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I can't seem to get these xbox emulators to play my xbox games which i have legitimately on disc. I don't have an old style tv and my xbox can't plug into my monitor as it only has vga, dvi and hdmi connections. It seems like i might need to rip my games and turn them into an iso or something for use with these emulators. I would really like to be able to play my old xbox games on my pc with my 360 controllers smile.gif Does anyone know if and how i can use my xbox discs with an emulator? Or know of a good free program i can use to rip the discs to iso or whatever it is i need to do with them? Thanks smile.gif

Edit: Talking about the original xbox btw - not the 360 thumb.gif
Edited by ET900 - 4/8/12 at 1:23pm
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I can't seem to get these xbox emulators to play my xbox games which i have legitimately on disc. I don't have an old style tv and my xbox can't plug into my monitor as it only has vga, dvi and hdmi connections. It seems like i might need to rip my games and turn them into an iso or something for use with these emulators. I would really like to be able to play my old xbox games on my pc with my 360 controllers smile.gif Does anyone know if and how i can use my xbox discs with an emulator? Or know of a good free program i can use to rip the discs to iso or whatever it is i need to do with them? Thanks smile.gif

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003VD56JS/ref=asc_df_B003VD56JS7344827?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B003VD56JS
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360 emulators are very underdeveloped and you will be lucky to get even a simple game to work, iirc. That lead is your best bet. I literally gave one away about a month ago otherwise you could've had mine for the shipping cost tongue.gif
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Yeah, I agree with the previous post. Emulators aren't a 100% solution to get a game working.

As an alternative solution, you could look into getting an ION analogue to USB dongle kit for $30. You just run the DVD creation software and switch to the capture tab, full screen the video input from your xbox, and presto! Plus, if you are like me and want to double up on product features when you buy them for future use, you can use the device to digitize your VHS tapes if you have any lying around.

Just a thought in addition to the cable suggestion above.
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360 emulators are very underdeveloped and you will be lucky to get even a simple game to work, iirc. That lead is your best bet. I literally gave one away about a month ago otherwise you could've had mine for the shipping cost tongue.gif

its an original xbox - not a 360. sorry i probably wasn't clear enough about that! i was hoping i could just play the games straight off my pc as the controllers from the original xbox are all screwed and suck to use. also the games would play smoother and look better on the pc as ive noticed with ps2 emu's ive used before smile.gif i didn't actually know there were any 360 emulators though! where can i find one? i have a few 360 games laying about biggrin.gif
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Yeah, I agree with the previous post. Emulators aren't a 100% solution to get a game working.
As an alternative solution, you could look into getting an ION analogue to USB dongle kit for $30. You just run the DVD creation software and switch to the capture tab, full screen the video input from your xbox, and presto! Plus, if you are like me and want to double up on product features when you buy them for future use, you can use the device to digitize your VHS tapes if you have any lying around.
Just a thought in addition to the cable suggestion above.

that sounds like a cool idea, at least for the vhs! i do have some stuff on vhs that i wouldn't mind getting onto my pc. know any good software for that?
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OH, fail for me frown.gif
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You could find an old school TV and then softmod your xbox and build yourself a VGA cable for it.

If you want more info I have a bunch of links and I have a modded xbox.
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OH, fail for me frown.gif

no problem man! it was my fault for not being clear enough. i also mentioned using 360 controllers so i would've made the same assumption wink.gif
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You could find an old school TV and then softmod your xbox and build yourself a VGA cable for it.
If you want more info I have a bunch of links and I have a modded xbox.

thanks man but that sounds like a bit to much effort for me haha tongue.gif im quite keen on getting the games to work on my pc smile.gif i know you can get roms/image files of games to play on these emulators so i can only assume that people must be ripping the game discs and turning them into them into the type of file needed. it seems weird that you cant just get these emulators to read the games off disc! i'll have to do a bit of digging around and see if i can find out what software people use to get the data off the disc and convert it to a working image. im sure i could find a site to get the roms from but id rather just convert my own games that i own if possible. cheers all thumb.gif

Edit: oh also if i had an old tv i wouldn't need to any converting because i could just plug in with the scart lead! i wanna play on my pc though anyways tongue.gif
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As for why the discs aren't reading if I recall correctly the standard method of writing a disc for pc and dvds and such is from the inside out. But original xbox discs are written from the outside toward the inside. That might be why you are having trouble reading the discs. I have no experience with xbox emulators so I don't know if they are supposed to be able to read the discs but I do know that putting an xbox disc into your computer normally will just say the archive is corrupt or something like that.
 
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As for why the discs aren't reading if I recall correctly the standard method of writing a disc for pc and dvds and such is from the inside out. But original xbox discs are written from the outside toward the inside. That might be why you are having trouble reading the discs. I have no experience with xbox emulators so I don't know if they are supposed to be able to read the discs but I do know that putting an xbox disc into your computer normally will just say the archive is corrupt or something like that.

well when i ran the emulators you have to browse the location for the file you want to open. so when i went to the dvd drive i could just see a folder called "video ts" or something like that. didn't seem like the emu could do anything with that. i think thats what you usually see if you browse a dvd with a film on it. i tried opening the disc with windows explorer and just saw the same folder with a few media files that vlc recognised. im not sure that these emu's were meant for actually using with game dvd's. im gonna see if i can find a free program to rip the discs to iso and see if that works!
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The disks are ripped from the DVD using the xbox. I can copy the contents of the disks from the Xbox's dvd drive to my PC over FTP. It is part of having a modded xbox. That is the only way I know of reading the contents on an xbox DVD.
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