PS1 Games On The Xbox Series X Look Amazing in 4K!

Running PS1 games at 4K on the Xbox Series X is now possible using the Awesome emulator known at DuckStation!

The DuckStation emulator will also work on the Xbox series S, Xbox One, and Xbox One X in Dev mode. THIS VIDEO IS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES ONLY!

here again today we’re going to be
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taking a look at some 4k ps1 emulation
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on the xbox series x this will also work
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on the series s the xbox one x the xbox
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one s and uh all of the other xbox ones
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out there but you might not be able to
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do 4k with the older versions i know for
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a fact on the new series s and x it will
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do 4k and i’ve had a really great time
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with this emulator a few months back i
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did a couple videos showing you how to
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set up this exact emulator on android
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and windows but it’s finally been
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brought over to the xbox with their uwp
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app x images uh you can get this from
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github i will leave a link in the
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description my xbox series x is in dev
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mode right now as making this video i
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have not found a way to get this working
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in retail mode so you will have to be in
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dev mode with your xbox but uh if you’re
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into playstation 1 emulation you
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definitely want to check this out and
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another awesome feature that duckstation
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offers for the xbox is the ability to
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add your bios and games to external usb
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drive or usb flash drive with this
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emulator here at least at the time of
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making this video we do not have to
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install those to the internal storage of
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the xbox we can basically run everything
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off of an external hard drive or usb
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drive and duct station was recently
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updated to support pvp files so we no
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longer have to just use our bin and q
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files before i move over to my screen
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recorder i just wanted to give you a
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look at some of these games running in
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4k this is one of my favorite racing
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games colin mcrae rally 2.0 we’re at 4k
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but this game is internally locked at
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30. it still looks absolutely amazing
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and by the end of this video i will show
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you some native resolution screenshots
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versus 4k because it definitely makes a
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huge difference and in my experience it
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especially makes a big difference with
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racing games and i’m a big fan of racing
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games on the playstation one so bringing
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the internal resolution up on the games
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that i personally like to play just kind
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of turn it into a whole new experience
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it doesn’t change the gameplay at all it
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just really brings that visual fidelity
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up and uh it makes me want to play these
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games over and over and over
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and even when it comes to the harder to
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emulate games like bloody roar 2 these
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systems can play these at full speed
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even upscale to 4k here’s bloody roar 2
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i did have to turn the sound off due to
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copyright and music but as you can see
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here it’s running flawlessly now what i
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want to do is just plug this into my
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game capture so we can get a better look
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at the screen and i do want to show you
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some differences between native
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resolution versus upscaling to 4k on the
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xbox
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okay so like i mentioned this only works
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in dev mode as i’m making this video so
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you will need a developer account you’ll
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have to put your xbox in dev mode then
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you can head over to the duck station
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github and download the uwp file
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then you’ll transfer this over to the
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xbox using the remote access portal
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basically all you do is you type in your
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ip address once you’re in dev mode
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inside of any browser and you can easily
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transfer the duck station uwp on over
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once it’s transferred over you can use a
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usb drive to place your bios files and
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games that works with ben and q and now
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pbp
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i’m going to go ahead and launch it here
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and from the main menu we’re going to go
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to settings
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now this can be intimidating just taking
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a look at all of the settings in here
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but if you just want to do some
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upscaling there’s only a couple things
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you need to do we’re going to head over
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here to the enhancement settings
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internal resolution scale we’re at 1x
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now that’s the native resolution of the
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playstation 1
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and we can actually go all the way up to
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uh
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16x but this isn’t going to handle it 9x
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is 4k that’s what i’m going to be
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sticking with there are texture
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filtering options in here i mean just
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kind of read through it gives you a
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description uh you might like the look
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of a different texture filter personally
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i like leaving it at nearest neighbor it
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looks great at 4k for me another setting
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you might want to mess around with is
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console settings and from here we can
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basically overclock the playstation’s
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emulated cpu speed it’s set at 100 right
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out of the box but you can go up to 500
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and this is going to smooth out your
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game so uh a lot of the games that are
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locked at 30 might run at 28 but with a
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500 overclock you can get that to run at
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30 kind of the same thing with 60 fps
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games it might be running at you know 58
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56 with overclocking the ps1’s emulated
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cpu speed this will smooth everything
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out for you
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and when it comes to getting your bios
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and games loaded up from a usb drive or
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a usb hard drive that’s also pretty
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simple with duck station from the
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settings menu for our games we’re going
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to go over to game list settings add
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search directory and from here parent
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directory all the way until we see our
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plugged in usb drive
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mine is e
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roms that’s what i named mine and all of
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my games are located in here i’m going
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to use this directory that way once we
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exit back out here we can open our games
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list and all of our games are going to
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be located here from that usb drive
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we haven’t loaded up the bios yet so
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what we’re going to do is head back to
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settings from the top we’re going to
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head over to bio settings and from here
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i have my usbio set up you can set up
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your japanese and european but kind of
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the same thing with the games list our
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bios directory parent directory all the
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way back to our usb drive mine’s drive e
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i’ve got a folder called bios and i’m
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just going to use this directory that
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way when we want to set our bios’s like
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the japanese bios
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you can choose it from here
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i’ve already set my usbios and we also
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have the european bios that we can set
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up
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so that’s actually ready to go now we
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can just open up our games list because
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we already set it up and uh start
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playing a game
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remember we’re still at 4k here tony
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hawk pro skater 2 uh one of the best
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skateboarding games and i know this is
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available on you know higher end
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consoles but i still like playing on
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playstation one that’s what i originally
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bought it on back in the day and with
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this upscale on it just makes it so much
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better
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press select it’ll bring us to the menu
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exit game
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so yeah the developers of duck station
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have done an absolutely amazing job with
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this emulator when it comes to android
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windows and now xbox this is definitely
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one of my favorite ps1 emulators and if
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you’re interested in getting this set up
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on your android tablet or phone or even
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your windows pc i’ll leave links to my
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tutorials in the description but what
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i’ve done here is just taken a couple
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screenshots from games that the native
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ps1 resolution versus 4k and i just kind
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of wanted to show you the difference
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here
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all right so here’s spyro year of the
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dragon native resolution
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and here’s 4k
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cleans all the jaggies up here’s a side
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by side comparison over on the left
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native over on the right 4k
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colin mcrae dirt rally 2 native
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resolution
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4k
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and a comparison doing a visual
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comparison in a youtube video really
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doesn’t do it justice because we do have
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some compression when i upload this
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video even though it’s 4k so i highly
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suggest at least testing this out on
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your windows pc it’ll work on linux
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windows it even works on android going
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up to 4k really depends on how powerful
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that device is but it really does make a
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huge difference
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so overall i’ve had a really great
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experience running my playstation 1
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games at 4k with duck station on the
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xbox series x i’ve also tested it on the
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series s it works just as well there i
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personally haven’t tested it on the xbox
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one or the xbox one x but you know i’m
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sure it would run at least 1080p on both
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of those maybe 1440 and maybe on the
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xbox one x you can do 4k but i know that
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1080p should work really well over there
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and it’s still going to make a huge
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difference from the native going to
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1080p but that’s gonna wrap this video
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up i just really wanted to show this off
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i thought it was an awesome step forward
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for emulation on the new xboxes or on
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xbox in general if you’re interested in
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trying out duck station on your xbox or
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your android device or even your windows
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pc or laptop i will leave a few links in
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the description if there’s anything else
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you want to see running on the series x

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