How to sideload Nesbox Emulator on Xbox One

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  1. nickwhit

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    Master edit: I figured out how to edit/rename/delete stuff from Nesbox library. You have to access the appdata folder from the Xbox Device Portal on PC. As far as I can tell, it cant be accessed from the Xbox directly. I managed to delete the stock roms, and replace my thumbnails with proper cover arts and it looks and feels so much better lol

    Genesis games are finicky. Regions are weird. Had plenty of Genesis, PAL and NTSC, roms not run.. only for a Worldwide release or alternate rom work just fine. So if you have one not start, try a different region/rom.

    Also any GBA game that has issues with this emu (Buus Fury in my case, says cant play on this hardware) will work 100% with VBA10.
     
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    2nd controller does not work in multiplayer games..
     
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    The emulator was built for Desktop and Windows Phone in mind. So of course 2nd controller doesnt work lol
     
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    do you consider the request I made in the other topic?
    porting some essential software to xbox one?
     
  5. kingtut

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    So what emulators on xbox one have multiplayer support (I mean locally, not necessarily online)?

    Also, I noticed that in the older nesbox. The start button works properly. In the newer nesbox, the start button gets the emulator button, which is not how I want it. Can I port nesbox myself? How can I extract appx file from a uwp program on my pc. Like I already have it downloaded from the store back when nesbox was available, But I want to extract appx from the version I have from windows 10 store, so that I can install it on xbox one​
     
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    Currently none of them. As far as I know besides ppsspp all of the emulators were built with Windows Phone 10 in mind so with them being built for mobile consequently there is no local mutliplayer. Me and my fiance just take turns when we play lol. You could port nesbox if you had the source code, Nesbox is under a MIT License which means the developer does not have to release the source code and I don't believe that he has. I think he did release the source for the web version however. As far as extracting a program to an appx package, really I don't know if that's even possible to be honest. I know that you can easily build a appx package if you have the original source code of the program. The only reason we even have the appx package for Nesbox is because the author was kind enough to distribute it so after emulators got pulled from the Store people could still sideload it on their Windows 10 Devices Xbox One being one of them,
     
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  7. kingtut

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    Alright, Do you have a good tutorial on how to port apps if you have source code. I can make a youtube video and link to that tutorial so that more people can learn how to use dev mode, and we can get cool stuff. I also want to help with emulators, if you know where I can learn to help, please let me know. You are awesome by the way

    Also why do you have fiancee, what about luna?
     
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    1. This explains how to take the source and package it into a APPX Package which can then be sideloaded.

    2. Great, right now we need help in taking pcsx-reloaded and building it as a Win32DLL this way we can call
    the core emulator code through the U.I. if you have experience with this or think you could help feel free
    to contribute. Github page is here https://github.com/wiired24/psx-box

    3. If you'd like to learn programming in general there are some great tutorials for C++ on Youtube as well as online.
    If you're wanting to learn how to build UWP Applications using XAML/C# which will run on Xbox One then
    i recommend this tutorial series



    4. If you feel overwhelmed or need a mentor I'm usually available just P.M. me

    5. Thanks I try :)

    6. Because I'm Noctis and I'm a player haha xD
     
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  9. kingtut

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    Thank you so much, I will research all of this, and within 24 hours, I will have a response. I am a programmer with good experience with c++ and c#, but I know nothing about emulators, I will give it a try.
     
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    It is not working with me, I downloaded the program in the video. For some reason it is in console form not GUI. And everytime it asks me to enter the app path and I press enter, It just ask me to send it again with no error or feedback.

    I also have a question, in the video he is simply porting the path of a folder. He is not using visual studio. Can I do that as well and port folders of games with xbox controller support
     
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    1. It's suppoused to be in a CMD Console that's how I use it and I have successfuly generated several APPX Pacakges. (PPSSPP Being one for instance)
    2. You need to make sure that you are copying and pasting the correct path. Make sure it's the path where your Manifest file is at.
    3. You don't need to use Visual Studio to generate a APPX Package using this tool. you only need the tool that you downloaded as well as the location of the program and the output directory of where you wish to build it.

    4. I'm unsure on that to be honest

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    I'll give it a look. Been busy working on projects and such
     
  12. kingtut

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    It doesn't even give me an error, it just pretends I did nothing and resets the text
     
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    So I have a question, is there a way to make it so that the pause button on xbox one controller maps to the pause button in the game (as oppose to the pause button on the xbox one controller mapping to the emulator menu).

    The reason why I am asking is that I have the original nesbox app (back when the emulator was available in the windows store), and it has the pause button the way I want it. Is there a way where I can port the app that I already own from windows 10 store to my xbox one
     
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    if i were you I'd look at the controller mappings in nesbox. You should be able to remap the controls to your liking
     
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    I will definitely do that
     
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    how did you find anything under appdata its empty for me?
     
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    just wanted to let you guys know i tested putting a nes rom on the internal hdd under documents and it works!!!!!

    tested

    gameboy
    gameboy color
    gameboy advance
    nes
    snes
    sega genesis

    edit: you can also launch the roms directly from the filemanager app
     
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    Good to know, thanks for letting us know
     
  19. dominater01

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    @wiired24 i noticed awhile ago that nesbox.com/emulator doesnt host the appx officially anymore it just goes to a java emulator
     
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    That's weird.... I wonder why lol