info current as of 01/27/2007

Current Projects

  • Preparing to upgrade Portabox's DVD-ROM to an LG GDR-8164b

My Xbox History

This is mostly boring stuff so skip it if ya want.

It started sometime early 2004. A friend of mine gave me an Xbox that didnt have a hard drive or power supply. Having a knowledge of computers, I attempted to rewire a computer power supply for the Xbox. I stopped however, upon discovering that the standby voltages are different. Another thing that halted progress on that was knowing that I needed to figure out how to get a hard drive to work.

Things were forgotten for a few months until the same guy decided he wanted a newer version Xbox, and I think he was tired of it because he said he installed a modchip, but it never worked. So I took it from him, and treated like a normal Xbox. Had fun with it for a month or two before I started getting.....the itch.

I started reading up on for about 2 weeks, taking everything in, especially about modchips. Finally I opened the Xbox up and found the chip. After figuring out what it was, I set out to see why it wasnt working. That took about 10 minutes, when I saw that he had simply screwed down the header pin onto the LPC port, which was filled with solder, a.k.a. a v1.0 Xbox. I soldered it in, placed the d0 pin in the proper hole and fired up my modded Xbox.

From there it's been a learning experience. Within the past 8 months (of this writing) I have shuffled the chip from box to box, flashed TSOPs, and recently softmodded. So as far I can see, I have modded Xboxes all 3 of the most popular methods. I can only think of one other way, but it hasn't been publicly released. I am speaking of the 'controversial' hacked DVD firmware method. Controversial because many believe it was a hoax, which I doubt since it was done by a reputable member of the scene. (update - this is now a common method for both Xbox and Xbox360)

So anyway, it has been a fun time. Once the power of the Xbox360 is unlocked, I'll move onto that and start learning all over again.



Xbox #1 - HomeBox
Pics Here

Xbox #2 - PortaBox - My Main Xbox
Pics Here

This xbox is built into an aluminum attache case (briefcase). It's purpose is for travelling. I'm on the road 9 months out of the year and dragging around Xbox #1 was beating it up a bit much. Also, with built in A/V its a lot easier to setup something to do on long trips.

Xbox #4 (3 is below) - W.I.P - Project TruckBox
No Pics yet, still all stock

To be intergrated into my truck as soon as I pick up some visor LCDs.


Shared software between both Xboxes

  1. Alien Vs. Predator: Extinction
  2. Amped
  3. Area 51
  4. Arena Football
  5. Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Fishing 2007
  6. Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Hunter 2007
  7. Batman Begins *
  8. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  9. Bicycle Casino
  10. Big Mutha Truckers 2
  11. Black
  12. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
  13. Blitz: The League
  14. BloodRayne
  15. BloodRayne 2
  16. BMX XXX
  17. Burnout 3 *
  18. Burnout Revenge
  19. Cabela's Outdoor Adventures 2005
  20. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
  21. Call of Duty: Finest Hour
  22. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
  23. Call of Duty 3
  24. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
  25. Celebrity Deathmatch
  26. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  27. Chase
  28. Close Combat: First to Fight
  29. Colin McRae Rally 2005
  30. College Hoops 2K6
  31. Conker: Live and Reloaded
  32. Counter-Strike
  33. Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
  34. Darkwatch
  35. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
  36. Dead or Alive XXX Beach Volleyball
  37. Deadly Skies
  38. Deathrow
  39. Destroy All Humans!
  40. Destroy All Humans! 2
  41. Deus Ex - Invisible War
  42. Doom 3
  43. Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
  44. Ed, Edd, and Eddy: The Mis-EDventures
  45. Evil Dead: A Fistful Of Boomstick
  46. Evil Dead: Regeneration
  47. Family Guy
  48. Fight Night Round 2
  49. Fight Night Round 3
  50. FlatOut
  51. Ford vs Chevy
  52. Forza Motorsport
  53. Freestyle MetalX
  54. Frogger Ancient Shadow
  55. Futurama
  56. Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike
  57. Grand Theft Auto III
  58. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  59. Gun
  60. The Guy Game
  61. Halo *
  62. Halo 2 *
  63. High Roller's Casino
  64. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  65. Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge
  66. IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition
  67. Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
  68. Iron Phoenix
  69. Jacked
  70. Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
  71. Killer Instinct 1 & 2
  72. LA Rush
  73. Lego Star Wars
  74. Lego Star Wars II
  75. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
  76. Madagascar
  77. Madden NFL 06
  78. Madden NFL 07
  79. Major League Baseball 2K5 : World Series Edition
  80. Major League Baseball 2K7
  81. The Matrix: Path of Neo
  82. MegaMan Anniversary Collection
  83. Metal Slug 3
  84. Micro Machines
  85. Monster 4x4 World Circuit
  86. Mortal Kombat: Parts 1,2,3,4 *
  87. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  88. Mortal Kombat: Deception - Kollector's Edition *
  89. Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
  90. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
  91. MotoGP
  92. MotoGP 3
  93. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball
  94. MX vs ATV Unleashed
  95. Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
  96. NASCAR 06
  97. NASCAR 07
  98. NBA 2K6
  99. NBA Live 06
  100. NCAA Football 06
  101. NCAA Football 07
  102. Need For Speed: Underground 2
  103. Need For Speed: Most Wanted - Black Edition
  104. Need For Speed: Carbon
  105. NHL 06
  106. NHL 07
  107. Ninja Gaiden Black
  108. Outrun 2006: Coast To Coast
  109. Painkiller: Hell Wars
  110. Project Gotham Racing 2
  111. The Punisher
  112. Pure Pinball
  113. Rapala Pro Fishing
  114. Ratatouille
  115. Reign Of Fire
  116. Rugby 2006
  117. Scarface: The World Is Yours
  118. Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  119. The Simpsons Hit & Run
  120. Soul Calibur II
  121. Speed Kings
  122. Splinter Cell
  123. Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  124. Spy Hunter: Nowhere To Run
  125. Spy vs. Spy
  126. Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  127. State of Emergency
  128. Street Fighter 3rd Strike
  129. Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without A Pulse *
  130. Super Bubble Pop
  131. Test Drive Off-Road: Wide Open
  132. Tetris Worlds
  133. Thrillville
  134. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
  135. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
  136. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge
  137. Tom and Jerry
  138. Tony Hawk's Underground 2
  139. Tony Hawk's Project 8
  140. Trivial Pursuit: Unhinged *
  141. Ultimate Pro Pinball
  142. Unreal Championship 2
  143. Virtual Pool Tournament Edition
  144. Wallace and Gromit: COTW
  145. WarPath
  146. World Series of Poker
  147. Worms 4 Mayhem
  148. Worms Forts: Under Siege
  149. X2: Wolverines Revenge
  150. Xiaolin Showdown
  151. Yourself Fitness

Games marked with an asterick '*' are games I have beaten/completed. I'd have more done, but I keep getting a game, starting it, getting another game, starting on and so on.....

Xbox #3 - The parents Christmas present
No Pics (looks like stock Xbox)