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Porting Virtual Pc Or Vmware To Xbox

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#1 raymond3231976


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:46 AM

Does anyone know how to port software to the Xbox ?
If anyone needs a good idea to port you should try
porting Virtual PC or VMware to Xbox as a app. If someone
could port one of these it would open alot of new things to the xbox
including windows 98,2000,or even a striped down version of xp
ive striped down win xp so i could get it to run on older computer
i got xp runing on a pc good with only 64 megs of ram you may be able
to get strip out enuff to get it to run on 32 megs of ram but i havent tryed
well if we can get windows on there you can use a app called (joymouse)
so you dont need a mouse and windows have a virtual keybord built in so try
try not to strip it out so anyone out there willing to try to Porting Virtual PC
or VMware to Xbox..... wink.gif cool.gif

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:02 PM


as you might, or maybe might not have noticed, it is only possible to port something if the sources for that are avaible. So, if you could point us to the sources of virtual pc or vmware, I am sure some of us would give it a try.....

Running xp on an xbox can be compared with running xp on a PIII 800 with 64MB of ram. Both emulators you mention only emulate a very old video adapter. Virtual pc emulates a S3 adapter, and vmware emulates a video system that never existed as an adapter. So, forget about installing directx and running games at normal speed.

You have the dosbox emulator that works for a lot of dos games. You can install linux on your console... Some people even installed xp into the bochs emulator. I really wonder if the speed of those is usefull.


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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:55 PM

It's a pity nobody ever ported FreeDOS ( http://www.freedos.org/ ) to the XBox - DOSXBox is great, but very slow, since it's an emulator, but FreeDOS is an open source, MS-DOS compatible (so it says) operating system, so presumably it would run (DOS) games and programs at full speed. Just think... Blood, Carmageddon, Redneck Rampage, the DOS strategy games that a mate of mine still keeps on about, and loads of others, all working great on the XBox under FreeDOS.


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Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:44 AM

I don't see how freedos would work. A true PC has a pc bios that dos and dos apps use qute often. As well, I doubt it has fatx filesystem drivers.

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