Artifact Details

Title

Xbox debug kit

Catalog Number

102718658

Type

Physical object

Date

2000 ca.

Manufacturer

Microsoft Corporation

Place Manufactured

Mexico

Identifying Numbers

Other number 0050 452500141313502 On the bottom of the object.
Serial number 100332513502

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/2 in x 13 in x 10 1/2 in

Description

This specialized system allowed game developers for the original Xbox (2001-2005) to create, run and test their software. It is meant to be used with an external Xbox console with a special development BIOS. Such kits were highly sought after by developers who could not develop games for the Xbox without it. Obtaining a development kit early in the software creation process could mean the difference between commercial success or failure.

Category

Digital computer/development system

Credit

Gift of Laurence Scott

Lot Number

X7058.2014