How to Play Naruto: The Broken Bond on PC with Xenia Emulator
Naruto: The Broken Bond is a 2008 Xbox 360 game that is based on the popular anime series Naruto. It is the sequel to Naruto: Rise of a Ninja and covers episodes 81-135 of the anime. The game features a brand new teamwork system and a roster of 30 playable characters with an overhauled combat system and a new online ranking system[^1^] [^2^].
If you are a fan of Naruto and want to play this game on your PC, you might be wondering if there is a way to do so. The answer is yes, thanks to the Xenia emulator. Xenia is an open-source Xbox 360 emulator that can run many Xbox 360 games on Windows 10 PCs. However, not all games are fully compatible or playable with Xenia, so you might encounter some issues or glitches along the way.
In this article, we will show you how to play Naruto: The Broken Bond on PC with Xenia emulator. We will also provide some tips and tricks to improve the performance and fix some common problems. Please note that you will need a legal copy of the game and a powerful PC to run Xenia emulator smoothly.
Step 1: Download and Install Xenia Emulator
The first step is to download and install Xenia emulator on your PC. You can get the latest version of Xenia from its official website: https://xenia.jp/. There are two versions of Xenia available: Xenia Master and Xenia Canary. Xenia Master is the stable version that supports most games, while Xenia Canary is the experimental version that has more features and updates, but might be less stable or compatible. For Naruto: The Broken Bond, we recommend using Xenia Canary, as it has better performance and graphics for this game[^3^].
Once you have downloaded the Xenia Canary zip file, extract it to a folder of your choice. You will see a file named xenia-canary.exe inside the folder. This is the main executable file that you will use to launch Xenia emulator.
Step 2: Configure Xenia Emulator Settings
Before you run Xenia emulator, you might want to tweak some settings to optimize it for Naruto: The Broken Bond. To do so, open the xenia-canary.config file with a text editor like Notepad. This file contains various options that you can change to customize your emulation experience.
Here are some settings that we recommend changing for Naruto: The Broken Bond:
license_mask = 1 (This enables online features for some games)
use_haswell_instructions = true (This improves CPU performance for some games)
gpu_allow_invalid_fetch_constants = true (This fixes some graphical glitches for some games)
draw_resolution_scale_x = 1 (This sets the horizontal resolution scale factor)
draw_resolution_scale_y = 1 (This sets the vertical resolution scale factor)
vsync_interval = 16 (This sets the vsync interval in microseconds)
apply_patches = true (This enables custom patches for some games)
You can also change other settings according to your preference, such as audio volume, controller layout, keyboard mapping, etc. For more information about each setting, you can check the comments in the xenia-canary.config file or visit the Xenia wiki: https://github.com/xenia-project/xenia/wiki.
Step 3: Run Naruto: The Broken Bond on PC with Xenia Emulator
Now that you have configured Xenia emulator, you are ready to run Naruto: The Broken Bond on PC. To do so, double-click on the xenia-canary.exe file to launch Xenia emulator. You will see a window with a list of Xbox 360 games that you have installed on your PC. If you don't see Naruto: The Broken Bond in the 29c81ba772