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About MrMario2011

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  1. True MsDash 2 Green looks awesome, thanks for the share!
  2. ImgBurn for burning, slowest speed possible. Normally that's anywhere from 2x-4x depending on the disc and burner. I've generally noticed that ironically enough, Sony discs work the best across my Xbox consoles! True Sony discs, not the rebranded CMC Magnetics discs which are labelled as Sony. The issue with that is you really can't walk into a store any buy them anymore. DVD-R selection in stores is limited enough as is due to optical burning media not selling nearly as much as it used to, and most branded media is just low quality rebranded stuff. I've personally lucked out occasionally finding spindles of deadstock, or barely used stock, of DVD-R discs at thrift shops.
  3. Awesome idea. I know many of these discs also had custom saves and such on them, so it would be cool to get a hold of those.
  4. I use it, it works well enough. I have noticed that it's a bit darker than what is intended, but you can bump up brightness. I've only had compatibility issues on my 128 MB RAM modded 1.4, and that's been known from the designers that 1.4 consoles could be hit or miss.
  5. Since your consoles are chipped you should be able to use standard desktop drive cloning software which will do a full bit by bit image of the drive, since the file format can't be natively recognized. In theory, using something such as HDD Raw Copy or using a cloning station should be no issue between drives of the same size. I've been able to fully set up and build out a drive to my liking on one hardmodded console, then take that drive out and drop it into another hardmodded console with no additional setup. Nothing console specific needs to be tied to the drives, so they should work as long as they're unlocked. If you choose to lock the drive you'll have to lock it onto the individual Xbox the drive will be plopped into.
  6. I appreciate the promo, but that tutorial won't answer OP's question OP - what you're looking for will be something like this. I believe I used this guide years ago, it is terribly outdated, requires a hard drive hotswap, and an old IDE PC.... But it will let you softmod without a game. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE/
  7. Definitely overpriced. It seems that this is a TSOP flashed console, so it is a complete setup and not only the XTENDER, but still overpriced.
  8. I'd really suggest talking if you're doing a video tutorial. An uneducated user will look at this and essentially get out of it "Alright, here's a Xbox booting up, and here's a dashboard, now here's this weird program on a PC. What?"
  9. A decent amount of research, recording, money, and fun went into making this video! Haven't done one in this style before, but it seems to be getting an overwhelmingly positive reception. It might not be perfect, but I figured it would be fitting to post here. Enjoy~
  10. I have this exact same problem on a 1.4 using the Pound cable. I've chalked it up to that as I know Pound had trouble with 1.4 consoles, but it's interesting OP has this happening with all cables.
  11. Not a PDF, but I could not find the Xapt3r install document until I nabbed it from the original TX site using the Wayback Machine. Photo is attached to this post. The doc for the Xapt3r 1.6 can be found on this site, in this thread:
  12. I believe in one of the videos I saw from Rocky that he mentioned his build of Chimp has a few minor tweaks to it in regards to option selection and controls. I have not done a MD5 as I'm not in front of the consoles right now, but it wouldn't surprise me if Rocky's build has anything additional which helps with display settings. For what it's worth, I ran the Extras disc version on a 1.6 softmodded console, and ran the HeXEn 2018 version on a 1.1 hardmodded console.
  13. For sure! If you look around town you can easily find a Xbox with hookups and even a few controllers or games for around the same price as a Raspberry Pi 3 board by itself. Despite it being so old, the homebrew and emulation on it is awesome and in some aspects can be just as good or better than modern single board computer setups. The appealing part to me is build quality, oddly enough. With other emulation setups you need to mess around a bit with different controllers, dongles, peripherals, mappings, setups, etc. and can be annoying to get it just right. The Xbox has had so much R&D behind it and the hardware is from Microsoft of all places, so no doubt the console itself is sturdy and the controllers hold up well. Setup for controllers is simply plugging them in, since it's a Xbox controller being used on a Xbox console.

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