How to sideload Nesbox Emulator on Xbox One

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    Disclaimer - As always you are encouraged you use backups of games you own in your library I do not support piracy. Neither I or any member of gbatemp is responsible for your misuse of the emulation software

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    Prerequesites - Xbox One (Dev Mode Activated) PC, Winrar or equivalent
    You can find more info about how to activate developer mode here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/xbox-apps/devkit-activation


    Recently I had wrote a tutorial on how to use "Nesbox" through your Internet Browser. While that's one way to do things what if you don't have a good internet connection or lose connection altogether? What if you don't want to have to go through the monotonous and often tedious task of having to open up your browser, type in the hostname, wait for the page to load etc every time you wanna play Zelda? What if you just want the convience of easily accessing it alongside your other homebrew and sideloaded apps? Well today I have the solution for you. The developer of Nesbox was kind enough to release a .appx bundle package for easy sideloading and installation of Nesbox. The Emulator now takes advantage of the hardware rather than your internet connection so everything from NES to GBA games runs flawlessly. I'll link to a video below the tutorial to showcase the performance of the Emulator.

    [1.] Download the .appx bundle package here
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ns0gh13816nxc0d/NESBOX+RELEASE2+APPX+PKG.rar


    [2.] Once downloaded use winrar or a similar program to extract the archive

    [3.] Restart your Xbox One into developer mode.

    [4.] Click on settings and you will see a menu that looks like this
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    Apologies my phones camera isn't the best for taking pictures


    Make sure and Tick the option that says "Enable Xbox Device Portal"
    In addition you make sure "Require authentication to access Xbox Device Portal" is checked you will want to set up a username and a password.


    [4.] Once finished go back to Dev Home and make note of your Xbox IP Address along with the port number listed at the bottom right corner it will look something like 192.168.37.8:11224 (Yours may be different) Open up your web browser and type in https:// followed by your IP and port number so for example https://192.168.37.8:11224alternatively you can also enter https://XboxOne:11224 for example. Once you log in you may receive a warning about the security certificate. Go ahead and proceed anyways.

    [5.] You will now be greeted with a menu that looks like this
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    From Here it's rather simple just click Add and choose file

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    You will then select the Nesbox_1.1.3.0_x86_x64_arm .appx bundle package from the archive you extracted earlier.

    Make sure you install the dependencies that are listed in the x64 folder of the archive that you extracted earlier. You need them installed in order for Nesbox to work. However if you have already Sideloaded and installed the VBA10 Emulator then you already have the required dependencies and you DO NOT need to install them. Credit goes to user Xeroyamil for alerting me to this issue.


    Nesbox will now deploy and install to your Xbox One
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    You can load your backups either from a USB Thumb Drive or External Storage.
    Nesbox supports NES,SNES,GENESIS,GB,GBC,GBA games.

    File types should be NES (.nes), Sega (.gen .smd), Super Nintendo (.smc), GameBoy (.gb .gbc .gba)


    Performance -




    Games that have been tested and confirmed working

    Super Mario world
    Chrono Trigger
    Super Mario Bros
    Super Mario Bros 3
    The Legend of Zelda
    DBZ Legacy of Goku I and II
    Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
    Pokemon Crystal
    Pokemon Yellow
    Pokemon Firered
    Killer instinct
    Final Fantasy VI


    Games that do not work
    DBZ Buus Fury



    Enjoy! :gba:

     
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  2. Xeroyamil

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    So, PPSSPP installed succesfully and is working great, but I having problem installing NEsBox.

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    Hmm... It would appear that you need the Microsoft advertising framework dependency. Alright let me look into this I'll report back soon

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    The issue stems from the fact that I already had the needed dependencies from when i installed the VBA10 Emulator, so I was not aware that Nesbox also had the same dependenices since I wasn't asked for them. I'm updating the archive now on MediaFire. It will now include the necessary dependencies for Nesbox. My apologies. Here is the updated archive. Just reinstall the package and add in all of the dependencies

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ns0gh13816nxc0d/NESBOX_RELEASE2_APPX_PKG.rar
     
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    You're correct! I installed the depency of GBA, and Nesbox installed like charms. Thanks for all you help!
     
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    Anytime Enjoy :P
     
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    would be awesome if there was a step by step guide on how to do dev mode because on youtube they only show sandbox mode and i dont think that way works
     
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    Alright, I'll do one. Should be up within a few hours or so
     
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    Nesbox supports NES,SNES,GENESIS,GB,GBC,GBA games.

    is this confirmed, i can play all of these consoles? so i dont need the gba sideload app, if i install this whole package?
     
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    Correct and yes I got my information from the official Nesbox site so it's confirmed https://nesbox.com/emulator
     
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    @wiired24 Could this method be potentially used to sideload an APPX for Kodi?
     
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    Hmm.. Depends if they have done a UWP Build yet. Let me look into it.
     
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    https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-goes-windows-store

    Seemingly they have, though I've read a bit into it for some time and Microsoft has prevented it from being launched on the Xbox One. Been waiting for an apparent release, though as the months pass there seems to be no word on it. I appreciate you looking into it. Hopefully it works!
     
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    Okay I have done some research on it and from what I can gather Team Kodi is planning a release on Xbox One in the near future. Currently it exists only on the Windows 10 Store. They actually used what's called the Desktop Converter bridge to convert it from being a Win32 Desktop app to a UWP. But here is the catch 22 apps converted using the Desktop Converter Bridge will only work on Windows 10 so they're not really "Universal". Team Kodi said it would be alot of work before we see it on Xbox One or Windows Phone devices but they are actively working on it
     
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    Ahh, so the UWP app isn't truly UWP under the microsoft bridge program. I appreciate the info. Great work on everything else!
     
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    I keep getting a white screen on this after a day of my Xbox being off.
     
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    I've never gotten anything like that, that's weird. My guess would be just uninstall an reinstall nesbox. I had to do that once for VBA10 when it started acting weird and it fixed it
     
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    This is the second time, last time that fixed.
     
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    I just wanna say.. Ive finally been playing around with this, and its very impressive. Between functionality and design of the UI, everything seems really well put together so far
     
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    Next to PPSSPP, Nesbox (Universal Emulator) is my favorite Emulator on Xbox One. I love how many systems it emulates. And I agree it is very elegenatly put together.
     
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