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Old 11-18-11, 02:05 PM   #13
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Default Re: Rumor: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

sounds good in theory but from a developer's stand point, this means that they no longer have a nice tidy controlled hardware environment to develop for. They would have to essentially make a game that's been tested on various hardware and then support all that.

If it happened though, I wouldn't complain but I'm wondering IF we ever see something like this, how they would deal with keyboard/mouse or I'm assuming you'd HAVE to use a 360 controller.

previously made games wouldn't have any built in graphics options or control options to actually take advantage of the higher end hardware or anything like that. It would require devs to put out PC patches to handle all of that.
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Default Re: Rumor: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

This (hopefully) won't happen.
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Old 11-18-11, 05:18 PM   #15
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i am with six...this is a horrible idea.
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Old 11-18-11, 06:07 PM   #16
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I don't see how this isn't possible... couldn't you essentially run an "XBox 360 VM" with a 360 controller and have it work? They could make your computer have a minimal WEI in order to use the feature to ensure the games play back fine. Kinda' like XP Mode in 7 Pro and Ultimate, only it could be called "XBox 360 Mode" or something.

Not only that, the 360 uses DX9 and a variation of DX10 features if I'm not mistaken, thus the settings in your driver control panel should stick... I'd imagine.

Interesting concept none the less.
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Old 11-18-11, 06:38 PM   #17
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I don't see how this isn't possible... couldn't you essentially run an "XBox 360 VM" with a 360 controller and have it work? They could make your computer have a minimal WEI in order to use the feature to ensure the games play back fine. Kinda' like XP Mode in 7 Pro and Ultimate, only it could be called "XBox 360 Mode" or something.

Not only that, the 360 uses DX9 and a variation of DX10 features if I'm not mistaken, thus the settings in your driver control panel should stick... I'd imagine.

Interesting concept none the less.
No, the processors are different architectures. It would only be possible if the computer's hardware were substantially better than the 360's. In terms of graphics, that may be the case. But as for the CPU, probably not. PowerPC emulation at that scale wouldn't run very well.

It is possible to compile the code for both architectures. That may be what they already do with most console-ported games.

I mean realistically, we're a GUI away from this being true. But there would still be PC-only discs, and 360-only discs.

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If they didn't recompile x86 native binaries (which is possible) this wouldn't happen.
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Pure emulation would be very hard to do, due to the PPU - x86 and stuff like memexport.
GPU would most likely be the easier. (relatively traditional GPU even with daughter die.)

Easiest way would be creation of new executables like they did with xbox1 games on x360.
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Old 11-18-11, 06:48 PM   #18
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No, the processors are different architectures. It would only be possible if the computer's hardware were substantially better than the 360's. In terms of graphics, that may be the case. But as for the CPU, probably not. PowerPC emulation at that scale wouldn't run very well.

It is possible to compile the code for both architectures. That may be what they already do with most console-ported games.

I mean realistically, we're a GUI away from this being true. But there would still be PC-only discs, and 360-only discs.





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Maybe this was already mentioned but why have the CPU do it- why not offload it entirely to the GPU? I'm thinking utilizing CUDA or OpenCL or what not. Not really versed on the ins-and-outs of that stuff but just curious if it'd work. I mean a single GTX580 is how many times faster by itself than the X360 as a whole? Not to mention a GTX560, and so on.
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Old 11-24-11, 04:49 PM   #19
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I think the rumour stems from the fact Microsoft said W8 will be used on the next xbox
Maybe I misunderstood, http://www.pcworld.com/article/24452...ecember_6.html
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oops..

Wil it run apps or whatever?
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