Gaming 360 Games on One

papermanzero

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Hi everyone,

as most of you know, MS does not plan to offer backwards compatibility for the One.
However I read a very interresting blog about emulating the 360:

http://www.noxa.org/blog/

The question is, do you think someone (a group or a person) is going to write an emulator for the One (e.g. after hacking the one)?
Is the One powerful enough to simulate the 360?

To be honest it would be great to have One console on which you can play Xbox Classic, Xbox360 and One games.
 

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Why? Tell me a reason. Only saying "not possible" is ridiculous.
on Well because
1.i don't even think there is an emulator for a pc that can run a 360
2.The Xbox one is a different architect so you would have to code it real good.
3.its just not powerful
 

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They state in their own blog there that there "might" be a PC powerful enough to emulate the 360. Even if they somehow figured out all of the undocumented coding necessary to make the emulator, it will not run full speed on the xbox1. You need a lot more power than the xbox1 will ever give to emulate a system from just last generation. The best case scenario would be an emulator running a few games at very low frame rates.
 

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Xbox One uses x86 as an architecture, while the 360 uses PowerPC. Converting the machine code from one architecture to another requires lots of processing power, which the Xbox One, nor any non-supercomputer PC, doesn't provide, hence why you aren't seeing any working 360 emulators on the PC. Hope that answers your question, OP.
 

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Lets see, the reasons posted at your own link? They use tottally different architechtures, so you either need an ungodly powerful computer to interpret the code or you need to spend an insane amount of effort to dynamiclly recompile it. The one is not powerful enough for either of these.
 
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As others said, you'd need a whole lot of resources to create an emulator of the 360, anywhere between three to even nine times the processing power of the original system. The XBox One isn't even close, not even high-end PC have that kind of performance yet.

With the new "budget" edition of the 360 out, there's really no reason to worry about backwards compatibility on the One when you can just get that and enjoy them as they were intended to be played.
 
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