How to Play Forza Horizon 1 on PC with Xenia Canary
Forza Horizon 1 is a racing game that was released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 console. It is the first game in the Forza Horizon series, which is a spin-off of the Forza Motorsport series. The game features an open-world environment based on Colorado, where players can participate in various events and explore the map. The game received critical acclaim for its graphics, gameplay, soundtrack, and online features.
However, Forza Horizon 1 is not officially available for PC, and it is no longer sold on the Xbox Store. If you want to play this game on your PC, you will need to use an emulator that can run Xbox 360 games. One of the best emulators for this purpose is Xenia Canary, which is a fork of the original Xenia emulator with improved performance and compatibility. In this article, we will show you how to download, install, and configure Xenia Canary to play Forza Horizon 1 on PC.
Before we proceed, we want to make it clear that we do not condone or encourage any illegal or unethical use of Forza Horizon 1 or any other game. Downloading and playing Forza Horizon 1 on PC may violate the terms and conditions of Microsoft, the developer of Xbox 360, and Playground Games, the developer of Forza Horizon 1, and may expose your PC to viruses, malware, or other security risks. We are not responsible for any damage or loss that may result from following this guide. Use it at your own risk.
To play Forza Horizon 1 on PC with Xenia Canary, you will need the following:
A PC with Windows 10 operating system (64-bit).
A CPU that supports AVX instructions (Intel Sandy Bridge or newer, AMD Bulldozer or newer).
A GPU that supports Vulkan API (Nvidia Kepler or newer, AMD GCN or newer).
At least 8 GB of RAM and 10 GB of free disk space.
An internet connection to download the files.
A software to extract compressed files, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip.
A software to mount ISO files, such as Daemon Tools or PowerISO.
A copy of Forza Horizon 1 game disc or ISO file.
A copy of Forza Horizon 1 title update file.
Follow these steps to play Forza Horizon 1 on PC with Xenia Canary:
Download the Xenia Canary emulator from this link. Choose the latest version and download the zip file.
Extract the downloaded zip file using WinRAR or 7-Zip. You will get a folder named xenia-canary-master-xxxxxxx (where xxxxxxx is a number).
Open the extracted folder and run xenia-canary.exe as administrator. You will see a window with some settings and options.
Click on File and then Open. Browse to the location where you have your Forza Horizon 1 game disc or ISO file. Select it and click on Open.
The game will start loading. You may see some messages about missing keys or patches. Ignore them and wait for the game to launch.
If the game runs too fast or too slow, you can adjust the vsync interval in the settings. Click on Edit and then Config. Find vsync_interval = 16 and change it to a lower or higher value depending on your preference. A lower value means faster speed and a higher value means slower speed.
If you want to play the game in full screen mode, press Alt + Enter on your keyboard.
If you want to apply patches to improve the graphics and performance of the game, you will need to download the Xenia Game Patches from this link. Choose the latest version and download the zip file.
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