|Platform(s)||Windows 7 and later|
Cxbx-Reloaded is an open-source Xbox emulator for Windows.
"Cxbx-Reloaded began its life as a fork of Cxbx, with added 64-bit support. Work is currently underway to back-port some of the improvements made from Dxbx."
Cxbx-Reloaded can boot into a handful of games, but don't expect much to run yet.
Historically, it patched Xbox executables (xbe's) to get them to run on the client (an HLE approach); however, LLE-GPU support was introduced on April 1, 2018. As a result, many more titles can boot in-game now, albeit with many issues still. The team is gradually porting this emulator's render code from its old Direct3D 8 graphics over to Direct3D 9 including porting the pixel and vertex shaders to the Shader Model 2.X language or later. This allows the use of more instruction slots and registers, allowing Xbox pixel and vertex shaders to be more accurately converted to the host. This has the potential to solve a massive amount of rendering issues, from broken polygons, missing animations, t-pose models to crashes.
- The official website was once designed as a compatibility list with additional categories in digits, letters, and xdk-derived symbol class numbers. It opened sometime around mid-2016 but then closed in early 2017 when xbes from pirated games were anonymously classified as playable despite that not being the case even on legitimate copies. Until a redesign is ready for the public, the link redirects to the GitHub repository.
- Chart is updated daily and easier to read. Percentage is out of 700+ games (Retail, demos, unlockables) and software (Dashboards, XDK samples, updates, emulators, etc) tested.
- Wiki for developers
- Wiki for miscellaneous compatibility information
- An Xbox Classic game database (Link)
- Official Gitter chat channel
- Official Discord chat channel (For general and development discussions on OG Xbox emulation, especially for CXBX-R, but also XQEMU and OpenXBOX)
- CXBX-R Showcase. (Pre-Stable 0.1). (Esppiral V. June 10, 2018.)
- CXBX-R v0.1 - Multi Test (Gameplay) Huge Progress #1 (Emulators for PC. Published on Jul 8, 2018. 4 games.)