Back on November 15th 2001, Microsoft released, arguably, the best modifiable console to date – The Original Xbox, and the jaw-dropping Halo game (remember how impressed you were!) – Within a few months Andrew Huang ‘hacked’ the xBox, sharing its security code with the world, introducing modchips to the masses, followed later on by softmods and ‘Tsop flashing’, basically to THIS DAY, the Microsoft Xbox remains one of the most hacked home consoles, not only still in regular use, but with the MOST useful purpose of hacking (such as XBMC4XBOX, Back up playing, Dash changes, and of course CoinOps) – and now, well, now SOMETHING ELSE….
YouTuber JCRocky5 has ‘recreated’ Emulation Station on the Xbox, whilst technically still XBMC, this is one sexy front end, that looks just as sexy as the current ones doing the round. Listen to this guy, not only does he have a very sexy Scottish accent, but he knows his shit…
This is a pet project of mine and its a combination of a skin, python scripts and source edits to XBMC. So don’t expect something spectacular.
I wanted something that looked like EmulationStation on the Xbox and the only way to do that was to make a skin for XBMC and use it’s built in feature to launch .cut files.
But it wasn’t that simple, I wanted menu loading instant and there was no simple way to do that with over 700 roms or a few hundred games, so I modified the XBMC source to bypass the folder check for xbe files. This worked for games, but not roms, so again had to think outside of the box and came up with a workaround 🙂 I create static menus when you scan your roms. There are also a few other scripts I made to do other tasks, but hopefully you like what I have made and get some use out of it. – JcROCKY