Xbox Game + MBP?

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  1. julieb0108 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I'm curious to see how I would go about playing an xbox game (particularly halo 3) on my mac. I'm sure it's possible, but I don't know where to start really. I couldn't find anything helpful in a google search besides that I would need some type of usb receiver for a wireless controller.

    I'm completely lost...help? :confused:

    I'm using the 17" UMBP if that makes a difference.
     
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  5. julieb0108 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just figured it was because I saw this kid in my computer class and he brought in his laptop and was playing a racing game on it - xbox disc, controller, ect. I don't know how he did it but yeah. :eek:
     
  6. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Unless it was faked you must ask him and tell us all. :cool:
     
  7. julieb0108 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, will do. He graduated but I still talk to one of his friends. They're both extremely smart so I definitely don't think it was fake.
     
  8. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

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    I don't know about the disc, but you can use a 360 controller on PC. I use a wireless 360 controller on my PC, and I know you can use the headset and steering wheel too. Just gotta grab the drivers from m$.
     
  9. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    Step 1. Buy an xbox 360
    Step 2. turn it into this:
     

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  11. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    **** that's awesome.


    It was probably some system where they use the controllers with a mac os game.
     
  12. glycon macrumors newbie

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    OP didn't say 360 (edit: , but I bet Halo 3 is 360). There's 2 different regular Xbox emulators. I have no experience with either. Just Googled it up. You'll need Windows:

    http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/xbox/
     
  13. ThundrChicken macrumors newbie

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    Haha here's how I do it.

    1. Get a "Games for Windows" certified game - these games usually support the 360 controller natively

    2. Install Windows 7 on your MBP (64bit) on at least a 40GB partition

    3. Get a 360 wireless controller with the PC receiver

    4. Attach to a HD capable TV - I have a 52" 1080p Bravia at home which I hook up my MBP through DVI -> HDMI

    5. Change the primary display inside windows using the nVidia control panel from Primary LCD, to what ever the HDTV is (in my case its labeled Sony XTV)

    6. sit back, set the resolution ingame to 1280 x 720 for full 720p glory or crank it up to 1920 x 1080p for full HD. Most games on my MBP (in my sig) can handle the 720P perfectly, and because the DPI on the actual TV is lower, it will look spectacular and crisp.

    This I call it, is my Macbox 360. :D. I see no incentive to buy an actual 360 when I can just do this.
     
  14. julieb0108 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    LoL.

    Made for Windows games were MADE FOR WINDOWS. No emulation required. So, using a microsoft made (for windows) game that was ported from the xbox will play like an actual xbox since you can use the wireless controller. So the only emulation that will be going on is that you will be emulating the gameplay experience by running a ported xbox game full screen using an xbox controller. Confused? so am I.
     
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  17. ThundrChicken macrumors newbie

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    There is no 360 emulator. The actual consoles have gotten so powerful now that trying to emulate games made for them is just way too difficult


    Yep you are correct. Just get that 360 wireless receiver, with a wireless 360 controller (either in a bundle package or separately), and then you can play the game on your HDTV if you connect your MBP. The "Games for Windows" slogan indicates that the game was (in almost all cases) a direct port from the 360, onto the PC. This means that even the control setup will be based off the 360 mapping, so the experience will be pretty much the same if you have a 360 controller and play the game smoothly at 720p (which the uMBP is more than capable of doing). Again this is not emulating the 360 for Windows. You're playing games ported from the 360 directly to Windows ;)
     
  18. Mano21 macrumors newbie

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    Install windows. Get halo 2. I don't think they made halo 3 for the pc.
     
  19. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    sure it isnt a windows live game with 360 controller
     

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