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    Default Xbox... with a gdrom.

    http://www.system16.com/sega/hrdw_chihiro.html#vc3

    a CHIHIRO xbox machine.

    honestly i dont really know what it does... but i did notice that it uses a sega gd-rom. interesting stuff.



    HARDWARE DESCRIPTION - X-BOX BASED
    System : X-Box based configuration.
    CPU : Intel Pentium III 733MHz (133MHz FSB)
    Graphics : nVidia XChip 200MHz (based on the nVidia GeForce 3)
    Sound Hardware :
    1. Cirrus Logic CS4630 Stream Processor (20-bit DAC, programmable to handle 3D sound streams, 2D sound (including DLS-compatible MIDI), MP3 acceleration, Sensaura environmental effects, and other functions)
    2. Other sounds may be generated by the CPU via software engines.
    3. nVidia nForce (Real time Dolby Digital 5.1 encoding)
    RAM : Upgradable Module, from 64MB upwards (Outrun 2 has 512MB)
    Media : Sega GD-Rom
    Polygons : 125M Polys/sec (Theoretical Maximum)
    Rendering Speed : 4.0 G pixel/sec
    Features : Programmable vertex and pixel shading, hardware Transform & Lighting engine, Quincunx FSAA, Anisotropic filtering, bump mapping, hardware lighting, particle effects, other standard 3D features).


    Pictures : Network Router
    Emulators : None

    THE KNOWN CHIHIRO GAME LIST

    Crazy Taxi High Roller
    Ollie King
    Outrun 2 The House of the Dead III
    Virtua Cop 3

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    Default Re: Xbox... with a gdrom.

    More info:

    Sammaza from Xbox-Scene writes..
    ...after many attempts at dumping the gd-rom from the arcade machine....we were able to get the 908Megs of info dumped!!
    SURPRISE! it has default.xbe

    It's just an xbox game!! made x-iso with Q-wix... and booted straight up!!

    ... the funny thing is that in the crazy taxi III dump... they have "back" button as coin button... lol... just like mame... it uses the triggers and d-pad just like the retail xbox version does... plays fine from hdd/avalaunch, service switch is start button.
    read on at http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=271236

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    Default Re: Xbox... with a gdrom.

    Not entirely surprising considering Chihiro is the arcade version of Xbox. They're just using a GD-ROM because it is cheaper than a ROM board. The thing is, most arcade units with GD-ROMs only use the GD-ROM at power up to load the game into inexpensive RAM (once per day, essentially).

    If this *does* run on a standard Xbox, that means they're using either a HD or the GD-ROM for streaming data as needed. Sega has never used the GD-ROM like that before, because an optical drive will just burn itself out after a while of constant use. HDs are better, but they still don't have the longevity you usually want in an arcade unit. So I don't know what to make of this without more info.

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