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Xbox Modding

Discussion in 'Games' started by StumpedTechy, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. StumpedTechy

    StumpedTechy Thread Starter

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    I have my nephew who asks me all kinds of things technical and when I don't know the answer I come here :)

    My nephew has a Linux softmodded Xbox. This was done because his best friend is from overseas and they routinely swap back and fourth games and they had problems with their regions of the games until I found this softmod for them. (a whole new rant I won't go into)

    Now however my newphew wants to start doing a ton of other things with his xbox like watch movies and play music and whatnot.

    He came across this and REALLY wants to do this. -

    XBMC (Xbox Media Center)

    My questions are as follows. Will I have to undo my old softmod to put this on in place? Will this effectively break his game swapping ability with his friend or does this softmod also allow for playing all regions.
     
  2. Whiteninja89

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    I'm not too sure about the legality of that on this site becuase many Xbox apps (non linux) are built using the Microsoft Xbox XDK and it illegal to posses that unless you're a developer. You should be able to play videos and whatnot using linux which IS legal.
    Hopefully someone with more linux knowlege could help, as I have never tried linux on Xbox before.
    On sidenote an Xbox with linux does NOT allow you to play backups or games from other regions as far as I know.
     
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    Yeah... I think this does fall into the realm of illegality (if that's a word :D) Considering that XBOXs are not meant for modding in the way you have described because consoles are region coded, so your nephew shouldn't be able to play games other than the NTSC versions.

    I guess it's up to the mods to decide.

    *edited* put son instead of nephew ><
     
  4. $teve

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    Yep,we have to close this one.

    ;)
     
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