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Old 19 January 2002, 00:05   #1
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Wink Want to have a laugh?

Try checking out the site for this so-called "X-Box emulator" (do the fingers thing as these two words are said).

Then try to work out what you notice exactly about the screenshots...

http://www.xboxemu.fr.fm/

There was also another site (http://www.linarsoftware.de.vu/) boasting of their "X-Box emulator" (do the fingers thing once more), but it appears to have been 'closed'.
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Old 19 January 2002, 00:08   #2
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HeyHey :laugh :laugh :laugh

THIS is the WORST kind of trick-image I have EVER seen in my life !!!

:laugh :laugh :laugh
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Old 19 January 2002, 00:19   #3
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Hehe I'm not trying it. There might be a virus in the exe as well.
 
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If it's the same X-Box emulator I read about over a week ago Then there IS a virus in the EXE, some sort of trojan virus or something.

Load it up and files and your personal settings are either deleted or sent to someone via the internet (Apparently)


Note to Marz: If you've tried it, you should phone your sister again
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Old 19 January 2002, 11:49   #5
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I saw about the fake x-box emulator here.

http://www.emuunlim.com/forums/showt...=&threadid=187
http://www.emuunlim.com/forums/showt...=&threadid=226
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Old 19 January 2002, 13:38   #6
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As far as I read the files are just renamed common windows files, except for the exe which is a virus.

I'm not quite sure, but I think one of the dll files were windows notepad renamed or something like that.
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Old 19 January 2002, 15:07   #7
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@RetroMan: did you also notice how the "emu screenshots" on that page extended in size upon clicking but the photo of the computer system didn't? Another giveaway!!!

Another hint is that the colours on that "X-Box DVD drive" appear to be totally wrong. I've seen a picture of the real drive elsewhere and it looks more black and darker and stuff.

The guy who doctored that grab couldn't even add shadows to try and make it look a teensy bit more realistic, but not realistic enough to fool me.

Did you guys know Slashdot mentioned Linar's X-Box emu and initially believed it was REAL??? Cue several tons of replies from visitors to the site and Slashdot change their verdict to "it's not real".

Retrogames mentioned Slashdot's foolishness regarding the subject and advised them to leave the emu news job to the RG crew!

And no, Ian, of course I haven't run it. Found out about the virus stuff before I visited the site.

// Amigaboy - So why did you tell us to visit that site if you knew it had a virus? You didn't even bother warning anyone.

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Old 19 January 2002, 15:59   #8
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So anyone infected out there?
 
Old 19 January 2002, 16:54   #9
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@Amigaboy: I wasn't telling them to download the emu, was I? I mentioned the screenshots and that's all! And no the site itself is not virus-infested, the actual emu is (supposedly, I'm not gonna attempt it) virus-city.
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What the fuck's the deal with this virus?

What a dick you are Marz - do you care that some people will be infected by a virus just because you wanted something to say?


//admin @B: even if you are right, you don't have to insult people.
 
Old 19 January 2002, 20:54   #11
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Look, "guest", whoever you are: all I was saying is "take a look at the hilariously bad screenshots on this fake emu site", NOT "hey, peeps, a new X-Box emulator has been released! Let's get it and see what it's like!".

If you still don't understand that then you're buggered, for I'm not going to waste my valuable time on incomprehensible people who want to act like detestable pricks and attack everyone else.
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