There's some kid, presumably in Russia or some other soviet country, who claims to have Cxbx running Battlefield 3. Someone on youtube tipped me off about it, so I went in and took a look. It was so terribly done, that anyone with an ounce of logic, experience or common sense could tell that it was fake. Aaaaaaand, the user's responses to the comments proving that it was fake also told us everything we need to know.
So, without further adieu, here it is:
- Battlefield 3 is an Xbox 360 game. Last I checked Cxbx does not emulate that, nor does it support the loading of .xex files, conversion of PPC64 -> x86-64, or anything related to the 360. There's one, and only one legit 360 emu, and it's not even close to emulating Battlefield 3. That alone proves it fake, but there's more.
- Note how the video is intentionally blurred so you can't see if the user even loaded anything into the emulator. Cxbx tells you if you have successfully loaded a .xbe file.
- It's a video placed over the window, nothing more, nothing less. You can still see part of the Cxbx logo because it's not fully covered. He could have at least tried to cover the entire window.
- You don't convert an ISO to .xbe, you extract an ISO and RUN the .xbe...
So, I responded just to see what he'd say. After pointing out all of these, and the fact that I am an actual Cxbx dev, his responses were, "this is not fake, try it and see for yourself" and another one that was even more laughable was "can you prove that you are a dev?", well obviously I am. So I linked this blog, as well as the SVN I spent years working on, and his response was "I don't have time". What?? If you had time to respond to everyone proving that your video is fake, as well as create this fake video, then how come you don't have time to click two links I gave you? I even told him you can easily google my nickname, and all the proof you need will be there. And yet, his response was "stop talking nonsense". So, facts are nonsense? Right, get real...
But on a serious note, why do people make these fake emulator videos and stuff? I don't get it. There have been some who wrote fake emulators as trojan horses or survey scams for money, but why?? Are people this desperate and/or gullible? I hate to say it, but anyone who falls for a fake emulator scam/trojan, I compare you to someone who falls for the "legendary trap":
I'm sorry, but that's how I honestly see it. Anyway, for those of you who like getting a good laugh, or want to flag the hell out of it, have at it! I think I've had my fair share of fun shredding this to pieces already. Thanks Alex!