The best Xbox 360 emulators for PC
With the help of the emulator, you can enjoy using the Xbox 360 game console on your personal computer. In particular, the Xbox 360 belongs to the family of Xbox game consoles, designed by Microsoft. In the beginning, the Xbox 360 gaming experience was only available on a console. But by using emulators, a large number of users have the opportunity to play a huge number of games on their PC with Windows OS.
Here you will find out:
- best Xbox 360 emulators for PC
- when DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
The best emulators
One of the most popular Xbox360 emulators on the market today is Xenia. The program very closely mimics the Xbox 360 on a computer. But this emulator also has a drawback - the software works with some delays, this is more related to performance. At the moment, the Xenia emulator is only available for Windows OS, but over time it will be distributed on Linux OS as well. Xenia software needs a number of extended OS versions for best performance. Xenia is compatible with Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8.
A prerequisite is also a Vulkan compatible video card (check compatibility with your PC), 64-bit x86 processor, Xinput-enabled controller, AVX-enabled (Haswell or Intel Sandy Bridge). In order to configure the Xenia parameters, it is enough to download the software from the Network, unpack the .zip file in a convenient location on the disk and open it as an administrator. After launching 360 emulator Xenia, download the games you want to your PC. There is a limit on downloading and running 90 games using the Xenia emulator. The good news is Xenia is open-source software, so you can download it absolutely free.
2. VR Xbox 360 PC Emulator
The next equally popular Xbox 360 emulator for PC is the VR Xbox 360 PC Emulator. It does not lag behind the previous emulator in terms of demand and even outstrips it in terms of the number of downloads. VR Xbox 360 PC Emulator works with mid-range versions of Windows with Windows 2000, 7, and XP (available in 64-bit and 32-bit).
The program performs its functions brilliantly thanks to the high refresh rate of frames per second, improved RAM consumption, the SSE 3/4 processor, and also works with the Radeon graphics card. High performance, download speed, free version, and small size (21.91 MB) allow many users to replace Xbox 360 with PC.
3. CXBX Emulator
Another widely used Xbox emulator - CXBX is used to emulate games from both the Xbox One and its previous version of the Xbox 360 on a computer. Although according to many reports, CXBX is not particularly effective in emulating the Xbox 360. Nevertheless, CXBX has powerful performance and copes with system lags when using games that require high performance from a PC.
Thanks to its qualities, CXBX will easily download and install any Xbox game. CXBX has an integrated program to convert games to .exe files on your PC. CXBX you do not need to spend time creating a virtual machine to emulate Xbox 360 games, since this type of file will allow you to launch directly from your PC. An unpleasant feature of the program is the limitation of six games that can be simultaneously downloaded to a PC. In addition, high-performance versions (64-bit, 32-bit) Windows are required to run the CXBX program at maximum resolutions. This program, like the previous ones, is available for free download, and as it is licensed under the GNU Public License.
4. DXBX Emulator
DXBX Emulator combines perfectly all the positive qualities of emulators; therefore it is number one among Xbox 360 emulators with Windows OS on a computer. Firstly, DXBX Emulator works with versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, and Windows 10 (but only 32-bit versions). The software integrates Direct3D8 to provide the highest quality graphics.
In addition, the software transfers perfectly pixel shaders, music, and Xbox game controllers. The program also has the function of converting files to the .exe type for ease of installation and use. Most of the Xbox games for PC are available for DXBX Emulator. An additional pleasant bonus is an absolutely free download.
Prevent game progress loss
When running games on a PC, an error occasionally occurs, and the time intervals disappear or are restored. Instead of playing through the game again, there is a solution with DiskInternals Partition Recovery program.
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The most important point is the absence of any action in the system directory where the data corruption occurred. Any copying, creation, or transfer of files will overwrite the local disk and erase the data in the directory. In this case, no recovery software can help you. So, getting closer to the recovery process, let's take a look at a simple instruction on how to use DiskInternals Partition Recovery. To get started, download the trial version from the official site and run it. The recovery wizard will start automatically. Select the location on the system drive where the necessary files were located.
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