As a number of you might know I’m not a major fan of gaming original systems but also like to dabble in the dark art of emulation. Yes, I know many purists will be hitting the back button in disgust — however I am of the view that emulation has a place in every retro player’s lifestyle. Emulation lets you encounter games in close pixel-perfection you can never be able to afford or find and out of a historical standpoint it’s an excellent way to record and catalogue titles which would otherwise disappear.
My selection of emulation tool is a self-modded first (some call it’classic’ now) Microsoft XBox. I’ve been asked on numerous occasions on the way to mod an XBox and everything kind of modded XBox is, so in this series of posts I will show you the abilities of my 2 components and show you the best way to start getting your ownpersonal.you can find more here https://romshub.com/roms/microsoft-xbox from Our Articles
I opted to use this particular hardware after stumbling across websites run by enthusiasts and finding how enormous the XBox mod landscape is and exactly what a capable machine they are for emulation functions. Virtually every emulator ever created has been ported to XBox and in the majority of cases has been improved still further by fans with the addition of video collections and art. Many of you may have already heard of or use XBMC on other hardware (Apple TV etc.), well it all started about the humble XBox hence it’s title (XBox Media Center). Of course you’ll be able to use an XBox as a great networked Media Centre plus it does many more things aside but since this can be RGC I’ll focus on the topic of retro computer and console emulation.
1. The XBox is relatively easy to mod your self (soft-modding a Normal 8gb XBox takes minutes when You know how and have the tools/software)
2. The device fits beneath your telly, including a PC
3. A timeless XBox is inexpensive, I saw them being sold using a controller for #14.99 recently at my regional GameStation. EBay is another good supply of cheap XBoxes.
4. Contrary to an Xbox 360, the first Xbox is extremely reliable — nearly bombproof. The developer scene is still going strong and fresh variants of hot emulators are released weekly
A modded XBox has the following benefits:
1. Region free games and DVD
3. You can update your HDD into something larger
4. You can save your DVD movies and matches to a HDD and play from there (faster loading times)
5. Ability to use a mouse and keyboard (great for those point and click adventure names )
6. Enormous development scene resulting in hundreds of flashed emulators and utilities
7. Fully networkable over LAN with every other devices you have
8. Good alternative to your PC at a home arcade cabinet installation
9. Once the HDD is updated they make adequate Network Media Centres (XBMC)