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Aug 09, 2002, 04:18 AM
I heard that theres 2 kernel versions of the Xbox, the 3944 and the 4034. I heard the 3944 is the earlier Xbox that was released and it can't play certain DVD-R games very good, at least with the Enigmah modchip, but the 4034 plays them just fine. I got my Xbox back in December so i think i most likely have a 3944, do i have anything to worry about if i plan on getting an Enigmah modchip put in??? I want to make sure all DVD-Rs play just fine. Maybe someone knows some info, or people with a 3944 Enigmah modchip could share their experiences with DVD-R games. Thanks

Aug 09, 2002, 07:18 AM
i have one of each and the seem to play them fine... i haev just installed 2 3944 boxes and the didn't have a prob..... but you may have a4034 box if ya bought it in december anyway... turn on the system with no disk and go to settings and then go to system info and let it scroll threw... whatch what it says... you will see some leagl stuff then it will say bl bla bla possible under the law... and there shoul be like

if it doesn't say it then you have the 3944


Aug 09, 2002, 12:22 PM
I go to system info and it says:

What version of the system do i have and it will it work with a modchip!?!? the reason it might say this is cause when i first bought this it would not recognize audio CDs so i sent it to Microsoft to be repaired and they repaired it, so maybe the disc drive is 4034, but everything else is not. I dont know what im talking about but this pisses me off! what should i do!

Aug 09, 2002, 06:01 PM
its bollox they all play dvd-r just some seem to like different brands

Aug 10, 2002, 12:31 AM
Can you explain to me what ballox mean? and since my Xbox is this way, am i going to have to give any special instructions to the person installing it? cause i heard theres a switch that you have to use to tell it which version of the Xbox to set it to, is he going to know what to do?

Aug 10, 2002, 12:42 AM
mine doesn't say anything like that on the system info area.. i hope my version doesn't suck.