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 4 months ago +497

    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!

    • Jason Hull
      Jason Hull 2 days ago

      Chronik don't forget the Saturn for fighters.

    • ThunderHorsePyro
      ThunderHorsePyro 16 days ago

      TG16 games are not recognized.

    • hacatan24
      hacatan24 25 days ago

      @Walter Sobchak it's all good no problems... I just barely knew about this couple months ago lol....

    • Walter Sobchak
      Walter Sobchak 25 days ago +1

      @hacatan24 first of all let me apologize for asking a question like a jackass I was half-asleep evidently. Thank you very much for answering the question. I am not a complete and total imbecile like the way the question was asked, would leave you to believe. Just a little bit overwhelmed, confused and frustrated made evident by my half intelligible question and poor choice of grammar. .
      I'm just learning all this stuff and there is so much to everything I'm like 20 years behind on everything. I didn't even know there was such a thing as an emulator existed, until 6 months ago. The last console I owned was a 2600 Atari. It was purchase shortly after they premiered/debut , so that it should give you an idea.
      The reason I was so curious is I because I had seen that name multiple times in multiple threads. Also finding a reply to my questions has been scarce to say the least. I want to thank you even though it may not seem like a big deal, but any light being shed on the subject is greatly appreciated.

    • hacatan24
      hacatan24 26 days ago

      @Walter Sobchak nvidia shield is a small device like the size of a Nintendo mini and it's pretty much a Android device with the 4k resolution and comes with controller or if not you can use a Bluetooth controller

  • Julian Delgadillo
    Julian Delgadillo 15 hours ago

    If I softmodded my system with the old method can I still install emustation?

  • Malcolm Martin
    Malcolm Martin Day ago +1

    This is my favorite system too im about to follow your guide i hope it works thanks for the info💯

  • Jason Hull
    Jason Hull 2 days ago

    Awesome ty.

  • Joseph Gonzalez
    Joseph Gonzalez 2 days ago

    wow xbox 2001

  • swthero
    swthero 4 days ago

    I recently was given a free working Xbox and was thinking ok emulation mod then I saw this video and just gave up So much work.

  • Beres Andrei
    Beres Andrei 4 days ago

    Where can ii find the iso games to download and upload on the console? Ii use filezila to upload with my router and my Xbox Dashbord is EvoX. Can anyone help me please? Thank you

  • Chris Crossan
    Chris Crossan 4 days ago

    That Speedball 2 music brought back memories! One of the few games I could consistently beat my mates at.

  • Zach Ronspees
    Zach Ronspees 4 days ago

    MVG; Of all the consoles you have modded which one is your favorite/go to (ie one for mobile/portable gaming and the other for being more stationary).

  • Steve Tsokev
    Steve Tsokev 5 days ago

    Great find! Can someone refresh my memory - what was the game at 12:28 called?

    • Bradbury Robinson
      Bradbury Robinson 4 days ago +1

      Looks like some variant of Megaman to me and a quick Google indicates that he does indeed look like that. I don't know where that came from as I haven't played a console for about twenty years now, but it must be lodged in my brain somewhere!

  • K-MTB
    K-MTB 6 days ago

    only problem......Xbox is TOO BIG

    PACK CHASE 6 days ago

    I dont like arcade gaming. Now what?

  • jarred webster
    jarred webster 6 days ago

    So when I run it on my xbox, it goes to a screen that says
    "XBMC Fatal Error:"
    lists my IP
    "Starting FTP Server..."
    "FTP Server running on port 21, login: xbox/xbox"
    "Press any button to reboot"

    when I reboot, it freezes at the MS logo, then will only boot when I manually restart it..not sure what to do at this point...

  • honeytos28
    honeytos28 6 days ago


  • TheMrSleeps
    TheMrSleeps 6 days ago +1

    Wii u is a better emulation imo.

  • Paulie
    Paulie 6 days ago

    There's only one downside and it's a major one. Most emulators on Xbox don't provide proper scanlines. Wich is a must when you're watching a HDTV

  • Anthony Hollywood
    Anthony Hollywood 6 days ago

    Or just stop being a little bitch and download an emulator on your phone

  • Zeegoner
    Zeegoner 7 days ago

    Does anyone know what the game at 13:13 is?

  • Technosphile
    Technosphile 8 days ago

    It is not this simple, and the Downloader script within Emustation which would not work for Dundee here is the only way I could get any emulator to actually appear in the main menu of XBMC Emustation.

  • J J99
    J J99 8 days ago

    Lol as big and bulky as that thing is, it's not worth it lol. Get a pi.

  • PorkBellyFutures
    PorkBellyFutures 9 days ago +1

    You repeatedly said "Mech Warrior" when meaning Mech Assault.

    • N M
      N M 9 days ago

      Im glad I wasn't the only person that noticed. Mech Assault is the spin off from Mech Warrior, and Mech Warrior is more sim focused

  • Brydon Walker
    Brydon Walker 10 days ago +2

    I expected you to mention the PSP as a file transfer key. It saved my ass when I only had current usb drives on hand.

  • Red9282
    Red9282 11 days ago

    Every time I run Pokemon Ruby/Emerald, it boots up to a white screen. Could someone help?

    • Red9282
      Red9282 11 days ago

      Ok. I will try this!

    • Olimar Jones
      Olimar Jones 11 days ago

      Try testing Pokemon Sapphire. If that doesn't work either, it probably means the emulator can't handle RTC (real-time clock).

  • Erik Karlsson
    Erik Karlsson 13 days ago

    Emulating playstation on a xbox lol

  • Braappy McBraapface
    Braappy McBraapface 13 days ago

    Years ago when I made my first Xbox emulator there was little to any good tuts online and I bought a book called "Black Magic" or something like that which taught me how. It was a bit complicated back then compared to now as when I did it the first time a chip was required.

  • jeat
    jeat 14 days ago

    Where do you get an og xbox for $10? That’s cheap asf

  • ThunderHorsePyro
    ThunderHorsePyro 16 days ago

    This worked great, however, why won't it recognize any TurboGrafx 16 games?

    • ThunderHorsePyro
      ThunderHorsePyro 16 days ago

      @DukeBiggsley I have to go around another way to play TG16 roms. I am not aware of what a resurrection set is. I just got another TG16 emulator and it works fine.

    • DukeBiggsley
      DukeBiggsley 16 days ago

      ThunderHorsePyro no problems here. Did you use the resurrection rom sets?

  • Juaquin De Anda
    Juaquin De Anda 17 days ago

    Yeah no, way too much work... I'll stick to my jailbroken ps3 slim which literally took me 5 min to mod. It features ps1, ps2, ps3, nintendo nes/snes/gba, sega, atari and tons more...

  • ZonStrike 32
    ZonStrike 32 17 days ago

    Microsoft logic
    Makes a console for 10$
    And the games are more expensive than the console

  • Pudding
    Pudding 17 days ago

    Gba games and n64 too?

  • rassem trabelsi
    rassem trabelsi 19 days ago

    the only thing thats keeping me from buying it is the lack of hdmi ..... it's not the console fault ..... it's just that idont have a crt

  • Roland Smith
    Roland Smith 19 days ago

    Help! I have a 1.4v Xbox and have followed your tutorial step by step up to the game. I am using an original copy of Splinter Cell: stealth action redefined. When I go to run the Linux save file and hit checkpoints it’s freezes, but then dose nothing no matter how long I wait. Any idea about what’s causing my problem?

  • Shadow Rain
    Shadow Rain 20 days ago +1

    I got a brand new sealed xbox for 50 bucks

  • Kirkendall Greene
    Kirkendall Greene 21 day ago

    "The previous owner was a gamer." I mean... Yeah.

  • Lexicon Devil
    Lexicon Devil 22 days ago

    🤔 can do this with a 360?

  • Retro Gamer and Backups

    I cannot get the carousel to show any emulators. I check the patch and the emulators are there. I can even download them from the downloader and still will not show up. I can start the emulator from the file manager tho. I did upgrade my system to a 1 tb. Not sure what I missed but it was something.

    • Retro Gamer and Backups
      Retro Gamer and Backups 22 days ago

      Ok here is what I found. I had to load roms to the file path before it would notice them. It would not update the emulators with no roms. Not sure why, I am sure I did something lol.

  • wrathchicken
    wrathchicken 22 days ago

    10 dollars + insane an amount of money for one of the exploit game discs (at least the last time I looked) + dongle for USB.

    JUST CALL ME WEBB 24 days ago

    I've got an original Xbox and no idea what to do with it. I don't want to throw it away, but it's taking up space...I'll never use it.

      JUST CALL ME WEBB 23 days ago +1

      @Xhane Mullings I don't mind, dude. Just pay shipping somehow. It's not the original power cord but all works. Has like 2 games. I can send ya pictures

    • Xhane Mullings
      Xhane Mullings 23 days ago +1

      Hey man. If you don't want it I'll take it. A family member of mine stole and sold my old one. Just message me back if ya feel like it. Thanks.

  • FrankieseshyFilms
    FrankieseshyFilms 24 days ago

    I owe you a lot. Thank you so much.

  • Manuel Banyuelos
    Manuel Banyuelos 24 days ago

    Hi! First I would like to thank you. I just get my Xbox classic crystal console, (because this video) a cousing give it to me, since he just use it 4 times (literaly) the fact is I think the disc reader does not work, if I play just music CDs start skiping from one song to another, if i put games crash often and said the disc is wrong. I just need your adivice, I just call Xbox in order to see if they can repair it to me but they no longer reapir this console. so i dont know what to do since my skills in repairing in near zero. I prefer to reapir this one than buy another, even if its more expensive. Can you do a tutorial on how to open the xbox and see evident problems... Thank you so much in advance, I realy like your videos

  • Adam MacGregor
    Adam MacGregor 25 days ago

    I have 2 modded.....its Awesome.

  • EvilTurkeySlices
    EvilTurkeySlices 25 days ago

    I wouldn’t softmod my Xbox, but I may buy another one for soft modding.

    • Grunchy
      Grunchy 23 days ago

      But you gotta scare up $10 first.

  • uzi 589
    uzi 589 26 days ago

    0:50 the jumbotron is missing

  • Glen Galloway
    Glen Galloway 27 days ago

    I still have a modded Xbox brilliant console for emulators. Still play mame arcade games on mine. Retro powerhouse of a console

  • Da40kOrks
    Da40kOrks 27 days ago

    If you buy a used xbox you want to find one with a Samsung drive. The other drives it came with will probably be dead. You can tell the Samsung because it has 2 round holes to either side of the central slot.

  • Da40kOrks
    Da40kOrks 27 days ago

    I still have my chipped xbox with a bunch of emulators and roms on the 80gb hard drive. Don't get it out too often though.

  • Arch Dawg
    Arch Dawg 28 days ago

    Dude this is way to much for the average Joe like me... Makes me sad too...

    • Walter Sobchak
      Walter Sobchak 28 days ago

      No shit I don't even know how to hook a fucking PS2 controller up to a damn Android tablet I'm lost but I got a Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS2 . I'm want to put some emulators on them bitches but I'm completely idiotic when it comes to anything Tech. On one tablet I have a Gameboy Advanced emulator a Super Nintendo emulator is Sega Master and a Sega Genesis emulator Nintendo DS emulator for PSP emulator and a PS1. The Playstation 2 emulator don't work worth a shit. It would be great to be able to play it with a freaking controller it'd be even better to be able to play on the TV screen. And if you ask people on here they get scary as fuk they act like you're trying to ask them how to make a LSD. I guess I understand their standoffishness. when I say here I don't mean this video I mean in the internet in general

  • Kid Blaze
    Kid Blaze 29 days ago +11

    The dreamcast started the homebrew revolution***

  • Chris Visci
    Chris Visci 29 days ago

    Do you have a list of the most compatible emulators for each console? Or do you know if one exists? Trying to get the best build going.

  • CJ Calhoun
    CJ Calhoun 29 days ago

    Great video. I just wish Microsoft's hardware lasted as long as Nintendo's. I bought a N64, GameCube, and Wii, when they were released, and they still work. I've gone through 2 Xboxes and 3 360s in less time. A working Xbox is rare.

  • Cheeky bastard !
    Cheeky bastard ! Month ago

    Xbox is dead! Everything Xbox new and old is dead.

  • Hayden yeet
    Hayden yeet Month ago

    Die you stole my channel

  • Mercury the Folf
    Mercury the Folf Month ago

    Does it have to be mechassult or can I use other games?

  • Lemar SkyDance
    Lemar SkyDance Month ago

    That Beautiful UI !

  • matt fahringer
    matt fahringer Month ago

    why does the skin matter?

  • George Gallegos
    George Gallegos Month ago


    • harry potta
      harry potta Month ago

      Looks like some sort of ghosts and goblins game

  • D canel
    D canel Month ago

    Haven't watched the video yet.. But I am happy to know that the Xbox I decided to keep may just be able to bring me some joy.. That is if I'm able to do any of the stuff being shown here

  • Average Joe
    Average Joe Month ago

    Can you get this emulator for PC too?

  • Average Joe
    Average Joe Month ago

    How would I know if it's 1.6?

  • Richard R
    Richard R Month ago

    Is Killer Instinct the arcade port? Do both work good on a modded Xbox? Never owned Xbox and interested now

  • Hans Arica
    Hans Arica Month ago +1

    I just bought another console just to not unlock mine, I hope some day to have the balls to do it bro, thanks for the video!

  • Michael18751
    Michael18751 Month ago +1

    0:48 As he says that the jumbo tron is not working XD

  • Doug Lydiate
    Doug Lydiate Month ago

    Still have mine from years ago with Xecutor modchip and wireless logitech controllers. I will never get rid of it. I preferred hard modding the older versions with TSOP flashing.

  • Malcolm Alvarez
    Malcolm Alvarez Month ago

    2 much work.. Just get a ps vita..

  • Juan Negrette
    Juan Negrette Month ago

    Can you pay someone to do all this and mod the hell out of it so it does everything and if this is who does all this amd how much just trying to to see timeing and how many hours and max this out with everthing so please let me know thanks o one more question can you do this on xbox 360

  • Robert Montoya
    Robert Montoya Month ago

    Dreamcast can do this too

  • Burnt Corn
    Burnt Corn Month ago

    How can I install the emustation on an old modded Xbox that already has XBMC on it?

  • Uciha Itachi
    Uciha Itachi Month ago

    Lol king of what ??

  • Filippo Adamo
    Filippo Adamo Month ago

    How can i buy one from you?

  • bboymassUK
    bboymassUK Month ago +1

    Xbox had the best interface.
    Oh the memories.
    Project cars
    House of dead 3
    Panzer dragoon
    Might puck one up as i see a hdmi cable is available now?

    • JayFast
      JayFast 6 days ago

      Yeah i have one. It works well. I can play mvp 05 in 1080i, and they say theres no baseball games on xbox....HAH we have the best one ever made