play xbox/xbox 360 games via emulator with a 360 controller?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Zalda, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Zalda

    Zalda GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2007
    we all know you can hook up your 360 controller to your PC. but could i play xbox games with that via an emulator? if so what's the name of that emulator (don't need a link, name will do [​IMG])
    and maybe 360 games too?

    i have a pretty strong PC, so xbox shouldn't be a real problem. and maybe I coudl play PS2 games too via an emulator with the 360 controller?
  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Don't know about xbox/360 (fat chance for 360 though) but PS2:
    I've heard good things about it but don't expect the best of it.
  3. I2aven's_Sag

    I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Northern Virginia
    Short answer, No.
    There was an XBox(1) emulator that was designed to run Halo, but it runs it very choppily. 360 Emulation won't happen for at least a decade I'd wager.

    PCSX2 is the latest-generation console that's able to be emulated by current-modern computer hardware. Even then, there are a number of trouble games that people have issues running. Most of the time you have to configure your settings a certain way to avoid issues in certain games.

    Recommended specs for PCSX2 are at least a 3.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor, and a 512MB/1GB Graphics Card.
  4. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 24, 2006
    Most xbox/xbox 360 games see a pc release also. I guess that's one reason no emulator is mature enough to run them.
  5. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I think the best route to "emulation" is to follow the path of the DS - use the system it was designed for. Essentially this just boils down to soft/hard-modding your consoles to play whatever games you need. With that, there's no need for people to try building an emulator which they all know will not likely become mature without a decade of working at it.
  6. Zalda

    Zalda GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2007
    that's a real shame, a real shame..... i was looking forward to playing some xbox games on my PC, but no way now.....
    such a shame, would have been ideal

    i'll check out that ps2 emulator, hopefully it'll work with a 360 controller
  7. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    I recently bought a an xbox360 controller too, and also found out there is no xbox emu.
    But then I found out that most games released on the xbox are also avaible for PC soo...

    Anyway, I just downloaden some of the games released on both the 360 and the PC. Need for speed games, SF4, Burnout, etc. And yea, I'm enjoying it, it's like I bought a new console for the price of a controller [​IMG]

    I'm also enjoying old Snes and GBA rpg's with it btw, playing them full screen sitting back in my lazy chair.. [​IMG]
  8. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    I wonder, that Saints Row 2 PC game was just a god awful port from the 360 version, completely unplayable without a controller. Maybe it's better with the 360 controller? Could you try it? I'm looking into buying a 360 controller as well for my PC.