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Hi

I'm just wondering... So it's legal to use or make an emulator but its ILLegal to download the actual games?

Also, does this emu come with a BOIS? Sry, im not very experianced with all this emulator stuff :( If so does that mean that i can just go to the store, buy a game like UC2 and put it in my drive and play it?

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oh, just readed this:
To get the XBE files out of your retail game you must either; A)Have the hacked DVD-ROM firmware which enables your PC DVD-ROM player to read Xbox DVDs, or B) Use your modded Xbox to dump the game itself.

But how do i play a game then? Must i change the firmware in my dvd-rom? :(
 

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well normally if you buy a game then you own the console. it is possible to then dump the iso using the harddrive of the xbox iinm. transfer that to the pc after and you have yourself a Xbox iso.

CXBX doesnt need to use a bios so no worries there.

now seeing how you posted, im pretty sure you dont own an XBox. ill say it right now before you go out and buy a game. CXBX cant run commercial games yet (*except for Turok Evolution*)
Turok is the only fully playable game.
 

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yeah, thats right. I don't own an xbox... oh wel...

I wonder. Do i really have to buy one when i've got a PC.... =/
 

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UC2_Player said:
yeah, thats right. I don't own an xbox... oh wel...

I wonder. Do i really have to buy one when i've got a PC.... =/
playing on a console is just not the same as PC... gather a few friends a case of 24 and youll have much more fun then any games on PC :p
 

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Chrono Archangel said:
playing on a console is just not the same as PC... gather a few friends a case of 24 and youll have much more fun then any games on PC :p
nah :p If i want to do that then i'll host a LAN Party ;)
 

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And also it is illegal to distribute BIOSs with an emu just in case you didn't know.
 

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Yes... i know that. But erm, i decided to buy one since it only costs 150 Euro now ... I've connected my xbox to my computer but the quality isnt great. So i was wondering how do i make the emu play a DVD? When i enter it in my drive i see no XBE just a video folder...
 

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>I've connected my xbox to my computer but the quality isnt great.

TV card quality is really quite poor. You might want to consider buying a S-Video VGA box like this one to get decent quality.

>So i was wondering how do i make the emu play a DVD?

Video or game? Your post on this seems a little ambiguous
 

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>I'm using S-Video already....

Dude, a VGA box. Not a TV card. TV cards decode in your PC and display the image via overlay on the monitor. VGA boxes hook directly up to the monitor and have infinately higher quality.

>And erm, then how do i play a game?!?!

As mentioned, only tuvok, sorry Turok works.
 

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Kane said:
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TV card quality is really quite poor. You might want to consider buying a S-Video VGA box like this one to get decent quality.
I bought that exact one just for fun a couple of months ago, and I highly don't recommend it. First of all the picture quality was bad, and even the pass through gave me "shadows" in any resolution higher than 800x600.

It actually was so badly made that the whole thing caught fire, good thing I was home at the time. oO

Anyway, thats my experience, I'm sure you can find a better one even though it might cost a bit more.
 

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> First of all the picture quality was bad

The picture quality is not bad if you set the Dip switches right. It's not as good as the $100 big boxes or a progressive scan box, or a device specific box, but it does the trick and is quite adequete.

>and even the pass through gave me "shadows" in any resolution higher than 800x600.

Any sub $100 VGA box will do that, even the device specific ones. I don't use the pass through myself. As I have to unhook the monitor to use my DC anyway, I do the same for my PS2/Xbox if I'm not using my other monitor.
 

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Kane said:
The picture quality is not bad if you set the Dip switches right. It's not as good as the $100 big boxes or a progressive scan box, or a device specific box, but it does the trick and is quite adequete.
Really? I just couldn't get it quite right... too much, uhm "page tearing" (in lack of a better description). Any tips mate? I just might give it another go, or maybe you can recommend another product.

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Any sub $100 VGA box will do that, even the device specific ones. I don't use the pass through myself. As I have to unhook the monitor to use my DC anyway, I do the same for my PS2/Xbox if I'm not using my other monitor.
I don't mind paying for quality. This was mostly a test. However, if I do pay $100+ for something like this a "working" pass through is a must. :)

Anyway, have you had any problems with it getting hot? I find it a bit alarming that it acctually caught fire, might just have been my bad luck (it think it was a short circuit, probably because some Einstein had used some sort of sandpaper inside it. To cover what kind of ic-circuit it uses I´ll bet.) :cry:

Sorry for the OOT, move it if you must.
 

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Never had the issues you described. Leads me to believe you just had a faulty product. It's warm to the touch, but never dangerously hot, and I never experienced page tearing issues.
I'd look at a number of reviews before forking out for an expensive box.
 
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