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August 14th, 2006, 13:40
Ok im buying an xbox 360, i am wondering how the acheivments and point system works, is it that the points that you can buy are the same thing as the acheivment points ? Srry for the noob question but i am confused. :confused:

August 14th, 2006, 13:59
Is to do with how far into a game you get. So if you pass the first level you recieve some acheivment points, if you unlock something them more acheivment points and so. Unfortunately you can't but them.

August 14th, 2006, 14:22
Ok, then what do these acheivment points do for you, or are they just for show ? There are points that you can buy, like this, these arnt the same as the acheivement points then ?

August 14th, 2006, 14:42
the points (MS point) you buy is a currency for xbox live, for buying extras.

the acheivment point are points you get for games, there is 1000 points i each game, and you usally give about 50-150 points for doing certain things (like getting a hidden item or clearing a level on hard mode etc

acheivment point are really for compareing to your mates to see who is the best gamer ( you can actually compare points game by game with your mates)

August 14th, 2006, 14:44
ok, thanks for the help, i bought dead Rising and im picking my xbox up on wendsday, i also have the new tomb raider and topspin, i cant wait to get online and play!

August 14th, 2006, 15:02
I have one more question, when i wantto play my old xbox games do i just pop them in and i can play, or is there somthing i have to do first?

August 14th, 2006, 15:17
you need the harddrive and you will have to download the latest version of the xbox emulator, but i think this is all automatic

August 14th, 2006, 15:19
Ok thats great, im getting the premium edition with the hard drive, now i cant wait to play halo 2 online, whooo, my parents wouldnt let me have/get a credit card to play, on my old xbox, now im ready to get my ass kicked by players all over the world, instead of just my friends. Thanks for all the help.

August 14th, 2006, 15:33
don't for get to send a friend request to me Darksaviour69 and i will send you a clan invite for dcemu ;)

August 14th, 2006, 15:44
Ok sweet, sounds like fun, im not that great at halo, but i plan to play a hellavau lot once i get my xbox.

August 14th, 2006, 16:42
Ok, this is my last question, i promise, does the old xbox memory card work with the new xbox, so i can transfer my game saves ?

August 14th, 2006, 16:56
hmmm thats a good question, i don't think they do

August 14th, 2006, 17:08
transfer my old GTA games, i put a lot of work into those, also then my brother will let me pawn my old xbox. it kinda sucks that you cant transfer, but i guess i can just keep the old xbox.

August 14th, 2006, 17:09
You could mod the living crap out if it too! :D

August 14th, 2006, 17:14
i think you maybe able to tranfer the saves to a pc and then your xbox360 hd to you p.c. but this is all guessing

August 14th, 2006, 17:16
If you have that XBox gameshark, then you can transfer saves to PC. I also heard these guys got XBox saves on a PSP memory stick.

August 14th, 2006, 17:25
Wow, if i could do that it would be sweet i have a 2 gig PSP memory stick, if anyone knows a way to get the xbox game saves off of the x box please speak up. Plus im going to have to reload the halo map pack, but thats ok, it will all be worth it in the end :)

August 14th, 2006, 17:27
It's actually way easier than I thought. No soldering or anything! :eek:

August 14th, 2006, 19:47
Ooooh that sounds good, ill check it out, thanks, i dodnt really want to wreck anything yet, or at all for that matter

August 14th, 2006, 19:48
Your welcome. I hope it all works out. ;)

August 14th, 2006, 19:50
I dont know where to get a Xbox USB adapter, but i guess ill just keep the old xbox, and start new games on the 360.

August 16th, 2006, 03:38
ok there is like a xbox live shop that you can buy points and with points you can buy games themes and more stuff and there is achivments for xbox 360 games you unlock something everything you do its hard to explain but if you get a 360 made sure you get play it and charge for controllers because the battery goes out in three days..:P

August 16th, 2006, 04:36
ok heres another thing

Its very misleading i also was expecting to play xbox live against friends right at of the box on the free xbox live silver

but you can only play online in gold.. (1 free month, 3 profiles)

the free silver only alows u to download free stuff and send messages but not actualy play online

August 16th, 2006, 19:10
Thanks alot every one, i did my reasearch and, i knew that you cant play online out of the box, well 1 month, but thanks, im buying a year subscription and such thanks again for the help!