How to listen to your own music in an Xbox game

This is a tutorial describing how to listen to your own music while placing an Xbox game. Some games on the first Xbox had support for custom soundtracks, with this feature you could disable the original music in the game and listen to your own tracks. A really cool feature as some games had some really horrible music. Before i discovered this feature i used to disable the music in the games, leaving the sound effects on and play my own music from my stereo, it worked but this feature is even better 🙂

So this i what you need to do. The Xbox actually rips the music from an audio cd to the Xbox HDD, so you need an Audio Cd. Start the Xbox so it starts the beautiful green dashboard and then insert the audio cd. The music player in the dashboard should start. After this you can with a button press go into the menu where you can choose to copy music to the hard drive. Select all or pick your favorites. The cool thing is that you can create folders of music, think of it as mixed-tapes. You can create different mixed-tapes with music that you rip from different audio cd:s. When the coping process is done you can remove the audio cd and try a game that has support for the feature!

Every game has its own way of playing your own soudtracks, but usally its located in the options menu in the game. I made a video showing how i copied music from my Ridge Racer: Type 4 Direct Audio cd to play with Burnout 3. And it worked great! I might also transfer some of my Initial D music to the xbox, perfect when playing racing games 🙂

Here is a list of all games that are compatible with this soundtrack feature that i found on the Iso Zone compiled by patrick005.

1. 4×4 Evo 2
2. Aggressive Inline
3. All-Star Baseball 2005
4. Amped Snowboarding
5. Amped2
6. Apex
7. Backyard Wrestling: Don’t try this at home
8. Backyard Wrestling 2 : There Goes the Neighborhood
9. Black
10. BMX XXX
11. Burnout 2 : Point of Impact
12. Burnout 3 : Takedown
13. Burnout : Revenge
14. Chase Hollywood Stunt Driver
15. College Hoops 2K6
16. Conflict Desert Storm
17. Conflct: Desert Storm II : Back to Baghdad
18. Counter-Strike
19. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
20. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
21. Deathrow
22. Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure
23. Driv3r
24. Egg Mania Eggstreme Madness
25. ESPN College Hoops 2K5
26. ESPN NBA Basketball
27. ESPN NBA 2K5
28. ESPN NFL Football
29. ESPN NFL 2K5
30. ESPN NHL Hockey
31. ESPN NHL 2K5
32. Fight Club
33. Forza Motorsport
34. Furious Karting
35. Fuzion Frenzy
36. Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
37. Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack
38. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
39. Great Escape, The
40. Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball
41. Greg Hasting’s Tournament Paintball MAX’D
42. Grooverider Slot Car Thunder
43. Gunmetal
44. Iron Phoenix
45. Kung Fu Chaos
46. Legends of Wrestling
47. Legends of Wrestling 2
48. Links 2004
49. Madden NFL 2004
50. Madden NFL 2005
51. Major League Baseball 2K5
52. Major League Baseball 2K5 World Series Edition
53. Major League Baseball 2K6
54. Matt Hoffman’s Pro-BMX 2
55. Mercedes-Benz World Racing
56. Midnight Club 3 : Dub edition
57. Midtown Madness 3
58. MLB Inside Pitch 2003
59. Moto GP
60. Moto GP 2
61. Moto GP 3
62. MTV Music Generator 3: This is the Remix!
63. MTX Mototrax
64. MX Superfly
65. MX Unleashed
66. NASCAR 06: Total Team Control
67. Nascar Thunder 2003
68. Nascar Thunder 2004
69. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
70. NFL Fever 2004
71. NFL Street
72. NFL Street 2
73. NHL 2K6
74. NHL Hitz 2002
75. NHL Hitz 2003
76. NHL Hitz Pro
77. NHL Rivals 2004
78. Outlaw Golf 2
79. Outlaw Tennis
80. Outlaw Volleyball
81. Phantom Dust
82. Project Gotham Racing
83. Project Gotham Racing 2
84. Quantum Redshift
85. Rallisport Challenge
86. Rallisport Challenge 2
87. Sega GT 2002
88. Sega GT Online
89. Special Forces : Nemesis Strike
90. Splashdown
91. Stake
92. State of Emergency
93. Steel Battalion: Line of Contact
94. Stolen
95. Street Hoops
96. Street Racing Syndicate
97. Super Bubble Pop
98. Superman: Man of Steel
99. Test Drive
100. Tetris Worlds
101. Tetris Worlds Live
102. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
103. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
104. ToCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator
105. Tony Hawk 2x
106. Tony Hawk 3
107. Tony Hawk 4
108. Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland
109. Tony Hawk’s UnderGround
110. Tony Hawk’s UnderGround 2
111. Totaled!
112. Toxic Grind
113. Transworld Snowboarding
114. Transworld Surfing
115. True Crime Streets of LA
116. Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout 2
117. Wakeboarding Unleashed
118. WWE Raw 2: Ruthless Agression
119. WWE WrestleMania 21
120. X2: Wolverine’s Revenge
121. xbox “jsrf / sega-gt” pack-in disc (Sega-GT only)
122. xbox live starter kit 1.0 (moto gp demo only)
123. xbox music mixer (peripheral)
124. Test Drive: Eve of Destruction

* List initially created by patrick005
Last updated April 23rd, 2011

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