Can Alpha Towers play retail Xbox games?

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  1. PikaCommando

    PikaCommando Newly Registered

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    And also the debug/dev kits. Asking here since X360's XDKs can't.
     
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    PixelButts Site Soldier

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    No. Easiest way to explain it with my limited knowledge.
     
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    Hmm, then is there a reason to own one aside from collector/historical value? What can it do?
     
  4. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    Not in the slightest. It is literally a PC, versus a console made using some PC style hardware. What's the point to any of this, really? It's an important piece of gaming history, and it can play the games that I did release for it.
     
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    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    There is also a XDK (pc side of things) released, so you can compile the samples that are included, and maybe make some homebrew for it (and port it/upgrade it to xbox retail)... for learning and historical purposes ofcourse because xbmc wont work and who actualy owns a (franken)alpha and is gonna run your game?
    But you could, maybe port an emulator or downport some samples for fun. +- 80 hours of fun I gues... better then wasting it on skyrim only to delete your save afterwards XD... sorry, a game-pc/-console for only a few that understand the fun.
     
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    People want to be able to run original xbox games on PC hardware. That's the interest.
     
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    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    Which you cant do with an alpha kit, which is what I opened with. There is zero chance of a retail game working on an alpha kit.
     
  8. HI_Ricky

    HI_Ricky Intrepid Member

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    Alpha I/II did not use Intel Boot Initiative , so can not run retail/xdk .xbe
     

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