You may wonder, “ what does gaming have to do with prepping?”. Since most of us have kids, nephews or grand kids, keeping them busy and happy will become a problem during a SHTF scenario. No matter what activities you plan for them, they will always be attracted by the digital stuff. After all that’s the world they were born into and they are much more tech-savvy then us. After installing an Xbox emulator for my nephews I decided to share my experience. You never know when you might need this knowledge.
Nostalgia often seizes gamers reminiscing about the original Xbox from good old days. It is not a secret that people are starting to forget about the console as soon as its original version was displaced by more formidable and attractive things, such as the Xbox 360, then, the Xbox One, and finally, the Xbox One X.
Yep, the times they are a-changing, and our gaming preferences transform and change over time. Still, what about the army of loyal adherents of the original Xbox eager to play? They can still enjoy playing the original version with the help of an emulator.
Using such a program is a great chance to relive the emotions experienced when playing on the original console. With Xbox emulators, playing such legends as Mortal Kombat, Halo 2, Dino Crisis 2, or Need for Speed, won’t be a problem anymore. Though, getting an emulator on your device can be quite a challenge, by following the steps below, you will be able to successfully download and install Xbox emulator. With the emulator and the desired Xbox ROMs, you can start enjoying your game.
How to Install an Xbox Emulator
For the installation process to run smoothly, you should be mindful of several things. First of all, you should be aware that there is no way to download the emulator from the Google Play Store, due to the fact that Microsoft has a tight grip on the rights for the console’s original version. There is a plethora of emulators in the Store; nevertheless, you won’t be able to find one for the original Xbox.
Therefore, it will be necessary to surf the Web for the APK, the Android application that will need to be downloaded. Please, note that the given application was not approved for the Google Play Store, which means that you will be solely responsible for running the downloaded software.
To get the APK downloaded from any unauthorized site, you will need to adjust some settings within your device. In case you use Android 4.0 or higher, go straight to “Settings.” Then, scroll down to “Security” to untick the “Unknown Sources” option. Thus, you will make it possible for your Android device to install the APK from the Internet. Please, keep vigilant and don’t download any software from random sites. Check real users’ feedback and other information available on the site’s background not to download malware. Anyway, even in the worst case, Android will protect your device from potentially dangerous software by isolating and keeping viruses in a sort of “sandbox,” which will prevent malware from infecting the operating system.
Downloading the APK
Your next step will be downloading the APK file with the Xbox emulator. You are free to search the web for the one suiting your needs. But, again, make sure not to install malware from an unreliable website.
In some cases, you might be prompted to install a Virtual Private Network to download the emulator. Once you get the program installed, you can start downloading the APK. Don’t forget to connect to the FlyVPN after downloading the application.
Once the downloading process has been completed successfully, you can click on the notification or navigate to the downloaded file that will be listed in your Files App. Then, you will need to click on the file to launch the installation. Upon the completion of this process, you are free to start playing the original Xbox with a new emulator.
Some Useful Tips and Pieces of Advice to Fans of Xbox
When you begin testing good old games with the help of a simulator, you may find yourself a little bit disappointed with the quality of the games. They may seem wonky and unstable. At times, you may catch yourself thinking that they don’t even work properly. This happens because the original Xbox belongs to a completely different generation that was not “spoiled” with modern touch controls. To avoid an unpleasant experience, you might want to avail yourself of an original Xbox controller for Android devices. Special adapters are there to assist you with pairing a game controller with your Smartphone.
Furthermore, make sure to find suitable games for your Xbox emulator. Avail yourself of the variety of ROMs available online. Just make sure that the ROMs you aim to install are compatible with your operating system.