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    Anyone else that read that article about Xbox emulation from Microsoft a while back?

    Hiya!

    Yeah... About the Xbox article, I acctually think it was a interview, with someone working on the Xbox design team, made by a 3D-Graphics site.

    Well, they asked a lot of questions about the system in general, about how programmers could optimize for it, about what hardware was in it and such, and it was during a question about the Graphics-hardware that there was a follow-up question about emulation... The answer almost made me laugh my ass off.

    The fool being interviewed simply said something like; There will not be any possible way to emulate it, since it differs so much from a PC... Even if Nvidia would release a new GFX-chip that had all the functions, it wouldn't work because of the way the Xbox works...

    Hmmz... If that person thinks a SNES isn't differing too much from the PC, then I wouldn't want to have him on my design team. That person obviously didn't know what an emulator really was, or at least not the main purpose of emulation.

    Well, the reason I'm wondering if anyone else read it is that I wanna find it and read it again... I think it is about a half a year ago that I read it. Ring any bells anywhere? If you do happen to know where the article's aviable, could you please pass a link?

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    Re: Anyone else that read that article about Xbox emulation from Microsoft a while back?

    Originally posted by magebarf
    Hiya!

    Yeah... About the Xbox article, I acctually think it was a interview, with someone working on the Xbox design team, made by a 3D-Graphics site.

    Well, they asked a lot of questions about the system in general, about how programmers could optimize for it, about what hardware was in it and such, and it was during a question about the Graphics-hardware that there was a follow-up question about emulation... The answer almost made me laugh my ass off.

    The fool being interviewed simply said something like; There will not be any possible way to emulate it, since it differs so much from a PC... Even if Nvidia would release a new GFX-chip that had all the functions, it wouldn't work because of the way the Xbox works...

    Hmmz... If that person thinks a SNES isn't differing too much from the PC, then I wouldn't want to have him on my design team. That person obviously didn't know what an emulator really was, or at least not the main purpose of emulation.

    Well, the reason I'm wondering if anyone else read it is that I wanna find it and read it again... I think it is about a half a year ago that I read it. Ring any bells anywhere? If you do happen to know where the article's aviable, could you please pass a link?
    Lol :p

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    I wonder if the XBox modified Win2k OS have some self-detection mechanism to check if the environment is emulated or not. Other console do not have an OS, to the best of my knowledge.
    To be changed.

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    DC afaik uses Win CE
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    Originally posted by zero0w
    I wonder if the XBox modified Win2k OS have some self-detection mechanism to check if the environment is emulated or not. Other console do not have an OS, to the best of my knowledge.
    in theory that wouldn't be a problem since the correct responses to those detection routines could be emulated too
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