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  • Blog Post: Tokens Gone

    Wow. The Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator was WAY more popular than we had imagined. Josh processed thousands of requests and hopefully a huge number of developers are now out there experimenting with interactivity. But, now we have run out of our token allotment from the Xbox team and the emulator is no longer...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Request Update

    Any of you who made requests for the Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator last week should have received at least an initial email with further instructions on getting access to the emulator support site on http://connect.microsoft.com/ , signing the end user licensing agreement (EULA), and obtaining the Xbox Live...
  • Blog Post: Overwhelmed

    Okay, so it turns out that offering the emulator for free was WAY more popular than we had anticipated. Josh (Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Support Program Manager) is just a tad bit buried under all the emails right now, so please be patient with the delay while he sorts through the requests. (And please...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator - Now Free

    UPDATE 3/18 : The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is no longer available. For more information, please see: http://blogs.msdn.com/amyd/archive/2008/03/18/tokens-gone.aspx The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is now available as a free download on Xbox Live Marketplace when you request a token at http://www.thisishddvd...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Now Available

    The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is now available! The emulator is downloaded through Xbox LIVE Marketplace on your existing Xbox player. The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator can run projects from an optical disc, an external USB drive, or from a network drive, and logs API calls, errors, warnings, and exceptions...
  • Blog Post: Error Codes, Toshiba Edition

    If you know what an error code means, it can be immensely helpful in diagnosing the problem with your project. Below are some of the more common error codes found on Toshiba Players and their potential cause. There is a similar post for Xbox HD DVD add-on error codes . Note: the contents of this post...
  • Blog Post: Error Codes, Xbox Edition

    If you know what an error code means, it can be immensely helpful in diagnosing the problem with your project. Below are some of the more common error codes found on the Xbox HD DVD add on and their potential cause. There is a similar post for Toshiba player error codes . Note: the contents of this post...
  • Blog Post: HD DVD FAQs

    General Why is Microsoft involved in HD DVD? Microsoft supports HD DVD because the mandatory player features such as persistent storage, picture-in-picture, and network connectivity lead to greater interactivity and a better, more consistent user experience. Read more in the white paper available...
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