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 Gaming
    Chronik Spartan Gaming Month ago +390

    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!

    • Chronik Spartan Gaming
      Chronik Spartan Gaming Day ago +1

      +MattStuttgart Dude nice!!

    • MattStuttgart
      MattStuttgart Day ago +1

      +Chronik Spartan Gaming I got the Steel Battallion controller and a demo unit :-)

    • Chronik Spartan Gaming
      Chronik Spartan Gaming Day ago +1

      +MattStuttgart awesome! Always love coming across fellow collectors!!

    • MattStuttgart
      MattStuttgart Day ago +1

      I also love this system. I'm trying to make my collection of Xbox games bigger and bigger. Greetings from Germany

    • Chronik Spartan Gaming
      Chronik Spartan Gaming 7 days ago +1

      +hacatan24 yes I totally agree and the concept of the memory unit in the controller too!

  • MT T
    MT T Hour ago

    I have mine and it’s almost in mint condition. It’s boxed away in my garage.

  • Michael Herd
    Michael Herd 8 hours ago

    It's such an odd feeling for me to know people are still interested in this topic. I made a tutorial for TVclip on the MechAssault + Action Replay method way back in 2006. It felt amazing having a video get tens of thousands of views back then, particularly on a video mostly made for the few who had specifically requested it.
    Then the channel got hacked by a dude who decided to upload horrible early-days let's play videos for two months before abandoning it.
    Sorry, video sent me down memory lane. Some days I still think about getting another Xbox to do this with.

    OVER KILL 10 hours ago

    Arcade emulators like FBA XXX pro and CoinOps have nasty input lag on the Xbox. Also the resolution of classic 240p games will get doubled to 480p, since the OG Xbox does not output 240p at all. I gave up on Xbox emulation long ago. The input lag makes some of the Neo Geo games unplayable.

  • That wolf guy
    That wolf guy 14 hours ago

    No matter what i do , nothing will show up for ps1 games, i put them in the ps1 rom fold, i tried different formats, what am I doing wrong?

  • Joel Walker
    Joel Walker 14 hours ago

    Still the king? Never was.

  • Jack Burton
    Jack Burton 18 hours ago

    Uh oh. My Xbox is a release day model. I need to remove the clock capacitor. Hopefully it hasnt leaked. My soft mod menu is ugly I need to adjust it. I put a 320 gig hdd about 4 years ago. I had to replace the DVD drive in 2003 because Capcom Vs SNK 2 didnt work with the original Thompson drive.

  • The Homie
    The Homie 19 hours ago

    Thanks but I got a pc for that

  • J.
    J. Day ago

    The WORST controller in gaming history. I'd rather play with 2 N64 controllers blindfolded.

    LOLHICRONO Day ago

    my xbox is barely used (maybe 300 hours max?) and completely stock, maybe i should mod it :)

  • Robert Cowie
    Robert Cowie 2 days ago

    The 1st rule of OG Xbox Emulation is that you do not talk about OG Xbox Emulation.
    The 2nd rule of OG Xbox Emulation is that you do not talk about OG Xbox Emulation.

  • bobby boucher
    bobby boucher 2 days ago

    Waste of space

  • Snizzy Town
    Snizzy Town 2 days ago

    Long live the OG XBOX 💟

  • brutallyhonest123
    brutallyhonest123 2 days ago

    I still have my OG mechassault disc just in case I ever wanna do this again. Spent so much time just scrolling through everything I had. It was a weird feeling not knowing what to play because there were too many options.

  • Alpha_Red_Panda
    Alpha_Red_Panda 3 days ago +1

    I'm between hacking the Xbox or Wii U... I'm closer sided to the Wii U since it's more modern and I can use GameCube controllers

  • Martin Merineau
    Martin Merineau 4 days ago

    What the song at 11 mins ! It tells me something !

  • moctezumaleon
    moctezumaleon 4 days ago

    Goodwill $10 for the Xbox Halo edition im super happy gracias

  • Richard Ndukwe
    Richard Ndukwe 4 days ago

    Can i just send you mine 😂 if that's cool with you

  • Lane Denson
    Lane Denson 4 days ago

    Nice tutorial. Inspired me to mod my last un-modded OG Xbox.

  • SawseMasterA
    SawseMasterA 5 days ago +1

    first time i played an og xbox it was moded.

    • J.
      J. Day ago

      Yeah you fucking Halo 2 hacker... fite me nub!

  • Frankie's super crazy channel

    I have repaired a ton of original xbox's you say tampered although I have repaired them to precision biggest issue is the pcu some wont even start or are plugged full of dust I do a lot of repairs on video game consoles And I always do a excellent job

  • Sticky
    Sticky 5 days ago

    Putting this soft mod on my original Xbox, can I actually play original Xbox ROMs?

  • CyberneticYouth
    CyberneticYouth 5 days ago

    I see no emulators in the menu whatsoever after adding roms to the corresponding folders and auto scan systems. Why do you think is that?

  • guyverjay
    guyverjay 5 days ago

    Wii U is better

  • Mike Fish
    Mike Fish 6 days ago +1

    Thanks for the tip on the clock capacitor, I had no idea, and I have 3 lol

  • WasabiPeas
    WasabiPeas 6 days ago

    Stop the clickbait. There is no way you got that for 10 bucks.

    • Sticky
      Sticky 5 days ago

      It's different is every country, I found a PlayStation 1 with no cables for £1 at a car boot sale

  • Carzy Autumn
    Carzy Autumn 6 days ago

    I still have mine.. I wanna do this but can't😂

  • Real Jhon
    Real Jhon 6 days ago

    The best Xbox one......super caca nowwwww ps4 cuz ps3 it's amazing

  • Shadow X
    Shadow X 7 days ago

    I paid 14$ for my ps3

  • Jake Brown
    Jake Brown 7 days ago

    Can it emulate ps2

  • djb1ge
    djb1ge 7 days ago

    lol I’m sorry, but NO. This is FAR from the best emulation machine, IMO. I don’t care if if plays original XBox games. Having to hunt down an older USB flash drive that’s compatible with the system, having to get/buy one of the games to use the save file exploits, HAVING TO TAKE IT APART AND DE-SOLDER CAPACITORS?! Nah...
    If you’re gonna jump through so many hurdles, just get yourself a PSP, a Raspberry Pi, a Wii or better yet, a PC for emulation.

  • Wii U
    Wii U 7 days ago +1

    Why does the ring turn orange?

    • Wii U
      Wii U 5 days ago

      +Radu Cărăbuş So it's built into the system?

    • Radu Cărăbuş
      Radu Cărăbuş 6 days ago

      it's a softmod feature, you can make it any color you like and even blink in different colors (green, yellow and red)

  • Walter das Trevas
    Walter das Trevas 7 days ago

    Great review and tutorial!

  • the gamer
    the gamer 7 days ago

    My xbox is modded with over 35,000 games...unfortunately it dont run all n64 games good

  • La Croix
    La Croix 7 days ago

    You legit hacked an Xbox/played roms on video....have fun getting sued, just a matter of time now

    • La Croix
      La Croix 3 days ago

      +DG Music do you really believe he has all those games on that list? Stop taking his side you know I'm right

    • DG Music
      DG Music 3 days ago

      La Croix it’s possible to rip from cartridges anyway, as long as he has it somewhere no one can say anything

    • La Croix
      La Croix 7 days ago

      +DG Music I know about that stuff, ur telling me he owns snes Roms on physical discs? I think not

    • DG Music
      DG Music 7 days ago

      La Croix custom firmware is not illegal & “roms” are fine if they are backups from a disc you own physically.

  • Constantine Soteriou

    0:53 need this game asap. Anyone the name please?

  • Dallas Dal
    Dallas Dal 7 days ago

    What is the 32X emulation like,does it run smoothly with no glitches or game compatibility problems? Does it have a Saturn emulator and is it a good emulator? It seems lile it's impossible to make a good Saturn emulator.

  • Chris
    Chris 8 days ago

    at 12:45 you were playing avp which emulator was this ? My all time fav game :)

    • Anthony Dark
      Anthony Dark 5 days ago +1

      I believe it was a homebrew port of the PC game.

  • ar7hur
    ar7hur 8 days ago

    what about retroarch?? www.retroarch.com/?page=platforms

  • Jakub Tallee
    Jakub Tallee 8 days ago

    Iv had this Xbox Modd for the last 10 years with all the goodys

    • Jakub Tallee
      Jakub Tallee 8 days ago

      I need some more controllers tho. Anyone in particular to buy them from

  • Just google it
    Just google it 8 days ago

    I would love to play super mario with my old Xbox.
    After seeing the video: nevermind maybe not.

    • Just google it
      Just google it 7 days ago

      +Bryan Stradley
      Ty for the info.

    • Bryan Stradley
      Bryan Stradley 7 days ago +1

      Just google it Sorry about that! I forgot to add the magic word: “Dreamcast”! And “MAMED” is the MAME emulator but programmed to a Dreamcast. The emulation is beautiful, very few tiny glitches, if any on all arcade games, consoles 16-bit and under, plus is very friendly to backup discs! Look for .cdi files or magical .iso’s that are 1:1 backups and have already been tweaked perfectly and are *self-booting* “plunk & play”. do not need a boot-disc (if you ever do, Utopia works for most).
      Happy Gaming!

    • Just google it
      Just google it 7 days ago

      +Bryan Stradley
      I seriously have no idea what you said.

    • Bryan Stradley
      Bryan Stradley 8 days ago

      That bad? Zoiks! I’m biased as a SEGA fan from the Master System on up, but for emulation (if you’re willing to occasionally change a disc), Dreamcast is rock-solid with MAMED, SNES, Genesis, Master System and NES! It tops out (thus far) with all 90’s Capcom, Street Fighter 2 (all 143 versions), X-Men, X-Men Vs SF, Marvel Vs Capcom 1 & 2.

  • Joel McCunty
    Joel McCunty 8 days ago

    Got go get me one of those badboys. Although just saying that the WiiU was easy to turn into an emulation system too...just nowhere near as cheap or vintage as an OG Xbox.

  • Steve Holvoet
    Steve Holvoet 8 days ago +3

    This was the console that made me quit pc gaming. Endless possibilities, mods, homebrew, xbmc... just loved it. As an electronics enthausiast, I still get ram upgrade requests to date. I (still) just love to mod these.

  • Music Power
    Music Power 8 days ago

    I've got one gathering dust in my closet and I love emulation so this vid came at the right time.

  • Ty Talent
    Ty Talent 8 days ago

    Can those games play 4 player split screen?

  • Syncnice
    Syncnice 8 days ago

    Hey I got one of these original xboxes but mine isnt activated... How can I unlock it?

  • Nerdsachen
    Nerdsachen 8 days ago

    For me still the best console for modding ever came out.

  • phizzler5051
    phizzler5051 8 days ago

    Maybe i missed it in your video but did you upgrade the harddrive or leave that shitty little 8gb in there?

  • Jason Griffith
    Jason Griffith 9 days ago +1

    I suggest not using rocky5 emustation as it is very buggy, should use xbmc4gamers much better front end and less buggy.

  • Jason Griffith
    Jason Griffith 9 days ago

    Lol $10 I wish more like $40-60 even at goodwill.com they fetching $35-60 before shipping.

  • Ed Beasant
    Ed Beasant 9 days ago

    A good front end is also coin ops. I've got the 85gb coin ops installed on my xbox its awesome especially if you love arcade games. Runs most 100% speed even manages cps3 roms.

  • Daniel Reyna
    Daniel Reyna 10 days ago

    Would you charge to mod an original Xbox ?

  • Nick McWilliams
    Nick McWilliams 10 days ago +2

    The hardest part of all of this was finding a USB thumb drive that would work.

  • michael wayne
    michael wayne 10 days ago

    going to get mine out of the loft been there for years....all the best from uk

  • armenvegas
    armenvegas 10 days ago

    Sweet shirt.
    I copied so much code from some magazines as a kid on a commodore 128 and after 10 failed programs... I learned about go64. Then they all worked. Ugh

  • Marco Vaxquez
    Marco Vaxquez 10 days ago

    I have 3 og xboxes thank you for this lol

  • Corey Baker
    Corey Baker 11 days ago

    I had one a few years ago. Had every SNES and Sega game, plus about 40 Nintendo 64 games

    • Marcus Redwine
      Marcus Redwine 9 days ago

      Message me sometime, I have some questions to ask you.

  • zeroa69
    zeroa69 11 days ago

    og xbox and first gen wii are hands down the best dirt cheap emulation stations around. best part about the wii though is you can play all them old school light gun games on a flatscreen if you dont have a crt for retro

  • zeroa69
    zeroa69 11 days ago

    wow flashbacks to them action replay mod glory days... lone wolf was such a good game need a sequel

  • elterrible00esb
    elterrible00esb 11 days ago

    I should have never gotten rid of my xbox1. It had "coinOps" an arcade/mame emulator with hundreds of games and everything just worked. I have spent the last ten years trying to get something that is as trouble free and just works and every time ive tried various raspberry pi images, xbox360 modded, psp pmoded, or pc mame, or other stuff, all of it has key mapping problems or games dont work or other problems and nothing matches the simplicity of everything just working that I had with that CoinOps install on xbox 1.

  • TheZelda360
    TheZelda360 11 days ago

    I got an original Xbox I bought mine last October at a yard sale and a handful of games it works perfectly fine

  • HCIbn
    HCIbn 11 days ago

    Black bars on the sides.
    No thanks!
    I want emulators done right like upscale the screen size to my 47inch Sony X900 4K tv.

    • TheMightyN43
      TheMightyN43 8 days ago

      How? By stretching from 4:3 to 16:9? O_O
      Ich think it depends on the original output of systems.
      Buuuut some frames around would be nice :)

  • Fork Monster
    Fork Monster 11 days ago +1

    Dreamcast was the original homebrew system.

    • Bryan Stradley
      Bryan Stradley 9 days ago

      Fork Monster Heck Yes! Especially when .CDI /Burn /play releases were out there. I’ve trouble finding them now).
      Dreamcast is amazing! (Sadly, US didn’t see all features In the US) But has Optical drive, VGA box for true 480p, built-in modem (swappable to broadband), keyboard, mouse support, full web-browser, with 2 open controller slots), a webcam, mini-thermal printer, microphone, *Free VOIP*, free Video chat, upgradeable (if small) Storage - (the one weakness is no internal storage and VMU’s hold little)- nearly every function of a PC. I want to check (if anyone knows, please help me! I’ll owe you a solid) if anyone has made a word-processor for DC.
      Thanks everybody! Dreamcaster till I die! 👍

    • Bryan Stradley
      Bryan Stradley 9 days ago

      Fork Monster yes it sure was! It’s still my favorite machine by miles!

  • kiyonexus
    kiyonexus 11 days ago

    Ohhhh this guy is pirating emulator games!!

  • PeterPhoneCam
    PeterPhoneCam 12 days ago

    Four Christmases reference?

  • Mike Mercer
    Mike Mercer 12 days ago

    If you try this method and it doesn't work, you just get a black screen try this. Look at your video settings on the xbox dash, change the screen to normal and turn all the HD settings off. I kept getting a black screen and once I changed the video settings, BINGO! It worked!

  • John Smith
    John Smith 12 days ago

    Xbox is not good for emulation because the d-pad sucks for retro gaming.

  • Samy
    Samy 12 days ago

    I never liked XBOX nor 360 OR ONE or what will come later - my 2 cents feedback !

  • Temporary Account
    Temporary Account 13 days ago +1

    Let’s assume I can score a very cheap Xbox, what would be a better for performance and experience. The xbox or some kind of raspberry pi build?

  • Philip Randolph
    Philip Randolph 13 days ago

    Is it possible to have an emulator on the Xbox one?

  • Stuart Dee
    Stuart Dee 13 days ago

    Great video!

  • Radditz Matt
    Radditz Matt 14 days ago

    Hi ! Thanks for the tutorial ! Unfortunately, I have an issue : the .emustation folder disappears when I FTP it... Any idea of what to do ?

  • HUYI1
    HUYI1 15 days ago

    i still have my original soft mod xbox but i don't use it much these days, shield tv takes care of most stuff, not sure if it's still working but i've stored it away, it was a brilliant emu system back in the day but i'm surprised that the homebrew scene is still about.
    never heard of the clock issue and not sure what version my xbox is i haven't had any problems with the console though.
    i could never get a hold of the usb drive wire (i used the alternative method) but the last time i looked they were £10-£15, not that cheap for a usb cable, i've also noticed there is xbox hdmi cables for £40! which isn't cheap either, is it really viable to go back and soft mod a xbox when their are other alternatives that would be cheaper in the long run? this is good if you have all this stuff laying about i guess.

  • Foxontherun2
    Foxontherun2 17 days ago

    this bricked my xbox
    i selected the option to reboot inside of that emustation program and it bricked the console. the console worked fine and had tons of xbox games on it that i already played and this was the only time I've ever soft rebooted outside of unleash dashboard and the program bricked the motherboards firmware somehow.
    the console now just flashes red/green with no video output at all. no error code , nothing....its bricked , thx

  • floyd lynch
    floyd lynch 17 days ago +1

    Soft mod is cool but having a hard mod Xbox is by far the best especially when it comes to adding a new hard drive doesn’t even have to be locked

  • Dakhanavar99
    Dakhanavar99 18 days ago +1

    Does this works on european version?

    • Wilfredy Nunez
      Wilfredy Nunez 15 days ago

      All xboxs can do this all you need is the appropriate game and a way to get the saves onto the system. Even though he used Mech assault, I recommend using the game Splinter cell (the original not any of the sequels) because It always works.

  • Daniel Fusella
    Daniel Fusella 18 days ago

    I've been pretty excited to give this a go on my original xbox considering how much you talked up XBMC-emustation. Ive watched this video several times but unfortunately none of my PSX roms are loading, i keep getting script errors trying to update the n64 roms and games for the NES and master system are running 10x faster than they should be. 2/10

  • Leon Lyon
    Leon Lyon 19 days ago

    How long does it take in real time?

  • Саня Вен
    Саня Вен 19 days ago

    Never heard about emustation. Nice, i will try it

  • KING
    KING 20 days ago

    You are not the KIKG. Already did that shit on the XBox, wii, ps2, ps3, ps4, mini snes.......should I go on!

  • TheDarkSide69
    TheDarkSide69 21 day ago

    only 15yrs to late haha

  • Adam Botello
    Adam Botello 21 day ago

    Very informative. sub bro, good stuff now I need a Xbox

  • forti tude
    forti tude 21 day ago +1

    Dreamcast and xbox the real og kings!

  • forti tude
    forti tude 21 day ago

    What is video output of ogxbox s video or rgb component?

  • forti tude
    forti tude 21 day ago +2

    Can I install kega fusion?

  • forti tude
    forti tude 21 day ago +6

    No! Dreamcast started the emulation and homebrew process. Massive fail for that. But xbox one of...

  • forti tude
    forti tude 21 day ago +1

    Great video

  • Dmitrij Godzjura
    Dmitrij Godzjura 22 days ago

    Awesome video. Would be cool to see the emulators available for ps3 now, especially since you can downgrade one with recent exploits available.

  • keithc728
    keithc728 22 days ago

    This Rocks!!!

  • sabbathtribute
    sabbathtribute 23 days ago +1

    No lie. I've had one of these for at least the last decade. Tons of stuff on the hard drive and discs too. Pretty much every old school arcade game and console game that ever existed. Still works great!

  • Jose Parcenary
    Jose Parcenary 23 days ago +1

    1:45 "Started the Emulation revolution"? LOL

    People were doing emulators of old 8 bit computers on PC before the Xbox even existed.

  • iTechUOutGuy
    iTechUOutGuy 23 days ago

    What about the Nintendo Wii?

  • Louis and cristal Cervantez

    I still think its stupid that your even running old games on xbox video games dont hold no value so when we upgrade our systems it's for better you just downgraded and act like it's better then ps4 or something have fun with the welfare system retro lames

  • N3uroManc3r2600 O'Cornáin

    First game I played after getting the OG Xbox was Morrowind.

  • Axal475
    Axal475 24 days ago

    Does XbMC already come preloaded with a selection of games or do I have to install them myself?

  • StuFighter
    StuFighter 24 days ago

    I think it's time to dig out my Crystal Xbox and Pimp it out :)

  • DirtyBird_1978
    DirtyBird_1978 24 days ago

    All xboxs are hot garbage. ;)

  • Iamdr3wski3
    Iamdr3wski3 24 days ago

    Guy sounds like a retarded text to talk robot

  • Hugh Jhass
    Hugh Jhass 25 days ago

    Way too much work

  • Death Scythe
    Death Scythe 25 days ago

    damm nigga those eyebrows jave ro be done a.s.a.p