QUOTE(titaniumtwix @ Jun 5 2006, 09:00 PM)
i think debug has 128 ram
Indeed they do, the proper XDK has 128MB RAM, also debug kits have 128MB RAM, some of the early prototype debug type boxes only have 64MB, most of which were for live testing i belive.
QUOTE(keith1212 @ Jun 5 2006, 10:13 PM)
xbox development kit is for making programs a.k.a dashboards apps and emu which are .xbe files (xbox executable) nuff said
So basically you don't really know?
Yes however you can use them for making various utilities etc, but mainly they are used for gaming, debug boxes are used for debugging games.
QUOTE(d00msday_jesus @ Jun 5 2006, 10:26 PM)
hahah that's rediculous.
but um...i'm pretty sure the dev kits can't play games.
Thats kind of true but not. A standard debug / XDK can't play original (retail) games, however they can play all backups without any modifications as they are not signed for retail. However it is possible to play retail games by installing a patch on the debug / XDK system.
Ok so for anyone who hasn't already bothered to read that, an XDK can be used for creating / compiling games / utilities ie programs and dashboards etc. It can also be used for debugging games aswell, they also usually come with a controller tester, and you can get alot of different applications for testing and modifying games and hardware. The real XDK has extra ports on the back of the box, it usually stands about an inch taller than a standard xbox and is crystal. The extra ports are SCSI, USB, SERIAL. You use the SCSI which connects to a raptor card in a PC which has its own HDD connected to it, this allows you to put games on the HDD and play them on the XDK without using a disk, this is so developers can test games or whatever without having to burn a disk after each modification made. the USB port is used for reflashing the BIOS but isn't accessable unless you remove the cover. the SERIAL port is used for debugging and is connected to the PC also. This comes as standard with 128MB RAM and runs the XDK launcher software as its primary dashboard. These units also don't use the retail X3 MPCX chipset, they use the X2 MCPX chipset which is very rare and hard to find as its only found in development / prototype xboxs.
Debug boxes usually come in a green colour (abit like the halo edition boxes, but most of these do say debug kit on the front) Although mine doesn't say debug kit on the front of it, its the real deal so don't worry. Some didn't say this when they came out. I belive they were the earlier versions. These are used for developing games etc also, but are really made for debugging games. These also won't play retail games but will play backups, however you can get the same patch for the debug kit boxes and play retail on these also. This also runs the XDK launcher software as its primary dashboard. This one also has the non-retail X2 MCPX chipset.
Ok just so the guys who don't know what i'm talking about i'll post a couple of pics of some of my gear for you to see as followed so enjoy
EDIT: haha pikkon you beat me to replying