October 29, 2020

Microsoft Xbox game console and Windows NT 3.5 source code leaked

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Microsoft released the first-generation Xbox game console in 2001. It was the first game console launched by an American company since Atari Jaguar ceased to sell in 1996. More than 24 million units were eventually sold.

Windows NT 3.5 is the second generation product of Microsoft that was launched on September 21, 1994, and belongs to the Windows NT product line. The code name is “Daytona”.

According to the latest news from theverge today, the source code of Microsoft’s first-generation Xbox game console and Windows NT 3.5 was leaked, and the source code was verified to be a real file, not a fake to attract attention.

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The leaked source code of the first-generation Xbox game console includes Xbox development tools, emulators, internal documents, and kernel files. Netizens judged from the code in the kernel file that the first-generation Xbox game console system kernel is based on Windows 2000.

Unfortunately, even if we obtained the source code of the first-generation Xbox game console, we could not run the Xbox OS in the emulator, and only more than 40 of the more than 900 games of the first-generation Xbox could run on the leaked emulator. Of course, it is not ruled out that there is a possibility that programming gods can make Xbox OS run on ordinary computers.