Has the quality of emulators on the Xbox 360 surpassed that of the Wii emulators?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by The_Hulkster, May 4, 2013.

  1. The_Hulkster
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    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone could answer this for me, as I couldn't find an up-to-date answer anywhere.

    Currently I'm rocking a modded Wii, almost solely for the purpose of emulators.
    However, due to the superior hardware of the Xbox 360, I couldn't help wondering the above stated question.

    TIA!
     
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    Short answer: no.

    Stick with your Wii for emulation.
    There's barely little homebrew activity on the 360.
    The emulators on the Wii are much more "powerful" and advanced then on the 360.
     
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    From what I've read, your average 360 hack (the relatively-easy stuff, drive flashing) does not actually allow homebrew, which would contribute heavily to lack of development interest, despite the better specs.
     
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    DVD flashing/ODDE's only allow for stuff that's released on DVD.
    That means games only indeed ;]

    Main reason why there isn't much interest in the 360 cause it requires hardware to hack and prevents access to XBLive (which already kills hacking for the majority of people)
    That + high overheating/hardware failure rates in early 360's (Xenons/Zehpyrs) which where most present at the time of the KingkongExploit + Timing hack also killed it.
    The JTAG however allowed for late Falcons/early Jaspers to be hacked (which where less prone to RRoD) but it was patched quickly.
    RGH allows for Slims to be hacked as well and with the release of the RGH, the homebrew scene got some momentum but not a lot.

    The homebrew scene of the Wii is mainly to thank due to the relative easiness of hacking the console (Bannerbomb and DVD based exploits)
    Along with that every Wii is softmoddable.
    Pretty much same thing can be said for the PS3's
    Signed homebrew and softmods made it easier for homebrew to take off.

    As for OP.
    I still am going to say that you should stick to your Wii for homebrew.
    Choice of emulators and homebrew is far greater on the Wii then the 360 and PS3 together.
     
  5. The_Hulkster
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    Well, that was quick.
    Thank you for the thorough explanation, much better than anything I've found on the subject so far!

    Thank you!
     
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    Aye no problem~
    Maybe in a year or 2, the 360 will have better emulators but personally, I wouldn't count on it.

    Slims and Phats can always be hacked, regardless of the Dash/Kernel version.
    So if the homebrew scene does take off when the 720 is released then you can always hack it ;]