Turning a $10 Original Xbox into an awesome Emulation device | MVG

  • Published on Mar 18, 2019
  • Watch how I transform a $10 Original Xbox Thift Store find to an awesome device that in 2019 still provides a compelling emulation and homebrew experience.

    ► Rocky 5 SoftMod Files - github.com/Rocky5/Xbox-Softmodding-Tool
    ► MrMario2011 Softmod Tutorial - tvclip.biz/video/lW6QsGXTrFQ/video.html
    ► XBMC-EmuStation Files - github.com/Rocky5/XBMC-Emustation
    ► Rocky 5's Channel - tvclip.biz/user/JCRocky5

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  • Chronik Spartan Games
    Chronik Spartan Games 8 months ago +636

    Xbox is a true legend of a console!!
    One of my favourite consoles still to game on. Xbox and the Dreamcast are two machines that really feel like arcade quality gaming!

  • Aaron Ganga
    Aaron Ganga Hour ago

    i instlled a chip called smart x chip with xbox media center on my xbox its been runnng in 17 years no problem

  • DavisSimMusic
    DavisSimMusic Hour ago

    What folder would you place game ports in? Like DoomX?

  • Love Bug
    Love Bug 11 hours ago

    How much would a og xbox be worth now day i dont wanna over pay lol

  • Paul DeJoseph
    Paul DeJoseph 2 days ago

    Hi, is it possible to use a standard xbox memory card and the USB to MC dongle to load this software?

  • Zombie 8u2
    Zombie 8u2 2 days ago

    For ten bucks? Lucky. Still mostly 80$ around here

  • Farty Person
    Farty Person 3 days ago

    *Synth starts playing*
    This new system is out so we are taking a look at this old one.
    It's really great all these days later and had tons of new features.
    So lets check it out
    *Synth music stops*
    There are many great titles and exlusives for the system such as game or game
    but there were a few problems with is so there are a few new hardware revisions.
    it gots improve hd grafix an bakwards compatibility with old game
    This old system also makes a great emulation machine.
    but the new hardware revisions maked it hard to modding
    So Ive gone ahead and hacked it and installed custom firmware on it so I can run homebrew.
    Woah such a challenging they get unsigned code to run!
    so lets take a look shall we
    now there are lots of great applications you can get for the system
    *Synth music plays again*
    as whacky emulators like mame or even this crazy whacky port of the original doom running on this system
    bruh you can play dos! bruh you can play retro arch!
    Tou can install THEMES and use FTP!!!1!! Wow!!!!!11!!!!
    Bruh you can play region locked gaems!!!
    Bruh you can rip your own gaemds!!!!!!
    Bruh you can use CHEATS!!1!!!!1!!!! but cheatings for nerds
    Wow! So many new features with this custom firmware!!
    You wont even get banned lol just don't go online!
    *Synth music stops*
    Yo so cool I super reccomend this to mod
    You should pick one up lol! it's so cheap these days!
    Now you have liked the video leave that thumbs up and subscribe!
    I will seen you in my next video so see you around and bye for now.

  • Leon Heil
    Leon Heil 3 days ago

    the program looks one to one like retropy for the raspberry pi

  • chris hammond
    chris hammond 3 days ago

    I have an xbox and I definitely want to do this

  • Adam Snow
    Adam Snow 3 days ago

    Don't forget the butfour

  • Vampyreonline
    Vampyreonline 3 days ago

    OK and now I have to do that.. I am not sure where my OG xbox is, I'll have to look and see if I can find a cheap one! and figure out how to do this!

  • buncha funny videos
    buncha funny videos 3 days ago

    So to SoftMod you need at least one real game in order to load the "fake save file"?

  • Retardoir
    Retardoir 3 days ago

    When i FTP over the XMBC-Emustation to my xbox. It doesn't show the .emustation folder on the XBOX side of WinSCP. What am i doing wrong?
    I can find the folder if i right click and select Go to-> Open Folder and type in the currect path. But when put roms in the folder and try to start up the emustation on my xbox. It says fatal error. Please help this subscriber MVG

  • Age of Reason
    Age of Reason 4 days ago +1

    No, there is no current home brew work being done for Xbox. Also, any home brew games ever made were trash.
    Since the end of forums.xboxscene there has been nothing good for classic Xbox.

    The best you can do is run some of the xport emulators. Maybe coinops if you like that stuff.

    Xbmc is a corpse, there isn't even a working TVclip add-on anymore, let alone anything working for video streaming through xbmc.

    One guy is still working on Xbox. One. He does awesome stuff. He ported Diablo and Half life himself to the Xbox.
    Half-life doesn't have skins for enemies though on a stock 64MB Ram system.

    It's still really fun though. It's awesome.
    Outside of that though, good luck finding anything really cool to do with it anymore.
    The emulation station launcher sucks. It would be better as a skin for XBMC and then load your own emulators on the fly...

    Everyones so afraid to run the SDK options for development, so nothing is being done for it anymore.
    It's obsolete. Use the SDK and closed source code. Noone cares anymore.

  • B T
    B T 5 days ago

    I've got like 5 original Xbox. Didn't know what to do with them. Now I know.

  • Reginald Smith
    Reginald Smith 5 days ago

    How difficult is this to do for a newbie to system modifying?

  • flappy188
    flappy188 5 days ago

    how is an xbox360 as an emulation station?

  • YungInfadent
    YungInfadent 6 days ago

    Whats that music at the end? Sorry that song at the end caught my ears

  • Big Show gamer
    Big Show gamer 6 days ago

    i order a og xbox because i never play og xbox and i been waiting to play. when it launched back in 2001 i was 1 year old back then.

  • Justin Laluga
    Justin Laluga 7 days ago +2

    Damn I remember when a friend and I modded an xbox like 15 years ago, we had to take out hard drive and connect another hard drive and a bunch of crazy shit. But we pretty much have every game ever for every system

    • Regular Guy Fixes
      Regular Guy Fixes 5 days ago

      I modded mine with the USB hack through the controller. Was crazy but worked and could even network to download movies back In day.

    • Natural Creature
      Natural Creature 6 days ago

      Yea i did 100s of these would sell em for quite abit lol made a killing miss them days

  • lkjyuiop
    lkjyuiop 8 days ago

    I got a shit load of copied games had a mod chip How do u fix the dumb door that never opens up for shit.

  • Justin Credible
    Justin Credible 9 days ago

    This is not even in contingency for the King. These were fun back in the day, but now they’re just way too clunky and can’t handle tons of the systems. Better to get one of the smaller, hdmi emulation consoles.

  • TBrizzle01
    TBrizzle01 9 days ago

    Where the hell do you find an Xbox for $10?

  • A Summer Soldier
    A Summer Soldier 10 days ago

    I still have my Xbox version of Halo and still in the original box even if the box isn't in the best shape it has a great sentimental value to me.

    BOODRO WEBB 11 days ago

    I've got one. It just sits. Maybe I'll do this with it.

  • osohellsing del infierno

    Hay fomas mas faciles y rapidas de acer eso y mas

  • Michael Healy
    Michael Healy 11 days ago

    Is it noisy like the 360?

  • suspended Hatch
    suspended Hatch 11 days ago

    The #1 reason is access to the xbox catalog as you covered BUT you missed the #2 reason which is:
    The excellent and durable controller S!!!
    #3 is you can install a 2TB internal SATA HDD (using an adapter)
    The cons are difficult to modchip and requires HDMI adapter which tend to be low quality with loss of picture quality and cause sound issues. 1.4 models have additional problems with these adapters.
    vs a Wii which comes with an awful wiimote (although the "classic" controller can still be found at used retailers)
    Softmodding is incredibly easy.
    Has a decent looking homebrew in WiiFlow Lite
    No internal HDD (expensive (per Gig) SD card or external USB HDD are your alternatives)
    Requires HDMI adapter which tend to be low quality with loss of picture quality and cause sound issues.
    GameCube and Wii games are emulated near perfection by Dolphin and in higher definition so there's no advantage to having the real hardware.
    Wii U same as Wii but CAN PLAY Breath of the Wild!!! A number of other early Switch titles had Wii U releases. Wireless controllers w/out the inelegant WiiMote tether.
    PS2 is dead. Fugly homebrew for it, nothing like Emustation available, no development going on. Difficult to get the homebrew working with an upgraded internal HDD. Controllers are good but the cables and buttons tend to be in disrepair at this late stage. Components adapters hard to find. The best games in the catalog have remastered editions on PS3 and PS4.
    PS3 has decent if fragile wireless controllers (although you can use PS4 controllers, they are expensive), easy to softmod, easy to upgrade internal hdd, excellent PS3 catalog (although most games look better on xbox 360), some PS3's can play PS2 and PSP emulators (had no luck getting this to work on mine). HDMI obviously. Cons are they're loud and prone to overheating. The homebrew design aesthetics leave something to be desired.
    Xbox 360 difficult modchip installation. Loud and prone to overheating and failure. Excellent wireless controller, the best in fact! Robust game modding scene. Can play most original Xbox games. HDMI port on most models with component adapters readily available.
    PS1 emulate with RetroArch and Mednafen.
    GameCube emulate with Dolphin.
    Saturn emulation is near perfect and under constant development (RetroArch via Mednafen)
    Dreamcast? No one's ever heard of that.
    3DO WHY
    SEGA, early Nintendo excluding N64 are emulated perfectly.
    N64 you could make a case for real hardware as emulation is not perfect, and many games play better with the original controller, although the joysticks on these have worn out two decades ago.

  • GergBurns
    GergBurns 12 days ago

    also when i FTP the xbox emustation folder to the xbox i cannot see the .emustation subfolder, is it hidden or something? i cant find it in the ftp program

  • RX K1NG
    RX K1NG 12 days ago

    The only question I have is when trying to install the homebrew games it asks for a directory, I cant find the correct subfolders. Where do I install them?

  • JustIn Time
    JustIn Time 12 days ago

    Is this possible with the 360 to?

    • JustIn Time
      JustIn Time 12 days ago

      @GergBurns looking to buy a 360. But only if there is the Option to mod/crack for Xbox original, ps2 and SNES emulators.

    • GergBurns
      GergBurns 12 days ago +1

      no its a different process w different software but softmodding can be done for 360

  • Digital Virus
    Digital Virus 14 days ago

    2:45 Holy shit I remember playing a demo of that game someone please tell me the name of that game !

  • spoone1of3
    spoone1of3 16 days ago

    now that I almost got amiga emulation set up in retroarch (on firetv) and kodis retroplayer (on my living room pc), I realize I could have just dusted off my old 1.0 xbox that is hardmodded with an xecuter3...
    I really wasn't aware that there is so much going on with original xbox still. that old box is getting a spot in my setup again.

  • evo 1340
    evo 1340 17 days ago +1

    brilliant , if only you could talk a bit faster

  • ronald henson
    ronald henson 17 days ago

    Hell yes the old original Microsoft trill o g Xbox is a beast I own a 1.0 original xbox

  • DeeJay DeEnay
    DeeJay DeEnay 19 days ago

    a modded xbox is awesome, especially if you want the the media functions.. but for gaming, a soft modded wii offers the best options, especially in terms of controllers and ease of use.

  • Tyr Webster
    Tyr Webster 19 days ago

    How is the lag in the emulation on this?

  • Dead Like me
    Dead Like me 19 days ago

    Sell me one, too dumb to figure that out lol 😂

  • Child of God
    Child of God 20 days ago

    it's all clunky crap.

  • stephen schneider
    stephen schneider 21 day ago

    Input lag?

  • Darby
    Darby 22 days ago

    For the downloader go to Updates and update the downloader. This helped me. Sometimes the repository list may be out of date.

  • Tyerek Holman
    Tyerek Holman 22 days ago

    I’m sorry mvg but I only watch your vids because you sound like the pacer test

  • Ed R
    Ed R 22 days ago

    Things are always changing but this guide will deff give you the overall picture. Just a heads up, the username/pass for the xbox when you FTP is : xbox. Wasn't mentioned in the video but it only took a second to google. Additionally, a lot of the steps to build the exploit seem to come pre-packaged now on the github downloads..it saved me some steps.

  • Desmond Brown
    Desmond Brown 24 days ago

    Seeing as you are a modder/coder I'm very surprised that you don't have extensions exposed on filenames. Is that just a preference? Do you just expose them when necessary and hide them when not?

  • DSavage Homie
    DSavage Homie 25 days ago

    You made me actually care about an Xbox...you get a like my G.

  • Zachary Foster
    Zachary Foster 25 days ago

    Never seen an Xbox for $10

  • Jesus Aular
    Jesus Aular 28 days ago

    Game 2:48min?

  • Lord_Kuku
    Lord_Kuku 29 days ago

    I did basically the same thing I pulled out that dang 8 GB hard drive and put in a 2 terabyte hard drive and it has every emulating gaming system on it you can imagine with thousands and thousands of games to go with it I would have to say that has to be one of the best consoles I have ever owned. Plus the great media center it's very easy to transfer digital movies to it and watch it straight from there if need be but I mainly use it for playing older games instead of actually breaking out the actual systems because I have every gaming system ever since the Magnavox Odyssey was released in 1972
    Edit: but after that system everything just went downhill from there for Microsoft Sony step in and just started annihilating them Nintendo as well


    Never seen one for $10, maybe$25 lucky you.

  • Wulphee
    Wulphee Month ago

    I'm picking up an OG Xbox soon, can somebody please tell me what that game is?

  • Wulphee
    Wulphee Month ago

    Jesus people, take care of your consoles.

  • Gin Chan
    Gin Chan Month ago

    "The owner is a gamer" no shit sherlock.

  • wikedawsom
    wikedawsom Month ago

    Love Quantum Redshift, it brings back fond memories of a simpler time.


    That commodore monitor tho🔥🔥🔥

  • Mike Mckay
    Mike Mckay Month ago

    Would they also be able to run windows 7 and office on it with this too? Because a windows emulation was also included when you had these chipped, and if you modded a USB hub into the device you could have the ports for your keyboard, mouse and printer too

  • Omid Navid
    Omid Navid Month ago

    I can have an Original XBOX with $10 ! Really ?

  • 82avidfan
    82avidfan Month ago

    A good modded X-box and a crt, get a madcatz Lightgun and oh man, it worked with almost every emulator I tried. Even in mame when the games were really analog sticks

  • Alex
    Alex Month ago

    Do you have a video where you explain how to upgrade hard drive?

  • Perikles Moulis
    Perikles Moulis Month ago

    I still have the original xBox, like new. Never opened the machine, playing some titles that i have (maybe 1-2 times in the last 3-4 years). I like the emulation and homebrew things that the machine is capable of. I have the Philips CD-i original like new and many other consoles. Great hardware, love those things of the past.

  • Sonic. exe1256
    Sonic. exe1256 Month ago

    7:13 why is the ring red and not green?