How to play xbox original games on 360 console?

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#1 Posted by sivasiva (1088 posts) -

How do i play xbox original games(not xbox 360 games) such as Gta san andreas on the 360 console?

#2 Posted by Food_Nipple (8379 posts) -
Okay, if you have your console in the horizontal position, first press the far left button on the same side as the controller port. How this part is key: in the tray that is now protruding from the console, insert your xbox game disc. You must then proceed to once again press the far left button on the same side of the console as the controller ports. This is not to be confused with the side into which you insert the plug and component cables. For this step, you must make sure your television is turned on and tuned to the mode to which you connected your xbox 360 console to it by way of the previously mentioned component cable. You must then connect a controller to your console in order to operate the game. An original xbox controller will not work for this. If this method does not work, you are either using a console placed in the vertical position, or the game you selected is not supported for backwards compatibility.
#3 Posted by Carroll-06 (384 posts) -
Well when I first got Xbox Live I downloaded an update and then just put in a Xbox game and it worked, I dont know if you need the update but I just didn't want to risk it.
#4 Posted by mike4realz (2571 posts) -

How do i play xbox original games(not xbox 360 games) such as Gta san andreas on the 360 console?

sivasiva

you need an XBOX 360 hard drive to play original XBOX games

#5 Posted by Keitarourashima (1422 posts) -
[QUOTE="sivasiva"]

How do i play xbox original games(not xbox 360 games) such as Gta san andreas on the 360 console?

mike4realz

you need an XBOX 360 hard drive to play original XBOX games

and a simple update from live, that's all, and preferrably on a SD tv, heh, doesn't look too good on HD tv's.
#6 Posted by kiddykatrox (4 posts) -
I have the hard drive and the update from live yet i still can't get the game to work(Halo 1) wat do i do
#7 Posted by l0ve (3173 posts) -
Maybe your screen resolution is set wrong in your xbox settings or something? I dont even know if that would cause a problem though.
#8 Posted by SavageM2 (10800 posts) -
You need to get an update in order to play original Xbox games. If you are connected to Xbox live then it will pop up telling you to update. Here is a list of the backward compatible games.
#9 Posted by kiddykatrox (4 posts) -
Ive done both the settings are right and yes i hav updated my xbox 360 so i can play xbox originals on my 360
#10 Posted by maxmax1234 (900 posts) -
I just put halo2 in the tray, and it started after a quick update.
#12 Posted by KBFloYd (14594 posts) -

not all xbox games work...

check here for compatible games

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_games_compatible_with_Xbox_360

#13 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -
Okay, if you have your console in the horizontal position, first press the far left button on the same side as the controller port. How this part is key: in the tray that is now protruding from the console, insert your xbox game disc. You must then proceed to once again press the far left button on the same side of the console as the controller ports. This is not to be confused with the side into which you insert the plug and component cables. For this step, you must make sure your television is turned on and tuned to the mode to which you connected your xbox 360 console to it by way of the previously mentioned component cable. You must then connect a controller to your console in order to operate the game. An original xbox controller will not work for this. If this method does not work, you are either using a console placed in the vertical position, or the game you selected is not supported for backwards compatibility.Food_Nipple
lol you're such a jerk