How to Play Xbox One Games on PC
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How to Play Xbox One Games on PC

September 12, 2019


Hey guys I’m ThioJoe and if you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered, if it was all possible to play a console game disc on your PC. It sure would be nice and for a while I thought it was impossible but recently I figured out there’s a way you actually can do it and it’s really easy and that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do in this video. I’m going to show you how to play a Xbox One game on the PC. Now obviously Microsoft does not want you to know how to do this and they don’t even want you to know it’s possible. But it is possible with a little bit of know-how. You see, game discs are just computer programs but they are protected from “DRM” licensing software that sort of thing, to make sure that they are only playable on their respective consoles it will be really bad for business if you could play a game disc on any console because then you wouldn’t have to buy the respective one and make more money for the company. But there is a way for your computer to actually bypass that protection on Windows so that you can play it like a normal game and it completely ignores any of that protection and runs it just like a console would. And it’s important to note that we are not going be damaging the disc it’s still going to be usable on your console we are just disabling the protection on computer side so we are no changing anything on the disc at all. So let’s go to the computer and I will show you exactly how to change this setting It’s surprisingly easy, only takes a couple of seconds really. and I will demonstrate how you can boot into a Xbox One game right from your PC Okay, so I am at the computer right now and you just want to go to wherever it shows you all the discs and that sort of thing. It’s called “This PC” in Windows 10 It’s called “My Computer” in previous versions This doesn’t really matter. I have the Xbox One game disc inserted already And it is “Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag ™” This is what you would see, it doesn’t really show anything. because obviously it is not meant to run on PC. If you double click it to try to run it, nothing happens You can’t really see any files in here, just a couple of images and that sorta thing. This is what you would see before you changed the setting. Now, what you need to do is actually right click once after the game disc is installed on the disc drive it is in. You go to properties after right clicking, then you go to Hardware then you go down and find the disc drive again and go to properties then you go to Details and this is where we are going to find the setting to change. Now you want to go to Capabilities and then the is the default setting that is selected already, it is just a bunch of gibberish, it doesn’t do anything what we want to select is CM_DEVCAP_RAWDEVICEOK. Now this basically is going to allow the disc to read the raw data no matter what type of disc it is it is going to bypass any protection, it doesn’t even look at the type of disc so just reading the raw data doesn’t care that it is supposed to be for Xbox One So make sure that is selected and then click OK and then OK again. Now if we go to double-click it to run it. The game boots up, alright, so let’s make sure that it’s working. K Okay, so, just in the menu, waiting for it to boot up. Maybe get a game started, it is actually letting me use the keyboard which is surprising Some might let you use a keyboard, most probably will require a gamepad. Alright, we can actually boot into the game, it is starting to load. Yep Alright, so seems to be working okay And yep, alright, so we’re actually in the game. It’s going alright and it’s working fine so that’s all there is to it. Alright, so, as you saw it plays fine, and you can now boot your Xbox One games on your PC and play it like normal Now it is important to know that this is a console version of the game so You are not going to be able to have access to as many settings Like framerate, resolution maybe even graphics setting because those are usually fixed on the console. This is basically like playing a pure console port on the PC and you may have to actually use a gamepad that is plugged in through either Bluetooth or USB or else the game might not allow you to control it with a mouse and keyboard Sometimes games actually do have a PC version that allows for keyboard built in from a port but that isn’t always the case so you might have to take note of that and just have a gamepad ready. But,other than that, I hope you guys really enjoyed this video if you did, be sure to let us know how it goes in the comments section below and give that video a like so I know you guys enjoyed it If you want to continue watching, I’ve got some other videos on the right-hand side and you can just click those or look in the description for the same links like if you are on a phone and if you want to subscribe I make new videos Monday, Wednesday and Friday so I think it should be worth it. I am looking forward to hearing from you guys either in the comments section or on Twitter So, thanks for watching, I will see you next time. Have a good one.

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  1. can you play burnout paradise (it came out 2009 btw xbox360 game) edit:i put my forza horizon 3 disc in and its making wierd noises ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  2. So, when I insert the xbox one game (i tried minecraft) it doesn't show up on the drive (I am using dvd raw maybe that's why but I tried other cds and it did work like a video on a cd that I had still works) I just wait like years and nothing if I get it out of the dvd raw its just hot as crap. Should I try another game?

  3. The is when ThioJoe was ThioJoe, not the boring "normal" YouTuber he has become. It's a pity he went straight. I loved his comical videos..

  4. Does this actually work or is this a joke or prank? Everyone is making jokes, and I'm fucking scared now

    Edit: Aight nevermind

  5. you already explained that i can play xbox one games on pc. what about xbox one torrent downloads? how do i play it on pc??

  6. What about digital copy downloads? It makes no sense that I should have to buy the same game twice when it’s both purchased through Microsoft.

  7. this wont work for me, it says i need permission then i click allow and it says i dont have it, even though this is my PC and the only account is mine so i have all admin perms

  8. Question if let’s say I put it the Witcher 3 Xbox version in a pc and did what you told me would it give me the same options like the frame rate and performance modes?

  9. God damned Crackerjack, Mutherfucker Wasting my fucking time…Thanks Thio, I hope The AIDS are skin colored when they beat you up…(the band-aids)….nice video, I hope your computer gets lcd cancer…

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