u can download some emulators here. I'm not exactly sure if it works though. haven't even downloaded it. It is a torrent file. u should know how to use it from the tut above. i would like to make clear that using this emulator is ur choice and i have no responsibility for what happens to ur xbox. I just want to help. enjoi this thing is supposed to include emulators already compiled including: adamx (ColecoVision) atarixlbox_v5 (Atari 800/5200/130/320/XL/XE) blissx_v5 (Intellivision) DaphneX_0_96 ( Laserdisc Arcade) dosxbox_v4 (286/386) FBAx_Beta4.1 (cps2) fceultra_v16 (NES) fmsxbox_v6 (MSX/MSX2/MSX2+) Lynxbox_V1 (Atari Lynx) hugo_xbox_v10 (PCE) Kawa-X 0.11 (Arcade) kegsx_v3 (Apple IIgs/e/c/+) MAMEoX_v0.84.3b (Arcade) neogenesis_v16 (Genesis/Megadrive/32X/SegaCD/MegaCD) neopopx_v4 (Neo Geo Pocket) pcsxbox_v11 (PSX) SarienX (Sierra AGI) sc3x-v005 (Sega SC-1000/3000) scummvmx.0.6.0 (Lukas Arts) smsplusx_v9 (SMS/Game Gear) Surreal64_FDB_V2 (N64) KI-xxx (Killer Instinkt) Winuaex_v7 (Amiga 500/1200) vice20x_v3 ( cVIC-20) vice64x_v4 (C64) vicepetx_v2 (CPet) winstonx_v5 (Atari ST) wonderswanx_v2 (Wonderswan) xboyadvance_v9 (GBA/GBC/GB/SGB/SGB2) xSnes9x_V1.42 (Snes) z26x_v4 (Atari 2600) what is the name of the file or torrent that i am supposed to download?
Dec 25, 2006 6:09pm
218.  avatar GuitarmanX said:

So I installed the Ndure Splinter Cell Mod that I downloaded off of Torrent Spy. It's in French (I believe), so other than obvious similarities wth certain words, I can't read any of it. I can't FTP to it either, which is the real pain, because I had planned on just installing the French program and then FTPing an English Dash to the Box. I can FTP to my other modded xbox which I modded with xboxhdm 1.9 just fine. I probably just going to run xboxhdm on a larger drive and install it now that I got the hdkey and eeprom. I was just wondering if anybody knows where to get an Ndure installer that's for us English speaking folk in case I decide to mod another box. I was suprised nobody else commented on this.
Dec 26, 2006 2:47am
219.  avatar Omar said:

Yes, please stop.
Dec 26, 2006 4:11am
220.  avatar xbox said:

hey omar
Dec 26, 2006 5:39pm
221.  avatar Omar said:

yo. I don't know how to choose an eeprom. This is way beyond the scope of the tutorial and my experience. I just stick with the simple stuff, XBMC and the softmod. Keep it simple, and enjoy it all. Sorry man.
Dec 26, 2006 7:36pm
222.  avatar said:

I HAVE WIRELESS INTERNET willl this still work
Dec 26, 2006 10:16pm
223.  avatar gruntkiller1 said:

HELP!!! I have modded my box and gotten it to the evox dashboard, and installed XBMC, but XBMC won't run. i have tried everything in every tutorial I have found--I have tried renaming the default.xbe file, using the methods found here and here but it still won't run. could someone PLEASE help me?? Can anyone make this more clear? HELP!!
Dec 26, 2006 10:35pm
224.  avatar Rick said:

i succesfully put all of the files i needed to put in my xbox and went through with the mod but i couldnt find my music and tryed to uninstall the mod, now when i turn it on it no longer goes to the moded dash board it says error 21 call coustomer support, the only way i can play music and stuff is if i put in the mech assault game and run linux, without the mech. game my xbob doesnt work, i need help... when i put in the mech. gamei try to do the bachk up thing again and i try to install the mod again but it doesnt let me it says error batch process faild last action: rename or something like that so it doesnt install the mod on my xbob it only takes me to the instalation screen when i have mech.ass. in my xbox but i have access to the files from the installation screen maybe someone knows how to doo this...thanks
Dec 26, 2006 11:04pm
225.  avatar gunslinger450 said:

Would the Mechassault cd with the code ASP5280 etched on the inner ring work for this mod? email me at if you can help me out. thanks
Dec 27, 2006 1:53am
226.  avatar xbox said:

hey omar, for some reason when ever i try to connect to get the mods to my xbox it says connection failed. plz can u help me?
Dec 27, 2006 11:45am
227.  avatar Aliminator said:

For some reason I cannot create a new account for xbox live, can someone help me please?
Dec 28, 2006 5:37pm
228.  avatar Omar said:

They've probably detected that your console is modded.
Dec 28, 2006 5:45pm
229.  avatar Aliminator said:

What!! oh man that sucks, really? So I can't use Live anymore? Do I have to delete the mod in order to create a new account then?
Dec 28, 2006 9:43pm
230.  avatar Aliminator said:

It says my Xbox cannot connect to Live, it never has that problem before. Can someone who has the mod installed try to create a new account for testing?
Dec 29, 2006 1:02am
231.  avatar Omar said:

If MS has detected your Xbox as modded, then they'll ban that Xbox. That specific machine. Your account won't be banned. You pretty much have to get another Xbox though... A lot of people end up having 2. One for Xbox Live and legit games, and the other one as a sweet media centre.
Dec 29, 2006 1:40am
232.  avatar bucknasty said:

does this work with any version of xbox
Dec 29, 2006 11:45am
233.  avatar Aliminator said:

This sucks, if I know this ealier, I would probably never install this mod.
Dec 30, 2006 2:37am
234.  avatar gruntkiller1 said:

bucknasty- yes
Dec 30, 2006 10:59am
235.  avatar letsrock said:

I tried this out yesterday and HOT DAMN! It worked perfectly! XBMC looks awesome on my new Sylvania plasma and the upconverting feature was worth it alone. Streaming videos and music from my Windows machine has never been easier! THANK YOU! This is an awesome guide!
Dec 31, 2006 12:29pm
236.  avatar brandong said:

I did this yesterday, and it worked perfectly! Thank you very much for the easy to follow instructions! I have wanted to do this for a long time. I do have one question, though. On the XBMC, I would like to know how to create shortcuts directly to an SMB share on my PC so I don't have to click down through all of the subdirectories every time to get to my pictures, etc. Also, is there a way to play my iTunes music that's on my PC? Thanks again!!
Jan 01, 2007 11:04am
237.  avatar brandong said:

One other question - is there a web browser on the XBMC that will allow me to browse the web over the wireless LAN connection? Thanks.
Jan 01, 2007 11:31am
238.  avatar Omar said:

As far as I know there's just LinksBox, which is probably pretty crappy and hasn't been updated in over a year now.
Jan 01, 2007 3:19pm
239.  avatar rcarnold said:

Hey, Question guys...i did this softmod 6 months ago...last month my sound stopped working on anything but xbox games. I uninstalled xbmc and reinstalled but no change. Anyone had this problem or know how to fix? Driving my crazy and I want to wacth some media!
Jan 01, 2007 9:48pm
240.  avatar Erik said:

I haven't heard of anything similar. What changed with your setup before it stopped working? How are you hooked up to your sound? Straight to the TV? Through a receiver? Digital or analog?
Jan 01, 2007 9:56pm
241.  avatar rcarnold said:

i have tried through a tv and a receiver...Both digi and analog. It has to be the xbox. I can hear xbox games perfect...but the xbmc and the dashboard have no sound and anything they play (wmv,mp3,divx) whas no sound either. :-( This makes me sad. Had a friend using similar setup say the same. Don't know what he did yet...
Jan 02, 2007 1:38am
242.  avatar Erik said:

Try upgrading to a newer version of XBMC.
Jan 02, 2007 11:59am
243.  avatar MbX said:

try turning up the volume with right analog
Jan 02, 2007 12:17pm
244.  avatar sqrl4life said:

Please help... Great DIY guide but I ran into a problem last night when I was trying to do this.. I follow all the steps exactly up until step 6.1 when I try to run Linux my scren flashes the installer and then goes black with some fuzzy stuff. I can tell that there is a menu as when i move the paddle i can make out what i think is the menu moving and can hear noise... My question I think is do I need to hook up the origional xbox video cable instead of the colorstreaming one that I have and does anyone know if there is any reason I could not mod the Halo edition xbox? Thanks Guys!!!
Jan 03, 2007 11:39am
245.  avatar Erik said:

@rcarnold: try MbX's suggestion. That could very well be the problem.
Jan 03, 2007 11:45am
246.  avatar bla182 said:

does this mod allow the xbox to play burnt xbox games
Jan 03, 2007 10:12pm
247.  avatar bla182 said:

does this mod allow the xbox to play burnt xbox games
Jan 03, 2007 10:12pm
248.  avatar Omar said:

Jan 03, 2007 11:40pm
249.  avatar sqrl4life said:

Okay so the it worked great once I went and bought a regular cable as I have no idea where my ended up and once I finished with the mod I plugged back in the color streaming cable and it works great. Thank you!
Jan 04, 2007 1:45pm
250.  avatar taichimaster said:

I am currently running XBMC. I want to upgrade to the latest version. Do I just FTP the latest version and overwright the existing one? If that's all I do, will I lose all the settings that was saved.
Jan 04, 2007 6:33pm
251.  avatar Erik said:

@taichimaster read
Jan 04, 2007 6:40pm
252.  avatar superazn said:

srry about that, heres the link "" Again I stress to remind u that i have not tried this and do not take any responsibilities. just copy and paste the link above and u should be asked to download a torrent file.
Jan 06, 2007 3:23pm
253.  avatar nickste5 said:

im having troubles connecting to my pc through xbmc. ive looked through some guide but it doesnt seem to work. in one guide it said to change my pc ip address to and then chane my xbox ip address to after i did this i could ftp to my xbox but couldnt go surf the net etc. so i had to change my ip back to auto. Then i some how mangned to configure it some how, by changing it to dhcp in the settings in both the dash board and xbmc. i could then look up my pc but only shared docs. i know ive shared another movie/music file in my network drive thing. could any help us out plz, ta nickste5
Jan 06, 2007 5:30pm
254.  avatar Omar said:

Please see if the answer is in the FAQ
Jan 06, 2007 6:16pm
255.  avatar guigui_3 said:

hey can i do everything by the flashxp without the action replay because th flash its 30 day trial im going to travel after tommorow
Jan 08, 2007 10:22pm
256.  avatar DaBigMang said:

Newbie. I was following the guide to a tee and everything was fine. Well, my DVD player has this auto-shutdown mechanism. So, while the ndure mod was being installed the dvd player shut down and it confused me. I thought the XBox had powered down. So, I basically ejected the disc during the installation of the ndure exploit. i know the dash was not fully installed. any idea what i can do to recover to stock/original settings?
Jan 10, 2007 11:12pm
257.  avatar dimply_gecko said:

heres a question, i have a version of mech assault that on the front side of the disk has the X08-82264 part number, but on the back side has the MS02308L number. Does anyone know if this disk will work? And another question (incase no one knows the answer to the first), what happens if you try to do the softmod with a disk with the wrong part number? Will it just not boot into the linux, or with it completely mess up my xbox? Any help is appreciated.
Jan 12, 2007 3:33am
258.  avatar al_delux said:

I got an x-box from my friend and he told me he put linux on it with the MechAssault one. the dashboard is the original microsoft one, so im asssuming he restored it, and there seems to be no softmod install button in linux EvolutionX. I just want to run XBMC on it, so i went to transfer the files via FTP. the FTP works fine, but there is no E/Dashboard file. Where would it have installed to so i can overwrite it, or can i just overwrite the original Microsft one?
Jan 12, 2007 10:25pm
259.  avatar ernik717 said:

I have no clue what i am doing. How do u unzip and unrar a .torrent file? Remeber I am not computer savey but i am xbox savey. Please help@!!
Jan 13, 2007 1:24pm
260.  avatar snoopy_2000 said:

@ernik717 u need a program like azureus to to open u . torrent file then download the content of this one then after unzip using winrar the content u just download but u do not unzip a torrent file
Jan 13, 2007 3:33pm
261.  avatar spiele13 said:

thank yuo veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery match
Jan 15, 2007 9:22am
262.  avatar al_delux said:

I wanna ftp the evolutionX dash over to x box and re-install dash because some moron either restored ms dashboard or somehow my mod got corrupted.......... where do the save files for games go on the HD? (partition, ie A, B, C ect.........)
Jan 15, 2007 3:27pm
263.  avatar al_delux said:

I wanna ftp the evolutionX dash over to x box and re-install dash because some moron either restored ms dashboard or somehow my mod got corrupted.......... where do the save files for games go on the HD? (partition, ie A, B, C ect.........)
Jan 15, 2007 3:28pm
264.  avatar al_delux said:

I wanna ftp the evolutionX dash over to x box and re-install dash because some moron either restored ms dashboard or somehow my mod got corrupted.......... where do the save files for games go on the HD? (partition, ie A, B, C ect.........)
Jan 15, 2007 3:28pm
265.  avatar frolickingassbeaver said:

How to I connect my Xbox to a PC running Ubuntu (A type of Linux) does anyone know? Help, please.
Jan 16, 2007 6:06pm
266.  avatar al_delux said:

can i just overwrite the MS dashboard with XBMC over ftp? (dont have action replay)
Jan 16, 2007 9:21pm
267.  avatar al_delux said:

can i just overwrite the MS dashboard with XBMC over ftp? (dont have action replay)
Jan 16, 2007 9:56pm
268.  avatar gunslinger450 said:

Would just like to say thank you so much for this great tut. Keep up the awesome work!!
Jan 17, 2007 6:48am
269.  avatar superazn said:

@al_delux, u need the action replay to ftp anything to ur xbox unless it is already modded and the game saves are in the e partition.
Jan 19, 2007 9:59pm
270.  avatar gunslinger450 said:

Hey just wondering how to revert back to the unleashx dashboard as it was b4 XBMC was put on. Not that I'm going to but would just like to know. Thanks
Jan 20, 2007 1:00am
271.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

erik i bet mircosoft hates u good job
Jan 20, 2007 4:27pm
272.  avatar yellop said:

Did like tutorial and took me only a couples of minutes !! great info !! BUT How to upgrade your XBMC dashboard for newer version ??? do I also just FTP new files to replace the whole E/Dashboard/ ???
Jan 22, 2007 8:00am
273.  avatar Omar said:

Yup, that's exactly what you do.
Jan 22, 2007 8:45am
274.  avatar yellop said:

OKI, thanks Omar ! much appreciated :-)
Jan 22, 2007 8:50am
275.  avatar gambit101555 said:

Hi I have a question...I had read how to mod the xbox but was wondering if I don't have any money to purchase the Mech assualt game and the action replay is there a way that I can still mob the xbox with a different method?
Jan 24, 2007 6:04pm
276.  avatar did it all said:

yha rant the game and make a usb for your xb and use a mp3 or pen drive I no it's spellt wong
Jan 24, 2007 8:50pm
277.  avatar yellop said:

Just another question ! How to do a clean install (not upgrading) if xbmc as dashboard as the tutorial above ? In case of... :-)
Jan 25, 2007 9:16am
278.  avatar gambit101555 said:

Can I download all of this stuff right to the xbox if i make the xbox into a home network? Is it possible to bypass all the stuff using the game and the action replay? And where can I get a download a cd that has all the proper files on it so i don't have to go and buy all that stuff?
Jan 25, 2007 3:58pm
279.  avatar Omar said:

The only other way to install the mod is through a hot-swap. Read about it here. Look to the FAQ for subsequent questions [here].
Jan 25, 2007 4:01pm
280.  avatar gambit101555 said:

hey that link that you gave takes me to a place called when I open it in a new  tab using Firefox and when I click on the link itself it says problem loading that where i am supposed to look for the hot-swap?

Bad Gateway

The following error occurred:

[code=DNS_HOST_NOT_FOUND] The host name was not found during the DNS lookup. Contact your system administrator if the problem is not found by retrying the URL


Thats what comes up if i use internet explorer....

Jan 25, 2007 11:02pm
281.  avatar Erik said:

Hey gambit. Omar had a type-o in his link. Here is the correct one.

As for FTPing into your Xbox without modding, it's only possible once you've done step 6.1 and you started the exploit (Run Linux). Your Xbox isn't modded yet, but FTP should be open.

Jan 27, 2007 2:29pm
282.  avatar erashby said:

Can an XBox that is modified to run XBMC deliver DVD video resolution of 480p (720x480 progressive scan) and 5.1 surround sound or DTX when using an "Xbox high definition AV pack"? ( I thought I read something about the High definition AV pack only playing movies in 480i .) Will this add on device, the xbox high definition AV pack work after modifying the xBox to run XBMC? I just want to archive my DVD library for playback without going to the DVD case holder rack and finsing tha the DVD is not in the case. Or Would I be better off using a media center PC? Thanks in advance Eric
Jan 31, 2007 3:13am
283.  avatar yellop said:

I bought an Hi def cable for xbox with xbmc..You can choose between 480, 720 and 1080 (on the MS dashboard). If your xbox is pal, you would need a tool "enigmah disk" to change from PAL to NTSC...You can then streanm your DVD from your pc or have a bigger hard drive on your xbox and move all your dvsd files into the xbox...Hope I understood correctly your question. :-)
Feb 01, 2007 7:16am
284.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Use Xbins! It may seem hard on the guide here, but is actually pretty easy. Also NDURE 1.1 comes with this extras folder that you can burn to a disk to make your own autoinstaller so you don't have to FTP. You can use it for emulators, XBMC, dashboards, and other apps. Just read the readme.txt that comes with NDURE.
Feb 05, 2007 4:35pm
285.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

If anyone is looking for ROMs, use this site. It has ROMs for everything up to the n64 and Nintendo DS ROMs.
Feb 05, 2007 4:38pm
286.  avatar mrdj73j said:

Hello !!! I wanna know if i do this modification can i play the AVI ( movie ) files from my PC ? Does this also mean i can put the super nintendo emulator on and play the super nintendo roms ? Basically does this turn my XBOX into a mini pc allowing me to play XBOX games and MP3 files aswell...
Feb 09, 2007 1:23am
287.  avatar Omar said:

Feb 09, 2007 8:53am
288.  avatar Erik said:

The answer to "Does my XBMC do ___________?" almost always is "YES!". It's awesome.
Feb 09, 2007 9:44am
289.  avatar mrdj73j said:

OK so cool time to get to it then thax all....
Feb 09, 2007 2:20pm
290.  avatar SOLEone said:

youdont need the action reaplay you could use your xbox pad on your pc
Feb 10, 2007 2:18am
291.  avatar mrdj73j said:

ya but not if your useing a USB memory stick, i'v downloaded action reaplay Xbox but its a us version 1.40 and when i load in the drivers for the USB memory stick , it tells me that its not digitally signed. do i need a canada version. need help!!!
Feb 10, 2007 11:12pm
292.  avatar wmp11 said:

I think you have to use the old version of the action replay software
Feb 11, 2007 3:50am
293.  avatar wmp11 said:

btw, in the faq this is sort of wrong: "The other thing that will get you banned, and fast, is accessing Live with the softmod activated. There's only one way to boot the console with the mod deactivated. Turn on the console with the original legit Xbox game already inside the closed drive with the little power button. The original, legit game has to be inside the Xbox while the console is off. You can then access Live like normal. Running a game, original or backup from a softmod dashboard and connecting to Live will get you banned." You have to download Krazyie's Extras and set up a multiboot, so that when you press the tray button the original dashboard will load.
Feb 11, 2007 3:52am
294.  avatar mrdj73j said:

(wmp11) do you mean the version 1.31
Feb 11, 2007 9:30pm
295.  avatar mrdj73j said:

ok tryed version 1.31 still not working...?
Feb 11, 2007 11:43pm
296.  avatar mrdj73j said:

You can check to see if your Xbox is available on your network by "pinging" this IP address from the command prompt on your PC.-----------ok all sorry it was the USB memory stick i was useing got the box moded but can get the network to work..what is "pinging" ????
Feb 12, 2007 2:15am
297.  avatar mrdj73j said: it going but when i tryd to install xbmc whan i rebooted it now i get a code 13..whow do i fix this....?????
Feb 12, 2007 5:08am
298.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

To ping type in ping in the command prompt on your PC and then the ip address of your Xbox. Command Prompt is under accessories on your start menu.
Feb 12, 2007 3:51pm
299.  avatar Dantheman said:

Can i use burned games with xbox live?
Feb 12, 2007 6:54pm
300.  avatar Erik said:

Nope. You will be banned from Live.
Feb 12, 2007 6:58pm
301.  avatar Dantheman said:

Feb 13, 2007 3:55pm
302.  avatar mrdj73j said:

Hellp...i'm in need of the backup files for the c and the f drives
Feb 14, 2007 2:43am
303.  avatar superazn said:

Here is a copy of the c drive. <> just unrar it and ftp it over ot your c drive. I really can't give you a copy of your original f drive because i don't know wat mods u put in it, but it is not needed for ordinary operation of the xbox dashboard. Its not even there in the retail version unless you upgrade your hd.
Feb 17, 2007 10:21pm
304.  avatar mrdj73j said:

Got it all fix know and it's the best!!!!this "xbmc" kick's ass..thax all for your help..
Feb 20, 2007 4:13pm
305.  avatar mrdj73j said:

now to get a 200 or 300 gb hd :)
Feb 20, 2007 4:15pm
306.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Related to burning/ripping Xbox Games, good guide is found here
Feb 20, 2007 9:07pm
307.  avatar arkham said:

Rather than WinRAR, I use 7Zip, which handles RAR files just fine and is open source and free. Get it here: Adam
Feb 23, 2007 11:41am
308.  avatar prupert said:

just wanted to say, what a great guide - very easy to follow, and now I have xbmc on my xbox and can stream my music to my living room,, focking xcellent mate!!
Feb 26, 2007 6:42am
309.  avatar Erik said:

Great to hear!
Feb 26, 2007 9:34am
310.  avatar DuckBillPlat said:

Great tut. Now i finally got xmbc poppin! My question is how can I rip my music and mp3 cd's with it. I can play them I just don't see an option to rip or copy, hlp please
Feb 26, 2007 3:11pm
311.  avatar superazn said:

i think dvd2xbox should work... or is that only for xbox games and dvds? either way, you can always rip it on your computer and ftp it to your xbox.
Feb 26, 2007 3:44pm
312.  avatar heartlessfubar said:

is there any way u can run the media center on the xbox with out the game
Feb 26, 2007 6:33pm
313.  avatar Omar said:

You need a game to install XBMC, but after it's installed you no longer need the game.
Feb 26, 2007 6:52pm
314.  avatar DuckBillPlat said:

"you can always rip it on your computer and ftp it to your xbox." I'm not in front of my xbox at the moment so i was wondering where do I save the music to? I haven't tried dvd2xbox yet I'll check it out.
Feb 27, 2007 4:11pm
315.  avatar DuckBillPlat said:

"you can always rip it on your computer and ftp it to your xbox." I'm not in front of my xbox at the moment so i was wondering where do I save the music to? I haven't tried dvd2xbox yet I'll check it out.
Feb 27, 2007 4:11pm
316.  avatar superazn said:

i am not sure of the answer to that question, but would guess it fits somewhere in the F drive. srry if i'm wrong. I guessed f drive because my backup games are stored in there.
Mar 01, 2007 8:30pm
317.  avatar asteron said:

This is a well written guide. It is slightly out of date now as the xml files are located in XBMC\userdata but with the current settings options it is unnecessary to modify these files anyway. I'll put a link to it on the official wiki
Mar 01, 2007 9:07pm
318.  avatar xino said:

who knows anything about the file CASH v1.1? if you do please mail me at . My preorded ActionReplay+Memory Card package is on the way. I am trying to get ready for my softmod:P I got some skins,emu and r0ms,
Mar 02, 2007 11:04pm
319.  avatar Dacooldu8 said:

Can anyone help me how to do this?

Navigate to /E/Dashboard/ on your Xbox. This is where EvolutionX is installed, so to have XBMC replace EvolutionX, you simply have to copy the XBMC files to this location, overwriting the existing files. Now select all of the files from XBMC that are located on your PC and transfer them to the /E/Dashboard/ directory on your Xbox. This will take several minutes, so please be patient.

Mar 04, 2007 7:16pm
320.  avatar jaminjimlp said:

How to Softmod Your Xbox Using XboxHDM (Ndure)

 thanks to "textbook" and all the guy's that made it posable

read!!! read!!!! read !!! then do it!!!

UnleashX is the best dash out there........... try it youl like it!!!

FREE FREE FREE DON'T BUY ANYTHING!!! IE... ActionReplay+Memory Card...what ever vertion of mechwarior.... just go to the link and is all there!!!

I've done it on 3 xboxes plus put in bigger hd's works great!!!

if you want xbmc do what it says with ftp... flash fxp or internet explorer.

i run xbmc out of my app's folder ( e:\apps\xbmc\) and edited the xml to use the shortcut in unleasex that says "XBOX MEDIA CENTER"

just cut and paste this in the E:\dash\config.xml file:

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <Password MaxTries="3"></Password>
  <Network Enable="Yes" Type="DHCP">
  <FTP Enable="Yes">
   <Greeting>Welcome to XBOX FTP Server</Greeting>
  <Newsfeed Enable="False" Interval="30">
   <Games AutoLaunch="No"></Games>
   <DVD AutoLaunch="No">E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe</DVD>
   <AudioCD AutoLaunch="Yes">E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe</AudioCD>
   <Data AutoLaunch="No"></Data>
   <SNTP Synchronize="No"></SNTP>
   <ScreenSaver Wait="60">
  <Item Action="LaunchDVD">Launch DVD</Item>
  <List Text="Games" Sort="On" Auto="On">
  <List Text="Applications" Sort="On" Auto="On">
  <List Text="System" Sort="Off" Auto="On">
   <Item Action="Settings">Settings</Item>
   <Item Action="SavesManager">Game Saves Manager</Item>
   <Item Action="TextEditor">Text Editor</Item>
   <Item Action="Skins">Skins</Item>
   <List Text="Misc" Sort="Off" Auto="On">
    <Item Action="FTPStop">Stop FTP</Item>
    <Item Action="FTPStart">Start FTP</Item>
    <Item Action="FTPReset">Reset FTP</Item>
    <Item Action="NETReset">Restart Network</Item>
    <Item Action="TrayClose">Close DVD Tray</Item>
    <Item Action="TrayOpen">Open DVD Tray</Item>
    <Item Action="CopyDVD">Copy Game Disc</Item>
   <List Text="Format Menu" Sort="Off" Auto="On" Password="Xbox">
    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="X">Format X Drive</Item>
    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="Y">Format Y Drive</Item>
    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="Z">Format Z Drive</Item>
    <List Text="Format C Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
     <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive C?</Item>
     <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
     <Item Action="Format" Arg1="C">Format C Drive</Item>
    <List Text="Format E Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
     <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive E?</Item>
     <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
     <Item Action="Format" Arg1="E">Format E Drive</Item>
    <List Text="Format F Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
     <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive F?</Item>
     <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
     <Item Action="Format" Arg1="F">Format F Drive</Item>
    <List Text="Format G Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
     <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive G?</Item>
     <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
     <Item Action="Format" Arg1="G">Format G Drive</Item>
  <Item Action="e:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe">XBOX MEDIA CENTER</Item>
  <Item Action="FileManager">File Explorer</Item>
  <Item Action="C:\xboxdash.xbe">MS Dashboard</Item>
  <Item Action="Restart">Reboot</Item>
  <Item Action="Shutdown">Shutdown</Item>

Mar 04, 2007 11:37pm
321.  avatar jaminjimlp said:

also get craxtion4 it dose alot of things you will want and need

 ie... rip back ups transfer games off or on your xbox, make iso's and unzip iso's, game save manager and more

you will find it in the "usual places" as they say

Mar 04, 2007 11:55pm
322.  avatar Erik said:

@jaminjimlp: Sure...The hotswap method is great, but I'm sure most people would rather not take their Xbox apart. The softmod is very easy, and the end product is well worth the 30 bucks or so.
Mar 05, 2007 10:01am
323.  avatar Dacooldu8 said:

Alright heres my problem... the freakin FlashFXP is all set up. I got the XBMC crap on one side and the /E/dashboard thingy on the other. i try to transfer the files but it all fails. Can someone PLZZZZZZZZZZ help me. My emails 000 Anybody that could help would be very GREATLY appreciated. by the way my FlashFXP expires soon so i need help very fast!
Mar 05, 2007 10:13pm
324.  avatar Dacooldu8 said:

Alright heres my problem... the freakin FlashFXP is all set up. I got the XBMC crap on one side and the /E/dashboard thingy on the other. i try to transfer the files but it all fails. Can someone PLZZZZZZZZZZ help me. My emails Anybody that could help would be very GREATLY appreciated. by the way my FlashFXP expires soon so i need help very fast!
Mar 05, 2007 10:13pm
325.  avatar Erik said:

check your email...
Mar 05, 2007 10:43pm
326.  avatar dominic_fiber595 said:

How do u get the xbox live eto work....
Mar 06, 2007 11:45am
327.  avatar Dacooldu8 said:

Erik i sent you an email back plz check if you have time
Mar 06, 2007 5:23pm
328.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

If FlashFXP runs out, just get it again
Mar 11, 2007 8:42pm
329.  avatar Jelly said:

Or use a freeware client :)

This tutorial is probably the best tutorial around.

I've searched from head to toe for a decent tutorial, until a few days ago, when I came across this. Even now you seem to be still helping people :)

Anyway! I'm just commenting to say what a great job you've done on the tutorial and I shall shortly (tomorrow or the next day) be doing this. I'm from the UK so I've a PAL xbox and I know for a fact it works on both types (NTSC/PAL) incase anyone is wondering.

I brought my 'kit' a few days ago for a total of £12.48, which included;
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - GameStation £2

Trustmaster 8MB XBOX Memory Card - eBay £5.99 (with shipping)

Xploder Lite - eBay £3.49 (with shipping)

Again, thanks :)
Mar 14, 2007 4:43pm
330.  avatar binny said:

Hi, Can anyone help? Connected xbox to my network and can view it with a Arp -a command but can not ping the ip address it has being given.
Mar 15, 2007 4:43pm
331.  avatar sbestmann said:

I have the same issue. I cannot connect to my xbox using the network. I have my PC hooked up to my router and the xbox as well. The setting of the xbox tells me that it's IP is but I am unable to ping it successfully from my PC - it times out. Is there anything that needs to be configured in the router? I had a 2nd PC hooked up on the network before and unplugged it to connect the xbox instead, but it just won't connect... Help please.


Figured it out.  Go into the settings of your xbox and change "static IP" to "No". 
Scroll to bottom and "save and exit".

Then reboot the xbox and go back into settings and look up the newly assigned IP address.  Use this IP to connect to your xbox.


Worked for me - hopefully it will work for you as well :o)




Mar 15, 2007 10:45pm
332.  avatar binny said:

Dont know if i`m being dumb but where is the the option for "static IP"??

Is it the option of automatic  or manual IP??

Mine is latest type xbox with excutar mod chip.

Mar 16, 2007 11:37am
333.  avatar icervantesiii said:

OK, how do I talk my wife into letting me hack my XBOX and then place it in our main entertainment center?
Mar 16, 2007 11:27pm
334.  avatar Omar said:

Explain how she'll be able to watch every Grey's Anatomy episode whenever she wants.
Mar 16, 2007 11:54pm
335.  avatar DoctorJeezus said:

Hmmm...I've been waiting for over 35 mins. now for the XBMC files to finish transfering to E/dashboard....still not that normal? How much longer should it take? The e-mail address is , if anyone wants to help with that...
Mar 17, 2007 6:40pm
336.  avatar FuzzzMan said:

OK The MOD worked Awsome for me... anybody know now how to upgrade the HDD??
Mar 17, 2007 7:58pm
337.  avatar FuzzzMan said:

OK Now its taking hrs to get the XBMC moved over..
Mar 18, 2007 12:03am
338.  avatar billgates said:

dear sir/madam, this is sir gates writing to inform you that there is now a official prodct similar to the one mentioned here. Many Thanks 07979286816
Mar 19, 2007 4:50pm
339.  avatar superazn said:

make sure u use passive mode to get faster rates when ftping.
Mar 19, 2007 7:13pm
340.  avatar superazn said:

to upgrade hd use xboxhdm.
Mar 19, 2007 7:17pm
341.  avatar Wilko said:

i cant get the xbmc to work. i deleted all the files in E:/dashboard then transferred the xbmc but after i rebooted the evox dash came up with only lanch disc and settings. Plz help
Mar 21, 2007 5:16pm
342.  avatar Erik said:

Sounds like a common problem. Check the FAQ first and look for the point "XBMC isn't showing up as the dashboard when I boot up the Xbox!".
Mar 21, 2007 5:23pm
343.  avatar icervantesiii said:

I purchased AR Action Replay at Gamestop. When I drill down to Mechassault +, I don't have a file called Linux Start. Instead, I have 2 files called, -All Mechs, Movies, and levels -Datech Mech I probably have purchased a kit with software corrected to negate the exploit. What now?
Mar 23, 2007 1:30pm
344.  avatar Erik said:

The AR doesn't come with the exploit. You need to download the NDURE exploit. You can download it from by searching for "NDURE" as described in Step 4.1. I suggest you turn images off, because they have a lot of porn ads. Add the exploit to AR and the memory card as done in Step 5.2.
Mar 23, 2007 2:22pm
345.  avatar icervantesiii said:

OK, Now I've loaded the exploit. When I go to FXP and attempt to conect with the XBOX dashboard I get the following message. 502 pasv is not implemented.
I can ping it no problem, so that leads me to believe I don't know how to configure FTP properly.
Mar 24, 2007 12:03am
346.  avatar Erik said:

Try unchecking the "passive mode" checkbox in FXP under the "Toggles" tab when you connect. (At least that's where it is on mine)
Mar 24, 2007 11:44am
347.  avatar icervantesiii said:

Well, that still doesn't do it for me. I'm going through a "Wireless G Broad Band Router" , it has 3 available ports in the back. I keep getting the previous message or 502 FEAT not enabled. It then tries reconnecting, but the IP address is one higher than the one I originally entered.
Mar 24, 2007 4:50pm
348.  avatar Erik said:

What about a firewall? Are you running Windows? Try opening port 21, or tell Windows not to firewall FlashFXP. Can you ping your Xbox?
Mar 24, 2007 7:27pm
349.  avatar icervantesiii said:

I'm running XP, how exactly would I go about opening up port 21? I don't think there is a firewall in place, I can ping no problem.
Mar 24, 2007 9:16pm
350.  avatar icervantesiii said:

Nope, my firewall is down. I've got a Linksys WRT54G that I haven't messed with yet, other than plugging my pc and XBOX into. Maybe there's some config I need to do there?
Mar 24, 2007 10:12pm
351.  avatar Erik said:

Try another FTP application; you can even use Internet Explorer. See if you can get into your Xbox that way. Xbox-scene has a guide for FTPing using Internet Explorer. I prefer FlashFXP, but I'm trying to narrow down your problem.
Mar 24, 2007 10:39pm
352.  avatar icervantesiii said:

I must have some config not set right in the router, but I cant remeber my login or password. Going to bed now, the Mrs. is cold.
Mar 25, 2007 12:51am
353.  avatar j_cruiser said:

Erik, This seems like a great tut. I have spent a lot of time over at xbox-scene but I haven't found a tut as good as yours. An early post said this your tut it old now. Is that true? The other question I have is that I don't have compiler for the xbmc. I thought that I read that a compiled version using XDK was availible? xbins?
Mar 25, 2007 4:52pm
354.  avatar icervantesiii said:

Erik, Sorry to be such a bother. I have accessed the IRC client and received the info to get where the goods are, but have not been able to find something called Evox. Is that just slang for Evolution-X, which I did find.
Mar 25, 2007 5:08pm
355.  avatar Erik said:

@j_cruiser: I have performed this guide many times recently along with other members. It was written a year ago, but still relevant. You should be able to find a compiled version on TorrentSpy or using the #xbins channel on mIRC.
Mar 25, 2007 6:11pm
356.  avatar Erik said:

@icervantesiii: I'm not sure why you're looking for Evo-X (same as Evolution-X), since it should've already been loaded when you ran the softmod. You replace the EvoX dashboard with XBMC. The softmod doesn't include XBMC straight away because it can't fit on an 8MB memory card. Did the FTP work?
Mar 25, 2007 6:13pm
357.  avatar icervantesiii said:

FTP not working. I'm going to make a crossover cable later tonight to patch directly into the XBOX. I was trying to get it working through FTP to avoid having to do manual work when transferring files from PC to XBOX.
Mar 25, 2007 6:28pm
358.  avatar ari dubov said:

can any one review how to fix the xbox to load to evox after I messed up the xbmc upgrade, xbox wont load , evox cd wont work, unable to ftp to xbox help please
Mar 25, 2007 11:59pm
359.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

To get crossover cable go to Newegg and buy one. They cost about 3.99 for 25 feet + shipping instead of 18.99 at best buy.
Mar 26, 2007 3:29pm
360.  avatar permix said:

First off, great tutorial! Took me awhile to figure out I needed to put both SC save files onto my Xbox's hard drive, but after that it worked. I have a question about Xbox Live: I bought a used Xbox, one that the previous owner had a few Live! accounts on. I plan on upgrading the hard drive soon, and was curious as to whether or not I'll be banned for having a different hard drive "number" if I go on Live. I'm guessing that if I set up a new account and all that, it would start anew, so I shouldn't have to worry.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Mar 26, 2007 10:38pm
361.  avatar icervantesiii said:

I got a crossover cable, set IP on XBOX to match my PC's, settings on XBOX are TYPE: STATIC IP: LineStatus:100/FullDuplex.
Mar 27, 2007 10:49am
362.  avatar wraider1 said:

ug, X08-82264 does not have "Run Linux" purchased today from info above
Mar 27, 2007 7:21pm
363.  avatar wraider1 said:

noooooooooooo it is MS02308L ug :(  have 32 games and none that i need for this, guess i be shoppin tomorrow

just have to look at TWO numbers: need MS02301L and one of either Part No. X08-82261, X08-82262 or X08-82264

Are the numbers the same for splinter cell and 007?

Thanks for any help

Mar 27, 2007 7:36pm
364.  avatar wraider1 said:

got right disk 64 and 1L, one xbox does not read at all other will play but no Run Linux HELP
Mar 28, 2007 5:47pm
365.  avatar wraider1 said:

Hmmmm, guess nobody reads this any more.....
Mar 28, 2007 6:28pm
366.  avatar Omar said:

I'm reading what you're writing, I just don't understand what you're saying, sorry.
Mar 28, 2007 6:35pm
367.  avatar wraider1 said:

I got mech disk MS08-82264 that is MS02301L so it should have the Run Linux save, on one xbox it runs but there is no Run Linux save and the disk will not run on my other xbox could MS have done something to keep it from working?
Mar 28, 2007 7:19pm
368.  avatar Omar said:

the save isn't on the disc itself. You have to transfer the save file onto the Xbox FIRST before running the game, otherwise the save file won't show up.
Mar 28, 2007 7:57pm
369.  avatar wraider1 said:

thank you, i c my mistake now, I am going to read everything over again make the cable to use xbox controller on pc to access mem and give a try. Thanks again!!!
Mar 28, 2007 8:24pm
370.  avatar wraider1 said:

I checked out the xbox controller mod and did it! works great! I did one thing different though, I cut in the middle and made a 2nd cable for the xbox that gives me a usb connection on the xbox so I can connect usb keyboard. Great instruction, I have the game save on the controller mem and will be doing the mod shortly. Again, Great How Toooooo
Mar 29, 2007 11:32am
371.  avatar wraider1 said:

downloaded 2.0.1.-FINAL-FAT-T3CH.  Will this new version work the same?


Mar 29, 2007 6:25pm
372.  avatar Omar said:

Is that an XBMC version? I don't know what that file is
Mar 29, 2007 6:42pm
373.  avatar wraider1 said:

it is XBMC-2.0.1-FINAL-FAT-T3CH.rar from ug lookin for the link
Mar 29, 2007 6:50pm
374.  avatar wraider1 said:

google search. this where I downloaded. 


XBOX, Latest SVN = 2007 ...

Here you can download XBMC builds compiled by T3CH. - 10k - Mar 28, 2007 - Cached - Similar pages

looks legit

Please let me know if you think this is bullsh**. 

I uncompressed and it looks ok but I am not sure.


Mar 29, 2007 7:01pm
375.  avatar wraider1 said:

It does not have these files at the root of xbmc: XboxMediaCenter.xml, voicemasks.xml, keymap.xml, kai-vectors.xml and FiloZilla Server.xml but I am finding them in other dirs.
Mar 29, 2007 9:45pm
376.  avatar Omar said:

ya apparently the new XBMC builds are structured a bit differently, I think you'll be ok.
Mar 29, 2007 10:25pm
377.  avatar icervantesiii said:

I still can't get into my XBOX to load XBMC, the EvolutionX dashboard looks nice though. Can I call the 1800-mess with xbox number to get help? Oh, there is no such number.
Mar 29, 2007 10:58pm
378.  avatar wraider1 said:

Yes!! it worked just fine with these instructions!!! Very cool, going to upgrade HD next and start adding apps.

Thanks again Omar!



Mar 30, 2007 11:21am
379.  avatar wraider1 said:

icervantesiii, do you get link lights on both the xbox and PC? if so do you have the same subnet mask and gateway with diff IP for each? looks like this:

  • xbox                                                        PC
  • IP:                      
  • subnet mask            
  • gateway               
  • Try pinging the xbox, bring up a command line and type:  ping  or what ever you have made the ip number
  • also have internet conection sharing on the PC turned on so the xbox can get to internet (if you are wireless or doing dialup  hope this helps!
Mar 30, 2007 11:27am
380.  avatar tocen said:

what happens if i deleted the dash on accident
Mar 30, 2007 10:15pm
381.  avatar tocen said:

ifixed that, but now i have an even bigger problem I DELETED MY E DRIVE FOLDER. PLEASE HELP ME
Mar 31, 2007 2:50pm
382.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Does anyone know if there is a mod that transfers the file as an audio disk? just wondering.
Apr 05, 2007 11:52pm
383.  avatar BHAAA said:

PLEASE HELP ! My XBMC is messed up. Tried to rewrite with new tech but still no go ! I would need to do a clean install (xbmc as dashboard as above). HOW TO DO SO ??? Can i erase E:/dashboard ??? Any comments please ! or mail
Apr 07, 2007 3:40pm
384.  avatar Erik said:

If you've messed up your XMBC only (not the mod). You should be able to copy over XBMC over FTP again for a clean install as before. You can delete everything in e/dashboard, as long as you still have Mech Assault. That way you can "run linux" and FTP into your Xbox. This is your failsafe.
Apr 07, 2007 4:21pm
385.  avatar BHAAA said:

Thanks Erik !! Will give a try...
Apr 08, 2007 11:17am
386.  avatar Omar said:

@dialup, comment is gooooone
Apr 08, 2007 8:24pm
387.  avatar techaholic said:

I have everything installed and working, and I can play VOB and mpg, wmv (although very slow) but I also ripped and ISO image and it doesn't show up at all when browsing for files over a UPNP device, i'm I doing something wrtong not to be able to see the ISO file?


Well here's the deal, ISO's are not visible over a UNPN connection, but use a SMB connection and boom there ther are, and they play flawlessly. Here's the other deal, the build I have does not FF RW with other file types, but the ISO gave me full DVD style access with really cute FF, RW and other features. So now  need to find out why the IDms info retreival freezed the XBMC

Apr 09, 2007 11:50pm
388.  avatar nearlyfatrob said:

Is this compatible with PAL xboxs ?
Apr 10, 2007 11:40am
389.  avatar Erik said:

This softmod is compatible with all versions of NTSC and PAL Xboxes.
Apr 10, 2007 2:01pm
390.  avatar dark nusens said:

if the dashboard is 5960, does it matter what kernel it is for this particular softmod?
Apr 12, 2007 4:43am
391.  avatar kazamx said:

I have been trying to get this to work for ages, I just don't seem tech smart enough :-( If there is anyone here from the UK who would Mod my Xbox for a fee please contact me on jordangeldart at
Apr 13, 2007 12:52pm
392.  avatar Erin said:

Hello, I got evolutionx working just fine on my xbox within a half hour. There's just one thing I can't figure out, what directory do I put my avi and mpeg files in to watch movies? Can I even do this with the evolutionx dashboard? A long while ago my ex boyfriend had his xbox modded with a chip, and had evolutionx as his dash. He used to watch fansubbed anime on it all the time. Lol >.< Please help! This is so frusterating.... PS: simplest and most easy to follow tutorial ever. Thanks so much ^.^
Apr 14, 2007 10:17pm
393.  avatar Erin said:

Regardless, I just successfully installed XBMC. I was really afraid to do this at first because I noticed a lot of people were having problems getting XBMC to work. I downloaded XBMC from the official website, but before I installed it, I skimmed through the posts here and realized that they don't include the binary file. I then got my lazy butt to download mIRC and got the full version from xbins. Yay for being cautious! I just want to say thanks again for a wonderful tutorial.
Oh, and I was able to find an old Mechassult at Gamestop for $2.99 and the action replay package on eBay for about 20 bucks.
The reason why (I noticed some people asking) you can't find action replay sold retail is because they stopped making them. The same thing is true for playstation and xbox memory cards. When people sell them to places like EB Games and Gamestop then you can buy them used.
Thanks again! <3<3<3
Apr 15, 2007 12:39am
394.  avatar redbooks said:

OK, got XBMC installed but when I try to look for files on my PC it asks for a username and password for my PC ?
I never use a username and password to log in to my PC so what is XBMC asking for ?
Apr 16, 2007 5:13am
395.  avatar Omar said:

Have you ever connected to your computer from another computer?
Apr 17, 2007 11:32am
396.  avatar redbooks said:

Omar, no never had to do any networking before. I just use my desktop as it was out of the box.
Apr 17, 2007 11:45am
397.  avatar Omar said:

Ok, then you need to make sure your network is setup properly. It's not bad, but it can SEEM and GET really crazy really quickly if you've never had experience with it. Check out this guide I foud, it looks pretty good [link].
Apr 17, 2007 11:51am
398.  avatar redbooks said:

Omar, I can't thank you enough. That guide put me straight. It was just a case of setting my network to allow sharing of drives. The modded xbox is working sweet as a nut.
Apr 17, 2007 4:55pm
399.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Well, I was reading through the comments and I noticed I never actually said that my Xbox is modded. It is, and I am running XBMC with EvoX as my dash (soon to change) and have a ton of emulators and cool apps.
May 04, 2007 1:20pm
400.  avatar lambogtace2001 said:

ok i'm about todo this but i know if u do a soft mod u can play live but on halo 2 i dont let you play matching making i want to know if i do the media center on this will it also kick me off or no
May 04, 2007 7:17pm
401.  avatar M4A1DUDE said:

ok when i got to the install softmod part i installed unleashx. was i soposed to instal unleashx, or evolutionx. if it was do you unstall the unleashx? to start over?
May 05, 2007 4:24am
402.  avatar Amanie said:

@lambogtace, you can still play live but there are some instructions you need to follow because you can get banned if you're not careful. Read the FAQ section about online play [link]
May 05, 2007 10:39am
403.  avatar lambogtace2001 said:

ok question i just downloaded a game now do i save the iso file in the game folder or wat
May 09, 2007 2:52pm
404.  avatar redbooks said:

lambogtace2001 i'm having a similar problem. I've burned game iso to DVD R but they don't start on my modded Xbox. How do you get game ISO toplay in the xbox ?
May 11, 2007 5:25am
405.  avatar Erik said:

@redbooks: The Xbox is notoriously finnicky about playing DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. Find a brand and format that works and use that. It sounds like you did everything correctly.

@lambogtace2001: you can either burn the game (recommend Nero) or put the ISO anywhere on your Xbox and start it from the "My Programs" or "My Files"

May 11, 2007 9:35am
406.  avatar M4A1DUDE said:

do i need to install evolutionx. or unleashx. i installed unleashx.if i need evox how can i safely unstall the unleashx to start from scrach. thank you!
May 13, 2007 1:46pm
407.  avatar Erik said:

1) You can run evox as an application from within unleashx (or XBMC for that matter) if you copy over the contents of evolutionx program to your Xbox hard drive (put it in /E/Programs/Apps/ for example).

2) You can completely uninstall the soft mod as a menu option in the NDURE installer. Uninstall the softmod and reinstall it again with evolutionx.

Now, I'm not really sure why it makes a difference to install evolutionx or unleashx. The purpose of this guide is to get XBMC running in a way that overwrites either of those two initial choices of dashboard.
May 13, 2007 1:53pm
408.  avatar JMoore said:

I am having a problem that I really have no clue about. First off, I have installed xmbc, and it works great. Secondly, I can ping my xbox from my computer, and xbmc must be using my internet connection to check my weather. However, I cannot connect through the SMB network. The xbox says it "cannot connect to the network server." Anyone know why this is. My computer is set up to be shared, yet none of this is working. I also disabled my virus and firewall, but still no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Right now, I'm clueless.

Erik- I also have to compliment you on your guide. It was one of the easiest/most informative I've seen. Thanks.

Edit2- shoutcast radio is working too so i must be getting an internet connection. However, do I have to fillk out a username and password in my smb settings? how about the wins-server?

Edit3- everything is on a wired connection running through my router. could some security on my router be blocking this?

last edit- restarted router settings, still no go. just noticed can't sign on xbl as well. Yet, I am pretty sure I am getting some internet from my comp (watching some apple trailers now through xbox). This is pretty weird.
May 14, 2007 12:12am
409.  avatar Manzabar said:

@JMoore: What kind of security settings do you have on your shared folders (e.g. is a usename/password required)?  Also, did you check the FAQ?  Specifically, look at this part of the faq:

How do I share media from my PC?

Follow this guide  on windows file sharing.
May 14, 2007 1:34am
410.  avatar JMoore said:

@Manzabar: No special username or passwords are required on my folders. They are available to all users of my desktop and network. i also browsed that guide, and did perform the steps. the only thing different was that i used simple file sharing. however, i think my problem is listed in the faq under "can't detect network", yet i am wondering if their is a way around the problem w/o making bookmarks. thanks for the quick reply. i am hoping i can get this fixed soon. i can't wait to stream some video and music to my room w/ my xbox.
May 14, 2007 2:18am
411.  avatar Erik said:

I have a similar problem on my setup. I think it may be a Windows name resolution problem. Rather than debug that situation, I have made bookmarks that reference my computer by IP address explicitly (also includes a share folder name). For example,
I have user:xbox with password:xbox setup in Windows with a shared folder called "videos" on my computer with IP address
May 14, 2007 10:19am
412.  avatar JMoore said:

Erik, thanks for the reply. However, I cannot find which file to edit. This is because XboxMediaCenter.xml is no longer around in the new version of xbmc. I tried two files that I thought would work, but so far nothing has happened. I am either not writing the bookmark write, or have the wrong directory. I am so close to reformat using vista premium lol
May 14, 2007 11:22am
413.  avatar Erik said:

The easiest way to add bookmarks is from within XBMC itself. From withing "My Videos", "My Music", "My Programs", "My Pictures" press the white button. A context menu pops up allowing you to add and edit existing bookmarks that way.

Alternatively, if you still want to edit the file directly, he new location of the XML file is in a folder called "UserData" and the file is called "sources.xml".
May 14, 2007 12:06pm
414.  avatar jeremyg said:

thanks erik i got it all figured out.
One more thing I am not sure maybe you know this.  how do i play games from the hard drive? Not sure if you want to discuss this but if i downloaded a game do i have to burn it to a DVD then copy it to HD to play it or just copy it over is there a crtain format needed? And your tutorial was perfect no problems at all thanks
May 15, 2007 6:34am
415.  avatar Erik said:

OK, let's say you've acquired a "backup" copy of a game you already own. ;) All you need to do is to burn the .ISO file to a DVD using Nero (there is an option to open an ISO file). Xboxes are notoriously finnicky for reading different brands of DVD. If the first burn doesn't work, try another brand. You can also copy the ISO directly to your Xbox and play it from there. No conversion necessary.
May 15, 2007 9:53am
416.  avatar jeremyg said:

Thanks I had a back up in iso form. does it need to be xiso or iso.
May 15, 2007 9:15pm
417.  avatar Erik said:

xiso is just a name given for .ISO files of Xbox games. They will still have the .ISO extension.
May 16, 2007 12:42am
418.  avatar jeremyg said:

answered my own questions
May 17, 2007 2:32am
419.  avatar noname37 said:

Guys i have the version with the rescue disk and the game saves. this is what my screen looks like: can i still use the quide above to install this? becuase i think the quide above only had the game saves and no rescue disk.
May 27, 2007 1:48am
420.  avatar ruthers said:

I don't have experience with the newer softmods, but the readme file included with the package you downloaded should state what the package contains, and which games the thing works with. In which case, if it's a normal softmod package, then this guide applies up until the software is installed as some of the confirmation steps might look different, but overall it's all the same stuff, installing etc.
May 27, 2007 9:04am
421.  avatar alien12 said:

when i try to start xbmc it goes to : loading xbox media center , and nothing happens i have waited for more than 6 hours and nothing and then tryed everything agin and nothing please hepl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
May 30, 2007 9:20pm
422.  avatar Erik said:

What version of XBMC did you get? For a stable version, I recommend XBMC 2.0 available from an FTP site. Follow this guide to connect to an FTP site that points you to where you can get the latest version of XBMC.
May 31, 2007 2:11pm
423.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Also, on the FTP site, all releases with T3CH in it are generally pretty stable.
Jun 04, 2007 3:39pm
424.  avatar mrdj73j said:

Hello all just stopping bye that xbmc really is the best !!! i now have a 500 GB hd over 100 games 200 movies alest 6000 songs thax all who helped me with it !!!!
Jun 05, 2007 4:17am
425.  avatar fosscape said:

u can do it with splinter cell aswel just copy the hacked gamesave and the linux installer 2 ur harddrive and load it
Jun 16, 2007 12:55am
426.  avatar vanzan said:

Used this guide in conjunction with another and everything went perfectly. Is there a similar user friendly guide to replacing the XBOX HDD anywhere?
Jun 20, 2007 11:26am
427.  avatar Deadphan87 said:

can some please help me to finish this hack? it took nearly 2 hours to copy the XBMC files to my dashboard and nothing changed on my xbox when i rebooted it.
Jun 20, 2007 7:14pm
428.  avatar lancesg1 said:

can u play emulaters on this?
Jun 20, 2007 8:45pm
429.  avatar pompeyvw said:

I've just got myself a Crystal XBox and I'm wanting to Install my Spare 120gb IDE HDD Into it as well as Putting XBMC On it. can you please advise me how to do this. I need to know the latest Hardware needed as the LATEST How-To-Guide with links to NEW Software in order to do it. Many thanks Steve Please
Jun 21, 2007 5:44am
430.  avatar lancesg1 said:

does any one need a copy of mechassault. it is the one needed to soft mod your xbox. i have 3 copys of them with the number x08-82264/ms02301L1. if you need one let me know at
Jun 21, 2007 12:15pm
431.  avatar palin27 said:

Somebody HELP ME!!! When my softmodded XBOX try to load up XBMC with lan cable inserted it doesn't work! If I start with UleashX I have no problem. What's happen? What's wrong with it? I've tried also to delete xbmc configuration saved in xbox memory, but it didn't start! Thanks
Jun 27, 2007 7:51am
432.  avatar d0rit0s said:

hi lancesg1 i used the same number x08-82264 of mech assault but it didnt work... can u lend me one copy of mech assault i added u on yahoo messenger thx
Jun 27, 2007 6:36pm
433.  avatar gettipsy911 said:

I get stuck on step 4.2, can anyone help me out?!?!
Jun 27, 2007 7:59pm
434.  avatar gettipsy911 said:

my AIM is xchrisisabamf, if you can IM me
Jun 27, 2007 8:00pm
435.  avatar vanzan said:

4.2? Download the latest version of XBMC from here
Jun 30, 2007 10:12am
436.  avatar gettipsy911 said:

yeah it wouldnt let me download and when i did it wouldnt work but i got it and it wors grrreat!
Jul 02, 2007 12:47pm
437.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

If you are getting a build from, get either 9200 or 2.0.1. They are the most stable, I have 9200.
Jul 02, 2007 3:00pm
438.  avatar palin27 said:

Please, somebody HELP ME!!! When my softmodded XBOX try to load up XBMC with lan cable inserted it doesn't work! If I start with UleashX I have no problem. What's happen? What's wrong with it? I've tried also to delete xbmc configuration saved in xbox memory, but it didn't start! Thanks
Jul 07, 2007 8:34am
439.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

What about XBMC is not working? It won't load? Try getting a new build, see the comment two above. It's possible yours got corrupted (that happened to me once). The main menu was screwed up.
Jul 07, 2007 1:49pm
440.  avatar lingmac said:

Once the installation is complete, I would like to make a copy of the drive. Can it just be copied using nortons ghost? or does someone have a good solution. I would rather copy it instead of re installing all over if there is a failure. Please respond ty
Jul 17, 2007 8:03am
441.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Just ftp it to your computer.
Jul 19, 2007 6:40pm
442.  avatar gears123 said:

hello... i have downloaded utorrent. winrar. flash FXP. Torrent spy. and Krayzie's Ndure all on my computer i have action replay and mechassult and i need someone to help me step by step from this point to get it on the memory card once i have it on the memory card i know what to do with it on the consol thank you... please omar help
Jul 24, 2007 9:48pm
443.  avatar exact01 said:

I softmoded my XBOX using the instructions here. I have version 2.01 for the T3CH website. It does not have xboxmediacenter.xml. No matter what I have tried, I cannot get the system to boot-up to XBC. I have renamed various .xbe file and nothing. Help. How do you boot to XBMC with the latest softmod.
Jul 28, 2007 4:10pm
444.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

The xboxmediacenter.xml is actually sources.xml in the userdata folder. Did you put all the files in the E:\Dashboard folder, and make sure the executable is called default.xbe.
Jul 29, 2007 10:21am
445.  avatar Raptor69 said:

srrry to ask this but i messed up big.... yeah i went to the softmod install screen and went to uninstall or what i thought it said to uninstall the sofmod but im guessing it got rid of both my dashboards . but my games still work all of them. but i dont have ne saved games on my halo2. Also when i connect my xbox to my router my connection always fails and unless theres a game in my xbox i get the error 13 screen and i still have the run linux save on my xbox but when i go to that and brings me to the nkpatcher screen and no matter what i choose it always says batch fails plz any1 if you know of another way than hot swap of fixing this problem plz plz plz tell me or help me out     you can e-mail me at
Aug 02, 2007 11:45am
446.  avatar X_maswter01 said:

my mod is the 2007 xbmc and it has begun to eat away my D:\ drive and i have never had this trouble with any of my other ones.. Because I have been selling the mod and modding peoples xboxs for 4 1/2 years.. and i am thinking about installing the xbox 360 mod on my xbox and i need to know how.. so anybody that can help me with any of my problems please comment me back on this or send me an email to:
Aug 05, 2007 4:49am
447.  avatar medparadise said:

Will the Xbox "Action Replay Max" work? I've got it sitting right in front of me, but am not certain if this one will do the trick. Thanks!!
Aug 10, 2007 1:28am
448.  avatar fredujour said:

Hi can someone tell me why my xbox after softmod can't play some original games? Hi I rented splinter cell double agent and marvel alliance and the only thing I see it's a black screen... My Xbox plays all emulators and my own xbox games ie from the dvd drive and hard drive: soul calibur, path of neo etc. Can someone help! Thank you!
Aug 10, 2007 11:22am
449.  avatar bond007taz said:

1. Copy XBMC to E:\Appls\XBMC
2. Download the source XBMC code, which will include a _tools folder
3. Rename SHORTCUT by TEAM UIX.xbe to evoxdash.xbe
4. on the xbox, if evoxdash.xbe exists, rename it to evoxdash.old and copy the new (renamed SHORTCUT by TEAM UIX.xbe file) to the xbox's c drive. If the evoxdash.xbe file does not exist then just copy the evoxdash.xbe that you renamed to the xbox's c: drive
5. Power off XBOX and restart
Aug 11, 2007 11:27am
450.  avatar user said:

nice i will try it out i love the fact that u can still play u r xbox games
Aug 12, 2007 4:51am
451.  avatar Orion_2012 said:

Seriously, this is the ONLY guide to go by! I am a complete idiot and I have done my Xbox and my friend's Xbox's with absolutely no problems at all. This is put together very well, great job ! It's so straight forward.
I have noticed that, every now and then, I get an Xbox from a friend that says the dashboard is too old for 'Krayzie's Endure', so I run the 'Halo 2' game to install the upgraded dashboard. On 2 boxes, it didn't fix the problem. I know for sure that one of the 2 xbox units were chipped - is it possible that the chipped boxes don't respond to the exploit? Though I told these friends "tough luck" - I'm mildly curious.
I just can't get over how well put together this article is - again, excellent work!
Aug 13, 2007 7:58am
452.  avatar Se3p04 said:

Im having trouble on the FTP step in this guide. I always get a timed out error whenever I try to connect both IP adresses through FlashFXP. Im guessing that I have not turned off anti-virus program or I am using a crossover cable for the router setup, or a single through cable for the direct PC set up. Im not sure how to turn off symantec norton anti-virus 2007, and I cant tell the difference from a straight through cord between a crossover cable. both of these cords are ethernets right?

can any1 aid in more pictures or help me with a video link please?

I was so excited to follow this guide but im SO close to the end but I just cant seem to get the FTP to work!

Thanks for reading this, and I hope sum1 points me out in the right direction
Aug 15, 2007 3:18am
453.  avatar Erik said:

The first diagnostic test is to try and ping your Xbox from your PC. If that works, it means you have the proper cable. The standard type of cable is a straight cable and is more common; here's a thread to identify crossover cables. The second issue may be that your firewall is preventing you to make a connection. If you're using XP, create an exception in the firewall for FlashFXP.
Aug 15, 2007 7:47am
454.  avatar Se3p04 said:

I understand, Got it up and running. Thanks so much Erik!
Aug 15, 2007 3:33pm
455.  avatar Se3p04 said:

Ok, I have XBMC up, but now im having trouble configuring the streaming shares. Do I use FlashFXP? Also, where do I place the shortcuts for emulators? I have a PSX emu, and i dont know how to get it to run...
Aug 15, 2007 4:41pm
456.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Shares - Find a folder in your computer you want the Xbox to access (i.e. My Music). Right click on My Music and choose Sharing and Security. Enable Sharing if it is not already enabled and choose to share the folder and allow users to change the files. Create a share name for the folder. The default is the folder name. Now the Xbox can access it as long as file sharing is enabled in Windows Firewall.

Emulator - Put the emulator (be sure it is for the xbox no the computer) in the folder E:\Emulators\(Emulator Name). Make sure not to put it in E:\Emulators\(Emulator Name)\(Emulator Name).
Aug 15, 2007 8:22pm
457.  avatar Se3p04 said:

oh I didnt know they had to be emus for the xbox....

Thanks for the help. =]
Aug 16, 2007 3:37pm
458.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Emulators are on Xbins and bitTorrent. I reccomend Surreal64 for the N64. That's about all I use.
Aug 17, 2007 10:01am
459.  avatar Erik said:

Try to get the Big Ass Emulator discs. There are a few of them and they're available on bitTorrent. Each .iso burns to a DVD and includes every game for a set of emulators. I like the first disc, it has the emulators and all the games released for NES, SNES, Genesis, Colecovision, Atari, Master System, and more.
Aug 17, 2007 10:29am
460.  avatar Se3p04 said:

so should I search " Big Ass Emulators" on bitTorrent? lol. Im sorry, I cant tell if its the real name or just humor.

how much memory is Surreal64? i dont want to find a fake one and upload something i shouldnt...

Thanks for the input guys
Aug 19, 2007 5:15am
461.  avatar piratepig said:

Hi, I got as far as the putting the action replay card into my xbox to transfer the file but the card would not show up and the screen kept flashing and making a noise until i took the card out. any suggestions?
Aug 19, 2007 8:11pm
462.  avatar mrdj73j said:

hi all whats up can some help. i moded my xbox's i got 4,1 with a 320gb 1 with a 500gb 1 with the stock 8gb and my baby 1 with a 750gb ...o yeah. lol they rock !! so anyway i download alot of movies but lately i keep getting ones that need the 3wplayer. i can use the 3wplayer on my pc . is there a way to do this on the xbox.
Aug 20, 2007 1:40pm
463.  avatar masterspartan117 said:

hi, i was wondering if it's possible to use game saves instead of action replay to download the mechassault linux
Aug 20, 2007 4:05pm
464.  avatar krazy mouse said:

can someone get to help me upload an installation cd becos i think it impossible for me to do on by mail address or
Sep 11, 2007 6:10am
465.  avatar martin31406 said:

Hey Erik

I was curious to know if it was necessary to have a ftp program. I have access to a computer, but it's not exactly easy for me to link my xbox to the pc. I was wondering if there are any alternatives?
Sep 11, 2007 10:08am
466.  avatar Erik said:

You can burn XBMC to a DVD and run it from EvoX instead of doing steps 7 onward. However, you will always need to run XBMC with the disk in the drive.

If you want XBMC to load when you turn the Xbox you can copy the files from the DVD to the /E/Dashboard location on disk using EvoX in a similar fashion as step 7. I have never done this or tested it. In theory, it should work.
Sep 11, 2007 1:33pm
467.  avatar Abdou321 said:

Ok ive installed evrything needed but when it comes to the place where you have to get the Action replay thingy im lost is ther a way to donload it or to do it with as free application cuz really dont have money ...........(so u need as memory card for xbox dat u put in the controllerto make this work right???) Anybody could explain me this in a more simple way because im not a pro wit these things........or could someone lke install n download evrything in one folder and send it to me plzz it would be a good tim saving fo me... thx
Sep 23, 2007 4:35pm
468.  avatar jessie145 said:

I Need It Too
Sep 30, 2007 2:14pm
469.  avatar jessie145 said:

Can Anybody Tell Me How To Download Action Replay????
Sep 30, 2007 2:15pm
470.  avatar glpnet said:

I already have a dashboard with alot of games. Can I install media center without losing my gamws?
Also, I cant find /dashboards on e drive.
When in the dashboard it has an option to go to dashboards but it is empty.
Oct 05, 2007 8:40pm
471.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Yes you can install media center without losing your ripped games. I have no idea why you do not have E:\Dashboard, did you do a soft mod or a hardware mod (modchip)?
Oct 06, 2007 8:38am
472.  avatar jessie145 said:

How Do I Download Action Replay Files??????
Oct 10, 2007 8:03pm
473.  avatar Firestorm said:

After modding my xbox, I have been having trouble getting some original games to run. The Need For Speeds will run from the disk, or from the hard drive, but republic commando, and some others will not, does anyone have any ideas?
Oct 16, 2007 12:53am
474.  avatar superazn said:

can some1 help me get vmware or wine working on my xbox so that i can emulate windows and download files using the bit torrent protocol on my xbox? thank you in advance.
srry if this is off topic.
Oct 22, 2007 9:28pm
475.  avatar Shafter79 said:

1 question. After doing this can you then rip cdrs (like original cds) onto your HD to play during gameplay?
Oct 24, 2007 2:43am
476.  avatar confused stoner said:

nice tut man i had no problem with this even with my name great job lots of props
Oct 29, 2007 6:21am
477.  avatar maximus said:

Hi all,

First of all a big shout out to Erik for this wonderful and detailed article. This was my first XBox mod and it worked just fine. I had no problems and absolutely no hickups. I am totally enjoying this mod. After the mod I have some questions and I was hoping someone could answer these.

Firstly, does having this softmod done to your Xbox mean that you can upgrade the hard drive as well? If yes how? Is a hardware mod still needed?

Second, With this mod in place, can I save my game dvds onto the xbox in such a way that I do not have to place the dvd in the tray ever? Is the same possible for dvd movies and audio cds? If yes how?

Third, if needed, how can revert back to my original XBox dashboard?

Thank you so much all of you specially Erik.


Nov 04, 2007 1:15pm
478.  avatar krayzee said:

How recent was your mod, what version of these softwares will work?
Nov 25, 2007 1:10pm
479.  avatar nicker101 said:

I am just wondering, does this guide work for Kernel version 5838, and Dashboard version 5960? I had seen in the actual guide that it said that the guide applies to all versions of the XBOX, but I thought the guide might have been outdated or something, thanks again. By the way thanks for making such an informative guide, I had been searching and searching for how-to's and guides, and yours has been the easiest to understand out of all! Thanks!
Dec 01, 2007 1:02pm
480.  avatar caliguiri100 said:

hmm...fell stupid but anyone help this is wat happened... got xbmc on xbox right but it wouldnt go to default dash so i copyed evox to my computer deleted it on xbox and renamed my XBMC..i guess that was bad it came up as this now

XBMC Fatal Error:
T:\guisettings.xml, Line 0
Failed to open file

Then it shows my ip adress and tries 2 ftp but i tried restoring it but nothing works it brings up ftp but i cant transfer anything or open any files... someone help??

also im goning to try to reinstal the dash with mechassualt but my cuz has so now im screwed intil hes back anyone got anything else????

Dec 04, 2007 10:04pm
481.  avatar spud1317 said:

I have been told that other games such as those for the Playstation1 will also work. Is this true?
Dec 14, 2007 5:30pm
482.  avatar zleader786 said:

hey people i have read this and followed every step but when i go into my E: folder on my xbox using the pc there isn't a folder that says dashboard and I'm not sure if this is because i have quite an old version of evolutionX or not mine is about 2 or 3 years old. this is me and my dad doing this together as I'm only 13 I'm posting this comment to find out if that is the problem my dad has just made a folder called "Dashboard" and the files are being copied in and the window that says to put a user and password came up and when i press log in it re-appears so please can i get a reply because the sooner i have this done the sooner we have a cool media center and i can play my games online so please reply to this
Dec 18, 2007 4:13pm
483.  avatar zleader786 said:

to superazn comment number 111 me and my dad have linked are xbox to the pc through a network cable without action replay device it is possible you just need to setup a network connection and have a crossover cable. so this is easily possible i am a 13 year old comp geak, my dad is a old guy ho is good at programming modding etc. and my uncle is a wiz at this sort of stuff he is were i learn everything from so nobody should believe that you HAVE to have that action replay peace of junk just a network cable and an xbox and a pc and u plug one end into pc and other into xbox then setup network by using the wizard and u need thei.p of the xbox aswell thats about it i linked up my xbox before my dad knew how last year but then we moved.
Dec 18, 2007 5:14pm
484.  avatar zleader786 said:

Dec 18, 2007 5:33pm
485.  avatar zleader786 said:

Dec 18, 2007 5:44pm
486.  avatar antknee869 said:

Yeah, but you can't transfer files to an un-modded xbox can you? I know you can't use FTP to an un-modded xbox, but can you use th ecrossover cable to an un-modded xbox?
Dec 27, 2007 9:38am
487.  avatar blkninja said:

How do you use a crossover cable to transfer the save game from your pc to an unmodded xbox? All the other sites claim you need action replay.
Dec 28, 2007 2:15pm
488.  avatar blkninja said:

The article is fine for people that have action replay, but it does not really explain how to transfer the exploit for people that have a crossover cable.
Dec 28, 2007 2:20pm
489.  avatar Darthdeacon said:

Yeah its bullshit. Theres no way to access the xbox via crossover cable prior to loading the exploit. I just tried it with an unmodded xbox. Windows will not recognize the xbox, nor ping it. Some one should change the steps. I think zleader786 is confused. Feel free to correct me if you have a step by step method of doing it correctly.
Dec 29, 2007 1:27pm
490.  avatar Darthdeacon said:

Just got back from scouring the xbox modding forums. Every single one requires you to have action replay or at the usb converter. Cross over cable can only be used AFTER the exploit has been applied. Hope this stops people from wasting their time like I did. BTW if you're going to edit the original instructions, please stop putting crap like "All you need is a cheap cross over cable" without explaining how to set it up.

EDIT: Just removed the entire "Use cross over cable instead of a actionreplay" from the instructions cause

A) it never explained how

B) Its wrong

Dec 29, 2007 2:09pm
491.  avatar Erik said:

Thanks Darthdeacon for clarifying the crossover debauchle.

You CANNOT mod your Xbox with a crossover connection to your Xbox. I haven't been monitoring these comments for the last couple of weeks. I don't know where zleader got that idea.

However, to be clear, there is a way to mod you Xbox without buying any accessories. The hotswap method involves removing your Xbox hard drive, connecting it to your computer using IDE, unlocking it with a special software script on the PC, and then overwriting the hard drive. I think that this method is fairly advanced, and the softmod listed in this guide is still my favourite. I've personally modded MANY Xboxes this way, and it takes me now only about 5 minutes from start to finish.

If you're worried about the cost of the Action Replay, you can build your own USB adapter, or you could it split the cost with some friends, since you can reuse it to mod multiple Xboxes.
Dec 30, 2007 6:08pm
492.  avatar Darthdeacon said:

The only problem I have with Action Replay is that not many stores carry them, you generally have to order it online. Not a deal breaker since the result is well worth it.
Dec 31, 2007 9:51pm
493.  avatar barrel45 said:

I built my own USB adapter, but I don't get how I can use it rather than the Action Replay. Am I suppose to follow the same steps for the Action Replay but instead use the USB adapter... help
Jan 03, 2008 10:15pm
494.  avatar Erik said:

Yes, you use the USB adapter in a similar way. You have to find a copy of the Action Replay software and drivers for it to work, however. Here's a guide:
Jan 03, 2008 10:25pm
495.  avatar rollerzer said:

i wanna try wut barrel45 did but i cant build a usb adapter so i just wanna buy one. i found one on ebay:
is this the right kind of usb ur talkin about?
Jan 04, 2008 6:53pm
496.  avatar rollerzer said:

i got another question. is FlashFXP free after 30 days of usin it or am i gono have to pay? can i just uninstall it after im done usin it cuz i dont wanna pay.
Jan 05, 2008 5:51am
497.  avatar BucsFan said:

Kudos to Eric and Omar for a great forum! I used your instructions to complete my modification. I love it! I found the MA game at GameStop, manufactured the USB connection, et voila! You guys are awsome.

Of course I do have a question. I looked at every post to see if someone had this before, and I could not find anything similar. For some reason, the .wma music files on my computer do not play correctly. They sound almost like fast forward. The larger files play fine, but the files that are less than 4 MB are the ones affected. Is there a setting I need to adjust to fix this?

Jan 05, 2008 2:40pm
498.  avatar crazyramsfan said:

Thanks Erik. This was great, but of course, I now have a small problem.

I just picked up a wireless adapter, so I am assuming I need to go back to the MS Dashboard to set up my wireless connection.

How do I get back to the MS dashboard so I can set up the adapter?

Thanks guys...
Jan 12, 2008 11:16am
499.  avatar lingenfr said:


I now have 2 and a half xboxen working with your instructions. I am also using xbmcmythtv and working on a better dash. Are you interested in some suggested improvements to this guide? If so, I would be glad to do some editing and send it to you for review and include as you see fit. I am a linux user and would like to provide some information for linux users and maybe incorporate the answers to a few questions that I had to go look for. Up to you. Thanks for this page.
Jan 12, 2008 11:23am
500.  avatar scowlns said:

So I modded my xbox it works great. I have evolution x as my dashboard. I wanted to change to xbox media center. Heres my question, I read the above instructions and found the /E/Dashboard/ location. Do I delete the files currently in there? Or drag and drop XBMC there? Or drag and drop without deleting? also after I extracted XBMC to my pc, I open it up and there are to folders in the first windo, mplayer and the other is xbmc. Are those fhe files that I copy, or do I copy the contents of those files, or do I copy the folder icon where xbmc was extracted to? Will I have to install my emulators and roms again? Thanks in advance for any and all replies. It is cold here in Minnesota all I want to do is stay in where its warm and have this run the way it should.
Jan 14, 2008 9:09pm
501.  avatar zebraitis said:

I am preparing to do an XBMC upgrade, downloading software, and waiting for my purchases to show up...

Suggestion for ERIK & OMAR: Please add a suggested correct version required in the original post, with a statement like: "As of (date) the correct recommended version you should download of YYYYYYYYY is XX.XX"

Comment to/about Krayzee/Krayzie: I realize you are a "software hobbyist", but why is so hard to locate your software hack? Has the compiled 1.1.1 release been posted, or should one download 1.1 and then do a 1.1.1 upgrade? Is that the correct latest release, or is there something later? And finally, is a dashboard upgrade required? (As I do not use XB Live, that would be difficult to do). Hints? Suggestions? Throw me a frickin bone here...

Final suggestion to ERIK/OMAR - It would be nice if there was a comment in the NDURE loading section that states: "If you have dash XXX then you need NDURE YYY." or "If your dash is version XXX then you must upgrade by doing JJJJJJ"

To all -- I will give a 2008 experience of the upgrade once done. Wish me luck!
Jan 24, 2008 12:56pm
502.  avatar zebraitis said:

2008 Experience:

I am a complete XBMC beginner (read that as "n00b"), Age: mid (ok, late) 40's, and not even a big XBOX user. My only real hope is that I do work for a large "Network Manufacturer", so I have some hope of success.

Here is my experience with modifying the XBOX per the instructions listed above. For these comments to make sense, you may want to read them as sidebar comments while you do the installation instructions at the top of the page.

REPEAT: THESE ARE LAB NOTES! They are NOT a complete guide!!!

1) Getting the HARDWARE

* I had an XBOX, so no cost there
* I had a Halo 2, so I can upgrade my dash. No cost there.
* I was able to purchase MechAssault on EBay. The seller specifically pointed out the correct identifying characteristics for XBOX. $16.33 including shipping
* I purchased an INTEC XBOX Action Replay on Amazon. $33.86 including shipping. (Ouch!)

2) Getting SHAREWARE

The file sharing stuff is new to me, so I was disappointed with the experience. This reminds me of the old bulletin board days where you had to know a friend of a friend to get the password and dial-in number of the server. (Yeah, back in the day, pre-internet... jeez)

TorrentSpy was a generally a poor experience and resource, and it limits access for users in the USA. I was lucky that I could VPN through Europe and find information that way. Still sucked.

What really worked to get the necessary software was following the instructions at which then referred you to extremely specific details at . (One tip: if you get bumped off your connection when you are in the server, you have to go through the name and password process again. Oddly, the password was the same... it wanted a new USER name as well. Trust me, you will know if you need this step :)

So, software...

* WINRAR - Easy to get. Google it and Download. Install that first
* NDURE - on the /XBINS server, I found NDURE 1.0, as well as NDURE 1.1, and the NDURE patch 1.1.1 as well as Softmod.Installer.Deluxe.v2.0.
* XBMC - I used the information in post 388 and went to . As this is my first build, I decided to go with the "T3CH XBMC 2006-11-12 2.0.1 FAT" version. While older, it is listed as "STABLE", and as a beginner, I thought that would be safe. (ok... I also downloaded the 10 day old load as well, and subscribed to the RSS FEED to receive update notices).

4) WAIT............. It's great to buy stuff on the internet. It sucks to wait for delivery.

5) MechAssault arrives, and as expected, it is the right one. No action replay yet.

6) Action Replay shows up. Load Action Reply software on my laptop.

7) Followed the instructions in Krayzie_Ndure_Installer_1.1.1_update_kit to update version 1.1 before copying over to Action replay. (In hindsight, this step could have kept NDURE 1.0 if you decide to run XBMC as your boot dashboard)

8) Updated my XBOX dash, using the instructions available at

9) Copied the NDURE exploit from the memory card to the XBOX

10) Ran the exploit... chose to run the updated NDURE 1.1.1, I wasn't sure if I should choose Basic or Minimum, Evolution X or UnleashX...

Here is what matters: It doesn't matter. You will be writing over it anyway with XBMC. So choose Basic EvolutionX, and don't mess with any of the settings in it.

11) Somewhere along the way in step 10, I had connected (wired) to my network, and since I do DHCP, verified the IP Address in settings. (ps? write it down!)

12) Chose to let it rip and went with the LATEST version of XBMC, rather than the ?stable? one. Happy I did. Unrar'ed my copy of XBMC, and launched FlashFXp.

13) FTP'ed over XBMC. Folloed the instructions. Rebooted. Wow. Cool.

14) The rest is setting up. My shared drives (MP3?s & DVD?s) show up. I may need to clean up my DVD share to make the Movie section more useful. LOTS of useage instriuctions to read at

Thanks for having this page here!!!!
Jan 27, 2008 9:43am
503.  avatar GoPats said:

Sorry for the really stupid noob question- I have Mech Assault, I've made the adapter and I have downloaded action replay and all the other pertinent software.

Does the adapter I've made connect the pc to the xbox, or will I still need a USB flash drive to transfer over files to the XBox? It's still a little unclear to me what the homemade adapter is replacing. Since it's a male-male connector, I just assumed that was the case.

Thanks for the help. Sorry for being a dumbass!
Jan 28, 2008 5:53pm
504.  avatar ctc said:


The adapter instructions that step 2.2 links to lets you plug a xbox controller into a usb port on your computer instead of having to buy the Action Replay adapter. You'll still need a 8MB memory card (GameStop should have used ones).

There is another cable you could make which has a USB female plug on one end and a xbox controller plug on the other. This would allow you to plug a usb stick into the xbox.

Either method works, just a matter of which parts you may already have on hand.
Jan 29, 2008 4:31pm
505.  avatar GoPats said:

Thanks ctc- one more question- if I use the male-male adapter I made, would I run action replay on my PC, put my Xbox memory card in the Xbox and be able to transfer the Krayzie's Exploit files to the card that way? Am I understanding this correctly? Thanks again for responding.

If I could find a free female plug lying around the house, I'd make another adapter and use a USB drive. Sorry for bothering you.
Jan 30, 2008 4:51pm
506.  avatar wrosario said:

When this Mod is installed is it able to upscale games to 720P and 1080I or is this just movies ?

It would be great if Madden can be shown in 720P or 1080I which i could never understand if the original xbox could support it why did they not take advantage of it?????
Jan 31, 2008 8:14pm
507.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

The original Xbox only supports up to 480p. The upconverting I believe only works for videos. It might upconvert the game if you rip it to your hard drive, but that means you probably need to increase the size of your HDD, which is complicated. Read the FAQ to learn more about giving the Xbox a new HDD.
Jan 31, 2008 9:06pm
508.  avatar scottd said:

Did I just kill my xbox? I had everthing completed in this guide but I couldn't get the xbmc dashboard to load. I first folllowed the guide. Second I deleted all of the files in the E:dashboard folder. I then tried moving the xboxdash.xbe file in the C: directory to my desktop, and then deleted it from the c dirtectory. Not only did that not work, but now I can't put it back because the fpt won't work. Is there any way to transfer the file back? Could I open up the xbox and hook it into my computer to transfer the file?
Feb 05, 2008 5:13pm
509.  avatar scottd said:

Also, in case someone can help me get the file back, the reason that I tried to delete that file was because I remember during the evolution install a question came up about whether to install the dash on the C or E drive. Since I couldn't remember which one I chose, I wondered whether the evox dashboard was being started from the C drive. I guess I was wrong!
Feb 05, 2008 5:31pm
510.  avatar scottd said:

I figured it out. I put in the MA game and restored the mod. Any ideas why the dashboard won't load? I have read the FAQ and it doesn't appear to be either of those.
Feb 05, 2008 5:51pm
511.  avatar covet said:

Does the Ndure pack we're supposed to download only contain the game save, or more things we need?
Feb 06, 2008 2:57am
512.  avatar confuzed said:

can someone explain step 7.1 to me. i don't get the part where you connect the xbox to your network (or computer). i've installed evolutionx already but im stuck on this part. do you need some kind of wire that connects from your xbox to your pc or what? if so, can someone tell me what kind of wire is needed. please help

Feb 21, 2008 6:51pm
513.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Read the link in step 7.1. You need a crossover cable, which is a type of ethernet cable. They can be bought off of for about $4.
Feb 21, 2008 9:09pm
514.  avatar jperk1819 said:

has anyone ever tried to hook this into the Escient Fireball?
Feb 22, 2008 1:54pm
515.  avatar confuzed said:

i've done everything in step 7.1. i've got a crossover cable, but when i try to connect to flashFXP it says that the connection fails. it takes 120 seconds to reconnect but then the connection fails again and it keeps on repeating. does anyone know how to fix this?
Feb 22, 2008 6:15pm
516.  avatar kruzify said:

i can't seem to get past the step of transferring the gamesave file from the PC to the xbox. each way and time I try to save it on the xbox hard drive, it says "the copy failed". The card and process seems to work fine on the PC side, but not at all on the xbox. I dont have another memory card, so I can't say whether it's a faulty card. has anyone seen this? any suggetions?
Feb 27, 2008 2:08am
517.  avatar bbenson11390 said:

hey, im modding my xbox as a project for school, and i need to interview a professional on modding and your a professional so if theres anyway you can help me out please email me at

thanks man
Feb 27, 2008 4:46pm
518.  avatar r4yn3r said:

i copied powersaves to my xbox, when I run them using 007: agent under fire or splinter cell (i dont have mechassault) the screen goes black and does nothing. Please help me, did i get a bad version of krayzie or something?
Feb 28, 2008 12:06pm
519.  avatar r4yn3r said:

don't worry, just a bad version of krayzi, actually used a different power save in the end. Works great, thankyou so much dude.
Feb 29, 2008 1:30pm
520.  avatar confuzed said:

r4yn3r did you put xbmc onto your xbox? can you explain to me how to ftp my xbox to my pc please. i'm confused because i've got a crossover cable, but i don't know where to connect it. i tried the cpu, but it only has one port for a crossover cable and thats for my computer connection. any help would be great. thanks
Mar 01, 2008 2:28am
521.  avatar confuzed said:

help! i tried to ftp xbmc to my xbox, but the xbmc dashboard didn't show up after it was done being transferred. i accidently deleted my E folder but not the backup on the E folder. now my xbox only shows evolutionx with launch disc and setting options. i put my mechassault game in but the run linux file was gone. i found out that all my gamesaves were deleted. i can't get to my original xbox dashboard anymore because the option is gone. does anyone know how to fix this?
Mar 08, 2008 4:26pm
522.  avatar nyquilpillz said:

serisouly now... i get everything done.. but i cant get xbox media center to go on the xbox..

im really confused bahh!

do i have to use it as the new dashboard? cant i jsut put it in apps or something? someone.. please... helpppp
Mar 10, 2008 12:23am
523.  avatar vanzan said:

The link for XBMC is wrong. It's not but There's no "www"
Mar 11, 2008 9:40am
524.  avatar Charon9 said:

Vanzan Link corrected, displays a space between the two /'s but it works correctly. Thanks for pointing that out.

Nyquilpillz That is a totally dependent question. I run XBMC as the main dash on one of my Xbox's, but I run UnleashX as the main dash on the other two - it depends on how you set it all up. If you follow this guide to the letter then you 'should' have XBMC as the main dashboard, BUT if you didn't follow it exactly and replace UnleashX then you should have XBMC under applications as an alternative dash. You can run multiple dash's like that without a problem as long as you do NOT let them stay TSR (resident). As a side note I have all three dash's on my xbox's, although EvolutionX is passworded to keep out the wife (so she don't mess anything up).
This is of course guessing that you followed the guide exactly and have XBMC installed correctly.

Confuzed I'm shooting in the dark here as I have not had this type of issue, but here are some suggestions. IF you still have FTP access then you can restore things without much problem through FTP outlined in step 7 - just pretend that everything worked up to that point and follow step 7 to the letter to replace the dash and you should be ok. IF you do NOT have FTP access then you need to do a CD restore, install which goes beyond what can be put here.
Basically you need to do a restore / repair.
More so because these issues are well answered on the other site listed above:
I wish there were easy answers to your problem(s) however when you do something like this exploit it is strongly suggested you know what you are doing OR you follow the instructions exactly without tinkering around with things.

Mar 11, 2008 1:07pm
525.  avatar sljorge2 said:

Hey guys, this should be easy...I've successfully softmodded my xbox with the Mechassault exploit and loaded EvoX. I've also loaded XBMC to E:\apps\xbmc\. My xbox boots to EvoX and I can launch XBMC from the "run apps" selection on the EvoX menu and it runs great!

Question: How can I make the system boot directly to XBMC?

I've tried replacing the xboxdash.xbe file on the root of the c:\ drive but that just crashes the system and I have to start over using 'xboxhdm' to rebuid my drive. I don't have an e:\dashboard directory either. I do have the following dir's that may be of help:


Apr 10, 2008 2:45am
526.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

I would guess you screwed something up sljorge. What I would do is go to XBMC's website, go to the Wiki and read the directions on how to use shortcuts to set XBMC as your dashboard. You will need to replace the *.xbe in the E:\Apps\evox folder with a new shortcut xbe, downloadable from the XBMC website, and create a text file that has the location of the XBMC xbe. Read the wiki. Do a Google search.
Apr 19, 2008 10:33pm
527.  avatar hansdk said:

Will XBMC be able to access files on a network drive (not a computer) in its standard setup?

Basically i would like to use the XBOX/XBMC to play movies stored on a external harddrive connected to my router and doesnt want to have a computer turned on in order to do this.

Someone please !!!!;)
May 17, 2008 7:12am
528.  avatar sirbagio said:


I have the xbox successfully modded with unleash x, however, everytime I ftp emus to the e/emu directory, after rebooting, the unleash x logo just remains at a frozen state. Fortunately, because 'run linux' has ftp functionality, I'm able to remove the emu and unleash x no longer freezes. Basically, I'm really having a tough time trying to put emus in my e/emu directory without having unleash x freezing up.

What have I done incorrectly? Is it memory capacity or something? Mind you that i did successfully add the pcsx emu, and it played just fine, but after adding another emu, it just froze(unleash x logo) after restarting.

Please, if anyone is out there, help me out...PLEASE! Don't know how to fix this :(
May 22, 2008 10:23pm
529.  avatar psyco hacker said:

to sirbagio try making a new EMULATOR directory in /E spell in caps. and what launcher/softmod did u use to mod your xbox
cuz the older ones don,t like some emulators
SID4 is the best out there but not the newest
iam currentley useing SID4 and it works with
97% of the emulators that i tryed.
if u r looking for good emulators with roms
try big ass emulator disc 1,2,OR 3a.3b then just ftp them to /E /EMULATORS
or just burn them to a dvd i hope that helps

May 23, 2008 8:07pm
530.  avatar Manzabar said:

@handsk: With the limited details you provided. When you access that hard drive connected to your router do you connect to it like any other shared folder or do you need special software for it? If you can access it like any other shared folder, then XBMC should be able to access it just fine. If you need some sort of special software for the router connected hard drive, then you might have problems.
May 24, 2008 7:35pm
531.  avatar sirbagio said:

Thanks so much for your response psyco hacker. However, late through the night I ended up just uninstalling the soft mod (KRAYZIES NDURE STALLER) and reinstalling it with the evolution x dashboard instead of unleash x. FTP worked like a charm :D

Again, thanks for taking the time to assist me.
May 25, 2008 5:51pm
532.  avatar moe456 said:

Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! Worked perfectly. Had trouble until I used a different usb memory stick.
Jun 02, 2008 8:53pm
533.  avatar isogorn said:

The SVN build posted on 06/01/08 didn't want to boot for me. Replaced it with the stable version, and all is well. This is just way too awesome....
Jun 12, 2008 3:03am
534.  avatar medparadise said:

I have the mn-740 microsoft wireless adapter. I can't for the life of me get this thing working. When I power it up and hook it up to my soft-modded xbmc the thing will recognize my dd-wrt modded router. But when I insert the password to connect to my router, it says "invalid security key for this security type. Please try again." I know I'm putting in the right password. This is so f'n frustrating. If there's anyone out there that can help...
Jun 19, 2008 3:36pm
535.  avatar Manzabar said:

@medparadise: There's a thread on the XBMC forums that talks about some problems people were having with their MN-740. If that doesn't help you out then you'll need to provide more information about your wireless network and your XBMC setup.
Jun 20, 2008 4:00pm
536.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

@medparadise: You could try buying a cheap router and turning it into a bridge using DD-WRT and use that instead of the MN-740.
Jun 20, 2008 10:11pm
537.  avatar mattcat said:

does winnrar work instead of utorrent?
Jun 26, 2008 10:13pm
538.  avatar dialupinternetuser said:

Jul 03, 2008 2:06pm
539.  avatar Grum89 said:

I have been searching for days for somthing on playing videos on XBOX, I modded it no probs, then finally came accross your web, thsi package is absolutly fantastic, and so easy to install as a dash! 1 hour and all done

Thanks heaps for all the work you guys put in
Jul 15, 2008 7:59am
540.  avatar mrdj73j said:

hello guys : i'v got a 320hd in my modded xbox and when i get over 200g i lose files but the drive still shows the the space is used i herd that the xbox can only handle up to a 160g hd ? mrdj
Jul 21, 2008 12:27am
541.  avatar mrdj73j said:

all my other xbox'sgot 80's or 40's and neverhad a problem with them ..
Jul 21, 2008 12:29am
542.  avatar alvingo said:

Guys Pls help asap! I have an xbox that is working for almost a year! fully modded evolution x! Suddenly right now any games would not load in the dashboard. But Dvd's movies, music albums and etc. works really well.. I tried loading a xbox dvd game in my cd writer the game would not load . same with the hard drive. Please help asap
Aug 21, 2008 1:22pm
543.  avatar Phik said:

Hey Guys, some help here will be greatly appreciated. After finally getting the NDURE files onto the xbox in question. i pop splinter cell in, go to open save, hit "linux" and it freezes. no matter if i use "checkpoints" or "Level" option it will still just freeze!!
Cheers for any help

EDIT:: Fixed, I had a vers 1.6 xbox so i had to download UXE by Krayzie, not just the normal exploit files...

Sep 06, 2008 12:55am
544.  avatar CodeZion said:

Thanks Erik. Your post from 2006 is still coming in handy to several people like myself. In this world of xbox360, I do have a question for you and everyone else here. Now that the cost of 360 is comparatively pretty low, for someone who does not own any xbox console, does it make sense to buy the original xbox or should I simply pick up the new 360 and look into modding that instead? If I should just look into modding 360 instead the could you please point me to a guide similar and as helpful as this one?

Sep 09, 2008 3:05pm
545.  avatar Nickhamm said:

The Xbox 360 can play DivX, XviD, H264, and some other popular formats out of the box (as well as play music off of iPod's and Zune's and other MP3 players) with the latest dashboard update and media codec support package downloaded for free. The modifications for this console will allow you to play burned games, but require flashing the firmware of the DVD drive.

The original Xbox does not require any flashing and most errors/problems can be resolved when using a softmod and it is relatively easy. The Xbox can play burned games but also run applications from the hard drive (such as emulators for systems from Atari 2600 up through N64). The Media Center supports all the formats listed above plus a lot more supporting over 50 audio and video formats combined! The original Xbox also has a cable that can be purchased to output a HD signal all the way up to 1080i. XBMC also supports streaming all formats from specifics protocols and apps (like iTunes and Shoutcast) as well as shared drives on a network.

The biggest differences are 1.the Xbox 360 can handle HD file playback (the original can only upscale SD files, it doesn't have the horsepower to play HD) and 2. The XBMC has Windows Media Center integration which allows you to connect to a PC running Media Center and stream live TV and use it's Tivo like functionality. Apparently there is a plugin that allows XBMC to interact with MythTV and do very similar things but MythTV is more cumbersome to setup and configure than Windows Media Center.

I personally have both, but in different places for different purposes and like both equally. I hope this helps!
Sep 22, 2008 1:18am
546.  avatar Idoexist said:

Ok, so I just installed XBMC and I've hit a problem. As far as I can tell, XBMC is installed, but all I get when I turn on my xbox is the XBMC logo in the middle of my screen. I've also lost FTP Access to my xbox. I can stilly play games, but I wanna get XBMC up and running.

Can anyone help me fix this problem?
Sep 22, 2008 10:15pm
547.  avatar luke.firth said:

I like xbox but why wood you use xbox media if i had a xbox i wood not use xbox media.
Oct 14, 2008 9:10am
548.  avatar mini_man_123 said:

I'm having troubles networking my Xbox to my computer. I'm using 2 Ethernet cables and a router. I somehow managed to network it a while ago when I soft-modded it but no when I want to put some files on, FlashFXP cannot connect even after I have pinged it. Any help would be great!
Oct 22, 2008 7:12pm
549.  avatar sirbagio said:

Check back with the basic stuff. I don't know if you solved your networking problem yet, but if not make sure your ethernet cable is connected prior to turning on your XBOX. After turning on your XBOX make sure your dashboard (system settings) has the 'static' option turned 'off' or set to 'no.' 'Save' your settings and 'reboot' your XBOX. This will enable the DHCP setting, you can check if it has been set by going back to your dashboard settings once 'rebooting'. If an address is present you're set to go. When you FTP, make sure the port is set to 21 if not already set. Your 'password' and 'username' will both be set to 'xbox,'(lowercase) it should be by default...if not certain check under the dashboard settings to make sure what they are and change them if desired. Again, hopefully you have solved your problem and if not, hope this helped. Good luck and happy modding/xboxing!
Oct 23, 2008 5:07am
550.  avatar mini_man_123 said:

Do I need to have the Evo-x dashboard running or can I use the Media Center dashboard? And if it is the Evo-x, how do I load it up?
Oct 24, 2008 9:17pm
551.  avatar ajacker said:

Doesn't matter what dash you have as long as it is set to DHCP and you know how to find it in that dash. Best thing to do is let it aquire a DHCP address then go to the dash settings and write down what it has been issued. Example:

Then manually configure the IP..change the 65 to 254 or something easy to remember that isn't in use. Reboot xbox and check the settings have stuck.

Set your FTP (filezilla is my recommended) to the with username xbox and password xbox port 21.
I think the boot order the xbox looks through is:
but am ready to be corrected!

My only pain is I can't get the F: partion to show a size/be available after running the evox format f: script. It's now visable but not usable and is unsized. It is driving me nuts....gotta be a partion thing or something.
Oct 26, 2008 2:40pm
552.  avatar waldo said:

this is lame and too hard to do/buy instead of buying an old xbox get an xbox 360 unless u want to run emulators/pirated games
Jan 25, 2009 7:36pm
553.  avatar tscanner said:

This is an excellent cheap media player. I now have three of them and love them! My kids think this system is great and love that they can watch movies in their rooms whenever they choose to do so. I've got the process down to about 20 minutes. Thanks for the great instructions above. To Waldo, why would you want to give M$ any more money. Just buy a used xbox for $20 on Ebay and you are all set!!!
Feb 19, 2009 9:06pm
554.  avatar SScal said:

does this process work with the imac?
Feb 25, 2009 7:05pm
555.  avatar mini_man_123 said:

So I gave up trying to do this a while ago and decided to give it another whirl.

Does the router need to be hooked up to the internet?

I have my laptop hooked up to a wireless router and an ethernet coming from my laptop, to a regular router, to my xbox.

When I plug it into my laptop, it says it cannot connect because it can't renew the IP address.
Mar 02, 2009 7:55pm
556.  avatar JainmesBeam said:

Aren't there people who can (for a nominal fee) provide the memory card with all the stuff on it?

I think I have MechAssault and Splinter Cell...

After you do the Mod, will you still be able to play games? Online?

Thanks, Jim.
Mar 09, 2009 7:25pm
557.  avatar Brailyn said:

Yeah you can still get on xbox live once you've modded your xbox.
just make sure you start your xbox up with the game already in, if you're on the modded dashboard and then you put a disc in and get on live, you're banned.
Mar 15, 2009 10:34pm
558.  avatar benjerome said:

realy good site finaly found a mod site worth visiting going to try the mods this month
Mar 22, 2009 11:29pm
559.  avatar jrocc said:

is there anyone here
Apr 05, 2009 11:22pm
560.  avatar jrocc said:

if there is or in the future can someone please help me out i modded my controler and i have xbcd and action replay i even have the software for the mod but i cant get this compuand ter to find the driver for the memory card so if someone sees this knows what ineed to do please share
Apr 05, 2009 11:24pm
561.  avatar madsco said:

i have a xbox live but it is not moded i made an account and it asked for a subscription code can any one give me some help here and i live in st lucia and i dont know if i works there sos
Apr 06, 2009 11:06am
562.  avatar madsco said:

am ready to throw away my xbox live because i cant get on xbox live and my games suck i have absolutely no use for my xbox live or maybe i can full garbage can withe it i guess
Apr 06, 2009 11:11am
563.  avatar jrocc said:

im having the same prob with my live too sorry cant help
Apr 06, 2009 3:50pm
564.  avatar jrocc said:

im a beginner at this mod im doing my first xbox so i need help with something i got all the way to the end of the mod i put the xbox media center on the dashboard portion of my xbox to overright the unleash dash now it toke roughly 3 min to transfer this now when i restart my xbox unleash is still there and no media can anyone help me out with this
Apr 06, 2009 3:54pm
565.  avatar muffenman said:

how can i store AVI moves onto my xbox 360 hard drive ?
Apr 08, 2009 8:16am
566.  avatar Nvncibl said:

jrocc -- I'm at the same place you are. I've even started over from scratch and choose EvolutionX instead of Unleash-X. I still get no change once I FTP the XBMC files over the current E/dashboard/ . Its killing me. I've read TONS of different sites on how to do this procedure. Most are saying the same - start FTP, dump all of the XBMC files to E/dashboard/ and reboot.
Apr 08, 2009 1:23pm
567.  avatar kerry said:

hi i have an xbox with the xbox media center all set up and working, so i could down load film on my pc and play them through my xbox. i have just moved house and set it all up and alll coming on with internet is runing through the xbox, but when i go to play a film or music it keeps saying could not connect to network server, or it will say error invail computer name, please could someone help me please.

Apr 21, 2009 6:17am
568.  avatar Bighitter04 said:

Sorry if this has been asked before but I am but I am unable to drag and drop into the PC database of my action replay. I am sure it is something easy that I am missing but could someone please help me
May 10, 2009 11:41am
569.  avatar sirbagio said:

For those of you who are having difficulty making XBMC your 'Default' or start-up dashboard...

Basically retrieve your 'XBMC' folder and drag it into your 'APPS' folder. Then open up the 'XBMC Shortcut Maker' (you can download this tool at the following link...)

setting your 'Target Path' as the actual file path of your XBMC's 'default.xbe' file.
For example: e:apps\XBMC\default.xbe

(make sure the file path matches or you will get a black screen, if you do end up in error, just create another file the same way correcting the filepath, more than likely you will need to use the mechassault or 007 game to load up 'linux' to receive FTP access to do this)

The 'Title' you can just name XBMC etc. Click on 'Create Shortcut.' When saving the file make sure to give it the name 'default.xbe' saving it where it is easily accessed like on your desktop. After that is done then FTP the newly created file into your 'dashboards' folder in your XBOX overwriting the pre-existing 'default.xbe' file. (Note: Before you do, if you care to still have the pre-existing dashboard like EVOX or UX, keep the original 'dashboard' folder that loads up your modded dash (should be located in your E partition) and place it into your 'APPS' folder, rename it if you'd like (EVOX/UX/etc).

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP YOUR FILES INCASE YOU CREATE ANY ERRORS. (Like your original 'Dashboard folder/default.xbe' and XBMX's 'default.xbe')


Jun 04, 2009 12:06am
570.  avatar Uberdude said:

For the action replay part, id like to know if instead of buying the memory card/action replay, i can just download the software from and make my own xbox USB adapter(so that one end I would have a xbox controller plug in and on the other end just a regular USB) and instead of putting all the files onto a memory stick, i can just plug in my homemade adapter into my xbox and directly into my computer. So that all the files would be downloaded directly into my xbox and not a memory stick.
Thanks for the help
Also how would i go about upgrading my harddrive in my xbox(any guides out there??)
Jun 04, 2009 12:57pm
571.  avatar sirbagio said:

Well, don't know if you have already taken care of Action Replay, but yes you can definitely try to locate a good download of the actual software as well as make your own usb controller. As long as you have the necessary drivers that hopefully your computer will detect for you, you should be just fine. As far as plugging in your 'homemade adapter,' I'm not too sure. I have always used the MS Memory Card, input it into my normal XBOX controller, and copied into my box that way.

(I also made my own usb controller, but had the actual software cd, however, my Action Replay was provided by a 3rd party manufacturer, this lead to my memory card being defected and simply just went to Game Stop and bought an actual Microsoft Memory card for $5, worked like a charm afterwards...Game Stop is probably your best bet :D)

As far as upgrading your HD, there are a few things to consider.

1. Make sure the drive itself is 'Lockable.' There is a set list of these particular HDs that are compatible, i always use Seagate but that is just my preference...(500Gs and 750Gs)

2. How much storage do you actually need? I'm not sure what the size is but when your drive exceeds 137Gs you're looking for the rest to go corrupt, in that case you will need to format a F partition. If you plan to go at least to 500Gs, which is what I normally have, I have to format a F partition with 32 Clusters. Of course there are other things to also consider when doing this but if and when you do reach that point just post and I'll be happy to help out.

Going on and on with this I went ahead and found a couple guides I used when I first started.

These will be helpful and will assist you in your HD upgrade. Make sure to always back up your files. Again, any questions and I'll try my best to help you out, I'm sure others here will as well.


Jun 10, 2009 11:02pm
572.  avatar CyberBoink said:

After Replacing Evox with XBMC, can I still access my backed-up games?

This Forum is by far the best information source on the web for XBMC. I have XBMC on my AppleTv and it is awesome. My friend is letting me install XBMC on "Xbox Evox w/200GB HD" this Xbox was already tricked out when it was giving to me as a project. If I rewrite default.xbe w/XBMC software; will make Evox unusable? Evox allows you to acces over 60 backed-up Xbox games and 500 Snes Roms. Does XBMC allow you to access DVD2Xbox, pre-loaded SNES9x, and all those Games? That is without a complicated backup process?
Jun 12, 2009 7:01pm
573.  avatar sirbagio said:


If you rewrite your 'default.xbe' (your current dashboard; EVOX) it will definitely overwrite the pre-existing 'default.xbe' (EVOX). If you'd like, before you start saving over files etc, save the files of your current dashboard version like EVOX, copy or FTP them directly into your APPS folder and then you will have EVOX as an executable application from your selections.

Now, even if you have already done so and no longer have these files, you can always browse online for a copy of your dashboard like EVOX, XBMC will definitely be able to access DVD2XBOX, play backed up XBOX games, all your preloaded SNES9x treats etc. This is by no means difficult nor is there any complicated backup process. If you haven't already, you have to 'add a source' by browsing the locations of these particular files when running XBMC, one of which should be your 'Emulator' file or 'Emus' file to access the SNES, an applications file under your 'APPS' folder for your DVD2XBOX application. You're basically just setting up XBMC with a direct location of these files so that you can conveniently access them.

XBMC is my default dashboard and I do just about everything I need from there, plus if I ever needed to go back to another dashboard, I always have UX and EVOX as selectable dashboards under my APPS folder.

Keep posting if you get lost!


Jun 15, 2009 3:53pm
574.  avatar Eric Landaluce said:

Is there a way to hook two xboxes together to play halo on two different tvs?
Jul 03, 2009 7:13pm
575.  avatar David Cornthwaite said:

need help got a problem with loading the gamesave file to my usb stick, i load up actionreplay and i can put the mechassult gamesave file onto actionreplay but i can't swap the file from the pc to the memory card bay it just doesnt show up can someone help? also ive looked at the usb sticks that i can use and i have a couple that are on that list but the ones i use dont work please help?????
Jul 18, 2009 11:10am
576.  avatar eddie9 said:

win u say usb stick do u mean Action Replay
Aug 07, 2009 10:25pm
577.  avatar eddie9 said:

can u get an other hard drive to put in the xbox for xbmc
Aug 08, 2009 11:40am
578.  avatar eddie9 said:

Aren't there people who can (for a nominal fee) provide the memory card with all the stuff on it?

I already have MechAssault
Aug 11, 2009 10:55pm
579.  avatar andwan0 said:

I have followed this guide. Was tough getting it working but managed the art of hotswapping in the end. So now am using this XboxHDM v1.9 & Kingroach's NDURE 3.0. Is my XBOX possible to connect to XBOX Live? If not, is there another BIOS which can connect to XBOX Live okay (except the original XBOX BIOS).
Aug 17, 2009 11:56am
580.  avatar glowrobert said:

can any1 mod m xbox i need lots of help ...??
Aug 21, 2009 7:32pm
581.  avatar stan_bowles said:

Could anyone advise if this exploit will work on a pal machine or just a NTSC?
Sep 04, 2009 5:12pm
582.  avatar jolau said:

I need help how to install XMBC on my xbox for modchip.
Task Done Already:
1. I have installed modchip XBOX DuoX 2 GS and working fine with "EVO X" logo when boot up.
2. I have downloaded XBMC-SVN_2009-06-27_rev21142-T3CH.rar
3. Tried Firezila as FTP, connect my xbox to router (Ping OK) but unable to connect to xbox...... and I am STUCK!!!!


Any suggestion what to use FTP software to transfer xbmc files?
Sep 14, 2009 1:21am
583.  avatar Archangelbcd said:

Question: I have had my xbox (mod) for 2 years. Today i decided to update my App folder. I download the current, from the Russians :). After i overread the current XBMC folder. everything was fine. Then when i went to play my 5 or 6 games that i had stored on my hard drive I could not play them. The file is there and the 26 gb of memory. But I can not play them. Also my dvd2xbox is not active and when i try to put in a disk (game) to play. Nothing!!! Help Please. My kids are going to kill me.
Sep 16, 2009 8:16pm
584.  avatar Ilya Sednev said:

when i try to load the run lynux it says "unable to load run linux". any ideas of what i did wrong?
Dec 16, 2009 10:14pm
585.  avatar tdaveness said:

so i bought an xbox.. but todays software or hardware is kinda hard to find... or you'll find it but it doesnt work. my ? is... is there any one able to do this.. if i send them my xbox for a gift?

- the dave
Dec 24, 2009 9:38am
586.  avatar Martin Kail said:

For those having trouble copying savegames to their xbox (getting the message "the copy failed") try this.

I was getting this error using a drive I had used dozens of times for copying. However, I was getting the error on a newly formatted hard drive. I loaded the game I was using for the exploit and I created one REAL savegame. After that I went back to the MS dashboard and the copy worked as usual. I guess the proper folder structure needs to be created first before the copy will work.
Jan 21, 2010 4:07am
587.  avatar ccarlos72 said:

I modded my X-Box about 6 months ago and played it for a while, i have not touched it for a while, so last week I put a movie on and after watching the movie I ejected and the display was back to the original X-box, I'm trying to go back to the I guess ENDURE display but can't seem to make it reset. so now the only way to play games is to have the originals, I cannot access my games saved on the HDD, or can't save anything else. does anyone know if I need to reinstall everything or just reset the box in a certain way.... I know right trigger, left trigger, black and another button were used to reset it to the main menu.
Jan 28, 2010 9:47pm
588.  avatar xzulien said:

this all tutorial is a huge crap !!! I gathered all elements for months. the good Mesh Assault stuff, the good SameGame stuff, the dashboard version... stuff... anyway, all stuff was pretty well assembled... all happened fine, scripts, launch until... reboot. No shiny new dashboard evolution or what so ever ! just an error, code 13 (arg) and a silly message to contact product assistance. Then, trying to go back to MS dashboard, switch the hacked dashboard, all.. failed : get an error to delete evolution Mod. So if you come by, and want to keep a simple but working Xbox, don't apply any of these instructions.... this is leading to dead end !
Jan 31, 2010 9:49am
589.  avatar Emknaps said:

Hey ppl,
We have a modded Xbox, have for ages without ever having problems with it. Always connects straight onto our pc's and watching/listening to files was easy. Now we have a computer running 64bit Vista and I have tried most things bar the obscenely complex to get this computer to connect. It shows up on the network, all other computers in the house can connect to it no dramas but the Xbox always asks for a username and password then stops you from watching anything. Even setting one up didn't solve the problem.

Can anyone help with getting teh xbox to connect to this pc?

Thanks in advance.
Feb 09, 2010 9:51pm
590.  avatar Areski Meziani said:

does it work or not ? if so where do i get mech assault
Mar 18, 2010 4:28am
591.  avatar thisismike said:

Can this thing play abandonware games? That would be awesome
Apr 02, 2010 6:15pm
592.  avatar Shawn Pirtle said:

hey people im trying to mod my original xbox i installed a usb port into the xbox motherboard and it works but when ever i go to transfer the files the xbox eraces everything from the usb drive and my cd/dvd drive dose not read dvd/cd anymore cuz a store i took it to get it fixed it screwed the drive up and now it will read only game disk's and im wanderind if any of you have info on haw i can mood my original xbox in any other way plz email me back if any of you people have info about my problems e-mail is thank you!!!!!!!!!
May 30, 2010 10:24pm
593.  avatar Kenny Kanashimi Chu said:

Hey guys, i have xbox modded already by some friend, lot of apps such as xbmc, neogenesis, dvd2xbox, dvdfreeregion, complex tool, nimebox... i hav 2 question 2 ask, if is ok.

1st q:
Why do i see evox pink triangle thingy when i boot xbox?

2st q:

I was using XBMC and playing with some settings, and the next reboot i got service error 13 in my original dash board, wtf?
Jan 14, 2011 6:31am
594.  avatar ussyname123 said:

were is XBMC still available to download from now?
Jan 17, 2011 4:43pm
595.  avatar Joey V said:

can i do this with just a XBOX2USB cord, or do I specifically need Pro Action Replay with teh software?

and I'm also interested if the software is still available anywhere
Jan 29, 2011 3:29pm
596.  avatar jeffmcgee said:

After XBMC is up and running, and when you are in a game, can anyone tell me how to return to the game selection menu screen without having to reboot the X-Box? I have tried every button combination I can think of. Thanks in advance to any and all,.....
Apr 25, 2011 9:41am
597.  avatar Freddie Horton said:

Just want to say, THANK YOU! I've looked through a few guides, and this one was the quickest and simplist, and of course it works :) no need to burn bloomin dvds and all that either.
Jun 09, 2011 8:56pm
598.  avatar bobbyjones said:

Awesome guide. It helped me setup my brother's Xbox 360. Now I'm getting us some free gift cards, mainly Microsoft Points, so I can get more Xbox Live stuff for free :) :)
Nov 07, 2012 10:05am
599.  avatar Chrissy Mack said:

Great tutorial. I had been watching free online movies with my computer previously, but now I'm going to take the plunge and turn my Xbox into a streaming machine. Thanks.
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm
600.  avatar Jerry F said:

Any one need the proper MechAssault game, I still have mine and know this version is probably nearly impossible to find at this point. Make me a reasonable offer.
Dec 08, 2013 6:59pm
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603.  avatar xbmcxbox said:

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