How To Setup Emulator for Original Xbox

If you are looking for a way to get more out of your original Xbox instead of sitting there to collect dust, here is a guide on how to get emulators for it.

I remember I used to own 2 original Xbox. One was modded and one was given by a friend, but my friend wanted back so I gave him the wrong one and all my modded Xbox days with emulator and custom launcher (UnleashX) were gone.

Thankfully Digiex, one of my favorite website for modding scene still cherish some of those emulators.

RetroArch

RetroArch is all-in-one place for emulators of all kinds. And this is the original Xbox version.

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NeoGenesis

This was one of my childhood memories simply because it plays Genesis, 32x games on the original Xbox without hassle. I remember there were families of emulator from the same group which made some of the emulators for Nintendo platform. You can save and load state, select game from favorates and also fast forward, taking screenshots etc.

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MekaX 

MekaX is an emulator designed for playing games from Sega Master System/GameGear.

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SMSPlusX

This another one for Master System as well as GameGear. This is the one I had. Believe to be created from the same group as NeoGenesis or at least the same set of configuration from NeoGenesis.

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Kawa-X

Kawa-X is a Capcom CPS1, CPS2 and SNK NeoGeo emulator for the original Xbox console. I have not herd of this one, so I don’t know much. Unfortunately this one hasn’t been archived by Digiex, so I found a 3rd party link.

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MAMEoXtras

As the title suggests, MAMEoXtras plays games from the MAME system. I think I played this on the Big Ass Emulator disc. Again, Digiex has not archived this.

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AtariXLBox

AtariXLBox is a multi system emulator designed for playing Atari 800, 5200, 130, 320, XL & XE games.

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ZsnexBox

ZsnexBox is a SNES emulator for the Xbox. It allows you to play SNES games. Not sure if I tried this, might’ve tried it on the Big Ass Emu disc. I still remember extracting Xbox Advance emulator and added my own skin & soundtrack.

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XBoyAdvance

As the title suggests, this emulator plays Gameboy Advance Games as well as Gameboy and Gameboy Color games and this was one of my favorite emulator in the series as I believe this was created by the same group that did NeoGenesis.

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Surreal64

Surreal64 is an emulator for playing Nintendo 64 games.

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PCSXBox

Yes, I remember hearing about PCSXBox. Copied this to my Xbox but didn’t have any luck as I didn’t have any games to try it out. But this is a full-fledged PlayStation 1 emulator for the Xbox.

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HuGoX

An emulator for playing TurboGrafx & PC Engine. Dono much about this one.

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KegsX

Yes there even a Apple II emulator for the Xbox.

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Dreamspec

Dreamspec is a ZX Spectrum emulator for the Xbox.

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DOSXbox

DOSXbox is another one that I’ve tried and failed as I don’t have any content for it. But as the name suggests, this is a Dos emulator for the original Xbox.

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AdamX

AdamX, a ColecoVision & Adam emulator.

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