Since I had taken these pics to show N64Freak to troubleshoot my DIY install of his internal HDMI mod, I figured I could also post them here.
This is my 1.6 XBOX motherboard. Since it runs my arcade pedestal, I only needed the board itself. It is on wood and plastic spacers off the wooden base I created.
Standard AladdinXT modchip.
For a much quieter, and at least as cool if not cooler, machine I replaced the heatsinks with these GPU coolers. Works after a few hours of play and no temperature issues.
Here is the Toslink optical port mounted (still having some issues getting sound out of it for some reason)
And here is another view of the HDMI install.
My advice for anyone else doing this install is to use good solder, good flux, and a HOT iron. And double check every connection with a multimeter, as from some of the install steps, there is no turning back to fix.
Okay, I don't have a ton of time but I just found a way to play games such as JSRF, Fable, and the others on a 1.6 console without disc swapping, requiring the original dash, anything.
This, however requires a softmodded console with UnleashX (May work on other dashboards, I have not tested)
The steps are as follows:
Turn on your console and allow it to get to the dashboard.
Select system, then settings.
Go all the way to the bottom where Video Display is and select it.
Turn off 480p and if not turned on, turn on 720p, and 1080i.
Then, have fun and launch your game, I believe this actually forces it into 480i which is not accessible from unleashx.
I found this out by playing with the settings, you sadly can't play in 480p, but hey, that's the price to pay, I'm just trying to give an option to you folks with UnleashX.
Hi - I have a 250GB IDE hard drive with Coin Ops 8 Massive on it along with a few of my games backed up to the hard drive using dvd2xbox. I also have a few other emulators - NES, SNES and Sega Megadrive. This is the perfect setup for me and I don't really need to add anything else to it. Is it possible to add the xbox origins dashboard to my current setup and if so does anyone have a link or details on how to do it? Any help greatly appreciated.