Although many people have either sold, stored, or shelved their original Xbox system, it still remains one of the best options for housing your emulators.
I modded one of mine with a 500gb had and coinops deluxe. So much fun playing old school arcade games I haven't played in years.
*laughs in Raspberry Pi*
How much is a pi? I have thought about making one but there are different ones to choose from. A og Xbox I can find for $5-10.
Pi is junk. You want a Mister (de-10 nano). FPGA is so much better than pi emulation. But...they are way more expensive than a pi or xbox.
OG Xbox is still trash and limited.
Where can you find an OG Xbox for $5-$10?
@above, there is a flea market in my area where the guy has dozens of them. Untested but he let's you at least plug into see if they power on. They go for $5-10 depending on condition (damaged case / DVD tray open and close) I have bought a few and molded them for friends. You can fit coinops lite on a stock drive easily.
Far better options.
Buy a series s or x and sign up for developer account £15 then side load retroarch and other emulators I use Retrix it works brkliabts feels at home with control pad etc. Easy to reboot into dev mode then back to retail mode
Just find a broken Xbox on Ebay cheap and mod it I have seen lots of Youtube videos of people doing that. What makes the Xbox so good is it's so simple to mod and the hard drive. No different then buying a broken Sega Saturn ,PS1 or even a Dreamcast pull the lasers out and run an SD kit. The system sees another life instead of being tossed in the trash. Best of all if the machine is all ready broken you can get it cheaper then one that works.
I like the idea of reusing an old system to play old games. I know I've seen an OG Xbox for dirt cheap at stores. Seriously like 20 bucks or less
I mean if you have one already and you want to use it as a novelty. Them for sure. But for those looking for a dedicated emulation rig, there are far better options in the market. Like the Ryzen APUs that can give you even decent PS3 emulation. A Athlon based system that can hold up to the Wii U. And even the current Xbox Series S/X that can side load a bunch of emulators.
Isn’t Series S/X a much better emulator device? Especially considering it can run PS2 games, and an S is only $299, and functions as a next gen console too.
Bethesda is in good hands...
I can tell you now I have various Raspberry pi setups. And they run fantastic. Keep your bulky xbox, I will stick with my mini Megadrive and Snes pi cases which look great. And take up less space.
Got a Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB model is all you need for emulation) with this awesome NES case: https://www.amazon.com/AKNE... And 2 retroflag SNES controllers. Then just go here and find your favorite image with all roms: https://www.arcadepunks.com... I have a 512GB microsd card image, with more than 10,000+ roms so yeah I think I'm good for now lol. I suggest if you want to know about anything emulation or need help setting up emulators with raspberry pi's etc, ETA Prime is the best: https://www.youtube.com/cha... I also went ahead and bought a Raspberry Pi Zero W to go in this Gameboy style case: http://retroflag.com/GPi-CA...
I have to OG Xbox emulation rigs loaded with roms. Purchased my first one in 2003 and a second in 2004 (when I was single.) To this day they are a staple of mine and my families gaming experience with one being hooked up in the theater room/man cave and the other in the bedroom. They still work great and we really enjoy them.
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