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I've just purchased Silent Scope Complete for original Xbox for $10US. I bought the game today because I had found the light gun a couple weeks ago for $4.50US (from some place else entirely). So I'm into it for $14.50 so far, sales tax not withstanding. Unfortunately my Xbox just reboots over and over when i put the game in (it does have some soft mods though, which is how I bought; not sure that's related). Good news is original Xbox are so cheap I have 3 more consoles I can try it on. Need to connect an Xbox to my CRT TV anyway. If I figure out how to copy games to an upgraded internal hard drive maybe I can get it to work on my current one.

Any way, assuming I can get it to work I don't know if this was a good deal or not. Amazon puts the light gun thing at a lot more than $4.50 so I assume the gun with the game is worth at least what I paid for them separately.

The light gun, if any one is wondering, is this multi-part thing with a attachable barrel and stock along with a shotgun pump reload thing. So it can go from pretty much a hand gun all the way up to an almost-full-scale (if not full scale) sniper rifle complete with scope. Which the title of the game would imply. I don't think a lot of games support the gun on Xbox so I'm hoping the Silent Scope trilogy is worth all the effort (not holding my breath).

The softmod dashboard so be running a FTP server, you just upload it using a FTP client, i forget the actual location though. The game also can not be an ISO, just copy it to the hard drive on the xbox then you can transfer it to another xbox.
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I too scored my Saturn lightgun for like $5-10, when it is worth like $50-60. And I also got a couple lightgun games from the same place for really cheap. Haven't got many lightguns yet (only NES, PS3, and Saturn), but I plan to get them for all my systems...Dreamcast and PS1 especially. Been playing a ton of Area 51 and Virtua Cop. Lightgun games are still so much fun thumb.gif
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I've just purchased Silent Scope Complete for original Xbox for $10US. I bought the game today because I had found the light gun a couple weeks ago for $4.50US (from some place else entirely). So I'm into it for $14.50 so far, sales tax not withstanding. Unfortunately my Xbox just reboots over and over when i put the game in (it does have some soft mods though, which is how I bought; not sure that's related). Good news is original Xbox are so cheap I have 3 more consoles I can try it on. Need to connect an Xbox to my CRT TV anyway. If I figure out how to copy games to an upgraded internal hard drive maybe I can get it to work on my current one.

Any way, assuming I can get it to work I don't know if this was a good deal or not. Amazon puts the light gun thing at a lot more than $4.50 so I assume the gun with the game is worth at least what I paid for them separately.

The light gun, if any one is wondering, is this multi-part thing with a attachable barrel and stock along with a shotgun pump reload thing. So it can go from pretty much a hand gun all the way up to an almost-full-scale (if not full scale) sniper rifle complete with scope. Which the title of the game would imply. I don't think a lot of games support the gun on Xbox so I'm hoping the Silent Scope trilogy is worth all the effort (not holding my breath).


Upgrading the hard drive requires an IDE hard drive, a softmodded Xbox, and then you basically just do what is found in this tutorial. You basically need to use a Linux disc called Chimp HD tools to clone the contents of the old HDD (which includes the softmod!) on to the new one. You also need to "lock" the new HDD to the Xbox, which makes it so you can't use the HDD for anything else.

Installing games from your computer to the HDD is very easy. You simply use a program called Cxboxtool that has a built-in FTP program. It will automatically copy an iso to the correct directory on the Xbox, and extract it, so you can play it from your dash/XBMC with no additional work.

Btw, did you get your game yet?
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Upgrading the hard drive requires an IDE hard drive, a softmodded Xbox, and then you basically just do what is found in this tutorial. You basically need to use a Linux disc called Chimp HD tools to clone the contents of the old HDD (which includes the softmod!) on to the new one. You also need to "lock" the new HDD to the Xbox, which makes it so you can't use the HDD for anything else.

Installing games from your computer to the HDD is very easy. You simply use a program called Cxboxtool that has a built-in FTP program. It will automatically copy an iso to the correct directory on the Xbox, and extract it, so you can play it from your dash/XBMC with no additional work.

Btw, did you get your game yet?

You can also flash the TSOP to remove the need for a HDD lock. I still need to do that myself, also then allows you to use SATA drives.
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Upgrading the hard drive requires an IDE hard drive, a softmodded Xbox, and then you basically just do what is found in this tutorial. You basically need to use a Linux disc called Chimp HD tools to clone the contents of the old HDD (which includes the softmod!) on to the new one. You also need to "lock" the new HDD to the Xbox, which makes it so you can't use the HDD for anything else.

Installing games from your computer to the HDD is very easy. You simply use a program called Cxboxtool that has a built-in FTP program. It will automatically copy an iso to the correct directory on the Xbox, and extract it, so you can play it from your dash/XBMC with no additional work.

Btw, did you get your game yet?

I did notice an FTP entry on one of the various menus. Problem is I have yet to run Ethernet through my game room. But I am motivated to do so what with the still-in-planning PS1/2 ISO network server. I'd like to modify one from scratch for the fun of it anyway. I haven't looked up if it's possible to run XBox games from SMB and/or NFS or not. If so I'll see if there's some way to play the XBox games off the same server as the PlayStation one. If not I'll have to figure out which method of HDD addition is best for upgrading the XBox HDD.

Also, I haven't had a chance to check to PO Box quite yet. I'm going to check tomorrow.
 
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You can also flash the TSOP to remove the need for a HDD lock. I still need to do that myself, also then allows you to use SATA drives.

I didn't know this was possible. Huh. Cool.

I believe the drive in mine is a 160gb IDE drive. I really have no idea how much free space is on it. I don't have many Xbox games on it. The emulators and video previews can't be taking up much space, I believe the videos are compressed. They didn't fit on the stock HDD (which is roughly 10gb). I got all this stuff from www.emuxtras.net, although it's buried and you have to dig for it and then download the videos from torrents that might not be active any longer. This was a few years ago.

Other than that I have a couple PSX games and some Sega CD and TG-16 CD games. I'm not hurting for space afaik. My ftp client doesn't show how much free space is on the drive.

I wonder if modern SATA drives would work (surely they would fall back to SATA 1) and what the max capacity is, considering the Xbox is basically a 15 year old chipset now.
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I did notice an FTP entry on one of the various menus. Problem is I have yet to run Ethernet through my game room. But I am motivated to do so what with the still-in-planning PS1/2 ISO network server. I'd like to modify one from scratch for the fun of it anyway. I haven't looked up if it's possible to run XBox games from SMB and/or NFS or not. If so I'll see if there's some way to play the XBox games off the same server as the PlayStation one. If not I'll have to figure out which method of HDD addition is best for upgrading the XBox HDD.

Also, I haven't had a chance to check to PO Box quite yet. I'm going to check tomorrow.

FTP needs to be turned on in that menu most likely. And yeah, you will have to buy a long ethernet cable and run it to your router. My Xbox is in the living room hooked up to my 55" which is more or less 6 feet away from the router. The router is in the game room next to my computer on a small table but near the doorway separating the two rooms. So, the cable is running through the doorway... we covered it with a small rug so people don't trip. It works out pretty well.

As far as running games from SMB, I believe it's possible. Look into getting XBMC on your modded box if you don't have it already. XBMC most certainly supports SMB, and I personally use Homegroup on our network. I used to use the Xbox exclusively to watch anime and other media in the living room. The problem is it doesn't support HD content without a RAM upgrade which is too complex for me to do. So, we switched to Chromecast and now I use my PS3 mostly to watch anime (which is an excellent HTPC if you only use a 1080p TV). So, I used SMB on the Xbox to watch media. I think that if you extracted an ISO properly and put it in a folder, and then accessed this through XBMC under apps using SMB, that the game might possibly start. Personally, I've never tried, but the Xbox homebrew scene is really good so if it's possible, there's probably a solution if what I described didn't work.

That PS2 game is likely sitting in your P.O. box by now.
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To flash the TSOP you need to add a few jumpers to traces on the motherboard. I think the max capacity is somewhere around 1tb, you create a few partitions on the drive since it can only read from a X large partition, or something along those lines. I don't ever remember seeing that it was possible to run the games from SMB like on a ps2. For networking you could just use a older router acting as a bridge, I think the Xbox is only 100mb possibly 10mb since transfers are so slow.
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So can the soft-mod-software use the XBox DVD drive to rip a game directly to the HDD? Or does it have to be done on the PC and then transferred over? Actually I was trying to figure out for PS2 as well. I still have no idea. That feature is quite convenient on my PSP and Wii. I mean the months it would take to rip one PS2 game at time to a hard drive not with standing, seems like it would be convenient.

Also, I'm assuming and/or guessing cones meant gigabytes instead of megabytes. Because I'm not sure I could even find a hard drive less then 1 gig never mind 100 megs...and now I realize he was referring to the NIC speed not the hard drive capacity rolleyes.gif. I'm fairly certain 10/100Mbps was the standard intel (nvidia?) chipset in 2000/2001. Remember that? Remember when you could buy a motherboard with an nvidia chipset for Intel CPUs...?

Awesome soldering excitement, eh? Sign me up. I've got four xbox...boxes...boxen... I'm sure I wouldn't ruin more than 3 of them thumb.gif
 
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Xbox needs the Xbox drive to rip, in the Xbox.
Xbox 360 need the 360 drive in a PC.
PS2 needs any DVD drive.
Wiis are backwards special little drives, need the Wii drive in a Wii.
GameCubes if I remember right just need a DVD drive or a Wii.

And yes NIC speed, I'm not sure what chipest it actually is. Pretty sure the CPU is equivalent to a P3, think some have even upgraded it along with doubling the RAM. Xboxes and Wiis have been my favorite consoles to mod out of the ones I have done. Also while talking about that remember the ps2 used usb1.1, I also think that is what the Xbox is but a different formed port. Along with the soldering I haven't tried it yet since I can barley see the traces. Wonder if I could just use the pencil trick?
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So can the soft-mod-software use the XBox DVD drive to rip a game directly to the HDD? Or does it have to be done on the PC and then transferred over? Actually I was trying to figure out for PS2 as well. I still have no idea. That feature is quite convenient on my PSP and Wii. I mean the months it would take to rip one PS2 game at time to a hard drive not with standing, seems like it would be convenient.

Also, I'm assuming and/or guessing cones meant gigabytes instead of megabytes. Because I'm not sure I could even find a hard drive less then 1 gig never mind 100 megs...and now I realize he was referring to the NIC speed not the hard drive capacity rolleyes.gif. I'm fairly certain 10/100Mbps was the standard intel (nvidia?) chipset in 2000/2001. Remember that? Remember when you could buy a motherboard with an nvidia chipset for Intel CPUs...?

Awesome soldering excitement, eh? Sign me up. I've got four xbox...boxes...boxen... I'm sure I wouldn't ruin more than 3 of them thumb.gif

Oh jeez, this may take a while to reply to..

Yeah, the softmod for Xbox should have a utility you can use to rip games to the HDD directly from the DVD. I don't know the name of the utility, or if you might be able to do it directly from the dash. I would look into what dashboard you have, mine has UnleashX I believe, I think with some of them if you stick a game in, it should give you an option to rip it.

For PS2, obviously you need a fat PS2 with a hard drive. You would also need either a modchip or a softmod. I think you can do it with HD Loader somehow. I found a really good guide on this stuff on racketboy, it wasn't that hard to find on Google either... it seems pretty in depth so you should be able to figure it out. Personally I have a slim PS2 so no HDD for me, all my PS2 backups are on DVD on a big spindle. It works fine this way for me and it's not often I play PS2 anymore (I must have finished like 30 JRPGs for it and have no intention of playing most of them again.)

The NIC in the Xbox is most probably 10mbps. To copy over a CD iso for Sega CD etc takes around two minutes for me. It's not that bad honestly. If it were 100mbps then I think it would only take a few seconds. Also, the Xbox CPU is a 733mhz Pentium III Coppermine. The GPU is a custom Geforce3 derivative. The RAM is 64MB stock, but you need 128MB for XBMC to be able to play 720P video streams. There's videos on Youtube explaining how to upgrade the RAM- apparently the soldering points/spot is already on the motherboard and ready to go. You just need the chip.

As far as my favorite mod, probably PSP was the most worth it. I am less impressed with PS2 and Wii modding. There's 3 modded, custom PSPs in the house and they are great systems.
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