yeah you can connect hubs to it and connect up a bunch of stuff, i’ve done it with linux (xebian distro), but i haven’t tested it with anything else apart from that. These days i just tend to use two seperate cables as i don’t like a hub cluttering up my desk.
Practically all usb keyboards and usb mice work. Even in some legal games suchs as Phantasy Star Online there’s keyboard support.
I have a Packard Bell (hey! it was only 10 euro! :)) usb keyboard and mouse. The mouse plugs in a usb port on the keyboard, so that i will only need one connection on the xbox to plug them in. And it works great! I can surf, chat, play point and click adventures in scumm vm with it and use Dos.
P.S. Dune II on a tv is awesome!
P.P.S. There are also lots of ports of open source games such as Open Transport Tycoon and DoomX.
i got the action replay keyboard, stupidly thinking that its “the only keyboard for xbox”, however when i got it, it was just an ordinary usb keyboard with an adapter, so i paid more tham what i needed.
@Mr. Belvedere, do you use xebian at all? If you do, do you know how to make the desktop (and all the menus) fit into the screen? I’ve been trying for ages but can’t seem to get it done.
Nope, don’t use Xebian. I just use the EvolutionX dashboard and tweaked it a lot :).
The current version of DosXbox (version 8 or someting) includes profiles, better emulation and more memory. The major drawback of the DosXbox is that everything is emulated through software, the vga, the soundblaster, the mouse, keyboard, eveything. This gives a lot of timing issues on games who use the VESA standard (emulated as well). Games which use nifty tricks to enhance the graphic performance are even crappier (Doom 1 for instance).
Dee-Ehn: Sorry, the keyboard was a one time offer at the local hardware store
A little list:
Final Burn X
UAE X v0.8.22
Atari Multiple Systems
U VBA X
Neo Geo CD
Neo Geo Pocket
I hope you used uxe as an exploit, with xboxhdm to prep the new drive. Xboxhdm is a wonder-tool for building new drives.
You know, if you use nkpatcher, you can have a shadow c:\ with retail files that makes your exploit untouchable by updates after the xbox has booted.
well i was a newbie when i done my softmod, for ages i couldn’t get it to work as my dashboard was to new for the original exploits, then one day, i found out about uxe, and it was easy. The upgrading of the hard drive took forever! First of all, this is a note to anyone doing it, do not use windows based fatx tools, hdd driver is rubbish, and also use xbox hdm.
I kept getting error 6 all the time, when i used unlockx to lock the new drive, kept happening, so tried other methods of locking (config magic not working on my xbox!), none of them worked. Anyways eventually used xboxhdm, used the same key as with unlockx, worked first time. The i found out that hdd driver didn’t image the whole drive at all, left all the folders, not the programs, and the ones that were left wouldn’t work cause they had corrupt files, so used xboxhdn to do that as well, worked like a charm.
So theres my wonderful story, hope you all had as much fun reading it as i had typing it! Now i could do it again easily cause i know what i’m doing and what methods to avoid…
Hi i’m an extreme noob i just recently just got my xbox softmodded with unleashx dashboard. it was my understanding that and xbox couldn’t read a keyboard without being modded with linux and therfore it would not be able to run console games. After reading this post it sounds like your saying you dont need linx to use a usb keyboard. Does that mean a connection such as this is possible.