Halo 3 PC artwork

Xenia, the best Xbox 360 emulator, can now run Halo 3 with 30fps via the Vulkan API

Back in May, we informed you about Xenia, the best Xbox 360 emulator that is currently under development, booting Halo 3. And today, we are happy to report that this emulator can run Halo 3 with 30fps via the Vulkan API.

Unfortunately, though, there are still a lot of graphical glitches that have not been resolved yet. In fact, Halo 3 does not look at all like Halo 3 due to all the graphical glitches you will witness below. Still, it’s pretty amazing that the game can run with 30fps.

YouTube’s “Emulators for PC” has used an Intel Xeon e3-1240 V2 @ 3.6 GHz (MB MSI Z77A-G45) with 8GB of DDR3-1866 MHz RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1050ti. XENIA 1.04-ML-Custom-Build (based on build 1.0.1367) was used in order to capture this footage.

Here is hoping that the Xenia team will be able to resolve the graphical glitches and will further improve performance in future versions.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

XENIA 1.04ML [Xbox 360] - Halo 3 [30FPS-Ingame] Vulkan api #1

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email