20 July 2010

Microsoft Points Converter

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Microsoft Points are the Global Currency used for Xbox Live, Games for Windows, Windows Live Gallery and Zune Marketplace by Microsoft. While many question their implementation. The reason of their existence is because it was easy to set up and track at the time of their introduction compared to handling credit card transactions and fees. But more importantly because as a Virtual Currency; It is immune to Dollar Exchange Rate fluctuations with the local currencies of the all the countries where the services mentioned above have to be supported.

In the U.S.A, 80 Microsoft Points translates to 1 Dollar. But once you have things costing 150, 250, 300, 350, 450. Many consider it a hassle to handle the conversions of what the real cost is. This is only more of a hassle if you happen to be outside of the USA. unless you got a Microsoft Points Calculator.

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Microsoft Points Converter is a .NET 4.0  based Open Source Portable App from Codeplex by Jaime Keeling. That lets you convert any amount of Microsoft Points into actual Money. 

It also comes with a quick predefined guide of Microsoft Points common amounts, that show you their equivalence to real money.

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The best part of the app is that it got international support. So you can use it to calculate Microsoft Points worth if you live in any of the following supported countries:

  • 1.-United States
  • 2.-Canada
  • 3.-Mexico
  • 4.-United Kingdom
  • 5.-Australia
  • 6.-Japan
  • 7.-Singapore
  • 8.-India
  • 9.-Taiwan
  • 10.-Norway
  • 11.-Sweden
  • 12.-Switzerland
  • 13.-El Salvador
  • 14.-Europe Union

It is a self contained portable app, so it don’t requires any installation of any kind. The only thing you need to use it, is to have a the .NET 4.0 Framework installed. It works in XP, Vista & 7.

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Microsoft Points Converter Info

Microsoft Points Converter                                    <— Direct Download Link 

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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

cool but it looks like somethin iv seen before, u sure u didnt rip it off somethin

Avatar X said...

@Anon:

If you mean the app. i didn't made that one. That was James Keeling to who i credit in the post.

If you mean the post. No, because i was the first to write about this app in particular.

But, thanks for the comment.

Jamie said...

It hasn't been ripped off, the only apps that do this kind of thing are based on a website using Javascript for example.

I created this on my own and I can assure you there is no plagiarism.

- Jamie Keeling

generator said...

Please let this work for me!

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