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Gaming Thread, What to do with your original Xbox? in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by westleya Err...I still play games with mine, despite my wife bringing home a new 360 for me. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by westleya View Post
    Err...I still play games with mine, despite my wife bringing home a new 360 for me.

    Still plenty of Halo 2 online goodness to be had.
    Dont it work better on the 360 (with hd textures)?

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    Don't know. Haven't tried, since I have both connected and can't be bothered to download a load of conversion files onto my 360...

    Gamertag's Noddy1969, by the way. I'm on Halo 2 & 3 online, often on a Friday (after a glass or two of wine)

    :-)

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    Most definitely go down the XBMC route.

    I stream music, video, podcasts from my desktop machine.

    You can also find emulators for the popular old consoles as well.

    Grab an Xbox DVD Remote (5 second hand from Amazon) for easy control.

    I paid 50 for mine from Game two years ago. It came pre-chipped with a wireless remote. I've barely used it as a console, as I'm not a fan, however as a Media Centre it's fantastic.

    There's also a BBC iPlayer script for it now, which downloads the iPod format videos to your Xbox and lets you watch them on a big screen.

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    I got given an Old Xbox a bit back that was supposidly broken, something to do with the DVD Drive i think. Might look into this, do they have to be chipped?

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    No they don't have to be chipped. There is a software hack that uses an exploit found in the fonts. So when you use something that uses the fonts or something it then runs arbitrary code and then launches Linux that installs an alternative dashboard.

    This can be exploited by running a Splinter Cell saved game which has been modified slightly so when executed runs alternative code instead.

    You do not need to open your Xbox and the latest installs can usually be rolled back as well.

    It's been a while since i did mine so a lot might have changed since.

    The DVD drive also changed in each revision to the Xbox so you may be able to find a better drive. Some wouldn't read certain type of media. CD-RW's mainly.

    PS you will also need the ORIGINAL splinter cell not the platinum (or xbox equivalent) as it was most probably patched on this revision of the game.

    Emulators: Great SNES emu, and PSone emu. If you have the old games and the software to create the ISOs from them then you just upload the ISO to the right folder (using FTP) and run the emu.

    and the Amiga Emu as well.
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    Just wondering if its possible to use a keyboard and mouse with it through the usb ports on linux? If not are there any mods for 360 that work in a similar way but allow me to continue to use live?
    Cheers

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    I tried but never really got it to work but it doesn't mean that it won't work. I ain't exactly hot on Linux anyhow.

    The linux is a command line version but i think you can install a fully fledged linux distro if you know how.

    It's been a while since i have done one so it's all a bit vague now.

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    ah right cheers. TBF I cant see it worth the effort of finding out, linux is best on PCs and I wouldnt get on with a controller.
    Cheers anyway

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    Linux is best on most things ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    Linux is best on most things ;-)
    linux may be but ubuntu did severly slow down my old old laptop compared to XP. In all fairness it was never going to be fast with 64mb of ram and 14 of that utalisted in the GPU! Had to use an alternate installer as the live CD had to high requirements! I remember it took 15 minutes for it to load up and open firefox

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    If he is getting a 360 and PS3 there is no point in doing anything with the Xbox, its old and putting Linux on it is well, pointless.

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    But you can put Linux on the PS3

    I read somewhere that Sony has a Linux dev for the PS3. Yellowdog i think it was and the PS 3 fully supports it. I never read about it in-depth as i will probably never own a PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    But you can put Linux on the PS3

    I read somewhere that Sony has a Linux dev for the PS3. Yellowdog i think it was and the PS 3 fully supports it. I never read about it in-depth as i will probably never own a PS3.
    Yeah, Ive also heard about this somewhere, although most Console owners wont want to because of the simple fact that they are Console gamers, they enjoy what they get in their plastic box..with the only concept of 'upgrade' being a new faceplate or so..

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    I think it was more to help stop the homebrew folks hackin the crap out of the machine. With the ps3's hdd easily upgradable in size you should be able to stick Linux on a decent sized space. What you can do with it afterwards though I don't know.

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