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Windows XBOX360 Emulator

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Yeoo, 11 Oct 2011.

  1. Yeoo

    Yeoo Minimodder

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    Is there a way to Emulate XBOX 360 Games on the PC?

    Thinking would like to play Forza4
     
  2. spectre456

    spectre456 What's a Dremel?

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    If there was a way then your pc would not be able to run it. I also think that what you're trying to do is illegal. Unless you have a legal copy forza 4 lying around, which i doubt...

    /inb4thelock
     
  3. Yeoo

    Yeoo Minimodder

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    Ill happily buy a copy of Forza.. i just dont want to buy a XBOX
     
  4. Malvolio

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    Insofar as I remember emulation is ok, provided you have a license for the BIOS the emulator is using (or at least that is how PSX emulators were described to me last I looked into it). This is how sites can still legally offer emulators for various consoles: no BIOS (you have to either rip or source your own). Obviously you would also need to won a legal copy of the game as well.
     
  5. Showerhead

    Showerhead What's a Dremel?

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    Don't think there are any. Doubt it would be legal to get ask here anyway. Just get shift 2 pretty much the same.
     
  6. mikemorton

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    As a SNES and N64 emulation fan, my understanding is that it is illegal to emulate any current-gen console games, and you should be the legal owner of any older games you are emulating.

    So on that basis - I'm legal.

    But the 360 would not be.
     
  7. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Just get shift 2? Really?
     
  8. DragunovHUN

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    :jawdrop:
     
  9. Kiytan

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    in short: no

    longer: I doubt there is a computer that could run a 360 emulator, whatever you're running an emulator on needs to be several magnitudes more powerful than the thing it is emulating, and that sort of PC power just isn't really around. (f.e a ps2 emulator needs a decent quadcore + 4gb of ram to run smoothly)

    as for the legality: as I understand it, as long as you legally own the game and can legally source the bios (by ripping it from a console and transferring it to your PC somehow) then it is legal.

    also: you can probably get an old-style 360 off ebay pretty damned cheap now.
     
  10. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Wait for Windows 8. ;)
     
  11. pingu666

    pingu666 What's a Dremel?

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    quick random thing, one of the dead island releases was actully a xbox dev kit, which was partly why it was so dodgy
     
  12. Yeoo

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    Shift 2 is no way near the same, yea you race cars.. end of simularity. Windows 8? what do you know!? share!
     
  13. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    360's are so cheap now! Forza looks ace!
     
  14. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    ^ This.
     
  15. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    I loved forza 3. But I played the forza 4 demo and I felt like I had gone back in time!

    The reason for this is that in between the two I have been playing nfs shift 2. The graphics are amazing when maxed, and it has totally ruined forza 4 for me because nothing feels quite as good or real as nfs shift 2 now!
     
  16. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    There's a lot of rumors flying around saying that Windows 8 will allow users to play Xbox 360 games.

    Not sure if that's been confirmed yet or not, but I figure the rumor's been picked up by so many larger gaming sites that it's likely true.
     
  17. Shabing

    Shabing What's a Dremel?

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  18. Lenderz

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    Its not true, it was an error message that was misinterpreted by a media that simply copy and pastes stories from each other without much in the way of research. Its actually just "Live" thats being integrated into win8, no sort of emulation. Which is a shame, and would actually make viable almost from a business perspective as MS makes most of their console money on the software but there would be major, major QOS issues.

    Posted from someone who is running Windows 8 on 3 machines.
     
  19. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Windows 8 will supposedly support 360 games. I've heard this statement flying around and a games developer on another forum said that it is most likely true. He isn't fully sure but it won't be surprising if it is the case.
     
  20. Lenderz

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    Really... It won't.
     

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