It looks like recently JayFoxRox has been doing pretty good progress on XQEMU. More games should start to show something now, but not much yet. You can check out the official XQEMU site with new screenshots of working games such as “Barbie Horse Adventures”. Most of his work has been focused on getting the tricky graphics to work. This has proven to be challenging due to the fact that the NV2A, the graphics processor of the Xbox, is not well understood and extensive reverse engineering has been required to achieve what we can see today.
As always, setting up XQEMU is quite difficult. We will publish an updated guide on how to do it for Mac OSX, Linux, and maybe Windows.
Xbox emulation has been crawling forward. Most projects are dead, and the few active ones are only touched by the authors every few months. However, there’s an exception for Xbox 360. Benvanik has been inching forward with Xenia and got a second game to run: The Conveni 200X. You can watch the YouTube video here. Even though it doesn’t seem like much, he has been working on laying the foundation for Xbox 360 emulation, and at some point this will allow more and more games to be emulated.
As for CxBx and XQemu, we haven’t seen much progress since the last update, but some of the authors have been active in the forums and IRC channels. Let’s hope they’ll have a surprise for us soon :).
Cheers, and Happy New Year!
Not much has changed recently. The two most promising Xbox emu projects Cxbx, and Xqemu have been without updates for almost 2 months now. BlueShogun published a FAQ to clear up some questions he was getting about Xqemu, also he posted some screens about the latest developments in Xqemu, which you can find in JayFoxRox’s fork over at Github. This is very exciting as it shows that there is renewed interest in the scene, and progress is being made relatively quickly.
The purpose of this blog/website is to centralize the news around the different Xbox and Xbox 360 emulation projects. I’ve been following the Xbox emulation scene for a while now, and even contributed a little on Dxbx. I’ll try to post as often as I can, and to gather information about the current emulation efforts.