The DVD emulator is a feature of Development Kits. It enables a developer to create and test for DVD remastering. This means deciding which files to store on the DVD and where on the disk to store them (layout). this is then tested using the DVD emulator software, and hardware for loading speeds and possibly potential faults that could occur.
The Hardware required for this was a Developement kit, (with the DVD emulation board) some sort of scsi cable, and an XDK-Raptor card. The complete kit, a Raptor PCI Scsi card and Hardisk was numbered: 940-75004 Rev.01 two or more versions of the PCI scsi card are known:
- 700-75307 Rev.01
- 700-75307 Rev 03 Assemblergames(posibly same as rev1?)
The software was bundled with the official xdk software and a (40GB ?)Hardisk was connected to the Raptorcard where the DVD mastering image was stored on. This wasn't the fastest way to get an executable to the Xbox for development, and is useless for Homebrew. [FIXME]