Ever since SoftMod came to the gaming party everyone has had questions as to what actually a SoftMod is. SoftMod is a term used to refer to modifying an Xbox for a better gaming experience without the use of a mod chip. Though it may appear to be intrusive, SoftMod is not really what it seems. It basically involves running software exploits to fool the Xbox into running unsigned program codes. It also allows running an alternate dashboard such as the Evolution-X , the [UIX], the Avalaunch or the Unleash and consequently makes it possible for you to play original homebrew games or various other older games through arcade and console game emulators. When coupled with Xbox it becomes all the more attractive especially as the Xbox is designed with the ability to output to TVs, and high-quality controllers and arcade sticks are available for it which makes the SoftModding of your Xbox all the more desirable.
Xbox SoftMods usually included a font exploit installed by virtue of the exploits in savegame code for MechAssault, Splinter Cell, and 007: Agent Under Fire. Usage of the Splinter Cell disc is generally recommended as any version of the game will run this particular exploit, whereas certain extra production runs of Mechassault and Agent Under Fire are required to use the exploit for the same purpose.
But there are also rumors that certain audio hacks may cause the custom sound track function in some Xbox games to no longer be usable, and there are even more rumors to the contrary. Though it may seem a problem and a hitch with Xbox SoftMod let me assure you that Audio Hacks are now almost extinct as Microsoft has made sincere efforts in order to make such exploits obsolete. As a matter of fact, the version of dashboard that was used for the audio-hack now doesn’t even load on the newer and far superior Xboxes. No doubt, the Xbox SoftMod is a completely safe and ridiculously easy method of extracting a superlative performance from your console.