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360 Backwards Compatibility

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:11 pm
by GameOverYeah
Yo guys

So... I am thinking of getting a 360. One of the big draws for me is that a lot of the original Xbox games will run on it, so I am essentially opening myself up to two entire game libraries that I haven't even touched before (and mostly very cheap). However, there are a few games that I defo want to have, that wikipedia says will not run (such as Top Spin). Is there ANY way around this, or no?

Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:36 pm
by krssn
GameOverYeah wrote:Yo guys

So... I am thinking of getting a 360. One of the big draws for me is that a lot of the original Xbox games will run on it, so I am essentially opening myself up to two entire game libraries that I haven't even touched before (and mostly very cheap). However, there are a few games that I defo want to have, that wikipedia says will not run (such as Top Spin). Is there ANY way around this, or no?

Get up early. Go to flea market. Buy original Xbox for peanuts.

"But then I'll have to hook up an extra console."

Stop your whining biotch. Did you hook it up yet?...

Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:02 pm
by Aleron Ives
Unlike Wii/GC compatibility, the Xbox 2 doesn't have original Xbox hardware and can't simply play any game the way the older console would. Any title that Microsoft hasn't explicitly allowed the Xbox 2 to emulate won't run and will only work on a real Xbox 1.

Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:26 am
by GameOverYeah
krssn wrote:
GameOverYeah wrote:Yo guys

So... I am thinking of getting a 360. One of the big draws for me is that a lot of the original Xbox games will run on it, so I am essentially opening myself up to two entire game libraries that I haven't even touched before (and mostly very cheap). However, there are a few games that I defo want to have, that wikipedia says will not run (such as Top Spin). Is there ANY way around this, or no?

Get up early. Go to flea market. Buy original Xbox for peanuts.

"But then I'll have to hook up an extra console."

Stop your whining biotch. Did you hook it up yet?...


Dude, firstly, flea markets and thrift stores never have good stuff where I live. I've tried.

Secondly, who wants TWO big ugly Microsoft consoles taking up precious space in their homes?

I checked the list. Apparently, Top Spin is the ONLY game I am interested in which is not playable on the X Box 2. Crud.


Aleron Ives wrote:Unlike Wii/GC compatibility, the Xbox 2 doesn't have original Xbox hardware and can't simply play any game the way the older console would. Any title that Microsoft hasn't explicitly allowed the Xbox 2 to emulate won't run and will only work on a real Xbox 1.


There are no fan made emulators for these games?

Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:06 pm
by Aleron Ives
Nobody cares about the Xbox, so there are no functional Xbox emulators. I guess Microsoft didn't exactly garner much support within the gaming community, because nobody wants to work on Xbox emulation.

Re: 360 Backwards Compatibility

Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 12:21 am
by sharpfork
Not all games are compatability and they aren't perfect. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ ... h_Xbox_360

An original xbox is a glorious device when modded and running emulators via component cables.