Why is there still no notable homebrew(emulators etc.) on 360?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by NiGHtS, Nov 2, 2008.

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    almost 4 years in and theres still no notable homebrew for it. Why? It has so much potential so whats stopping hackers? [​IMG]
     
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    There actually is homebrew for 360 (if XNA counts), I only have no clue on how to get it running.
     
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    I think you have to downgrade your kernal version to run homebrew & its quite complicated, not something everybody is capable of/can be bothered to do.

    Thats possibly why the 360 brew scene is crap.

    There are a dedicated few working on it I think.
    You can install ubuntu on there.
     
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    you have to purchase a license to run XNA ...
     
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    You mean 3 years, right?
     
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    with the new dashboard (nov 19th) there will be a new "channel" kind of, on the 360
    this will allow everyone to download XNA games, and also anyone will be able to develop their games for free and submit them. They'll only be accepted if they're worth it (they wont accept mini/empty/fake/copyright-violating games)
    but yeah, thats microsoft's solution for homebrew...
     
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    To there credit it is a pretty good solution. Now if only they'd remove the $99 a year thing (To run your games on the 360).
     
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    In my mind, the MAJOR reason that the 360 scene doesn't have good homebrew--- Xbox Live. XBL is a HUGE service for 360 users. They've been keeping such a tight hold on XBL players that banning is a huge threat. Once you downgrade your kernal, install a mod chip, etc etc etc, there is a good chance of being banned. (whether that "good chance" is real or not, they've made it a wonderful threat that it stands out in peoples heads). If there were a way to guarantee Live access w/ a chip or an old kernel, then the HB scene would explode.
     

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