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I'm considering throwing ubuntu onto my xbox 360, but wanted to know if it'd be able to handle a single game, League of Legends.

I'm guessing no, not because the hardware isn't capable, but because there are no drivers good enough for the graphics needed. Curious though as to if it's possible as I currently am unable to play it on this pc (too outdated).

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Xbox 360 is a tri-core and has 512MB of GDDR3 clocked at 700MHz. It is shared between the CPU and GPU via unified memory architecture It doesn't have to run a desktop environment or even an X server or many hardware drivers.

The GPU its self is called a Xenos. The GPU package contains two separate silicon dies, each on a 90 nm chip with a clock speed of 500 MHz; the GPU proper and a 10 MB eDRAM daughter-die. Thanks to the daughter die, the Xenos can do 4x FSAA, z-buffering, and alpha blending with no appreciable performance penalty on the GPU.

This is how it is able to play games the way it does.

So if you load the xbox up with Ubuntu, an X Server and a DE, there isn't going to be enough of that 512MB to run a game on a system that isn't using drivers designed for the hardware.

So I am afraid you have guessed right, it is a no go on the Xbox. You will have to invest on some upgrade for your machine. And even if you do, you will still have to run the games via wine, which may cause problems within its self.

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THat's a lot of amazing detail – Jonathan Leaders Feb 14 '15 at 5:34
What can I say, I'm an XBox man! lol – BiggJJ Feb 14 '15 at 10:57

You basically guessed right: it won't work. League of Legends doesn't even have a native Linux client. So, you'd basically trying to emulate something on a platform that's not even supported by the hardware to begin with.

The only "real" hack is Free60 but it looks dormant. I'd just drop the $400 on a laptop that can play it. It really doesn't take much.

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Oh I have a computer that can play it, I was just curious as to if I could force the xbox to as well... – Eric Jun 27 '13 at 3:02
You'd be hard pressed to do so. As it is, Wine (which is what you'd need to run it on Linux) is very picky with hardware. – Nathan C Jun 27 '13 at 9:52

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