Kit needed for softmod?

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
Hi everyone.

I'm going to need to softmod my XBox soon to enable the HD resolutions but I don't want to go on the softmod list because I'll have to wait for a while by the looks of things.

Am I right in saying that I only need the following items:

1. Splinter Cell
2. Save file which loads Linux
3. Memory card to get the save into the XBox

Now, I was thinking how do I get the save game file (which I've already downloaded) from my PC and onto the Xbox? Is it possible to use this device:

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=rt1&page=title&r=XBOX&title=167038

I'm guessing I could load the save file onto that by plugging it into the PC and then transfer it to my XBox in that way...

Am I right or am I miles off the truth?

Thanks!
 

scumball

Distinguished Member
Your right, but I'd try plugging it into your PC rather than your TV!

You'll also need an Installer disc such as AID or Slayers to run the Enigmah program to switch to NTSC. This would also be handy if you want to install a new dashboard such as XBMC.
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
scumball said:
Your right, but I'd try plugging it into your PC rather than your TV!

You'll also need an Installer disc such as AID or Slayers to run the Enigmah program to switch to NTSC. This would also be handy if you want to install a new dashboard such as XBMC.

LOL! I've edited my post to make more sense. I thought that you could just switch the video mode from within the Splinter Cell save? I didn't think you had to use one of those auto installers - I thought those were just for if you wanted to use XBMC? I don't want to mod my current XBox to do that - I'm going to buy a second one & use it exclusively as a media centre...
 

tobyjuggler

Active Member
Iron Monkey - you're correct. You don't need an autoinstaller to switch video modes, just the correct gamesave and Splinter Cell. You've got it all right so far.
 
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donkeymagic

Guest
You could try Currys for a memory card. I picked one up last week for under £7.

Also, to enable Hi-def you will need the HD AV cable.
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
donkeymagic said:
You could try Currys for a memory card. I picked one up last week for under £7.

Also, to enable Hi-def you will need the HD AV cable.

On its way from Lik-Sang! And so is my new Panasonic TH37PX60 plasma! :D

If I try Currys for a memory card, are they selling the one I linked to in my first post? I need one that can easily connect to my PC because I don't want any hassle...
 

scumball

Distinguished Member
tobyjuggler said:
Iron Monkey - you're correct. You don't need an autoinstaller to switch video modes, just the correct gamesave and Splinter Cell. You've got it all right so far.

So which saves enable this - is it on SID v3.0, v3.1, v4.5 or another and which does Iron Monkey have?
 
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donkeymagic

Guest
Iron Monkey said:
On its way from Lik-Sang! And so is my new Panasonic TH37PX60 plasma! :D

If I try Currys for a memory card, are they selling the one I linked to in my first post? I need one that can easily connect to my PC because I don't want any hassle...

The Currys one is different but it comes with a usb attachment to connect to a PC.
 

mickrick

Banned
Now this is quite strange, because any usb devices I've used on a pc in the past have always been reformatted by an Xbox when I've connected them to that, with a message that the device is corrupted. The pc also reformats it if it's in Xbox FatX format. So unless there is also a piece of software that comes with the usb device allowing it to be read by a pc, i don't know how this would work. Can someone enlighten me?
 
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donkeymagic

Guest
mickrick said:
Now this is quite strange, because any usb devices I've used on a pc in the past have always been reformatted by an Xbox when I've connected them to that, with a message that the device is corrupted. The pc also reformats it if it's in Xbox FatX format. So unless there is also a piece of software that comes with the usb device allowing it to be read by a pc, i don't know how this would work. Can someone enlighten me?

The mem card I got came with a driver disk and software. Works fine.
 

tobyjuggler

Active Member
The Max Drive software is freely available from their website, I believe. With the USB device it is normally bundled with it reads the FatX drive without any problems on XP.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
To do the NTSC switch don't you need the evoX dashboard installed?

Dave
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
Nope, apparently you just need the Splinter Cell save - I think it boots Linux and lets you switch to the NTSC dashboard.

From in there you can select the HD modes...
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Ok, but the softmod kit didn't work for me until I did the Linux install (of the EVO dashboard?) as well.

Well out of my depth here :)

Dave
 

tobyjuggler

Active Member
There are two different Splinter Cell saves doing the rounds that I know of. There is one that loads Evo X temporarily to allow you to change the video region to NTSC and there is another which allows you to load Evo X onto the HDD (I'm not sure if the second one has the videoswitch in it though), this second one is called Krayzie's Ndure Installer.
 

mickrick

Banned
Why yes, it does. This is my softmod of choice and it will even give you ftp access to your Xbox without even installing the mod.
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
Thanks for your help everyone!

I have successfully softmodded my XBox and can now enjoy 480p & 720p gaming!
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
Well yeah, because I really don't want to run the risk of getting my current XBox banned from Live by using software such as XBMC.

Thats the reason why I'm going to buy a cheap second hand XBox & mod that...
 

The Jayler

Novice Member
Silly question may be but . . . . . .
is it the original splinter cell game that is needed?
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
I used an original copy that I borrowed from a friend but I've heard that other people have used the Classics version successfully...
 

The Jayler

Novice Member
Iron Monkey said:
I used an original copy that I borrowed from a friend but I've heard that other people have used the Classics version successfully...

Thanks. I'll get a second hand one off e-bay.
 

drphibes

Active Member
I am thinking of softmodding my 2nd xbox , can anyone confirm that the classics version of splinter cell will be ok for the carrying out the softmod ?.

Drphibes
 
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donkeymagic

Guest
drphibes said:
I am thinking of softmodding my 2nd xbox , can anyone confirm that the classics version of splinter cell will be ok for the carrying out the softmod ?.

Ive used the 'classics' version on a number of boxes successfully.
 

drphibes

Active Member
Thanks for the reply.
I think I will go down to currys to see if I can pick up the exploder gadget and a copy of splinter cell tomorrow.

Drphibes
 

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