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User Info: funbot

funbot
4 months ago#1
Heyo, I haven't owned an Xbox since the original (which I don't have any more). I recently dug up some old games and want to play them as well as a few exclusives I missed because I switched to PS3, but am pretty confused by the way it works. I know I need a console with a HD, not the 4GB model. Which version of the 360 you all recommend for BC games.

Any thoughts?
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User Info: zeldafanjtl

zeldafanjtl
4 months ago#3
Unlike Playstation 3, all versions of the Xbox 360 console support backwards compatibility. The only requirement is you need an official Microsoft internal hard drive, and an internet connection to download emulator files.

The hard drives for the original Xbox 360 look like this: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0874/0194/products/1_aa98aeb5-6897-4fa7-a676-0343e1b02656_1024x1024.jpg?v=1466659181

The hard drives for the Xbox 360 S or E models look like this: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31fTPjSYfHL.jpg

Consoles advertised as "4 GB" don't include an internal hard drive; any model with a higher number includes a hard drive of that size.

Also note that hard drives are removable.
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User Info: funbot

funbot
4 months ago#4
Ah, I see. thanks! I guess if I buy one I need to make sure it has an official hard drive?
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User Info: asdfDan64

asdfDan64
4 months ago#5
You can use your own hard drive, but it has to be the exact model and size that MS used in their 360s, eg if you have a spare WD Scorpio HDD you can format it so it's usable on the 360 and add the original Xbox backwards compatibility partition. It seems a bit daunting but shouldn't be too hard.
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User Info: 94mav98

94mav98
4 months ago#6
zeldafanjtl posted...
Unlike Playstation 3, all versions of the Xbox 360 console support backwards compatibility. The only requirement is you need an official Microsoft internal hard drive, and an internet connection to download emulator files.


All PS3 units can play PS1 games though, an often overlooked fact.

I'm till waiting for Xbox One's BC list to grow and hopefully most of the OG Xbox and 360 games not on it that I want to play will be added eventually.
"Every single new Final Fantasy game is the one that ruined the franchise forever, and this is obvious the second they announce the title."

User Info: funbot

funbot
4 months ago#7
94mav98 posted...
zeldafanjtl posted...
Unlike Playstation 3, all versions of the Xbox 360 console support backwards compatibility. The only requirement is you need an official Microsoft internal hard drive, and an internet connection to download emulator files.


All PS3 units can play PS1 games though, an often overlooked fact.

I'm till waiting for Xbox One's BC list to grow and hopefully most of the OG Xbox and 360 games not on it that I want to play will be added eventually.

It's funny how many people don't know about the PS3 playing PS1 games.

Anyway, I got a pretty good deal on a Used 360 E. Everything seems to work fine. Ninja Gaiden Black is harder than I remember, but I'm very out of practice!
https://psnprofiles.com/defTommo

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andri_g
4 months ago#8
funbot posted...
It's funny how many people don't know about the PS3 playing PS1 games.

I found out the PS3 Slim supported PS1 games, but not PS2 games, before it was released.

I already had a PS2 for PS1 games so I picked-up a 360 Slim, instead.
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User Info: dancer62

dancer62
4 months ago#9
I hadn't realized that the 360 is backward compatible. I picked one up on a holiday sale, and am having a blast playing some of my old Xbox games, as well as 360 games.

Several editions of Forza, Earth Defense Force, plus Burnout, Roadkill, Simpsons Hit and Run, Dark Souls. Fun!
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User Info: 94mav98

94mav98
4 months ago#10
Too bad some of the OG Xbox games won't work properly, at least on a PAL console. Like Panzer Dragoon Orta.
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