Dosbox running on Xbox One
A Video on youtube is showing DosBox running on the XBox One. This is impressive and is not runnning on a hack. Rather, it’s using Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, the Microsoft Application architecture that lets people create applications for Windows 10 and a bunch of other platforms, including Windows Mobile and, well, the Xbox One.
Developer vcfan has not released any binary at this point. Nevertheless, this looks pretty cool, despite the awful framerate. The Author says this can be improved though. Vcfan says: “Its slow for now because it’s only using the cpu interpreter. The dynarec still needs work since it produces crashes on 64bit, but it flies with it.”
In the video, we can see the developer running Windows 95, Duke Nukem 3D, and a tiny bit of an SNES emulator (but no SNES games).
That’s pretty cool, and it would be interesting to see where this goes. This could quickly make the Xbox One a more interesting platform for enthusiast devs than the PS4.
In some of the youtube comments, vcfan has promised he will publish the sources in the days to come, so stay tuned.
Thanks to @ita360com