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Old 26 January 2012, 11:18   #1
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original xbox for retrogaming?

Hello, is original xbox (yes, the fugly one) fine for MAME/SNES/Amiga emulation? I am asking 'cause homebrew/emulation for PS2 is rather joke.
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Old 26 January 2012, 11:21   #2
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Original xbox for me is still the best console for retrogaming. Especially Amiga emulation does not get better on any other console (though there are still some quirks).
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Old 26 January 2012, 11:30   #3
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Old 26 January 2012, 12:20   #4
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Another vote for the original Xbox as a retrogaming platform. It's absolutely superb.
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Old 26 January 2012, 12:28   #5
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Yep the Xbox is an excellent machine for the price you can pick one up for. I am hoping things improve on the PS3 front for the next stage in the evolution.
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Old 26 January 2012, 12:43   #6
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I keep meaning to get my old Xbox set up for emuing. Is there a guide that anybody can Recommend plz.
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Interested in this thread. Picked up a free one (got to love Freecycle!) a couple years ago with the intent on making it a MAME and Amiga platform.
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Old 26 January 2012, 14:56   #8
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This site is dedicated to emulation on XBOX.
http://www.emuxtras.net
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Old 26 January 2012, 15:02   #9
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I keep meaning to get my old Xbox set up for emuing. Is there a guide that anybody can Recommend plz.
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You can do it via a few methods one via a save game exploit and a Action Replay or by doing a hotswap. Details here:

http://www.xboxscene.com/xbox-tutorials.php?p=151|#151

Or you can do a bit of both one which is to do a hot swap to copy the save game exploit over, then do the first like normal.
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Original xbox for me is still the best console for retrogaming.
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Old 26 January 2012, 21:15   #11
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For me too the xbox is a great retrogaming machine.
It runs Neo-Geo games perfectly smooth, like on the real console (i have one !). Except for the very latest games if there really are to many things on the screen, like for Metal slug 3 or 4.

I have mine softmoded, didn't need to open it at all. had to buy "action-replay" tough, to get it to work.
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Old 26 January 2012, 21:19   #12
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I have mine softmoded, didn't need to open it at all.
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had to buy "action-replay" tough, to get it to work.
I hadn't... I used the Splinter Cell exploit and an USB key (plus an adaptor I bought), modified so that it could be seen by the xbox as an action replay card by the Windows software.
I don't remember the procedure, though... I wrote it somewhere.
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Love my modded XBOX - put in a 250GB IDE drive and it can run SOOOOO many games.

They are also well built and have a nice simple design when you pop the hood, so are easy to work on.
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Old 26 January 2012, 22:35   #14
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The original Xbox is still king im my book...stopped well before its time
Best thing ever for retro gaming.....Heres one of mine and yes its for sale !!

Mrs says the big one has to go !!

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Old 26 January 2012, 22:38   #15
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Nice cabinet synchro - should fetch a tidy sum. Also CRT display is much better than a LCD for the budding modded XBOX enthusiast.
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Old 26 January 2012, 22:42   #16
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Nice cabinet sybchro - should fetch a tidy sum. Also CRT display is much better than a LCD for the budding modded XBOX enthusiast.
Cheers i restored it from a PC World skip

Its standing in the passage and the Mrs has had enough of it....Thought it would look great in my own flat but she wasnt having any of that either

The advert is for Ebay when i get round to it .
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Old 26 January 2012, 23:32   #17
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I have given the full details of softmods here on EAB many times. It's very easy. A bit old in the tooth the old xbox but great value for money.

PS3 3.55 is slowly becoming a better platform as is the JTAG'd 360
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I have given the full details of softmods here on EAB many times. It's very easy. A bit old in the tooth the old xbox but great value for money.

PS3 3.55 is slowly becoming a better platform as is the JTAG'd 360
RGH'd 360 too
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Old 27 January 2012, 00:57   #19
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Not familiar with the pros and cons of the Reset Glitch Hack vs JTAG but I guess that opens up pretty much any 360 regardless of kernel version.
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Old 27 January 2012, 09:04   #20
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Don't know how easy it is to get VGA-out on the original Xbox, but if you combine it with a SLG3000 scanline box you may get a better looking output for an LCD/HDTV etc..

Demo vid of an X360 showing this (other vids also exist) - [ Show youtube player ]

Lots of chat about such things in the Shmups forum - hardware section - http://shmups.system11.org/

SLG3000 - http://www.arcadeforge.de

If you do a web search for the device you'll find some more reviews, opinions etc..

Q;

P.S. Scanlines are a personal taste thing I know, but some believe it improves on the default scaled LCD image..
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