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xemu - Linux

xemu - Linux
09 September 2022
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A free and open-source application that emulates the original Microsoft Xbox game console, enabling people to play their original Xbox games on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.


System Link
Networking is supported out of the box. Connect to other instances of xemu and even real Xboxes, locally or over the Internet.

Gamepad Support
Built on SDL2, xemu supports virtually all gamepads. Connect up to 4 controllers at any time, just like a real Xbox.

Snapshots (Save States)
No need to wait for checkpoints. xemu supports saving the current state and loading it back up at any time.

Render Scaling
Breathe new life into your original Xbox games by easily scaling up the resolution that games render at.




Ubuntu PPA (20.04 and newer)

Users running recent versions of Ubuntu (20.04 and newer) are recommended to install through the daily build PPA repository. At the command line, run the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mborgerson/xemu
sudo apt update
sudo apt install xemu

You can now launch xemu through your typical launcher, or by typing xemu at the command line.


When using the flatpak installation method, only the ~/.var/app/app.xemu.xemu/data/xemu/xemu directory can be written to by xemu. The Hard Disk image must be placed there, for example at ~/.var/app/app.xemu.xemu/data/xemu/xemu/xbox_hdd.qcow2.

If you want to whitelist additional directories, you can do so with Flatseal.


Download link will take you to Flathub.


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