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Wannabe Geek


# 99434 19-Mar-2012 17:31
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Someone once told me that there was a website where I could play old Playstation and Xbox games on my pc, but i can't remember what the site name was. I recently got the original Fable for the Xbox and it won't play on my 360, so i was wondering if anyone knew the name of the website, or had any tips. I don't have a whole lot of money, so I can't get the attachment for XboxLIVE that I need to do this the traditional way.

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Uber Geek


  # 597285 19-Mar-2012 17:50
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You won't, that's straight up copyright infringement, etcetc.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 597288 19-Mar-2012 17:55
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How is it copy infringement? I bought the game, original case, from a PlayNTrade, i just want to play it.
They don't sell the original Xbox in stores anymore, the copyrights on most of the old games have expired.  
Plus, even if I could afford an attachment  there is no guarantee that it would work.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 597289 19-Mar-2012 17:58
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EB Games tend to have old used consoles that they sell. I know i've seen PS2's and i'm pretty sure original Xboxs in my local one. Contact your local EB Games and if they don't have one in their store they can probably ring one of the others to get one in.

Presuming it's only 1 type of console you need to buy that is.

Else there's always trademe for the over inflated cost of consoles. :)


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Uber Geek


  # 597295 19-Mar-2012 18:01
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original xbox is cheap as trademe or elsewhere



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Wannabe Geek


  # 597296 19-Mar-2012 18:01
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I have to drive 30 minutes to get to a PlayNTrade, 2 hours to get to a Gamestop, and as far as I know over  5 hours to get to an EB Games store. I'm in college, I can't do it.

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Uber Geek


  # 597300 19-Mar-2012 18:03
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grava: How is it copy infringement? I bought the game, original case, from a PlayNTrade, i just want to play it.
They don't sell the original Xbox in stores anymore, the copyrights on most of the old games have expired.  
Plus, even if I could afford an attachment  there is no guarantee that it would work.


In that case, there's plenty of xbox 1 emulators out there, use google.

(Also no, copyrights will not have expired.. copyrights are basically perpetual now, they never run out)




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Wannabe Geek


  # 597303 19-Mar-2012 18:05
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Already tried emulators, they don't support it. That's why I was asking for a site that would work.

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 597305 19-Mar-2012 18:06
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grava: Already tried emulators, they don't support it. That's why I was asking for a site that would work.


Then you're out of luck?




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Wannabe Geek


  # 597306 19-Mar-2012 18:08
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guess so

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Uber Geek


  # 597515 20-Mar-2012 09:52
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Buy an original Xbox for $50 off TradeMe.

I keep mine around just so I can play Rallisport Challenge 2, as despite being a 1st party Microsoft title, it won't play on the 360, although the first game does. Annoying.




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  # 597524 20-Mar-2012 10:00
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Abandonware is quite a grey area, technically you're breaking copyright but there is a market for old games and the companies aren't meeting it very well.

There are lots of emulators for playing old arcade and console games on PC. Simple google search will find you lots of information.

For PC classics there's good old games
http://www.gog.com/ 

Unfortunately some old games there is just no current alternative way to play them.

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