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  1. Thomas Dewangga's Avatar
    This is my stupid question. Can I play Xbox game like Halo 5, Gears of Wars, or other great Xbox games in my Windows 10 laptop without any Xbox console?

    FYI, I don't have Xbox console, but I want to play a lot. I'm used to think that if I have Xbox app in my W10, so I can play any Xbox games that I have without owning the console. Is that possible or just in my dreams?
    09-04-2015 03:51 PM
  2. stevesu's Avatar
    Sorry, you'll need the console to play the games you listed. You CAN play the games, listed with xbox in the title and get your gamer points! There are some pretty neat games, but they aren't Halo 5, GOW, etc.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    09-04-2015 04:04 PM
  3. sinime's Avatar
    Xbox consol games cannot be played on a PC (except for streamed from an Xbox). However, many of the games have PC versions. Gears of war for example is available on PC... And the upcoming Fallout 4 will be available "soon".
    Ed Boland likes this.
    09-04-2015 04:06 PM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    edited: double post!

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    09-04-2015 04:36 PM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yeah, what they^^^ said... there's "Xbox games", that play only on the actual console, and then there's "PC games with Xbox achievements". The latter, you can find in the Windows store, Such as Age of Empires: Castle Siege, Asphalt 8 Airborne, and Modern Combat 5: Blackout, for example, all which have Xbox achievements built in, and are accessible from within the Xbox App on Windows 10.

    One of the cool things about the Xbox App on Windows 10, is that if you do have the Xbox One, you can stream games from it to your Windows 10 PC.

    All of the PC games in the Windows Store that are compatible with Xbox achievements, and the Xbox app will have the green bar across the top of it's icon/tile like this:

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    Then there's regular PC games, like mentioned above. These are the real PC games, and not just the "app games" that you'd find in the Windows store. Most of these won't have Xbox achievements, but are on par, and some even better quality than their Xbox console counterpart. That is of course all dependent on what kind of PC gaming hardware you're utilizing.
    stevesu and Ben Levi Giron like this.
    09-04-2015 04:40 PM
  6. Ed Boland's Avatar
    And the upcoming Fallout 4 will be available "soon".
    Yes Sir, I'm looking forward to that one for the PC, as well as the new DOOM!

    Also still waiting for Half Life 3 :D
    sinime likes this.
    09-04-2015 04:46 PM
  7. Thomas Dewangga's Avatar
    Well then, I hope many great and new Xbox games will come to PC platform. In Indonesia Xbox console is so rare and if it does it will cost more than in US. I used to be the pirate games but now I want to buy the original one.

    Anyone knows if Halo 5 will come to PC? I love the video teaser they have.
    09-04-2015 11:30 PM
  8. tinybram123's Avatar
    Actually, YES YOU CAN! all you need is to download/run the game via the disk with a DVD/CD ROM player , and then find the folder in which the disk is playing . next you need to right click on the disk file, go to properties, and click on the Hardware tab. Then you go down under Name (which will appear under All disk drives: ) and find the disk drive again (it will appear as the same name as the disk file, and the type will appear as DVD/CD-...). then click on it, and find and click the Properties button in the bottom right (above OK, Cancel, and Apply) then click on the Details tab. then you need to select Device description, and select capabilities under the dropdown menu. next, select CM_DEVCAP_RAWDEVIDEOK under Value. this will allow your computer to read the raw data of the disk no matter what type of disk it is. now all you need to do is exit out of the windows that you opened (click OK, and then OK again). NOW YOU CAN RUN THE GAME!!! (you will need a controller though.)

    Thanks and I hope this worked!!

    -tinybram123
    11-19-2016 05:05 PM
  9. tinybram123's Avatar
    Yes you can!
    11-19-2016 05:06 PM
  10. Matt Brown's Avatar
    As of right now, the following Xbox One games can be played on Windows 10 through Xbox Play Anywhere.

    Forza Horizon 3
    Gears of War 4
    Killer Instinct
    ReCore
    Everspace
    11-30-2016 09:31 AM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Actually, YES YOU CAN! all you need is to download/run the game via the disk with a DVD/CD ROM player , and then find the folder in which the disk is playing . next you need to right click on the disk file, go to properties, and click on the Hardware tab. Then you go down under Name (which will appear under All disk drives: ) and find the disk drive again (it will appear as the same name as the disk file, and the type will appear as DVD/CD-...). then click on it, and find and click the Properties button in the bottom right (above OK, Cancel, and Apply) then click on the Details tab. then you need to select Device description, and select capabilities under the dropdown menu. next, select CM_DEVCAP_RAWDEVIDEOK under Value. this will allow your computer to read the raw data of the disk no matter what type of disk it is. now all you need to do is exit out of the windows that you opened (click OK, and then OK again). NOW YOU CAN RUN THE GAME!!! (you will need a controller though.)

    Thanks and I hope this worked!!

    -tinybram123
    Does this actually work ? Taking any Xbox One game, dropping it on a PC and doing this and your able to play it ? WHAT ????
    12-03-2016 10:16 AM
  12. ads13's Avatar
    Actually, YES YOU CAN! all you need is to download/run the game via the disk with a DVD/CD ROM player , and then find the folder in which the disk is playing . next you need to right click on the disk file, go to properties, and click on the Hardware tab. Then you go down under Name (which will appear under All disk drives: ) and find the disk drive again (it will appear as the same name as the disk file, and the type will appear as DVD/CD-...). then click on it, and find and click the Properties button in the bottom right (above OK, Cancel, and Apply) then click on the Details tab. then you need to select Device description, and select capabilities under the dropdown menu. next, select CM_DEVCAP_RAWDEVIDEOK under Value. this will allow your computer to read the raw data of the disk no matter what type of disk it is. now all you need to do is exit out of the windows that you opened (click OK, and then OK again). NOW YOU CAN RUN THE GAME!!! (you will need a controller though.)

    Thanks and I hope this worked!!

    -tinybram123
    Can you please upload the tutorial of non-UWP Xbox game? I still cannot believe it..
    Last edited by Aman Deep Singh; 12-03-2016 at 12:25 PM.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    12-03-2016 12:14 PM
  13. tubesarmey's Avatar
    Wow! that's great
    12-03-2016 01:24 PM
  14. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Microsoft is working towards a unified platform with Windows 10.

    "Xbox" is less of a console now and more of a gaming brand. Still it will be a challenge for Microsoft to shed that console image.

    There are plenty of games that are still exclusive to the Xbox console (this was prior to the unification initiative) but moving forward there will be many new games that are "Play Anywhere" (such as Gears of War 4, ReCore, Forza Horizon just to name a few)
    Drael646464 likes this.
    12-07-2016 07:41 AM
  15. Maku Maku's Avatar
    Does this actually work ? Taking any Xbox One game, dropping it on a PC and doing this and your able to play it ? WHAT ????
    Sure, this will not work because this tutorial has been written down from YouTube joke channel named ThioJoe. As ThioJoe is saying in his videos that he's only making fun for people (you are) then I assume that those videos are fake. So, yeah, don't believe in heart those ones. :)

    Also, what I didn't mention is that one video is about making your monitor run at 144 Hz which is impossible for a 60 Hz monitor as long as you don't plan on updating your monitors firmware and he's saying that you need empty batteries for that to rub your VGA cable. That's just... hilarious. So that says everything about this channel, I think.

    So, sorry guys when you believed those videos then you are pretty much R.I.P.-ped off.
    03-27-2017 03:16 PM

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