Why not?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Xbox' started by bluebowser31, May 23, 2010.

  1. bluebowser31
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    Why hasnt there been a xbox emulator? Acording to what i know, the xbox had 64mb or ram. the wii has more than that, and there is already one. ive seen laptops with 8GB built in ram (and thats just laptops), i bet that could handel emulating 64mb, so what else matters?

    i guess what i basicaly want to know is what is the other(s?) factor besides ram, that alows the wii to be emulated and the xbox not?

    note: i did a site search and a google search a couldnt find anything, so sorry if this is posted alot
     
  2. dsrules

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    you mean emulators for xbox or xbox 360?

    google xbox emulators or xbox 360 emulators should get you what you're looking for
     
  3. hullo8d

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    The xbox has specific hardware that computer don't have but it is possible to emulate but not very well.
     
  4. tk_saturn

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    There are emulators, they haven't been updated in a while though.
     
  5. Livin in a box

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    I found one within 2 seconds of searching on Google...0_o
     
  6. Sefi

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    There's emulators sure. http://www.ngemu.com/xbox

    This seems to be the best one so far: http://www.caustik.com/cxbx/
    So far there are 4 games listed as "playable" on their compatability list.

    If you really want to play some xbox games though, you're better off spending $50 or so to grab the actual console and mod it.
     
  7. bluebowser31
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    none of those are emulators, one of them can only play halo, the other turns xbox games into .exe...
     
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    How is CXBX not an emulator? I don't seem to understand why you are saying it isn't.
     
  10. Livin in a box

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    He doesn't want to admit defeat.
     
  11. monkat

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    He is saying that the emulator is not good enough in his view to be called an emulator. It's just...a demo or something? I don't know.

    Also it takes more than RAM to emulate a machine. It's very complicated, and frankly, I don't think there was enough worth-while on the original xbox to warrant the amount of work it takes to make an emulator.
     
  12. qlum

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    I remember a xbox code converter existed but it discontinued the xbox runs on a modified windows 2000 so it would not be impossible to convert the games to windows
     
  13. tk_saturn

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    Yep,

    People should remember the XBOX has a Pentium 3 processor.

    Bottom line is: the reason there aren't decent XBOX emulators is because not enough people care.
     
  14. bluebowser31
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    *My definition of an emulator is a software that can act like another game console, and play at least half of the official games (but maybe thats just me [​IMG])*

    lol @ above, now thats a good answer ^.^
    wow im glad (and suprised) that this wasnt locked! thanks for the response, i still have no clue why people dont care to emulate the best console ever made /sigh
    well, locked i guess

    (Pm me please!) anyone know how to UN write protect my microsdhc? (PM me please!)
     
  15. VashTS

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    just get the game for pc. all the really good games are for multiple systems, including pc.