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Xenia - Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project
« on: June 11, 2015, 19:28:14 PM »
Xenia is an experimental emulator for the Xbox 360.

Pull requests are welcome but the code is in a very high churn state and may not be accepted, so ask in IRC before taking on anything big. Contributions are awesome but the focus of the developers is on writing new code, not teaching programming or answering questions. If you'd like to casually help out it may be better to wait a bit until things calm down and more of the code is documented.

The goal of this project is to experiment, research, and educate on the topic of emulation of modern devices and operating systems. It is not for enabling illegal activity. All information is obtained via reverse engineering of legally purchased devices and games and information made public on the internet (you'd be surprised what's indexed on Google...).

https://github.com/benvanik/xenia

Simply a stunning achievement what they've done so far, check out the videos, you could be natively playing the 360 n your PC within a year or two.

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Re: Xenia - Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 19:40:19 PM »
Or just play on the 360....

Understand its a pet project but given the original hardware is still alive what's the point?

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Re: Hello There
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 10:05:29 AM »
I think this project for future presavation of the system as it looks that Microsoft will be giving up the ghost on it in the immediate future, and yes understandable you could simply play games on the 360, but it's always so interesting to see architecture been reverse engineered to work with a another platform it wasn't originally intended to work on.

I think it's amazing what they've done with it, and when all the xbox360's are a distance memory, this might be the that trip needed to revisit. Amazed that no-one tried to do an original Xbox emulator on the PC? That would be great too, allowing those to play games they've missed etc.

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Re: Xenia - Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 17:32:19 PM »
Amazing really.
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Re: Xenia - Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 17:38:35 PM »
That's true, Greyfox. As new patches are released, I expect certain DLC will be rendered obsolete or corrupt, or just unusable. After a certain point, publishers will no longer care enough to fix it. I wonder if I'll be able to play Mass Effect 2 with the extra missions in ten years. By then, Microsoft will be unveiling their new console--inevitably trying to suck us deeper into a black hole of DRM--and the only hope left will be in emulators. We never had to worry about this with our classic consoles because the game in its entirety is contained on a cartridge. With the advent of online content, this is no longer the case.
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Re: Xenia - Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 17:42:37 PM »
Some great points Ryan..
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