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Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:13 am
by rjay63
Similar to my PS2 i-link, I've now got 2 softmodded XBOX 180's each with 120G Hard Drives. Been concentrating on installing games with "co-op" modes like the Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six 3 games, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 (shown below). Will also be nice to race TOCA Race Driver 3 head-to-head at 60fps unlike split screen at 30fps. :D

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I'll be moving these over to 21" CRT's. These biggies are my lightgun setup.

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Currently have 30-32 games installed. All of them originate from legitimate retail copies I bought over the years. Great thing about the XBOX 180 is that you can pick up some great titles for less than £1. Still looking to get Brute Force and Heroes Of The Pacific.

I also have a 3rd softmodded XBOX 180 that I'll be using for my single player games. Need a replacement lens and a 300G hard drive first! ;)

Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:13 pm
by dark
Original xbox had a lot of good titles, although I always wished it had more off the wall Japanese games like the DC or PS2 had (though it got a few, such as JSRF). I traded mine in back in the day for a gamecube so that I could play monkey ball - then a few years later, monkey ball came out for xbox anyway ;)

If the original xbox console were smaller, I would consider buying another, but it's so big and not really a design that I think looks cool - except for the Panzer Dragoon rare console. That one is neat looking ;)

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I was at Ikea buying furniture recently, and they had a game console prop that was obviously inspired by the xbox. It is the size of a PS2 slim. It is just a plastic shell, but it would have been cool if the xbox were more this size

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Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:30 pm
by rjay63
dark:

Thanks for replying. In terms of Japanese titles I have Panzer Dragoon Orta, JSR Future and also the Otogi games. Indeed most XBOX games are western-centric and it would have been great to have more but I have more than enough PS2 and DC games to make up for it. I'm not worried about console design (although the PDO skin is awesome) but then again I have a kitchen with green walls and blue tiles! :lol:

I have about 100 or so games for this console and most I'll never play properly but at least my system link will get some life out of them:

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Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:56 pm
by dark
I got a 360 recently, and rather than buy a bunch of 360 games, I'm actually going back and getting many original xbox games (keeping in mind the compatibility list). Too bad i'll never be able to play Gunvalkyrie on it though, it would have been great to play every sega offering available on the xbox.

Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:02 am
by krssn
rjay63 wrote:Image

Love the picture. And the fact that everything is in alphabetical order... ^^

rjay63 wrote:I also have a 3rd softmodded original XBOX that I'll be using for my single player games.

Or a Halo 2 LAN setup...

Or even better, a LAN setup with 3 Steel Battalion controllers... :mrgreen:

Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:28 pm
by rjay63
Well one of my system link XBOXs died today. I thought it was a capacitor issue as some of them were "bulging" when I looked inside, however it still didn't work after I'd replaced them. Turned out it was a hard drive failure so it's now useless. I guess breakdowns go with the territory but at least it'll be easy to replace.

Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:02 pm
by dark
Since posting in this thread a couple years ago I sold my 360 and bought an original xbox. Don't miss the 360 much and I'm having a blast with the og xbox. Quite an underrated and cheap system to buy for atm, maybe we'll see a large uptick in console/game prices for this system in another 10 years.

Re: Original XBOX: My System Link Set-Up

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:57 pm
by LighterSideExKeys
You should use XLink Kai, you can play Online games using it. It tricks your Xbox into using System Link/LAN modes in games and you actually get to play online with others. Halo, and lots of other games are supported. Works with PS2, as well and many other consoles like 360.