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Hi! I was in my early twenties when the Xbox launched, and have always been a keen gamer. I always used to watch The Big Breakfast before work and remember 'Ben the Boffin' doing a bit of a special on the new system. A friend picked one up on pre-order, and after a weekend playing Halo I had decided to pick one up too. A great system and the spiritual successor to my beloved Dreamcast. Back then each new console seemed like a huge leap in graphics and they were exciting times in gaming. Fast-forwarding through the GameCube and Xbox 360, I got out of console gaming and veered off into building my PCs and doing my gaming there. Then along came kids, and not so much time for gaming. MAME and quick hits of nostalgia got me through despite my Steam library growing with each sale... Like a lot of people, coronavirus, lockdown and working from home has given me a lot more time holed up in my 'offce'. I reduced my Dreamcast parts hoard building a few more complete systems, and amused myself modding/modernising my GameCube with the GCloader. Always in the back of my mind was the heavy box with my old Xbox lurking inside, and in the last couple of years I'd picked up some spares and new parts with the thought of modding it as I move further towards getting rid of optical media. Thought it was about time to commit fully, so, with many questions that need answering, I decided to sign up here and jump in to it! Coming from the very simple Dreamcast and GameCube modding background, Xbox seems to be way more complex, so I will try my best to 'use the search function' and hope not to wear your collective patience too thin asking the same old questions. I have quite a specific aim for my Xbox so I hope it will not end up being too much of a black hole...
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