Originally Posted by beaver2low
i jsut bought an x box for 40 buck and i was wanderin if there any software mods out that i dont need mech assult or any other game to put on my x box. every one i have found u need mech assult or 007 for it.
There is a method of modding the xbox without requiring the use of a saved game. It's referred to as Hotswapping. What you do is open up your xbox and turn it on, you wait until the Xbox unlocks the hard drive. At this point, you pull the IDE cable from the hard drive while leaving the xbox on and plug an IDE cable from a computer in so that it now can access the unlocked drive without you needing to know the unlock code. You can find a more comprehensive guide than what I described here
Take note, however, that this method poses a greater risk to harming your hardware than the softmod method. You do stand a chance of frying your xbox, the hard drive, and/or the computer mainboard.