How to Put Emulators on a Softmodded XBox

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How to Put Emulators on a Softmodded XBox
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A softmodded Xbox can run many home brew applications including emulators that play older classic console games. Putting emulators on your Xbox allows you to choose from the list of emulators you would like to play from your Xbox hard drive and play the emulator game directly from your Xbox. You can transfer emulators to your Xbox by using an FTP program.

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Things you need

  • CAT5 Ethernet cable
  • FTP program (available online)

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  1. 1

    Download an FTP program from the Internet. Install the FTP program on your computer by double-clicking on the set-up file. Click "Next" when prompted and click on a specific folder or directory to which you want to save the FTP program.

  2. 2

    Plug the CAT5 Ethernet cable into the CAT5 port on your computer. Plug the other end of the CAT5 Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back of the Xbox.

  3. 3

    Power your Xbox on and go into the "Settings" menu on your modified dashboard. Look for your Xbox IP address and make a note of it.

  4. 4

    Open the FTP program by double-clicking the program icon. Go to "File" and "Connect." Enter your Xbox IP address into the "IP address" box. Enter the password and username as "xbox." Enter "21" as the port and click the "Connect" button. The Xbox hard drive will appear on the right pane of the FTP program and the computer drive on the left pane of the FTP program.

  5. 5

    Create corresponding folders for the emulators on your computer by right-clicking in a directory on your computer and clicking on "New Folder" from the sub menu to select it. Extract the emulator files you have by double-clicking on the file and dragging and dropping the emulator into the corresponding folders on the computer. Drag and drop the file by clicking the right button on the mouse on the file once and holding the button to drag the file. Let go of the right button of the mouse in the directory into which you want to drop the file.

  6. 6

    Drag and drop the emulator folders onto the E:/ drive of the Xbox and place the corresponding ROM folders on the E:/ directory.

Tips and warnings

  • Installing and using home brew software on your Xbox voids your warranty.

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