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Yeah, I've seen a guide for that method before, and I've softmodded one of the Xboxes already, but apparently you can make a few changes to the pins on the motherboard and get a even more "unlocked" Xbox without a modchip. Maybe its not worth bothering with if the softmod method is pretty easy and accomplishes the same thing in the end. I'd also like to try a VGA-out mod someday but that seems even more complicated. Apparently you need a modded BIOS on top of all the other changes and not all games work right with it.

Actually, here's a question for you: what dash did you use? I tried EvoX dash and its alright, but I think I'm going to try out XBMC for this new one.

And I completely forgot about handhelds, I have a GBC and a GBA SP. I've also got a PSP and 3DS but I'm not sure those would be considered "retro". The PSP is fantastic for emus though. smile.gif

Yeah I have no idea about the TSOP method or any method that modifies motherboard pins. I just know that I needed an already modded Xbox with the softmod method, and to do the stuff I already mentioned. All you really need is the Chimp tools to lock the HDD to the xbox, and that's it. It works perfectly fine for me, no issues so far.

As far as dashes, yeah I have EvolutionX and UnleashX but they both suck so I set it up so my default dashboard is XBMC. http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/ is the site you want to use. That has the latest, most updated XBMC for xbox. To get it working right, you'll need to find the files that allow you to make XBMC the default dashboard for the xbox on boot (it's basically a symbolic link file). Older versions of XBMC (T3CH) will include these files as well as instructions on how to set it up.

I'll add your handhelds. I wish I had a GBC or GBA. My brother has like 3 Game Boys (one of which was a birthday present from me), an NDS and a 3DS. Since we live in the same house, I can use these whenever I want.

PSP is not quite retro but it's getting there, since the Vita is out. Once they release something that's newer than the Vita, the PSP will have retro status. I agree, the PSP is fantastic for emulators. If you get the emulator "[e]mulator" and Gpsp Kai for it, you can emulate pretty much every handheld system that came before it. [E]mulator does Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Wonderswan, Wonderswan Color, Lynx, and probably others I can't remember. This combined with the tons of exclusive games for PSP makes me love this system. I have a huge backlog of games to play on PSP- Yggdra Union, Gungnir, Kansho Bukuya Badass Brawl, Riveria The Promised Land, Loco Roco 1 & 2, Valkyria Chronicles 2 and others. I haven't been playing my PSP at all lately, because I got an R9 290 Tri-X and I've been trying to play games on my computer.
Clicky for my PSP (Click to show)


I actually modded my psp (Fat 1000) with a custom Silver shell I got off ebay. Man, I never want to do that again, it took me like 6 hours to do to get the backside on. I have the photos of it on my Facebook.

Still, I love my PSP and I'll get to the games on it eventually.

If you guys could see the list of games I have to play, in my head. There's so many across so many systems. Yet I still find myself spending time with my family or girlfriend, or watching anime because my back hurts too much to sit up in the computer chair. sigh

Hope this helps somewhat. Apologies if I seem nonsensical. I'm a little intoxicated at the moment. thumb.gif
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jetpak12, added your handhelds.
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Thanks, although I forgot to add that I also have a GB pocket. doh.gif

I used to own an original style GBA, but I sold it a good while back. Its pretty easy to get used to a light-up screen and not wanting to go back to a dim one, so the GBC is just collecting dust. But the Pocket is really neat. Super lightweight, sips power on 2 AAA batteries, and a nice high contrast screen. I like to leave it in my drawer next to my PC to play Super Mario Land when I'm waiting for a download or benchmarking.

If you want to talk about a system that is uncomfortable to play, I had a VirtualBoy for a while. That thing would give me all sorts of cramps after playing for just a short length of time. Still would be cool to have, but I was pretty young when I had it and my dad wanted to get rid of some things so it didn't last very long.

And thanks for sharing your experience with Xbox dashes. From what I've gathered online, I still need to put a different dash on before I can use XBMC right? And is XBMC sufficient to run applications, emulators and games without having to switch to another one?

Lastly, there's a nice site that you can use to keep track of your game collection and your progress in beating it: http://backloggery.com/. The creators also do livestreaming on Monday evenings that I always find entertaining to watch.
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Thanks, although I forgot to add that I also have a GB pocket. doh.gif

I used to own an original style GBA, but I sold it a good while back. Its pretty easy to get used to a light-up screen and not wanting to go back to a dim one, so the GBC is just collecting dust. But the Pocket is really neat. Super lightweight, sips power on 2 AAA batteries, and a nice high contrast screen. I like to leave it in my drawer next to my PC to play Super Mario Land when I'm waiting for a download or benchmarking.

If you want to talk about a system that is uncomfortable to play, I had a VirtualBoy for a while. That thing would give me all sorts of cramps after playing for just a short length of time. Still would be cool to have, but I was pretty young when I had it and my dad wanted to get rid of some things so it didn't last very long.

And thanks for sharing your experience with Xbox dashes. From what I've gathered online, I still need to put a different dash on before I can use XBMC right? And is XBMC sufficient to run applications, emulators and games without having to switch to another one?

Lastly, there's a nice site that you can use to keep track of your game collection and your progress in beating it: http://backloggery.com/. The creators also do livestreaming on Monday evenings that I always find entertaining to watch.

Shoulda kept that GBA. Pocket is cool though.

VirtualBoy... I think this system is underrated. I never owned one but I played it back in the day because a friend had it when it was new. I really like Mario Clash (which is like Mario Bros but in 3D), Mario Tennis, Telero Boxer and Red Alarm. I never got a headache or had any cramps playing it. It wasn't really portable but that's okay. This one is on my "to get" list but first I need to get the rest of the 3D games for Master System.

Xbox dash.... yeah you need a different dash before you can use XBMC. I think I used UnleashX, and then XBMC came with a file and instructions on how to make it the default dash. I did that.

I'll take a look into that site, thanks.

I've got a suggestion for you, for your PSP. Look into a game called Dicing Knight Period for Wonderswan Color. You can play it with [E]mulator. It's basically like Zelda (LttP) except you play the same few dungeons over and over. You get treasure, and progress and unlock more dungeons to explore. You have your standard sword attack, but you can also collect items that you can use. One of them is a drill, which is reusable, and it lets you drill through the walls of the dungeon and remove them and make new paths or shortcuts around the dungeon. This one is actually a homebrew game, it was made as part of a games making contest for Wonderswan in Japan, and it was the winner. Dunno why but I have a feeling you might like this game. It's quite obscure. If you have your PSP with you, and the cable to transfer games to it, check it out.
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Yeah, I've seen a guide for that method before, and I've softmodded one of the Xboxes already, but apparently you can make a few changes to the pins on the motherboard and get a even more "unlocked" Xbox without a modchip.

WOT. Anything that can be modded by physical hardware modifications is something I like.

XBOX comes up next in my console list to acquire then biggrin.gif
   
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i wont tell you how much the virtual boy is worth now

Yeah, I try not to think about it. It was given to me by a friend who found it a pawn shop for cheap back in the day. Then my dad was going around and getting rid of stuff in the house and it got taken away. frown.gif

We only had Mario Tennis and Wario Land. Fun to play around with, but since it was uncomfortable to me, I suppose I don't miss it too much. It'd be neat if a few games came back on the 3DS Virtual Console but it doesn't sound very positive that any will.
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Shoulda kept that GBA. Pocket is cool though.

VirtualBoy... I think this system is underrated. I never owned one but I played it back in the day because a friend had it when it was new. I really like Mario Clash (which is like Mario Bros but in 3D), Mario Tennis, Telero Boxer and Red Alarm. I never got a headache or had any cramps playing it. It wasn't really portable but that's okay. This one is on my "to get" list but first I need to get the rest of the 3D games for Master System.

Xbox dash.... yeah you need a different dash before you can use XBMC. I think I used UnleashX, and then XBMC came with a file and instructions on how to make it the default dash. I did that.

I'll take a look into that site, thanks.

I've got a suggestion for you, for your PSP. Look into a game called Dicing Knight Period for Wonderswan Color. You can play it with [E]mulator. It's basically like Zelda (LttP) except you play the same few dungeons over and over. You get treasure, and progress and unlock more dungeons to explore. You have your standard sword attack, but you can also collect items that you can use. One of them is a drill, which is reusable, and it lets you drill through the walls of the dungeon and remove them and make new paths or shortcuts around the dungeon. This one is actually a homebrew game, it was made as part of a games making contest for Wonderswan in Japan, and it was the winner. Dunno why but I have a feeling you might like this game. It's quite obscure. If you have your PSP with you, and the cable to transfer games to it, check it out.

VB was uncomfortable to me just because I would always lay on the ground to play it and my arms and neck would cramp. Maybe I was doing it wrong, idk.

Thanks again for clarity on the Xbox dash, I'll gather the software this week and give it a shot this weekend. thumb.gif

And I'll check out that game for the WonderSwan, it does sound pretty neat.
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WOT. Anything that can be modded by physical hardware modifications is something I like.

XBOX comes up next in my console list to acquire then biggrin.gif

Yeah, its a pretty fun system to play around with, its basically an off the shelf PC with all the parts soldered onto the board. And there a lot of neat mods that people have done with it online. My personal favorite is people crafting super slim cases by replacing the HD with a slim one and tossing the DVD drive. All you need is a couple Torx screwdriver heads and its an open book. biggrin.gif

It was also the first real video game console my family had, so I'm rather partial to it. wubsmiley.gif
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Surely we have more retro-gamers here on OCN?!?

Show yourselves!!!! sonic.gif
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Currently running FS-UAE which is a brilliant Amiga emulator. It's best feature is the separate XBMC joypad controller browser arcade feature (not sure if there is a plugin for xbmc to go to this)

http://fs-uae.net/






Eye of the beholder coolsmiley03.png


obviously you need kickstart ROM's for the OS loader wink.gif and its best to create an account on the software so versions can be profiled and images of games downloaded (scrubbed)


So far i have been playing Hired Guns, cannon fodder and Lemmings which are classics i owned in the past and put many hours into. I want to try the original settlers next and a few others..
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